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Don’t argue with officers, says JMPD spokesperson

The Johannesburg Metro Police department (JMPD) has responded to the altercation between its member and a motorist saying under no circumstances should a motorist argue with metro police officers....  more ...

No support for KZN’s ANC leadership from Youth League

The ANC’s provincial leadership in KwaZulu-Natal has been given the thumbs down, with the party’s youth wing on Tuesday calling for its elective conference to be held before the end of the year. more ...

DA condemns ‘EFF thuggery’

After footage emerged earlier today showing a violent altercation in Elsenberg College in Stellenbosch, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has condemned what they call ‘thuggish’ behaviour by the ‘EFF-aligned’ students.  more ...

DA condemns ‘EFF thuggery’

After footage emerged earlier today showing a violent altercation in Elsenberg College in Stellenbosch, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has condemned what they call ‘thuggish’ behaviour by the ‘EFF-aligned’ students. ... more ...

Chiefs to play three home games in Cape Town

Defending Absa Premiership champions Kaizer Chiefs have announced that they will play three of their home games at Cape Town Stadium.... more ...

West Rand nightclub attack victim identified

The 38-old-man who was beaten to death at Lime Lite Pub and Grub nightclub in Krugersdorp, on the West Rand at the weekend, has been identified as Allen Eskteen.... more ...

Eat and exercise like a champion with Jean de Villiers

South African rugby captain Jean de Villiers, who returned to the game recently after sustaining a knee injury in November 2014, talks about the importance of nutrition and exercise.... more ...

Baxter helps ex-Chiefs trio get overseas moves

Phakaaathi understands that it was former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter used his Scandinavian contacts to help Mandla Masango, Tefu Mashamaite and Matthew Rusike find clubs in Europe.... more ...

French justice ministry hired 40,000 undeclared workers: report

France’s justice ministry promised Tuesday to take action after an investigation leaked in the press found it had hired over 40,000 undeclared workers on a casual basis. more ...

Guatemalan Congress strips president’s immunity

Guatemala’s Congress voted Tuesday to strip embattled President Otto Perez’s immunity, clearing the way for him to be prosecuted over allegations he masterminded a multi-million-dollar corruption scheme. more ...

Power plan B for Koeberg closure

An additional 1 700MW of power from other power stations will be used to replace the 900MW that was producing power from Koeberg power station's unit 2, Eskom said yesterday....  more ...
How SA could create 3.4 million jobs by 2030
The creation of a globally competitive advanced manufacturing hub, improving infrastructure productivity, harnessing natural gas and service exports and improving processed agricultural exports were some of the measures proposed to help South Africa add R1 trillion to its GDP and create 3,4 million jobs by 2030, the target year of realising the major goals of the National Development Plan (NDP).... more ...
Gauteng incurs over R5b in irregular expenditure
Lack of adherence to supply chain management rules has seen the Gauteng provincial government incurring over R5 billion in irregular and wasteful expenditure, according to the Auditor General report released by premier David Makhura on Tuesday.... more ...
North West community take on mining giant
Human rights lawyers have lodged an urgent application on behalf of a community in the North West to stop all mining operations by the Pilanesberg Platinum Mines on Wilgespruit 2JQ farms.... more ...
Cashbuild lifts operating profit by 30%
Cashbuild announced on Tuesday that it had lifted operating profit by 30 percent to R465 million in the year to June on revenue that was 13 percent higher at R7.7 billion.... more ...

Europe in new migrant standoff as figures show scale of crisis

Hundreds of migrants demanding to travel to Germany faced off with police outside Budapest's main railway station late Tuesday, as new figures highlighted the unprecedented scale of Europe's refugee crisis....  more ...
Worst fears confirmed as famed Palmyra temple flattened
Satellite images show the main temple in Syria's Palmyra has been flattened, confirming the worst fears for the ancient ruins held by the Islamic State group.... more ...
Tokyo Olympic committee scraps scandal-hit logo
Tokyo's 2020 Olympics organisers on Tuesday scrapped the event's scandal-hit logo in the latest mishap for the Games after a costs furore forced plans for a $2 billion new national stadium to be torn up.... more ...
Ukraine on edge after clashes as third policeman dies
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko defended on Tuesday controversial legislation giving more autonomy to pro-Russian rebels that sparked deadly street battles in Kiev.... more ...
Thailand arrests second foreigner over Bangkok bomb
A foreign man described as a "main suspect" in the deadly Bangkok bombing was arrested Tuesday, with Thai police calling him an important figure in the network that staged the attack.... more ...

Chiefs to play three home games in Cape Town

Defending Absa Premiership champions Kaizer Chiefs have announced that they will play three of their home games at Cape Town Stadium....  more ...
Action-packed third day at hockey nationals
After three rounds of exciting hockey at the SA Men’s Interprovincial Tournament at Tuks Astro in Pretoria, the log leaders in Pools A and Pool B following Wednesday’s fare are South Africa U21 and Tuffy Western Province respectively.... more ...
Vast improvement in Springbok injury situation
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer on Tuesday applauded the work done by the national team’s medical, strength and conditioning staff to get the squad fit and ready for the Rugby World Cup.... more ...
Injury problems giving Mashaba a headache
The recurring theme in every Bafana Bafana camp seems to be player withdrawals, and coach Shakes Mashaba has called on higher powers to sort out the persistent plague suffocating the national team.... more ...
Baxter helps ex-Chiefs trio get overseas moves
Phakaaathi understands that it was former Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter used his Scandinavian contacts to help Mandla Masango, Tefu Mashamaite and Matthew Rusike find clubs in Europe.... more ...

Eat and exercise like a champion with Jean de Villiers

South African rugby captain Jean de Villiers, who returned to the game recently after sustaining a knee injury in November 2014, talks about the importance of nutrition and exercise....  more ...
The Road, Please Step In cause Twitter frenzy
On Monday night Mzansi Magic premiered two shows being the much awaited The Road and Please Step In.... more ...
Bigg Dogg beaten up after EFF claim
"Soldier Bigg Dogg", the musician who is demanding R2m from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for allegedly using his songs to prop up leader Julius Malema, was beaten up and his assailants stole the master copy of his new CD.... more ...
Catch a jazz performance in traffic
On September 1, motorists will be treated to a live jazz performance on a billboard.... more ...
Horror film king Wes Craven dead at 76
Horror film master Wes Craven, who redefined the genre in the 1980s with "A Nightmare on Elm Street" and again in the 1990s with "Scream," has died after a battle with brain cancer. He was 76.... more ...