SABC boss hides R500m loss from parliament

Embattled SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng is hiding the financial trouble at the ailing broadcaster in a last-ditch attempt to cling to his job.

Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

Julius Malema says he has first-hand knowledge of the secret donors who bankrolled President Jacob Zuma using a series of murky trusts.

Henri moves away as Marli's recovery continues

Axe attack survivor Henri van Breda has moved to Klerksdorp where his movements are being constantly monitored by police.

'Our hopes for the future died with him' - Emmanuel Sithole's shattered family

In a tiny village in northern Mozambique, a desperately poor family is waiting for Emmanuel Sithole to return home.

Big Brother sex-scene pair back home

The Big Brother contestants who were evicted from the house following a sex incident two weeks ago are back in their respective homes.

Amplats BEE row deepens

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) plans to refer the first case of black empowerment fronting to the police, in a case involving suppliers to the world's largest platinum miner, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats).

PSL slaps big fine on Khune

The Premier Soccer League's disciplinary committee fined Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune R50000, with R25000 suspended for 12 months, for Twitter comments.
Rich kids Don and Bob from Tshwane.

Flashy new reality show flaunts the riches of young black South Africans

The new reality show 'Rich Kids' offers a peephole into a weird and strangely sad world of plenty, writes Rebecca Davis.

Post Office's court bid fails to unfreeze bank accounts as creditors line up

Lawyers acting for the SA Post Office left the Pretoria High Court red-faced on Friday afternoon, after their urgent bid to overturn a warrant freezing the utility's bank accounts was dismissed.

SA braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

A wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa could provoke reprisals from neighbouring countries, raising concerns among South African business leaders and officials that the violence against foreigners could further damage the weak economy.

The silent migrant workforce that runs our homes

"I will go if I must, but I have nothing to go to, there is no work in Zimbabwe and we will struggle to live," soft-spoken domestic worker Ann Mbereko* said this week.

Why foreign execs are hot for SA's retail giants

Ian Moir, the Scottish-born retail wunderkind who is CEO of Woolworths, says that "if you can survive and do well in business here, you can survive and do well in business anywhere".
A water cannon is used by riot policemen to disperse protestors in the capital Bujumbura

Burundi police fire tear gas in protest against president

Burundi police fired tear gas and water cannon at protesters on Monday in the second day of demonstrations against President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a third term in office, a Reuters witness said.

In rare remarks, George W. Bush argues against the lifting of Iran sanctions

Former President George W. Bush said the United States must show that it can follow through on its promises, and argued against the lifting of sanctions against Iran during rare remarks about foreign policy in a meeting with hundreds of Jewish donors here Saturday night.

Limpopo schools feel cash crunch

While the poorest schools in several provinces are being paid the suggested government subsidy of R1116 for each pupil enrolled, schools in Limpopo will only receive R323.50 per child.

Saartjie Baartman monument vandalised

Vandals in South Africa have vandalised a monument to Saartjie Baartman, Africa's "Hottentot Venus" who was paraded in 19th century Europe like a circus freak, police said Sunday.

SA says it is committed to good relations with Nigeria after diplomats recalled

South Africa remains committed to maintaining friendly relations with Nigeria after Abuja recalled its ambassador to Pretoria in the wake of attacks on immigrants, the department of international relations said on Sunday.
Republic of South Africa's  Passport

Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

The South African high commission in New Delhi is investigating how a woman detained in India for drug smuggling obtained the passport number of a Free State pensioner.

Fugitive mom 'at risk from abusive partner'

As police hunt a young couple accused of murdering their two babies, the children's grandmother says she fears for her daughter's safety.

Mop handle rape accused are expelled

Three white pupils who allegedly tortured and raped a black pupil with a mop handle at Hoer Landbouskool in Jan Kempdorp have been expelled.

Vodacom cooks up cheap bases to satisfy township data hunger

A data-consumption boom in townships has forced Vodacom back to the drawing board to search for new ways to cater for this growth and improve connectivity in these areas.
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