Court dismisses application to remove Mbete as Speaker

An application by Agang SA, UDM and Cope to have National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete removed, was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

SA's most exclusive estates for super-rich revealed

The Zimbali estate in KwaZulu-Natal has been rated South Africa's most exclusive estate for 2015 by Hurst & Wills and New World Wealth, a global wealth intelligence and market research company.

Zimbabwe stops Nigerian prophet from entering after he prophesied Mugabe would die

Security agents in Zimbabwe allegedly detained two Nigerian pastors and blocked their leader, Chris Okafor - who last year prophesied President Robert Mugabe's death - from entering the country, reports said on Wednesday.

We are oppressed every day: Joburg marcher

As a sea of people dressed in red occupied the streets of Johannesburg on Wednesday to make their voices heard about worker rights, some took the opportunity to vent their frustrations about government and their employers.

Trio wins Nobel Chemistry Prize for DNA repair work

Sweden's Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich of the US and Aziz Sancar, a Turkish-American, won the 2015 Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for work on how cells repair damaged DNA.

Economic crime a major problem for government and private sector

Economic crime remains a major problem and many billions are lost by both the private sector and government through theft and fraud every year‚ experts say.

Police probe link between hit on Wandile Bozwana and attempted murder of employee

Police are investigating the possibility of a link between the killing of North West businessman Wandile Bozwana and the recent attempted hit on one of his employees.

ANC 'deepening community participation' ahead of local government elections

The ANC is trying to deepen community participation in candidate selection processes ahead of next year's local government elections.

'Generations: The Legacy' star Rapulana Seiphemo in yet another cheating scandal

Actor and film producer Rapulana Seiphemo, who is married, is embroiled in yet another cheating scandal – this time with a 26-year-old college student.

Tat for Unity Through Diversity amid 'racist' taunts

A tattoo of South Africa's national coat of arms has propelled a spokesperson for South Africa's Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, into the limelight.

Jet-lagged Pirates upset by trio's Bafana call up

Orlando Pirates are questioning the fairness of three key players travelling more than a quarter of the way across the world for Bafana Bafana's friendly tour of Central America on the back of Bucs' trip to Egypt for a CAF Confederation Cup semifinal against Al-Ahly.

Contract says extras will ride each other naked but it's not porn - it's HBO

The contract requires extras to ride naked on other naked extras' backs - but don't worry, it's not porn it is HBO's Westworld.

City Power says proposed SAMWU strike ‘criminal’

City Power on Wednesday slated an intended strike by the South African Municipal Workers’ Union (SAMWU) which will result in a total blackout of Johannesburg as “criminal”‚ charging it constitutes a “threat of sabotage” against the power provider and the city’s residents.

Phiyega to announce Lamoer's replacement 'soon'

Candidates for the position of Western Cape police commissioner have not been selected yet, a spokesperson for national police commissioner General Riah Phiyega said on Wednesday.

National Youth Service Task Team expanded

Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Planning‚ Monitoring and Evaluation‚ Youth Development and Administration, Buti Manamela‚ has expanded the Task Team of the National Youth Service Programme (NYSP).

Actress accused of drug-running stays behind bars

An actress allegedly bust with drugs at Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport will remain behind bars after abandoning her bail application.

Homo naledi a mix of ape and human

Homo naledi’s hands and feet had features of both apes and modern humans, according to new research.

Tax the people in Clifton and Sea Point: Cosatu

 Cosatu's provincial general secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, had strong words for government and higher income groups as union members marched to Parliament on Wednesday.

Fourteen killed in suicide attacks in Nigeria: emergency services

At least 14 people were killed in three separate suicide bomb attacks in Damaturu, northeast Nigeria, on Wednesday, the country's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said.
A still image shows Islamic State forces' military vehicles near a mosque in a residential area in Syria

Russia warships fire cruise missiles as Moscow backs Syrian army offensive

Russian warships joined in strikes in Syria with a volley of cruise missile attacks as Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged his air force would back a ground offensive by government forces.

ANC 2017 leadership battle two years from now - focus on 2015: Dlamini

The African National Congress must stop discussing who is going to lead the party after its 2017 elective conference, Cosatu's president S’dumo Dlamini said on Wednesday.
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