Need a free house? Under 40? Tough: Sisulu

Anyone younger than 40 will not get a free house from the government, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Tuesday.

Pistorius to spend 28th birthday in prison - may be out before his 29th

Two years ago, flush with sponsorships after the Paralympics and Olympics, the Blade Runner was ordering himself a luxury supercar.

Pistorius's five-year sentence 'carefully chosen': law expert

The five years imposed on Oscar Pistorius was significant, because a longer sentence would not have given him a chance of house arrest, a law expert said on Tuesday.

Celebs react on Twitter to Oscar Pistorius judgment

Celebrities have reacted to the Oscar sentencing with many expressing their disappointment in the 5-year sentence handed to the paralympian.

'Grossly negligent' Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in jail

Forty-nine days after his trial started in March this year and 20 months after he shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year, Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years for culpable homicide with a three-year suspended sentence for the Tasha's shooting incident, which will run concurrently.

Pistorius faces five-year Paralympic ban

Even if Oscar Pistorius is released before his five year imprisonment elapses, the Blade Runner will not take part in the 2016 Paralympics in Rio.

Pistorius may only serve 10 months: spokesman

Convicted paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius may end up spending only 10 months in prison for the culpable homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, a justice department spokesman said.

Oscar will embrace the sentence: uncle

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius will embrace the five-year prison sentence handed down by the High Court in Pretoria, his uncle Arnold said on Tuesday.

'Appetite for an appeal' against Pistorius's five-year jail sentence: NPA

There is an "appetite" to appeal the five-year jail sentence imposed on paralympian Oscar Pistorius, but the facts need to be examined, the NPA said on Tuesday.
South African Olympic and Paralympic track star Pistorius reacts after he was sentenced at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria

Twitter reacts to Oscar's sentence - by listing things longer than it

Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year.

Dewani looked "neat" after taxi hijacking: cop

British businessman Shrien Dewani looked neat moments after being kicked out of a hijacked shuttle taxi he and his wife Anni were travelling in, a policeman told the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday.

Captaincy has helped De Villiers flourish

Proteas captain AB de Villiers says the satisfaction of leading from the front has been the driving force behind his match-winning performances for the Proteas this year.

ANC ward councillor shot dead in Cape Town

An ANC ward councillor and SA National Civics Organisation member has been killed in Philippi, Cape Town police said on Tuesday.

Canadian soldier dies after suspected terror attack

One of two Canadian soldiers injured in a suspected terror attack outside Montreal has died, Quebec police said Tuesday.

Chiefs to keep eye on the ball, and not the stats

Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter hopes his team will not get carried away by the hype of setting a new Premier Soccer League record, when they host Moroka Swallows on Wednesday night.
File photo of a steel factory seen in smog in Anshan

US, China can tip balance in climate quest: study

The United States and China, the biggest greenhouse gas polluters, could reduce by a quarter the envisaged 2020 shortfall in emissions cuts required to curtail global warming, researchers said.

Medical charity celebrates 1000th Ebola survivor

Medical charity MSF, at the forefront of the fight against Ebola in west Africa, said Tuesday it had saved a 1000th patient from the deadly epidemic.

Ronaldo, Messi shouldn't win Ballon d'Or, says Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini doesn't believe Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi should win the 2014 Ballon d'Or.

Oscar Pistorius: From Olympic fame to jail

South African amputee sprinting star Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for killing his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in 2013.

Shrien Dewani suffered from erectile dysfunction

Day 7 of the murder trial started with a bang this morning. Intimate details of Dewani and Anni - his young bride who he allegedly murdered in 2010 - emerged within minutes.

French scientists create a device that can test for Ebola in under 15 minutes

A new device similar to a simple pregnancy home-test could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said Tuesday.
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