Zimbabwean soldiers
Zimbabwe commemorates Defence Force’s Day on Tuesday 14 August 2018, 8:01 AM

Zimbabwe will on Tuesday commemorate Defence Force's Day.

Henri van Breda sitting in court
Convicted murderer Van Breda back in court 14 August 2018, 5:55 AM

Convicted murderer Henri van Breda's application for leave to appeal his conviction and sentencing will be heard in the Cape Town High Court on Tuesday.

Minsers gathered on the koppie
Marikana conditions unchanged: Bench Marks Foundation 13 August 2018, 9:32 PM

Observers say platinum mining giant Lonmin is still far from abiding by the Mining Charter to provide adequate houses for its employees, as part of its social and labour plan.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane
Maimane defends track record of DA municipalities 13 August 2018, 8:45 PM

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says coalition governments are supposed to work well if the priority of politicians becomes service delivery.

Soumaila Cisse
Mali opposition leader rejects election results 13 August 2018, 8:39 PM

Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence and low turnout, calling on the population "to rise up."

Imaging of what pterosaurs might have looked like
200-million year old Pterosaur ‘built for flying’ 13 August 2018, 8:19 PM

Scientists on Monday unveiled a previously unknown species of giant pterosaur, the first creatures with a backbone to fly under their own power.

South African rands being counted
Reserve Bank “nowhere near” intervention on rand: Deputy Governor 13 August 2018, 7:47 PM

The South African Reserve Bank was surprised by the magnitude of the rand weakness early on Monday but forex market conditions where “nowhere near” requiring the bank to intervene, deputy governor Daniel Mminele told Reuters.

Only once section 25 of the constitution is amended, government can expropriate land without compensation.
AgriSA condemns AfriForum’s action on land expropriation 13 August 2018, 5:37 PM

AgriSA has condemned Afriforum's distribution of a list of farms said to be expropriated without compensation.

A branch of VBS
ANC in Limpopo denies reports of saving VBS from liquidation 13 August 2018, 4:10 PM

The Limpopo Development Agency will neither confirm nor deny reports that there are plans to acquire the embattled VBS Mutual Bank.

An soldier standing in the foreground with crowds behind him
Mnangagwa urges Zimbabweans to move on after post-election unrest 13 August 2018, 3:03 PM

President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday said Zimbabweans should now unite to rebuild the economy and put behind them the election period that saw six people being killed after the army stepped in to quell post-election protests this month.

Ramaphosa has 90 days to appoint new NPA head 13 August 2018, 1:24 PM

Corruption Watch (CW) has welcomed the Constitutional Court ruling that invalidates former president Jacob Zuma's appointment of Shaun Abrahams as the national director of public prosecutions.

Mxolisi Nxasana
Nxasana welcomes ConCourt judgment 13 August 2018, 1:01 PM

The Constitutional Court has found that the settlement of 17.3 million rand to former NPA Head, Mxolisi Nxasana was invalid and that he should pay back R10.3 million to the National Prosecutions authority.

Abrahams appointment unconstitutional: ConCourt 13 August 2018, 10:50 AM

The Constitutional Court has declared the appointment of National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Shaun Abrahams unconstitutional.

Government denies massive job cuts to reduce increasing wage bill 13 August 2018, 10:39 AM

Government has denied reports that it is planning to reduce civil servants head count in order to decrease its growing wage bill.

SASSA Machine, cards
Post Office to take over SASSA payments 13 August 2018, 8:45 AM

Public accounts committee (SCOPA) chairperson Themba Godi believes that SASSA will be able to address the glitches in the payment of social grants.

Zimbabweans celebrating in the past
Zimbabweans celebrate Heroes day on Monday 13 August 2018, 7:05 AM

Thousands of Zimbabweans are expected to gather at the country's national shrine the Heroes Acre in Harare as they celebrate men and women who fought for the liberation of Zimbabwe.

Illegal initiation schools
Hearings on the Customary Initiation Bill begin on Monday 13 August 2018, 5:58 AM

Public hearings into the Customary Initiation Bill aimed at regulating the practice of circumcision begin on Monday with the Eastern Cape the first province to host them.

Shaun Abrahams
ConCourt to rule on Shaun Abrahams’ appointment 13 August 2018, 5:47 AM

The Constitutional Court is expected to deliver its judgment on whether or not the appointment of NPA head Shaun Abrahams was lawful.

The premier has hinted at a reshuffle
NW Premier hints at PEC reshuffle 12 August 2018, 9:26 PM

North West Premier Professor Job Mokgoro has hinted that a provincial executive council reshuffle is imminent. Meanwhile, former Premier, Supra Mahumapelo, says he does not see anything wrong in the current premier, Job Mokgoro's reversal of all the provincial government’s programmes he had adopted.

An orchestral performance
US Minnesota Orchestra on a five-city tour in SA 12 August 2018, 8:22 PM

Music is a great tool that can unite different racial groups.

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga
Motshekga urges Free State matric learners to maintain province’s position 12 August 2018, 6:27 PM

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has commended the Free State for its exceptional results on the second chance matric support programme.

Man posing with the wine bottles
Sacre bleu! Blue wine makes a splash in southern France 12 August 2018, 4:18 PM

In the Mediterranean resort’s restaurants and beach bars, holidaymakers and local residents have drunk their way through the first 2,000-bottle consignment of the turquoise-colored chardonnay.

Abrahams will know his fate on Monday
Abrahams to know his fate as NPA Chief on Monday 12 August 2018, 3:45 PM

Shaun Abrahams is set to know his future as NPA chief on Monday when the Constitutional Court hands down judgment in this regard.

A file photo of a farm
TAU SA urges farmers to fight for their land 12 August 2018, 3:22 PM

The Transvaal Agricultural Union of South Africa (TAU SA) has called on farmers whose land has been targeted for expropriation, either without compensation or at a lower than market value, to refuse to leave their land.

Mashaba to take Gupta brothers to court over ‘racial slurs’ 12 August 2018, 1:13 PM

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he will approach the Equality Court, in his personal capacity, to seek legal recourse against the Gupta brothers, Atul and Ajay, for their alleged racial slurs against black South Africans.

Task team launched to make deadly R66 road safer 12 August 2018, 12:52 PM

KwaZulu-Natal Transport MEC, Mxolisi Kaunda, says a task team has been set-up to consider possible safety measures which can be put in place on the R66 between Melmoth and Eshowe where five people were killed in a bus crash on Saturday.

Vote for leaders that will tackle corruption: Buthelezi 12 August 2018, 8:48 AM

Inkosi Freedom Party leader, Mangosuthu Buthelezi, has urged people to vote for a leadership that will tackle widespread corruption in the private and public sectors.

Find alternative ways to fund NHI: SACP 12 August 2018, 6:53 AM

The South African Communist Party has called on government to find other measures to raise funds for the National Health Insurance scheme than increasing taxation against poor workers.

Moulana Ighsaan Hendricks sitting in front of the SA flag
Mthethwa lauds Hendricks’ work in society 11 August 2018, 7:41 PM

Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, has praised the late former President of the Muslim Judiciary Council Moulana Ighsaan Hendricks as someone who personified the process of social cohesion.

Activist Kumi Naidoo speaking to the SABC
‘Amnesty International should prioritise poverty and corruption in Africa’ 11 August 2018, 7:26 PM

Social Justice Activist Kumi Naidoo says poverty and corruption in Africa are things that Amnesty International should prioritise on the continent and across the world.