No rift between Zuma and Mantashe: ANC

There is no rift between President Jacob Zuma and ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, the party said on Friday.

Domestic worker awarded R50,000 in damages for racial abuse case

The Equality Court in Cape Town has ordered a man to pay R50,000 compensation to a domestic worker for swearing at her using racially abusive language.

Court orders Hlaudi Motsoeneng's suspension, with pay

The Western Cape High Court ordered on Friday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect with full pay.

Oscar judgment 'not well reasoned': legal expert

The judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial is not well reasoned and can be appealed on a question of law, a legal expert said on Friday.

Gambling board blew R4 million on trips, including trip to Las Vegas

The suspended National Gambling Board spent R4.1 million on foreign travel in the past three years, almost a quarter of it on a trip to Las Vegas.

Eskom in R43 million deal to sponsor one New Age breakfast a month

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila has stirred controversy at the power utility over a R43-million contract to sponsor The New Age's (TNA) breakfast briefings, according to a report.

Malema could face charges for 'racial attack'

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema could face charges of assault and crimen injuria following an alleged racial attack in a restaurant in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

Sisulu's no free houses for those under 40 decision an insult to the poor: EFF

Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's announcement that people under the age of 40 will no longer receive free housing is an insult to the poor, the EFF said on Friday.

Mountains are, like, tweeting

Twitter parody accounts are not just for humans. Inanimate objects have been the subject of parodies too, with Cape Town in particular receiving attention this week.

Lamela 'rabona' strike becomes global sensation - with video

Tottenham Hotspur striker Erik Lamela shot to the front of the queue for the world goal of the year Friday after his "rabona" wonder strike in the Europa League.

Avengers on Jozi mean streets

It did't feel like it when motorists were clashing with traffic officers and blocked streets were causing bedlam in downtown Johannesburg, but a trailer for the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron suggests the chaos of disruption during the filming was all worthwhile.

TB Joshua donates cash to families of church building collapse victims

A R50,000 donation would be paid towards funeral expenses of each family of the victims of the church building collapse in Nigeria, the Synagogue Church of All Nations said on Friday.

WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses by mid-2015

The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015.

'Prophet' ordered to appear at Lagos church building collapse inquest

A coroner on Friday ordered one of Nigeria's most popular preachers to give evidence at an inquest into the cause of a guesthouse collapse at his church which killed 84 South Africans.

Cosatu adjourns its central executive committee meeting for two weeks

Cosatu's special central executive committee meeting has been adjourned for two weeks, when discussions on Numsa's future in the trade union federation would continue.

American evangelist angers Kenyans with Aids on towels comments

Kenyans are expressing anger and shock on social media and radio stations over comments made by popular American evangelist Pat Robertson in a recent TV broadcast in which he warned that towels in Kenya could transmit AIDS.

Mourinho confirms Costa may return against United

Diego Costa, Ramires and John Mikel Obi could all return to the Chelsea squad for their Premier League clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, manager Jose Mourinho said.

Enrique confirms Suarez will have first bite as Barca player in El Clasico

Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his long-awaited debut for the club in Saturday's first El Clasico of the season away to Real Madrid.

Zimbabwe urged to guarantee safety of journalists after beating

Global media watchdog, the Committee for the Protection of Journalists, on Friday urged Zimbabwe to guarantee the safety of journalists after a reporter was beaten up and detained by police.

Russia's Putin accuses US of damaging world order

President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of making the world a more dangerous place by imposing a "unilateral diktat" in international diplomacy and denied Russia wanted to build a new empire.

Wenger tells Arsenal to tighten defence

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has said only a vastly improved defensive effort will propel the Gunners back towards the summit of English football.
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