EFF High Court judgement to be delivered next week

The Western Cape High Court will deliver judgment next week on the EFF's quest for an urgent interdict against sanctions implemented by Parliament against 20 of its MPs.

Convicted 'Waterkloof four' killer released on parole

Convicted killer Frikkie du Preez, one of the so-called "Waterkloof four", was released on parole on Friday, correctional services said.

KwaZulu-Natal has highest rate of TB infection in SA

KwaZulu-Natal has the most people infected with TB in South Africa, provincial health department head Sibongile Zungu said on Friday.

Darren Bent's luxury Range Rover and Audi RS6 stolen from his home

Aston Villa's former England striker Darren Bent has reported the theft of two top of the range cars from his home near Birmingham, police disclosed on Friday.

Blue Bull turned axe-murderer sentenced to five life terms

Former Blue Bulls player and convicted axe murderer Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana was sentenced to five terms of life imprisonment in the Durban High Court on Friday.

N3 South accident illustrates why you don't reverse on the highway

A Hyundai driver has just received an object lesson in why you don't reverse on the highway.

Student who 'urinated' on taxi driver not a racist, says black friend

A black friend of Cape Town student Djavane Arrigone, who faces criminal charges of crimen injuria for allegedly urinating on a taxi driver, has come out in his defence.

Virgin Mary giant vagina case thrown out of court

The Spanish Association of Christian Lawyers has just lost a case over a giant vagina dressed in the shape of the Virgin Mary - because the perpetrators couldn't be identified.

Young, rich and black

The chasm between the wealthy and poor shows no signs of narrowing, but the pool of super-rich people appears to be changing colour.

Azania Mosaka leaves Power FM

Another radio host has left Power FM following a number of presenters who have left the talk radio station, a website reported on Friday.

Man found on M2 highway with gunshot wound to the head

A man was found shot dead next to his car on the M2 highway near Denver, south of Johannesburg, on Thursday, metro police said.

Three women collapse at entrance to Randburg mall, may have overdosed

Three women have apparently overdosed on an unknown substance at a mall in Randburg, Johannesburg, on Thursday, paramedics said.

Human rights in spotlight after US, Cuba deal

To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.

Chinese grandfather supports petition to expel HIV positive boy from village

The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul-searching in China.

Nigeria says reports of latest Boko Haram kidnap 'unverified'

Nigeria's military on Friday confirmed a deadly attack by Boko Haram in the northeast village of Gumsuri but said reports of a mass kidnapping needed to be verified.

UN funding shortage leaves Central African Republic children in need

The UN children's agency warned on Friday of a "critical funding shortfall" for its programmes in Central African Republic, where more than two million children are in need following a months-long sectarian bloodbath.

Kenya's president signs controversial anti-terror bill into law

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday signed into law a controversial anti-terrorism bill that sparked brawls in parliament and provoked charges that it violates basic freedoms.

Durban police officer kills disabled son, commits suicide

A Durban police officer shot and killed his 19-year-old disabled son before turning the gun on himself, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Friday.

88,000 Displaced by series of massacres in Congo

A series of massacres in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced 88,000 people, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said Friday in Geneva.

Land grab in Namibia holiday town, settlers demand more space

A group of informal settlement dwellers outside Namibia's coastal holiday town Swakopmund have occupied municipal land and want to settle there.

Zuma signs Public Administration Management Act into law

President Jacob Zuma has signed into law the Public Administration Management Act, which bans civil servants doing business with the state, the presidency said on Friday.
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