Everything you need to know from Nene's first medium term budget

All the news from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's first s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in one place.

Russian official refuses to apologise for calling Serena and Venus the 'Williams Brothers'

Head of the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev has evaded issuing a full on apology to Serena and Venus Williams after he called them the "William brothers", adding that they looked "scary".

Man fakes coma for two years to avoid court

A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.

Love thy neighbour? Easier said than done

Property consultant Godfrey Hlaele lived in peace in his Erasmuskloof home in Pretoria East until a "neighbour from hell" moved in four years ago.

Full text: Nhlanhla Nene's 2014 medium term budget policy statement

The full text of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's 2014 medium term budget policy statement.

State to sell 'non-core' assets

Government is compiling a list of all the state-owned enterprises it is planning to sell. Eskom is not one of them.

Close friend reveals another side of Reeva

Intimate photographs of Reeva Steenkamp show her life through the eyes of a close friend - as Oscar Pistorius begins his sentence of five years' imprisonment.
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Bloemfontein principal sacked over class display of Malema alongside monkeys

The principal of Wilgehof Primary in Bloemfontein, where the old South African flag and pictures of Julius Malema alongside monkeys were displayed in a class, has been fired, according to a report.

Alberton truck driver previously acquitted of culpable homicide

The driver accused of killing three people when his truck ploughed into 48 vehicles in Alberton, was previously acquitted of culpable homicide, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

Farmer shoots 'eyes in the night', kills collared leopard

A farmer shot and killed a leopard that was collared for research in the Boesmanland area in the Northern Cape earlier this month.

Transformation lagging at Afrikaans universities

University of Free State boss Jonathan Jansen woke up one morning to find two dozen ''for sale'' signs outside his house.

Truck crashes into house on N12

A truck pulling a trailer lost control and hit a house next to the N12 near the Kliprivier off-ramp, south of Johannesburg, on Wednesday, metro police said.

Pigeon racing is now illegal: NSPCA

The breeding, trading and racing of pigeons is now illegal, the NSPCA said on Wednesday.

Playing for Proteas is a dream come true, says young speedster Rabada

Following his call-up to the Proteas T20 squad to play Australia in November, young Lions fast-bowler Kagiso Rabada says it has always been his dream to play for South Africa.

East African leaders push for peace in South Sudan

East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation.

State urges judge to keep Alberton truck driver behind bars

It was in the interests of justice and motorists' safety that truck driver Isaac Maruding, accused of killing three people in a massive pile-up, stay behind bars, the Palm Ridge Magistrate's Court heard.

Clive Barker and his aces ready to 'challenge' for league title

With another victory under the belt, Mpumalanga Black Aces intend to put up a worthy fight in the race for the Premiership title, goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane has warned.

Online harassment seen as major problem: US survey

Some 40 percent of US Internet users say they have been harassed online, and nearly three-fourths have witnessed this type of problem, a survey showed Wednesday.

Government must do more to fight tax evasion: EFF

Government must deal with tax evasion to help improve service delivery and ensure a bigger fiscus for the country, the EFF said following the mid-term budget speech.

Kruger safari camp named world's top resort and hotel

An ultra-luxurious safari camp in South Africa’s Kruger National Park has been named the top hotel and resort in the world by readers of CN Traveler magazine, who gave the Londolozi Game Reserve a near perfect score.

Government must save R1.3 billion in two years

The gravy train is not taking on any more passengers.
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