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New music generation celebrates Dalai Lama at 80

The Dalai Lama has long enjoyed an avid following among Western musicians and, as he turns 80, both new and veteran stars are offering songs to spread his message.

Durban July: Traffic authorities embark on road safety campaign

Road traffic authorities from a number pf provinces are to embark on a heighten road safety campaign and highly visible law enforcement on the N3 national highway this weekend targeting motorists travelling to the east coast‚ the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Thursday.

Drugs to the value of R315 000 confiscated in Knysna

A 33-year-old woman and 38-year-old man are to appear in the Bloemhof Magistrates' court on Friday after South African Police Service (SAPS) members‚ attached to the Knysna Police station‚ arrested them and confiscated drugs with an estimated street value of R315‚000.

Charges against Ramaphosa 'noted' says presidency

“The Presidency has noted plans by some in the political circles to lay charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa‚ senior government ministers and officials following the release of the Farlam Commission Report into the Marikana tragedy‚” spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said on Thursday.

Madibeng: Three years without water‚ three years without dignity

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Thursday it was “a crime against humanity” that the communities of Letlhabile‚ Jericho‚ Sunway Village and Mothotlung had been left without water for the past three years and yet were still billed for municipal services.

Durban July‚ a R440-million boost to local economy

As Durban gears up for another sell-out Vodacom Durban July on Saturday at Greyville Racecourse‚ the increasing number of out-of-province guests will help drive the economic impact of the event to more than R440-million.

EFF to open criminal cases against Ramaphosa and Lonmin

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema and the party leadership said on Thursday they would open criminal cases against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa‚ National Police Commissioner Rhia Phiyega and Lonmin for their role in the Marikana massacre.

Vavi's fate will be known in two weeks

The next two weeks will decide the fate of former Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi and the expelled National Union of Metalworkers of SA (NUMSA).

Lesotho military option

As the possibility of military intervention by Southern African Development Community nations to restore stability to Lesotho is being increasingly considered, South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has been despatched to Harare, Zimbabwe, to brief the community's peace and security troika.

Ruling party summit supports unity within a divided Cosatu

The ANC and its alliance partners said after a five-day summit that Cosatu should be given space to make its own decisions.

Smutty jokes carved in stone since 1900BC

The world's oldest known joke was written on a tablet - not an iPad or Samsung, but a chunk of solid stone.

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Pacquiao manager sues Mayweather promoter, claims he tried to keep Jay Z out of boxing

Manny Pacquiao’s manager Bob Arum has filed a $100 million law suit against Floyd Mayweather’s promoter Al Haymon, claiming the promoter is “rigging” and “monopolising” the boxing industry.

Springbok rookie De Allende shows quality in push for World Cup spot

South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer has repeatedly said he will pick his World Cup side on form rather than reputation, but that resolve may be tested when it comes to his latest problem area - a centre pairing.

Ncikazi replaces Komphela as new Maritzburg United head coach

Maritzburg United will announce Mandla Ncikazi as their new head coach at a press conference on Thursday morning .

Mashamaite on a 10-day trial with New York City FC

Former Kaizer Chiefs captain Tefu Mashamaite is on a 10-day trial with Major Soccer League (MLS) club New York City FC in the US with the view to a potential free transfer.

Recovering Semenya in race against clock for Beijing

Caster Semenya, who pulled out of the World Student Games because of a recurring knee injury, should compete again before the end of the month.

Durban July: Traffic authorities embark on road safety campaign

Road traffic authorities from a number pf provinces are to embark on a heighten road safety campaign and highly visible law enforcement on the N3 national highway this weekend targeting motorists travelling to the east coast‚ the Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) said on Thursday.

Charges against Ramaphosa 'noted' says presidency

“The Presidency has noted plans by some in the political circles to lay charges against Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa‚ senior government ministers and officials following the release of the Farlam Commission Report into the Marikana tragedy‚” spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said on Thursday.

New Audi A4: lighter and customisable

German automaker Audi has unveiled the latest generation of the A4. The family sedan, now more fuel efficient and chock full of the latest technologies, will be available for purchase before the end of the year.

Mom-and-pop corner pharmacies fighting back

Your local mom-and-pop pharmacy, already struggling to compete with the big retail chains, now also has medical aid schemes to contend with.

Digital marketing must be a boardroom conversation

Even among SA’s most progressive brands, digital media and marketing have not yet taken the leading role they should in boardroom conversations, writes Natalie Bruyns

NUM concludes wage deal with Samancor

National Union of Mineworkers agrees three-year wage agreement with Samancor Chrome, covering company’s operations in Rustenburg area

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11 wounded during shootout at Soshanguve Plaza

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Circumcision reduces the risk of contracting HIV, most scientists agree, but the consensus is not universal. One dissenter is Ronald Goldman, a psychologist in Boston, in the US, who wrote to The Times yesterday decrying the use of the procedure as an HIV prophylactic.