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WARNING: Footage of robbers shooting, killing cop

CCTV footage emerged showing police officer being shot and killed in an armed robbery on Monday at Rosettenville Junction Shopping Centre, on the corner Geranium and Main Street, Johannesburg. more ...

Tomorrow’s news today: Sowetan derby and SABC drama

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Zimbabwe calls for US hunter to be extradited for killing lion

Zimbabwe on Friday called for the extradition of Walter Palmer, as AFP learnt that the trophy hunter from Minnesota had posed for a photograph next to the body of Cecil the lion. more ...

1,000 cellphone starter packs found along North West road

Seven sealed boxes containing 1,144 cellular phone starter packs were found dumped along the Brooksby-Mooifontein road near Mahikeng, North West police said on Friday. more ...

NBA stars gather for first game in Africa

Basketball stars including Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Luol Deng of Miami Heat warmed up Friday for the NBA’s first game in Africa, as the sport looks to expand into the continent.... more ...

Lorgat’s contract extended until 2019

The Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) today confirmed the extension of the contract of CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, until 31 July, 2019.... more ...

Windows 10 entices millions in first day

Some 14 million people installed the Windows 10 operating system in the first 24 hours following its release, Microsoft said, calling the response "overwhelmingly positive."... more ...

Frantic search for snared Kruger Park lioness

In the midst of the furore around the killing of Cecil the lion by an American tourist, rangers and veterinarians at the Kruger National Park have launched a frantic search for a lioness that was spotted at the game reserve with a loose snare around its neck.... more ...

Five strange ‘miracles’ some pastors perform

We've read reports of 'strange' things happening in African churches lately. These range from people behaving like animals to eating 'strange' things.... more ...

Debris brings MH370 mystery ‘closer’ than ever to answers

Plane debris that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from a Boeing 777, Malaysian authorities said Friday, making it almost certainly the first piece of wreckage recovered from missing flight MH370. more ...

‘Sensational find’ reveals passion of one of history’s great affairs

“Please forgive me for what I’ve done, I could not resist love” — these are the final dramatic words of Baroness Mary Vetsera, whose farewell letters were discovered in a bank vault in Vienna 126 years after she famously committed suicide with Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, experts announced Friday. more ...

African Bank builds new management team

African Bank, the embattled mass market lender that went into curatorship in August last year, on Friday announced the appointment of Gustav Raubenheimer as chief financial officer designate....  more ...
EU opens anti-trust probe into FedEx/TNT Express tie-up
The EU on Friday opened an anti-trust probe into FedEx's 4.4 billion euro ($4.8 billion) deal to buy Dutch rival TNT Express, a key tie-up for the e-commerce delivery business.... more ...
Stellar Capital completes restructuring to reach NAV of R534m
Stellar Capital continued its restructuring from an operating company to an investment holding company as it achieved Net asset value (NAV) of R534 million in the six months to the end of May. The interim results were released on Friday.... more ...
Edcon appoints Brookes as CEO
Retail group Edcon has appointed Bernard Brookes as chief executive, taking over from Jürgen Schreiber who announced in June that he will not renew his contract.... more ...
Nigeria’s delinquent debtors face naming and shaming
At least one Nigerian bank is said to be preparing to publish a list of names of delinquent debtors on the eve of Saturday’s deadline for compliance with an order from the country’s central bank.... more ...

Zimbabwe calls for US hunter to be extradited for killing lion

Zimbabwe on Friday called for the extradition of Walter Palmer, as AFP learnt that the trophy hunter from Minnesota had posed for a photograph next to the body of Cecil the lion....  more ...
Debris brings MH370 mystery ‘closer’ than ever to answers
Plane debris that washed up on an Indian Ocean island is from a Boeing 777, Malaysian authorities said Friday, making it almost certainly the first piece of wreckage recovered from missing flight MH370.... more ...
Palestinian toddler burned to death in ‘settler’ arson attack
A Palestinian toddler was burnt to death and his mother among four relatives hurt in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on two homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank Friday.... more ...
Dentist posed for photo with body of Cecil the lion, says hunter
Professional Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst told AFP Friday he did nothing wrong on the hunt that killed Cecil the lion, adding he was shocked to find the animal was wearing a tracking collar.... more ...
Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine
An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, said researchers Friday, possibly heralding "the beginning of the end" for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands.... more ...

Lorgat’s contract extended until 2019

The Board of Directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) today confirmed the extension of the contract of CSA Chief Executive, Haroon Lorgat, until 31 July, 2019....  more ...
Bell sees England to Ashes series lead over Australia
Ian Bell delighted a capacity crowd at his Edgbaston home ground with a sparkling unbeaten fifty as England defeated Australia by eight wickets to win the third Test on Friday.... more ...
Beijing edges 2022 Winter Games vote to make Olympic history
Beijing on Friday narrowly won an IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games that secured its place in sporting history.... more ...
NBA stars gather for first game in Africa
Basketball stars including Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers and Luol Deng of Miami Heat warmed up Friday for the NBA’s first game in Africa, as the sport looks to expand into the continent.... more ...
Mollo – We must raise our game
Banyana Banyana striker Sanah Mollo has called on her side to up the ante when they face Kenya on Sunday in Nairobi at the Machakos Stadium.... more ...

Windows 10 entices millions in first day

Some 14 million people installed the Windows 10 operating system in the first 24 hours following its release, Microsoft said, calling the response "overwhelmingly positive."...  more ...
Five strange ‘miracles’ some pastors perform
We've read reports of 'strange' things happening in African churches lately. These range from people behaving like animals to eating 'strange' things.... more ...
Leigh-Anne Williams is a dancing queen
If Leigh Anne Williams wins the eighth season of Strictly Come Dancing SA it will be the first time she's ever won anything. ... more ...
Big Game is a political thriller
At least the script writers have tried to inject some new fuel into another tired genre: the political thriller in which the President of the United States, this time played by Samuel L. Jackson, is kidnapped.... more ...
Who is taking the minions?
No one seems to know where the minions on the beloved billboard on William Nicol Drive have gone.... more ...