SARS officials seize R78 million in undeclared currency at OR Tambo

Customs Officials at OR Tambo International Airport (ORTIA) on Friday arrested five people caught in possession of undeclared currency with an estimated value of R78 million.

Why some relationships end when baby arrives

Relationship counsellor and life coach Savannah Steinberg delves into how the arrival of a new born can cause strain and end some relationships.
Puff adders mate in Nairobi national park

SA snake experts see simmering spring after six snakes snatched

Snake experts are expecting a busy summer as several venomous reptiles have already been caught across Nelson Mandela Bay.

Rand slips again on edgy global markets

The rand weakened further at midday on Monday‚ looking to end the volatile month on a sharply weaker note.

Lion farms pull wool over ecotourists' eyes

Young ecotourists from abroad are paying up to R50,000 to raise "orphaned lion cubs" so they can be "rehabilitated into the wild" - without knowing that the lions are actually mass bred in captivity, then sold off for canned hunts.

Sperm harpoon the egg to fertilize, new research suggests

A sperm cell latches on to its target with spiky filaments that emerge from its head, say scientists at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine in the US whose 14 years of research led to the discovery.

Cops hunt Amanzimtoti husband accused of murdering wife with hand grenade

Amanzimtoti police are looking for a 30-year-old man who can assist them in a murder case in which a woman died of her injuries after a hand grenade was thrown at her.

Teacher sacked two years ago still drawing salary

A Durban teacher, who was dismissed for forging a medical certificate and owes the education department more than half a million rand for 1,522 sick days, is still receiving her salary.

What Africa can learn from China about growing its agribusiness sector

The World Bank projects that agriculture and agribusiness in Africa will grow to be a US$1 trillion industry in Africa by 2030. To promote this outcome, the continent must review its incentive structures.

Mugabe struggles to walk as he attends funeral of judge

Zimbabwe's president, Robert Mugabe had to hold on to his wife, Grace as he attended the funeral of a top judge over the weekend.

DJ Sbu's ex opens up about breakup: 'I didn't cheat on him'

DJ Sbu’s ex-fiancée Disebo Makatsa has for the first time spoken out about her break up with the popular radio presenter and denied allegations that she cheated on him with a multi-millionaire businessman.

'Idols' judge more fun than most contestants

Somizi Mhlongo continues to breathe life into Idols SA and last night's first live performance was no exception.

Venezuela takes census in border area as part of row with Colombia

Venezuela started taking a census Monday in towns along the border with Colombia as part of a diplomatic spat that has seen more than 1,000 Colombians deported.

Exports likely to improve as production activity normalises

The country’s exports are likely to improve during the remainder of 2015 as production activity normalises‚ while the weakness of the rand exchange rate will add further support‚ according to Nedbank’s economic unit.

Eight nabbed in police raid on Durban drug dens

Eight people were arrested in a police raid on suspected drug dens in the Durban suburb of Chatsworth at the weekend‚ police said on Monday.

Unisa says new application and selection process fair

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has defended changes to its application and selection processes‚ saying they will ensure access that will more effectively address historical imbalances without sacrificing quality standards.

R72m secured for iSimangaliso’s Sodwana redevelopment

iSimangaliso’s Sodwana Bay section on the Kwazulu-Natal north coastline is scheduled for a facelift in the next 24 months.

HETN calls for radical change in historically white institutions

The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) has called for radical change in historically white institutions of learning.

Tutu is on the mend

Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter‚ the Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu‚ said on Monday her father’s treatment was proceeding well‚ and that both his doctors and the family were very pleased with his progress.

Crackdown promised to reduce carnage on roads

Traffic authorities have promised a crackdown to reduce the carnage on the country’s roads.

Barking bad - man arrested after dog ate his meth

A man in Georgia is facing criminal charges - after his dog tested positive for methamphetamines.
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