ANC members implicated in VBS saga to face integrity commission 18 October 2018, 6:00 AM

The African National Congress(ANC) in Limpopo has admitted there were serious transgressions committed by party officials, including at municipalities in the VBS collapse and looting.

Stimulus commitments are welcome, but delivery must be pulled forward 18 October 2018, 5:52 AM

Every budget presents us with new challenges and fresh hopes, writes Bonang Mohale of BLSA.

Umkhosi Womhlanga
UN agencies call for banning of virginity testing 17 October 2018, 8:15 PM

Three United Nations (UN) agencies have called for an end to virginity testing globally, a common practice in South Africa and about 20 other countries.

Steinhoff building
Steinhoff’s investors to suspend legal battle as firm recovers 17 October 2018, 8:03 PM

Steinhoff said on Wednesday investors who are suing the crisis-hit firm had agreed to suspend litigation until next year, allowing the retailer time to focus on its recovery.

Mosquito sucking blood
Zika in Africa: rare birth defect on the rise in Angola 17 October 2018, 7:11 PM

Emiliano Cula starts to cry as his tiny fingers, curled into a tight fist, are stretched by a physical therapist to stimulate motor control.

VBS Mutual Bank
Limpopo ANC issues ultimatum to Premier to act on VBS ‘culprits’ 17 October 2018, 6:36 PM

The African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo says there are serious transgressions committed by party officials, including the municipal level, in the VBS collapse and looting.

Blue wine in a goblet
Spain startup introduces Blue Wine 17 October 2018, 5:40 PM

Five years ago, a group of university students in Spain's Basque Country decided they wanted to shake up a sector -- any sector -- but preferably one to do with food or drink.

Phillip Schutte and Pieter Doorewaard
Coligny duo found guilty of murdering Mosweu 17 October 2018, 4:59 PM

Phillip Schutte and Pieter Doorewaard have been found guilty of murdering 15-year-old Matlhomola Mosweu in Coligny on 20 April last year by the North West High Court in Mahikeng.

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Mboweni to stick close to Feb budget 17 October 2018, 4:15 PM

South Africa’s new finance minister Tito Mboweni will stick closely next week to previous budget forecasts for the coming two fiscal years, with only slight slippages.

Richard Branson
Richard Branson recalls rock ‘n roll days as gets Hollywood star 17 October 2018, 3:30 PM

Billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson on Tuesday recalled an era of sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll as he added a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame to his list of accomplishments.

Call for increase on cigarette tax 17 October 2018, 11:35 AM

The National Council Against Smoking says it wants tax on cigarettes increased by 70% to reduce tobacco consumption and increase tax revenue.

NAFU calls for nationalisation of land 17 October 2018, 10:15 AM

The National African Farmers' Union is calling for the nationalisation of land to replace expropriation without compensation.

Live: Media and society remember Black Wednesday 17 October 2018, 9:49 AM

Retired Judge Albie Sachs will be the keynote speaker at an event at the SABC in Cape Town, remembering Black Wednesday.

WHO to meet on Congo’s Ebola outbreak as toll soars 17 October 2018, 8:05 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would convene an emergency committee to decide whether Congo's Ebola outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern as confirmed cases and deaths from the virus spiralled.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Harry and Meghan ‘gift’ rain to drought-stricken Aussie outback 17 October 2018, 7:43 AM

Prince Harry and his expectant wife Meghan visited a drought-stricken region of Australia Wednesday, bringing a rare and welcome rainstorm with them.

