NSRI helps motorists trapped in flooded KZN

KwaZulu-Natal emergency services on Tuesday reported no fatalities following the widespread flooding throughout the province but one woman was missing.

Mokonyane could be disciplined for comments on ANC's R1bn campaign

African National Congress (ANC) head of elections Nomvula Mokonyane is talking herself into trouble with the party.

Joburg to be Brics Bank regional centre: Gordhan

South Africa is expected to be the regional centre of the New Development Bank of Brics by the end of 2016.

Woman who can’t swim abandons car in KZN torrent

KwaZulu-Natal emergency services warned motorists not to drive over flooded bridges or through big pools of water as heavy rains continued to lash the province on Tuesday.

Pics: Bonang slays in Rio

She's been to more countries then we can even imagine and now Bonang Matheba has added Rio to her impressive list.

Gugu Zulu's life to be honoured at a memorial today

Hundreds of friends, family, fans and high-profile personalities are expected to gather at the Kyalami Race Track in Midrand today to pay tribute to the late Gugu Zulu.

The great wage debate

A minimum wage of about R5,000 could be just what South Africa needs to boost its economy.

The big chill: SA running out of gas

The cold, wet weather battering the country this week has ignited a demand for gas as consumers try to keep their homes warm.

Reserve Bank caught in JSE error

A JSE programming error, in which the bourse wildly overstated the purchase of equities by foreigners in May and July, distorted data used by the South African Reserve Bank in its interest rate decision last week.

Nzimande tells students to mobilise and be on red alert

Fewer meetings and more mobilisation by young people was the message from Blade Nzimande to students in Cape Town.

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse 2 on Tuesday completed its historic round-the-world journey, becoming the first airplane to circle the globe powered only by the sun to promote renewable energy.

'No one captured us': Denel

Arms manufacturer Denel has hit back at the shareholders of South African military contractor LMT Holdings for using the "populist narrative" of state capture in its legal bid to reclaim Denel's majority stake in the company.

Obama, Sanders make case for Clinton at chaotic convention

Democratic power players Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders offered contrasting heartfelt and hard-headed endorsements of Hillary Clinton Monday, imploring a riven and feisty party convention to unite against Donald Trump.

MK vets vow to prevent killings of ANC councillor candidates

The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association is tasking its operatives with gathering information that would prevent more murders of ANC councillor candidates in election violence in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Tutu's 'secret' for tiny Juliet goes viral

A cross-continental letter from a man of the people reaching the end of his journey, to an infant child just beginning hers, has gone viral.

Japan stabbing spree at disabled care center: country's worst mass killings

A knife-wielding former employee killed 19 people and injured 25 at a care centre for the mentally disabled in Japan on Tuesday, in the country's worst mass killing in decades.

Kickass freak-out for online pirates

South African online pirates are looking to board a new ship after their favourite illegal source of music, movies and television series sank with the arrest of its Ukraine owner.

Australia probes youth detention abuse likened to Guantanamo

The Australian government ordered an inquiry Tuesday after graphic evidence emerged of prison guards assaulting teenage boys, with one shown hooded and shackled in scenes likened to Guantanamo Bay.

Two explosions kill eight near Mogadishu airport

At least eight people were killed on Tuesday when two huge bombs went off near Mogadishu's airport, including one close to the UN's political office in the Somali capital, a security source told AFP.

Zimbabwe government to grab Mujuru mine

The Zimbabwean government intends to repossess a diamond mine that belongs to the family of former vice-president and political rival Joice Mujuru.
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'You cannot shoot a hashtag'

The Zimbabwean pro-democracy movement #ThisFlag recently released a new video criticising the government's crackdown on free media.

Raging wildfire engulfs California homes, film set

Thousands of firefighters battled Monday to contain a blaze tearing through suburban Los Angeles, destroying homes and a popular filming location and threatening actress Tippi Hedren's animal sanctuary.

Iran denies presence of Al-Qaeda operatives

The Iranian foreign ministry on Tuesday denied US accusations that three Al-Qaeda operatives were in Iran, helping to move money and weapons around the Middle East, state media reported.

Mafia cuts back on bribe money

On the streets of Rome crime doesn't pay - or at least not like it once did.

Ayanda Thabethe hints at new TV Gig

Hot on the heels of her debut on the latest season of Rockville, it seems like actress Ayanda Thabethe has got herself another special TV gig.

Muri in spot of bother with old pals

Sri Lanka's cricket board lodged a complaint yesterday with the visiting Australians after their bowling consultant and local legend Muttiah Muralitharan was involved in a bust-up with his former colleagues.

Caspar Lee is set to star in new film alongside Susan Boyle

Caspar Lee will be starring alongside Britain's Got Talent winner Susan Boyle in a new film, Diva, which follows the trials and tribulations of a budding star's journey to fame.

Allan may yet break SA hearts

How good a bowling coach is Allan Donald?

Jiujitsu expert kidnapped in Rio

A New Zealand athlete living in Rio de Janeiro has accused armed police of kidnapping him and forcing him to draw money from an ATM.

Elon Musk and Amber Heard are 'just friends'

It seems there's no truth to the rumour that SA-born businessman Elon Musk is romancing Johnny Depp's estranged wife, Amber Heard.

SA karate kids scoop gold

With barely enough money for plane tickets, karate kids from Belhar in Cape Town kicked and chopped their way to three gold medals at the KSI Karate World Championships, in Germany.