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SAHRC finds Free State school staff guilty of racist hate speech

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has found a Bloemfontein school's staff guilty of hate speech towards black and coloured pupils.

Afrikaners to hold talks for own state

Members of an Afrikaner group who call themselves the Boer-Afrikaner Volksraad view forthcoming talks with the government as a step closer to their "right for self-determination for our own people in a peaceful way".

Gauteng legislature lays criminal charges against EFF

The Gauteng legislature has laid criminal charges against members of the Economic Freedom Fighters, the legislature said on Wednesday.

Police proclaim breakthrough in vehicle finance fraud syndicate

Hawks officials arrested 39-year-old David Monamo while he was appearing in the Johannesburg Commercial Crime Court for a similar case of fraud on Monday.

Noakes diet has devotees but doctors, scientists and dieticians aren't so sure

The Tim Noakes diet has hit South Africa like the Second Coming.

Urgent action needed to save SANDF from rapid decline: minister

Urgent action is needed to reverse the decline in the SA National Defence Force, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula told MPs.

Raped, disembowelled and her throat was slit, survivor's story hits the stage

Award-winning director and writer Maralin Vanrenen has announced the full cast for her stage adaptation of ‘I Have Life: Alison’s Journey’.

Pupils with 'fancy' locks chased out

A large group of Port Elizabeth pupils were barred from school yesterday and ordered not to return until they had shaved off their "fancy" holiday hairstyles.

Man United 'ready to break transfer records'

Manchester United are prepared to break transfer records in order to give new manager Louis van Gaal the players he wants, according to executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward.

Hello Kitty dictionary teaches children about South African necklace

The Hello Kitty children's dictionary is at the centre of a storm of words, for including the South African definition of the word "Necklace."

Artist's hybrid tree bares over 40 different fruit

A single tree has been engineered to grow 40 different kinds of stoned fruit when it blossoms.

More than 40 feared dead in Taiwan plane crash: Officials

More than 40 people were feared dead in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing.

Suspected Limpopo serial killer nabbed

A man linked to four murders and an assault in and around the University of Venda in Thohoyandou has been arrested, Limpopo police said on Wednesday.

Former Pakistan skipper slams new domestic league changes

Pakistan's cricket administration on Wednesday unveiled a new domestic league revamp, though demands to remove commercial and government department teams from the competition were ignored.

Foreigners to be barred from buying land in SA: minister

Government will introduce legislation to stop foreigners buying land in South Africa but does not think it wise to expropriate existing foreign-owned land, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said.

Taiwan plane crashes into two houses, 40 dead

More than 40 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan, officials said, with local television reporting the flight had smashed into two houses after an aborted landing.
Israeli soldiers smoke cigarettes at a military staging area outside Gaza

There will never be a military solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma repeated his call on Wednesday for a ceasefire in Gaza.

Somali woman MP famed for political songs shot dead by Islamists

A Somali member of parliament famed for political and patriotic songs she sang over decades was shot dead on Wednesday in Mogadishu by Islamist gunmen, a fellow lawmaker and Islamist rebels said.

Money is a drag, but we're a happy lot

Eight of every 10 South Africans are happy, according to the latest Ipsos Global Trends Report.

Independent's chief editor accuses M&G owner of lying

Independent Newspapers' group executive editor Karima Brown on Wednesday accused Mail & Guardian owner Trevor Ncube of telling an "odd bare-faced lie".

Egypt court says 'devil guided' jailed Jazeera journalists

An Egyptian court that jailed three Al-Jazeera journalists for alleged ties with Islamists said on Tuesday that "the devil guided" the group to spread false news defaming the country.
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