Watch: AKA confronts Cassper Nyovest

Rappers AKA and Cassper Nyovest went head to head at the SA Hip Hop awards yesterday.

LAW & ORDER: How the Lion of Alberton was brought to justice

The Times reporter Shaun Smillie recounts the undercover operation that brought down an international drug dealer, from its very beginning through to the final day in court for Nigerian national, Philip Nsfor.

Schools' R81m victory in court

The Eastern Cape basic education department has been ordered to pay R81-million to 90 schools that hired and paid teachers when it failed to do so.

Man bites dog, dies

An English man died after being restrained by four people for barging into their property, and biting one of their dogs.

Global rhino syndicate bust

Sixteen people in the Czech Republic have been charged with being part of an international trafficking syndicate that allegedly moved rhino horn from South Africa to Vietnam.

King's purse-holder takes him to CCMA

Clashes over who would foot the bill for King Goodwill Zwelithini's military regalia, wedding and other expenses have become public, with the former chief executive of the KwaZulu-Natal Royal Household Trust revealing the pressure he says he came under to sign off the spending.

Mugabe road names to be removed

Authorities in the Zimbabwean capital Harare have ordered the ruling party to take down new road signs honouring President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace, the mayor said.

Inside the school of terror

The full devastation of the Taliban attack on a Pakistan school in which 148 people - almost all of them children - were massacred is laid bare in photographs made public yesterday.

Nuclear power deal 'will ruin SA'

The government's vaunted nuclear power deal, designed to save the country from its energy crisis, will bankrupt it, critics say.

Nigerian church collapsed building had no permit: Consultant

A town planner who worked for influential Nigeria preacher TB Joshua told an inquest Thursday that the building which collapsed at Joshua's church, killing 116 people, did not have planning approval.

British royals mull removal of hunting trophies from museum

Britain's royal family could remove some hunting trophies that include elephant tusks and stuffed rhinos from Queen Elizabeth II's Sandringham residence to avoid a possible debate with the EU over their legality.

Dept mismanaged water project

The Gauteng department of infrastructure development mismanaged public funds in the Suikersbosrand water project, the public protector said in a report released on Thursday.

JHB guilty of maladministration: Protector

The City of Johannesburg (COJ) was guilty of maladministration and improper conduct in connection with the illegal occupation of two privately owned buildings, the public protector said in a report released on Thursday.

Ten men held for illegal firearms

Ten men have been arrested in Braamfontein for illegal possession of firearms, Gauteng police said on Thursday.

No power cuts expected

Eskom was "cautiously confident" that it would not have to implement blackouts over the festive season despite the power system being constrained, it said on Thursday.

South African couple stab each other to death in Ireland: report

Ireland's police are investigating the violent death of two South Africans in the rural Co Clare town of Kildysart last night.

Scuffles in Kenyan parliament as MPs vote on controversial terror law

Scuffles broke out in Kenya's parliament Thursday delaying a vote on controversial legislation that would give the authorities sweeping powers to pursue terrorist suspects and curtail press freedoms.

Online privacy to remain thorny issue: survey

Online privacy will remain a thorny issue over the next decade, without a widely accepted system that balances user rights and personal data collection, a survey of experts showed Thursday.

Record keep tumbling for captain fantastic Hashim Amla

Hashim Amla notched up the highest score for a South African captain on home soil with his knock of 208, as the Proteas reached 552 for five declared at tea on day two of the first Test against the West Indies in Centurion on Thursday.

Case dropped against wine farm manager

The Flippie Engelbrecht case, which alleged that the owner of a wine farm and his manager had brutally beaten the double amputee in 2008, was dismissed today.

Rain delays play on day two of South Africa-West Indies first Test

Rain delayed play after tea on day two of the first Test between South Africa and the West Indies in Centurion on Thursday.
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