City Power MD Sicelo Xulu takes leave pending finalisation of corruption probe into entity

City Power managing director Sicelo Xulu has taken leave from the power utility in the hope of speeding up a forensic investigation of fraud and corruption.

Joburg budgets for better policing‚ roads and public transport

The City of Johannesburg has allocated R31 million for the recruitment of a further 1‚500 Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers to help combat crime‚ enforce by-laws and manage traffic congestion.

Warning to communities living near Vaal and Bloemhof dam floodplains to 'move as soon as possible'

The department of water and sanitation has warned communities living near the floodplains of the Vaal Dam and the Bloemhof Dam in the North West to move as far away as possible to avoid flooding.

Zuma’s successor could earn close to R4-million

National Treasury anticipates that President Jacob Zuma's successor may earn almost R4-million when he or she takes office.

WATCH: Pampered lion hunts for attention from his favourite human

Smokey the lion has known Mike Mathalala since he was a cub‚ and now their close relationship has warmed hearts around the world.

Brian Molefe now an ANC member of Parliament

Former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe was on Thursday morning sworn in as an ANC MP.

Letshego Zulu struggles financially after Gugu's death: I am a survivor but it is not easy

Letshego Zulu has reflected on the loss of her husband Gugu and the financial struggles she has had to face since his death.

JMPD officer shot as N1 hijacking suspects arrested

A 28-year-old Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) officer has been shot in a gun battle with suspects who earlier made off with two trucks loaded with cellphones on Thursday morning.

Man who wants De Lille's old job attacks 'selfish' rivals for the DA crown

The acting DA leader in the Western Cape‚ Bonginkosi Madikizela‚ has attacked rivals for the post of interim provincial leader for forcing a vote.

Nigerian protesters vandalise MTN head office in Abuja

Nigerian protesters attacked and vandalised the head office of South African mobile phone giant MTN in Abuja on Thursday in apparent retaliation for anti-Nigerian violence in South Africa, an MTN spokesman said.

Ford extends warranty of ‘inf(l)amous’ Kuga by two years

In a bid to reassure and compensate Kuga owners and off-set the plummeting value of the inf(l)amous SUV‚ Ford South Africa has extended its original warranty by two years or 80‚000 kilometres.

Eskom only gets 2‚2% tariff increase

South Africa's energy regulator has granted state entity Eskom an approval of a 2.2% tariff increase for 2017/18 financial year - much less than in the past two financial years.

Mother‚ baby swept away by river

A woman and her 15-month-old daughter are missing and presumed drowned after being swept off a low-lying bridge by floodwaters near Harding on Wednesday night.

ANC behind violence during Joburg Council meeting: Mashaba

City of Johannesburg executive mayor Herman Mashaba has accused the ANC of being behind violence that erupted during a city council meeting and damage to City property on Thursday.

Minister calls for calm before planned march against foreigners in Tshwane

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has met organisers of a contentious planned march in Tshwane against foreign nationals planned for Friday and appealed for for calm.

Here's how much the petrol tax will thin out your wallet

The effect of the announcement by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan that an additional 30 cents/litre is to be added to the general fuel levy for the second year in a row‚ and that an additional nine cents a litre is to be added to the Road Accident Fund (RAF) levy‚ has been calculated in rands and cents by the Automobile Association (AA).

Mashaba steps up war on corruption

City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has allocated R38 million towards the fight against corruption‚ which he described as the city’s public enemy number one.

World donors gather in Oslo to tackle Nigeria famine

UN aid agencies and donor countries gathered in Oslo Thursday for a two-day meeting to raise emergency aid for millions of people threatened by famine in northeastern Nigeria, a Boko Haram stronghold.

Rome hospital under fire over abortion doctors

An Italian hospital's decision to hire two medics to perform abortions has sparked a Catholic backlash in a country where most doctors refuse to terminate pregnancies, often for religious reasons.

Syria peace talks stumble over meeting format

The UN's Syria envoy met rival negotiators gathered for peace talks in Geneva on Thursday, but even getting them into the same room appeared uncertain as hopes remained slim for a breakthrough.

Nuke treaty with Russia has nothing to do with domestic courts‚ argues state lawyer

Court is the wrong place to argue about the government’s alleged R1-trillion nuclear deal with Russia‚ government lawyers argued on Thursday.

Named and shamed: The streets where Cape Town is cracking down on water guzzlers

Thirty-six fines were issued this week to consumers who contravened water restrictions in Cape Town.

These 7 tips will save you stacks on your grocery bill

Is the dizzying increase in food prices giving you anxiety every time they tot up your total at the till? Knowing these seven things will help you keep costs under control when you're doing your supermarket shop
BEST, WORST OF TIMES: Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report laid bare the state of leadership in 2016 Picture: SIMPHIWE NKWALI

SANEF concerned about police visit to Mail and Guardian

The South African National Editors’ Forum has expressed concern after two police officers visited the Mail and Guardian's offices on Thursday to follow up on a complaint laid by the Public Protector last month.

Tshwane Council approves R4.52bn capital budget for 2016/17

A capital budget of R4.52 billion has been approved by the Tshwane Council for the 2016/17 financial year.

Plastic booty? Nah fam, there's nothing 'fake' about Lerato!

Lerato Kganyago has not had any plastic surgery and will fight anyone who says otherwise.

Rain has the final say on the first day of Joburg Open

Rain had the final say on the opening day of the Joburg Open at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Thursday.

Pollard unfazed by burden of becoming youngest Bulls captain in Super Rugby history

One the eve of becoming the youngest Bulls captain in Super Rugby history‚ 22-year old pivot Handrè Pollard does not appear to be burdened by the enormity of the responsibility.

Send Zuma's military protectors on to Cape Flats' streets of fear‚ says Zille

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille slammed President Jacob Zuma on Thursday for his government's failure to address crime in the Cape Flats.

Spoilers Ajax planning an elaborate ambush for Chiefs at Athlone

Ajax Cape Town have to patch up their midfield for Saturday’s clash against Kaizer Chiefs as two key elements will be missing for the match at the Athlone Stadium.

Athletics launching efforts to prepare teams for World Relays in April

Athletics SA (ASA)‚ stopping just short of accepting blame for last year’s relay fiasco‚ says it is launching efforts to prepare teams for World Relays in April.