Oscar verdict tomorrow but legal drama might not be over

As Oscar Pistorius prepares for what could be his last meal as a free man, the focus is on whether prosecutors or his lawyers will appeal against his sentence.
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Marc Batchelor speaks about tension between Pistorius, Steenkamp families

Former soccer star Marc Batchelor has described mounting tension between the Steenkamp and Pistorius families during sentencing proceedings in the High Court in Pretoria, according to a report.

Plan was to 'kidnap Anni, not kill her'

Anni Dewani's death could have been orchestrated from the switchboard of a luxury hotel by a receptionist who had used one of the hit man's bullets to ward off evil spirits - and a mysterious fifth man might be involved.

Zuma's chest-thumping won't go down well in Africa

President Jacob Zuma has again put his foot in it by describing the government's achievements after apartheid as far better than what the rest of the continent did after gaining independence.

Chiefs land a record 15

Tefu Mashamaite's header just after half-time gave Kaizer Chiefs a 1-0 victory over Ajax Cape Town yesterday and opened up a 10-point lead at the top of the Premier Soccer League standings.

Time to pay, guys

State money was spent on drug- and alcohol-fuelled parties, gambling, cars and buying expensive properties.

Anglo mine on Ebola alert

South African gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti has stepped up "surveillance" of its employees at a gold mine in Guinea near a town listed in a Guinea government report at the weekend as a newly Ebola-affected area.

What a load of rubbish

Johannesburg's landfills are filling up so fast that the city could run out of rubbish dumping space in nine years.

Big security alert as mall heists soar

Robbers are out in force across South Africa as the festive season decorations go up and shopping centres plan extended trading hours.

Cash crunch stalls special sex courts

South Africa's sexual offences courts, lauded by the African Union for being unique in Africa, have been rendered barely functional because of poor funding, a lack of capacity and poor planning.

South African stolen electronics heading to Nigeria

Nigeria has emerged as the destination for many of the electronic devices stolen during the recent spat of mall robberies across the country, police said on Saturday.

Zuma compares Nkandla with George airport, built for PW Botha

President Jacob Zuma has compared the construction of George airport for apartheid head of state PW Botha, and his own home in Nkandla, according to a report.

ANC takes flak over directive

The ANC in Gauteng has been accused of attempting a massive cover-up.

Indonesia swears in seventh president

Joko Widodo was on Monday sworn in as Indonesia's 7th president, ending a drawn-out election process

Gauteng throws in towel over purpose-built taxi ranks

The Gauteng roads and transport department will no longer "waste" millions on building taxi ranks that municipalities leave derelict.

Parliament committee resumes probe into EFF disruption

Parliament's powers and privileges committee will resume disciplinary proceedings against 20 EFF MPs, including party leader Julius Malema, who heckled President Jacob Zuma in the National Assembly.

China donates $6 million for food shortages to Ebola stricken countries

China has donated $6 million to help stave off food shortages in the three African countries worst affected by the Ebola virus, the World Food Program announced Monday, part of Beijing's growing assistance to a continent where its companies have become major investors.

Department denies preparing cell for Oscar Pistorius

The correctional services department on Monday denied reports that it had already prepared a cell for paralympian Oscar Pistorius at the Kgosi Mampuru II prison.

Japan prime minister loses two female ministers over cash scandals

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suffered a double setback Monday with the resignations of two female cabinet ministers over claims they misused political funds, dealing a blow to his proclaimed gender reform drive.

Boffins brainstorm beauty of the booty

Top medical minds spent hours this weekend at a plastic surgery conference at Spier, Stellenbosch, Western Cape, discussing the perfect butt.

Top secret spacecraft back home

It arrived at a California air force base after dark. Only the eagle-eyed would have spotted the snub-nosed spacecraft gliding out of the black sky.
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