Murder, attempted murder on the rise

Murder has increased by five percent in the past year, national police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Friday.

Top judge flays Home Affairs

Department of Home Affairs officials who played a part in deporting a murder accused to Botswana, where he could face the death penalty, should be charged with attempted murder, the Pretoria High Court heard yesterday.

Ready, take aim, fire ...

Municipalities are set to become hotbeds of tension between managers and staff.

DNA test proves Matthew Knowles fathered three-year old

DNA tests show Beyoncé's father Matthew Knowles has fathered a second illigitimate child with former lingerie model TaQoya Branscomb.

Joan Rivers leaves part of R1,6 billion fortune to dogs

Joan Rivers' will reportedly decreed her R1,6 billion fortune should go to her daughter, grandson, and four pet dogs.

Gucci Grace's PhD stirs up succession race

Soon after being shoe-horned into the top ranks of Zimbabwe's ruling party, the wife of ageing leader Robert Mugabe has gained a PhD in orphanages, seen as the latest sign that she may be destined for high office.

Lindela no health spa

Foreigners held at this country's only repatriation centre are detained for illegal lengths of time, can wait 17 hours between meals and do not get adequate healthcare, according to an investigation by the SA Human Rights Commission.

Nkandla: ANC playing for time

The ANC wants to move slowly on Nkandla, and the opposition wants to move fast.

Prisoners meet their victims

"I forgive you."

Country in lockdown to halt Ebola

Sierra Leone was preparing yesterday for a three-day nationwide shutdown in an attempt to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus - but some experts say this could worsen the epidemic.

Switching on to all things tech

The flourishing middle class is expected to delve deep into its pockets over the next four years to spend big on internet access, pay television, dates at the cinema and video games.

Crime stats based on raw figures: police minister

The national crime statistics were based on raw figures, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on Friday.

Watch: The raunchiest music videos

Most men might have felt a tad disappointed yesterday with the news of the Tribe One festival being cancelled because they will not get to see Nicki Minaj live.

Rihanna and I are great friends: Chris Brown

Chris Brown believes himself and ex-girlfriend Rihanna will always be friends, despite him assaulting her in 2009.

Only four people have seen FIFA investigation report, says judge

FIFA's ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert said that only four people have seen the report into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and that he expects to complete the investigation by late October or early November.

Miley Cyrus poses for magazine cover

Miley Cyrus has posed for a V Magazine shoot for Karl Lagerfeld in the magazine's 91st edition.

Family loses lawsuit after man masturbates himself to death in sperm bank

In 2012 23-year-old Chinese medical student Zheng Gang died of a heart-attack while masturbating in a Hubei sperm bank.

Japan to restart whaling in 2015 despite international criticism

Japan plans to resume what it calls research whaling in the Antarctic despite a resolution by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) demanding that Tokyo seek international approval, the government said Friday.

Wallabies claim one hand on Mandela trophy

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie said Friday the Wallabies have one hand on the Mandela Challenge Plate but face a tough assignment against South Africa in Cape Town later this month.

Zambia use Victoria Falls 'bait' in Afcon bid

Matches played against a backdrop of the spectacular Victoria Falls waterfall is part of the package Zambia are offering to stage the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN).

Bikini comment lands Thai military ruler in hot water

Thailand's military ruler apologised for suggesting that attractive foreign tourists might be unsafe on the country's world-famous beaches if they wear bikinis.
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