Rape of elderly will get you life

The government is giving the courts the power to mete out harsher punishment to rapists, especially those who attack the elderly.

'SA Inc being run like spaza shop'

Retired Constitutional Court judge Johan Kriegler has slammed what he called the "horrific" decision to treat Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan "like a criminal".

'Hate' trial put on hold

Jon Qwelane, who said the constitution's acceptance of gay marriage would lead to "some idiot being allowed to marry an animal", is unlikely to ever face justice.
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Roofs blown off, trees uprooted in 'scary' storm

Large parts of Pretoria were plunged into darkness at the weekend as a storm ravaged Gauteng on Saturday, leaving a trail of destruction.

'Call back the spies'

Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini has called on the government to rehire spies to gather intelligence on the illegal foreigners coming through the country's porous borders.

Court threat speeds spy watchdog

The Right2Know advocacy group says it forced the government to speed up appointing an intelligence inspector-general by threatening to take it to the Constitutional Court.

Khoisan group wants redress

The Indigenous First Nation Advocacy Group has approached the Constitutional Court for redress in land restitution and cultural and heritage recognition.

Mogul gave Zuma and daughter R1.6m

President Jacob Zuma and his daughter Duduzile received payments amounting to R1.6-million from a politically connected Zambian businessman who is based in South Africa.

ANC says NEC cannot resign‚ must account to structures first

The African National Congress (ANC) poured cold water on a call by its chief whip in Parliament Jackson Mthembu that the leadership of the ANC should step down.

Trillian Capital denies Gupta family has any stake or interest in the company

Trillian Capital Partners on Sunday denied that the Gupta family had any shareholding or other interest whatsoever in Trillian Holdings.

The dark heart of state capture: Whistleblower flees after shock claims

Sensational claims that go to the heart of state capture for the first time detail how a Gupta-linked company knew of the axing of former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene two months before it happened - and scored millions from state-owned companies for work it never did.

Abrahams met Zuma and three ministers before move to charge Gordhan

Chief prosecutor Shaun Abrahams met President Jacob Zuma and three cabinet ministers behind closed doors at the ANC's headquarters a day before announcing his decision to charge Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan with fraud.

WATCH! Nadia Nakai twerks like a boss

Sure, it's not the first time we've seen Nadia Nakai get down.
Koeberg, as seen from Melkbosstrand in Cape Town. More than three decades since it came online, it remains the only nuclear
power station in Africa, where countries such as Kenya and Nigeria are increasingly adopting renewable energy.

Nuclear deal is nothing but a fool's gamble with our future

Jay Naidoo opposes the Zuma cabinet’s controversial power plans. Here’s why...

DA to ask Mbete to reconsider her decision to deny debate on politicisation of NPA

The Democratic Alliance says it will demand that Speaker of the National Assembly Baleka Mbete reconsider her decision to deny the party’s request for a debate on the politicisation of the National Prosecuting Authority.

My Oscar speech was fake, says Hathaway

Actor Anne Hathaway has dropped an Oscar bombshell. Her acceptance speech at the glitzy event was fake. Her excuse was that she did it because Les Misérables left her in a strange head space.

Stars picked for new 'Star Wars' movie

Donald Glover will be the new Lando Calrissian - a younger version of the Star Wars Cloud City administrator turned Rebel Alliance general - in the new Han Solo film.
Mamelodi Sundowns fans during the CAF Champions League 2nd Leg final match between Zamalek and Mamelodi Sundowns at Borg El Arab Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Alexandria, Egypt. (Photo by Gallo Images)

Celebrations as Sundowns become kings of Africa #CAFCLFinal

In an atmosphere and level of pressure at a rarified height where normal humans struggle to breathe, Mamelodi Sundowns became kings of Africa.
Oupa Manyisa during the 2016 Telkom Knockout, Last 16 match between Orlando Pirates and Lamontville Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium on October 23, 2016 in Soweto, South Africa. (Photo by Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images)

Pirates put on a show and give Chiefs a glimpse of what is to come in the Soweto Derby

Orlando Pirates warmed up for the Soweto Derby in the best way possible with a 2-1 win over Golden Arrows in their Telkom Knockout Cup last 16 clash.

ALL of Bonang's outfits from the 2016 MTV MAMAs

Bonang may have had to fill in as a host for Trevor Noah at the last minute, but that doesn't mean she phoned in her wardrobe for the 2016 MTV MAMAs.

Save South Africa to stage ‘People’s Assembly Against State Capture’

The Save South Africa campaign is to stage a “People’s Assembly Against State Capture” in Pretoria on November 2 to protest against what it calls attempts to loot the country’s resources.
Sundowns could earn a tidy sum‚ estimated at a minimum of R5-million from participation plus have all their costs covered by world football’s governing bod. Picture credits: BackPagePix

First 15 minutes absolutely crucial in Sundowns' quest for African Champions League title

The first 15 minutes will be crucial for Mamelodi Sundowns to set the tone and maintain control of their fate when they meet Zamalek in the second leg of the Caf Champions League final at Borg El Arab Stadium on Sunday‚ said Downs’ coach Pitso Mosimane.

4 fashion trends that dominated the 2016 MTV MAMAs red carpet

Whether their look was a hit or an epic fashion fail, the celebs who attended the 2016 MTV MAMAs all get bonus points for paying attention to the runways at international fashion shows.

Julius Malema: As long as you have an appointment with the future it doesn't matter what they say

Julius Malema is used to being called all sorts of names. Does it get him down? Well, no. The EFF commander-in-chief says that he appreciates open debates and realises that he is still learning.

Mthembu calls for entire ANC leadership to step down

African National Congress (ANC) Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu says he made a call for the entire leadership of the party to resign at the party’s national executive committee meeting after the local government elections in August.

Urgent application to have charges against Gordhan set aside

Attorneys acting for Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman Foundation served an urgent application on Sunday to have the recent criminal charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan set aside.

Poor must not be excluded from higher education: DA

While wishing the matric class of 2016 well‚ the Democratic Alliance says it cannot shy away from the frightening prospect of many deserving learners not being accepted at Universities due to the ongoing fees protest‚ which has the potential to create an ‘education backlog’.

DA to approach Constitutional Court on SA’s notice to withdraw from ICC

The Democratic Alliance says it will file an urgent application for direct access to the Constitutional Court in order to challenge the constitutionality of a notice initiating South Africa’s withdrawal from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Celebs give their top moments of this year's MAMAs

Fans from across the continent (and world) were glued to their TV screens on Saturday for this year's MTV MAMAs.

Mosimane urges troops to hold their nerve as questions over Champions League final attendance continue

Mamelodi Sundowns could expect to find 70 000 Zamalek fans‚ or even more‚ packing the stands when they arrive at Borg El Arab Stadium on Sunday night for the second leg of their Caf Champions League final.

WATCH: I needed to grow up, says Cassper Nyovest on ditching his signature ponytail

Cassper Nyovest has ditched his signature ponytail which has been a part of his 'stage persona' ever since he burst onto the hip-hop scene.