Murder rising 'we really need help': Phiyega

The murder rate has increased despite overall serious crime declining slightly by 0.4 percent, according to the 2013/2014 crime statistics released on Friday.

Kruger fires back under control

Four fires in the Kruger National Park have been contained, SANParks said on Friday.

Watch: The raunchiest music videos

Most men might have felt a tad disappointed yesterday with the news of the Tribe One festival being cancelled because they will not get to see Nicki Minaj live.

Top judge flays Home Affairs

Department of Home Affairs officials who played a part in deporting a murder accused to Botswana, where he could face the death penalty, should be charged with attempted murder, the Pretoria High Court heard yesterday.

Only four people have seen FIFA investigation report, says judge

FIFA's ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert said that only four people have seen the report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and that he expects to complete the investigation by late October or early November.

Ready, take aim, fire ...

Municipalities are set to become hotbeds of tension between managers and staff.

DNA test proves Matthew Knowles fathered three-year old

DNA tests show Beyoncé's father Matthew Knowles has fathered a second illigitimate child with former lingerie model TaQoya Branscomb.

Joan Rivers leaves part of R1,6 billion fortune to dogs

Joan Rivers' will reportedly decreed her R1,6 billion fortune should go to her daughter, grandson, and four pet dogs.

Gucci Grace's PhD stirs up succession race

Soon after being shoe-horned into the top ranks of Zimbabwe's ruling party, the wife of ageing leader Robert Mugabe has gained a PhD in orphanages, seen as the latest sign that she may be destined for high office.

Lindela no health spa

Foreigners held at this country's only repatriation centre are detained for illegal lengths of time, can wait 17 hours between meals and do not get adequate healthcare, according to an investigation by the SA Human Rights Commission.

Hawks arrest ten for rhino poaching

Ten people were arrested in four provinces on Friday in connection with rhino poaching and related crimes, the Hawks said.

Timing wrong on FIFA watch ruling, says Platini

UEFA supremo Michel Platini said Friday he would not be complying with FIFA's demand to return a luxury watch given as a gift by organisers of the Brazil World Cup.

Wenger wary of foreign crackdown

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has warned that proposals by the Football Association to cut the number of players from outside the European Union could dilute the quality of the English game.

Harvard hosts spoof Nobel awards for silly science

Spoof Nobel prizes that honour the humour in science were handed out at Harvard University Thursday, celebrating the physics of stepping on a banana skin and the neuroscience behind spotting Jesus in toast.

Nigerian presidential hopeful blasts government on security

Nigerian presidential hopeful Atiku Abubakar on Friday derided Goodluck Jonathan's record on security, vowing that Boko Haram could be crushed easily if politicians chose to do so.

Muslim protesters gather outside SA's first open mosque

Cape Town residents exchanged strong words about "open religion" outside what proclaims to be South Africa's first gender-equal, non-sectarian mosque on Friday.

London to host Euro 2020 final

London's Wembley Stadium will host the final and semi-finals of the 2020 European football championship, which will exceptionally be held in 13 different countries, UEFA boss Michel Platini announced Friday.

Murder rate reflects 'war zone': DA

The murder rate in the country is reflective of a "war zone", Democratic Alliance MP Dianne Kohler-Barnard said on Friday.

North Korea take on South Korea in politically charged youth final

Organisers will be hoping peace is maintained when South Korea take on North Korea in the politically charged final of the AFC's Under-16 championships in the Thai capital on Saturday.

Baby panda triplets open their eyes in Chinese zoo

A set of panda triplets, known as the world's only surviving trio, have opened their eyes for the first time more than a month after their birth in a Chinese zoo.

Indian anchor fired for mistaking Chinese president's name with Roman numeral

A top official at India's state TV channel says the station has fired a news anchor who referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping as "Eleven" Jinping - apparently mistaking his name for a Roman numeral.
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