President Zuma 'asked' lawyer to keep arms inquiry in dark about cash gifts, court told

President Jacob Zuma allegedly tried to silence a close confidant who had "intimate knowledge" about how the president benefited from the arms deal, by asking him not to testify at the Seriti commission.

White-bashing cancer destroys SA from within, says Zille

The storm over her tweets about the legacy of colonialism is a symptom of a new racist trend that evades the real issues by turning whites into scapegoats, writes Helen Zille

Tokheim boss labelled 'sex pest', accused of harassing female staff

'I was so disgusted and felt so violated' says a female staff member who is accusing her boss of sexual harassment

Blackmail at the heart of job spat between Mbalula and Ntlemeza

The fight between Police Minister Fikile Mbalula and former Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza has turned dirty — with allegations of blackmail and counter-allegations of interference in police investigations.

EFF’s Floyd Shivambu ties the knot – and the bride is reportedly ANC

The deputy president of the Economic Freedom Fighters‚ Floyd Shivambu‚ has tied the knot‚ according to the political party’s official twitter account.

‘Chris Hani never had his Guptas’ - SACP

The Gauteng chairperson of the South African Communist Party (SACP)‚ Joe Mpisi‚ has lashed out at President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family.

Sisulu on threats to her life

Human settlements minister Lindiwe Sisulu is aware of threats to eliminate her‚ but the veteran ANC leader says she is more than capable of defending herself.
President of South Africa Jacob Zuma reacts during a rally following the launch of a social housing project in Pietermaritzburg

Spy close to Zuma tipped as SA's next ambassador to Japan

An intelligence operative with close ties to President Jacob Zuma is tipped to become South Africa’s next ambassador to Japan.

Fake news that almost gave us heart attacks this year

Every now and then there's that headline that has you doing a double take, at times you may even skip a heart beat until you read some more (and check Twitter) then realise the story is fake!

Cheetahs' Super Rugby season disintegrating after sixth consecutive loss in Bloemfontein

Cheetahs coach Franco Smith refused to admit his team is caught in a whirlpool of mediocre performances after their sixth consecutive loss at the Free State Stadium on Saturday evening.

Former Mandela-appointed diplomat adds voice to calls for Zuma to step down

A former diplomat to New Zealand who was appointed by Nelson Mandela has added his voice to the ever-growing chorus of calls for President Jacob Zuma to step down.

Chiefs, SuperSport may have kissed the Premiership title goodbye following stalemate in Nelspruit

Kaizer Chiefs’ 2-2 draw with SuperSport United at Mbombela Stadium on Saturday night was a bitter pill to swallow for Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela as his club looked to take all the three points.

All Blacks sweating on Kieran Read thumb injury suffered in Crusaders win over Cheetahs

Crusaders coach Scott Robertson may have had the slight headache of not knowing how bad Kieran Read's injury is but keeping their unbeaten streak was the cherry on top.

Here's how actress Enhle Mbali finished top of her class in America

Actress Enhle Mbali needed a little "reassurance" that her acting was up to scratch, and so she decided to go to school to study the craft further.

Motorcyclist killed in collision with kudu

A motorcyclist was killed on the R512 outside Lanseria north-west of Johannesburg on Sunday morning when he collided with a kudu.

Security officer shot dead during cash-in-transit robbery in Delft

A security officer was shot dead and another wounded in the leg during a cash-in-transit robbery at a shop in Delft South in the Western Cape on Saturday morning‚ police said.

Everything you need to know about Vusi Nova in 5 minutes

Vusi Nova is known for his soulful voice and soft ballads, and although he's been in the industry for quite years, there's some things about him that he's managed to keep private. Until now that is!

What it's really like to wield the tongs on the 'The Ultimate Braai Master'

With three celebrity judges, 10 teams, new plots and twists and 7,000km traversed, 'The Ultimate Braai Master 5' has been one tough TV cooking show. The teams in the finals share highlights — and their favourite recipes — from this once-in-a-lifetime journey

‘Those stealing from the people must be removed and disciplined’ - Ramphosa

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is angry with deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa after he deviated from its campaign programme for a by-election in Nquthu in the north of the province to address a "factional" meeting in Newcastle.

Lions grind out bonus point win over Force in Perth

South Africa's Lions survived a major scare from the endangered Western Force in their Super Rugby clash in Perth on Saturday evening to notch their sixth straight win.

Stormers sent SOS to Bok centre Juan de Jongh to offset injury crisis in New Zealand

The Stormers have not only been battered in terms of results on their New Zealand tour but their playing personnel has also been bruised after two record defeats.

Brilliant new series explores Einstein, the genius ... & ladies' man

Geoffrey Rush's eyes well with ecstasy, his unkempt silver hair dances wildly. The veteran actor is Albert Einstein, the pop face of 20th- century science. Einstein - one of the fathers of modern physics and Poindexter behind the theory of relativity. And Einstein the fornicator, in the peak eruptions of shagging his office assistant.

Crusaders charge on without injured skipper

The unbeaten Canterbury Crusaders won a ninth Super Rugby game this weekend, but the result was soured by an injury to All Blacks skipper Kieran Read.

Surfer bitten by shark at Plettenberg Bay

A teenage surfer saw a fin approaching and then felt a bump as a shark bit into his leg in Plettenberg Bay.

Pirates sneak into top eight with victory over fellow strugglers Chippa

Orlando Pirates remain patchy as hell, but at least they appear capable of grinding out results now when their famous style eludes them, as they did in their 2-1 Absa Premiership win against Chippa United on Tuesday night.

Bayern take fifth straight Bundesliga crown with win at Wolfsburg

Bayern Munich celebrated their record-extending fifth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday after crushing VfL Wolfsburg 6-0 to open up an unassailable 10-point lead over second-placed RB Leipzig with three matches remaining.

Sebastian Vettel on pole for Russian GP in Ferrari one-two

Championship leader Sebastian Vettel admitted it felt "fantastic" to lead Ferrari to their first front row lock out in nine years after he took pole position in Saturday's thrilling qualifying session for the Russian Grand Prix.

Cristiano Ronaldo passes Greaves as Europe's top scorer

Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed legendary English striker Jimmy Greaves on Sunday to become the all-time leading scorer in Europe's top leagues with 367 goals.

Don't wreck a stunning artwork with the wrong frame. Try these expert tips

Rita van der Walt, framing consultant at Orms Print Room & Framing, shares advice on how best to mount and frame your artworks
Workers clear concrete debris as they search for possible casualties at the ruins of an old building that collapsed near the central market in General Santos, southern Philippines

Strong quake off Philippines damages buildings: officials

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the Philippines early Saturday, officials said, damaging several buildings and injuring two people as panicked residents fled the coast following a tsunami warning.

Land Rover lovers should make tracks for Clarens

Matthew Savides joins a festival for adventurous folk, all keen to mingle and put their Landys to the ultimate test