Power cuts - find your load shedding schedules

With power cuts and load shedding plunging many parts of South Africa into darkness, TimesLIVE has pulled together a list of schedules to help you plan around it.

'You are a disgrace', deputy speaker tells MPs

"You are a disgrace", National Assembly Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli told MPs on Friday, after shouting broke out across the House in the final minutes of a joint sitting debate on violence against women and children.

No reprieve for Qwelane in answering hate speech case

Former South African High Commissioner to Uganda Jon Qwelane may not have a hate speech case against him put on ice while he challenges the constitutionality of the Equality Act.

New PetroSA boss 'ran away with my money': Skweyiya

A businessman who once allegedly swindled top ANC leaders out of millions in an investment scheme has been appointed chairman of the PetroSA board.

Eleven die in Zimbabwe stampede at prophet's crusade

Eleven people were killed in a stampede at a crusade held by a popular prophet in Kwekwe, central Zimbabwe, on Friday, police and a religious organisation said.

Raven Symone disgusted by Cosby molestation rumour

Raven Symone has come out in defence of Bill Cosby, slamming rumours that he molested her after the Cosby Show's finale.

ANC MPs using Zuma to feather their nests: ANC veterans

ANC veterans believe President Jacob Zuma should do the honourable thing and pay back some of the R246 million in state funds used to upgrade his private Nkandla home in KwaZulu-Natal.

Life sentence for forensic auditor Lawrence Moepi's killers

Two men convicted of the murder of forensic auditor Lawrence Moepi were handed life sentences in the High Court in Johannesburg, according to a media report.

Cape Town cop doesn't open case, fakes sick note, gets arrested

A police officer from Parow, Cape Town, was arrested for alleged fraud and defeating the ends of justice on Friday, Western Cape police said.

Pastor arrested for faking miracles in Ghana

A pastor has been arrested for hiring a woman to pose as a cripple and 'healing her' during a church service, according to a report.

Mugabe marking Grace's doctorate 'can only make news on Mars': official

A senior Zimbabwean government official on Friday criticised reports that President Robert Mugabe marked his wife Grace's doctorate.

Tech bros plan product to make vaginas smell like sweet peach

Gawker reports Austen Heinz and Gilad Gome, two male bio-hackers, have "previewed plans for a new probiotic supplement that will enable women to change the way their vaginas smell."

Germany commits nearly R1 billion to South Africa

Germany has committed to provide nearly R1 billion to South Africa for various joint projects, the German embassy said on Friday.

Ramaphosa misrepresented accord: Maimane

Parliamentary opposition leader Mmusi Maimane on Friday accused Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa of misrepresenting undertakings given at a crisis meeting to mend fences between the ruling party and the opposition in Parliament.

Power cuts will last all weekend: Eskom

Power cuts are scheduled to take place throughout the weekend, Eskom said on Friday afternoon.

New shrimp species discovered in False Bay

A new shrimp species has been discovered in False Bay, the University of Cape Town (UCT) said on Friday.

NPA files Dewani response

The NPA filed papers on Friday in response to British businessman Shrien Dewani's lawyers' heads of argument in an application for his discharge on charges of conspiring to kill his wife Anni.

Disgraced Pistorius spends birthday behind bars

Oscar Pistorius, serving a five-year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend, turns 28 on Saturday -- his first birthday behind bars, and a world away from his former life as a jet-setting celebrity.

Two unions accept Post office increase of 6.5%

A wage agreement has been reached with two of three recognised unions at the SA Post Office (Sapo), it said on Friday.

Eskom implements loading shedding, Ekurhuleni first

The Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality started cutting power on Friday, at the request of Eskom.

Tunisia heats up ahead of presidential election

Tunisia's first free presidential election is boiling down to two candidates with divergent views of the revolution that transformed this former dictatorship.
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