Zille uncertain of victory in Western Cape

DA Leader Helen Zille said that a DA victory in the Western Cape is not a certainty, according to a copy of her speech at Greenmarket Square, Cape Town

Prove it, Zuma says to Thuli

President Jacob Zuma has challenged Public Protector Thuli Madonsela to specify how he "unduly benefited" from the R246-million "security upgrading" of his private Nkandla homestead.

Mother held for death of 'angels'

"Heartbreaking." That's how a friend and neighbour of Tania Clarence described the circumstances around her arrest on suspicion of murdering her three small children.

SAPS takes DA to Icasa

The SA Police Service has lodged a complaint with Icasa over the Democratic Alliance's election advert, Icasa said on Wednesday.

Land reform process lawful: Zuma

The land reform process is being done according to the law and the Constitution, President Jacob Zuma said on Wednesday.

Tutu bares his soul - and urges voters to wise up

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has called on South Africans not to behave like voting cattle in the upcoming elections.

'Billions needed for army'

The government would have to fork out R88-billion a year to resuscitate the chronically ailing SA National Defence Force, according to a Defence Review report released in Pretoria yesterday.

'Principals to blame for lack of books'

School principals - not the national and provincial education departments - are to blame for the shortage of textbooks in Limpopo.

Couple 'poached game reserve business'

A Pretoria couple might have cost the government hundreds of thousands of rands by allegedly running a lucrative private business in a state-owned nature reserve.

Angry parents seek autopsies of Korea ferry victims

Some parents of the mostly teenage victims of South Korea's ferry disaster are pushing for autopsies that might show their children were alive inside the submerged vessel and only died because the emergency response was so slow.

Asteroids hitting Earth cause atomic-scale blasts

Asteroids hurtling towards the planet and threatening to wipe out entire cities are normally the preserve of Hollywood blockbusters like 'Armageddon'.

Teen arrested with snatched gun in her vagina

A Kingsport, Tennessee teenager was arrested for driving with a suspended license, only for police to find she had a stolen handgun hidden in her vagina.

Ukraine troops take checkpoint north of Slaviansk

Ukrainian troops with five light armoured vehicles took control of a checkpoint north of Slaviansk on Thursday after pro-Russian separatists appeared to abandon the position.

Oscar winner Nyong'o named People's most beautiful

Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o was named Most Beautiful person of 2014 by People magazine Wednesday, following in the footsteps of stars such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts and Tom Cruise.

After botched circumcision, man with reconstructed penis fathers baby

A man who suffered a botched circumcision as a child has become the world’s first person to conceive a baby with a reconstructed penis, according to reports.

R2.9 million in cash goes missing at Swazi Royal villas

Mystery surrounds the disappearance of E2.9 million (equivalent to R2.9 million) from the Royal Villas in Mbabane, Swaziland.

Politicians in 'boxing match' ahead of elections: Malema

Punches are being thrown at all politicians in a "boxing match" ahead of the May 7 general election, EFF leader Julius Malema said on Thursday.

Three students killed by wall collapse in Portugal

Three students, aged between 18 and 20, were killed and another four injured after a wall collapsed at the University of Minho in Braga, northern Portugal, emergency services announced on Wednesday.

'One Heart' radio's rare voice for peace in Central Africa

The premises of Be-Oko ("One Heart") radio in the town of Bambari are miserable but its mission immense: amid brutal sectarian violence, its call for peace hopes to stop this town in the Central African Republic from tearing itself apart.

Gangs clash over 'stolen' girlfriend

A major fight broke out between two Nigerian gangs, over a girlfriend allegedly stolen by a member of one group from another.

Beatenberg to open for 30 Seconds to Mars SA tour

Local band Beatenberg will be supporting Thirty Seconds to Mars when they tour South Africa in June.
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