R20bn bonanza

Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games will boost the economy by R20-billion, more than half of which will come from foreign visitors.

Lesotho on the boil

Factionalism in the Lesotho Defence Force has raised security threat levels as Prime Minister Tom Thabane takes an early lead in the hotly contested national elections.

Natural-born activists

Thirty years ago, members of the Sisulu and Chikane clans were arrested for plotting the downfall of the apartheid regime.

Recruitment watchdog for cops

An independent board to oversee police recruitment will be set up if the Civilian Secretariat for the Police has its way.

Officials fear for Zephany's wellbeing

A world-renowned child justice expert flew into Cape Town yesterday to assist a teenager at the centre of one of South Africa's most sensational abduction sagas - amid fears for the child's wellbeing.

Jihadi John tried to enter SA

Mohammed Emwazi, who has been identified as Islamic State beheader Jihadi John, was arrested in 2009 while trying to board a flight to Johannesburg from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

eThekwini ANC whistleblowers in hiding after 'death threats'

The nullification of the results of voting at the eThekwini ANC elective conference has led to some party members going into hiding, claiming their lives have been threatened.

Zuma barbs at reception for heroes

President Jacob Zuma yesterday exchanged banter with Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi after accusing some unions in the tripartite alliance of behaving like political parties.

Hijacker show raises complaint

A Johannesburg man wants the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA to find that SAfm "sanctioned, promoted and glamorised" violence by interviewing Palestinian activist Leila Khaled last month.

Zim land grabs start afresh

When war veterans arrived to claim Craig Edy's cattle farm during Zimbabwe's violent land invasions a decade ago, he simply refused to budge.

Chicken-lovers of the world beware!

It lurks in the guts of chickens, a food-borne disease that is becoming more common than salmonella, and there is little supermarkets can do to eradicate it.

Hyperloop on the fast track

When Elon Musk, the Pretoria-born PayPal billionaire, announced his plans for a near-supersonic transport system of passenger capsules levitating inside tubes it sounded like science fiction.

Woman killed and six injured in KwaZulu-Natal accident

One woman was killed and six others injured when a bakkie overturned on the R61 near Seaslopes in Margate, KwaZulu-Natal, on Sunday afternoon, paramedics said.

Icon relatives back Israel boycott

The children and relatives of anti-apartheid stalwarts, veterans and icons have come out in support of the 11th Israel Apartheid Week (IAW), they said on Sunday

Community hall torched in Khayelitsha

The OR Tambo community hall in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, has been torched, the City of Cape Town said on Sunday.

Ramaphosa concludes Lesotho visit

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to Lesotho where he observed the country's general elections as the Southern African Development Community (SADC) facilitator, his office said on Sunday.

Lesotho premier takes early lead in parliamentary poll

Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane took an early lead in parliamentary elections on Sunday, winning 16 out of 19 constituencies where vote counts were complete.

Forget the myths about foreigners

As reports surfaced this week of a new wave of attacks on foreign migrants working in the informal economy, this time in Bellville and Philippi in Cape Town and near Secunda in Mpumalanga, it is clear that the problems that bubbled over recently are far from resolved.

Zuma welcomes Kotane, Marks home to a free South Africa

Struggle icons Moses Kotane and JB Marks were on Sunday given a heroes' welcome by President Jacob Zuma during a ceremony for the repatriation of their remains from Russia.

MeerKAT operational, can show how galaxies evolved

Well know for serving the tastiest lamb in the country, the arid Karoo will soon be famous for its other dishes: the ones that look billions of kilometres away and may answer questions about the birth of the universe.
2015 SupeRugbY: Emirates Lions v DHL Stormers

Ugly win still a victory for Stormers

The Stormers breathed a sigh of relief after holding off a late onslaught from the Lions on Saturday, snatching a 22-19 victory to retain their place at the summit of the SA Super Rugby conference.
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