Zuma afraid DA might use spy tapes to make him look bad: lawyers

President Jacob Zuma wants to keep his communications with the NPA in the so-called spy tapes case secret because the DA could use it against him, his lawyers argue.

Samsung, LG announce TVs that cost about as much as a home in Centurion

Samsung and LG have both announced 105 inch ultra-HD 4k TVs that cost over R1.2 million according to a report.

West Ham's Morrison charged for assaulting two women

West Ham United midfielder Ravel Morrison has been charged with assaulting two women, British police revealed on Thursday.

ANC cheers probe to clean out corrupt, incompetent institutions

The African National Congress on Thursday welcomed the Special Investigating Unit's (SIU's) probe into a number of institutions for maladministration and corruption.

Ebola-hit Sierra Leone declares state of emergency

Sierra Leone leader Ernest Bai Koroma declared a state of emergency and cancelled a planned trip to the US-Africa summit as the country struggled to contain the deadly Ebola epidemic.

Uproar over state's 'forced birth control'

The KwaZulu-Natal health department's "forced birth control" on 11 young women has been branded "discriminatory" and a "violation".

SA on high alert as Ebola spreads

South Africa has stepped up port surveillance of travellers from West African countries as fears about the spread of Ebola across the globe grew yesterday.

I would sit next to Ebola sufferer on the train: discoverer

The scientist who helped discover the Ebola virus said the outbreak in west Africa was unlikely to trigger a major epidemic outside the region, adding he would happily sit next to an infected person on a train.

'State must buy a bank'

The government should consider buying one of South Africa's commercial banks to boost access to finance for citizens and businesses, said Tito Mboweni, the former Reserve Bank governor.

Sanral chair hits the road, cites 'personal reasons'

The chairwoman of Sanral, Tembakazi Mnyaka, has resigned with immediate effect, the transport ministry said.

Stand by for big power price hike

The National Energy Regulator says Eskom's costs exceeded projections in the three years until 2013, paving the way for higher power prices from April.
Handout of a deep-sea octopus is shown on the ledge near the bottom of Monterey Canyon

Octopus mom goes hungry for 4-1/2 years to look after eggs

If someone were to create an award for “mother of the year” in the animal kingdom, a remarkably dedicated eight-limbed mom from the dark and frigid depths of the Pacific Ocean might be a strong contender.

Makwezela to make her debut in World Cup opener

Centre Benele Makwezela will make her debut for the Springbok Women in the team's opening match at the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup against Australia on Friday.

Tutu urges world leaders not to forget South Sudan

South African Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu on Thursday urged world leaders focused on conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine not to forget the "ghastly suffering" in South Sudan.

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

Ugandan state lawyers seek to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

Netanyahu vows to complete Gaza tunnels destruction

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing international alarm over a rising civilian death toll in Gaza, said he would not accept any ceasefire that stopped Israel completing the destruction of militants' infiltration tunnels.

SAHRC probed more than 500 racism cases in last 12 months

Over 500 racism-related cases have been reported to the SA Human Rights Commission in the past year.

Suarez 'too good' for Arsenal, says Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed he told former team-mate Luis Suarez he was "too good" to join Arsenal when the north London club came calling for him last year.

Come together, adultery website reveals stats for Global Orgasm Day

AshleyMadison.com has decided to mark World Orgasm Day by revealing some interesting data about its customers.

'Framily' vacations billed as way to save your marriage

Like glamping, staycations and voluntourism, the travel industry is seizing on another word mash-up to carve up a new market: “framily.”

Killer sperm means worms that mate with wrong species are doomed

Caenorhabditis worms of different species have a novel way of maintaining their differences - killer sperm.
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