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Mashaba steps up war on corruption

City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has allocated R38 million towards the fight against corruption‚ which he described as the city’s public enemy number one.

World donors gather in Oslo to tackle Nigeria famine

UN aid agencies and donor countries gathered in Oslo Thursday for a two-day meeting to raise emergency aid for millions of people threatened by famine in northeastern Nigeria, a Boko Haram stronghold.

Rome hospital under fire over abortion doctors

An Italian hospital's decision to hire two medics to perform abortions has sparked a Catholic backlash in a country where most doctors refuse to terminate pregnancies, often for religious reasons.

Syria peace talks stumble over meeting format

The UN's Syria envoy met rival negotiators gathered for peace talks in Geneva on Thursday, but even getting them into the same room appeared uncertain as hopes remained slim for a breakthrough.

Nuke treaty with Russia has nothing to do with domestic courts‚ argues state lawyer

Court is the wrong place to argue about the government’s alleged R1-trillion nuclear deal with Russia‚ government lawyers argued on Thursday.

Named and shamed: The streets where Cape Town is cracking down on water guzzlers

Thirty-six fines were issued this week to consumers who contravened water restrictions in Cape Town.

These 7 tips will save you stacks on your grocery bill

Is the dizzying increase in food prices giving you anxiety every time they tot up your total at the till? Knowing these seven things will help you keep costs under control when you're doing your supermarket shop
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SANEF concerned about police visit to Mail and Guardian

The South African National Editors’ Forum has expressed concern after two police officers visited the Mail and Guardian's offices on Thursday to follow up on a complaint laid by the Public Protector last month.

Tshwane Council approves R4.52bn capital budget for 2016/17

A capital budget of R4.52 billion has been approved by the Tshwane Council for the 2016/17 financial year.

Plastic booty? Nah fam, there's nothing 'fake' about Lerato!

Lerato Kganyago has not had any plastic surgery and will fight anyone who says otherwise.

Rain has the final say on the first day of Joburg Open

Rain had the final say on the opening day of the Joburg Open at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Thursday.

Pollard unfazed by burden of becoming youngest Bulls captain in Super Rugby history

One the eve of becoming one of the youngest Bulls captain in Super Rugby history‚ 22-year old pivot Handrè Pollard does not appear to be burdened by the enormity of the responsibility.

Send Zuma's military protectors on to Cape Flats' streets of fear‚ says Zille

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille slammed President Jacob Zuma on Thursday for his government's failure to address crime in the Cape Flats.

Joburg budgets for better policing‚ roads and public transport

The City of Johannesburg has allocated R31 million for the recruitment of a further 1‚500 Johannesburg Metro Police Department officers to help combat crime‚ enforce by-laws and manage traffic congestion.

Warning to communities living near Vaal and Bloemhof dam floodplains to 'move as soon as possible'

The department of water and sanitation has warned communities living near the floodplains of the Vaal Dam and the Bloemhof Dam in the North West to move as far away as possible to avoid flooding.

Zuma’s successor could earn close to R4-million

National Treasury anticipates that President Jacob Zuma's successor may earn almost R4-million when he or she takes office.

WATCH: Pampered lion hunts for attention from his favourite human

Smokey the lion has known Mike Mathalala since he was a cub‚ and now their close relationship has warmed hearts around the world.

IN PICTURES: Johannesburg highway shootout brings traffic to a halt

Commuters in Johannesburg found themselves in the middle of a gun battle on Thursday morning after two trucks carrying cellphones were hijacked by a large group of armed suspects on the N1 highway, north of the city.

Government urges residents to heed flash flood warnings as more rain expected

The department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has warned communities to be alert as more rain is expected in a week that has already seen heavy flooding and road damage in some parts of the country.

WATCH: Could there be life on planets in new solar system?

Life may have evolved on at least three planets in a newly discovered solar system just 39 light years from Earth, Nasa has announced.

R400,000 raised after staff assaulted and rhino slaughtered at animal orphanage

Almost R400,000 has been raised in less than 24 hours for a KwaZulu-Natal rhino orphanage after a brutal attack in which a woman was sexually assaulted and two rhino died.

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Rain has the final say on the first day of Joburg Open

Rain had the final say on the opening day of the Joburg Open at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Thursday.

Spoilers Ajax planning an elaborate ambush for Chiefs at Athlone

Ajax Cape Town have to patch up their midfield for Saturday’s clash against Kaizer Chiefs as two key elements will be missing for the match at the Athlone Stadium.

Jonevret set for first appearance on the Pirates bench after receiving temporary work permit

New Orlando Pirates coach Kjell Jonevret has been granted a temporary work permit and will be on the bench for his first game on Saturday in a tricky Absa Premiership encounter against Polokwane City.

Pollard unfazed by burden of becoming youngest Bulls captain in Super Rugby history

One the eve of becoming one of the youngest Bulls captain in Super Rugby history‚ 22-year old pivot Handrè Pollard does not appear to be burdened by the enormity of the responsibility.

Meet South Africa's R87,3 million IPL men

South Africa’s on-field contribution to the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) amounts to nine players in four of the eight franchises.

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A traditional healer has been found guilty of being the mastermind behind the gruesome murder of a woman with albinism whose genitals‚ hand and other body parts were mutilated for muti.

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Reclaim the City laundry protest halts debate on Zille speech

The Western Cape legislature was brought to a halt by a Reclaim the City protest during Tuesday’s debate on Premier Helen Zille's state of the province address.

'Straat meid' insult hurled at DA's Van Damme goes unpunished

Democratic Alliance MP Phumzile van Damme did not react when she was repeatedly called a “straat meid” (wild woman or prostitute) during the debate on the State of the Nation Address (Sona) in Parliament on Tuesday.
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