Herman Mashaba a business man who is DA member running for the Johannesburg Mayoral candidate at his home in Athol.

Will our new mayors downgrade to wheels with less bling?

Leather upholstery‚ elegant finishes‚ climate control and a state-of-the-art sound system married to a powerful high-performance engine in a luxury sedan – or an eco-friendly hatchback?

CEO Jason Rohde adamant his wife committed suicide

Businessman Jason Rohde and his wife Susan were seeing a marriage counsellor before she was found dead at a wine estate in Stellenbosch.

No need to snip circumcision ad: ASA

"Wow‚ he's so hot… I wonder if he's circumcised" These are the words of a radio ad that has mother Nelisiwe Dhlamini hot under the collar.
A taxi carrying the flag of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party drives past locals queueing  to cast their votes during the Local Government elections in Diepsloot township, north of Johannesburg, South Africa

Limpopo ANC to probe factionalism

The ANC in Limpopo intends to investigate how factionalism within the organisation might have affected the outcome of the local government elections.
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WhatsApp to share your info with Facebook: 6 things you need to know

WhatsApp will start sharing users' phone numbers with Facebook, allowing for more relevant advertisements and friend recommendations on the social network. But what exactly does that mean?

Game reserve manager who 'forced men to eat their dog' arrested

An Eastern Cape game reserve manager, who allegedly forced two 'illegal poachers' to eat their own dog, was arrested on Thursday.
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Olympic medals: How much are they really worth?

South African athletes bagged 10 medals at the Rio Olympics‚ a record-equalling number‚ two of which were gold medals won by Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk. But how much is an Olympic medal actually worth?

Life expectancy of 70 by 2030 is achievable: Statistician General

The life expectancy goals of 70 by 2030 as set out in the National Development Plan are achievable at the current rate of projections. Statistician General Pali Lehohla made this statement on Thursday as he presented the mid-year population estimates for 2016.

50 Cent's family left 'traumatised' by his manhood

Rapper 50 Cent has revealed his family were left "traumatised" after seeing his manhood during a masturbation scene on crime drama series Power.

The ANC is facing its sternest test. From the inside

South Africa is in the aftermath of the 2016 local government elections. Math has been the order of the day as parties have fought for local councils in “anyone but the ANC” coalitions, claiming an electoral “mandate to govern” by a single coalitionist seat in many cases.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma arrives for the official announcement of the munincipal election results at the result centre in Pretoria

Zuma has 'no power' to intervene between Hawks and Gordhan

President Jacob Zuma has “full support and confidence in the minister of finance”‚ but lacks the “powers to stop any investigation” into him.

DJ Sbu accuses companies of stealing MoFaya marketing tactics: 'They are too lazy to think'

Businessman and media personality DJ Sbu has hit out companies, who produce drinks, alleging that they copied his energy drinks' marketing campaigns, in an effort "to be relevant."

Winnie Ntshaba wages war on fake 'Julius is a Grigamba' comments

Veteran actress Winnie Ntshaba is spitting mad after learning about fake comments made in her name - and now she's demanding answers!

Van Rooyen, Buthelezi, Molefe, Ramokgopa: who might take Gordhan’s role?

There are four candidates President Jacob Zuma is probably attempting to replace Pravin Gordhan with as SA’s finance minister, according to Japanese investment bank Nomura head of emerging markets Peter Attard Montalto.
The Hawks car during Miela Jansen van Vuuren, Cor Loggenberg and Loedie van der Westhuizen's appearance at the Parys Magistrate Court on May 26, 2016 in Parys, South Africa.

The watchdog over the Hawks is in serious need of teeth

Organised crime emerged as a threat to the new South African state during the political transition from apartheid to democracy in the 1990s. As such, the new government, led by the African National Congress (ANC), was under pressure to address the growing problem.

Nersa board votes to appeal electricity tariffs judgement

The board of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Thursday decided to go with the recommendation of its electricity sub-committee to challenge a court judgment on electricity tariffs.

Muhsin Ertugral has Orlando Pirates purring like a super-slick machine

Muhsin Ertugral’s scientific approach‚ backed by the impressive technical team assembled by Orlando Pirates this season‚ are behind the Buccaneers looking ultra-sharp already‚ the coach said.

Russia agrees to 48-hour Aleppo truce, UN awaits others - de Mistura

Russia has agreed to a 48-hour humanitarian pause in the divided Syrian city of Aleppo to allow aid deliveries, but security guarantees are awaited from other parties on the ground, U.N. officials said on Thursday.

Maritzburg attribute early season success to solid pre-season training camp

A solid pre-season training camp with a settled squad set the foundation for Maritzburg United’s positive start to the new Premier Soccer League season after their dramatic battle against the drop in the last campaign‚ says coach Ernst Middendorp.

Pastor Mboro defends his new R2 million BMW: 'God is rewarding me'

Controversial clergyman Paseka Motsoeneng popularly, known as Pastor Mboro, has come out strongly against the backlash he received for purchasing new fancy wheels worth R2million, saying God has rewarded him.
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Vietnamese woman cuts off limbs for insurance payout

A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reported Thursday.

Gordhan in Eastern Cape to pay last respects to Stofile

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is attending the funeral of ANC stalwart Makhenkesi Stofile at Fort Hare University in the Eastern Cape.

Sundowns quietly beef up squad with Asec Mimosas star Yannick Zakri signing

Ivorian club Asec Mimosas have announced they have sold playmaker Yannick Zakri to Mamelodi Sundowns.

De Lille wishes Tutu a speedy recovery

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille on Thursday wished Archbishop Desmond Tutu a speedy recovery.

Bizos says Hawks’ action raises fears ‘about future of justice and law in SA’

“We are concerned about the future of justice and law in South Africa. Judge Kriegler and I‚ and many others‚ have fought against apartheid for many years. We are concerned that the past events are being repeated now‚” Bizos said.

'She's the true doro' - fans witness the end of Connie Ferguson’s Generations: The Legacy journey

Fans on Wednesday watched as one of the most iconic characters in Generations history once again took her final bow.

Eish! Cassper mistakenly deletes all his beats

Cassper Nyovest's day got off to a great start when he announced that he'd garnered one million followers on Instagram, becoming the most followed rapper in SA.

Ertugral's half-time hairdryer treatment gets best out of Orlando Pirates' hitman Ndoro

They chuckled about it in the press conference‚ but it was a half-time tongue-lashing from Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral that brought the best out of Tendai Ndoro to score a second-half hat trick against Golden Arrows.

Taiwan to toughen anti-money laundering law after US fine

Taiwan moved to toughen its anti-money laundering law after US authorities fined a local bank linked to the so-called Panama Papers scandal.

Chinese military will train Syrian troops: govt

China's military will provide training for Syrian armed forces, a spokesman for Beijing's defence ministry said Thursday, adding it would take place on Chinese soil.

Assange warns of forthcoming 'significant' Clinton leaks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has warned that his anti-secrecy campaign will release new documents concerning Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, which could be "significant" for the election.