Nkandla is a holy place, says ANC national chairwoman

Some of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remarks about President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home amounted to interference, ANC national chairwoman Baleka Mbete said on Thursday.

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial Day 25

All the news from the Oscar Pistorius murder trial Day 25 in one place.

AMCU to ferry mineworkers home for Easter - as far as Maputo

Buses organised to ferry platinum miners home over the Easter long weekend will go as far as Maputo, Amcu president Joseph Mathunjwa said on Thursday.

Constitutional Court orders new grant tender process

The Constitutional Court ordered Sassa on Thursday to initiate a new tender process for the payment of welfare grants, but said in the meanwhile the current contract-holder, Cash Paymaster Services (CPS), must continue to carry out its obligations.
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App helps you dodge tolls

Gauteng has taken a step forward in becoming a smart province by introducing a new mobile app that will allow users to get information about public transport.

Limpopo residents boo President Zuma

Residents jeered at President Jacob Zuma at Malamulele in Limpopo on Wednesday when he told them their grievances would be attended to.

Soweto, from bullets to BMWs

Sunday afternoon is showtime in Soweto, a time when it seems everyone in South Africa's iconic township is out on the streets strutting their stuff.

Traffic cops anticipating heavy traffic volumes this Easter weekend

Gauteng community safety spokesperson Obed Sibasa said major free ways will be overflowing with traffic and police visibility will be in every corner across the country.

Drivers to be tested like pilots

The government is toying with the idea of making hauliers and public transport drivers comply with the stringent medical requirements applied to pilots to reduce road carnage, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said yesterday.

Witness wilts under Nel attack

Oscar Pistorius's defence was dealt what might prove to be a crippling blow when one of its expert witnesses admitted that he drew "layman" conclusions with respect to vital evidence.

Police spy boss Mdluli to face charges: Supreme Court

A high court ruling against the withdrawal of some charges against suspended police intelligence boss Richard Mdluli was upheld by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Thursday.

Pope celebrates priests not getting it on

Pope Francis on Thursday opened pre-Easter celebrations by praising priestly celibacy, urging Catholic clergy to rejoice in their "ever renewed fidelity to the one bride, to the Church."

Pistorius trial resumes on 5 May

A somewhat more restrained prosecutor Gerrie Nel continued to probe Oscar Pistorius's forensic expert Roger Dixon on the 25th day of the Blade Runner's trial for the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

Putin makes thinly-veiled invasion threat as Ukraine talks open

Russian President Vladimir Putin left the door open to intervening in Ukraine Thursday in a thinly-veiled threat that coincided with the opening of crunch Geneva talks on the escalating crisis.

Wu-Tang Clan-linked rapper cuts off own penis, jumps off building

A rapper affiliated with Wu-Tang Clan was rushed to the hospital early Wednesday after he cut off his penis and then jumped off a second story balcony in what police believe was a suicide attempt, according to a report.

Nigeria parents demand answers after military says hostages freed

Anxious Nigerian parents demanded answers on Thursday about the fate of their daughters after the military claimed that 121 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamic extremists were now free.

Malaysia warns of 'huge' cost in MH370 search

Malaysia warned Thursday that the search for flight MH370's wreckage in the vast depths of the Indian Ocean will be "huge", the latest sobering assessment by authorities involved in the challenging effort.

Putin dismisses claims of Russian forces in eastern Ukraine

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense."

Strike hits 40% of world platinum output

The leaders of South Africa's striking mining union and the chief executives of the world's three biggest platinum producers were set to meet on Thursday, in a renewed drive to end a crippling strike entering its 13th week.

Teenager helps rescue German family caught in Port Alfred rip-currents

A teenager has helped rescue a German family from drowning at Port Alfred's Eastern Beach, the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said on Thursday.

Jozi leads in online shopping

Johannesburg is not only South Africa's economic hub - its residents are more likely to buy online than those of other cities.
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