Sandton streets shutdown

One of the richest parts of South Africa's richest city will be in lockdown for October.

Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says

The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion a month ago in Zimbabwe had financed an illegal hunt and should be extradited to the southern African nation to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri said on Friday.

Part number 'confirms' debris is from Boeing 777: Malaysian official

A part number on aircraft wreckage recovered in the Indian Ocean confirms it came from a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official said Friday, expressing confidence that the mystery of flight MH370 was close to being solved.

Tito becomes Wits professor

Tito Mboweni, formerly a labour minister and governor of the Reserve Bank, will join Wits University from tomorrow as an honorary professor in the School of Economic and Business Sciences.

School giant collapses

A plan to create a $1.5- billion private school giant in South Africa collapsed on Wednesday after parents threatened to pull pupils out of elite academies if they were bought by a company accused of having segregated children by race.

Blood on the tracks

The war within rail agency Prasa continues.

KZN medicine drought

Essential medicines are being rationed in KwaZulu-Natal.

Hijackers steal passports

Hundreds of South Africans are at risk of having their bank accounts cleaned out after the hijacking of a courier van and theft of visa applications for the UK.

Tshwane takes ownership of dead

If you die in Tshwane and your family fails to identify you within 28 days you will be burnt to ashes and thrown into the garden of remembrance, or share a grave with another corpse.

Cancer survivor's new battle

Veroney Judd-Stevens started fighting breast cancer in 2013 and now she is battling Bonitas Medical Fund to prevent it returning.

Gordhan spearheads bid to stop initiate deaths

The government has roped in the Hawks and National Prosecuting Authority in its fight against initiation deaths.

Palestinian toddler burned to death in 'settler' arson attack

A Palestinian toddler was burned to death and four family members wounded in an arson attack by suspected Jewish settlers on two homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Friday.

Russian sports minister set to become FA president after rival pullout

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko is set to become president of the Russian Football Union (RFU) after his only rival for the position, vice-speaker of the Russian State Duma Igor Lebedev, withdrew from next month's vote on Friday.

Toddler killer 'Chicken' will remain a threat: psychologist

It's unlikely the killer of three-year-old Cuburné van Wyk can be rehabilitated because he has not taken responsibility for the murder.

Snow hits South Africa's mountains, expect a sunny but cold weekend

Snow in the high-lying areas of the Eastern Cape temporarily closed several mountain passes from Graaff-Reinet to Barkley East after heavy trucks stuck on the slippery roads on Thursday.

Microsoft learns R95 billion math lesson in its Nokia blunder

Let’s call it the $7.5 billion (R95 billion) lesson.

Fouche to marshal Bulls in Japan

Louis Fouche has been entrusted with the responsibility of spearheading the Blue Bulls team in their search for success in the Far East.
Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst waits to appear in Hwange magistrates court

Cecil the lion's hunt 'went wrong from the beginning' - Theo Bronkhorst

Professional hunter Theo Bronkhorst has said the hunt that took the life of Cecil the lion 'went wrong from the beginning'.

ANC Western Cape poo tosser in more trouble, charged with inciting violence

ANC Western Cape provincial executive member and lead "poo thrower" Andile Lili will have to spend five more days behind bars for inciting violence charges.

Rand hits fresh 14-year lows

The rand continued to capitulate against the dollar on Friday‚ sinking to a fresh 14-year low against the greenback amid mounting concerns about interest rate hikes in the US.

Theo Walcott and Santi Cazorla sign new Arsenal contracts

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott and Spanish midfielder Santi Cazorla have signed new contracts with the Gunners, the Premier League club said on Friday.
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