Million-vote Malema vows to shut down business in Johannesburg

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is threatening to shut down business in central Johannesburg when his supporters return to protest against the ban on overalls in the Gauteng legislature.

No Drama Obama 'takes early retirement'

US president Barack Obama has emotionally checked out of his job a couple of years early, political observers are saying.

Not all African women believe 'black is beautiful'. And that's OK

Skin lightening is about fashion, not inferiority -- and it is an issue ripe with hypocrisy.

80 years of fierce rugby rivalry

The score stood at 17 apiece.

Numbed by daily diet of death and deceit

I am one of those. You know, crazy and news-obsessed. The thud of the newspaper landing in the drive on a Sunday morning used to galvanise me into action. I'd rush to pick it up and delve into the contents.

SAHRC rejects Hofmeyr, Bridges's complaint over murder of white women

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has rejected a complaint from Sunette Bridges and Steve Hofmeyr over the murder of white women, according to a report.

Endless inquiries drain us of R300m

South African taxpayers are forking out about R280-million for commissions of inquiry set up by the government to investigate sensitive political matters or tragedies.

Liberia closes borders and steps up Ebola screening

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has announced the closure of most of the Ebola-hit country's land borders, with stringent medical checks being stepped up at airports and major trade routes.

Lithium anode is the 'Holy grail' of battery design

Researchers at Stanford University have found the ‘holy grail’ of battery design.

Hand shakes are 10 times dirtier than fist bumps: scientists

Fist bumps are more hygienic than handshakes and drastically reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases, researchers in Britain have found.

Jaguar reveals new details on XE sports sedan

Ahead of an official unveiling in London on September 8, Jaguar has released additional information on its highly anticipated XE. The new sports sedan will be on display at the Paris Motor Show in October and is expected to hit dealerships sometime in 2015.

Bowls gold for South Africa in Glasgow

South Africa took the first gold medal on the fifth day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday when they defeated Northern Ireland 19-10 in the men's lawn bowls triples final.

Marikana miners were unstoppable, Lonmin guard tells commission

It was impossible for Lonmin mine security guards in Marikana to halt a crowd of protesting miners heading towards offices of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on August 11, 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday.

Solar power plant to supply Cape Town

The 1.2MW Black River Park Solar Project has announced that it will be the first solar power plant to transmit electricity into Cape Town's power grid.

Man arrested for stalking Rihanna

A homeless man has been arrested in New York for stalking Rihanna.

Tennis stalwart de Voest retires

Long-time South African tennis stalwart Rik De Voest on Monday announced his retirement from tournament tennis after 16 years on the ATP circuit.

Lady Gaga portraits fetch over $1 million at auction

A series of 'video portraits' of Lady Gaga placed into familiar works of art raised over $1 million at auction over the weekend.

BMW to mark centenary in 2016 with i9 hybrid coupe

To celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2016, BMW could launch a new and improved edition of its i8 hybrid coupe, according to the German website Auto Motor und Sport.

Amazon offers 3D printing to customise earrings, bobble head toys

Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and other items from third-party sellers using a new personalization option on its website.

Thatcher bodyguard warned her of Tory deputy's child sex parties

Margeret Thatcher was told about one of her top aides being involved in child sex parties, before appointing him deputy chairman of the Conservative Party in the 1980s.

South Africa 104-4 at tea on day five against Sri Lanka

South Africa were 104-4 at tea in their second innings on the fifth and final day of the series-deciding second Test against Sri Lanka on Monday.
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