Two men forced to eat their own dog open a case with the police

Two men allegedly forced to eat their dog by a man who believed they were illegally hunting in a private game reserve in Komgha in the Eastern Cape have opened a case.

AbaThembu King Dalindyebo will not attend his wife’s funeral

AbaThembu King Buyelkhaya Dalindyebo will not attend the funeral of his wife Queen Nolitha Dalindyebo on Saturday.
South Africa's Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games medalists Cameron van der Burgh and Caster Semenya pose for a picture after arriving at the O.R. Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

Taxman to take its cut of Mbalula’s bonsela to Olympic medallists

The prize money South African Olympic medallists have received will be taxed‚ the South African Revenue Service (Sars) says.

WATCH LIVE: Committee to decide on final Public Protector candidate

Parliament's ad hoc committee will decide which of the final five candidates shortlisted for the Public Protector job will succeed Thuli Madonsela.

Worlds apart: The stark differences in how the rich and poor live in Hout Bay

While the physical distance between the homes in Cape Town's Hout Bay may only be a few hundred metres, residents’ lives and living conditions are worlds apart, writes Roxanne Joseph

#WTFFrance - French cops force woman to remove clothing on Nice beach

An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked Wednesday as images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice went viral.

OPINION: Science has a role to play in picking Madonsela successor

The onerous duty of recommending the best candidate for the post of public protector‚ shortly to be vacated by Thuli Madonsela at the compulsory end of her seven-year term of duty‚ will receive further attention in Parliament.

Estate agency CEO Rohde to make first court appearance for wife’s murder

Wealthy businessman Jason Rohde will only appear in the Stellenbosch Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Ailing Kaizer Chiefs under pressure ahead of knockout clash against Cape Town City

Kaizer Chiefs can utilise their anger at a poor start in their 2-1 Premier League defeat to Bidvest Wits on Tuesday night to bounce back immediately against Cape Town City‚ said Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela.

Online dating scammers nabbed after Hawks post dummy parcel

The Hawks on Wednesday announced the arrest of four suspected “online dating scammers” in Cape Town.

At least 38 dead in Italian earthquake - civil protection

At least 38 people died in a powerful earthquake that hit central Italy early on Wednesday, a spokeswoman for the civil protection department said.

'Blessee' Amanda Cele wants to be Nasty C's sugar mama

Self-confessed blessee Amanda Cele has poked fun at the idea of being Nasty C's 'sugar mama.'

Desperate Polokwane City coach pleads with club owner to sign new players

New Polokwane City coach Luc Eymael has urged club boss Johnny Mogaladi to make additions to the squad in the remaining days of the transfer window.

ConCourt rejects its own judges’ application on Judge Hlophe matter

It is in the interests of justice that the complaint against Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe should be dealt with and concluded without further delay.

Babes Wodumo on the misconception of female dancers: People think I'm stupid

Babes Wodumo has spoken out about the misconceptions that often plague female dancers, saying people label them as "stupid."

NMMU students in fees protest

Students demanding free education for the poor protested at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU) on Wednesday.

WATCH: This gospel version of Wololo will take you back to church

Have you ever wanted to hear a gospel remake of the hottest gqom track, Wololo? If the answer is yes, boy are you in luck.

Zimbabwe abolishes 8,000 jobs in agriculture ministry to cut wages

Zimbabwe's government plans to abolish about half the jobs in the agriculture department, a government official said on Wednesday, as President Robert Mugabe's administration struggles to pay public service wages.

Behind the scenes on AKA's hottest new African collab

AKA has an exciting new African collaboration coming up. And, no, it's not with Burna Boy.

Rand consolidates at R14/$ level on inflation data as further weakness looms

The rand consolidated at the R14/$ level on Wednesday at midday as consumer inflation for July came in better than expected.

Nersa to appeal tariff reversal court order

A subcommittee of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will recommend that a court judgment ordering it to reverse a tariff increase of two years ago be challenged.

Western Province continues to lose players while Rassie Erasmus charms at Munster

Western Province wing Kobus van Wyk will join French club Bordeaux Begles pending a medical assessment this week‚ according to the French club’s website.

North Korea test-fires sub-launched missile close to Japan

North Korea on Wednesday test-fired a submarine-launched missile 500 kilometres (around 300 miles) towards Japan, marking what weapons analysts called a clear step forward for its nuclear strike ambitions.

Inflation slows to 6%‚ but interest rate hikes can’t be ruled out: bank

The deceleration of consumer inflation to 6% in July from 6.3% in June - marginally lower than the consensus forecast of a slowdown to 6/1% - “stemmed mainly from a lower electricity price increase this July”.

‘Why is Peters urging closure of Prasa probe?’

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has apparently described as “irregular expenditure” the R80-million paid to a law firm to probe irregularities and wasteful expenditure at the Passenger Rail Agency of SA (Prasa).

Revealed: How humans and wild birds collaborate to get honey and wax…using a ‘brrr-hm’

A study has revealed the benefits of collaboration between humans and animals through a partnership between the greater honeyguide‚ a species of bird‚ and people in Africa who harvest honey.

YAY! iFani set to make SABC 1 TV return

Rapper iFani is set to make a long-awaited return to TV with a new show on SABC 1.

Springboks bracing themselves for spicy Salta welcome

The Springboks are under no illusions that they will receive a hostile welcome when they take on the Pumas in Salta on Saturday in their second Rugby Championship match against Argentina.

Suspended SAA treasurer’s legal victory a success for whistleblower programme: Outa

The Organisation for Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) celebrated as a “first victory” that the matter involving suspended South African Airways (SAA) group treasurer Cynthia Stimpel’s matter “will be heard by an impartial commissioner”.

Positive sentiment slides on Twitter after news of imminent arrest of #PravinGordhan

As the rand took a dive over a fear that Finance Minster Pravin Gordhan faced arrest in an escalation of the “Sars Wars”‚ so too did positive sentiment on social media.

New series to document Idris Elba's journey to becoming a pro kickboxer

Idris Elba is set to give fans a look at his personal life (and his ripped physique) as he gears up for his first ever kickboxing match on an upcoming docu-series, Idris Elba: Fighter, according to a news release on Wednesday.