Citizen

DG pans student clashes, disputes

Tertiary institutions are open spaces for free speech, academic freedom and independent thinking, therefore intolerance of opposing ideas is against “the very essence” of a university, according to Higher Education and Training Director General (DG) Gwebinkundla Qonde. more ...
Phakaaathi Breakfast

‘Holy’ trees lead to court dispute

Rand Water and a retired German immigrant have buried the hatchet about plans to cut down and remove trees the naturalist regards as holy and an integral part of his religion....  more ...

Mr Holmes movie review

The famous fictional detective Sherlock Holmes is brought vividly to life by a superb Ian McKellen in Bill Condon’s stirring new film. more ...

Jenny’s Wedding movie review (trailer)

Katherine Heigl, who is back on both the big and small screens, shows her acting mettle in Mary Agnes Donoghue’s film about a lesbian, whose coming out causes deep divisions within her tight family circle. more ...

Tomorrow’s news today: Springbok squad and Guptas

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Emzini Wezinsizwa’s Roland Mqwebu has died

Legendary actor Roland Mqwebu has passed on. more ...

Petrol price to drop on Wednesday

Good news for South African consumers is that from Wednesday, they will pay less for fuel after the Department of Energy yesterday announced a decrease in the price of all petroleum products.... more ...

S’fiso Ncwane ends Women’s Month in style

Gospel artist S'fiso Ncwane is ending off Women's Month in style with a dress, heels and make-up.... more ...

Bafana defender robbed R50 000 at gunpoint

Bafana Bafana and Bidvest Wits defender Siyabonga Nhlapo was robbed at gunpoint at his Johannesburg residence on Thursday afternoon. ... more ...

Storm kills at least 20 in Dominica, blows through Caribbean

Tropical Storm Erika left at least 20 people dead when it swept over the tiny island nation of Dominica, officials reported, as the system barreled through the Caribbean. more ...

‘Cure’ for Chernobyl children: sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

Anya wasn’t even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant. more ...

VW to invest R4.5bn in SA

The Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) will invest over R4.5 billion to produce at least two new models at its plant in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape....  more ...
Brazil tumbles into recession
Brazil has slipped into recession, the government said Friday, deepening the gloom in the world's seventh largest economy already battered by falling commodity prices, political crisis and a corruption scandal.... more ...
Global stocks mixed after torrid week
Global stock markets finished mixed on Friday at the end of a turbulent week driven by worries over China's slowing growth with some relief coming from data showing the strength of the US economy.... more ...
HCI appoints Mphande as chairperson
Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) announced on Friday that it had appointed long-serving director Velaphi Elias Mphande as chairperson.... more ...
UBS pays $1.7 mn for ‘apparent’ sanctions violations
Swiss bank UBS has agreed to pay US authorities $1.7 million to settle "apparent" violations of rules banning transactions benefiting officially designated terrorists, the Treasury Department said Thursday.... more ...

Nigeria marks 500 days since schoolgirls seized by Boko Haram

Relatives of over 200 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram marked 500 days since their abduction Thursday, with hope of their rescue dwindling despite fresh efforts to end the insurgency....  more ...
Four held over Austria truck tragedy as migrant deaths mount
Hungary said Friday it had arrested four people over the discovery of the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants, believed to be Syrian, in an abandoned truck in Austria.... more ...
Ex-archbishop dies ahead of paedophilia trial: Vatican
Josef Wesolowski, a former Polish archbishop who had been due to be the first cleric tried in the Vatican for child sex abuse, has been found dead in his apartment in the city state.... more ...
British Library rejects Taliban trove fearing terror laws
Academics have criticised the British government for creating a "climate of fear" after the national library declined to store the world's biggest collection of Taliban-related documents over concerns it could be prosecuted under terrorism laws.... more ...
Libya shipwreck toll hits 76 as UN fears 200 dead
At least 76 people have died after a ship carrying hundreds of migrants and refugees sank off the coast of Libya, the Libyan Red Crescent said Friday.... more ...

Springbok squad: Meyer puts his trust in the old guard

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has put his trust in World Cup veterans, the walking wounded and his trusted lieutenants over the last four years for his squad for this year’s showpiece rugby tournament which was announced in Umhlanga Rocks on Friday night. ...  more ...
Liverpool face tricky Europa League group
Five-time European champions Liverpool face a stern test of their continental experience after drawing former French champions Bordeaux and Russia's Rubin Kazan in the Europa League group stages on Friday.... more ...
Three centurions in Springbok Rugby World Cup squad
Three Test centurions, Victor Matfield, Bryan Habana and Jean de Villiers, have been included in the 31-man Springbok squad that will travel to England next month for the Rugby World Cup.... more ...
Springbok squad: Meyer includes eight players of colour
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has included eight players of colour in the 31-man Springbok squad for the upcoming World Cup in England.... more ...
Rain washes out play in Colombo after Sri Lanka rattle India
Sri Lanka gave India a scare before bad weather washed out a major part of the opening day's play in the series-deciding third and final Test in Colombo on Friday.... more ...

Emzini Wezinsizwa’s Roland Mqwebu has died

Legendary actor Roland Mqwebu has passed on.  more ...
Silence of the Lambs director to get Venice award
Silence of the Lambs director Jonathan Demme is to be presented with the Visionary Talent award at the upcoming Venice Film Festival, organisers announced Friday.... more ...
S’fiso Ncwane ends Women’s Month in style
Gospel artist S'fiso Ncwane is ending off Women's Month in style with a dress, heels and make-up.... more ...
Schuks! Pay Back the Money review (trailer)
You either love Leon Schuster or you would rather have your toe nails pulled out live on television than watch any of his prank movies. ... more ...
Meet Gary van Wyk: the photographer behind 21 Icons III
The photo and documentary series 21 Icons have managed to capture South African legends like never before. ... more ...