Malema's land invasion case postponed

EFF leader Julius Malema will appear again in a Newcastle court in four months time, after his case was postponed on Friday morning.

IN PICTURES: 'This is scary' - Blockades and intimidation for Pretoria residents

A resident in Pretoria West cannot leave her apartment complex due to intimidation by protesters‚ one of many unable to get to work on Friday.

'We are all Africans' - cabinet minister speaks out against xenophobia

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has taken to social media to condemn resurgent anti-foreigner sentiment in South Africa.

'Where is that corrupt bastard?' - Molefe receives frosty welcome from opposition MPs

"Where is that corrupt bastard?" That's how newly appointed MP Brian Molefe was received by opposition MPs as he made his first appearance in the National Assembly yesterday as a backbencher.

What have I ever done to you that you treat me like a little boy - Moyane to Gordhan

The icy relationship between Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and South African Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane has been confirmed in 16 confidential letters‚ according to a report on Friday.

Zuma should face ICC charges over farm murders: former Miss World Anneline Kriel

Former Miss World Anneline Kriel has suggested President Jacob Zuma face charges of crimes against humanity in the International Criminal Court for failing to protect farmers in South Africa.

Nigerian vs South African kill count ugly: Gigaba

Should we start counting how many South Africans have died in South Africa at the hands of Nigerians?

Water restrictions will only be reviewed in May - Johannesburg Water

The good rains in Johannesburg this week‚ which are filling up dam levels‚ will not lead to a swift suspension of water restrictions.
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First drug-resistant malaria parasite detected in Africa

For the first time in Africa, researchers said Wednesday they have detected a malaria parasite that is partially resistant to the top anti-malaria drug, artemisinin, raising concern about efforts to fight a disease that sickens hundreds of millions of people each year.

Extra metro police‚ a plan for potholes and traffic lights - Mashaba's spending plans for City of Johannesburg

Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba has tabled a 2016/17 adjustment budget for the City of Johannesburg.

From cleaner to superstar: Here's how Papa Penny Penny has stood the test of time

After 23 years, veteran musician Eric Kobane aka Papa Penny Penny continues to dominate headlines and cement his place in the hearts of thousands of fans, both young and old.

Dlamini-Zuma backers expected to dominate at KZN ANC Youth League elective conference

Backers of presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are expected to notch up a runaway victory as the influential KwaZulu-Natal ANC Youth League begins its three-day elective conference at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban on Friday.

OUCH! Could this be Somizi's most savage Twitter clapback ever?

Haters, here's some advice: Don't mess with Somizi, he's savage with the clapbacks.
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Fight for top DA position gets dirty

Acting DA leader in Western Cape Bonginkosi Madikizela has attacked rivals for the post of interim provincial leader for forcing a vote.
A woman uses an ATM at a branch of Barclay's South African subsidiary Absa bank in Johannesburg

We're sorry we rigged the rand: Barclays

Barclays Africa - aka Absa - asked for forgiveness yesterday for its role in rigging the rand , a scandal that has raised questions over the dominance of the big four local banks.

Waterless Witbank: schoolchildren told to stay at home ‘until further notice’

School pupils in Witbank have been told to stay at home until the city's water crisis has been resolved.

Pigs with edited genes show resistance to costly virus

A novel but controversial technique known as gene-editing has produced pigs that could be resilient to an often fatal virus that costs European farmers $1.6 billion per year, researchers said Thursday.

No need for judicial inquiry into Life Esidimeni deaths: ANC

The health ombudsman's report on the deaths of more than 100 mentally ill former patients from Life Esidimeni is sufficiently comprehensive and a judicial commission of inquiry is therefore unnecessary, the ANC maintains.

Alphabet accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car technology

The race to develop self-driving vehicles took a new turn on Thursday when Google's parent company Alphabet filed a lawsuit against Uber, accusing it of stealing technology.

WATCH: We have Kelly Khumalo's MMA16 speech in case she doesn't win

The competition is really tight at the 16th annual Metro FM Music Awards, so we do not blame Kelly Khumalo for wanting to share her speech ahead of time. You know, just in case...

WATCH: Bees can learn to play ball

Entice them with a sweet reward and bumblebees can be trained to roll a ball into a goal, revealing unexpectedly complex learning abilities for an insect, researchers said Thursday.
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Beyoncé bows out of Coachella - the world freaks out

This is not a drill! Beyoncé has cancelled her appearance as a headline act at Coachella and the internet is devastated.

DJ Black Coffee applauded for making a fan's dream come true

DJ Black Coffee made a fan's dream come true on Thursday when he agreed to record a song with her.

Scientists test deep brain stimulation as potential anorexia therapy

A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight.

Emalahleni residents are still in the dark

While Eskom says it will immediately lift blackouts in Witbank, some residents were yesterday still without power.

'Menzi is a teddy bear, my teddy bear,' his wife gushes

The real Menzi Ngubane is not the 'don't mess with me guy' you always see on TV, at least not to his wife.

Athletic women run into controversy

An online commercial released by sports kit company Nike this week showing Arab women fencing, boxing and spinning on ice-skates has stirred controversy, being seen as an attempt to smash stereotypes about Muslim women bing confined to home-bound lives in the conservative region.

Peterson takes early lead in rain-drenched Joburg Open

American Paul Peterson is quite used to approaching the game from a different angle, so it is hardly surprising that he was least affected by the rain that eventually forced a suspension of the first round of the Joburg Open.

World donors gather in Oslo to tackle Nigeria famine

UN aid agencies and donor countries gathered in Oslo Thursday for a two-day meeting to raise emergency aid for millions of people threatened by famine in northeastern Nigeria, a Boko Haram stronghold.

Rome hospital under fire over abortion doctors

An Italian hospital's decision to hire two medics to perform abortions has sparked a Catholic backlash in a country where most doctors refuse to terminate pregnancies, often for religious reasons.

Syria peace talks stumble over meeting format

The UN's Syria envoy met rival negotiators gathered for peace talks in Geneva on Thursday, but even getting them into the same room appeared uncertain as hopes remained slim for a breakthrough.