ANC seeks to oust DA in Tshwane by putting metro under administration

There are growing calls within the Gauteng Provincial Government to dislodge the Democratic Alliance (DA) from power in Tshwane by placing the metro under administration.

Johannesburg teen scoops R680,000 Google science prize

Johannesburg teenager Kiara Nirghin's project on using fruit to combat drought has earned her the grand prize award at the Google Science Fair.

ANC and DA spend on salaries while EFF focuses on rallies

The African National Congress' salary bill remains its biggest expense and the party spent more than R70 million paying staff‚ according to the annual report of the Electoral Commission’s Represented Political Parties Fund.
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Panarottis removes 'adult' computer game after porn complaint

Family friendly restaurant Panarottis had a number of tots - and their parents - in a tizz this week when the youngsters stumbled across a raunchy computer game in one of its play areas.

South Africa must create safe spaces where anger and hatred can be heard

There’s no doubt that South African higher education is in crisis. However, a crisis can also be an opportunity.

Grateful Yvonne Chaka Chaka survives 'scary' Midrand shooting

SA music legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka is grateful to be alive. This after the star was nearly caught in the crossfire of a shooting that reportedly left one person dead and another injured.

Another sex-for-marks scandal at University of Zululand

New allegations of sex-for-marks have surfaced at the University of Zululand‚ with a second lecturer in as many weeks being accused of having sexual relations with a student.
After problems with Inkwazi, a similar Boeing business jet was chartered for President Jacob Zuma and flown from Dubai to Moscow. President Jacob Zuma will get a brand new presidential jet at a cost of a whopping R4-billion, according to a report on Sunday 8 November 2015.

Inkwazi being used to train new pilots despite claim it's ‘grounded’: DA

Now that President Jacob Zuma has shown he can do it‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday encouraged the leader to keep using “South African Airways (SAA) for the occasional long-haul intercontinental flight”.
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Wayde to go! Zille wants to rename stadium after 400m hero Van Niekerk

Wayde Van Niekerk has a world record and an Olympic gold medal‚ and now Western Cape Premier Helen Zille wants him to have immortality.

Salary caps for municipal managers will result in exodus to private sector

The recent gazetting of salary caps for municipal managers and managers directly accountable to them has prompted the Institute for Local Government Management (iLGM) to express “strong concerns that a crises may be lurking”.

Ma Winnie would have celebrated #PearlThusiDay with me, says Pearl

Actress Pearl Thusi has hit back at the critics who tried to dampen her #PearlThusiDay celebrations earlier this week.

Zuma pledges major BEE procurement shake-up

President Jacob Zuma last night announced an overhaul of the government's procurement policy in a bid to support black and small businesses.

‘Whites only have five years left in SA‚’ says Front National leader

Should “the diminishing white population” fail to “realise self-determination within the next five years…the Afrikaner will be a nation in true diaspora”.

Chaos in Tshwane council ‘betrays the trust of voters’‚ says Mashatile

Gauteng MEC for cooperative governance and traditional affairs Paul Mashatile has condemned the violence and chaos which took place in the Tshwane council meeting on Tuesday.
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Man bitten on penis by spider in portable toilet - again

An Australian man has been bitten by a venomous spider on the penis for a second time.

Cape Town City owner Comitis’ mixed feelings about start to PSL season

Cape Town City owner John Comitis said he was both pleased and disappointed with the start made by the new club‚ who missed out on a chance on Tuesday to become the first side this season to get to double figures in the points tally in the Absa Premiership.

While y'all focused on the bulls**t we focused on our money, says AKA

AKA has come out strongly to rub his success in the face of his haters, making it crystal clear that the negativity is like water off a duck's back.

Rand softens despite AB InBev deal approval

The rand was slightly weaker at lunchtime on Wednesday against expectations that it would strengthen on news of the approval by Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) shareholders of the SABMiller takeover.

Project brings affordable rents to Joburg city centre

The Gauteng Partner Fund (GPF) has joined forces with private sector to deliver affordable rental units in the Johannesburg city centre.

DJ Maphorisa shows critics the middle finger: They said I was crazy and tried to hide me

DJ Maphorisa has hit back at his critics, saying that they tried to bury him but couldn't succeed.

The literature inspiring SA’s student 'revolution'

South Africa’s university student revolt has given new life to radical authors of previous generations as they draw on their ideas to fight fees and demand a “free‚ decolonised education”.

Aleppo bombers will have to 'answer before God': pope

Pope Francis on Wednesday said those behind the bombing of Aleppo, where Syrian and Russian forces have conducted days of deadly airstrikes, will have to "answer before God."

Family of MH17 victim: prosecutors identified 100 suspects in plane's downing

A man whose cousin was killed in the downing of a Malaysian airliner in 2014 said on Tuesday international prosecutors had determined the missile was launched from territory held by pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.

South Sudan journalist's body dumped at farm: rights group

The body of a South Sudanese journalist abducted almost four months ago was found on a farm this week, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders said Wednesday.
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Scandal! actress Pasi Koetle welcomes a baby girl

Friends and celebrities have flooded actress Pasi Koetle's social media pages this week to congratulate her on the birth of her daughter.

Kevin Hart takes the No. 1 spot on Forbes' list of the highest paid comedians

Kevin Hart has taken the number one spot on this year's list of the world's highest-paid comedians by Forbes.

Lost without translation: Calais migrants struggle with language barrier

For the cocktail of languages heard on the dirt streets of the Calais "Jungle" take a dollop of Dari, add a pinch of Amharic and Arabic, and sprinkle liberally with Punjabi, Pashto, Kurdish, Tigrinya and Farsi.

Ertugral sees potential in Kutumela‚ says Pirates still have plenty of work to do

Muhsin Ertugral is excited by Orlando Pirates’ skillful forward signing Thabiso Kutumela‚ who came on and set up the free-kick from which he also scored in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw against Platinum Stars.

Fort Hare students defy order to return to class

Protesting University of Fort Hare students defied their vice-chancellor’s instructions to return to class on Wednesday morning.

Competition Commission raids cargo shipping companies

The Competition Commission is today conducting a search and seizure operation at the premises of six cargo shipping companies operating in the Western Cape and Kwazulu-Natal.

Global rugby season could be good to grow the sport and address player welfare

The possibility of a global rugby season will take a few steps forward in the coming days when the issue comes under review during a series of committee meetings in Buenos Aires this week.