Former ANCYL presidents get involved in twitter war

Former ANC Youth League presidents and former mates who are now at opposite sides of the political fence, Fikile Mbalula and Julius Malema, have got involved in a twitter war that is setting the social media site alight.  

ANC doesn't hold Zuma responsible for Nkandla

President Jacob Zuma bears no responsibility for overspending at his Nkandla home, ANC MPs said on Tuesday as they continued Parliament's consideration of the matter.

Teacher accused of telling class SA failing due to black leadership not racist

A teacher from the National School of the Arts (NSA) who was at the centre of a racism scandal has been found not guilty, the school said on Tuesday.

Try me now says Malema after case postponed to 2015

EFF leader Julius Malema is ready to stand trial, he told hundreds of supporters in Polokwane following the postponement of his court case on Tuesday.

Madonsela leaving Nkandla process in parliament's hands

The outcome of recommendations made by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela in her report on the upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home is no longer in her hands, she said on Tuesday.

Barn owls to take front line in war on Johannesburg's baby-eating rats

The City of Johannesburg has included barn owls in a R2.5 million plan to fight a rat infestation, the municipality said on Tuesday.

Nkandla saga continues with stolen laptop

Thieves broke into the office of the man representing the 12 public servants accused of bypassing procedure during upgrades at President Jacob Zuma's home in Nkandla, according to a report.

Hong Kong protests' 'Umbrella Revolution' tag escapes China's censors, so far

China's censors, who have barred most online discussion of the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, have so far not blocked searches for the movement's "Umbrella Revolution" nickname, although it may not survive much longer.

People sign away kids for free wi-fi, didn't read terms and conditions

Several Britons agreed to give up their eldest child in return for the use of free wifi, in an experiment to highlight the dangers of public Internet, published on Monday.

Newcastle footballer marries again, sees nothing wrong with polygamy

Premier League footballer Cheik Tiote who already has three children by his current wife and mistress combined has just taken a second bride in his home country Ivory Coast.

Legalise incest between siblings, German experts say

Germany’s national ethics council wants to allow incest between siblings, following the controversial case in which a brother and his half sister had four children together, two of whom are disabled.

No need for a new trial in the Simpson case: Prosecutor

Prosecutors in Las Vegas say O.J. Simpson got a fair trial and evidence supporting his 2008 conviction and imprisonment on kidnapping and armed robbery charges is overwhelming.

IFP concerned about Khuma quake victims

The Inkatha Freedom Party on Tuesday expressed concern about residents of Khuma, in the North West, whose homes have not been repaired following the earthquake in August.

Michael Phelps arrested for drunk driving

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a driving under the influence charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.

Zuma is not responsible for Nkandla: ANC

ANC MPs on Tuesday moved to absolve President Jacob Zuma of any wrongdoing in the Nkandla controversy as they unilaterally pursued Parliament's consideration of the matter following an opposition walkout.

Water shortages in Amathole district due to power failure

The flow of water in the Eastern Cape's Amathole district has been disrupted due to a power failure at a substation which powers the municipality's pump station, it said on Tuesday.

Transformation in SA still has a long way to go: Olifant

There was still a long way to go to transform South Africa and this would require everyone working together, Labour Minister Mildred Olifant said on Tuesday.

Extreme weather warning in Durban

The eThekwini Metro Municipality issued a weather warning on Tuesday, saying that gale force winds were expected to batter Durban overnight on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning.

Three SOEs failed to reach deadline

Three state-owned enterprises (SOEs) failed to table their integrated reports to Parliament on time, Public Enterprise Minister Lynne Brown's office said on Tuesday.

US ambassador warns against censorship in South Africa

South Africa has to be wary of attempts to censor the media such as SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng's recent suggestion that journalists be licensed, US ambassador Patrick Gaspard said on Tuesday.

Some areas of Gauteng still without water

Gauteng residents in areas still experiencing water disruptions were urged to contact Rand Water's hotline, the utility said on Tuesday.
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