Malema, Zille, Mbalula - what their Twitter favourites tell us about them

Ever wondered what Julius Malema, Fikile Mbalula or Helen Zille find relevant or funny on social media? Look no further because we've got the low down.

More than 45,000 South African women raped so far this month: Blow the Whistle

At 12:25 today the number of rapes this month reached a staggering 45 402, according to Blow the Whistle.

Fraud-accused Mabe can run for ANCYL president: task team

Former ANC Youth League treasurer and fraud-accused Pule Mabe qualifies to stand for league president, the national task team (NTT) said on Wednesday.

Axed Generations actor scores new gig

Thato Molamu, who played the role of Nicholas Nomvete, has announced his new gig which is set to debut on SABC 2 in September.

Five-year-old Pretoria girl screams hijackers out of car

A five-year-old girl from Pretoria screamed so hard during a hijacking that the robbers stopped the car and ran away, according to a report.

DA's court bid to remove Motsoeneng continues

The DA's application to have the appointment of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng set aside is expected to continue in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

Islamic State claims beheading of journalist, warns US against Iraq strikes

Jihadists released a video apparently showing the beheading of an American journalist kidnapped in Syria, in the most direct retaliation yet to nearly two weeks of US air strikes on Iraq.

Sierra Leone's 365 Ebola deaths traced back to traditional healer

It has laid waste to the tribal chiefdoms of Sierra Leone, leaving hundreds dead, but the Ebola crisis began with just one healer's claims to special powers.

Shops looted as Daveyton residents protest for land to build shacks on

A number of shops owned by foreigners in Daveyton have been looted, Ekurhuleni metro police said on Wednesday.

R240m for scholar transport in North West

The North West department of transport has allocated R240 million for a scholar transport programme, MEC Gaoage Molapisi said on Wednesday.

Sizani's wife in court for fraud

ANC chief whip Stone Sizani's wife Portia Sizani appeared in the Port Elizabeth Commercial Crimes Court on fraud and money laundering charges, City Press reported on Wednesday.

Matona right person for the job: BBC

Newly-appointed Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona is the right person for the job, the Black Business Council (BBC) said on Wednesday.

Zuma sends his condolences

President Jacob Zuma sent his condolences on Wednesday to the families of the seven people killed when a house collapsed on them in Alberton, south of Johannesburg.

Alleged crime boss Krejcir's house robbed

Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir's Bedfordview, Johannesburg, home was broken into in the early hours of Wednesday morning, Gauteng police said.

Maimane, Selfe to sit on Nkandla committee

Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday he would personally serve on the ad hoc committee to be established to mull President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla controversy.
Cans of Coca-Cola are shown on a countertop at Chuck's Beverage and Wine in Chagrin Falls, Ohio on Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. Coca-Cola says its third-quarter profit rose less than 1 percent, as sales fell as consumers continued to limit soft drink purchases and the stronger dollar took a toll on revenue.(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Tax soft drinks to cut obesity in South Africa: Wits

A suggested tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) may reduce obesity in 220,000 adults in South Africa, research by the University of the Witwatersrand has found.

Injuries force Cheetah changes

Free State Cheetahs coach Rory Duncan has made a couple of injury-enforced changes to his side for their Currie Cup encounter against the Sharks in Durban on Saturday.

We won't buy Amplats' mines: Amcu

Amcu treasurer Jimmy Gama on Wednesday told MPs the union had no plans to buy two mines Amplats is selling off, while the rival NUM said it remained opposed to such a move.

WP unchanged against Lions

For first time in two seasons, Western Province on Wednesday named an unchanged Currie Cup side for their clash against the Lions, thanks to an absence of injuries from their most recent game.
Relatives of the wife of Deif, and his infant son Ali, whom medics said were killed in Israeli air strikes, mourn during their funeral in the northern Gaza Strip

Israeli strike kills wife, son of Hamas military chief

Israeli warplanes struck Gaza, killing the wife and child of Hamas's top military chief, the Islamist movement said Wednesday after truce talks in Cairo collapsed in a storm of violence.

SABC treatment of actors 'tantamount to labour broking': ANCYL

The ANC Youth League cannot sit back and watch local actors be exploited, the national task team (NTT) said on Wednesday.
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