Malema: I know who gave cash to Zuma

Julius Malema says he has first-hand knowledge of the secret donors who bankrolled President Jacob Zuma using a series of murky trusts.

Henri moves away as Marli's recovery continues

Axe attack survivor Henri van Breda has moved to Klerksdorp where his movements are being constantly monitored by police.

'Our hopes for the future died with him' - Emmanuel Sithole's shattered family

In a tiny village in northern Mozambique, a desperately poor family is waiting for Emmanuel Sithole to return home.

Amplats BEE row deepens

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) plans to refer the first case of black empowerment fronting to the police, in a case involving suppliers to the world's largest platinum miner, Anglo American Platinum (Amplats).
Rich kids Don and Bob from Tshwane.

Flashy new reality show flaunts the riches of young black South Africans

The new reality show 'Rich Kids' offers a peephole into a weird and strangely sad world of plenty, writes Rebecca Davis.

SA braces for economic backlash from xenophobic attacks

A wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa could provoke reprisals from neighbouring countries, raising concerns among South African business leaders and officials that the violence against foreigners could further damage the weak economy.

The silent migrant workforce that runs our homes

"I will go if I must, but I have nothing to go to, there is no work in Zimbabwe and we will struggle to live," soft-spoken domestic worker Ann Mbereko* said this week.

Why foreign execs are hot for SA's retail giants

Ian Moir, the Scottish-born retail wunderkind who is CEO of Woolworths, says that "if you can survive and do well in business here, you can survive and do well in business anywhere".

Do women CEOs deliver better returns?

An analysis of JSE-listed companies shows most are run by men. The boards that appoint the CEOs are made up of some of the smartest people available, so it implies that men must be more effective as CEOs than women. Right?

Mourners strip naked, throw condoms into grave of man who 'loved prostitutes'

The funeral of a well-known rank marshal turned into a strip show when male and female mourners took off their clothes, apparently mimicking the deceased.

Saartjie Baartman monument vandalised

Vandals in South Africa have vandalised a monument to Saartjie Baartman, Africa's "Hottentot Venus" who was paraded in 19th century Europe like a circus freak, police said Sunday.

SA says it is committed to good relations with Nigeria after diplomats recalled

South Africa remains committed to maintaining friendly relations with Nigeria after Abuja recalled its ambassador to Pretoria in the wake of attacks on immigrants, the department of international relations said on Sunday.
Republic of South Africa's  Passport

Passport puzzle in 'SA mule' case

The South African high commission in New Delhi is investigating how a woman detained in India for drug smuggling obtained the passport number of a Free State pensioner.

Fugitive mom 'at risk from abusive partner'

As police hunt a young couple accused of murdering their two babies, the children's grandmother says she fears for her daughter's safety.

Mop handle rape accused are expelled

Three white pupils who allegedly tortured and raped a black pupil with a mop handle at Hoer Landbouskool in Jan Kempdorp have been expelled.

Vodacom cooks up cheap bases to satisfy township data hunger

A data-consumption boom in townships has forced Vodacom back to the drawing board to search for new ways to cater for this growth and improve connectivity in these areas.
File picture shows a trekker walking in front of Mount Thamserku while on his way back from Everest base camp near Pheriche

Injured flown from Everest, aftershock triggers new avalanches

The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an earthquake-triggered avalanche that ripped through tents on Mount Everest arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday shortly before a strong aftershock rocked India and Nepal and triggered more snowfalls.
Burundi's President Nkurunziza addresses delegates of the ruling CNDD-FDD party during their congress in the capital Bujumbura

Burundi president launches controversial re-election bid

Burundi's president was on Saturday nominated as the ruling party's candidate for a third term in office, prompting complaints from the opposition and drawing a sharp rebuke from the United States.
People search for family members trapped inside collapsed houses a day after an earthquake in Bhaktapur

Frantic search for Nepal quake survivors as toll nears 2,000

Rescuers in Nepal searched frantically Sunday for survivors of a huge quake that killed nearly 2,000, digging through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu and airlifting victims of an avalanche at Everest base camp.
A blister beetle at Lower Sabie rest camp, Kruger National Park, startles a southern-masked weaver – the project manager of a nest under construction. Winner: Sunday Times Wildlife Photographer of the Month – April.

April's top 10 wildlife photos by Sunday Times readers

Here are the winning shots and other top contenders from the April entries in the Sunday Times Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition.

Four Egypt militants killed making bombs: police

Egyptian police said Saturday that four Islamists were killed in an accidental explosion while preparing bombs south of the capital.
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