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Missing European craft 'crashed' into Mars: ESA to AFP

A tiny European craft despatched to Mars for a trial touchdown Wednesday "crashed" into pieces on the Red Planet's surface instead, a European Space Agency mission manager told AFP on Friday.

R7.9 million heroin bust at Mozambique border post

Heroin wrapped in yellow parcels and valued at of R7‚9 million were sniffed out at the Lebombo border post by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and police narcotics detector dogs.

Government’s attitude to justice questionable - Southern Africa legal centre

The Southern Africa Litigation Centre (SALC) has added its voice to a growing list of rights and legal organisation that have condemned South Africa’s plan to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Independent Media’s exit from Press Council ‘plays into hands of those in power’

The Press Council has questioned Independent Media's decision to appoint its own ombudsman and abandon its membership with the regulatory body.

Critically injured man freed from bakkie

A man was critically injured this afternoon when a bakkie rear-ended a truck on the N1 north highway before the Botha turn-off in Centurion‚ Gauteng.

'Napflix' aims to bore viewers to sleep

A Spanish video platform called Napflix, designed to put people to sleep with dull content, was launched this week and its founders are on the lookout for more "monotony and repetition."

Jobfeed apologises for using Facebook photo of nurse in advert

Plucking a photograph off somebody’s social media page and using it in an advertisement could land you in serious trouble.

Twitter, Spotify disrupted as internet provider reports attack

Major internet services including Twitter and Spotify suffered outages on Friday as a US internet provider said it had come under attack.

Millions missing from East Cape health coffers

Millions intended to be spent on the health needs of Eastern Cape residents have gone missing from departmental coffers‚ with employees failing to disclose company interests in 19 tenders worth more than R10.5-million.

Gauteng bus contracts to be reviewed

Contracts for buses signed with the Gauteng department of roads and transport will be reviewed to improve the service provided to commuters.

Currie Cup trophy next on Bulls coach Marais' wish list

When former Blue Bulls and Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer asked a 35-year-old Nollis Marais what he wanted to achieve as a rugby coach‚ the answer was simple – to win trophies.

Right2Know 'advertises' intelligence inspector job

Candidates hoping to become the next inspector general of intelligence have a week to apply for the position.

Panayiotou's employee 'felt bad' about handing cellphone to police

A recording of a phone call a witness initially denied making‚ was played to him in the Port Elizabeth High Court on Friday.
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Budget-friendly toys top SA children's Christmas wish lists

The “must-have” toys on children’s Christmas wish lists this year include merchandise linked to animation movie blockbusters‚ most of which are fortunately friendly to parents' wallets.

WATCH: Footage of Shaeera Kalla moments before she was shot has emerged

Video evidence of the moments leading up to Shaeera Kalla, the former University of Witwatersrand SRC president, being shot at with rubber bullets has emerged.

Mkhwebane leaves Zuma interdict in hands of the court

The new public protector says she will leave the dispute over the state capture report prepared by her predecessor Thuli Madonsela in the hands of the court.

Week two: Panayiotou murder trial roundup

The second week of the Panayiotou murder trial was filled with technical evidence and some of the state’s key witnesses were left fumbling for words as the defence cast doubt on their credibility.

Minister’s ICC move ‘unconstitutional‚ unlawful’ - Lawyers for Human Rights‚ Freedom Under Law

The Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has added its voice to concern about South Africa’s intention to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.

Human Rights Watch slams SA's decision to withdraw from ICC

South Africa’s withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC) is disappointing for a country “long seen as a global leader on accountability for victims of the gravest crimes”‚ Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

WATCH: Trump gets booed as he and Clinton trade biting jokes

Taking a break from the nastiest campaign in recent memory, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton came together Thursday for a New York white-tie soiree intended to bring some levity just weeks before the November 8 vote.

WATCH: The township is such a toxic place, says Black Coffee

Black Coffee believes that "nothing is inspiring" in townships as everyone there is "on the same level".

WATCH: Massive hailstorm turns Bloemfontein white

A massive hailstorm covered parts of Bloemfontein in a white blanket on Thursday evening.

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Currie Cup trophy next on Bulls coach Marais' wish list

When former Blue Bulls and Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer asked a 35-year-old Nollis Marais what he wanted to achieve as a rugby coach‚ the answer was simple – to win trophies.

Trio of Cheetahs to watch in Currie Cup final

The Free State Cheetahs go into the Currie Cup final as favourites against the Blue Bulls. Here are three Cheetahs players to look out for in the final.

Sundowns fans who hitchhiked to Ndola are off to watch final in Egypt

Four Mamelodi Sundowns fans who hitchhiked to Ndola in Zambia for the Caf Champions League semifinal are ecstatic to have finally been included on the list of the club’s supporters travelling to Egypt for the final.

Standout performers who can win the Currie Cup for the Bulls

It has taken a concerted team effort for the Blue Bulls to remain one of the standout teams in the Currie Cup this season and to reach their first final in the domestic competition in seven years.
Sundowns could earn a tidy sum‚ estimated at a minimum of R5-million from participation plus have all their costs covered by world football’s governing bod. Picture credits: BackPagePix

Sikhosana wants Sundowns to write a new chapter by winning Champions League

The man who scored the goal that is the stuff of legend to win the 1995 Caf Champions Cup for Orlando Pirates said Mamelodi Sundowns need to win the 2016 Champions League so that South African football can start writing a new history.

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Economic Freedom Fighters student activist Naledi Chirwa has been arrested‚ but swiftly freed on bail.

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