Oscar spoke to ex before shooting Reeva

Hours before Oscar Pistorius shot and killed Reeva Steenkamp, he had a nine minute phone conversation with his ex-girlfriend.

SA varsities get a first

South African universities are rising up the global rankings, with the University of Cape Town leading the way.

Boys' naked pictures cause stir on Twitter

Pretoria's top schools are in a state of panic after naked pictures of at least 20 teenage boys were posted on Twitter in the country's biggest sexting scandal.
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PA fails in bid to sue the pants off her 'sex pest' boss

A personal assistant has failed in her bid to sue her former engineer boss after accusing him of exposing his genitals and offering her money for sex.

Nobel is a no-go

South Africa's image as a "beacon of democracy" suffered a major blow yesterday as it became clear that the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates, to have been held in Cape Town, could not go ahead because key participants pulled out over the Dalai Lama visa debacle.

Mantashe turns on 'unpatriotic' investors

South Africa is in the grip of an investment strike by an "unpatriotic" private sector, ANC secretary- general Gwede Mantashe said in Johannesburg yesterday.

Get Coked on juice

Parents who believe fruit juice is a healthier drink to give their children than Coca-Cola might have to think again.

Nuke deal 'not in bag'

The government has made a U-turn on the nuclear deal with Russia, saying the nature of the agreement was not communicated properly.

Matric: Officials' necks on the line

Heads will roll should the Gauteng matric pass rate drop by even one percent age point.

State aims to balance wages scale

The Department of Labour has released a draft code that advocates for equal pay for men and women who do work of equal value.

City of Joburg in an aggressive drive to biogas power

The City of Johannesburg is planning to convert its entire fleet from normal petrol and diesel engines into a dual system using biogas.

Texas in an Ebola tizzy

Health experts in Texas were taking stock yesterday of how many people may have been exposed to Ebola - a day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the US.

US hunts contacts of seriously ill Ebola patient

US health officials scoured the Dallas area for people -- including schoolchildren -- who came in contact with a Liberian man diagnosed with Ebola, as it emerged a hospital mix-up saw him initially turned away.

Gautrain services resume after cable theft

The Gautrain train service between Hatfield and Park stations resumed operations on Thursday morning following earlier delays due to cable theft, operator Bombela Concession Company said.

Rights groups condemn harmful religious practices

Religious practices that may be harmful and exploit the vulnerable should be stopped, two rights organisations said on Thursday.

Madrid, Dortmund, Arsenal prevail in Champions League

Holders Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 on Wednesday at Ludogorets in Champions League Group B, while Borussia Dortmund prevailed 3-0 at Anderlecht in Group D.

Body found after fire at Limpopo hospital

A body was found in the debris of a fire at the Letaba Hospital earlier this week, the Limpopo health department said on Thursday.

Tutu bashes government over Dalai Lama

Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Wednesday criticised the government for allegedly refusing a visa to Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

Lawsuit filed after 'Killing Jews' ads rejected

A pro-Israel group sued the Manhattan city's transit authority, asking a court to force it to accept a bus advertisement including the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" after it was rejected on the grounds its display could incite violence.

Thirty-six percent of Khayelitsha toilets clean: survey

Only 36 percent, or 188 out of 528 toilets visited during a social audit on Cape Town's janitorial services, were found to be clean inside, the Social Justice Coalition (SJC) said in a report released on Wednesday.

Central Africa's shattered judiciary incapable of tackling crime

The system of justice in the strife-torn Central African Republic is so battered by neglect and a funds crunch that police, prosecutors and courts are helpless in tackling "endless" atrocities.
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