‘South Africa has significantly worsened in 10 years’ – Fragile States Index

South Africa’s weakening economy and surging public dissatisfaction has placed it on a “warning” in the latest Fragile States Index.

Mmusi Maimane tells Jacob Zuma that his ‘lifestyle is coming to an end’

It is not only President Jacob Zuma who must fall but the whole of the African National Congress‚ opposition Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said on Thursday.
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Taxi bosses demand upgrade to taxi ranks, end to Uber 'swine flu'

Taxi bosses in Gauteng want the government to upgrade their ranks to the level of OR Tambo International Airport.

Taking a selfie while casting a vote an offence

Taking a selfie while casting a vote is against the law and will attract a penalty.

Trevor Noah shades Oscar Pistorius on The Daily Show

Trevor Noah has again taken a dig at Oscar Pistorius - this time on his hit US show The Daily Show.

SABC acts against three more journalists

Three senior SABC journalists face internal disciplinary charges for airing their concerns in a letter about the broadcaster's controversial editorial policies‚ reported eNCA on Thursday.

Convicted rapist ready to defend himself in another rape case

A rape convict appeared before the Itsoseng Magistrate’s Court in North West on Thursday with a pile of documents ready to defend himself in another case of rape.

Sundowns’ star striker Leonardo Castro is going nowhere, says Mosimane

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane believes his Colombian striker Leonardo Castro will sign a new contract soon with the club.

Divisions in taxi industry show at indaba

Divisions within the taxi industry once again played out at the Gauteng provincial indaba at Ellis Park Arena in Johannesburg.

Tshwane unrest murder accused Justice Mashola granted bail

ANC member Justice Mashola‚ 36‚ accused of murdering the first victim of the unrest that broke out last week in Tshwane over the party's mayoral candidate‚ has been granted bail.

Contenders to be Britain's new Brexit PM

On a day of high political drama in Britain, five people put their names forward in the race to succeed David Cameron as prime minister and Conservative party leader after he resigned following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.
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Prepare to freeze your socks off this weekend

Prepare to freeze your socks off as snow hits the Cape this weekend‚ and Gauteng's maximum temperatures only get to the low teens.

Opinion: How to bribe your way to a licence in Johannesburg

For between R2‚500 and R4‚300‚ you can get a learner’s and a driver’s licence from the Randburg Licensing Department – if you are prepared to bribe an official.
Vote Leave campaign leader, Boris Johnson, delivers a speech in London

Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson says won't run for PM

Top Brexit campaigner and former London mayor Boris Johnson said in a shock announcement Thursday he will not run in the race to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron.

The People's Bae goes head-to-head with Tumisho Masha over 'racist' Rivers Church pastor

EFF spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and actor Tumisho Masha got into a war of words on Talk Radio 702 over controversial comments made by Rivers Church pastor Andre Olivier.

Trollip opens case against Nelson Mandela Bay security chief

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate‚ Athol Trollip‚ has opened a case against metro safety and security chief Linda Mti at Uitenhage police station.

Good samaritan helps HHP who had dololo cash at till

Poor HHP. He went to the shops to buy his dogs food but it turns out his Smart Shopper card had been swapped.

Man charged with 'gruesome' murder of teen in police cell

Authorities are investigating the unusual circumstances in which a teenage detainee died with gruesome injuries to his face inside a holding cell with a fellow suspect.

SA records bigger trade surplus in May

South Africa recorded a staggering trade surplus of R18.7bn in May‚ several times higher than the expected figure of R3bn.

Only thing holding women back from being movers and shakers in business is women

In 2016 the only thing holding women back from making it big in business is women.

Justice system a problem in curbing drugs in Eldorado Park

Jacob Zuma was met with smiles and cheers when he visited the drug stricken Eldorado Park community‚ south west of Johannesburg on Thursday.

Cape Town beautiful but not so equal‚ Cosatu’s Tony Ehrenreich believes

The city of Cape Town‚ despite its beauty‚ has a long way to go with respect to the severe levels of inequality between various sectors within the community.
ASA Senior and Combined Events Track & Field Championships: Day 2

Finally - sponsorship for two of SA's star athletes

Two of South Africa’s star athletes finally have sponsors.

No rest for SA U23 star as Brondby begin Europa League campaign

Almost unbelievably‚ South African junior international Lebogang Phiri will start his 2016-17 season on Thursday night when his Danish side Brondby take on Valur in Iceland in the Uefa Europa League.

Fleck plays down Melbourne turf war after Stormers training ground fiasco

Stormers coach Robbie Fleck shrugged off issues his side have had around gaining access to the AAMI Park pitch in Melbourne during their preparations for Saturday’s Super Rugby match against the Rebels.

The more people who do not have jobs‚ the less people are going to save: economist

South African households' low saving rate‚ which has stood around 0% for many years‚ will struggle to grow if the unemployment rate continues rising.

Ladies‚ wondering how much a mentor can really grow your business? Apparently quite a lot

What kind of return on their investment can entrepreneurs look forward to if they participate in a mentorship programme? According to the Cherie Blair Foundation‚ quite a bit of bang for your buck.

Lebanese army says foiled IS-planned attacks, arrests 5

The Lebanese army said it had foiled attacks planned by the Islamic State jihadist group on a tourist site and a crowded area, arresting five "terrorists".

Brazil superstar Neymar close to new five-year deal at Barcelona

Neymar is close to signing a three-year contract extension with Barcelona that will tie the Brazil captain to the La Liga champions until June 2021, club president Josep Maria Bartomeu announced on Thursday.

Maile urges township entrepreneurs to turn to banks for funding

Lebogang Maile‚ Gauteng MEC of Economic Development‚ Environment‚ Agriculture and Rural Development encouraged township based SMMEs to approach banks for funding for their businesses‚ even though entrepreneurs aren't fond of such financial institutions.

Mbekile says Mamelodi Sundowns believe they can win the African Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns’ two impressive results in the Caf Champions League (ACL) group stage have increased their belief that they are capable of winning the competition‚ says the Brazilians’ right-back Asavela Mbekile.