The Springbok rugby team to represent South Africa in the Rugby World Cup in Durban

Urgent court bid to prevent Boks from competing in Rugby World Cup

An urgent court application to prevent the South African rugby team from participating in the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England and Wales next month has been launched by Agency for New Agenda (ANA)‚ a political party formerly known as South Africa First.

Data likely to confirm suppressed economic activity

This week sees the release of a slew of local economic data which economists believe is likely to confirm suppressed economic activity.

Maidens die in Swazi horror reed dance crash

Three trucks carrying imbali on their way to cut reeds for Swaziland's traditional reed dance were involved in an accident that took multiple lives according to reports.

Trump and the 'anchor messiah' - 10 quotes from the #TrumpBible

Donald Trump claimed that his favourite book was the Bible - but when asked about his favourite verse he declined to answer, saying it was 'personal' - personal or not, #TrumpBible has come to the Republican front runner's rescue.
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Minister 'shocked and sad' to hear about death of actor Roland Mqwebu

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa said on Saturday it was with a “deep sense of shock and sadness” that he had learned about the death of legendary actor Roland Mqwebu.

We're tackling corruption‚ says Prasa board

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa board chairman Popo Molefe says the “tide” against maladministration and corruption in Prasa “cannot be turned”.

TAC‚ Sonke now friends of the court in miners class action

The South Gauteng High Court has admitted the Treatment Action Campaign and Sonke Gender Justice as friends of the court (amici curiae) in the planned class action lawsuit against South African gold mines.

How will climate change affect your livelihood?

As the reality of global warming starts to hit home, people may ask: "How will it affect my livelihood?"

Surprise omissions in Springbok rugby World Cup squad

Rudy Paige and Zane Kirchner were the biggest selection surprises when the 31-man Springbok Rugby World Cup squad was announced in Durban on Friday.

SAAF was unaware of who owned Ramaphosa charter plane

Speculation about the charter flight used by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa for an official visit to Japan prompted the defence minister to make “a rare decision to appear” before the media.

Bafana Bafana star robbed R50,000 at gunpoint

Bafana Bafana and Bidvest Wits defender Siyabonga Nhlapo was robbed of R50,000 in cash by gun-totting criminals on Thursday afternoon in Johannesburg.
Marius Kruger, Operations Co-ordinator in action with a large female rhino in the Kruger National Park.

Kruger Park still a magnet for rhino poachers

The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, Environment Minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday.
Viljoen of South Africa competes in women's javelin throw final at 15th IAAF World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing

South Africa's Sunette Viljoen claims bronze in javelin

Germany's Katharina Molitor conjured up the longest throw of her career with the final throw of the competition to win a surprise javelin gold.

Confusion still reigns over death-toll in horror Swaziland accident

Confusion continues to reign over the number of people killed in a horrific truck accident in Swaziland on Friday.

Sport minister urges South Africans to support national rugby team

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula has called on all South Africans to support the national rugby team‚ urging them to don their green and gold jerseys from now on and throughout the Rugby World Cup as a demonstration of a united country that “acknowledges its divided past but continues to strive for a non-racial‚ democratic and united South Africa”.

Berlin, Paris, London seek urgent EU meeting on migrant crisis

Germany, France and Britain made a joint call Sunday for an urgent meeting of EU interior and justice ministers to find concrete measures to cope with the escalating migration crisis.

One killed‚ 16 injured in KZN taxi crash

One man was killed and 16 other people injured on Sunday morning when a taxi went out of control and left the road and collided with some trees in the Shongweni area in KwaZulu-Natal‚ ER24 emergency medical service reported.
Houthi militants and people gather on the rubble of a house destroyed in a Saudi-led air strike in Yemen's capital Sanaa 

emeni army units allied to the Houthi militia fired a ballistic missile toward southern Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the group's TV channel said, as combat between the kingdom and the Iran-allied group has intensified. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

Saudi-led coalition air strike kills around 30 Yemeni civilians

An air strike by a Saudi-led coalition killed around 30 civilians working at a bottling plant in the northern Yemeni province of Hajjah on Sunday, residents said.
The All For One brass band performs in a second-line parade marking the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on St. Claude Avenue in New Orleans

New Orleans mourns dead, celebrates life on Katrina anniversary

New Orleans remembered the dead and celebrated its painstaking comeback from disaster on Saturday, a decade after Hurricane Katrina ripped through the "Big Easy" leaving devastation and chaos in its wake.

South Sudan rebels accuse army of violating ceasefire

South Sudan rebels on Sunday accused the army of violating a ceasefire, just hours after it came into effect, by bombarding their positions along the White Nile river.
Al Jazeera reporter Peter Greste talks during interview with Reuters in Sydney

Greste calls for Sisi pardon after Egypt jails Al-Jazeera journalists

Australian Al-Jazeera reporter Peter Greste called Sunday for Egypt's president to pardon him and two colleagues handed prison sentences in a shock ruling that sparked international condemnation and which he described as "politically motivated".
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