Oil prices edge up on surprise draw down in U.S. crude stockpiles 17 October 2018, 7:36 AM

Oil prices extended gains into a fourth session on Wednesday, buoyed as industry data showed a surprise decline in U.S. crude inventories and as geopolitical tensions over the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist stoked supply worries. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude was up 15 cents,or 0.2 percent, at $72.07 a barrel by 0255 GMT […]

Nearly half the world lives on less than $5.50 a day: World Bank 17 October 2018, 6:46 AM

Despite progress in reducing extreme poverty, nearly half the world’s population lives on less than $5.50 a day, with a rising share of the poor in wealthier economies, the World Bank said Wednesday. In a twice-yearly report, the bank took a broader look at poverty to see where countries were lagging, even though the share […]

Terry in no rush to dive into management 17 October 2018, 6:40 AM

John Terry is keen to follow former England team mates Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard into management but says he will need a few years to learn the ropes after accepting a coaching role at Aston Villa. The former Chelsea and England skipper called time on his playing career earlier this month and has been […]

Rocket fired on Israel from Gaza: Israeli army 17 October 2018, 5:56 AM

A rocket was fired on Israel from the Gaza strip early Wednesday, the Israeli army and police said, causing damage in a southern city. It is one of the first projectiles fired in recent weeks from the Palestinian territory under Israel’s blockade and comes at a time of renewed tensions between Israel and Palestinian armed […]

Jamal Khashoggi
SA to commemorate Black Wednesday 16 October 2018, 9:49 PM

South Africa is commemorating black Wednesday the day in October 1977 when then Minister of Justice Jimmy Kruger ordered the arrest of editors and banned The World, Weekend World and the church publication Pro Veritate, journalists around the world continue to be attacked and killed on the job.

Cheryl Zondi
Another grueling day of cross-examination for Cheryl Zondi 16 October 2018, 9:41 PM

State witness, Cheryl Zondi, who claims she was under the control controversial Nigerian pastor, Timothy Omotoso, since she was 14 years old, has told the Port Elizabeth High Court that she was raped and sexually abused multiple times during her visits to the mission house in Durban.

SARS inquiry calls on Ramaphosa to fire Tom Moyane 16 October 2018, 8:08 PM

SARS inquiry Commission Chair, retired Judge Robert Nugent has recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa should fire suspended SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane with immediate effect, in order to set the organisation on a firm path of recovery.

Moody's
Moody’s to rely on next week’s MTBPS 16 October 2018, 7:03 PM

Rating agency Moody's says the successful implementation of structural reforms along with the reduction in government debt could lead to an upgrade in the country's sovereign rating.

Madagascar reach Africa Cup of Nations for first time 16 October 2018, 6:46 PM

Madagascar won a place at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament for the first time when they triumphed 1-0 at home over Equatorial Guinea in Group A Tuesday.

Mboweni defends role of Treasury, SARB in VBS Mutual Bank’s saga 16 October 2018, 5:05 PM

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has strongly defended the role of the Treasury and the South African Reserve Bank in the VBS Mutual Bank's saga.

Pregnancy
Shocking teens pregnancy, HIV stats at a school in Limpopo 16 October 2018, 4:39 PM

The Limpopo Health Department has revealed that 36 learners aged between ten and 19 at one of the secondary schools in the Mulenzhe area outside Thohoyandou are pregnant.

Pick n Pay H1 profit jumps 19 pct as price cuts lure buyers 16 October 2018, 4:12 PM

South African supermarket chain Pick n Pay Stores on Tuesday said half-year profit before tax jumped 19.1 percent as price cuts attracted more shoppers to its stores.

UN warns of ‘perfect storm’ of hunger, climate change 16 October 2018, 3:10 PM

A potent combination of hunger, climate change and man-made conflicts are creating a "perfect storm", the head of the United Nation's food arm warned Tuesday in a call to action on World Food Day.

Julius Malema addressing the media
EFF dismisses claims of receiving money from VBS Bank 16 October 2018, 2:10 PM

Economic Freedom Fighter (EFF) leader Julius Malema says the party has scrutinised his Deputy Floyd Shivambu's bank statement and no money from VBS Mutual Bank or Sgameka was located.

Bolt offered contract with Malta football club 16 October 2018, 11:07 AM

Usain Bolt, 32, has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving in Australia in August in his bid to pursue a boyhood dream of becoming a footballer.