Thu Apr 24 05:18:25 SAST 2014

Bribes for 'cooldrink money': taxi drivers

"Traffic cops stop us almost every day and demand to see operating permits, and they know most of us don't have permits and then ask for 'cooldrink money'," said taxi driver Mandla Danisi.   57 comments

'Small business to rent for R1'

Small, innovative businesses will pay R1 for rent under the DA in Gauteng, premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday.   35 comments

'Empty vessels make the most noise'

"They boo. They have a lot to say. Don't pay attention. Rather do your work," he was quoted as saying in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga, on Tuesday.   185 comments

Headless body found in shallow grave

The decapitated body of a four-year-old boy has been found in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape police said.   17 comments

Open letter to the voters of South Africa: Ramphele

In the mid-1970’s a handful of brave students decided to fight back against a system that was designed to make them feel inferior, worthless, and without aspiration; a system that was designed to take away their future, freedom, and dignity.   42 comments

'I do not owe Numsa'

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has indicated that he does not owe Numsa for its support to have him reinstated at the trade union federation, The Star newspaper reported on Wednesday.   42 comments

20 years on, Mandela's party faces tough test

Twenty years after the euphoria of South Africa's first democratic elections swept liberation hero Nelson Mandela to power, the ruling party faces its toughest test at the polls next month.   114 comments

'Consider entire Nkandla report'

The ad hoc committee's brief is to consider submissions made by President Jacob Zuma in response to Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on a R246 million upgrade to his private Nkandla homestead in KwaZulu-Natal.   9 comments

Commuters 'don't know what they want'

"They undermine us and call us names, but we carry their lives and they just sit there and fart on our seats."   17 comments

Let's hear what the born-frees have to say about their votes: VIDEO

For the first time since independence, a generation of young South Africans will be voting on the National Elections on May 7th. How do they feel about their country, its history, and the current leadership?   45 comments

Treatment halted at Johannesburg hospital

A shortage of a key chemotherapy drugs at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital has halted treatment for certain cancer patients, a Gauteng official said on Wednesday.   10 comments

UK woman held for killing 3 children

There were four children in the family, who were originally from South Africa, three of whom had "life-limiting" genetic disorders, according to a neighbour.   34 comments

Afrikaners want economic freedom: EFF

"I believe any South African who has an interest in democracy will be interested in the economic freedom that the EFF seeks."   43 comments

'Shack living not inspirational'

"They want to get out [of] that situation, they don't want people to come and join them. That's stupidity to think like that,"said Malema.   88 comments

'ANC, NFP use state money'

Inkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi has accused the ANC and the NFP of using government resources to fund their respective election campaigns.   10 comments

Japan's digital eyes show your emotions for you

Can't be bothered to show anyone what you're thinking? Then a Japanese scientist has the answer -- a pair of digital eyes that can express delight and anger, or even feign boredom.   3 comments
 
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PSL hits back at Pitso over fixtures

PREMIER Soccer League general manager Derek Blanckensee does not see how the fixture schedule at the end of the season prejudices Mamelodi Sundowns.   11 comments

Loan stars giving Aces winning hand

SOME of the key performers in this excellent season for Mpumalanga Black Aces that sees them just a point off fourth place in the closing stages have been players that are only on loan at the club.   1 comments

Bartlett still has hope for survival

IT HAS been backs-to-the-wall stuff for a while now for relegation-haunted Lamontville Golden Arrows, but the players might have woken up to the fact too late.   3 comments

Safa keen to give junior teams a leg up

THE South African Football Association wants to prioritise junior competitions to ensure the country produces quality youngsters to qualify for continental and global tournaments.   0 comments

'Kamanga will outgun De Moor'

PAUL Kamanga will have too many guns for Adam de Moor tonight, says Brian Mitchell.   0 comments

Furman's Rovers in relegation trouble

BAFANA Bafana midfielder Dean Furman faces the very real prospect that he could be playing third-tier football in England again next season.   0 comments

Guardiola has statistics on his side

MADRID - The last thing Real Madrid wanted was another Champions League semifinal clash against Bayern Munich, and today they will need to get the better of a familiar foe who very much appears to have their number.   1 comments

Manchester City hoping Silva injury not serious

ENGLAND - Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said he hoped the ankle injury sustained by midfielder David Silva was not serious after it overshadowed his side's 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion.   0 comments

Jay Z's alleged extorter hits back at blackmail claims

Jay Z's supposed extorter Chauncey Mahan insists Roc Nation asked him to take care of the rapper's old recordings back in 2002 because the hip-hop mogul was an irresponsible ''kid smoking blunts'' at the time.   0 comments

Dean McDermott: 'Sex with Tori wasn't great'

Dean McDermott revealed he had sex with his wife Tori Spelling ''once every two weeks'' and suggested their lack of intimacy drove him to have an affair.   0 comments

Katherine Jackson 'isn't worried' about custody

Katherine Jackson ''isn't worried'' about Debbie Rowe's bid to gain custody of Michael Jackson's three children.   0 comments

Salma Hayek could be sued for fatal crash?

Salma Hayek and Francois-Henri Pinault could reportedly be sued by the family of a man killed in a car crash involving her brother, Sami Hayek, in February as they are the registered owners of the vehicle.   0 comments

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing

Rock star Jon Bon Jovi attended the grand opening of a low-income housing development in Philadelphia that bears his initials.   0 comments

Mariah Carey demands entire first class cabin

Mariah Carey has instructed her staff to book the entire first class cabin on a flight next month, setting her back £70,000.   0 comments

Catching more than fish: Ugandan town crippled by Aids

Here, 43 percent of the population live with HIV compared to seven percent nationally: for a man seeking a sex worker, the rates and risks are likely to be far higher.   1 comments

'60% of China underground water polluted'

Water quality measured in 203 cities across the country last year rated "very poor" or "relatively poor" in an annual survey released by the Ministry of Land and Resources.   3 comments

Vietnam sentences American man to death for heroin

Jason Dinh, 41, was convicted of trafficking 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin at a one-day trial by Ho Chi Minh City's People's Court on Tuesday.   0 comments

One dead as violent protests erupt in Rio

One person was shot dead as violent protests erupted near Rio's famed Copacabana beach after a dancer was killed allegedly by police, less than two months before the World Cup in Brazil.   0 comments

Judge's order on CIA secret prisons released in full

The US government must turn over information on secret CIA interrogation centers connected to the trial of the alleged mastermind of the 2000 USS Cole bombing.   0 comments

'Piles and piles' of bodies in South Sudan slaughter

Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old.   0 comments

Samwu Eastern Cape will reconsider ANC support in Future

If the ANC does not address municipal workers' issues, Samwu will reconsider its support for the party in the future, the union in the Eastern Cape said on Tuesday.   1 comments

FNB apologises for offensive tweet

First National Bank has apologised for an offensive tweet sent on Tuesday from the bank's "FNB Guy" account about a bomb being placed under a paralyzed person's wheelchair in Afghanistan.   14 comments
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