Millions later, Nkandla is falling apart

President Jacob Zuma's Nklandla homestead is falling apart.

SA elephant shot, stuffed and shipped to Romanian billionaire (video)

You know you're wealthy when you fly to South Africa in your own Boeing 737, pay $40000 to shoot an elephant, spend $50000 to have it stuffed and mounted, and then ship it to Europe.

Alone or in coalitions, in 2016 DA will take municipalities: Zille

The DA would consider entering into coalitions in municipalities for the 2016 local government elections, party leader Helen Zille said at the DA Gauteng Congress in Boksburg, on the East Rand.

We have implemented stage two of load shedding: Eskom

Power cuts would continue across the country on Saturday, Eskom said.

DNA matching for TB Joshua victims extremely difficult

Genetic testing to identify the remains of 84 South Africans killed in the Nigerian building collapse was extremely difficult

SA elephant shot, stuffed and shipped to Romanian billionaire (video)

You know you're wealthy when you fly to South Africa in your own Boeing 737, pay $40000 to shoot an elephant, spend $50000 to have it stuffed and mounted, and then ship it to Europe.

Unity for its own sake risks yellow unionism: Vavi

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Friday said the best way forward for the embattled congress was to remain unified -- but not at any cost.

Indonesian teams fear gangsters, try to score most own goals to avoid match

The Indonesian Football Association banned 12 players and officials who competed to score own-goals in a farcical match last month, an official told AFP Saturday.

Stop vilification of Bill Cosby: lawyer

A lawyer for embattled US comic Bill Cosby lashed out Friday at new claims of rape and sexual abuse dating back several decades, saying they have "escalated far past the point of absurdity."

Ebola shows it is time Africa valued human life: Graca Machel

Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel Friday said the Ebola epidemic should be a wake-up call for African leaders, saying it had exposed the "extreme weakness" of African institutions.

United Nations members resolve to end child marriage

The United Nations agreed on Friday that all members should pass and enforce laws banning child marriages, resolving to end a practice that affects about 15 million girls every year.
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Gambia urged to drop life sentences for 'aggravated homosexuality'

Rights campaigners called Friday for Gambian President Yahya Jammeh to reverse laws introducing a new crime of "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by life imprisonment.

Al-Shabab hijacks bus, kill 28 in Kenya

Al-Shabab militants from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday.

SAA boss didn't really earn his wings

Nico Bezuidenhout, acting boss of SAA, has been exposed as South Africa's latest credentials fake. This week, the airline scrambled to explain the mystery surrounding Bezuidenhout's academic qualifications.

Seven die in Free State crash

Seven people were killed and 12 injured when a taxi collided with a car near Bethlehem, Free State, paramedics said on Saturday.

Worm burrows through man's brain, scientists sequence it's DNA

A went to his doctor because he was suffering from headaches and experiencing strange smells - only to find out there was a rare parasitic worm in his brain.

Pneumonic plague hits Madagascar, 40 killed

An outbreak of the plague has killed 40 people out of 119 confirmed cases in Madagascar since late August and there is a risk of the disease spreading rapidly in the capital, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.

Hlophe tribunal challenge dismissed, again

The High Court in Johannesburg has denied two Constitutional Court judges leave to appeal a previous ruling on the lawfulness of a JSC probe into Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe.

Second great white found at Australia's Bondi

A great white shark has been caught in nets at Sydney's Bondi Beach, authorities said Saturday, the second of the predators found dead at the popular swimming spot this week.

Guptas to list uranium mine to raise R800 million

The Gupta family intend listing a uranium mine on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange to raise R800 million.

Assange welcome in Ecuador embassy 'as long as necessary'

Ecuador Friday guaranteed political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for "as long as necessary," one day after he lost an appeal against a Swedish warrant for his arrest.
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