Citizen

Krejcir ‘assassin’ to stay behind bars

Magistrate Paul du Plessis shot down murder accused Radovan Krejcir’s alleged hitman Sakhele Victor Bhengu’s bid for freedom in the Johannesburg Magistrates court on Thursday in less than 15 minutes. more ...

Tomorrow’s news today: Cecil’s cubs and Tito honoured

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Action taken after girls raped at school

Two male pupils from the Kutumela Molefi Primary School at the Lethabong informal settlement, east of Pretoria, have been placed on suspension after a departmental investigation found them guilty of raping three young girls.  more ...

Five memorable Peter O’Sullevan lines

Five memorable lines and commentaries by legendary racing television commentator Peter O’Sullevan who died aged 97 on Wednesday: more ...

Action taken after girls raped at school

Two male pupils from the Kutumela Molefi Primary School at the Lethabong informal settlement, east of Pretoria, have been placed on suspension after a departmental investigation found them guilty of raping three young girls. ... more ...

Hunters fight back after Cecil killing

Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving wildlife and supporting local people.... more ...

Jukebox Thursday: Indie-Punk high school classics

The generations of today often look back on their high school music taste with laughter and a fair amount of cringing. That said, there is a genre that perfectly encapsulates that period in a teenager’s life.... more ...

Former Top Gear hosts back in the driving seat

Former Top Gear hosts Clarkson, Hammond and May to are set to feature in an all new car show on Amazon Prime.... more ...

Kaizer Chiefs confirm Khune’s return

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that the club has reached an agreement in principle with Itumeleng Khune and that the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper will return to the club.... more ...

French police slow migrant bids to cross Channel

The British government was to hold an emergency meeting Friday to grapple with a migrant crisis on its doorstep, as police in northern France blocked at least 200 people from reaching the Channel tunnel. more ...

Island nations seek UN help combatting climate change

More than a dozen small island nations made an urgent appeal to the UN Security Council for help in combatting climate change, which they said poses a threat to their very existence. more ...

Vital pension reforms aiming at finalisation

National Treasury is hopeful vital regulations to harmonise the taxation of contributions to pension funds, retirement annuities and provident funds will take effect next year as consultations with stakeholders continue....  more ...
SA unemployment rate decreases slightly
While Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) results for the second quarter of 2015 indicate a decrease in the unemployment rate in the country, there has been a decrease in an economically active population.... more ...
Royal Dutch Shell to cut 6,500 jobs on oil price slump
Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday said it plans to reduce its headcount by 6,500 this year owing to sliding oil prices and as it looks to complete a mega takeover.... more ...
No respite for battered rand
It's been a different kind of crash for the rand over the past four years.  more ...
Melrose Arch pays off
In 1992, when the Mineworkers Pension Fund unveiled a master plan to transform the Melrose Arch office park precinct into a mixed-use development, many scoffed at the plans as too ambitious.... more ...

Zimbabwe hunter given bail over death of Cecil the lion

A professional hunter was granted bail on charges of "failing to prevent an illegal hunt" after he organised the expedition on which an American dentist killed Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion....  more ...
Plane debris to be probed in France as MH370 enigma swirls
Plane wreckage washed up on a tiny Indian Ocean island will be sent to France for investigation, as hopes mounted Thursday the mysterious object could unlock the riddle of missing flight MH370.... more ...
China artist Ai Weiwei says Britain restricted his visa
Britain has denied Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei a six-month visa and restricted him to a three-week trip because he did not declare a "criminal conviction" in his application, he cited an embassy official as saying Thursday.... more ...
Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera retrial verdict
An Egyptian court postponed Thursday its verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera journalists accused of supporting the banned Muslim Brotherhood, in a case that has sparked a global outcry.... more ...
Afghan Taliban say ‘unaware’ of peace talks, no comment on Mullah Omar
The Taliban on Thursday distanced itself from peace talks that had been expected this week with the Afghan government, while making no comment on Kabul's reported death of their leader Mullah Omar.... more ...

Kaizer Chiefs confirm Khune’s return

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that the club has reached an agreement in principle with Itumeleng Khune and that the Bafana Bafana goalkeeper will return to the club....  more ...
Jordaan wishes SA U23 and Banyana well
The South African national Under-23 team and Women’s senior national team, Banyana Banyana, go into the Olympic qualifier weekend return fixtures, aware that good results from the two sides will go a long way in changing the face of South African football.... more ...
Banyana Banyana depart for Kenya
Banyana Banyana have departed for Nairobi, Kenya on Thursday to take on the host nation in a crucial second leg third round 2016 Rio Olympic qualifiers.... more ...
Khune reportedly signs new Chiefs contract
Unconfirmed reports say Itumeleng Khune will play for Kaizer Chiefs during the 2015/16 Premiership season after signing a new contract with Amakhosi.... more ...
Unsung hero of cricket’s great all-rounders
They had this hilarious show on Indian television called School Quiz Olympiad, hosted by cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle.... more ...

Jukebox Thursday: Indie-Punk high school classics

The generations of today often look back on their high school music taste with laughter and a fair amount of cringing. That said, there is a genre that perfectly encapsulates that period in a teenager’s life....  more ...
Atandwa, Sizwe, Sbu and Rolene make news
Here is what you might have missed in the world of celebs and all things glitz and gossip.... more ...
Land Rover hosts Landy festival in Gauteng
This year marks 12 months of celebrations for Land Rover’s most iconic model, the Defender.... more ...
The Usual Suspect is creative storytelling
The Usual Suspect, a photographic exhibition by Siphosihle Mkhwanazi, now showing at the Market Photo Workshop, is the perfect example of overcoming the odds.... more ...
The Ford Kuga is the ideal medium-size SUV
If you are fortunate enough to be in the market for a medium-size SUV like the Ford Kuga or Kia Sportage, among others, there is a lot to consider.... more ...