‘Touched By An Angel’ actress dies at 86

22 November 2017, 8:12 AM
Actress and gospel singer Della Reese, best known for her role in the “Touched By An Angel” television series, has died at the age of 86 at her home in California, her family said on Monday.
Tests confirm deadly listeria strain at South Africa’s Tiger Brands’ plant 25 April 2018, 10:10 PM

Tiger Brands, which faces two class action lawsuits over a listeria outbreak that has killed 180 people, said results from an independent laboratory confirmed the presence of the deadly listeria strain in one of its food factories. The government, which has been criticised for taking too long to find the cause, in March linked the […]

Semenya’s reign to be ended by new IAAF gender rule 25 April 2018, 9:20 PM

  South African Caster Semenya’s long and controversial reign as the queen of middle distance running looks set to be ended this year not by a track rival but by a new hyperandrogenism rule that will stop her from running 800 and 1500 metres races. The IAAF will publish new rules on Thursday to prevent […]

De Lille loses motion of no confidence by DA 25 April 2018, 9:19 PM

Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has lost a motion of no confidence by the Democratic Alliance (DA) caucus in the Council on Wednesday evening. De Lille has been at loggerheads with the DA over governance issues in the council. She currently faces a disciplinary hearing on charges of misconduct. Deputy Caucus leader, JP Smith […]

School football revival to help improve standard of football 25 April 2018, 9:09 PM

The serious revival of football in schools will help improve the standard of football in the country.

French tycoon Bollore charged in Africa corruption probe: spokesman 25 April 2018, 8:56 PM

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was charged Wednesday over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts, his spokesman said. The spokesman did not confirm the precise charges against Bollore, one of France’s most powerful businessmen, who was allowed to leave the courtroom near Paris after being detained on […]

Mandela’s centenary birth celebrated in London 25 April 2018, 8:27 PM

A major gala event was held to celebrate the centenary of Nelson Mandela's birth.

France’s Macron pushes back at ‘America First’ agenda 25 April 2018, 7:15 PM

France’s President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war, in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda. The French leader’s speech to lawmakers was a dramatic twist at the end of a three-day visit that had showcased his warm personal […]

SABC News crew robbed in North West 25 April 2018, 6:48 PM

An SABC News crew in North-West has been attacked and robbed off their equipment by a group of people at a filling station in Klerksdorp.

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SAA needs a further R12 billion to be profitable 25 April 2018, 6:41 PM

Deputy Minister of Finance Mondli Gungubele says it will cost approximately R60 billion to privatise the cash strapped SAA.

SA donates millions for humanitarian relief in Somalia 25 April 2018, 5:48 PM

The South African government on Tuesday announced it has donated 7 Million Rands to the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) humanitarian response for Somalia following a prolonged drought.

Criminal charges laid against violent Kaizer Chiefs fans 25 April 2018, 5:43 PM

eThekwini Municipality mayor Zandile Gumede says they have laid criminal charges against soccer fans who were involved in the violence at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Saturday night.

Karabo Mokoena
Witnesses refute Mantsoe’s version in Karabo Mokoena’s murder trail 25 April 2018, 5:08 PM

Witnesses have continued to contradict murder-accused, Sandile Mantsoe's account of events surrounding his girlfriend's killing. 

Supra Mahumapelo
FF Plus requests Public Protector’s office to investigate Mahumapelo 25 April 2018, 4:44 PM

The office of the Public Protector has confirmed receipt of a request to investigate corruption allegations against North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo.

“Growing township economies a way to get rid of tenderpreneurs” 25 April 2018, 4:05 PM

DA leader Mmusi Maimane says growing township economies through supporting entrepreneurs is one step closer to getting rid of tenderpreneurs as well as decreasing the number of people relying on the state for income.

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R20/hour good starting point for S.A: Cawe 25 April 2018, 4:01 PM

Economic analyst Ayabonga Cawe says although he thinks R20 minimum wage is little and people should be paid more, it is however a good starting point for South Africans.

