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ANCYL structures on course for deal

The Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Gauteng ANC Youth League (ANCYL) structures are set to strike a deal regarding the youth league leadership ahead of the national elective conference.  more ...

ANC resolves to rush ahead with final report on Nkandla

The Democratic Alliance on Thursday hinted that it would challenge Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s report in court after the ANC majority on the ad hoc parliamentary committee considering it, rejected calls by the opposition to call witnesses, including Public Protector Thuli Madonsela....  more ...

Zim couple approach SA embassy to reverse travel ban

A Zimbabwean couple has approached the South African embassy in Harare seeking a reversal of the one year travel prohibition imposed on them by Home Affairs officials at the Beitbridge border post. more ...

Mbeki: invest in universities

Former president Thabo Mbeki says universities need more investment to significantly improve their capacity to deliver the skilled people necessary for the development of African countries. more ...

Deafboks take on Wales in historic Test match

While the Springboks will look for their first win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship next weekend, their hearing impaired counterparts – the Deafboks – will be making history as they play their first Test match on home soil against Wales.... more ...

Do the right thing, Mr President

Nkandla. Described as the palatial home of a President who spends hardly any time there.... 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 ...

Lloyds profits rise despite further mis-selling costs

Britain’s state-rescued Lloyds Banking Group said on Friday that net profits rose by 31 percent in the first half, despite setting aside further funds for compensation for insurance mis-selling. more ...

Airbus Group profits up 34 pct in first half 2015

Airbus Group’s net profits climbed 34 percent in the first half of the year to 1.5 billion euros ($1.6 billion), bolstered by the sale of its stake in fighter jet maker Dassault Aviation, the European aeronautics giant said Friday. more ...

VAT is never yours to keep

It is not compulsory to be VAT registered at certain financial stages of a small business, but it is hugely beneficial....  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 ...
Barclays Africa winning back customers
Barclays Africa says the turnaround in its retail and business bank continues to gain momentum, with the retail bank gaining almost half a million customers, a 2% growth, for the six months to June.... 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 ...

Australia ‘increasingly confident’ wreckage is from MH370

Authorities hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 said Friday they were "increasingly confident" that wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island was from the ill-fated jet, raising hopes of solving one of aviation's great mysteries....  more ...
Florida’s giant snails prove to be a slippery foe
Florida plant detectives are on the trail of a slippery foe, an invasive African land snail that is wily, potentially infectious, and can grow as big as a tennis shoe.... more ...
Disputed German Michael Jackson memorial may have to beat it
A memorial set up in Germany by some of Michael Jackson's most ardent fans the day after his sudden 2009 death has come under threat in a strangely emotional turf war.... more ...
Afghan Taliban announce Mullah Akhtar Mansour as new leader
The Taliban appointed Mullah Akhtar Mansour as their new leader, a statement said Friday, marking a historic power transition for the militant movement that has waged a 14-year insurgency in Afghanistan.... more ...
Philae the little lost lander finds organic molecules on comet
The European Space Agency's probe Philae may be struggling to stay in touch, but its first finds on its new home are pretty special.... more ...

Deafboks take on Wales in historic Test match

While the Springboks will look for their first win over Argentina in the Rugby Championship next weekend, their hearing impaired counterparts – the Deafboks – will be making history as they play their first Test match on home soil against Wales....  more ...
Heavy rain delays start of Day 2
Rain has delayed the start of Day 2 of the second Test between Bangladesh and South Africa at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur, on Friday.... more ...
Sunette Viljoen and Jobodwana finish second
Sunette Viljoen claimed second place in the women’s Javelin with a best throw of 64.03 metres in the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Thursday.... 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 ...

Eugene Khoza is never ready

Eugene Khoza continues to do what he does best – comedy.  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 ...
Call Me Maybe singer Carly Rae Jepson coming to SA
This morning, Hilltop Live announced "Call me Maybe" and "I really like you" singer Carly Rae Jepson is heading to the mother city Cape Town, as well as the capital city, Pretoria. Ticket sales open at 11am.... more ...