South Africa's 2016 growth estimates to remain below 1 percent says Gordhan

South Africa's economy will not grow above 1 percent this year but the growth is unlikely to fall below zero percent, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday at the University of Cape Town.

'We know how to deal with our enemies' Mugabe responds to Zimbabwe protests

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday launched a blistering attack on anti-government activists, foreign embassies and disaffected war veterans as he sought to assert his grip on power following recent protests.

'Sanity has finally prevailed at the SABC' Sanef celebrates journalists' reinstatement

The reinstatement of seven fired SABC journalists has been widely welcomed.

Traumatised tornado victims want counselling

Traumatised residents of a tornado-ravaged East Rand township have appealed for psychological help in the wake of the devastating storm that ripped roofs from scores of houses and damaged many others on Tuesday.

No Pokemon at Rio Olympics?

Athletes headed for the Olympics in Rio have had a lot of issues to complain about – the risk of Zika virus‚ polluted water in the swimming pools and now there seem to be no pokemon in the Olympic village.

No EFF coalition with ANC: Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has vehemently rejected the possibility of his party entering into a coalition in any municipality after the August 3 elections.
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Hlaudi throws in towel‚ reinstates fired journalists

The South African Broadcasting Corporation will reinstate seven of the eight news employees who challenged their dismissal for speaking out against a decision by the public broadcaster’s chief operating officer‚ Hlaudi Motsoeneng‚ to ban news coverage of violent protests.

Court bid to oust ANC leadership in KZN

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal is unaware of the motive behind a last-ditch court bid brought just before the local government elections to nullify its provincial leadership.

Fill up before petrol pumps run dry: AA tip for motorists ahead of strike

The Automobile Association has advised motorists to ensure they have fuel‚ ahead of a strike by the Chemical‚ Energy‚ Paper‚ Printing‚ Wood and Allied Workers’ Union (CEPPAWU) set to begin on Thursday.

New Chiefs signings set to sit out the Carling Black Label

The Carling Black Label Cup will be an opportunity for Kaizer Chiefs’ new players to observe how the established performers go about things‚ said Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela on Wednesday.

'I thought I was going to drown': Durban mom saved by teen hero

As news trickled in that at least four people had died in the floods that engulfed Durban‚ a 17-year-old was hailed as a hero on Wednesday for saving the life of a woman trapped in a sinking car in La Lucia

Right to Know activists occupy SABC HQ

A group of activists under the banner Right to Know are staging a sit-in at the SABC head office in Johannesburg.

Dali Mpofu pokes fun at AKA's academic history

During the celebrations of the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF) third birthday on Tuesday, Advocate Dali Mpofu took to Twitter to applaud the party’s leaders academic achievements, but not without poking fun at AKA's academic history as well.

Weather update: Chilly temperatures endure for now

South Africans should brace themselves for a few more days of cold weather - including below zero temperatures in Gauteng - after tornadoes‚ snow and rain wreaked havoc across the country this week.

We will rebuild shacks damaged by tornado: EFF's Malema

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has committed his party to help build shacks that were damaged by a tornado in Tembisa on Tuesday.

Criselda Dudumashe pens a heartfelt letter to Gugu Zulu

In a lengthy open letter radio personality Criselda Dudumashe has applauded the late Gugu Zulu "for making honesty, commitment and respect for your marriage fashionable."

In Pictures: Tornado-hit Tembisa picks up the pieces

Residents of Tembisa have started picking up the pieces after a tornado swept through the area on Tuesday afternoon, damaging buildings and displacing 400 people.

Montecasino staff get counseling after witnessing horrific suicide by fire

Montecasino staff members who witnessed the horrifying sight of Peter Dariol Williams setting himself alight at the casino on Sunday are undergoing counselling.

Many cases of human trafficking go unpunished - expert

As the world commemorates World Day against trafficking in humans on Saturday‚ 30 July‚ many victims of human trafficking remain unidentified and the crimes committed against them unreported or misidentified‚ a South African expert says.
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Rabada passes test with distinction

First Kagiso Rabada collected six trophies at Cricket SA’s (CSA) awards function in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Another blow for the Boks ahead of the Rugby Championship

Tighthead prop Frans Malherbe will miss the Rugby Championship after sustaining a neck injury during the Super Rugby campaign.

Thembisa Mdoda on being initially snubbed for OPW gig: 'I was very upset'

TV personality Thembisa Mdoda has revealed that she "was very upset," after being spurned at her initial audition to host Mzansi Magic's popular TV show, Our Perfect Wedding.

SA inventor of dolos sea buffer system dies aged 82

Aubrey Kruger‚ the former East London harbour draughtsman who designed the ingenious dolos sea buffer system 50 years ago‚ died in the city last week.

"I’m loving this Kaizer Chiefs team" - Motaung

Bobby Motaung says he “is loving” the current Kaizer Chiefs team.

Primed Blitzboks jet to Rio for the Olympics

After doing everything asked of them by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC)‚ the Blitzboks jetted to Rio for the Olympics in buoyant mood on Wednesday.

Mahikeng mom who stabbed daughter to death will hear her fate next week

A North West woman who stabbed her two-year-old daughter to death will know her fate on Monday after sentencing proceedings were postponed on Wednesday.

Bafana Bafana coach faces tough selection decisions

Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba faces some tough decisions in the coming months with a number of his key players sidelined at their respective clubs and battling to find new employment.

UJ students win prestigious international award

A 25-member student team of the University of Johannesburg (UJ) has been lauded with a prestigious international award, the Golden World award, for coming up with an innovative public relations campaign for South Africa's first dance film Hear Me Move.

WATCH: How Gugu Zulu's daughter stole the hearts of many at the memorial service

Gugu Zulu's one-year-old daughter, Lelethu, stole the hearts of many South Africans at her father's incredibly emotional memorial service as she was heard crying, and later on, playing in a separate room as the service got underway.

We have enough electricity: Eskom

Eskom's maintenance programme - which failed spectacularly and led to mass load-shedding last year - is back on track.

Police task team probing 30 criminal cases linked to elections

About 15 people have already been killed in violence allegedly linked to next week's local government elections‚ Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has announced.