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No need for a new trial in the Simpson case: Prosecutor

Prosecutors in Las Vegas say O.J. Simpson got a fair trial and evidence supporting his 2008 conviction and imprisonment on kidnapping and armed robbery charges is overwhelming.

IFP concerned about Khuma quake victims

The Inkatha Freedom Party on Tuesday expressed concern about residents of Khuma, in the North West, whose homes have not been repaired following the earthquake in August.

Michael Phelps arrested for drunk driving

Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a driving under the influence charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over.

Zuma is not responsible for Nkandla: ANC

ANC MPs on Tuesday moved to absolve President Jacob Zuma of any wrongdoing in the Nkandla controversy as they unilaterally pursued Parliament's consideration of the matter following an opposition walkout.

Water shortages in Amathole district due to power failure

The flow of water in the Eastern Cape's Amathole district has been disrupted due to a power failure at a substation which powers the municipality's pump station, it said on Tuesday.

Transformation in SA still has a long way to go: Olifant

There was still a long way to go to transform South Africa and this would require everyone working together, Labour Minister Mildred Olifant said on Tuesday.

Extreme weather warning in Durban

The eThekwini Metro Municipality issued a weather warning on Tuesday, saying that gale force winds were expected to batter Durban overnight on Tuesday and on Wednesday morning.

Former ANCYL presidents get involved in twitter war

Former ANC Youth League president and old mates who are now at opposite sides of the political fence Fikile Mbalula and Julius Malema got involved in a twitter war that set the social media site alight.  

ANC doesn't hold Zuma responsible for Nkandla

President Jacob Zuma bears no responsibility for overspending at his Nkandla home, ANC MPs said on Tuesday as they continued Parliament's consideration of the matter.

Teacher accused of telling class SA failing due to black leadership not racist

A teacher from the National School of the Arts (NSA) who was at the centre of a racism scandal has been found not guilty, the school said on Tuesday.
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Plight of families twice betrayed

A mother will face the father of her three children in the Pinetown Magistrate's Court today to explain how she and the children have been condemned to poverty by the jailing of their breadwinner for repeatedly raping their seven-year-old daughter.

'Shame on you, SA'

"Shame on you South Africa."

Nurses sick of prejudice

South Africa is short of at least 38000 nurses but some refugee nurses from elsewhere in Africa have waited for more than a decade to be registered and allowed to work here, according to Wits professor Aurelia Segatti, of the African Centre for Migration and Society.

Is Rand Water safe?

Rand Water holds the country's highest security classification. Yet thieves were able to plunge the organisation into its worst crisis in over a century.

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Real Madrid, Liverpool target 2nd Group B wins

Real Madrid and Liverpool travel away from home looking to take control of Group B in the Champions League by securing second wins.

Election chief for Nigeria FA vote 'missing'

A vote to choose the new president and executive committee of Nigeria's troubled football association was delayed on Tuesday after the apparent arrest of the election chief, witnesses said.

Burger aims to make impact against All Blacks

Four years since his last appearance against the All Blacks, Springbok flanker Schalk Burger will once again be looking to make an impact when the two archrivals face off at the Ellis Park Stadium on Saturday.

Five African stars who could steal tonight's Champions League spotlight

With the influence of Africa evident in all of Europe’s major leagues, and with the Uefa Champions League action returning tonight, Times LIVE takes a look at African stars who can steal the headlines on match day two.

Rabada excites Proteas' selector Hudson

National convenor of selectors Andrew Hudson said 'there was something special' about under-19 World Cup winner Kagiso Rabada after handing the rookie fast bowler his maiden Proteas' call-up on Tuesday.

We're losing our animals

The World Wildlife Fund released its Living Planet Report 2014 yesterday and it revealed catastrophic declines in the world's wildlife populations.

ICC rejects Kenyatta's request

The International Criminal Court yesterday rejected a request by Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's lawyers to have him excused from a hearing next week, saying the case was at a "critical juncture".

Song in Hong Kong hearts

The pro-democracy students who have brought Hong Kong to a standstill with a mass sit-in have an anthem they sing day and night.

Black mark for BEE

Black entrepreneurs are fed up with the "failed" state-sponsored affirmative action policy and want to go it alone.

Boot on the other foot for Ferrari

Ferrari is recalling more than 3000 of its luxury sports cars because a fault with a latch means anyone trapped in the boot will not be able to get out.

SHOUT donates school library

R300m fund launched to stimulate entrepreneurship

Manufacturing fund to focus on agri-processing, textiles and information and communication technology start-ups

Nuclear deal not done and dusted

Several roadblocks stand in the way of Zuma’s undertaking to Russia, writes Carol Paton

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The urgency and secrecy of the deal South Africa is looking to strike with Russia for the supply of up to eight nuclear power plants means "someone is up to no good", DA leader Helen Zille said on Monday.

Jake White quits Sharks

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Eugene Terre'Blanche heritage site proposal rejected

A proposal to turn murdered AWB leader Eugene Terre'Blanche's home in Ventersdorp into a heritage site was rejected at a meeting of the North West heritage council, according to a report.

Beware this new banking scam

The South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC) today issued an alert to banking customers of the Change in Banking Details Scam.

Bogus healer arrested for not delivering bigger penis

A bogus traditional healer was arrested for allegedly stealing money from a man who paid him to enlarge his genitals, Gauteng police said on Monday.

EXPOSED: How arms dealer Thales bankrolled Zuma

President Jacob Zuma and the ANC were deep in the pockets of French arms giant Thales. This is according to explosive documents obtained exclusively by the Sunday Times that reveal how Thales fixer Ajay Sooklal allegedly arranged flights, fancy clothes, legal fees and lavish hotel stays in Europe for Zuma when he faced corruption charges linked to the arms deal.

Full record of the spy tapes revealed

The full record of the "spy tapes" reveals how paranoia gripped the rival camps of Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki amid fears of "chaos" and "bloodshed" if authorities charged Zuma with corruption before the ANC's Polokwane conference in December 2007.