Wife of SA mining boss fined for air-rage incident

A Canadian court has slapped a South African woman, the wife of a mining magnate, with a fine equivalent to R137000 after she caused a temporary flight diversion of an Air Canada flight last month.

EFF says car was "wrongfully" bought for Malema with party money

Economic Freedom Fighters members are claiming that a grey Golf GTI was "wrongfully" bought for leader Julius Malema using party money, according to a reportĀ on Sunday.

How cops bungled Senzo Meyiwa murder case

Three months of police blunders, a lack of crime-intelligence gathering and internal power struggles have left police clueless in the investigation into the murder of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Baby dies in Soweto looting rampage

Baby Nqobile Majozi became South Africa's youngest victim of xenophobic violence this week.

KZN police to deal with Zuma's son warrant of arrest on Monday

KwaZulu-Natal police on Sunday could not give an update on whether a warrant of arrest had been delivered for President Jacob Zuma's eldest son Edward relating to a maintenance case.

Local authorities 'aggravate' power crisis

Peggy Drodskie, the acting head of the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, believes the power crisis is going to get a lot worse as next year's local government elections approach.

Lungu narrowly wins Zambia presidential vote, opposition cries foul

Zambia's ruling party candidate Edgar Lungu secured a narrow victory in this week's presidential poll, results showed on Saturday, defeating his closest rival who said the election had been "stolen".

Eskom grid collapse warning 'misinterpreted'

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona's warning about the possibility of a catastrophic total collapse of the grid was simply "the wrong use of grammar", says the power utility now.

Dramat can't return to work

Hawks boss Anwa Dramat cannot return to work on Monday now that Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has filed to appeal a court's decision to overturn his suspension, the ministry said on Sunday.

MTN bribe accused to pilot new airline

Former South African ambassador Yusuf Saloojee, the man who was allegedly bribed by an MTN official in Iran, has emerged as the chairman of South Africa's newest low-cost airline, Pak Africa Aviation, which is due to be launched next month.

Foreign-owned Soweto shops abandoned

Several foreign-owned shops in Soweto were abandoned on Saturday following a week of violence and looting.

Gwede Mantashe says ANC lekgotla will result in action on top priorities

There will be action and not just talk culminating from the ANC's January lekgotla, party general secretary Gwede Mantashe said on Sunday.

More arrested in Soweto looting spree

The number of people arrested in connection with looting of foreign owned shops in Soweto has risen to 178, national police said on Sunday.

15 Sunday speedsters arrested in Johannesburg

A 20-year-old motorcyclist was arrested after being caught clocking 195kph on the N12 in the south of Johannesburg on Sunday, Ekurhuleni metro police said.
Children study by the light coming in through the entrance of the room during a power shortage at their house on Margalla Hills in Islamabad

Power back after rebel attack plunges 80% of Pakistan into darkness

An apparent rebel attack on a key power line plunged around 80% of Pakistan into darkness on Sunday, the latest reminder of the country's crippling energy crisis.

Another arrest in Witbank SBV robbery

The Hawks in Mpumalanga arrested another person in connection with a massive robbery at SBV's cash centre in Mpumalanga last year, bringing the total arrested so far to 17, spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Sunday.

US 'deeply concerned' by Ukraine attacks: Obama

US President Barack Obama expressed deep concern Sunday about ceasefire violations in Ukraine and pledged to intensify pressure on Russia, after rocket attacks on a government-held port killed 30 people.

Man arrested in Johannesburg for selling rhino horn

A man arrested for trying to sell a rhino horn in Johannesburg is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday, the Hawks said on Sunday.

Buti Manamela warns against looting

The looting that flared up in Soweto south of Johannesburg cannot be justified, Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, said on Sunday.

Man arrested at funeral procession for impersonating metro cop

The Ekurhuleni metro police department (EMPD) arrested a man at a funeral procession on Saturday on charges of impersonating a police officer, a spokesman said on Sunday.

MPs suggest private security for Parliament to remove unruly members

Some MPs have suggested that Parliament hire a private security company to remove unruly members from the National Assembly, according to a report on Sunday.
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