Warning that not all winners live happily ever after as man claims R87 million lottery jackpot

A man has stepped forward to claim the country’s massive R87-million Powerball lottery jackpot.

WATCH LIVE: Gugu Zulu's funeral service

Gugu Zulu's family and friends gather for his funeral service at the Rhema Bible Church on Thursday.

Final farewell for 'fastest brother in Africa' Gugu Zulu

Friends, family and fans have gathered at the Rhema Bible Church to bid farewell to racing car driver Gugu Zulu.

Who's stockpiling weapons stolen from naval base - and why?

Fears are mounting that weapons - including hand grenades, explosives and heavy- calibre machine guns - stolen from South Africa's biggest naval base - are being stockpiled.

Tornadoes not so rare in Mzansi

Tornadoes such as the one that tore through Tembisa, on the East Rand, on Tuesday afternoon hit South Africa on average twice a year.

Leave Madiba in peace, says EFF leader

EFF leader Julius Malema says the DA and the ANC should stop squabbling about the name of Nelson Mandela and concentrate on winning voters through their own work.

Language war hots up at universities

The fight to keep Afrikaans as a language of instruction at universities is hotting up, with the Higher Education Network vowing to join court cases over the issue as friends of the court.

WATCH: Cassper gets into shape for #FillUpOrlandoStadium

Hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest is pulling out all the stops ahead of his mammoth venture to Fill Up Orlando Stadium, which includes making sure he's in the best shape.

Strike threat to petrol, diesel supplies

Energy industry workers will strike indefinitely from today over pay - a stoppage that will hit the oil refineries of Shell, BP, Chevron and Sasol.

Police ready for trouble on poll day

About 100,000 SAPS members will be deployed to polling stations across the country on Wednesday next week as political violence escalates ahead of the local government elections.

Bobby 'loving' new-look Chiefs

Bobby Motaung says he "is loving" the current Kaizer Chiefs team.

Bob warns exiled pastor, berates rebel vets

President Robert Mugabe issued a stern warning to self-exiled #Thisflag movement founder Pastor Evan Mawarire at a public meeting which was broadcast live on state television.

'Keep homophobic pastor out of SA'

People are up in arms over controversial pastor Steven Anderson's visit to South Africa in September.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's speech at his party's convention this week horrified commentators.

Trump dares Russia to hack Clinton e-mails

Donald Trump has challenged Russian intelligence to hack into Hillary Clinton's e-mails, albeit insisting he had no relations with Russia as he tossed aside suggestions that Moscow was conniving to get him elected.

Heed warnings as extreme weather events set to increase‚ Parliament warns

“Evidence of rapid climate change…is already upon us‚” Parliament has said by way of urging South Africans to heed “weather warnings and to take all the necessary steps to avoid loss of property and life”.

Iran condemns killings of French priest, boy in Syria

Iran's foreign ministry condemned this week's killing of a French priest, drawing a parallel with the recent decapitation of a young boy by jihadists in Syria, state media said Thursday.

Thousands of children detained in security clampdowns: HRW

Thousands of children have been detained and many tortured during security operations carried out in response to threats from extremists such as the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria, and Boko Haram in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said Thursday.

Congo opposition chief comes home as crisis looms

Congo's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi returned home after a two-year absence to a warm welcome from large crowds Wednesday as the mineral-rich African nation heads into fresh turbulence.

Thando Thabethe's to inspire more women through annual Netball Challenge

Actress and radio personality Thando Thabethe is set to take her annual Women's Day Netball Challenge to new heights in an attempt to raise awareness about women abuse.
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Hawaiian Airlines makes another emergency landing in Japan

A Hawaiian Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Tokyo, its second such incident in Japan this month, an official said Thursday.

Indonesia rejects international pleas to halt executions

Indonesia Thursday rejected appeals from the UN and EU to halt the execution of 14 drug convicts including foreigners, as speculation mounted they could face the firing squad in a matter of hours.

Catholic bishops want voters to send politicians ‘a warning message’

Tell them you are “tired of corruption…and serious neglect of the common good of our communities”.

Second French church attacker formally identified: prosecutors

French investigators have formally identified the second jihadist who attacked a church and killed a priest, a young man who was known to authorities after having tried to travel to Syria, a source in the prosecutor's office said.

Hepatitis: how to avoid a disease that affects millions worldwide

Thursday is World Hepatitis Day‚ a condition that affects millions of people worldwide but the majority of those affected do not even know they have the disease.

Sundowns slip into Caf semis in style

In the end‚ they had to rely on an own goal after some good chances could only result in stops by the Zamalek goalkeeper‚ but Mamelodi Sundowns’ 1-0 victory has seen them into the Caf Champions League semifinals in style.
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Wild weather drives insurance claim spike

Short-term insurers returned from their annual conference at Sun City on Wednesday to a mountain of paperwork.

Denel vindicated, says CEO Ntshepe

State arms manufacturer Denel has said it has been "vindicated" after the Pretoria High Court dismissed the contentious application by shareholders of South African military contractor LMT Holdings to have the company placed under business rescue.

Pack a full wallet if you're going to glamorous Hobie Beach

A day out at Port Elizabeth's Hobie Beach will cost you more than at any other South African beach.

Reagan shooter to walk free

The man who tried to kill Ronald Reagan is to be released from prison after 35 years.

George mayor’s resignation shows DA’s ‘blue lie of unity’: Sanco

The resignation of George mayor Charles Standers over claims that the Democratic Alliance (DA) is racist proves the “blue lie of unity it has tried to sell to black‚ coloured and Indian communities”.

Top papal aide in child-sex probe

Vatican finance chief George Pell is being investigated by Australian police over child sexual abuse allegations, a report by the national broadcaster said yesterday, as the leading Catholic cleric denounced the claims as "totally untrue''.