Zuma cancels Indonesia trip due to xenophobic violence

President Jacob Zuma has cancelled his visit to Indonesia in order to attend to matters at home relating to the attacks on foreign nationals.

HIV breakthrough 'imminent', says Medicine Nobel Laureate

Nobel Laureate Francoise Barre-Sinoussi‚ who co-discovered the virus that causes Aids‚ believes it is possible that one day people will live with HIV‚ without taking medicine and yet remain healthy and un-infectious.

Human Rights Commission wants King Goodwill to clarify comments

The South African Human Rights Commission (HRC) wants King Goodwill Zwelithini to confirm that the xenophobic attacks are "not being undertaken in his name or by his direction”.

Maimane to run for DA leader

Mmusi Maimane has accepted nomination to stand as the Democratic Alliance leader, ending days of speculation on who was going to succeed outgoing Helen Zille.

Proteas coach clarifies his comments of political interference in team selection

In a bizarre u-turn on Saturday, Proteas High Performance Coach, Mike Horn, claims his comments were taken out of context and that he is not aware of any political interference in the selection of the team for the World Cup semi-final match against New Zealand.

I was made a foreigner in my own land

On Monday I was called an "Indian dog", threatened with death and chased out of Durban's KwaMashu township.

Eskom appoints Transnet head as acting CEO

Public Enterprises minister Lynne Brown has appointed Brian Molefe as acting chief executive officer of the embattled power utility.

Sasol repatriates 340 South African workers from Mozambique over safety fears

The energy and chemical giant is set to repatriate hundreds of South African workers in the face of growing violence in the country.

Lebombo Border post closed, SA trucks attacked in Mozambique

The border post between South Africa and Mozambique has been closed until further notice Friday after an unruly mob barricaded the N4 near Ressano Garcia, targeting trucks with South African registration numbers.

Two men shot dead in xenophobia-hit Jeppestown

Two unidentified men have been shot dead in xenophobia-hit Jeppestown in Johannesburg on Saturday.

Capacity of 2018 World Cup final venue to be cut by 8,000

The Russian government has decided to cut the capacity of the Luzhniki stadium, which will hold the final of the 2018 World Cup, by 8,000 to 81,000.

30 detained as xenophobic attacks simmer in Johannesburg

South African police detained more than 30 people overnight as xenophobic violence simmered around the economic hub Johannesburg, officials said on Saturday.

Production normal at South Africa's largest refinery after fire

Production at the 172,000 barrels per day Sapref refinery, South Africa's largest and co-owned by BP and Shell, is normal following a pipeline fire that was extinguished on Saturday morning, a spokeswoman said.

Mugabe blamed for xenophobic attacks on Zimbabweans living in South Africa

Firebrand Zimbabwean female war veteran and former Zanu PF MP Margaret Dongo has blamed the horrific xenophobic attacks in South Africa on President Robert Mugabe's and Zanu PF's "gross misrule" of the past 35 years.

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 93, faces trial in Germany

A former Nazi officer known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" goes on trial in Germany next Tuesday, possibly the last SS member to face punishment after most escaped justice.

Police Minister says no need for army yet to quell xenophobic attacks

Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has assured South Africans that the police are up to the task of dealing with the latest xenophobic attacks which have gripped the nation.

Balotelli is most abused Premier League player on social media

Almost 40,000 abusive messages aimed at Premier League players -- many of them racist -- have been posted online this season, according to the anti-discrimination body "Kick It Out".

Top Western Cape cop charged with corruption‚ racketeering and money laundering

The top police officer in the Western Cape has been charged with corruption‚ racketeering and money laundering and faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted.

Mandela honoured with massive painting

Li Bin‚ a Chinese artist‚ was commissioned by the Chinese government to create a 38m long and 3.8m high panoramic oil painting‚ titled Mandela‚ that depicts Mandela's lifelong struggle for peace and tolerance in three segments – "Prisoner"‚ "President" and "Peacemaker".

11 men to walk 400km in a week with a 3-metre hollow cross

Eleven men from East London are walking 400 kilometres over seven days with a three-metre long‚ hollow cross to raise awareness of the Karoo Mighty Men Conference (KMMC) in Middleburg next week.

Port Elizabeth cops on alert after first xenophobic attack

The first xenophobic incident in the Eastern Cape has been sparked by the discovery of the body of a missing woman.
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