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‘I did not intend to stab Dolly’ – DJ Sebolai

“I did not intend to stab Dolly… It was a mistake,” were the words murder accused and former Jozi FM DJ, Donald Sebolai, told an investigating officer at the Jabulani police station following his arrest on July 8 last year, the South Gauteng High Court sitting in Palm Ridge heard yesterday. more ...

Visa rules: ‘it’s about the kids’

Amid frustrations of tourism associations due to the new stringent visa regulations, the Home Affairs department said it was not willing to compromise the "safety of children for business benefits"....  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 ...

DA moves motion to have Zuma impeached

The Democratic Alliance on Tuesday gave notice of a motion of impeachment against President Jacob Zuma for allowing his Sudanese counterpart to leave the country in defiance of a court order, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said.... 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 ...

AKA sick and tired of fans

AKA is apparently finding fame to be more of a burden than anticipated. more ...

Durban to host Forestry Congress

Durban has been announced as the host city for the XIV World Forestry Congress on Sustainable Forestry, the first time this congress takes place on African soil. more ...

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

To get the full scoop on these stories and more, get your copy of The Citizen at your nearest news agent or sign up for our e-edition. Try the three day trial for free.  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 ...
Tourism growth paints a bleak picture
In the latest statistic release, Statistic South Africa (Stats SA) has displayed an unsatisfying growth of the industry with yearly growth from 2013 to 2014 at just 0, 1 percent.... 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 ...
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 ...
Stokvel shoulder big credit burden
The financial services sector needs to learn from stokvel savings clubs and adopt the benefits they offer of easy access, transparency and simplicity, says Old Mutual research manager Lynette Nicholson.... 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 ...
Topless to defy the odds
Trainer Justin Snaith seems to have another decent filly on his hands with Australian-bred Topless. This daughter of Exceed And Excel has only raced four times finishing third in her first two outings and following that up with two consecutive victories.... 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 ...

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 ...