Zuma can't tell his house from proper state expenditure: FW De Klerk Foundation

President Jacob Zuma's reported comparison between the construction of George airport and money spent on his Nkandla home raises "disturbing questions", the FW De Klerk Foundation said.

Jackson Mthembu shot in face during ATM robbery

African National Congress MP Jackson Mthembu was shot in the face while withdrawing money at an ATM in Witbank at the weekend, Mpumalanga police said on Monday.

Vavi might face another suspension as Cosatu holds three day CEC

Cosatu will hold a three-day special central executive committee meeting in Johannesburg, where general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is rumoured to face suspension once again.

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.

Nigeria declared Ebola-free as EU tackles response

Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, was declared Ebola-free on Monday as European Union foreign ministers thrashed out measures to help halt the spread of the deadly disease.

Mortar explodes as Pretoria scrapyard workers cut it up

A Pretoria scrapyard worker was killed and others are missing after a mortar believed to date back to World War II exploded as it was being cut up this morning.
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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.

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.

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.

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.

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country and has brought it to "a standstill," noting that Liberia and two other badly hit countries were already weakened by years of war.

Ramaphosa concludes his Lesotho visit

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa concluded his Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitation visit to Lesotho on Monday, his office said.

Taxi kills a man in Kwadabeka

A man died when minibus taxi hit him and crashed into a pole in Kwadabeka, KwaZulu-Natal on Monday, paramedics said.

Norwegian Ebola patient cured

A Norwegian woman who contracted the Ebola virus while working for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone was cured and released from an isolation unit Monday.

Mthembu is still in ICU but doing well: ANC

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu, who was shot and wounded during an armed robbery in Witbank at the weekend, was in hospital but doing well, the ruling party said on Monday.

Mozambique stops vote counting amid fraud worries

Mozambique's national elections commission said Monday that vote counting in the country's northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far.

More needs to be done to reduce crime: MEC

The shooting of ANC MP Jackson Mthembu in Witbank at the weekend showed that a lot of work was still needed to reduce crime, Mpumalanga community safety MEC Vusi Shongwe said on Monday.

Annie Dewani was killed because she screamed: cousin

Shrien Dewani believed his wife Anni was killed in a 2010 hijacking in Cape Town because she screamed, her first cousin told the Western Cape High Court on Monday.

Cape Town rules Conde Nast Traveller vote

Seven hotels in Cape Town dominate the top ten list of Best Hotels in Africa, as voted by the travel magazine's readers

South African company creates alcoholic Rooibos drinks

Fans of rooibos and honeybush tea can anticipate more bite with their antioxidants as the local fynbos plants are now being used to make alcoholic beverages.

Ebola shows Africa needs science investment: Pandor

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has illustrated the need for investment in scientific research on the continent, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor said.
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