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38 Swazi maidens die in accident

The deaths of up to thirty-eight Swazi maidens in a road accident while traveling in unsafe vehicles to the annual reed dance prompted calls for a cancellation of Monday’s annual event in which tens of thousands of topless teenage virgins dance for King Mswati. more ...
Phakaaathi Breakfast

Blow by blow: Chiefs vs Bloem Celtic

Kaizer Chiefs take on Bloemfontein Celtic at the FNB Stadium in a second leg encounter of the MTN8 semifinal....  more ...

New African airline launched

Gabonese President Ali Bongo Ondimba has announced the launch of pan-African low-cost airline Gabon FlyAfrica.com.... more ...

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 ...

Zuma pays tribute to late Emzini Wezinsizwa actor

President Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to actor and entertainer Roland Mqwebu, who died on Friday following a long illness.... more ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
China scraps loan-to-deposit ratio cap: report
China on Saturday scrapped a two decade limit on the percentage of funds banks can lend out relative to deposits, state media reported.... 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 ...

Egypt court hands Al-Jazeera reporters three years in jail

An Egyptian court sentenced three Al-Jazeera reporters to three years in prison on Saturday, in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation....  more ...
Austria death truck suspects held, second vehicle found
Four suspects in Austria's migrant truck tragedy were remanded in custody in Hungary on Saturday, as Austrian police rescued three "severely dehydrated" refugee children packed into another vehicle.... more ...
Thai police charge foreign man over Bangkok bombing
Thai police on Saturday charged a foreign man over last week's deadly Bangkok bombing, the first arrest connected to an attack that has rattled the junta-run kingdom and damaged its tourist-haven reputation.... more ...
Turkish planes join anti-IS coalition in Syria raid for first time
Turkish warplanes have for the first time joined raids by the US-led coalition against Islamic State positions in Syria, the foreign ministry said Saturday, after Washington urged Ankara to play a full role in the battle against the jihadists.... more ...
Farah defends world double with 5000m gold
Mo Farah retained his world distance double on Saturday when he stormed to victory in the 5000 metres in Beijing.... more ...

Southerns win SA women’s hockey crown

Southern Gauteng won the final of the SA Women’s Interprovincial Hockey Tournament 5-2 against Western Province after leading 3-0 at half-time at North-West University in Potchefstroom Saturday....  more ...
Blow by blow: Chiefs vs Bloem Celtic
Kaizer Chiefs take on Bloemfontein Celtic at the FNB Stadium in a second leg encounter of the MTN8 semifinal.... more ...
Lightning Bolt strikes again as Farah, Eaton shine
Usain Bolt's third sprint gold and Mo Farah's unique "triple double" shared the spotlight with Ashton Eaton on Saturday as the American thrilled the world championships with a record-breaking decathlon win.... more ...
Troyes secure Ngcongca loan deal
French side AC Troyes have confirmed the signing of South African right back Anele Ngcongca on a season-long loan, with an option to buy him from KRC Genk at the end of the campaign.... more ...
Wolfsburg’s De Bruyne jets off to Manchester
Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne jetted off to England on Saturday morning with his club Wolfsburg poised to agree a German record transfer with Premier League giants Manchester City.... more ...

Crossing borders, Netflix recreates Pablo Escobar’s world

It's a tall order to play the role of Pablo Escobar, the larger-than-life druglord who became the world's seventh-richest man with his shrewd, ruthless dominance of the international cocaine trade....  more ...
A Second Chance movie review
Academy award-winning director Susanne Bier has fashioned an affecting and disturbing family drama that goes right to the soul.... 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 ...