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Public broadcaster grilled at Dlamini-Zum event

Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma lambasted the SABC for its recent mistakes including calling her “mini-Zuma“.

Bheki Cele event gets thumbs down

“We are more than ready for the president of the ANC to be a woman.”

Mashaba: 'military veterans' companies scored in Joburg broadband deal'

Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says that a preliminary probe into the purchase of a R1.3-billion fibre broadband network benefited companies linked to senior members of the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association.

Cape Town provides backdrop for new British TV drama

It’s 1965 in the Yemeni port of Aden‚ and as the swinging sixties deliver sexual liberation‚ feminism and The Beatles‚ a British army unit is fighting off an insurgency.

New HIV drug safer‚ more effective and cheaper

The new antiretrovirals South Africa will introduce in 2018 are cheaper‚ have far less side effects than current drugs and HIV cannot develop resistance to them.

South African teens among the world’s grumpiest in the morning

Two teenage sisters. One household. A yin-yang of moods.

Redi Tlhabi's twitter account hacked

Writer and radio host Redi Tlhabi’s twitter account‚ @reditlhabi‚ was hacked on Saturday morning‚ but she managed to reopen her account on Monday.

Newborn baby found wrapped in plastic bag inside cemetery

A newborn baby was found wrapped in a plastic bag inside the Brixton Cemetery in Johannesburg on Monday morning.

Dlamini-Zuma on the campaign trail in KZN

Chants of “mama” greeted presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma when she arrived at the town hall in Empangeni in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday.

'Fake ANC delegates' battle heads to court in Eastern Cape

Andile Zondi is a waste picker on the New England Landfill Site in Pietermaritzburg. The 38-year-old single father lives in Tamboville with his two daughters‚ aged six and 13. Collecting copper‚ brass‚ aluminium and tins‚ he has been able to pay for his children’s school fees‚ clothe them and buy groceries.

Picture of the day: Celebrities celebrate Heritage Day

Celebrities celebrate Heritage Day

City of Johannesburg to launch task team to probe illegal land invasions

City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has announced that he is to establish an independent task team to investigate allegations of political interference behind recent illegal land invasions in the city.

House of late struggle icon Maxeke falling apart

The late struggle icon Charlotte Maxeke’s house in Kliptown is falling apart despite promises that it will be turned into a heritage site.

Banyana mentor Ellis pays tribute to her charges after winning Cosafa Women’s Championship

Bulawayo - Banyana Banyana caretaker coach Desiree Ellis has paid tribute to her team's gallant effort after they beat Zimbabwe 2-1 to win the Cosafa Women’s Championship crown on Sunday.

Gigaba: There's no plot to raid the PIC

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has poured cold water over reports that National Treasury wants to use R100-billion of the funds in the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) to bail out State Owned Enterprises.

Zwelithini 'not paid what he deserves' as a king

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has lashed out at the provincial government‚ accusing them of failing to pay him what he deserves.

Suspects open fire on Flying Squad car‚ killing police officer

Gauteng police have launched a manhunt for suspects who opened fire on a Flying Squad vehicle in Soweto West just after midday on Sunday‚ killing one of the police officers.

Antonio Banderas ends SA visit on auction charity high

Acclaimed Hollywood director‚ producer and actor Antonio Banderas ended his four-day visit to South Africa this week on a high note when he spent more than R400‚000 at a gala charity auction on Thursday night – the bulk of the money on three artworks created by children at Nkosi’s Haven.

Homeless and in a wheelchair at 63

Zolile Ncapayi is 63 and unable to walk. He progressively lost the use of his legs over 30 years ago. He has a wheelchair‚ but it doesn’t work properly and it is almost useless on the gravel roads where he lives in Scenery Park‚ East London.

Masuluke’s goal nominated for Fifa’s Puskas Award

For the second year running a South African – Baroka FC goalkeeper Oscarine Masuluke – has been nominated for Fifa’s prestigious global Puskas Award for goal of the year.

Stofu to rock 'SA's Got Talent' show

Siphokazi Stofu has won the fight against TB to rise through the ranks as an aspirant opera singer.

Vimbs Momentous uses hip-hop to spread the gospel

One is not surprised when Vimbs Momentous introduces himself as a rapper, as he walks with a bouncing gait and garbs baggy jeans.

MEC Mashatile calls for calm in Lenasia after clashes

Gauteng MEC for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements Paul Mashatile has expressed shock at the loss of life of residents of Univille in Lenasia south of Johannesburg after violent clashes between the community and the Red Ants.

Abalone mafia targeting SA donkeys‚ says NatGeo investigation

With donkey skins worth up to R5‚300 each in China‚ abalone smugglers in South Africa are muscling in.

City Power contractor arrested for alleged corruption

An official working for a City Power contractor has been arrested for allegedly attempting to solicit a bribe of R3‚000 from a resident in Midrand‚ north of Johannesburg.

City of Joburg denies Lenasia deaths linked to eviction

The City of Johannesburg has denied evicting Lenasia residents‚ saying the incident that is believed to have led to the death of two people on Friday was a shack demolition.

