Firing Gordhan would 'destroy this economy' says Manuel

South Africa's economy, the most developed on the continent, will be destroyed if President Jacob Zuma fires Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, ex-finance minister Trevor Manuel said on Wednesday.

WATCH LIVE: Pravin Gordhan vs Justice Malala in tough debate on economy

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is taking on political commentator Justice Malala tonight in the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s second Rumble in the Urban Jungle event this year.

Gordhan to snub Hawks summons

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will not present himself‚ as requested by the Hawks on Thursday‚ citing legal reasons and other commitments.

Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbour

Scientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to Earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest to find out if life exists elsewhere in the universe, research published on Wednesday showed.

Mkhwebane nominated as Public Protector candidate

Parliament's ad hoc committee to nominate a candidate for Public Protector has chosen Busisiwe Mkhwebane as the final nominee in the race to succeed Thuli Madonsela at the chapter nine institution in October.

Tumi Morake speaks out about her rape ordeal

Following a highly-publicised silent rape protest during President Jacob Zuma's speech earlier this month, comedian Tumi Morake recently recounted her own rape ordeal, saying it was how she broke her virginity.

Nigeria 'terror mastermind' appeals conviction by South African court

A Nigerian jailed in Johannesburg for a series of terror attacks in his homeland on Wednesday appealed his conviction, challenging South Africa's right to try him, his lawyer said.

Deadly Italy quake: Zuma sends condolences

President Jacob Zuma has sent his condolences to the people of Italy where an earthquake has just claimed lives of 73 people.

Man gets life behind bars for Soweto church gang rape

A Mozambican man has been sentenced to an effective life term plus 75 years for raping and robbing five women in a Soweto church.

'Infuriated' Durban mother starts petition to kick Phat Joe off East Coast Radio

It's been one week since Phat Joe officially joined KZN-based radio station East Coast Radio (ECR) and there are already calls to boycott him.

WATCH LIVE: Committee to decide on final Public Protector candidate

Parliament's ad hoc committee will decide which of the final five candidates shortlisted for the Public Protector job will succeed Thuli Madonsela.

WATCH: Durban tile shop shooting captured on camera and posted on Facebook

A man in his thirties was critically injured when he was shot in the parking lot of a major tile retailer in Garth Road in Durban around noon on Wednesday.

Two men forced to eat their own dog open a case with the police

Two men allegedly forced to eat their dog by a man who believed they were illegally hunting in a private game reserve in Komgha in the Eastern Cape have opened a case.
A Zimbabwean anti-riot police stand guard outside the Harare Magistrates court before the arrival of arrested Pastor Evan Mawarire, in the capital Harare

Zimbabwe police use teargas, water cannon to disperse opposition march

Zimbabwean police used teargas, water cannon and batons to disperse opposition youths who were demonstrating in the capital against alleged brutality by security agents.

Just how naughty do you have to be to get expelled from school?

Getting kicked out of school is no easy task‚ yet in the past four months 44 Gauteng students were expelled.

'Blessee' Amanda Cele wants to be Nasty C's sugar mama

Self-confessed blessee Amanda Cele has poked fun at the idea of being Nasty C's 'sugar mama.'

Tendai Ndoro's hat trick gets Orlando Pirates off to a flier

Orlando Pirates signalled their early Premier Soccer League title intent and Tendai Ndoro his top scorer's ambitions with a hat trick in Bucs' 3-1 win against Lamontville Golden Arrows on Wednesday night.

Lentjies goal hands Maritzburg slender victory over Celtic

Bevan Fransman proved the central figure as the former Bloemfontein Celtic skipper returned in the colours of Maritzburg United and helped them to a 1-0 victory in Wednesday’s Absa Premiership clash in the Free State capital.

Italy earthquake has killed at least 120 people: prime minister

The earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has killed at least 120 people, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said.

Man-made warming dates back almost 200 years: study

Man-made greenhouse gases began to nudge up the Earth's temperatures almost 200 years ago as the Industrial Revolution gathered pace, far earlier than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday.

Militants attack American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, an official and students trapped inside classrooms told AFP, as the complex came under a militant attack.

Murray and Roberts in talks to sell infrastructure business

Engineering and building group Murray and Roberts (M&R) said on Wednesday it is in talks to sell its infrastructure and building business.

Victims to blame in fatal tiger attack in China: report

The Beijing wildlife park whose tigers killed one woman and injured another this summer was not to blame for their deaths, an official investigation concluded Wednesday.

Zuma congratulates new Ekurhuleni mayor Masina…and insists that he had resigned from Parliament

President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday congratulated former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Collin Masina on his election as the executive mayor of Ekurhuleni metro.

Member of UK armed forces arrested in Northern Ireland terrorism investigation: police

A serving member of the British armed forces was arrested in England on Wednesday as part of an investigation into Northern Ireland-related terrorism, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Two in court for killing of top SACP member

Two men accused of killing prominent South African Communist Party (SACP) member Nsiki Blose appeared in the Camperdown Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Fees protests flare at Eastern Cape varsities

Students demanding free education for the poor caused disruptions at four university campuses in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday.

Estate agency CEO Rohde to make first court appearance for wife’s murder

Wealthy businessman Jason Rohde will only appear in the Stellenbosch Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Ailing Kaizer Chiefs under pressure ahead of knockout clash against Cape Town City

Kaizer Chiefs can utilise their anger at a poor start in their 2-1 Premier League defeat to Bidvest Wits on Tuesday night to bounce back immediately against Cape Town City‚ said Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela.

Kenya's President Kenyatta assents law capping commercial bank lending rates

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a bill that would cap commercial bank lending rates at 4 percentage points above the central bank's benchmark lending rate, his office said on Wednesday.

Gauteng to tackle late payments to suppliers‚ MEC promises

Gauteng's MEC of infrastructure development Jacob Mamabolo has established a specialised team to deal with delays in the payment of service providers and suppliers in the department.