Parliament suspends its Protection Services heads

The head and deputy head of the Parliamentary Protection Services‚ Zelda Holtzman and Motlatsi Mokgatla‚ have been placed on precautionary suspension.

Khune rejoins Kaizer Chiefs, reaches agreement 'in principle'

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed in a statement that Itumeleng Khune is back with the club.
A woman hangs a sign on the front entrance of the River Bluff Dental clinic during a protest against the killing a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, Minnesota

Walter Palmer writes letter to patients after killing Cecil the lion

Walter Palmer, the US dentist who admitted to killing Zimbabwe's beloved Cecil the lion, has sent a letter to his patients apologising for the disruption to his business as fury over the incident grows.

ANC tries to stonewall credit card abuse probe

The director-general of the Labour Department, Thobile Lamati, has been called to testify in a parliamentary hearing regarding the abuse of finances by a top labour official.

Mthatha school deputy principal stabbed to death

A Mthatha school hostel became the scene of a mysterious and bloody murder when a teacher was found dead with a knife still lodged in her back.
French gendarmes and police stand on the beach where a large piece of plane debris was found in Saint-Andre, on the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion

Ocean currents may trace origins of MH370 debris

There are two main Indian Ocean currents which may have caused debris from missing flight MH370 to wash up on the French island of La Reunion, experts said Thursday.

Shoddy Zuma rondavels pinned on 'junior cop'

A "junior official" has admitted lying in the letter stating that President Jacob Zuma had ordered the construction of bachelor flats at Nkandla, according to Police Minister Nathi Nhleko.

EFF's Mpofu a ‘proud dad’ as son graduates from Oxford

South African opposition politician‚ advocate Dali Mpofu‚ is celebrating his son Sizwe’s graduation with a Masters degree from prestigious Oxford University.

Here are the five black women who have died in US jails in July

Five black women have perished while in custody in US jails this month.

Jay Z and Beyoncé expecting a baby?

Jay Z and Beyoncé are reportedly expecting their second child together after allegedly conceiving through IVF.

Six stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride in 'repeat attack'

An ultra-Orthodox Jew allegedly stabbed six Gay Pride marchers in Jerusalem Thursday, gravely wounding one of them, just weeks after completing a 10-year sentence for a similar attack, police and medics said.

Gold producers table final wage offer

Gold producers AngloGold Ashanti‚ Evander Gold Mines‚ Harmony and Sibanye Gold on Thursday tabled their final offers in respect of wages and benefits to representative unions‚ the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU)‚ the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM)‚ Solidarity and UASA for the period July 1 2015 to June 30 2018.

Cameroonian technicians begin on-the-job training at Denel

The first group of aviation technicians from Cameroon trained by Denel have started with practical on-the-job training within the aerospace and defence technology group.

Montana lays fraud charges against Prasa executives

The former group CEO of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa)‚ Lucky Montana‚ on Thursday formally laid fraud and criminal charges at the Hillbrow police station against a number of Prasa executives.

Mbeki visits Tutu in hospital

Former president Thabo Mbeki visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at a Cape Town hospital on Thursday.

Human traffickers are everywhere: Hawks general

The Hawks‚ the Department of Social Development‚ The City of Tshwane and the South African Police Service joined a march against human trafficking in Sunnyside‚ Pretoria on Thursday.

Hunters fight back after Cecil killing

Bucking against international outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, professional hunters argue that their industry follows strict rules aimed at preserving wildlife and supporting local people.

Hackers using Twitter pictures to hit US systems: researchers

Russian-based hackers are using malicious software concealed in Twitter images to relay commands and steal data from US computer networks, security researchers said this week.

US tells South Sudan 'patience has run out'

The US special envoy to South Sudan said Thursday that patience has run out over the country's civil war, pressing the message that the warring parties were running out of time to strike a deal and stop fighting.

Parliament approves new rules to eject 'rowdy colleagues'

The National Assembly has approved new rules aimed at clamping down on lawmakers who disrupt parliamentary proceedings.

Applause as judge sets $1 million bond for alleged Ohio killer cop

A judge on Thursday set a bond of $1 million for a former University of Cincinnati campus police officer charged with the murder of an unarmed black man he had stopped for a missing license plate.
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