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SA singer mugged and stabbed while stuck in traffic

A lead singer for Afrikaans band Beeskraal was stabbed and robbed with a knife while stuck in peak hour traffic in Sunnyside, Pretoria on Thursday.

Schumacher making 'progress': manager

Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress in recovering from a severe head injury, nearly a year-and-half after a skiing accident, according to his manager.

Standard Bank warns of payday system upgrade

Standard Bank has issued a statement saying that it is planning an upgrade to its systems, starting at 22:00 Sunday 24 May, and finishing at 02:00 Monday, 25 May.

South Sudan president warns sanctions will worsen war

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned that proposed international sanctions will only worsen the civil war ravaging his country.

German woman, 65 and mother of 13, has quadruplets

A 65-year-old German woman, who is already a mother of 13 children, has given birth to quadruplets after undergoing an artificial insemination procedure in Ukraine, RTL television reported early on Saturday.

FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: report

Two men who launched challenges to Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football body FIFA have been targeted in an attempted blackmail scam, a report said on Saturday.

Pakistan savour return of international cricket

Pakistan Saturday celebrated the return of international cricket to the country, with head coach Waqar Younis saying a Twenty20 win was the "icing on the cake".

DA wants 'offensive' apartheid 'African Bathing Beach' signage taken down in Durban

eThekwini Municipality have refused to remove an offending signage at Durban’s Laguna Beach which reads: “African Bathing Beach,” according to a report.

EFF faction turns their backs on Malema

A faction of Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFF) members have defied an order from head office to support party leader Julius Malema in his court battle against the South African Revenue Service(Sars.

Eskom implements rolling power cuts on Saturday

South Africa's state-owned power utility Eskom will cut as much as 2,000 megawatts from the national grid on Saturday because of a shortage of generating units, the company said.

Yes‚ winter is coming even if the weather’s balmy

Climate change may be fooling you into believing that it is still summer.

KFC's knives are streetwise too - video

KFC is facing another video scandal, following footage of a cook from its Umhlanga outlet apparently sharpening knives on a pavement next to a bin.

Fraudster fails to escape Pollsmoor

British fugitive Raymond Nevitt, arrested in Cape Town last week, failed yesterday in his bid to get transferred from Pollsmoor in Tokai to the reputedly more congenial Goodwood prison.

'Debt led to Jayde's murder'

It is suspected that debt, running into millions of rands, and an extramarital affair drove Christopher Panayiotou to plot the murder of his wife, Jayde.

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FIFA candidates targeted in blackmail scam: report

Two men who launched challenges to Sepp Blatter for the leadership of world football body FIFA have been targeted in an attempted blackmail scam, a report said on Saturday.

Schumacher making 'progress': manager

Seven-time Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher continues to make progress in recovering from a severe head injury, nearly a year-and-half after a skiing accident, according to his manager.

Sri Lanka to prosecute women's cricket team officials for 'sex-bribe' accusations

Sri Lankan authorities Saturday said they would initiate criminal action against two men managing the women's cricket team following allegations they demanded sexual favours from team members to guarantee their positions.

Pakistan savour return of international cricket

Pakistan Saturday celebrated the return of international cricket to the country, with head coach Waqar Younis saying a Twenty20 win was the "icing on the cake".

Israel briefly detains travelling Palestine player

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) has complained to world soccer's governing body FIFA that Israeli authorities held up a national team player as the squad travelled from the West Bank to Tunisia on Thursday.

The BMW 435i ZHP Coupe Edition, a special edition that is truly special

BMW has announced a new special edition based on the 4 Series coupe which offers interior, exterior and under-the-hood upgrades and will be limited to just 100 examples when the order books open in July for US buyers.

On your case: Discovery speaking in code

Every day I get emails from customers of large companies who’ve spent days or weeks dealing with call centre employees in a bid to get a problem sorted out, with no success.

Distrust hurdle to e-toll buy-in by motorists

The major hurdle to ‘user pays’ buy-in is the track record of the administration — if the user pays, the state must give the user what he has paid for, writes Michael Fridjhon

No Eskom solution without deep reform

The state faces a big challenge: Anthony Butler asks how it can ensure that recapitalisation goes hand in hand with governance reforms and an end to patronage

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