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Rapist Hewitt lucky to get lenient sentence‚ says anti-abuse group

Disgraced tennis champion Bob Hewitt was lucky the court took his age and health into consideration when it gave him a lenient prison sentence for rape‚ the advocacy group Women and Men Against Child Abuse (WMACA) said on Friday.

14 die in taxi‚ truck collision

Fourteen people were killed and two others injured on Friday afternoon when a large truck and taxi collided head-on on Randfontein Road in Randfontein.

Antelope join threatened list as Africa hots up

Rhino‚ big cats and elephants might be in danger‚ but Africa's antelope are forever‚ right? Wrong‚ according to British researchers.

'Skwatsha couldn’t have killed Kruger cheetah – he was in Parliament'

Deputy Minister Mcebisi Skwatsha has angrily rejected the allegation that he killed a cheetah in the Kruger National Park.

CCMA rules in Phat Joe’s favour over domestic worker case

Controversial radio personality Majota Khambule‚ popularly known as Phat Joe‚ has won a Commission for Conciliation‚ Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) case filed against him by his former domestic worker‚ after the worker’s application against him was dismissed by the CCMA.

South Sudan forms unity government

South Sudan's transitional unity government was sworn into office Friday, with President Salva Kiir sharing power with ex-rebels in a key step in a long-delayed peace process.

Brent crude set for biggest monthly gain in seven years despite glut

Brent crude was heading for its biggest monthly rise in seven years on Friday, touching fresh 2016 highs as a weak dollar and falling U.S. production tempered concerns about a lingering excess of physical oil.

I do‚ I do‚ I do‚ I do‚ I do: Africa’s first mass same-sex marriage in Knysna

Not even the heavy rain and icy weather that swept over the Garden Route on Friday could dampen the spirits of 15 couples who tied the knot in Africa's first mass same-sex marriage in Knysna.

Power Report: Give your insurer all the details - or it might cost you

The devil is always in the detail. And usually in the dull fine print most of us overlook - until it's too late.

Charge Zuma and restore NPA's reputation - Cope

The Congress of the People (Cope) has called for charges against President Jacob Zuma to be reinstated to repair the tarnished reputation of the National Prosecution Authority (NPA).

The Game scores undies deal after massive sales spike

It’s the gift that just keeps giving: The Game and his‚ uh‚ impressive package. The rapper and actor‚ who has fast become more well-known for the length of his goods than his actual skills on stage‚ has signed a major deal with underwear brand Ethika.

DJ's foul friend starts search for 'talented farters'

Do you have the loudest and foulest fart? - Then you stand a chance of being crowned the farting champion and of walking away with R500 in cash.

Dubai makes peace with Trevor Noah

Seven months after Dubai-based broadcaster OSN refused to air Trevor Noah’s Daily Show‚ the pair seem to have finally settled their differences.

Hawkers and guards lose out on pay after Zuma’s prayer no-show

Hours after the sudden cancellation of a national day of prayer event‚ which was to be addressed by President Jacob Zuma‚ some oblivious ANC supporters were patiently awaiting his arrival outside Durban’s Absa Stadium on Friday.

Yoh! AKA shut down Pearl Thusi in one Tweet

So there AKA was talking about his new car. An expensive one. He posted a picture alongside a BMW X6M. In the post he mentions that it is “full spec” and “very rare.”

Rhodes Must Fall leader tells waiter: ‘We will give tip when you return the land’

Ntokozo Qwabe‚ one of the leaders of the Rhodes Must Fall movement at Oxford University has bragged on Facebook about the way his friends treated a waiter. They wrote on the bill‚ ""WE WILL GIVE TIP WHEN YOU RETURN THE LAND". The waiter is a white woman.

Prison warders torture me because they miss Tau Mogale: Hijacking accused

Nathi Msiza, the Mamelodi, Pretoria, man in the dock for allegedly hijacking Generations: The Legacy actor Rapulana Seiphemo, has told the Pretoria Magistrate's Court that prison warders are torturing him on the grounds that they no longer see Seiphemo on screen.

Kruger goes Disney

The growth of the black middle class has prompted SANParks to build luxury hotels in Kruger National Park.

Born to be murdered

Nearly 20 out of 100000 newborn babies in South Africa are killed, according to a new study.

Chop price of chops - farmers

Retailers are using the drought to pull the wool over your eyes over sky-high meat prices.

Doctor held over alleged sexual assault in SANDF

A civilian doctor assigned to the SA National Defence Force Infantry School in Western Cape has been arrested after he allegedly sexually assaulted new recruits while medically examining them.

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Platini in court for make-or-break hearing

Michel Platini, the suspended UEFA chief, arrived Friday at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in the Swiss city of Lausanne to appeal his six-year FIFA ban for ethics violations, with his future in football hanging in the outcome.

UEFA suspends Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho for 30 days over doping violation

Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho was on Thursday provisionally suspended for 30 days after failing a drugs test, European football's governing body UEFA announced.

Ronaldo set to miss Real Sociedad game, aiming to be fit against Manchester City

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo faces a race against time to be fit for the Champions League semi-final second leg with Manchester City on May 4.

Boxing history beckons in Limpopo

Boxing history will be made in South Africa on Friday night when three of the four super powers in the sanctioning of the sport - the WBA, IBF and WBO - will be involved in a single tournament.

Atletico loss brings Guardiola closer to familiar failure

After watching Pep Guardiola fail to inspire Bayern Munich to victory over Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday, Manchester City may wonder if they have hired the wrong man to lead them for the next three years.

Brent crude set for biggest monthly gain in seven years despite glut

Brent crude was heading for its biggest monthly rise in seven years on Friday, touching fresh 2016 highs as a weak dollar and falling U.S. production tempered concerns about a lingering excess of physical oil.

Aston Martin goes to the extreme

British luxury sportscar maker Aston Martin has taken the wraps off the Vantage GT8, a limited-edition £165,000 ($234,000) version of its standard Vantage that the company claims is as close to a road-going racing car as the law allows.

Many companies cock a snook at Consumer Ombud

Many South African businesses are effectively giving the Consumer Goods & Services Ombud (CGSO) the middle finger‚ by failing to register with his office‚ while some refuse to cooperate when the office investigates a complaint against them‚ or comply with its rulings.

Tax practitioners favour move to simplify VAT rules for foreign e-commerce

Draft ruling addresses red-tape concerns arising from the requirement for foreign entities to register and account for VAT in SA when their services exceed R50,000

South African team a finalist for engineering innovation award

SA entry consists of solar panels built into a shipping container to provide energy in rural villages, and is up against entries from Cameroon, Kenya and Uganda

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President Jacob Zuma on Thursday honoured Winnie Madikizela-Mandela as a courageous woman who became a symbol of the struggle against apartheid‚ when he awarded her with the Order of Luthuli in silver.