Take back your trains: Prasa seeks refund in dodgy tender debacle

Rail parastatal Prasa launched a dramatic court action this week to recover from one of South Africa's biggest ever tender debacles involving billions of rands.

Pirates confident ahead of Confed Cup decider

If you were to choose a South African team to go into Africa on a mission impossible, you would not think twice - it would be Orlando Pirates.

Deputy Defence minister makes bizarre Gautrain terrorism claims (audio)

Deputy Defence minister Kebby Maphatsoe has made startling claims of plans to overthrow the government that involve a terrorist attack on the Gautrain.

Malema anti-Mandela comments those of an immature dope: Cope

Congress of the People’s leader Mosiuoa Lekota said Julius Malema’s attacks on former president Nelson Mandela's legacy were immature and uninformed.

Three killed, nine injured in attack on Colorado abortion clinic

A gunman stormed a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday and opened fire with a rifle in an attack that left three people dead and nine others injured, authorities said.

Witbank prostitutes offer door-to-door service on Facebook, with racist pricing

A travelling escort agency operating in eMalahleni offered home delivery on Facebook according to a report.

Malema bad mouthing Madiba to UK shows he is politically bankrupt: Duarte

Politicians who use former president Nelson Mandela's name negatively are politically bankrupt, ANC deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte has said.

Presidential Handbook paves way for ‘Nkandla Air’: DA

The Presidential Handbook released on Friday does nothing more than “hand Zuma’s cronies a blank cheque”‚ setting out to minimise presidential accountability while maximising the potential for lavish and extravagant expenditure‚ the Democratic Alliance has asserted.

Kenya police arrest two over terror 'plot' linked to Iran

Kenyan police have arrested two men who were allegedly recruited by an Iranian group accused of plotting attacks in the east African nation, the police chief said Saturday.
People hold placards as they participate in a march ahead of the Paris World Climate Change Conference in Jakarta

U.N. climate deal 'quite close' - Latvian president

World leaders are "quite close" to reaching a deal to fight climate change when they meet in Paris from Monday, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, Europe's first Green party head of state, said, adding any deal should be legally binding.

Malema comments ‘disrespectful’‚ says AbaThembu royal family

A stinging attack on struggle icon Nelson Mandela by Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has been condemned as “mischievous and disrespectful” by the AbaThembu family.

Two dead, 4 000 homeless after Cape Town fire

At least two people were found dead and thousands of people lost their homes in a devastating fire that raced through an informal settlement near Fish Hoek, Cape Town, early on Sunday morning.
Combination frame grabs shows a war plane crashing in flames in a mountainous area in northern Syria after it was shot down by Turkish fighter jets near the Turkish-Syrian border

Russia slaps economic sanctions on Turkey over jet downing

Moscow on Saturday slapped economic sanctions on Turkey in the latest tit-for-tat move over the downing of a Russian warplane, as Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was "saddened" by the jet incident.
The International Criminal Court. Picture: GALLO IMAGES

ICC staves off Africa-led rebellion, sets sights on new HQ

The International Criminal Court staved off a veiled African-led threat to quit the world's only permanent war crimes court, but experts say that has come at the expense of justice for the victims of mass atrocities.
A participant holding placard prepares to march during a rally ahead of the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, known as the COP21, in central Seoul

Protesters push leaders to avert climate catastrophe

Masses of people joined a worldwide wave of marches on Saturday demanding leaders craft a pact to avert a climate catastrophe when they gather in a still-shaken Paris.

Chinese woman nabbed for bribing SARB official

A 26-year-old female Chinese national who was nabbed for trying to bribe a SA Reserve Bank official with R5.2 million has been remanded in custody till December 4 when she will appear in court again to verify her status as well as for a formal bail application hearing.

DA: Presidential handbook benefit Zuma's 'cronies'

The Presidential Handbook does nothing more than hand President Jacob Zuma’s cronies a blank cheque, the Democratic Alliance Shadow Minister in the Presidency said on Saturday.

First National Bounce - FNB customers fume over network crashes

Some FNB bank clients have taken to social media to vent their anger as they can’t use their credit and debit cards.

Three suspects killed in shootout with police at KwaMashu hostel

Three suspects were shot dead in a shootout with police at the KwaMashu hostel in Durban in the early hours of the morning‚ spokesperson for the Kwazulu-Natal department of transport‚ community safety and liaison Sipho Khumal said.

Mpumalanga speaker calls on schoolgirls not to be sexually active

Schoolgirls from rural Schoemansdal in Mpumalanga have been warned against spending their December holidays engaging in "regrettable sexual activities".

Boko Haram claims suicide attack on Shiite Muslims in Nigeria

Boko Haram claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing on a Shiite Muslim procession near the northern Nigerian city of Kano that killed 22 people.