SARS refers enquiries about ‘hostage drama’ to Hawks

The South African Revenue Service has referred any enquiries regarding reports that a senior SARS official was held hostage in a boardroom for several hours by the Hawks to the law enforcement agency itself.

DA accuses ANC of waging coordinated campaign to disprupt metro council meetings

A coordinated campaign on Thursday from the ANC in the council meetings of Nelson Mandela Bay‚ Johannesburg and Tshwane to disrupt the business of the day has undermined democracy and exposed the ANC’s true colours as a party of lawlessness‚ the Democratic Alliance has charged.

SA’s diplomatic system ‘hamstrung’ - Masutha on ICC withdrawal

Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says South Africa’s exit from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was prompted less by perceived bias and more by “the legal difficulties primarily that we experienced in dealing with the court”‚ especially around diplomatic immunity.

Wits reports fire in library on Thursday and arrest of one student

A fire was started in the Library on the Wits Education Campus on Thursday morning resulting in the burning of a shelf of books‚ but the fire was extinguished quickly and the damage was minimal‚ the university said.

New 3D printed microscope lets kids "play" microbiology

Playing classic video games like Pac-Man with living single-celled microbes thinner than a human hair is now possible thanks to an interactive microscope developed by bioengineers at Stanford University.

SARS deputy director Vlok Symington has opened a case of kidnapping‚ Ipid confirms

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has confirmed that South African Revenue Service ( SARS) deputy director of law Vlok Symington has opened a case of kidnapping with it.
DA launches 2016 elections manifesto

DA will not tolerate Zuma’s latest delay tactic on state capture

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says a letter will be written to the Deputy Judge President of the North Gauteng High Court to state that the party opposes President Jacob Zuma’s new attempt to further delay the release of the ‘Final Report’ into state capture.

Save South Africa campaign calls for sacking of Abrahams‚ Moyane

The Save South Africa campaign has called for the immediate sacking of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams and South African Revenue Service head Tom Moyane.

Gordhan on SARS hostage drama report: 'totally unacceptable behaviour'

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan says if reports are true that a South African Revenue Service (SARS) employee was held hostage‚ it is "totally unacceptable behaviour".

Education expert Volmink to the rescue of beleaguered Cape university

A Cape Town-born scientist and education expert has been parachuted in as acting vice-chancellor of Cape Peninsula University of Technology.

'We are tired of having names like Radio Lotus' - Hlaudi

SABC's Head of Corporate Services, Hlaudi Motsoeneng has placated the Tsonga traditional leadership in South Africa with promises to flight Xitsonga cultural content and encouragement.

Matric pupil raped on way to exam, insists on completing test

Police are investigating a case of sexual assault after a Grade 12 school pupil was raped on the way to write her English examination paper in KwaZulu-Natal.

ANC parliamentary office lashes Hlaudi over 'malicious threat' towards Jackson Mthembu

South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) executive Hlaudi Motsoeneng's personal attacks are testimony to the crisis at the SABC and points to the lengths he would go to abuse SABC platforms‚ the ANC in Parliament says.

Zuma wants to postpone court hearing on state capture report

President Jacob Zuma wants to postpone the court hearing on the former public protector’s state capture report‚ saying he needs time to respond to the late application to intervene by former African National Congress MP Vytjie Mentor.

One week. Two cars worth R 3.3 million- Somizi is balling!

In a matter of days Somgaga has added another fancy whip worth R1.5 million to his car collection.

Sundowns cruise to TKO quarterfinal with 2-0 win over Polokwane City

Newly crowned African champions Mamelodi Sundowns carried heavy legs into Thursday night’s Telkom Knockout first round tie against Polokwane City but still emerged victorious with a 2-0 home triumph at Atteridgeville in another classy performance.

Kriel and Du Plessis out of Bok tour

The Springboks were dealt another blow shortly before their tour to Britain and Italy with the news on Thursday that openside flank Jaco Kriel and tighthead Jannie du Plessis have been ruled out.

Sundowns, Chiefs and Pirates handed home draws for TKO quarterfinal

The so-called ‘big guns’ all received home draws in the quarterfinals of the Telkom Knockout with defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns to face SuperSport United in a mouth-watering Tshwane Derby.

Renowned historian and author Tim Couzens dies

Internationally respected historian and author Tim Couzens has died‚ according to the Nelson Mandela Foundation. He was 72.

Eskom goes undercover to catch ‘Izinyoka’ or electricity thieves

In its bid to curb illegal connections‚ power utility Eskom has adopted undercover investigation tactics.

Ertugral mum on Pirates injuries ahead of Soweto derby against Chiefs

Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral has refused to make his injury list public ahead of Saturday’s Soweto derby against Kaizer Chiefs.

Hard work lies ahead for incoming new SA Rugby president Mark Alexander

Incoming SA Rugby (Saru) president Mark Alexander admitted to taking over the helm with the rugby governing body having endured some trying times.

Kaizer Chiefs want an entertaining derby‚ with goals‚ for a win, says Komphela

Kaizer Chiefs might have had a good run to sit on top of the Premier Soccer League‚ but they cannot afford even a hint of “cockiness” in Saturday’s Soweto derby against Orlando Pirates at FNB Stadium‚ said Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela.

WATCH: Anele Mdoda has a little fun with the sharks

Despite having sworn that she would never go shark cage diving, Anele Mdoda seemed to be having fun as she spent some time underwater with the sea creatures.

TUT student killed when car ploughed into marchers was a ‘promising leader’

Benjamin Lesedi Phehla‚ the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) student who succumbed to injuries he sustained during a #FeesMustFall march‚ was a promising leader.

Wildlife populations could plunge by two-thirds by 2020: report

Nearly three-fifths of all animals with a backbone -- fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals -- have been wiped out since 1970 by human appetites and activity, according to a grim study released Thursday.

Faf du Plessis tons bolster SA in tour match against South Australia XI

Two centuries and a near miss gave SA plenty to be cheerful about on the first day of their tour match against a South Australia XI in Glenelg on Thursday.

WATCH: This is the first real diamond I've owned, says Pearl Thusi on her bling

Actress Pearl Thusi could not hide her pride when she gushed over her engagement to sports personality Robert Marawa on national television.

Gene study clears 'Patient Zero' as cause of U.S. HIV epidemic

Genes taken from archived blood samples show the U.S. AIDS epidemic started in New York in the early 1970s, definitively debunking the long-held belief that the virus was spread in the early 1980s by a flight attendant who became vilified as "Patient Zero" for seeding the U.S. outbreak.

Desperate bid to save thousands of wild animals from starvation

A nationwide emergency relief operation is under way to save thousands of starving wild animals.

Mark Alexander confirmed as new SA rugby president

SA Rugby (Saru) acting-president and former deputy president‚ Mark Alexander‚ has officially been named as the union's head.