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Tomorrow’s news today: DJ Sebolai, Clive Rice and Malema

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Tutu discharged from hospital

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been discharged from a Cape Town hospital on Tuesday morning after he was readmitted last week for a persistent infection....  more ...

Principal’s car petrol bombed at Roodepoort school

A case of malicious damage to property on the West Rand has been opened after community members reportedly petrol bombed a vehicle belonging to the Roodepoort Primary School principal.... more ...

Domestic steals employer’s clothes, posts ‘new look’ on Facebook

A Sandton resident was shocked to see clothes that had allegedly been stolen from her, including her wedding dress, in her domestic worker’s Facebook photos.... more ...

Malema case struck from court

The corruption and fraud case against Julius Malema and his co-accused relating to the On-Point Engineering company's controversial activity was struck off the roll in the high court today.... more ...

VIDEO: Roof collapses at East Rand Mall

Management of the East Rand Mall in Boksburg have launched an investigation after a portion of the centre’s roof collapsed yesterday. ... more ...

‘Zuma gave us nice seats’ – Malema

Julius Malema entered the court in good spirits and shared jokes, thanking President Jacob Zuma for giving him a "nice" chair in court.... more ...

AngloGold Ashanti completes $820m mine sale

AngloGold Ashanti announced on Tuesday that it had closed its sale of the Cripple Creek & Victor mine in the US to Newmont Mining for US$820 million (R10.4 billion) in cash, plus a net smelter return royalty....  more ...
Better sales and a weaker rand help Merafe lift revenues
Merafe Resources, a junior partner in a joint venture with Glencore that is the global market leader in ferrochrome production, on Tuesday reported a 12 percent increase in revenue, from R1.99 billion to R2.22 billion, for the six months to June.... more ...
Optimum Coal seeks rescue after failing in Eskom deal
Glencore announced on Tuesday that its subsidiaries Optimum Coal Holdings and Optimum Coal Mine would be put under supervision because of “unsustainable financial hardship” caused by the failure to renegotiate the terms of a 1993 deal with Eskom.... more ...
New car sales crash 6.1% in July
New car sales fell 6.1 percent in July compared to July last year in the biggest year-on-year drop so far this year, recorded for both passenger vehicles and heavy trucks, suggesting a slowdown in both consumer spending and infrastructure investment spending.... more ...
SA should promote inclusive growth to fight poverty – Davies
South Africa should raise the economic growth rate and promote inclusive growth to win the fight against poverty, inequality and unemployment, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said.... more ...

Kerry in Egypt on first leg of Mideast tour

US Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Egypt on Saturday to relaunch a strategic partnership with Washington's longtime ally, at the start of a regional mini-tour, a correspondent said....  more ...
Migrant bids to reach Britain fall as security tightened
French police said Saturday around 300 migrants in Calais attempted to reach Britain via the Channel Tunnel overnight, a significant drop from previous nights after security in Calais was beefed up.... more ...
North Iraq urges PKK to leave as Turkish strike toll mounts
Turkey has killed 260 Kurdish militants in a week-long air offensive on targets in northern Iraq, official media claimed Saturday, as regional Iraqi authorities said it was time the rebels pulled out with concerns growing over civilian casualties.... more ...
Wing part arrives at French lab for probe into MH370 link
A piece of Boeing 777 wreckage washed up on an Indian Ocean island and suspected to belong to missing flight MH370 arrived Saturday at a French laboratory for analysis.... more ...
New Taliban leader urges unity in ranks in first audio message
New Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour called for unity in the movement Saturday in his first audio message since becoming head of the group that faces deepening splits following the death of longtime chief Mullah Omar.... more ...

Ajax stun Pirates to reach MTN8 semis

Orlando Pirates crashed out at the first hurdle in the MTN8 as Ndiviwe Mdabuka fired Ajax Cape Town to a 1-0 win at Orlando Stadium, in Orlando, on Tuesday....  more ...
Wits send SuperSport packing
Bidvest Wits spectacularly turned the match on its head with a remarkable two-goal blitz in extra-time to run out 3-1 winners against SuperSport United in their MTN8 quarterfinal clash at the Bidvest Stadium, Johannesburg, on Tuesday night.... more ...
No end to ‘tug of war’ battle between world record-breakers
The red-hot ‘tug of war’ battle between South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh and Great Britain’s Adam Peaty continued on Tuesday afternoon during the FINA World Championships in Russia with the Brit reclaiming the 50m breaststroke world record in the semi-finals, a mere five hours after Van der Burgh set a new benchmark.... more ...
Bezuidenhout in command at Pro Squad Classic
Christiaan Bezuidenhout edged closer to successive IGT Tour titles when he put some distance between himself and the chasing pack in the second round of the Pro Squad Classic at Centurion Country Club on Tuesday.... more ...
Old friends square up in MTN8
Long-time teammates and rivals Eric Tinkler and Roger de Sa will square up when Orlando Pirates host Ajax Cape Town in their MTN8 match at Orlando Stadium on Tuesday.... more ...

Say goodbye to thunder thighs

Thunder thighs, bulging, saddle bags, there really is no nice way of putting the uneven weight distribution that gathers just beneath the buttocks. It is in most cases, the nemesis of women all around the world. Well, some of us, at least....  more ...
AKA sick and tired of fans
AKA is apparently finding fame to be more of a burden than anticipated. more ...
Sophie Ndaba’s tips for becoming the next Miss SA
Regional judging for Miss SA 2016 kicked off in Port Elizabeth  last  weekend and will move on to Cape Town on August 15 and Johannesburg on August 22 and 23. Miss SA judge, Sophie Ndaba will be present at all the auditions and will be joined by current Miss South Africa Liesl Laurie on a few of them.... more ...
Bongani Fassie disses AKA, Slikour, Cassper Nyovest
Lately, the Twitterverse has been receiving beef in abundance, with celebrities throwing jabs at each other.... more ...
Gadaffi to leave Generations: The Legacy
Vuyo Dabula will be leaving Generations The Legacy, and it's unsure how his character Gadaffi will exit the plot.... more ...