Vavi can't be dumped: Cosatu president

Cosatu president Sidumo Dlamini on Wednesday condemned those who threatened to "dump" general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi if he campaigned for the ANC.
South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius looks on during his murder trial in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

The Oscar Pistorius murder trial Day 24

All the news from the Oscar Pistorius murder trial Day 24 in one place.

'I'm going to vote for the DA. Whites adhere to laws and rules'

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille on Wednesday handed out solar power kits to residents of the Chris Hani informal settlement in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

Vavi back and campaigning for the ANC: Cosatu

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is back to doing the trade union federation's work and campaigning for the ANC, its president Sidumo Dlamini said on Wednesday.

Zuma youth support hits all-time low: survey

Support for President Jacob Zuma has reached an all-time low among the youth, according to a survey released on Wednesday.

Teen in coma after testicles squeezed

A 17-year-old boy from Artane, Dublin is in a coma after one of his friends tugged his testicles according to a report.

Zuma's cattle live better than people of Protea South: Maimane

Security upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home were paid for with money meant for housing and basic services in Soweto, DA Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday.
Youngsters queueing to register at the University of Johannesburg. File photo

UJ student found unharmed a day after kidnap ordeal

A University of Johannesburg student kidnapped from the university's Soweto campus was found unharmed on Wednesday, Gauteng police said.

For an expert, you are being very evasive: Nel tells Dixon

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel continued to test the credibility of testimony given by defence witness Roger Dixon at the High Court in Pretoria, as Oscar Pistorius's trial proceeded.

Amcu strike fund gets R1m cash injection

A strike fund set up by the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has received R1 million.

DA opportunists using Centurion protest for political ends: Tshwane

The DA opportunistically used a protest in Olievenhoutbosch, Centurion, for political purposes, the City of Tshwane said on Thursday.

Dozens to receive national honours from Zuma

No fewer than 54 people will receive national orders from President Jacob Zuma later this month, the presidency said on Wednesday.

In my layman's understanding: Pistorius expert

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel has continued to cast doubts on the credibility of testimony given by Oscar Pistorius's forensic expert Roger Dixon.

Pakistan batsman Akmal in trouble with law over wedding dish

Pakistani batsman Umar Akmal could be in fresh trouble with the law after a party for his wedding breached local rules restricting marriage celebrations, police said Wednesday.

Victory requires hard work, says Paul Mashatile

More work is needed to secure the majority of the votes at the polls, the ANC said on Wednesday.

South Sudan army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

South Sudan's army said Wednesday rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

Gay rights group sends petition to IOC

More than 100,000 members of an international gay rights group have sent messages to the IOC urging changes to ensure that future Olympic host countries do not have discriminatory laws on their books.

ATM-related complaints dominate banking Ombudsman caseload

More than a fifth of complaints to the banking ombudsman in the past year involved automated teller machines (ATMs), according to its annual report released on Wednesday.

South Africa going backwards under the leadership of President Zuma

South Africa is going backwards under President Jacob Zuma's leadership, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Wednesday.

More bloodshed ahead if Ukraine talks fail: Germany

Germany's Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Wednesday that scheduled four-way talks on the Ukraine crisis must not fail, warning of "the threat of more dead and injured".

Pistorius plugs ears as Dixon gives evidence of shooting

Oscar Pistorius plugged his ears with his thumbs and retched as his defence team's forensic expert Roger Dixon gave evidence about the shots that tore through Reeva Steenkamp’s body in the early hours of February 14 last year.
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