Eskom contractors fire over 1000 workers over Medupi illegal strike

Eskom contractors have fired over 1000 workers for taking part in an illegal strike at the Medupi power station in Lephalale, Limpopo, the power utility said on Friday.

Transport department let out of driving licence card contract

The Department of Transport has won release from a contract its former director-general, George Mahlalela, signed in 2013 without the approval of the transport minister and which would have cost the department and the country just over R1-billion.

Unearthing the secrets of KwaZulu-Natal's farm of horrors

Shocking details of abuse and brutality have emerged in the wake of the discovery of a "mass grave" on a KwaZulu-Natal farm.

City chaos erupts as protesters loot stalls

A mob of protesters who charged through Cape Town city centre yesterday mugged a bystander, looted vendors' stalls and vandalised property.

Police mum on reported R3 million, plus R60k a month offer to Dramat to go

Police on Friday would not confirm reports that suspended Hawks boss Anwa Dramat was offered a R3 million golden-handshake to vacate his position.

'Racist' naked dark chocolate 'God', 'Goddess' cupcakes banned from shop window

A French court has banned the display of cupcakes topped with the naked figures of a man and woman wrought in dark chocolate in a pastry shop near Nice after a watchdog described them as "racist".

'Salary cap a lethal blow'

A call to cap the salaries of senior municipal officials has deepened the division between the government and the SA Local Government Association.

Gay dads' big break

Gay men who "have a baby" born by a surrogate mother are entitled to paid maternity leave.

Power games at NPA

The deputy head of the National Prosecuting Authority, Nomgcobo Jiba, has refused to sign an acknowledgement of her receipt of a summons to appear in court.

Possibility of rolling blackouts 'high': Eskom

There is a high possibility of rolling blackouts on Friday, Eskom said on its Twitter account.

The morning after: Reconciliation after #RhodesHasFallen: iLIVE

Suntosh R Pillay reflects on being a Mandela Rhodes Scholar in a society grappling with complex paradoxes and messy nation-building

Umpires Dharmasena and Kettleborough to stand in Cricket World Cup final

Sri Lanka's Kumar Dharmasena and England's Richard Kettleborough will be the on-field umpires for Sunday's World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand in Melbourne, the International Cricket Council said Friday.

Xavi quits Barcelona for Qatar: report

Spain midfield king-pin will quit Barcelona for Qatar at the end of the season.

Turkish man given 13-year sentence for insulting national flag

A Turkish man was handed a prison sentence of 13 year and nine month for insulting the national flag during a protest in the predominantly-Kurdish south-east of the country, local media reported Friday.

Nigeria skipper Enyeama ruled out of squad to face Bafana Bafana

Nigeria will arrive in South Africa on Friday with a depleted squad after captain Vincent Enyeama was withdrawn from the travelling squad due to a troublesome back injury.

Gauteng has highest number of school pregnancies

Angie Motshekga, minister of Basic Education, has informed parliament that the province with the highest number of school pregnancies is Gauteng.

From jailbirds to platteland queens

As an openly gay couple in prison, their "intimate sexual activities" incensed warders and fellow inmates.

Labour Court upholds Eskom CEO suspension

Eskom CEO Tshediso Matona's challenge to his suspension was struck from the roll at the Labour Court in Johannesburg on Friday.

Kwaito star's rape accuser breaks down in court

A Kwaito singer's rape accuser broke down in the Roodepoort Magistrates Court as she relieved her harrowing ordeal.

Snoop Dogg planning big Vegas night out for David Beckham's 40th birthday

Snoop Dogg is planning to treat David Beckham to a "big" night out in Las Vegas to celebrate his 40th birthday.

FIFA taking the wrong approach to development, says Prince Ali

FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan believes that world soccer's governing body is taking the wrong approach to development of the sport, leaving many national associations without basics such as kit and pitches.
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