I'm prepared to die to save SA from the thieves, says Gordhan

As South Africa flirted with the prospect of economic meltdown this week, with President Jacob Zuma's allies moving yet again to neutralise Pravin Gordhan, the finance minister made a dramatic vow: that he is prepared to die to save the country from thieves.

Can Gordhan's Black Knight survive the repeated attacks?

There is merriment on social media, writes Tony Leon, but Zuma is in a deadly serious battle for the economy as he shrugs off election losses and takes SOEs under his control.

SACP leaders say they would rather go than stay silent

Leaders of the SACP say they are ready to be removed from President Jacob Zuma's cabinet rather than remain silent about the scandals plaguing his government.

New merger talk as Shoprite shops around

Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson has been mum about the group's acquisition plans, but it seems that years after its last acquisition, the retail giant may be readying itself for a buy.

Gordhan may be charged this week for graft - report

South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan may be charged this week for graft, according a report.

Gupta family says it plans to sell off South African businesses

The wealthy Gupta family, which has been accused of holding undue political sway over President Jacob Zuma, said on Saturday it planned to dispose of all the stakes it holds in South African businesses before the end of the year.

Ntshumayelo slapped with four-year ban after testing positive for cocaine

Thandani Ntshumayelo has been banned from football for four years for testing positive for cocaine‚ and his contract has been terminated at Orlando Pirates‚ according to media reports.

SA acrobatic pilot dies in plane crash at China air show – reports

Former world aerobatics champion and Durban pilot Michel Leusch is reported to have been killed in a plane crash at an air show in China.
Gupta Brothers interview

‘If you have evidence against us‚ please bring it’ - Guptas

The Gupta family on Saturday challenged its “detractors” that if they had any evidence against them to “please bring it”‚ adding that they were prepared to answer any allegations.

Kaizer Chiefs coach Komphela: Show me any other PSL coach who is not under pressure

An inability to put the ball in the back of the net lies at the heart of the growing crisis at Kaizer Chiefs‚ says captain Itumeleng Khune after they were bundled out of the MTN8 on Friday night.

LOL! Teary Ntando Duma wants to know why you don't love her like Babes Wodumo

It's no secret that Babes Wodumo is hot property right now. Her hit Wololo is tearing up the airwaves and even poor Ntando Duma is jealous.

Woodstock residents stage protest against home evictions

Dozens of people have gathered at the Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock‚ Cape Town‚ on Saturday in protest against home evictions taking place in the area.

SANCO wants De Klerk’s Nobel peace prize withdrawn

The South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) has called on the Nobel Peace Prize Committee (NPP) to withdraw the award presented to former state president FW de Klerk.

Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala to have school named after him

Ladysmith Black Mambazo founder Joseph Shabalala will be honoured for his 76th birthday on Sunday when a school is named after him.

WATCH! The power of Kim K's booty

Kim K has always been proud of her booty. In fact, she's often had to defend her curves, insisting that she doesn't have bum implants.

Africa taking responsibility for its socio-economic destiny, says Zuma

Africa is increasingly taking ownership and responsibility for its socio-economic destiny‚ President Jacob Zuma says.

Durban woman nabbed in huge coke bust

The Durban Flying Squad Narcotics Task Team is expected to make more arrests after arresting a 30-year-old woman in possession of 48kg of cocaine in a downtown flat.

Samkelo is summer ready - posts video filled with boobs

We aren't the only ones ready for summer. Samkelo Ndlovu is also eagerly awaiting the return of beach weather.
Mourners pay their respects as they attend a funeral of the earthquake victims inside a gym in Ascoli Piceno

Italy holds state funeral for 35 of earthquake's victims

Italy marked a day of national mourning on Saturday for 290 people killed in a quake that devastated parts of its mountainous heart, holding a state funeral for 35 of the victims.

Japan PM pledges to invest $30bn in Africa by 2018

Japan will pour $30 billion in investment in Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday at a summit in Nairobi.

WATCH! Mshoza teaches Ntombi some moves

Mshoza was on Metro FM recently and made time to show host Ntombi Mzolo some dance moves.

Start packing your bags and leave SA for good‚ EFF tells Guptas

The Economic Freedom Fighters have urged the Guptas to “start packing their last bags” and leave South Africa for good‚ saying they have caused enough damage.

Half of Germans against Merkel serving fourth term -poll

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's domestic popularity has declined, a poll showed on Sunday, with 50 percent of Germans against her serving a fourth term in office after a federal election next year.

Tshwane braces itself for potentially explosive duel between fierce city rivals Sundowns‚ United

SuperSport United midfield anchor Reneilwe Letsholonyane says his team is determined to bounce back after their midweek season-opening defeat.

Sharks consolidate spot on top of Currie Cup log

The Sharks’ fairytale start to their Currie Cup campaign continued when they beat the Blue Bulls 26-19 in Durban on Saturday night.

Shoddy home renovations may have contributed to Italy quake toll

Shoddy, price-cutting renovations, in breach of local building regulations, could be partly to blame for the high death toll from this week's devastating earthquake in central Italy, according to a prosecutor investigating the disaster.
Police are seen outside Saint Joseph catholic church after a suspected terror attack by a knife-wielding assailant on a priest during the Sunday service in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia

Indonesian priest injured in church attack

A knife-wielding man stabbed a Catholic priest and tried to set off an explosive device at a church in Indonesia on Sunday, police said, the latest attack on religious minorities in the mainly Muslim country.

North Korea rejects UN council's condemnation

North Korea hit back on Sunday at a UN Security Council statement condemning its latest test-firing of a submarine-launched ballistic missile, and threatened to take further steps as "a full-fledged military power".
Gabon's President Ali Bongo Ondimba votes during the presidential election in Libreville, Gabon

Bongo's fate in the balance as Gabon goes to the polls

Gabon voted Saturday in a presidential election pitting incumbent President Ali Bongo against a veteran politician riding on a promise to end a 50-year-old family dynasty.

Bidvest Wits advance to MTN8 semis after 2-1 win over Orlando Pirates

Bidvest Wits were gifted two soft goals from goalkeeping errors, which was the difference in the end in their tightly-contested 2-1 MTN8 quarterfinal victory against Orlando Pirates at Bidvest Stadium on Saturday night.
1st Sunfoil International Test: South Africa v New Zealand - Day 1

Kiwis fight back after big Proteas opening stand

New Zealand fought back after SA posted their highest opening partnership in 11 years on the first day of the second test at Centurion on Saturday.