‘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.
Serena Williams
Serena dominates in return at Cincinnati Masters 14 August 2018, 8:22 AM

Former world number one Serena Williams looked sharp in her return to the hard courts after a week-long break, soundly defeating Daria Gavrilova 6-1 6-2 on Monday to advance to the second round of the Cincinnati Masters.

It is still a leading cause of death in South Africa.
SA doctors have difficulty treating TB 14 August 2018, 8:00 AM

Head of the MDR/XDR TB unit at Klerksdorp/Tshepong hospital complex in North West says doctors in the country still have difficulty treating Tuberculosis.

Police badge and handcuffs
Three KZN police officers arrested for murder 14 August 2018, 7:55 AM

The IPID has arrested three SAPS members at Muden near Greytown in the KwaZulu midlands in connection with the murder of a 37-year-old man.

Picture of petrol pump in car
Dept of Energy to brief Parliament on fuel price 14 August 2018, 6:50 AM

The Department of Energy will on Tuesday brief Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Energy on the fuel price.

Picture of Egypt's flag
Rights groups slam Egypt 5 years after deadly protest crackdown 14 August 2018, 6:34 AM

Global rights groups have slammed Egyptian authorities for failing to prosecute members of the security forces over a bloody 2013 crackdown on protesters that left hundreds dead.

The deal with Facebook is the latest and most significant step in La Liga's expansion strategy in India.
Liga announces landmark free-to-air deal with Facebook in India 14 August 2018, 5:58 AM

Spain's top flight soccer division La Liga announced on Tuesday a landmark deal with Facebook which will allow viewers in the Indian sub-continent to watch every game over the next three seasons for free on the social network.

Omarosa Manigault Newman
Omarosa’s White House recordings fuel Trump woes 14 August 2018, 5:52 AM

President Donald Trump on Monday plunged himself into a made-for-TV spat with his former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman -- a mud-slinging match that has fuelled fears of chaos in his White House and cast doubt on his pledge to hire "only the best people."

President Joseph Kabila smiling
UN welcomes steps taken in DRC electoral process 13 August 2018, 8:25 PM

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed steps taken recently in the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly President Joseph Kabila's decision not to seek an additional term in office.

Members of the Mozambican forces
Mozambique police name “ringleaders” behind Islamist threat 13 August 2018, 7:28 PM

Mozambique's security forces have identified six men they regard as the ringleaders of a nascent Islamist insurgency that has killed over 100 people in the north, and called on local people to help capture them, news agency Lusa reported on Monday.

The officials are accused of selling driver's licenses.
Mpumalanga municipal officials arrested for fraud 13 August 2018, 6:58 PM

The Hawks have arrested five people for fraud and corruption in Delmas Mpumalanga.

Pandor to make announcement on NSFAS administrator this week 13 August 2018, 5:56 PM

Higher Education and Training Minister Naledi Pandor says she will make an announcement about the administrator of National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) this week.

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US ‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin gravely ill: Report 13 August 2018, 5:31 PM

Singer Aretha Franklin, a multiple Grammy award-winner star whose legacy stretches back decades, is gravely ill and surrounded by relatives, a reporter and family friend wrote on his website Monday.

According to the bill, the required age for boys to enter initiation school is 18.
Traditional surgeons criticise Customary Initiation Bill 13 August 2018, 4:04 PM

The first leg of the hearings on the Customary Initiation Bill started off with heated arguments in Port Elizabeth.

Commuters waiting for the arriving Gautrain
Gautrain employees happy with end of strike 13 August 2018, 3:44 PM

Gautrain employees affiliated to the United National Transport Union (UNTU) say they are happy that the protest action has come to an end.

Kagiso Rabada on the field
Rabada named Wisden’s Golden Boy of 2018 13 August 2018, 3:03 PM

South African fast bowler, Kagiso Rabada, has been named Wisden's Golden Boy of 2018, an award for the best men's cricket player in the world aged 23 or under

Eight people arrested over land invasion 13 August 2018, 12:43 PM

Eight people have been arrested on Monday morning after they allegedly tried to occupy a vacant piece of land in Burlington west of Durban.

Gautrain strike officially over 13 August 2018, 12:38 PM

The two week long strike by Gautrain employees is officially over.

‘No justice’ over bloody Egypt protest crackdown 5 years on: HRW 13 August 2018, 12:35 PM

Egypt is yet to prosecute members of the security forces over a bloody 2013 crackdown on protesters that left hundreds dead, Human Rights Watch said Monday, urging "justice" for the killings.

He is expected to make a formal plea on some of his charges.
Former DUT Fees must fall protester back in court 13 August 2018, 12:21 PM

Fees Must Fall activist Bonginkosi Khanyile is appearing in the Durban Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Umlazi woman stabbed to death by boyfriend 13 August 2018, 12:03 PM

A 45-year-old woman has been stabbed to death allegedly by her 42-year-old boyfriend at Nkonyana Road in Umlazi south of Durban.

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.

Two suspects were arrested.
Police confiscate millions worth of abalone 13 August 2018, 10:39 AM

Western Cape Police have confiscated close to R15 million worth of abalone and arrested two suspects during two busts over the weekend.

Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor
NSFAS not in disarray: Pandor 13 August 2018, 10:31 AM

Higher Education Minister, Naledi Pandor says former NSFAS chair Sizwe Nxasana didn't leave the organisation in disarray.

The parties have now delayed the signing of the wage agreement
Eskom to take disciplinary action against striking workers 13 August 2018, 9:46 AM

Eskom insists that disciplinary action will be taken against employees who embarked on an illegal strike as the power utility is regarded as an essential service.

He claimed his family was murdered by an axe wielding intruder.
Van Breda’s bid to appeal sentence set for Monday 13 August 2018, 8:42 AM

Convicted murderer Henri van Breda's bid to appeal his conviction and sentencing is to be heard in the High Court in Cape Town on Monday.

Blown up cash van
Suspects in double Boksburg heist expected back in court 13 August 2018, 8:13 AM

The five men arrested in connection with the double cash-in-transit heist in Boksburg will be back in the Boksburg Magistrate's Court on Monday.

Brooks Koepka in the Golf field
Keopta wins 100th PGA Championships 13 August 2018, 7:47 AM

Brandon Stone was the best finisher amongst the South Africans playing the US PGA, the final Major of the year, at Bellerive in St Lous, Missouri.

More than 350 000 people have been killed and millions displaced since Syria's civil war started in 2011.
Children among 39 civilians dead in Syria arms depot blast 13 August 2018, 7:40 AM

An explosion at a weapons depot that toppled buildings in a rebel-held town of northwest Syria killed at least 39 civilians including a dozen children Sunday, a monitor said.

Koreas hold high-level talks on third leaders’ summit 13 August 2018, 7:33 AM

The two Koreas opened high-level talks Monday to prepare for a third summit between the South's President Moon Jae-in and the North's leader Kim Jong Un, amid the diplomatic thaw on the peninsula.

Job Makgoro
Mokgoro confirms possible reshuffle in North West 13 August 2018, 7:10 AM

North West Premier Job Mokgoro has hinted that a provincial executive council reshuffle is imminent.