Eskom, South Africa 'living on the edge': Lynne Brown

Eskom and South Africa must brace themselves for tough measures in order to make the power supply sustainable, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said.

Pro-Palestine activists BDS banned from protesting in Woolworths stores

Pro-Palestine activists have been banned from protesting in Woolworths stores, the High Court in Johannesburg ruled on Tuesday.

Domestic workers in cities must earn at least R2,065.47 a month: minister

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant has upwardly adjusted domestic workers' annual wages in line with the new minimum wage, her office said on Tuesday.

Parliament floored

A second attempt to get an increasingly dysfunctional parliament back on track collapsed yesterday when opposition parties walked out of a meeting with Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Putin's tiger the main suspect in mystery China goat deaths -Xinhua

A Siberian tiger released into the wild by Russian President Vladimir Putin is the main suspect in a series of goat deaths in China's northeast, state media reported Chinese local authorities as saying on Tuesday.

December 1 is D-Day for 'Generations: The Legacy'

'Generations' creator Mfundi Vundla has revealed that 'Generations: The Legacy' will start two years after the previous instalment of the soapie ended in September.

Scandal! soapie actor reveals serious marriage woes

Scandal! lead actor, Sello Maake Ka Ncube has revealed his union is in trouble after only a few months of marrying his businesswoman wife.

Zuma not avoiding Parliament: Maharaj

President Jacob Zuma is not side-stepping his duties to answer questions in Parliament, presidency spokesman Mac Maharaj said on Tuesday.

ANCYL elective conference postponed

The ANC Youth League's national congress due to have started on Wednesday will not go ahead as planned, the task team co-ordinator Magasela Mzobe said on Tuesday.

'You are pretty like a horse or a ladybug': 4 year old's adorable love letter

A smitten four year old Bennet sent a love letter to the love of his life Bailey, inviting her to his house and play together.

Brown family lawyer denounces 'unfair' Ferguson process

The lawyer for the family of Michael Brown denounced Tuesday the "unfair" process that resulted in no indictment for the police officer who shot and killed the unarmed black youth.

Mystery Eskom recovery plan in pipeline

A plan is in the making for Eskom's financial and operational recovery, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Ferguson town riot awakes to destruction

The US town of Ferguson awoke to scenes of destruction Tuesday after a night of rioting triggered by a grand jury's decision not to indict a white policeman for the death of a teenage black suspect.

Domestic worker wage adjustment welcomed

The decision to increase domestic workers' annual wages, in line with the new minimum wage, showed the ANC's commitment to improve the lives of lowly paid workers, the party said on Tuesday.

Illicit tobacco trade is a crime catalyst

Illicit trading in the tobacco sector creates a catalyst for other crimes, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Tuesday.

IEC set for municipal by-elections

Municipal by-elections are set to take place on Wednesday across the country, where 81 candidates will be contesting 31 wards, according to the Electoral Commission of SA (IEC).

Thousands desert Cameroon-Nigeria border town in fear of Boko Haram

It is mid-morning in Am'chide, a small city in Cameroon's Far North Region.

Graduating matrics won't see their names in newspapers anymore

Matric results published in newspapers would only reflect the ID and exam numbers of pupils and not their names, the department of basic education said.

Gauteng health department ordered to pay R7.6m

The Gauteng health department has paid out R7.6 million for medical negligence, it said on Tuesday.

Kenyans take to streets to protest lack of government security

Hundreds of Kenyans are demonstrating in downtown Nairobi to demand that the government do more to increase security.

Man sentenced to 15 years for attacking two-year-old, making him eat his own faeces

The Western Cape High Court has sentenced a man to 15 years in prison for assaulting a two-year-old boy and forcing him to eat his own faeces, provincial police said on Tuesday.
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