I'm prepared to die to save SA from the thieves, says Gordhan

As South Africa flirted with the prospect of economic meltdown this week, with President Jacob Zuma's allies moving yet again to neutralise Pravin Gordhan, the finance minister made a dramatic vow: that he is prepared to die to save the country from thieves.

Can Gordhan's Black Knight survive the repeated attacks?

There is merriment on social media, writes Tony Leon, but Zuma is in a deadly serious battle for the economy as he shrugs off election losses and takes SOEs under his control.

SACP leaders say they would rather go than stay silent

Leaders of the SACP say they are ready to be removed from President Jacob Zuma's cabinet rather than remain silent about the scandals plaguing his government.

New merger talk as Shoprite shops around

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson has been mum about the group's acquisition plans, but it seems that years after its last acquisition, the retail giant may be readying itself for a buy.

Stuart Baxter is in the zone

Stuart Baxter got the mother of all beatings in his first MTN8 quarterfinal match on his second-coming to South Africa.

Gordhan may be charged this week for graft - report

South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan may be charged this week for graft, according a report.

Gupta family says it plans to sell off South African businesses

The wealthy Gupta family, which has been accused of holding undue political sway over President Jacob Zuma, said on Saturday it planned to dispose of all the stakes it holds in South African businesses before the end of the year.

Ntshumayelo slapped with four-year ban after testing positive for cocaine

Thandani Ntshumayelo has been banned from football for four years for testing positive for cocaine‚ and his contract has been terminated at Orlando Pirates‚ according to media reports.

SA acrobatic pilot dies in plane crash at China air show – reports

Former world aerobatics champion and Durban pilot Michel Leusch is reported to have been killed in a plane crash at an air show in China.
Gupta Brothers interview

‘If you have evidence against us‚ please bring it’ - Guptas

The Gupta family on Saturday challenged its “detractors” that if they had any evidence against them to “please bring it”‚ adding that they were prepared to answer any allegations.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Komphela: Show me any other PSL coach who is not under pressure

An inability to put the ball in the back of the net lies at the heart of the growing crisis at Kaizer Chiefs‚ says captain Itumeleng Khune after they were bundled out of the MTN8 on Friday night.

LOL! Teary Ntando Duma wants to know why you don't love her like Babes Wodumo

It's no secret that Babes Wodumo is hot property right now. Her hit Wololo is tearing up the airwaves and even poor Ntando Duma is jealous.

Woodstock residents stage protest against home evictions

Dozens of people have gathered at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock‚ Cape Town‚ on Saturday in protest against home evictions taking place in the area.

SANCO wants De Klerk’s Nobel peace prize withdrawn

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) has called on the Nobel Peace Prize Committee (NPP) to withdraw the award presented to former state president FW de Klerk.

Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala to have school named after him

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala will be honoured for his 76th birthday on Sunday when a school is named after him.

WATCH! The power of Kim K's booty

Kim K has always been proud of her booty. In fact, she's often had to defend her curves, insisting that she doesn't have bum implants.

Africa taking responsibility for its socio-economic destiny, says Zuma

Africa is increasingly taking ownership and responsibility for its socio-economic destiny‚ President Jacob Zuma says.

Durban woman nabbed in huge coke bust

The Durban Flying Squad Narcotics Task Team is expected to make more arrests after arresting a 30-year-old woman in possession of 48kg of cocaine in a downtown flat.

WATCH! Mshoza teaches Ntombi some moves

Mshoza was on Metro FM recently and made time to show host Ntombi Mzolo some dance moves.
Mourners pay their respects as they attend a funeral of the earthquake victims inside a gym in Ascoli Piceno

Italy holds state funeral for 35 of earthquake's victims

Italy marked a day of national mourning on Saturday for 290 people killed in a quake that devastated parts of its mountainous heart, holding a state funeral for 35 of the victims.

Japan PM pledges to invest $30bn in Africa by 2018

Japan will pour $30 billion in investment in Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday at a summit in Nairobi.

Motivated behind calls for early ANC elective congress ‘entirely factional’‚ says SACP

An early ANC national elective conference will only result in deepening disunity within the ANC and across its alliance‚ the South African Communist Party (SACP) says‚ adding that it believes the motivation calls for such a conference are “entirely factional”.

Trade balance likely to have remained in surplus in July

South Africa’s international trade balance is likely to have remained in surplus in July‚ according to Investec economist Kamilla Kaplan.
Turkish armoured personnel carriers drive towards the border in Karkamis on the Turkish-Syrian border

35 dead as Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians

Turkish shelling and air strikes killed at least 35 Syrians on Sunday, a monitor said, in the first significant civilian casualties in Turkey's intensifying campaign in northern Syria.
Cricket - New Zealand v South Africa - second cricket test match

South Africa lose momentum on 2nd day Test against New Zealand

South Africa remained in a strong position but failed to take full command in their first innings on the second day of the second Test against New Zealand on Saturday.

ANC alliance leaders need to ‘sober up’ and address decline in electoral support‚ says SANCO

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) has called for an urgent alliance political council to address the decline in electoral support for the ANC‚ saying alliance leaders needed to “sober up”.

Start packing your bags and leave SA for good‚ EFF tells Guptas

The Economic Freedom Fighters have urged the Guptas to “start packing their last bags” and leave South Africa for good‚ saying they have caused enough damage.

Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term -poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic popularity has declined, a poll showed on Sunday, with 50 percent of Germans against her serving a fourth term in office after a federal election next year.

Tshwane braces itself for potentially explosive duel between fierce city rivals Sundowns‚ United

SuperSport United midfield anchor Reneilwe Letsholonyane says his team is determined to bounce back after their midweek season-opening defeat.

Sharks consolidate spot on top of Currie Cup log

The Sharks’ fairytale start to their Currie Cup campaign continued when they beat the Blue Bulls 26-19 in Durban on Saturday night.

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for the high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, according to a prosecutor investigating the disaster.