Horror refereeing results in ludicrous end to Cape Town City victory

A series of horror refereeing decisions ensured a that pedestrian Premier Soccer League game between Cape Town City and Polokwane City on Friday night catapulted into a bizarre finish.

We'll publish Gupta 'kickback' findings‚ software giant promise

The findings of an investigation into whether software giant SAP paid kickbacks to Gupta-owned companies will be published at the end of October.

You dream of this as a little boy‚ says Proteas' new opener Markram

Aiden Markram has described being confirmed to open the batting with franchise teammate Dean Elgar against Bangladesh during the two-match test series starting in Potchefstroom on Thursday as a “dream come true”.

Student leader Bonginkosi Khanyile released‚ given stricter bail conditions

Student leader Bonginkosi Khanyile was released from police custody on Friday afternoon after several hours behind bars.

EFF demands answers after City of Jo’burg ‘red ant’ eviction leads to deaths

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) are demanding that Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba explain how two people were killed during an eviction from council-owned land in Lenasia on Friday.

SA Institute of Chartered Accountants speaks out about Gupta accounts

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants has thrown its weight behind calls for an independent judicial into the work that disgraced international auditing firm KPGM did for the Gupta family‚ including its dodgy report into the South African Revenue Service’s so-called “rogue unit”.

Join the virtual book club to liven up your daily Gautrain commute

Every day‚ twice a day‚ you’re trapped on the train with nothing to do. People around you either peer at whatever on social media or gaze at the passing landscape. So talking is out.

ANC still consulting legal team on next move in KZN provincial executive row

The ANC has yet to decide whether it will appeal a high court ruling that has declared the election of the KwaZulu-Natal provincial leadership unlawful.

Arrows are quick and dangerous‚ says Chiefs coach Komphela

Lamontville Golden Arrows’ quickness on the break is a concern for Kaizer Chiefs as the teams prepare to meet in Saturday evening’s Absa Premiership match at FNB Stadium (kickoff: 8pm).

Business Leadership SA suspends KPMG

Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) has suspended the membership of KPMG after launching an investigation into allegations of state capture that have ensnared the auditing firm.

Bangladesh want to show the world they can play in SA conditions

How the Senwes Park pitch is going to play out in Potchefstroom during the first Test between South Africa and Bangladesh next week is anyone’s guess‚ but the visitors are prepared any eventuality.

Guilty verdict stymies Silverman's career

Boxer Jared Silverman cannot fight in any boxing tournament sanctioned by Boxing SA because he has been found guilty of attempted murder, BSA's chief operations officer Cindy Nkomo has announced.

Sundowns keep their cool

North Africa is no place for sissies and Mamelodi Sundowns were reminded just how unwelcoming Wydad Casablanca can be after a training ground debacle that left the team without facilities to prepare for the second leg.

Tinkler hopes to run rings around Zesco

SuperSport United coach Eric Tinkler aims to use his team's pace as an X-factor against Zesco United away in the CAF Confederation Cup quarterfinal second leg at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium tomorrow (3pm SA time).

SA goes online for €153m EuroMillions rollover

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HIV drug to be more affordable in SA

A state-of-the art HIV pill containing Dolutegravir‚ already widely used in rich countries‚ is set to become more quickly available at an affordable price in SA‚ thanks to an agreement announced by UNAIDS in New York on Thursday night.

Road ahead will be ‘torturous’: Makhosi Khoza

Outspoken MP Makhosi Khoza bid farewell to the “alien and corrupt” ANC in a heart-rending speech at Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia‚ Johannesburg‚ on Thursday‚ announcing that she is quitting the movement.

Gail, Kabelo Mabalane expecting their second child

Celebrity couple Kabelo and Gail Mabalane have announced that they’re set to welcome their second baby into the world.

Miners on strike underground finally have food and medication

Striking miners in the Northern Cape have finally been allowed to receive water and medication after spending several days underground in a wage protest.

Wydad's relentless shenanigans in Morocco play havoc with Sundowns' preparations

Wydad Casablanca’s gamesmanship and shenanigans ahead of their second leg of their Caf Champions League quarterfinal against Mamelodi Sundowns have seen Downs officials driving around Rabat for days looking for a training pitch.

Gibson's history with the West Indies makes him the perfect candidate for tricky SA job‚ says Toyana

Highveld Lions coach Geoffrey Toyana gave newly installed Proteas coach Ottis Gibson a glowing endorsement‚ saying Cricket South Africa made a good decision by appointing his former team mate.

Soccer pundit Walter Mokoena teaching at university

Walter Mokoena began a new chapter in his life on Tuesday as an academic.

Shaka Sisulu off the hook as wife Lerato Sedi drops charge

The woman who accused Shaka Sisulu of assault has dropped the charge, saying it was a "misunderstanding".

Guptas lose court bid to stop bank account closures

The Gupta family on Thursday lost a court bid to stop the Bank of Baroda from closing down their last remaining bank accounts in South Africa.

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