Pistorius' pathologist won't testify

A star pathologist hired by Oscar Pistorius told AFP he will not testify at the athlete's murder trial, another blow for his defence after a week of savage cross-examination.

MK vets brand Kasrils an 'enemy of the people'

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils is an "enemy of the people" with his "No Vote" campaign, the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) said.

Nkandla is a holy place, says ANC national chairwoman

Some of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remarks about President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home amounted to interference, ANC national chairwoman Baleka Mbete said on Thursday.

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial Day 25

All the news from the Oscar Pistorius murder trial Day 25 in one place.

Putin makes thinly-veiled invasion threat as Ukraine talks open

Russian President Vladimir Putin left the door open to intervening in Ukraine Thursday in a thinly-veiled threat that coincided with the opening of crunch Geneva talks on the escalating crisis.

AMCU to ferry mineworkers home for Easter - as far as Maputo

Buses organised to ferry platinum miners home over the Easter long weekend will go as far as Maputo, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Thursday.

Constitutional Court orders new grant tender process

The Constitutional Court ordered Sassa on Thursday to initiate a new tender process for the payment of welfare grants, but said in the meanwhile the current contract-holder, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), must continue to carry out its obligations.
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App helps you dodge tolls

Gauteng has taken a step forward in becoming a smart province by introducing a new mobile app that will allow users to get information about public transport.

Limpopo residents boo President Zuma

Residents jeered at President Jacob Zuma at Malamulele in Limpopo on Wednesday when he told them their grievances would be attended to.

Wu-Tang Clan-linked rapper cuts off own penis, jumps off building

A rapper affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday after he cut off his penis and then jumped off a second story balcony in what police believe was a suicide attempt, according to a report.

Portland flushes reservoir after teen pees in it

The mix of 143 million liters of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot.

Empower harbour communities: Zille

The Democratic Alliance has a plan for harbours and small-scale fishing communities, leader Helen Zille said in Cape Town on Thursday.

ANC to correct employment equity clause: Fransman

The ANC has made a submission to amend a controversial clause around demographics in draft employment equity (EE) regulations, the party's provincial leader Marius Fransman said on Thursday.

Amputee who murdered wife jailed for life

A Mpumalanga amputee was jailed for life by the Nelspruit Circuit of the North Gauteng High Court on Thursday for shooting and killing his wife.

Cele must clarify 'poty poty' comments: Mbete

ANC NEC member Bheki Cele will have to explain what he meant by his recent comment on portable toilets in Cape Town, the party's national chairwoman Baleka Mbete said.

Pistorius witness didn't bring varnish report

The trial of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius was adjourned before 1pm in the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday.

Zuma wishes SA a happy Easter

President Jacob Zuma has wished all South Africans a happy Easter weekend, the presidency said on Friday.

Salsa music legend Jose "Cheo" Feliciano, 78, dies in car crash

Puerto Rican salsa music singer Jose Luis "Cheo" Feliciano was killed in a car crash in Puerto Rico early Thursday morning, according to local media reports.

Prisoner's testicles partially ripped off

A man facing a first degree murder charge had his testicles partially torn off during a fight in Douglas Country Jail, Nebraska.

Animal rights activist jailed for blackmail plot

A British animal rights activist was jailed for six years on Thursday for her part in a Europe-wide campaign of intimidation targeting a leading animal testing company.

Police spy boss Mdluli to face charges: Supreme Court

A high court ruling against the withdrawal of some charges against suspended police intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Thursday.
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