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Tomorrow’s news today: Springboks, Farlam Commission and Commonwealth Games

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ANC lashes at ‘colonialist’ DA

The African National Congress(ANC) on Wednesday laid into the Democratic Alliance (DA) over its rejected impeachment motion, calling the opposition party misguided and accusing it of pushing an “imperialist” agenda....  more ...

Downs won’t block Zungu move

Mamelodi Sundowns seem prepared to lose Bongani Zungu to Vitoria de Guimaraes. The tone of Coach Pitso Mosimane’s voice when he spoke about the interest from Portugal revealed as much.... more ...

Robbery suspect shot dead near Cape Town International

A case of attempted robbery and an inquest docket are being investigated after one of three suspects was shot dead during a robbery near Cape Town International Airport petrol station on this afternoon.... more ...

Girl, 15, in trouble for lying about rape

A 15-year-old girl from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal could face possible criminal charges after falsely accusing a man of raping her.... more ...

Krispy Kreme to open in Rosebank

The first of 31 Krispy Kreme stores will open its doors in Joburg. more ...

VIDEO: KZN beach closed as lifeguards strike

Toti Main Beach in Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal remained closed today as disgruntled lifeguards and other municipal staff continued their protest over alleged mistreatment by their manager.... more ...

Movie-man Mayweather lashes critics

Floyd Mayweather said Wednesday that he is more likely to end up in movies than keep boxing, as he rounded on his critics ahead of what he insists will be his last fight. more ...

Killer T-cell therapy shows promise against leukemia

A cancer-killing therapy that engineers a patient’s own immune cells to wipe out chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has shown long-term success in a handful of people, a US study said Wednesday. more ...

Samwu signs wage agreement with SALGA

The SA Municipal Workers’ Union (Samwu) has signed a salary agreement with the SA Local Government Association (SALGA)....  more ...
Swaziland runs the risk of losing European trade benefits
The Swaziland government has responded with defiance against a European Parliament resolution calling on King Mswati to honour its treaty commitments on labour and human rights.... more ...
Fresh volatility shakes Asian, European markets
A fresh round of volatility shook Asian and European stocks on Wednesday as further evidence of slowing growth in China's economy cast a cloud over global markets.... more ...
Stellar Capital Partners sell Digicore stake for R210m
Stellar Capital Partners had agreed to the proposed sale of its 19.26 % holding in Digicore Holdings to Novatel Wireless of the US for about R210 million in cash.... more ...
North West govt pays 36 000 ghost workers
The North West has uncovered 36 000 ghost workers in a move aimed at fighting graft and reducing the provincial government’s inflated salary bill, which stands at R19 bn.... more ...

Drowned toddler sparks fresh horror over Europe migrant crisis

Heart-rending pictures of a toddler's lifeless body washed ashore on a Turkish beach sparked horror on Wednesday as the cost of Europe's burgeoning refugee crisis hit home....  more ...
Northern Blues and WP lead SA men’s hockey race
After four rounds of action-packed hockey in the SA Men’s Interprovincial Tournament at Tuks Astro in Pretoria, the log leaders after day four’s fare Wednesday are hosts Northern Blues in Pool A and Western Province in Pool B.... more ...
Trial of Congolese rebel opens with gruesome images
Harrowing pictures of bodies littering a banana plantation Wednesday marked the start of the trial of warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of running a campaign of terror in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.... more ...
First Dane in space begins long trip to repositioned ISS
The first Dane in space accompanied by 26 custom-made figurines from Danish toymaker Lego blasted off from Kazakhstan on Wednesday as part of a three-man team on an unusually long two-day mission to the International Space Station.... more ...
Turkish connection probed in Bangkok bomber search
The hunt for a group behind the Bangkok bombing focused Wednesday on an emerging link with Turkey as Thai police issued an arrest warrant for a Turkish national for possessing "war materials".... more ...

ANA’s bid to bar Boks ‘fatally defective’

Transformation was an issue of such national importance that the Agency for New Agenda (ANA) deserved to be assisted by senior counsel in its bid to stop South Africa from competing in the Rugby World Cup, a High Court Judge in Pretoria has said....  more ...
Plaintiffs drop race case against Springboks
South African plaintiffs on Wednesday dropped a legal attempt to stop the Springboks from playing in the Rugby World Cup in a dispute over a lack of black players in the squad.... more ...
Chiefs will wait for the PSL judgement in Abraw case
Kaizer Chiefs football manager Bobby Motaung is disappointed by the "negative energy" that Bloemfontein Celtic chairman Max Tshabalala has brought to the case concerning the PSL registering Camaldine Abraw as a Kaizer Chiefs player. This comes after Tshabalala discredited PSL Derek Blanckensee’s comments on the case.... more ...
Grass will be greener for Springboks in England
A special piece of turf to give the Springboks real #HomeGroundAdvantage will be ‘christened’ by a host of South African celebrities from television, music, sport and fashion at the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum in Cape Town on Thursday.... more ...
Mixed reactions to Durban 2022 Games announcement
Both the African National Party (ANC) and National Freedom Party (NFP) have welcomed Durban’s hosting of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The DA, though, have questioned who would foot the bill for the R6.8 billion spending required to host the games.... more ...

Drummer Jade takes on DJing

It's always great to see a female in a male-dominated role – and Jade Neebe frequently defies the norm. ...  more ...
Chantel Van T has pure poetic prowess
The shortage of South African female vocalists seems to be a thing of the past.  more ...
Krispy Kreme to open in Rosebank
The first of 31 Krispy Kreme stores will open its doors in Joburg. more ...
Kermit, Miss Piggy find new love: report
A new piggy is in town, and this time her name is Denise. more ...
Zabalaza coming to an end in April 2016
After 500-odd episodes in the can, Mzansi Magic’s most-loved landmark soapie Zabalaza comes to an end in April 2016.... more ...