Gay dads' big break

Gay men who "have a baby" born by a surrogate mother are entitled to paid maternity leave.

Power games at NPA

The deputy head of the National Prosecuting Authority, Nomgcobo Jiba, has refused to sign an acknowledgement of her receipt of a summons to appear in court.

'Salary cap a lethal blow'

A call to cap the salaries of senior municipal officials has deepened the division between the government and the SA Local Government Association.

Old-school names to go

Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schäfer appealed to schools yesterday to change their name if they were reminiscent of the apartheid era.

Pilot's kamikaze mission

A young German co-pilot locked himself alone in the cockpit of a Germanwings airliner and flew it into a mountain with what appeared to be deliberate intent to crash, a French prosecutor said.

City chaos erupts as protesters loot stalls

A mob of protesters who charged through Cape Town city centre yesterday mugged a bystander, looted vendors' stalls and vandalised property.

Medupi workers locked out

Trouble continued at Medupi power station in Limpopo as 20000 striking workers were locked out yesterday.

Heads roll in Ekurhuleni as Gungubele rings changes

Just a day after his city address Ekurhuleni mayor Mondli Gungubele has reshuffled his cabinet.

Cosatu goes into reverse on MyCiTi complaint

Cosatu has backed down on its Equality Court complaint that the City of Cape Town is prioritising MyCiTi buses for wealthy suburbs while giving Cape Flats residents inferior service.

Bill puts burden on mothers

Mothers may have to pay to track down fathers who default on maintenance because state funding is limited.

Heads not read by the airlines

Making sure pilots are medically fit is a priority for airlines around the world, but what's going on inside their heads is a lot more difficult to assess.

Kim urges athletes to make like guerrillas

North Korea's young leader Kim Jong-un has urged athletes to adopt "guerrilla-style" tactics in an effort to improve the nation's underwhelming impact on the global sporting stage.

Onward Christian soldiers - into the slammer

Members of a Christian family band have been arrested after a deadly gunfight on a Walmart store's parking area in Arizona.

Cuba, US to discuss human rights on Tuesday

The governments of Cuba and the United States are to meet in Washington Tuesday to discuss the thorny issue of human rights, a Cuban Foreign Ministry official said Thursday.

Kenya's president promises to fight graft, critics doubtful

Kenya's president promised on Thursday to take personal charge of a battle against corruption and said anyone in office cited in a report by an anti-graft watchdog should step aside pending investigation, regardless of their rank.

Man shot by police after sheep robbery

A man was shot and killed by police after allegedly attempting to steal 21 sheep in Schweizer-Reneke early on Thursday morning, North West police said.

Judgement reserved in Eskom CEO's suspension challenge

Judgment in the challenge by Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona to have his suspension set aside has been reserved by the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Thursday, City Press online reported.

Kekana death a loss for entertainment industry: Mthethwa

The death of musician and actor Senyaka Kekana is a loss for the entertainment industry, Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said.

Twitter pits Periscope against Meerkat

Twitter on Thursday launched its streaming video application Periscope, a move that could dampen enthusiasm for the rising online star Meerkat, which offers a similar service.

Repo rate unchanged, stays 5.75 percent

The repo rate will remain unchanged at 5.75 percent, SA Reserve Bank governor Lesetja Kganyago said on Thursday.

World Cup team reduction shows a few chickens had flown ICC's mental coop

The International Cricket Council (ICC) seems to be talking itself into a crows-nest of confusion again.
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