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Tendai Ndoro's hat trick gets Orlando Pirates off to a flier

Orlando Pirates signalled their early Premier Soccer League title intent and Tendai Ndoro his top scorer's ambitions with a hat trick in Bucs' 3-1 win against Lamontville Golden Arrows on Wednesday night.

Lentjies goal hands Maritzburg slender victory over Celtic

Bevan Fransman proved the central figure as the former Bloemfontein Celtic skipper returned in the colours of Maritzburg United and helped them to a 1-0 victory in Wednesday’s Absa Premiership clash in the Free State capital.

Italy earthquake has killed at least 120 people: prime minister

The earthquake that struck central Italy on Wednesday has killed at least 120 people, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said.

Man-made warming dates back almost 200 years: study

Man-made greenhouse gases began to nudge up the Earth's temperatures almost 200 years ago as the Industrial Revolution gathered pace, far earlier than previously thought, scientists said on Wednesday.

Militants attack American University of Afghanistan in Kabul

Explosions and gunfire rocked the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul on Wednesday, an official and students trapped inside classrooms told AFP, as the complex came under a militant attack.

Murray and Roberts in talks to sell infrastructure business

Engineering and building group Murray and Roberts (M&R) said on Wednesday it is in talks to sell its infrastructure and building business.

Victims to blame in fatal tiger attack in China: report

The Beijing wildlife park whose tigers killed one woman and injured another this summer was not to blame for their deaths, an official investigation concluded Wednesday.

Zuma congratulates new Ekurhuleni mayor Masina…and insists that he had resigned from Parliament

President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday congratulated former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Collin Masina on his election as the executive mayor of Ekurhuleni metro.

Member of UK armed forces arrested in Northern Ireland terrorism investigation: police

A serving member of the British armed forces was arrested in England on Wednesday as part of an investigation into Northern Ireland-related terrorism, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Two in court for killing of top SACP member

Two men accused of killing prominent South African Communist Party (SACP) member Nsiki Blose appeared in the Camperdown Magistrate's Court on Wednesday.

Fees protests flare at Eastern Cape varsities

Students demanding free education for the poor caused disruptions at four university campuses in the Eastern Cape on Wednesday.

Estate agency CEO Rohde to make first court appearance for wife’s murder

Wealthy businessman Jason Rohde will only appear in the Stellenbosch Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

Ailing Kaizer Chiefs under pressure ahead of knockout clash against Cape Town City

Kaizer Chiefs can utilise their anger at a poor start in their 2-1 Premier League defeat to Bidvest Wits on Tuesday night to bounce back immediately against Cape Town City‚ said Amakhosi coach Steve Komphela.

Firing Gordhan would 'destroy this economy' says Manuel

South Africa's economy, the most developed on the continent, will be destroyed if President Jacob Zuma fires Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, ex-finance minister Trevor Manuel said on Wednesday.

WATCH LIVE: Pravin Gordhan vs Justice Malala in tough debate on economy

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is taking on political commentator Justice Malala tonight in the Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s second Rumble in the Urban Jungle event this year.

Gordhan to snub Hawks summons

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan will not present himself‚ as requested by the Hawks on Thursday‚ citing legal reasons and other commitments.

Scientists find Earth-like planet circling sun's nearest neighbour

Scientists have discovered a planet that appears to be similar to Earth circling the star closest to the sun, potentially a major step in the quest to find out if life exists elsewhere in the universe, research published on Wednesday showed.

SA's favourite brands named in the 18th Sunday Times Top Brands Awards

The results of the 18 Sunday Times Top Brands survey were announced at an awards event in Sandton, recognising those brands that had earned top consumer sentiment in South Africa over the past twelve months.

Embattled Hlaudi Motsoeneng goes rogue, defies MPs

Embattled SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng went off the rails on Monday, accusing MPs of "not being honourable" and saying he had no reason to account to parliament.

