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Drowned Syrian boy Aylan buried as Europe wrangles over refugees

The father of a Syrian toddler whose drowning shocked the world buried his family on Thursday in the war-torn town they originally fled, as divided European ministers scrambled to agree a response to the refugee crisis....  more ...

Rugby transformation must remain before court – Judge

The transformation of rugby was an issue that required attention and should be kept alive before the court, a High Court Judge in Pretoria has said. more ...

Possibility of loadshedding next week

After a run of 25 days without resorting to loadshedding, there was a chance that Eskom could schedule level one outages in the next week as it tackles major maintenance, acting CEO Brian Molefe said on Friday. more ...

#FitnessFriday with Glen Sims (Alvin Ailey Dance Theater)

In the spirit of #FitnessFriday, we bring you some easy ballet work-out moves to try over the weekend. ... more ...

New car hijacked while being test driven

A case of hijacking has been opened after a brand new vehicle was hijacked while being taken for a test drive by a potential buyer in Bardene, Boksburg, on the East Rand.... more ...

Cassper Nyovest and Jeremy Loops to collaborate

The two will be the latest artists to be included on the Mashlab. more ...

ANCYL not for sale – Ramaphosa

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa used his opening address at the ANC Youth League (ANCYL) elective congress today to issue a stern warning to ANC members who take the party to court to resolve internal issues.... more ...

Bafana touchdown in Mauritania

Bafana Bafana has arrived safely in the capital City of Mauritania, Nouakchott. The South African national team will face Mauritania in a CAF African Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday evening. It is the first time Bafana will be playing them since readmission to world football in 1992.... more ...

World’s shortest man dies aged 75

The world’s shortest man, as verified by the Guinness Book of Records, has died of an undisclosed illness in American Samoa, a hospital spokeswoman said Friday. more ...

US presses China over currency as G20 seeks to calm nerves

The United States on Friday pressed China to improve communication of its economic policy and avoid competitive devaluations, as G20 finance chiefs met hoping to calm markets rattled by slowing Chinese growth and the prospect of a US rate hike. more ...

Molefe claims victory in Eskom’s battle with Glencore

Glencore again began supplying Eskom with coal from its Optimum unit after a standoff over the quality and the price, acting Eskom CEO Brian Molefe said....  more ...
‘Never waste good crisis’
Predicting it's probably going to be "the worst year in Africa in a decade", Sanlam CEO Ian Kirk remained upbeat about the financial services group's prospects on the continent.... more ...
Queen Elizabeth delivers a king’s ransom
The British royals are known colloquially as The Firm and they certainly do good business for the Atlantic Archipelago where they live and work.... more ...
NWest community wins court battle against mine company
The North West High Court in Mahikeng has ordered the Pilanesberg Platinum Mines to stop its operations on Wilgespruit 2JQ farm, where community members have resisted payments to move and make way for mining.... more ...
Anglo American in talks to sell platinum mines
Mining giant Anglo American has opened talks to sell platinum mines in South Africa to Sibanye Gold, the country's biggest producer of gold, as the platinum industry struggles with falling prices and industrial unrest.... more ...

Hungary refugees in mass walk to Austrian border

A mass of desperate refugees stranded at Budapest's main rail station for days set off on foot for the Austrian border Friday, despite mounting efforts by Hungary to crack down on a deepening crisis that is straining Europe's unity....  more ...
IS blows up famed tower tombs at Syria’s Palmyra
Islamic State group jihadists have blown up several of ancient Palmyra's famed tower tombs as they press their demolition of the UNESCO-listed world heritage site, Syria's antiquities chief said Friday.... more ...
Hungary shuts border crossing after migrants escape
Hungary shut its main border crossing with Serbia on Friday after about 300 migrants escaped from a nearby refugee camp, police said.... more ...
‘Snail’s pace’ UN climate talks enter final day
Frustrated negotiators hoped for a last-minute breakthrough Friday as they wrap up a fraught round of UN talks in Germany to forge a climate rescue pact to be adopted by the world's nations in December.... more ...
EU under pressure to agree refugee quotas as ministers meet
EU countries were set to try to bridge differences on Europe's escalating migrant crisis at a foreign ministers' meeting Friday, with the shocking image of a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a beach driving calls for binding refugee quotas.... more ...

South Africans called to Join #1Team1Nation

Since Rugby World Cup 1995 – an event that holds so much significance for our country, and our people – we’ve seen how sport has a unique ability to unite a nation, bringing people together and setting aside differences....  more ...
Rugby transformation must remain before court – Judge
The transformation of rugby was an issue that required attention and should be kept alive before the court, a High Court Judge in Pretoria has said.... more ...
Furman ready to do it
For once, Bafana Bafana midfielder Dean Furman didn’t have to travel the globe this week to join up with his international team-mates.... more ...
No World Cup blues for Whiteley
No 8 Warren Whiteley has just returned to the Lions after missing out on World Cup selection when he picked up a calf injury which prevented him from leading the side on Saturday against the EP Kings.... more ...
Lions can be better
Lions coach Johan Ackermann said their Absa Currie campaign thus far might have been successful but it has been far from plain sailing.... more ...

Cassper Nyovest and Jeremy Loops to collaborate

The two will be the latest artists to be included on the Mashlab.  more ...
Southpaw movie review (trailer)
Southpaw is a generic boxing movie but with a bit more soul and substance. more ...
Seven questions with Larry Cohen
The soccer player reveals who he feels closest to, as well as his proudest moment in life.... more ...
Johnny Depp’s gangster role tipped in Venice for possible Oscar
Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger was tipped Friday as a potential Oscar winner after "Black Mass", an account of the Boston mobster's life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival.... more ...
‘I’m not retiring any time soon’- Hugh Masekela
Hugh Masekela is one of the country’s most renowned musicians, but he’s only performed at one event in SA since the beginning of the year.... more ...