Justin Kennerley with a guide dog.
Blindfolded man and guide dog: The reality of visually impaired S Africans 25 April 2018, 3:41 PM

On International Guide Dog Day, SABC radio host Justin Kennerley went out at six in the morning and met up with the South Africa Guide dogs Association in Rosebank, Johannesburg.

Patricia de Lille
De Lille slams DA councillors who aim to oust her 25 April 2018, 3:11 PM

Embattled Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille has lashed out at the DA councillors who will vote for her removal, saying they are only thinking of their interests and not their constituents.

Cape Town braces for extreme weather conditions 25 April 2018, 2:49 PM

Cape Town Disaster Management says its teams are on high alert following a warning from the Weather Office about stormy conditions on Wednesday night.

French tycoon held for second day in Africa corruption probe 25 April 2018, 2:43 PM

Billionaire French industrialist Vincent Bollore was held for a second day of questioning by anti-corruption police on Wednesday over allegations his company helped two African leaders win elections in return for lucrative contracts. The 66-year-old head of the Bollore Group was taken into custody Tuesday in the Paris suburb of Nanterre as part of an […]

‘Mantsoe was not forced to point out crime scene’ 25 April 2018, 12:37 PM

Murder accused Sandile Mantsoe was not forced or threatened into pointing out the crime scene at which Karabo Mokoena's body was found.

Motorists warned of protesters stoning cars in Zandspruit 25 April 2018, 12:03 PM

Police have advised commuters travelling through Zandspruit, in the west of Johannesburg, to be cautious due to violent protests that have flared up since Tuesday.

N Cape farmer in court over attempted murder 25 April 2018, 11:21 AM

A 63-year-old farmer from Hartswater in the Northern Cape is on Wednesday expected to appear in court on charges of attempted murder.

Businessman offers financial assistance to soccer violence victim 25 April 2018, 10:22 AM

A Good Samaritan has offered to pay for the expenses of a security guard who was badly wounded when Kaizer Chiefs fans went on the rampage on Saturday evening following their team's 2-0 defeat to Free State Stars in the Nedbank Cup semi-finals.

Saftu strike: Business as usual in Buffalo City Metro 25 April 2018, 9:21 AM

SAFTU's call for a stayaway appears to have fallen on deaf ears in the Buffalo City Metro which includes Bhisho, King Williams Town and East London in the Eastern Cape.

Arrows add to Chiefs’ woes 25 April 2018, 9:02 AM

Kaizer Chiefs interim coach, Patrick Mabedi says they just need to remain positive.

Donors set to stump up billions for Syria 25 April 2018, 8:27 AM

International donors are expected Wednesday to pledge billions of dollars for Syria after the UN's special envoy warned of a looming humanitarian disaster in the rebel-held region of Idlib.

Flowers and messages are left by mourners at a makeshift memorial a day after a van struck multiple people along a major intersection in north Toronto.
Toronto police eye deadly van attack suspect’s ‘cryptic message’ 25 April 2018, 8:09 AM

The man accused of plowing a rental van into pedestrians on a crowded Toronto sidewalk, killing 10 people in Canada’s deadliest mass killing in decades, left a “cryptic message” on social media before his attack, police said.

Chris Hani
UCT honours Chris Hani 25 April 2018, 7:18 AM

The University of Cape Town has honoured struggle icon Chris Hani after renaming its new Science Lecture Theatre after him.

Eighteen killed in Nigerian church by suspected herdsmen 25 April 2018, 6:52 AM

Two priests were among at least 18 people killed in a dawn attack on a church in central Nigeria, police said Tuesday, in violence condemned by President Muhammadu Buhari as "satanic".

Karabo Mokoena
Karabo Mokoena murder case continues 25 April 2018, 6:22 AM

The state in the Sandile Mantsoe murder trial hopes to finalise its case on Wednesday.