ANC secures Cape Town stadium for R2.2 million

The ANC has paid over R2.2 million to secure the Cape Town Stadium as a venue for its 103rd birthday event, according to a report.

'I'm still the barefoot girl who climbs trees': Miss World Rolene Strauss

Miss World Rolene Strauss wants to have dinner with President Jacob Zuma, is fed up with corny pick-up lines, and would not mind being a superhero.

Zuma and energy minister at odds over nuclear adviser

The man behind President Jacob Zuma's nuclear project is a favourite for a senior government post.

Tax u-turns on cards after probe into SARS rogue unit

Tax settlements worth billions of rands risk being reversed as an independent investigation into a rogue spy unit rocked the South African Revenue Service this week.

Talk of deal with SAA shot down by Etihad

Air routes are one of the first things that Etihad Airways CEO James Hogan aims to fix in the struggling airlines his company has been buying stakes in.

An emotional Rolene Strauss calls on South Africa to 'walk this journey with me'

Miss World 2014 Rolene Strauss on Saturday called on South Africans to support her through her tenure.

An angry Obama warns North Korea over Sony movie hack

US President Barack Obama on Friday warned North Korea it would face retaliation for a crippling cyber attack on Sony Pictures over an irreverent film comedy that infuriated Pyongyang.

Pierre Korkie's family to use R1,7 million donation for fresh start

The R1,7 million that was raised to help kidnap victim Pierre Korkie and his family after his expected release in Yemen, will now assist his widow and children start afresh, a family spokesman said on Saturday.

Chinese grandfather supports petition to expel HIV positive boy from village

The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul-searching in China.

EFF High Court judgement to be delivered next week

The Western Cape High Court will deliver judgment next week on the EFF's quest for an urgent interdict against sanctions implemented by Parliament against 20 of its MPs.

Durban police officer kills disabled son, commits suicide

A Durban police officer shot and killed his 19-year-old disabled son before turning the gun on himself, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

SA couple who stabbed each other 'left SA over crime'

A custody battle over their two young children may have been behind the stabbing deaths of a South African couple, Angelique and Cornelius Billings, living in Ireland.

Presidency rejects Sunday Times report on nuclear adviser

A Sunday newspaper has totally disregarded the Presidency's response to questions on an energy department official the paper identified as a nuclear adviser to President Jacob Zuma. the Presidency said on Sunday.
Police block off the scene of a shooting where a gunman killed two NYPD officers in New York

Gunman kills two New York police officers in Brooklyn

A gunman with an apparent grudge "assassinated" two uniformed New York police officers in a cold-blooded attack on their patrol car that followed weeks of outrage over police killings of unarmed black men.

Woman and baby killed by lightning in KZN

A woman and a six-month-old baby died when they were struck by lightning in Mphondi near Nqutu, KwaZulu-Natal, paramedics said.

Stanlib braced to crack Nigeria

Stanlib is on the verge of announcing an acquisition in Nigeria after years of trying to gain entry into Africa's biggest economy.

Police confiscate dagga worth R80,000

A stash of dagga, with a street value of R80,000, has been found in a deserted shack at Skiet, an informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape Police said on Saturday.

Convicted 'Waterkloof four' killer released on parole

Convicted killer Frikkie du Preez, one of the so-called "Waterkloof four", was released on parole on Friday, correctional services said.

Cape Town shack fire leaves 118 people displaced

A total of 118 people have been left homeless after 30 shacks burned down in various parts of Cape Town, the City's Disaster Operations Centre said on Saturday.

Furore over Zim baby elephant move

Zimbabwean authorities have maintained that they abide by international treaties when sending live animals abroad, following controversy over the possible export of baby elephants to China or the United Arab Emirates, state media reported on Saturday.

Road Accident Fund payout criteria sexist, says judge

A High Court judge has criticised criteria used to determine Road Accident Fund (RAF) payout amounts for widows.
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