ANC confident of victory in Gauteng 19 April 2019, 5:00 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng says it believes it will win the province outright in the upcoming elections.

Motsoeneng campaigns in Bloemfontein 19 April 2019, 4:51 PM

The leader of African Content Movement (ACM), Hlaudi Motsoeneng has received a warm welcome at the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Thaba 'Nchu east of Bloemfontein.

Egypt votes on changing its constitution 19 April 2019, 4:48 PM

Egypt holds a three-day referendum from Saturday on constitutional amendments that could allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in office until 2030.

Govt brings forward Eskom bailout to avert default 19 April 2019, 4:00 PM

South Africa's government has had to bring forward the bailout of state power firm Eskom, after it rushed 5 billion rand to the struggling utility earlier in April to avert a default and said more cash could be needed soon.

Notre-Dame Cathedral
Notre-Dame paintings ‘not damaged’, to be recovered in one day : French minister 19 April 2019, 3:38 PM

All the paintings, many of them dating back to the 14th century, that were housed at the incinerated Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris have been spared from the flames, France's culture minister said on Friday (April 19).

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Kremlin says Mueller report shows no evidence of Russian meddling 19 April 2019, 3:36 PM

The Kremlin said on Friday that U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report did not contain any evidence the Russian state had meddled in the2016 U.S. presidential election.

Limpopo records first successful open heart surgery 19 April 2019, 3:16 PM

A Limpopo public hospital, Mankweng, has successfully performed its first open heart surgery. 

Church collapse
Search teams still looking for more bodies after church collapse 19 April 2019, 1:05 PM

More details are emerging from the Pentecostal Church in Empangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast where more bodies are suspected to be trapped under rubble.

Sihle Zikalala and Cyril Ramaphosa at Methodist church in KZN.
Ramaphosa to address Methodist church in KZN 19 April 2019, 11:44 AM

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected address congregants at the Methodist Church in KwaNzimande near Port Edward in the KwaZulu-Natal  (KZN)south coast during a Good Friday service.

Lyra Mckee
Journalist shot dead in N.Ireland in ‘terrorist incident’ 19 April 2019, 11:18 AM

A journalist was shot dead during riots in Northern Ireland in what police Friday were treating as a terrorist incident following the latest upsurge in violence to shake the troubled region.

Easter weekend road death toll rises 19 April 2019, 11:03 AM

Four people have been killed in two separate crashes in the Eastern Cape as the Easter long weekend starts.

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Two Oceans Marathon route changed after fears of protests 19 April 2019, 10:27 AM

The route for the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town set to take place on Saturday has been changed due to a threat of disruptions.

Blade Nzimande
Nzimande calls for vigilance on the roads ahead of the Easter weekend 19 April 2019, 10:00 AM

Transport Minister, Blade Nzimande, has reiterated government's call for motorists to remain vigilant on the roads over the Easter weekend.

King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo
Contralesa welcomes recommendation to pardon AbaThembu king 19 April 2019, 8:31 AM

The Congress of Traditional Leaders of South Africa (Contralesa) has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to receive Justice Minister Michael Masutha's recommendation to pardon AbaThembu king Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo.

Felix Tshisekedi
DRC mourns as 127 feared dead in boat sinking 19 April 2019, 6:51 AM

Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi has declared Friday a day of mourning with 114 people still missing days after a boat capsized on Lake Kivu, killing 13, the presidency said. 

Church Collapse
13 killed in KwaZulu-Natal church collapse 19 April 2019, 6:31 AM

Thirteen congregants of the Pentecostal Church at the Dlangubo area of eMpangeni on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast have been killed.

Stormers name team to face Brumbies 18 April 2019, 9:08 PM

The Stormers have named their team to play the Brumbies on Saturday in a Super Rugby game at Newlands, and there are three changes and a positional switch from the team who beat the Rebels in Melbourne last week.

ATM gains new members in E Cape 18 April 2019, 8:50 PM

Former EFF Member of Parliament Zolile Xhalisa, and Eastern Cape's Mbizana local municipality ex-mayor, Zoliswa Busuku, have joined the new African Transformation Movement party.

Law enforcement will not be lenient on drunk drivers: Nzimande 18 April 2019, 8:39 PM

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says law enforcement officers will not be lenient on drunk drivers and those who fail to obey the rules of the road over the Easter long weekend.

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Snoek fishermen anticipating bumper catches only after Easter 18 April 2019, 8:10 PM

Fishermen along the Northern Cape coast say the bumper snoek season will come, but only after Easter.

Great Lakes region adopts common approach to deal with statelessness 18 April 2019, 7:20 PM

During a three day meeting held in Nairobi this week, countries from the Great Lakes region have agreed to adopt a common approach to deal with statelessness in the region. 

Jospeph Mathunjwa in front of the Amcu logo
Amcu strike at Sibanye Gold ends with wage agreement 18 April 2019, 6:27 PM

Trade union Amcu has reached an agreement with Sibanye-Stillwater after signing a three-year wage deal which sees salaries increase by R650 for the first year, R700 for the second and R825 for the third year.

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New Nation Movement calls for May elections to be postponed 18 April 2019, 6:24 PM

The New Nation Movement is calling for the May 8 elections to be postponed.

Highlands Park players
Highlands Park draw against Free State Stars 18 April 2019, 4:34 PM

Highlands Park failed to capitalise on their one man-advantage as they cling to a 1-1 draw against Free State Stars in a tightly contested Absa Premiership match at Makhulong Stadium in Tembisa Wednesday night.

A crashed SANDF helicopter
SANDF personnel critically injured in helicopter crash 18 April 2019, 4:27 PM

Two SANDF personnel have been critically injured and rushed to hospital following a helicopter crash in Centurion south of Pretoria.

Toll free line linking to SAPS, emergency services launched in KZN 18 April 2019, 4:27 PM

Police and emergency services are now equipped to deal with emergencies faster through a 24-hour call centre.

Best way to revive rural economy is through agriculture: NAPF 18 April 2019, 4:16 PM

National People's Front (NAPF) leader, Bheki Gumbi says the best way to revive the rural economy is through agriculture.

Samsung gets reports of Galaxy Fold screen problems 18 April 2019, 3:56 PM

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said it has received "a few" reports of damage to the displays of samples of its upcoming foldable smartphone,raising the prospect of a less-then-smooth entry for the splashy$1,980 handset.

Time-lapse shots of Notre-Dame spire may yield clues on blaze 18 April 2019, 3:10 PM

A time lapse camera installed just hours before Monday’s devastating blaze at Notre-Dame de Paris may contain vital clues as to what caused the inferno, a French scaffolding company working at the cathedral said on Thursday.

Salva Kiir offers to mediate in Sudan 18 April 2019, 3:04 PM

South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, has offered to mediate in the ongoing political transition in Sudan after last week's fall of President Omar al-Bashir.