BREAKING: Zuma to justify Gordhan axing with intelligence report - sources

President Jacob Zuma believes his finance minister Pravin Gordhan went to London to meet with individuals wanting to overthrow the state‚ sources say.

WATCH: Watch Kgalema Motlanthe's eulogy at Kathrada's funeral - 'Zuma must step down'

Former deputy president Kgalema Motlanthe was the main speaker at the funeral of Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday and took the opportunity to read a letter penned last year by Kathrada‚ who had called on Zuma to step down after the country’s highest court found that Zuma had violated the constitution.

BREAKING: Once-mighty Moroka Swallows relegated again from ABC league to amateur football

The once mighty Moroka Swallows have been relegated from the ABC Motsepe League to the amateur fourth division.

Twitter reacts to Joe Mafela's flashy 'living room tombstone'

Twitter has reacted with mixed emotions over the unveiling of Joe Mafela's tombstone which is a replica of a living room setup.

SA Express CEO quits

Crisis-ridden state-owned airline South African Express yesterday announced the sudden resignation of its long-serving chief executive Inati Ntshanga‚ who leaves to pursue “personal interests” at the end of the month.
A mourner holds a programme bearing the face of Ahmed Kathrada, who was sentenced to life imprisonment alongside Nelson Mandela, during his funeral at the Westpark Cemetery in Johannesburg

IN PICTURES: Life of a hero celebrated at Ahmed Kathrada funeral

Friends, family and dignitaries attended the funeral of struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada on Wednesday morning.

PSL no longer set to finish on June 17‚ but now on May 27

The Absa Premiership season will no longer end on June 17‚ as had earlier been scheduled and announced due to outlandish fixtures congestion‚ but now on May 27.

Faith Muthambi defends Zuma, says Gordhan not a 'super-minister'

Communications minister Faith Muthambi has criticised the media for speculating about the future of the country’s finance minister‚ saying there was a myth that Pravin Gordhan was a “defiant super-minister”.

SABC fined R10,000 for using woman's number in Isidingo episode

The South African Broadcasting Corporation has been fined R10,000 for a bungle that sent hundreds‚ if not thousands‚ of infuriating telephone calls to an unsuspecting woman in Johannesburg.

Gordhan persists with an application Gupta companies say should be dismissed

The High Court in Pretoria spent two days deliberating on whether to grant an order sought by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.

OR Tambo heist suspects claim unlawful arrest

The arrest of two men linked to the OR Tambo cash heist was unlawful‚ a Kempton Park magistrate heard yesterday.

'We have a responsibility to steer this country in the right way': Gordhan

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has talked about how he is handling uncertainty about his job and the political drama that has unfolded this week.

KZN inquiry promises to find the truth about political murders

The commission of inquiry into political killings in KwaZulu-Natal is set to begin on Thursday‚ with provincial "violence monitor" and university researcher Mary de Haas the first to take the stand.
The logo of South Africa's Standard Bank is seen above the company's headquarters in Cape Town

Oakbay‚ the president and the cabinet: Judge seeks clarity on order sought by Standard Bank

The High Court in Pretoria had a difficult time understanding the order sought by Standard Bank in the dispute between Gupta-controlled companies and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan.
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Child brides 'forced into sex and stripped of dignity'

Zandile is a 14-year-old Grade 7 pupil from a rural village who walks long distances both to and from school and to collect firewood for her unemployed parents.

Hamba Kahle! Fitting final farewell for Bra Joe Mafela

Hundreds of mourners united in prayer, song and dance at the University of Johannesburg Soweto campus to bid a final farewell to veteran actor Joe Mafela.
Advocate Cedric Puckrin representing Oakbay Investments looks on during a break at a court hearing in Pretoria, South Africa

Gordhan application 'stillborn' - Oakbay counsel

The application by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan for an order that he does not have the power to intervene in the relationship the four major banks have with Gupta-controlled companies is "stillborn".

Gangsters' gunfire forces Manenberg women to abandon housing march

A community gathering aimed at addressing a housing problem in a Cape Town suburb was thwarted on Wednesday by gang violence.

Make room Suzelle, SA's got a new DIY star

In just nine short weeks, Joburg's Ryan Paulsen went from being a huge fan of DIY shows to the co-host of a brand new one.

Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s.

There's a craft cider revolution brewing in South Africa

What does it take to start a revolution? For Karol Ostaszewski and his business partner wife, Laura Clacey, the first ingredient is education.

'Sad to see a club with 70 years of history go down because of greed,' says former Swallows official Gxowa

Long-time Moroka Swallows servant Godfrey Gxowa says a number of the club’s directors are willing to take over the ailing club if it is relegated from the Gauteng ABC Motsepe League to the fourth division.

Hugh Masekela‚ Kumi Naidoo to get honorary doctorates from UKZN

Music legend Hugh Masekela‚ former head of Green Peace International Kumi Naidoo‚ retired Durban judge Thumba Pillay and entrepreneur Wendy Luhabe will be conferred with honorary doctorates by the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

SA Rugby announce new domestic sponsor against backdrop of financial loss

After recently declaring a R23m loss for the last financial year‚ SA Rugby delivered some good news on Wednesday with the announcement of low cost airline FlySafair as its official domestic carrier.

Beloved ancestor Little Foot still coy about it's age

Little Foot‚ the beloved skeleton of Australopithecus africanus found in the Cradle of Mankind in 1980‚ is under the spotlight again for its mysterious age that has flummoxed researchers for two decades.

WATCH: Abandoned R5 million Herbert Baker mansion demolished

A 107-year-old Herbert Baker mansion was demolished on Wednesday after becoming the first “problem building” seized by the City of Cape Town.

Protesters disrupt De Lille's budget speech

Protesters aligned to the Social Justice Coalition disrupted City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille's budget speech on Wednesday.

Slow Food gets the recipe just right with its eco-conscious initiatives

Slow Food Johannesburg's initiatives always manage to combine worthiness with deliciousness, writes Andrea Burgener

SA not equipped for fracking: Agri SA

Fracking should not be considered for South Africa because of a lack of qualified scientists and laboratories‚ incomplete information on water sources and a shortage of “institutional capacity to ensure proper water management”.
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma visits a the family of the late freedom fighter Riot Mkhwanazi in Kwadlangezwa

'Phantsi‚ Zuma!' mourners cry at Kathrada's funeral

The funeral of ANC veteran Ahmed Kathrada turned into a rallying cry against President Jacob Zuma’s rule‚ with many senior leaders speaking out against patronage and poor leadership.

Police nab church robber

Police in the Northern Cape have arrested a suspect whose modus operandi appears to be stealing parts off cars while his victims are in church.