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Madonsela clarifies ‘confusions’ within her Nkandla report

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has moved to clarify some “confusions” within her 2014 report into the widely opposed security upgrades on President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla homestead. more ...

Woman finds chewed bubble gum in KFC burger

A KFC customer in Durban claims to have discovered a piece of chewed-up gum on the bun of her Crunch Burger recently....  more ...

Joburg remedial school accused of child abuse

The mother of a pupil from a remedial school in Fourways, Johannesburg, has laid a complaint after a teacher from the school allegedly said her child has a brain that is as small as a pea. more ...

ANC chief whip hits back at Madonsela

The office of ANC chief whip on Monday said it was not true that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela had been the target of vicious attacks since she made adverse findings against President Jacob Zuma and accused her of political posturing. 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 ...

VIDEO: Two men chase down remote jammer

CCTV footage has emerged showing two men chasing suspects who attempted to steal from a parked vehicle in Boksburg, on the East Rand. ... more ...

Killing animals: the Cecil outcry

Cecil the lion is no more. Millions of people around the world who had never heard of him are gathering in a cyber-mob ready to lynch the dentist who took his life. ... 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 ...

#MakeItStop campaign still trending

5fm DJ Thando Thabethe has rallied her celeb friends together to start a conversation around abused women.... more ...

Stage 2 load shedding expected from 5pm on Monday

Eskom has announced that it would be implementing stage two load shedding from 5pm on Monday and said this was expected to last until 10pm. more ...

Neotel launches bribery probe

Neotel CEO Sunil Joshi and chief financial officer Steven Whiley have been placed on “special leave” pending an investigation into alleged bribery and corruption at the tele-communications operator. more ...

Neotel launches bribery probe

Neotel CEO Sunil Joshi and chief financial officer Steven Whiley have been placed on "special leave" pending an investigation into alleged bribery and corruption at the tele-communications operator....  more ...
SA should promote inclusive growth to fight poverty – Davies
South Africa should raise the economic growth rate and promote inclusive growth to win the fight against poverty, inequality and unemployment, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said.... more ...
Govt must announce plan to tackle loss of jobs – DA
The Democratic Alliance on Sunday urged government to come up with a “serious plan” to tackle the loss of jobs.... more ...
AG to probe Prasa financial mismanagement allegations
Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the auditor general’s (AG) office to conduct a forensic investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (PRASA).... 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 ...

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 ...

Latest ATP rankings released – Anderson 14th

South Africa’s Kevin Anderson returned to his career-high 14th in the latest ATP singles tennis rankings released on Monday....  more ...
In Mgosi: Chiefs to welcome back axed player
Defending Absa Premiership Champions Kaizer Chiefs are set to welcome back another player they released at the fall of last season.... more ...
Flamingo Park Ready For Big Day
The Flamingo Park Festival on August 8 is Kimberley’s biggest annual race meeting and will hold more prestige than ever this year.... more ...
Better late than never for Steyn
Pretoria golfer Marco Steyn delayed his entry into the Gauteng leg of the Glacier Junior Series until the third-last tournament but made a winning start as he claimed the Selwyn Nathan Tournament title in a playoff at Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Sunday.... more ...
Win tickets for MTN8 clash between Wits and United
Bidvest Wits will face SuperSport United in the quarter-final of the MTN8 on Tuesday night (4 August 2015). ... more ...

Proverb confirms wife did cheat

TV personality Tebogo Thekisho, popularly known as Proverb confirmed on social media after various media reports that his wife Onalerona Thekisho has been having an affair....  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 ...
Come to the church of cheeses
Later this month Johannesburg-based foodies will join the holy trek to Montecasino, where they will find cheeses - and enter the gates of heaven.... more ...