Bara hospital closes emergency unit, refers patients to other facilities

Emergency patients will be referred to other health facilities from next week until the end of the year while renovations are carried out at this unit within Soweto’s Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.

Fed-up neighbour turns hose on Big Brother cast

Ria Slabber hooked up her hosepipe, leaned over the high wall between her restaurant in Linden, Johannesburg, and the Big Brother house next door and sprayed the cast and crew of the reality show in a bid to shut them up.

Hamilton ducks the parties as Rosberg offers sympathy

Lewis Hamilton was conspicuous by his absence on Monday as bleary-eyed reports of the post-race parties after Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix were shared over strong coffee on the Cote d'Azur where, so unexpectedly, his Mercedes team-mate and rival Nico Rosberg had been given a gift-wrapped victory.

Disgruntled ANC councillors' plans to sabotage Danny Jordaan revealed

Some ANC councillors disgruntled by the appointment of Safa president Danny Jordaan as mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality are hell-bent on sabotaging his election, according to a report.

Presidency denies Marikana link to North West cop commissioner’s retirement

The presidency rejected suggestions by a Marikana defence attorney that Jacob Zuma is delaying the release of a report into the killings to buy time to deal with top police officials.

Khune's agent denies demanding millions from Chiefs

Itumeleng Khune’s agent has rubbished weekend reports that the Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper is demanding exorbitant amounts of money from the South African champions.

Bucket system will be eradicated by year-end: Mokonyane

The bucket system programme in formal areas will be a thing of the past by the end of 2015‚ Water and Sanitation minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Monday.

Brazilian begs EU to take in SA whites

An online petition is calling on the EU to allow white South Africans to return to their ancestral countries in Europe.
File photo of Josh Duggar speaking at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames Iowa

Reality TV star allegedly molests sisters, judge orders police report destroyed

A judge appointed by former Arkansas governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee ordered the destruction of the police report against Josh Duggar after reports of him molesting his sisters came to light.

Trevor Noah asks Twitter 'which one of us died?'

Trevor Noah has questioned claims made by his grandmother that his cousin had died‚ adding to the many tragedies which have beset his family.

Organisers bay for blood of no-show soapie actor

Former Generations actor and singer Anga "Naakmusiq" Makubalo has been accused of owing promoters more than R50,000 after he failed to pitch for three events at which he was booked to perform last month.

Libyan tribes meet in Cairo as Egypt seeks allies against militants

Hundreds of Libyan tribal leaders met in Cairo on Monday with Egyptian authorities hoping to enlist their help in preventing Islamist violence from spilling over their shared border.

Biden tries to smooth Iraq ties after Pentagon outburst

US Vice President Joe Biden on Monday sought to end an embarrassing rift between Washington and Baghdad after Pentagon boss Ash Carter blamed Iraqi forces for the fall of Ramadi.

Obama praises 'fallen heroes,' touts end of Mid East wars

US President Barack Obama paid a Memorial Day tribute to America's "fallen heroes" Monday, stressing the heavy burden of perennial wars and underscoring his decision to pull troops from Afghanistan and Iraq.

Eskom implements load-shedding shortly after saying the lights would stay on

Stage 1 load-shedding was implemented on Monday evening with Eskom saying this was due to a shortage of generating capacity.
A teacher gives a lesson during the second day of the 2012-2013 course at the Alfredo Miguel Aguayo Sanchez school in Havana

Sadtu opposes introduction of Chinese language at SA schools

The introduction of Mandarin into the South African school curriculum is a form of colonisation‚ the South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) said on Monday.

Designers offer fashion tips for Durban July

No sailor's hats or stripes please: The fashion theme for this year’s premier horse racing event‚ the Durban July‚ is “The Captain’s Table” – ripe for tacky interpretations‚ which organisers hope to avoid by roping in designers to guide punters.

Gauteng pastor unfit to stand trial for bribery and corruption

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has withdrawn a charge of corruption against Reverend Josias Mabaso‚ accused of bribery and misusing education subsidies‚ following a psychiatric report that deemed him “unfit to stand trial”.

Kim and Kanye share intimate pics from their wedding night

Kim Kardashian West celebrated her wedding anniversary to Kanye West by sharing some pictures from their wedding.

More visitors, more poachers in Kruger Park

A total number of 1‚659‚793 visitors passed through the gates of the Kruger National Park in the 2014/15 financial year‚ compared to 1‚556‚916 the previous financial year‚ according to SANParks and the Department of Environmental Affairs.

Thousands flock to Chelsea victory parade

An estimated 70,000 people took to the streets of west London on Monday to watch Chelsea show off their Premier League and League Cup trophies in an open-top bus parade.
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