UIF benefits set to increase

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefits are set to increase, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Saturday.

Presidency says Zuma did not lose case brought by King Dalindyebo

The Eastern Cape High Court in Mthatha has not granted King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the AbaThembu an urgent interdict against President Jacob Zuma, the presidency said on Friday.

Hamilton Hlela corruption case postponed to next month

The corruption case against former deputy national police commissioner Hamilton Hlela has been postponed to next month.
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BEE builds prosperous society: Ramaphosa

Black economic empowerment is necessary to build a prosperous society, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Friday.

No rift between Zuma and Mantashe: ANC

There is no rift between President Jacob Zuma and ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, the party said on Friday.

Domestic worker awarded R50,000 in damages for racial abuse case

The Equality Court in Cape Town has ordered a man to pay R50,000 compensation to a domestic worker for swearing at her using racially abusive language.

Court orders Hlaudi Motsoeneng's suspension, with pay

The Western Cape High Court ordered on Friday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect with full pay.

Oscar judgment 'not well reasoned': legal expert

The judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial is not well reasoned and can be appealed on a question of law, a legal expert said on Friday.

Gambling board blew R4 million on trips, including trip to Las Vegas

The suspended National Gambling Board spent R4.1 million on foreign travel in the past three years, almost a quarter of it on a trip to Las Vegas.

Eskom in R43 million deal to sponsor one New Age breakfast a month

Eskom interim CEO Collin Matjila has stirred controversy at the power utility over a R43-million contract to sponsor The New Age's (TNA) breakfast briefings, according to a report.

Malema could face charges for 'racial attack'

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema could face charges of assault and crimen injuria following an alleged racial attack in a restaurant in Tzaneen, Limpopo.

Zimbabwe's ruling party skirts succession feud

Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF politburo has brought forward a crunch elective congress but did not debate factional fighting threatening to tear the party apart, its spokesman said Saturday.
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Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies

Mali authorities on Saturday scrambled to calm fears over Ebola after the disease claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre journey on public buses before seeking treatment.

Sex worker accuses swimming coach of assault

Western Cape police confirmed on Saturday that more charges have been laid against swimming coach Tim Osrin, accused of assaulting a domestic worker.

A mayor in Italy wants separate buses for Roma people

An attempt by an Italian mayor to create a separate bus route for Roma people sparked outrage among politicians Saturday, who compared the move to apartheid-era South Africa's segregation policies.

Iran hangs woman in defiance of international campaign

Iran hanged Saturday a woman convicted of murdering a former intelligence officer she claimed had tried to sexually assault her, defying international appeals for a stay of execution.

North West pastors welcome TB Joshua's R50,000 pledge

Nigerian preacher TB Joshua's pledge to donate R50,000 to the families of the victims of his church's collapse is welcomed, the Mahikeng Ministers Fellowship (MMF) said on Saturday.

Fund set up to assist informal businesses

Government was in the process of launching a fund to support the informal business sector, the presidency said on Friday.

Botswana ruling party leads in early election results

Botswana's ruling party was leading in most local council constituencies as general election results trickled in Saturday, but opposition parties made a strong showing in the capital, the electoral commission said.
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Cosas dumps pig's head in Woolworths store

Cosas members protesting against Woolworths's continued trade relations with Israel on Friday placed a pig's head in the meat section of a Woolworths shop in Cape Town, the SA Jewish Board of Deputies said.

Pastor's assault case could get thrown out

A pastor accused of assaulting a 79-year-old woman who lost two teeth as they argued over a stray soccer ball could walk free if the State does not get its house in order, an Mpumalanga magistrate warned on Friday.
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