Citizen

Ownership of Ramaphosa’s chartered plane ‘not disclosed’

The owners of a private plane chartered to transport Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on an official trip to Japan were not disclosed, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said yesterday. more ...
Phakaaathi Breakfast

Joubert’s mixed emotions

If the Springboks reach the final of the World Cup on October 31, Craig Joubert’s wish would have come true – even though it would mean the top referee would miss out on officiating in the showpiece game for the second time in succession....  more ...

North West municipality warns lab grabbers

Legal action will be taken against people occupying land illegally at Mabele-a-Podi, in North West, the Moses Kotane municipality said on Friday. more ...

Two dead as car crashes into tree

Two men died when their car crashed into a tree in the rural area of Glendale, in the Ilembe district in KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said on Saturday. more ...

Meyer puts his trust in the old guard

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has put his trust in World Cup veterans, the walking wounded and his trusted lieutenants over the last four years for his squad for this year’s showpiece rugby tournament which was announced in Umhlanga Rocks on Friday night.... more ...

Tomorrow’s news today: Springbok squad and Guptas

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Emzini Wezinsizwa’s Roland Mqwebu has died

Legendary actor Roland Mqwebu has passed on. more ...

Petrol price to drop on Wednesday

Good news for South African consumers is that from Wednesday, they will pay less for fuel after the Department of Energy yesterday announced a decrease in the price of all petroleum products.... more ...

S’fiso Ncwane ends Women’s Month in style

Gospel artist S'fiso Ncwane is ending off Women's Month in style with a dress, heels and make-up.... more ...

Santam sees profit rise 12 % to R1.1 bn

Short-term insurer Santam saw its profits rise by 12 percent from R953 million to R1.1 billion and declared an interim dividend of 288 cents – up 10 percent from a year ago, in its interim results to June, released on Friday....  more ...
Brazil tumbles into recession
Brazil has slipped into recession, the government said Friday, deepening the gloom in the world's seventh largest economy already battered by falling commodity prices, political crisis and a corruption scandal.... more ...
Global stocks mixed after torrid week
Global stock markets finished mixed on Friday at the end of a turbulent week driven by worries over China's slowing growth with some relief coming from data showing the strength of the US economy.... more ...
HCI appoints Mphande as chairperson
Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) announced on Friday that it had appointed long-serving director Velaphi Elias Mphande as chairperson.... more ...
UBS pays $1.7 mn for ‘apparent’ sanctions violations
Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay US authorities $1.7 million to settle "apparent" violations of rules banning transactions benefiting officially designated terrorists, the Treasury Department said Thursday.... more ...

Nigeria marks 500 days since schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram

Relatives of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram marked 500 days since their abduction Thursday, with hope of their rescue dwindling despite fresh efforts to end the insurgency....  more ...
Four held over Austria truck tragedy as migrant deaths mount
Hungary said Friday it had arrested four people over the discovery of the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants, believed to be Syrian, in an abandoned truck in Austria.... more ...
Ex-archbishop dies ahead of paedophilia trial: Vatican
Josef Wesolowski, a former Polish archbishop who had been due to be the first cleric tried in the Vatican for child sex abuse, has been found dead in his apartment in the city state.... more ...
British Library rejects Taliban trove fearing terror laws
Academics have criticised the British government for creating a "climate of fear" after the national library declined to store the world's biggest collection of Taliban-related documents over concerns it could be prosecuted under terrorism laws.... more ...
Libya shipwreck toll hits 76 as UN fears 200 dead
At least 76 people have died after a ship carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees sank off the coast of Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Friday.... more ...

Meyer puts his trust in the old guard

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has put his trust in World Cup veterans, the walking wounded and his trusted lieutenants over the last four years for his squad for this year’s showpiece rugby tournament which was announced in Umhlanga Rocks on Friday night....  more ...
Liverpool face tricky Europa League group
Five-time European champions Liverpool face a stern test of their continental experience after drawing former French champions Bordeaux and Russia's Rubin Kazan in the Europa League group stages on Friday.... more ...
Three centurions in Springbok Rugby World Cup squad
Three Test centurions, Victor Matfield, Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers, have been included in the 31-man Springbok squad that will travel to England next month for the Rugby World Cup.... more ...
Springbok squad: Meyer includes eight players of colour
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has included eight players of colour in the 31-man Springbok squad for the upcoming World Cup in England.... more ...
Rain washes out play in Colombo after Sri Lanka rattle India
Sri Lanka gave India a scare before bad weather washed out a major part of the opening day's play in the series-deciding third and final Test in Colombo on Friday.... more ...

Emzini Wezinsizwa’s Roland Mqwebu has died

Legendary actor Roland Mqwebu has passed on.  more ...
Silence of the Lambs director to get Venice award
Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme is to be presented with the Visionary Talent award at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, organisers announced Friday.... more ...
S’fiso Ncwane ends Women’s Month in style
Gospel artist S'fiso Ncwane is ending off Women's Month in style with a dress, heels and make-up.... more ...
Schuks! Pay Back the Money review (trailer)
You either love Leon Schuster or you would rather have your toe nails pulled out live on television than watch any of his prank movies. ... more ...
Meet Gary van Wyk: the photographer behind 21 Icons III
The photo and documentary series 21 Icons have managed to capture South African legends like never before. ... more ...