Amcu gets the elbow

In an attempt to end the biggest strike ever in the South African mining sector, platinum producers will take their new wage offer direct to the workers.

Dad too distraught to identify kids

Scotland Yard has charged South African mother Tania Clarence with the murder of her three small disabled children.

Thuli's Time has come

Public protector Thuli Madonsela hailed her team's "selfless efforts" for landing her on Time magazine's list of the world's 100 Most Influential People, released yesterday.

Pots and kettles for Juju

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema's visit to the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Howard College in Durban was marred by chaos yesterday as rowdy ANC supporters prevented him from addressing his followers inside the varsity hall.

Pupils cry out for more maths

A group of Ekurhuleni matric pupils who have not had a maths teacher for more than two months have taken their frustrations to the Gauteng department of education.

Surgery in the fast lane

More people will soon have the option of undergoing minor surgery at a hospital that will discharge them on the day they were admitted.

Sorrow in twins' lucky packet

A spat over a hefty inheritance can shatter even the closest of family bonds, as highlighted by a recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment.

Gagged, bagged and tagged

Cape Town has removed a million square metres of graffiti in favour of "positive art", which includes images of rainbows, crystals and hearts.

Dream dashed as Everest ascent cancelled

The expedition to get the first black South African woman to summit Mount Everest has been cancelled.

Pope in hot water over 'personal' phone calls

Pope Francis's habit of picking up the phone and cold calling people who write to him is landing the Vatican in hot water and spokesman Federico Lombardi has had enough.

The ANC can be outvoted: Ramphele

The African National Congress can be defeated, Agang SA leader Mamphela Ramphele said on Thursday.

Zille goes up the poll to unveil DA's final election poster

Crowds gathered on Greenmarket Square in Cape Town's city centre yesterday morning to cheer DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille as she put up the first of her party's final line of election posters.

Sunday Times is SA's most influential newspaper

The Sunday Times was the most influential print medium in the first quarter of 2014, according to a study by media research institute Media Tenor.

Africa's biggest wind farm starts generating power

Africa's largest wind farm, at Tarfaya in southwestern Morocco, has started generating electricity and will be capable of meeting the electricity needs of several hundred thousand people, officials say.

Government has allowed police to become brutal: DA

A DA election advert depicts how the government has allowed the police to become brutal, Icasa's complaints and compliance committee heard.

Johannesburg Roads Agency to get tough on shoddy contractors

In an open letter to contractors, The Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) Skhumbuzo Macozoma issued a stern warning to shoddy contractors.
Police van. File photo.

SAPS getting driving lessons to save fleet

A driving course incorporated into the SA Police Service training will extend the lifespan and working condition of vehicles, Deputy Police Minister Maggie Sotyu said.
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa. File photo.

Mthethwa visits Cape ganglands, promises cops for elections

Police will be out in full force in Manenberg on election day, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa told residents of Cape Town's gang-plagued township.

Electoral court to sit on Tlakula matter

The Electoral Court will hear an application by opposition parties to force IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula to resign, a court official said.

EFF government will be at the expense of the rich: Mpofu

The EFF in Gauteng will focus all its energy on improving the lives of the poor, the party's premier candidate Dali Mpofu said.

Keep cops out of politics: SAPS

The SA Police Service (SAPS) should not be drawn into politics because it is a statutory institution, Icasa's complaints and compliance committee heard.
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