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Malawian man gets two years for stabbing wife for refusing sex

A Malawian man has been sentenced to two years in prison with hard labour after he attacked his wife with a panga knife.

Uganda declares February 18 a holiday for presidential elections

The Ugandan government has declared February 18 a public holiday to allow registered voters to participate in the upcoming presidential elections.

#SONA2016 dominates Twitter chatter

“#SONA2016 Already trending?” asked a seemingly surprised Lesedi de Wee ‏@Sedi_R.

Shamed PE restaurant bilkers pay up

A couple who were part of table of four that walked out of a restaurant without paying their bill have agreed to pay the R700 owed‚ after the manager lodged a Facebook appeal and opened a police case.
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Loitering drones get short shrift from legal eagles

Unmanned aerial vehicles — or drones as they’re more commonly known  —  are becoming cheaper and more accessible.

Wits researcher excited by posers of new Sterkfontein fossil find

The unearthing of two new hominin fossils is “exciting”‚ Dr Dominic Stratford said on Thursday‚ as “they possess a mixture of intriguing features that raise many more questions than they give answers”.

Democratic Alliance calls off planned SONA protest

Cape Town's day of marches began on a downbeat note when the first of three demonstrations linked to tonight's State of the Nation address was called off.

Chiefs, Sundowns seek end to African title misery

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will again lead another charge by South African clubs to rule the continent when the CAF Champions League preliminary rounds get underway this weekend.

Khloe Kardashian's chat show 'Kocktails with Khloe' extended

Khloe Kardashian's chat show 'Kocktails with Khloe' has been commissioned for an additional 15 episodes.

A Muslim wife has rights‚ as sober Chief Mandela will find out

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ANC heavyweight cracks under pressure and turns back on Zuma’: DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) said the comments of a “heavyweight” from the ruling party in a televised debate was evidence of a party in disarray.

Time to drag Mbete to the ConCourt for shielding Zuma: Cope

The Congress of the People (Cope) lamented that “the precincts of Parliament are today teeming with security personnel”.

Tim Noakes in tears

Banting diet champion Tim Noakes broke down in tears yesterday as he gave evidence at the "humiliating" Health Professions' Council of SA inquiry into his alleged misconduct.

ANC brass fail to show up for Cape residents

Just two days into the ANC's latest campaign to woo voters in the Western Cape, several key leaders have failed to turn up for their door-to-door campaigns, leaving residents frustrated.

Court blow for DA over Jiba affidavit

Deputy national director of public prosecutions Nomgcobo Jiba has won a minor victory in her battle to stave off suspension.

DA berated for grave dig

The City of Tshwane has berated the DA's Lex Middelberg for "callously" stirring up emotions to "score cheap political points" by claiming the municipality has desecrated 600 graves in Pretoria East Cemetery.

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Chiefs, Sundowns seek end to African title misery

Kaizer Chiefs and Mamelodi Sundowns will again lead another charge by South African clubs to rule the continent when the CAF Champions League preliminary rounds get underway this weekend.

Morne Morkel left out of Proteas World Cup Twenty20 squad

The usual suspects lined up in Johannesburg last night when the squad South Africa will send to the World T20 in India next month was announced.

Mamelodi Sundowns dig deep to thump Orlando Pirates

Mamelodi Sundowns were given a reminder last night that matches won't always be a walk in the park.

Ajax are heading for Angola in reluctant about-turn

Ajax Cape Town have done an about-turn and will somewhat reluctantly honour their African Confederation Cup fixture against Sagrada Esperanca in Angola on Saturday.

Is there any stopping runaway De Kock?

Wunderkind Quinton de Kock was almost licking his lips at the prospect of taking guard at the Wanderers in tomorrow's decisive fourth one-day international against England - a pitch famed for its true pace and bounce.

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Most consumers have wised up to the fact that they should never let their bank cards out of their sight and so no longer allow waiters to walk away from the table with their card.

Altech subscriber base may be sold

Competition Tribunal fells opposition to R1.5bn sale of cellphone service provider Altech Autopage’s subscriber base to MTN, Vodacom and Cell C

Isuzu aims for No1 status in Africa

South African market a critical platform for success of Japanese truck manufacturer Isuzu on continent

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All South Africans want to hear during President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation Address is "I am retiring", non-governmental organisation Accountability Now said on Wednesday.

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