Amcu gets the elbow

In an attempt to end the biggest strike ever in the South African mining sector, platinum producers will take their new wage offer direct to the workers.

Dad too distraught to identify kids

Scotland Yard has charged South African mother Tania Clarence with the murder of her three small disabled children.

Thuli's Time has come

Public protector Thuli Madonsela hailed her team's "selfless efforts" for landing her on Time magazine's list of the world's 100 Most Influential People, released yesterday.

Pots and kettles for Juju

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema's visit to the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Howard College in Durban was marred by chaos yesterday as rowdy ANC supporters prevented him from addressing his followers inside the varsity hall.

Pupils cry out for more maths

A group of Ekurhuleni matric pupils who have not had a maths teacher for more than two months have taken their frustrations to the Gauteng department of education.

Surgery in the fast lane

More people will soon have the option of undergoing minor surgery at a hospital that will discharge them on the day they were admitted.

Sorrow in twins' lucky packet

A spat over a hefty inheritance can shatter even the closest of family bonds, as highlighted by a recent Supreme Court of Appeal judgment.

Gagged, bagged and tagged

Cape Town has removed a million square metres of graffiti in favour of "positive art", which includes images of rainbows, crystals and hearts.

Dream dashed as Everest ascent cancelled

The expedition to get the first black South African woman to summit Mount Everest has been cancelled.

Top cop vents fury at funeral

Western Cape police commissioner Arno Lamoer lamented the "senseless violence" besieging South Africa yesterday and vowed to rid the police of criminals following the recent murder of an officer, allegedly by a long-time colleague.

Academics have peace role to play

African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has challenged researchers and academic institutions to look at the importance of research in stopping conflicts in Africa.

ANC fighting for Western Cape: Angie Motshekga

ANC Women's League president Angie Motshekga was confident that the ruling party would win eight provinces, and hoped to increase support in the Western Cape, according to a report.

Indonesian military chief in flashy watch row

Indonesia's military chief came under fire Friday after rejecting claims he had been pictured wearing a luxury Swiss watch and insisting that the timepiece was a Chinese-made fake.

Around the clock disease screening at Gauteng airports

Gauteng airports are being monitored around the clock to help prevent infectious diseases being imported into the country, the Gauteng health department said on Thursday.

Volunteer army comforts Korea ferry disaster families

A small army of volunteers, offering everything from free taxi rides to laundry services and home-cooked food, has set up camp on the tiny island at the operational heart of South Korea's ferry disaster.

ANC offices torched in Marikana

Unknown arsonists Thursday torched a small office of the ruling ANC in Marikana, where police killed 34 miners in 2012, as campaigning for the May 7 election hot up, police said.

Law consultant claims motorcyclist's shooting within legal boundaries

A labour law consultant accused of shooting dead a motorcyclist during a road rage confrontation is expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Gang leader gets life for US Consulate slayings

A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a US consulate employee, her husband and the husband of another employee.

Ukraine forces kill up to five rebels; Russia starts drill near border

Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Moscow rebels on Thursday as they closed in on the separatists' military stronghold in the east, and Russia launched army drills near the border in response, raising fears its troops would invade.

Army chief sacked after massacre

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has sacked his army chief, a spokesman said, replacing him with a loyalist from his own ethnic group as the country's four-month conflict shows signs of being increasingly fought along tribal lines.

Street View transports you through time

Google's Street View service now allows users to scroll back through time to see how certain views appeared in the past.
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