Thu Apr 24 15:35:30 SAST 2014

Madonsela in Time's Top 100

"Humbled by the gesture, the public protector said she was taken by surprise that the modest efforts of her office were not only being recognised at home but elsewhere in the world too," spokeswoman Kgalalelo Masibi said in a statement.   17 comments

'ANC can be ousted'

"It is in your hands. If you need a new government do not vote for the ANC. The ANC can be outvoted," she said to applause.   23 comments

Strange traditions around the world - PHOTOS

We all practice different traditions, some common and universal, while others are strange and unusual. Check out this selection of strange traditions from around the world.   17 comments

'Pray for peaceful election'

ANC Women's League president Angie Motshekga wants South Africans to join her in praying for a peaceful general election on May 7.   13 comments

Zille calls for ANC defeat in Gauteng

"It is by no means certain that the DA will win in the Western Cape or Gauteng, but it is possible if every person who stands together for change and together for jobs turns out to vote for the DA on May 7."   26 comments

'SA must support localisation'

It is in South Africa's own interest to support localisation and small businesses, Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday.   16 comments

Malema responds to Gayton McKenzie's open letter

McKenzie wrote a scathing letter to Malema on Wednesday, describing him as the "biggest thief" he had ever met.   114 comments

Opposition goes on about Nkandla: Zuma

Zuma said parties were actually wasting their opportunity during campaigning to tell voters what their parties were bringing to the table, because they were so preoccupied with Nkandla.   97 comments

Retired Transnet employees left homeless

They intended handing a petition to President Jacob Zuma's office to ask for his urgent intervention. People carried placards bearing the words "Sies Transnet" and "We demand justice".   21 comments

Ad hoc Nkandla committee meets

Opposition parties argued that President Jacob Zuma and Public Protector Thuli Madonsela should appear before the ad hoc committee set up to consider his response to her findings on the Nkandla controversy.   5 comments

'Gauteng won't be a province for few'

"It will be a province which looks after its poor, its most vulnerable, those who have been marginalised and forgotten, the voiceless."   16 comments

SA's institutions rot in post-apartheid world

In the bowels of Africa's largest hospital, doctors carry out emergency surgery by the light of a cellphone while, on a nearby ward, seriously ill patients are sardined three-to-a-bed.   38 comments

Kidnapper frees boy after listening to him sing a gospel song

Willie Myrick recounted the story at a recent gathering in his honor. He says as he sang, the man drove around and was cursing before eventually letting him go unharmed last month.   169 comments

Nigerian faces death by stoning for raping girl

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has sentenced a man to be stoned to death for raping a 13-year-old girl and infecting her with HIV.   27 comments

MiCasa announces 2014 'party manifesto'

“Together, we can tear the dance floor apart”   4 comments

'Think before you vote'

Tutu maintained his negative stance towards the ANC, saying he no longer supported the party's leadership as he did when he first voted on April 27 1994.   116 comments
 
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Manyisa, Jele return to boost the Buccaneers

ORLANDO Pirates are excited about the return of dribbling wizard Oupa Manyisa for their last official home game of the season against Platinum Stars on Saturday (3pm).   11 comments

Boxers leave trainers behind

BOXING South Africa is monitoring the growing trend of local boxers going into world title fights outside the country without their trainers.   0 comments

Claasen's future at Lech Poznan still uncertain

DAYLON Claasen's coach at Polish side Lech Poznan has admitted he does not know whether the club will extend the stay of the Bafana Bafana international past this season.   0 comments

Jose may field weak side against Reds

MADRID - Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho hinted that he will rest a number of key players for his side's crucial Premier League game away to Liverpool on Sunday to concentrate on the Cham-pions League.   0 comments

Stars eye top-flight

SIVUTSA Stars will use their three remaining NFD matches to begin preparations for next season and rebuild the side.   0 comments

Chilli Boyz upset after Ajax extend Akpabio contract

TOP National First Division marksman George Akpabio has had his contract renewed by Ajax Cape Town, to the chagrin of Chippa United, where he has been on loan this season and netted 11 key goals.   0 comments

Scholes answers SOS

LONDON - Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been drafted in to assist the club's newly appointed interim manager, Ryan Giggs, United revealed yesterday.   0 comments

WC stadium will be ready - Fifa

SAO PAULO - Fifa secretary-general Jerome Valcke says Sao Paulo's delayed stadium would be ready "at the last minute" for the June 12 World Cup curtain-raiser after a full capacity test next month.   1 comments

Rita Ora: I like whips in bedroom

Rita Ora says she's the perfect choice to star in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' because she is into steamy bedroom acts, such as using whips.   2 comments

Drake and Rihanna were meant to be

Drake and Rihanna's relationship is getting series and their friends think they ''were always meant to be together.''   9 comments

Selena Gomez dumps Justin Bieber over Kylie

Selena Gomez has reportedly dumped Justin Bieber again because she felt he was getting too close to their mutual friend Kylie Jenner.   1 comments

'I haven't used deodorant in 20 years'

Cameron Diaz hasn't used deodorant for almost 20 years and claims it ''keeps the stink in.''   3 comments

Justin Bieber reaches out to angry fans

Justin Bieber apologised to fans after he caused outrage when he posted an image of him posing by the Yasakuni shrine in Japan.   0 comments

Joan Rivers mocks Lindsay Lohan

Joan Rivers has poked fun at Lindsay Lohan's miscarriage and claimed the actress wouldn't have been a good mother.   0 comments

Nigerian faces death by stoning for raping girl

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has sentenced a man to be stoned to death for raping a 13-year-old girl and infecting her with HIV.   27 comments

Hillary Clinton daring women to compete

"There are times in all of our lives when we're either given an opportunity or we see one that we could seize. And we get nervous. We worry. We're not ready to dare anything. But I hope you will."   0 comments

'One heart' radio's rare voice for peace in Central Africa

The premises of Be-Oko ("One Heart") radio are miserable but its mission immense: amid brutal sectarian violence, its call for peace hopes to stop this town in the Central African Republic from tearing itself apart.   0 comments

Sun and terror: Welcome to Guantanamo Bay

Under the searing Caribbean sun, iguanas lounge and the golf course is parched. "RoboCop" plays at an open-air movie theater and Big Macs are on sale at McDonald's.   0 comments

Zille launches investment website

A website showing the Western Cape's capital infrastructure investment and delivery in municipalities was launched by premier Helen Zille on Wednesday.   0 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

FNB disciplinary processes under way

Disciplinary processes were under way following an offensive tweet sent from an FNB account, the bank said on Wednesday.   0 comments

Probe Sassa tender: corruption watch

"Corruption Watch will urge the police to undertake an investigation into allegations of bribery surrounding the Sassa contract," executive director David Lewis said in a statement.   0 comments
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