Lesotho military seize control of police HQ in coup attempt

Lesotho's military seized control of the tiny African kingdom's police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phones in the early hours Saturday, a government minister and member of the ruling coalition told a news agency.

Withdraw suspension notice Mbete, or I'll see you in court: Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema warned National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete in a letter on Friday that unless she withdrew plans to suspend him from Parliament by Sunday noon, he would launch a court challenge.

Big butts, small waists and Kim Kardashian, inside Hollywood's waist training trend

The world's most admired body shape - the hour glass - is turning Hollywood celebrities into waist training fanatics, a trend which has recently popped up again.

Four guilty of shooting Rwandan exile in Johannesburg

A South African court on Friday found four men guilty of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, in a case that had strained diplomatic ties between the two countries.

Nkandla committee stumbles on mandate

Opposition parties refused to elect the chair of the new parliamentary committee on the Nkandla controversy until its mandate had been clarified to ensure the public protector's report is not sidelined.

DA wants AG to investigate 'dodgy' defence tender

The DA has called on Auditor General Kimi Makwetu to investigate allegations of irregularities in the awarding of tenders worth more than R200 million by the defence department.

Zuma on the ropes

President Jacob Zuma is up against it in his fight to deflect two corruption scandals.

Treasury hypocritical about ring-fencing taxes: Business Unity SA

The National Treasury is hypocritical for saying it is not in favour of ring-fencing taxes when it has done so for certain infrastructure projects, Business Unity SA (Busa) said on Friday.

Our very own story of 'O'

The older you are, the more you enjoy sex.

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.

Syria refugees top 3 million, US has no strategy 'yet'

The number of refugees from the conflict in Syria now tops three million, the United Nations said on Friday, as US President Barack Obama admitted he still has no strategy to tackle advancing jihadists.
Exiled Rwandan General Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa looks on during his court appearance in Johannesburg

Four convicted of attempted murder of former Rwandan general

Four foreign nationals were convicted of attempting to murder former Rwandan general Faustin Nyamwasa in the Kagiso Regional Court yesterday.

We will shut down parliament: Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema on Friday night called on National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete not to push the party to shut down Parliament.

Big petrol price drop for September

The retail price of petrol in South Africa will decrease by 67 cents to 13.66 rand a litre from next Wednesday, its lowest since the start of the year, the department of energy said on Friday.

All women except Sikhs must wear motorbike helmets in Delhi

All women riding pillion on motorbikes in the Indian capital have to wear helmets, but an exception has been made for Sikh women on religious grounds, a Transport department official said Friday.

Instructor's daughter sad for girl who shot him with an Uzi

The family of an Arizona shooting range instructor accidentally killed by a 9-year-old girl while he was teaching her to use an Uzi say they feel sorry for the child.

Dethroned beauty queen 'runs off with crown', breast implants

A Myanmar beauty queen dethroned for alleged misconduct has absconded with her crown and free breast implants, the organiser said Friday.

SPCA visits school after two chickens kicked to death

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) has visited Mondeor High School after reports of two chickens being kicked to death by five matric pupils at the school, the Johannesburg SPCA chief inspector said on Friday.

Child abuser who blamed girls jailed for life

Convicted child molester Moses Mulaudzi, 54, was sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a seven year-old girl and an additional 15 years for three counts of sexual assault and four counts of compelling a child to witness a sexual offence.

Snow falls in parts of SA

Snow fell in many parts of the country on Friday, the South African Weather Service said.

Ramaphosa meets Afrikaner self-determination group

The Boere-Afrikaner Volksraad encountered no negativity from acting President Cyril Ramaphosa when they met to discuss Afrikaner self-determination, the council said on Friday.
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