19 killed in incident between truck and taxi on the R28 towards Vereeniging about 6 kilometres from Westonaria.

At least 19 dead in road accident near Westonaria

At least 19 people have been killed in a collision between a truck and a taxi on the R28 near Westonaria‚ ER24 emergency medical service reported.

Take back your trains: Prasa seeks refund in dodgy tender debacle

Rail parastatal Prasa launched a dramatic court action this week to recover from one of South Africa's biggest ever tender debacles involving billions of rands.

Pirates confident ahead of Confed Cup decider

If you were to choose a South African team to go into Africa on a mission impossible, you would not think twice - it would be Orlando Pirates.

Deputy Defence minister makes bizarre Gautrain terrorism claims (audio)

Deputy Defence minister Kebby Maphatsoe has made startling claims of plans to overthrow the government that involve a terrorist attack on the Gautrain.
Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the Cathedral of Kampala in Kampala

Pope heads to conflict-wracked Central African Republic

Pope Francis headed Sunday to conflict-ridden Central African Republic, the most dangerous destination of his three-nation Africa tour, after euphoric celebrations in his honour in Uganda and Kenya.

Malema anti-Mandela comments those of an immature dope: Cope

Congress of the People’s leader Mosiuoa Lekota said Julius Malema’s attacks on former president Nelson Mandela's legacy were immature and uninformed.

Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinic

A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said.

DA: Presidential handbook benefit Zuma's 'cronies'

The Presidential Handbook does nothing more than hand President Jacob Zuma’s cronies a blank cheque, the Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister in the Presidency said on Saturday.
Combination frame grabs shows a war plane crashing in flames in a mountainous area in northern Syria after it was shot down by Turkish fighter jets near the Turkish-Syrian border

Russia slaps economic sanctions on Turkey over jet downing

Moscow on Saturday slapped economic sanctions on Turkey in the latest tit-for-tat move over the downing of a Russian warplane, as Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was "saddened" by the jet incident.

Two dead, 4 000 homeless after Cape Town fire

At least two people were found dead and thousands of people lost their homes in a devastating fire that raced through an informal settlement near Fish Hoek, Cape Town, early on Sunday morning.

Witbank prostitutes offer door-to-door service on Facebook, with racist pricing

A travelling escort agency operating in eMalahleni offered home delivery on Facebook according to a report.

Burkina Faso votes to choose first new leader in decades

Burkina Faso voted on Sunday in an election to choose the country's first new president in decades, a year after longtime leader Blaise Compaore was toppled in a popular uprising in which demonstrators faced down the security forces.

Human chains and Hollywood heavyweights at global climate protests

More than half a million people around the world took part in climate change marches over the weekend, a co-organiser said on Sunday, as protesters urged politicians to take action.

Trump says won't take back remark on Muslims 'cheering' 9/11 attacks

US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump insisted on Sunday he was "100 percent right" when he said he saw Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center even though fact-checkers have debunked his claim.

Pope opens 'Holy Door' in Bangui ahead of Catholic Jubilee year

Pope Francis on Sunday made a highly symbolic gesture by opening a "Holy Door" at Bangui Cathedral in the Central African Republic ahead of the start of a Catholic Jubilee Year, marking forgiveness and reconciliation.

Tutu says failure to act on climate will trigger social crises

South African anti-apartheid icon, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, said Sunday that a failure by world leaders to take action against climate change at the Paris conference will trigger global social upheaval.

Missing fisherman found dead under boat

The search for a fisherman ended in tragedy on Sunday afternoon when his body was found, trapped underneath the same overturned boat that he and his friends had been in, near Gordon's Bay.

Pirates dreams shattered in Tunisia

Orlando Pirates dream of winning another continental trophy are over after they lost to Etoile du Sahel in the second leg of the CAF Confederation Cup final, going down 1-0 on the day and 2-1 on aggregate.

Investigation into cause of Gauteng crash under way

An investigation is under way to determine the cause of an accident on Sunday that left 19 dead and and four critically injured in Westonaria, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said.

SACP to push for transformation of financial sector at summit

The South African Communist Party will push for the “entire structure of sky-high” bank charges as well as the practice of compound interest to be reviewed and regulated at the forthcoming Second Financial Sector Summit.
German Chancellor Merkel attends CDU and SPD fraction meeting in Berlin

Germany outlines plan to support fight against Islamic state - media

Germany could send 1,200 soldiers to the Middle East by the end of the year to support a coalition battling Islamic State, Germany's top defence official told a newspaper on Sunday as his minister backed an international alliance against the group.