Oscar judgment 'not well reasoned': legal expert

The judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial is not well reasoned and can be appealed on a question of law, a legal expert said on Friday.

Eskom in R43 million deal to sponsor one New Age breakfast a month

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila has stirred controversy at the power utility over a R43-million contract to sponsor The New Age's (TNA) breakfast briefings, according to a report.

Tis the season to rob

Cash-in-transit robbers and ATM bombers made off with millions of rands in two separate attacks - and not a shot was fired.

Malema could face charges for 'racial attack'

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema could face charges of assault and crimen injuria following an alleged racial attack in a restaurant in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

Man cuts off 'useless' penis chucks it in the bin

A Macedonian man, who was dumped by his girlfriend after she told him he was no good in bed, chopped off his penis and threw it in the bin.

Mali confirms first Ebola case

Mali's health ministry on Thursday said the country had its first confirmed case of Ebola after a two-year-old girl who had recently been in Guinea tested positive for the virus.

Rivonia Trial memorabilia up for sale on Gumtree

Two cupboards built specifically for the Rivonia Trial have gone on sale on Gumtree.co.za, priced at R10,000.

Birth control HIV risk?

Does the commonly used progesterone contraceptive injection increase the risk of a woman contracting HIV?

Return of bodies delayed

The identification of South Africans who died in the Nigerian church disaster has started, but the government is unable to say when they will be repatriated, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said yesterday.

Cyril brokers Lesotho peace deal

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa brokered a deal to end a destabilising post-coup standoff in Lesotho yesterday, with the head of the police and rival military commanders agreeing to step down.

Court orders Hlaudi Motsoeneng's suspension, with pay

The Western Cape High Court ordered on Friday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect with full pay.

Gambling board blew R4 million on trips, including trip to Las Vegas

The suspended National Gambling Board spent R4.1 million on foreign travel in the past three years, almost a quarter of it on a trip to Las Vegas.

Taxi drivers close main Mamelodi road in fight over routes

Taxi drivers have closed down Tsamaya street in Mamelodi, near Pretoria, after an argument over taxi routes, police said on Friday.

SA man faces second US wildlife indictment for sale of illegal rhino hunts

One of the South African brothers facing indictment in the US over the sale of illegal rhino hunts was previously fined for illegally importing a leopard carcass to that country.

EU boosts Ebola aid for west Africa to €1 billion

European Union leaders agreed Friday to boost aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus in west Africa to €1 billion ($1.26 billion), EU president Herman Van Rompuy said.

Nigeria keeper Enyeama urges CAF to cancel Afcon over Ebola fears

Nigeria goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama, who lifted the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa, is adamant that the 31st edition of the continental tournament in Morocco should not go ahead due to the threat of the deadly Ebola epidemic spreading.

No decision on Oscar appeal yet: NPA

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has not decided yet if it will appeal the Oscar Pistorius matter, it said on Friday.

Man with 'Islamic extremist leanings' attacks NY police with hatchet

A man reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" attacked police officers in New York with a hatchet Thursday, injuring two before being shot dead, police and a monitoring group said.

Dramatic footage shows moment gunman stormed Canada parliament

Canadian police have released dramatic surveillance footage showing the moment a gunman suspected of planning to travel to Syria to fight alongside Islamic militants breached security at parliament after shooting dead a soldier.

PGA president refers to Poulter as ''Lil girl'

The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening for his criticism of the jobs Nick Faldo and Tom Watson did as Ryder Cup captains.

IS attack on Syrian border town Kobane stalls amid US air assault

A bid by Islamic State fighters to seize the flashpoint Syrian border town of Kobane has stalled, American officials said, with the help of air strikes reported to have killed over 500 jihadists.
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