R20bn bonanza

Hosting the 2022 Commonwealth Games will boost the economy by R20-billion, more than half of which will come from foreign visitors.

Lesotho on the boil

Factionalism in the Lesotho Defence Force has raised security threat levels as Prime Minister Tom Thabane takes an early lead in the hotly contested national elections.

Natural-born activists

Thirty years ago, members of the Sisulu and Chikane clans were arrested for plotting the downfall of the apartheid regime.

Recruitment watchdog for cops

An independent board to oversee police recruitment will be set up if the Civilian Secretariat for the Police has its way.

Officials fear for Zephany's wellbeing

A world-renowned child justice expert flew into Cape Town yesterday to assist a teenager at the centre of one of South Africa's most sensational abduction sagas - amid fears for the child's wellbeing.

Jihadi John tried to enter SA

Mohammed Emwazi, who has been identified as Islamic State beheader Jihadi John, was arrested in 2009 while trying to board a flight to Johannesburg from Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

eThekwini ANC whistleblowers in hiding after 'death threats'

The nullification of the results of voting at the eThekwini ANC elective conference has led to some party members going into hiding, claiming their lives have been threatened.

Zuma barbs at reception for heroes

President Jacob Zuma yesterday exchanged banter with Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi after accusing some unions in the tripartite alliance of behaving like political parties.

Hijacker show raises complaint

A Johannesburg man wants the Broadcasting Complaints Commission of SA to find that SAfm "sanctioned, promoted and glamorised" violence by interviewing Palestinian activist Leila Khaled last month.

Zim land grabs start afresh

When war veterans arrived to claim Craig Edy's cattle farm during Zimbabwe's violent land invasions a decade ago, he simply refused to budge.

Chicken-lovers of the world beware!

It lurks in the guts of chickens, a food-borne disease that is becoming more common than salmonella, and there is little supermarkets can do to eradicate it.

North Korea launches 2 missiles into sea to protest US war games with South

North Korea flouted United Nations resolutions by launching two Scud-type ballistic missiles toward the sea between the Korean Peninsula and Japan, as the United States and South Korea started their annual joint military drills.
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World Cup-bound Amajimbos finish as runners-up

South Africa's new young "golden generation" had to settle for silver when they lost 2-0 to Mali in the final of the African Under-17 Championship in Niamey, Niger, last night.

Mpumalanga MEC condemns vigilante justice

Community members should not take the law into their own hands, Mpumalanga community safety MEC Vusi Shongwe said.

Chelsea win Cup, Real held, Bayern cruise

Real Madrid were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Villarreal on Sunday to leave them just two points ahead of Barcelona in the La Liga standings.

Homes destroyed, old age homes evacuated in Cape Town fire

Four homes have been destroyed and three old age homes evacuated in Muizenberg after a fire broke out at the weekend, Cape Town Disaster Risk Management said on Monday.

Westbury shooting trial begins

The trial of a man accused of shooting three-year-old Luke Tibbetts is expected to start in the High Court in Johannesburg on Monday.

Lady Gaga jumps into icy Lake Michigan to raise funds for Special Olympics

Newly engaged popstar Lady Gaga and her fiance Taylor Kinney took an icy dip in Lake Michigan on Sunday, joining other celebrities and thousands of people in raising money for the Special Olympics.

China orders two local governments to punish polluting steel mills

China's environmental ministry has ordered local governments in two key steel-producing cities to take tougher action against polluters from the sector as part of efforts to improve air quality.
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Ice age emperor penguins hit hard by the cold: study

Antarctica's Ross Sea has been a rare safe haven for emperor penguins for thousands of years, even when temperatures were too harsh for their liking, a study released Monday suggests.

IAW lets Israel hatred flourish: SA Jewish Board of Deputies

Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) is a week which, under the guise of human rights activism, provides an opportunity for the hatred of Israel to flourish, the SA Jewish Board of Deputies said on Sunday.
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