Withdraw suspension notice Mbete, or I'll see you in court: Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema on Friday in a letter warned National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete that unless she withdraws plans to suspend him from Parliament by Sunday noon, he will go to court to seek relief.

Nkandla committee stumbles on mandate

Opposition parties refused to elect the chair of the new parliamentary committee on the Nkandla controversy until its mandate had been clarified to ensure the public protector's report is not sidelined.

DA wants AG to investigate 'dodgy' defence tender

The DA has called on Auditor General Kimi Makwetu to investigate allegations of irregularities in the awarding of tenders worth more than R200 million by the defence department.

Zuma on the ropes

President Jacob Zuma is up against it in his fight to deflect two corruption scandals.

Juju's ploy to outflank Mbete

The Economic Freedom Fighters party has challenged National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete's notice of her intention to suspend its MPs from the House.

Treasury hypocritical about ring-fencing taxes: Business Unity SA

The National Treasury is hypocritical for saying it is not in favour of ring-fencing taxes when it has done so for certain infrastructure projects, Business Unity SA (Busa) said on Friday.

'Pay e-tolls or face road ruin'

Engineers have urged Gauteng motorists to pay e-tolls or face the danger of road infrastructure going the way of Eskom - deteriorating to the point that billions of rands are needed to rebuild it.

'SwaziLeaks' looks to shake up jet-setting monarchy

As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange prepares to end a two-year forced stay at Ecuador's London embassy, he may take comfort in knowing he inspired resistance to secrecy in places as far away as Swaziland.

Syria refugees top 3 million, US has no strategy 'yet'

The number of refugees from the conflict in Syria now tops three million, the United Nations said on Friday, as US President Barack Obama admitted he still has no strategy to tackle advancing jihadists.

HIV case spurs call for porn production moratorium

The California advocacy group for the adult film industry has called for an industrywide production moratorium after a performer tested positive for HIV.

South Africa 231 all out to Zimbabwe's spin

Zimbabwe spinner Prosper Utseya took a hat trick to change the game as South Africa went from 142-0 to 231 all out in their triangular series one-day international on Friday.

Rwanda court delays verdict in 'attack plot' officer trial

A Rwandan court said it would consider potential fresh evidence in the trial of an ex-army officer accused of plotting attacks on the state, delaying the expected verdict.

Snow falls in parts of SA

Snow fell in many parts of the country on Friday, the South African Weather Service said.

Bardarbunga volcano airspace reopens: Iceland

Iceland reopened the airspace over the Bardarbunga volcano system Friday afternoon, lowering a red alert declared earlier following a small overnight eruption.

Business must not absorb e-toll costs: Busa

Business does not support the view that it should absorb the cost of e-tolling, Business Unity SA (Busa) said on Friday.

Ukraine seeking NATO membership

Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk that the government is seeking to join NATO and is submitting a relevant bill to parliament to end the country's official 'non-bloc' policy.

Overworked Ronaldo claims he is close to best

Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he suffered for pushing himself too much at the end of last season but is now close to his best as Real Madrid prepare to face Real Sociedad this weekend.

Kings to toughen up against Lions

EP Kings coach Carlos Spencer will be urging his players to avoid "soft moments" when they attempt to turn around their season in the Currie Cup's premier division against the Lions in Port Elizabeth on Saturday.

Joan Rivers is 'resting comfortably'

Joan Rivers is 'resting comfortably' in hospital after she stopped breathing during surgery yesterday, according to her daughter Melissa Rivers.

Apple to unveil 'iWatch': report

Apple will unveil an "iWatch" in September with the maker of the iPhone finally embarking on its much-rumoured foray into wearable computing, technology news website Re/code said.

Complaint against Weet-Bix claiming to be SA's number one cereal dismissed

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has dismissed a complaint against Pioneer Foods for claiming Weet-Bix is "The number one cereal in South Africa".
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