Rohde 'murder' twist

A Cape Town estate agent has appointed an attorney after Monday's arrest of the CEO of Geffen International Realty Franchises, Jason Rohde, following the alleged murder of the businessman's wife.

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Hawks want R100m chopper

The Hawks have asked parliament's portfolio committee on police to back a request for a R100-million helicopter, which they say is important for them to do their work.

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Tendai Ndoro's hat trick gets Orlando Pirates off to a flier

Orlando Pirates signalled their early Premier Soccer League title intent and Tendai Ndoro his top scorer's ambitions with a hat trick in Bucs' 3-1 win against Lamontville Golden Arrows on Wednesday night.

Lentjies goal hands Maritzburg slender victory over Celtic

Bevan Fransman proved the central figure as the former Bloemfontein Celtic skipper returned in the colours of Maritzburg United and helped them to a 1-0 victory in Wednesday’s Absa Premiership clash in the Free State capital.

Orlando Pirates' coach Ertugral promises results and exciting football

New Orlando Pirates coach Muhsin Ertugral has had‚ by his own admission‚ mixed results during the PSL off-season and will finally get a chance to set the record straight when the Bucs host Golden Arrows at Orlando Stadium on Wednesday night.

Wits prove they're genuine PSL title contenders after wiping floor with lacklustre Chiefs

Gavin Hunt wasn’t saying it. No coach worth his salt – and Hunt‚ by his record‚ is worth bagfuls – would after one game‚ especially with a team like Mamelodi Sundowns to beat for it.

Confident Cape Town City boldly swear to put ailing Kaizer Chiefs to the sword

Cape Town City coach Eric Tinkler says Kaizer Chiefs will feel the pressure when coach Steve Komphela's limping charges line-up against the new Premier Soccer League franchise in the MTN8 quarterfinals in the Mother City on Friday night.

The 2017 Range Rover is the most powerful and hi-tech in history

The Range Rover is already renowned for its off-road capabilities and benchmark setting levels of luxury but with its latest refresh, Land Rover's flagship SUV is about to make a name for itself in terms of semi-autonomous driving and connected car technology, too.

An ombud’s guide to dealing with high-maintenance complainants

There has been a steady increase in unreasonable conduct on the part of people complaining to the Ombudsman for Long Term Insurance‚ fuelled by what Ron McLaren describes as “anger‚ frustration and an exaggerated sense of entitlement”.

Business rallies around Gordhan in Hawks standoff

Business Leadership SA says ‘if this sinister behaviour is allowed to continue the consequences will be devastating for our economy’

Applications for site licences for nuclear plants are legal, Eskom says

Lobby organisation Outa says Eskom’s application has been ‘suspiciously hidden in provincial gazettes and limited newspapers’

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While ruling-party MPs shielded their boss from the Nkandla fallout, alienated opposition parties worked hard together to hasten the ’second coming’, writes S’thembiso Msomi.

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ANC Gauteng chairman Paul Mashatile and his executive committee could be among the first casualties of the party's dismal performance at the polls.

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Caster Semenya stormed to victory in the women’s 800m at the Rio Olympics by more than a second on Saturday night.
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In a startling claim on Sunday‚ the Economic Freedom Fighters accused the ANC's Dan Bovu of calling its councillors and “offering them money to the value of R500‚000 in exchange for them to vote with the ANC during the elections of the Johannesburg City Council tomorrow”.

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The SABC's acting CEO, James Aguma, wants to pay Hlaudi Motsoeneng a bonus for negotiating a questionable deal between the SABC and MultiChoice - three years ago.

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The standoff between President Jacob Zuma and the National Treasury over who should lead SAA is propelling the airline into an unprecedented crisis, with a major international destination threatening to ground all flights in the next two weeks.

Mayor Tau's bus parked... for now

The regional African National Congress in Johannesburg is still deliberating with other political parties which will determine whether or not Parks Tau will retain his position as Joburg mayor.

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Barcelona star Neymar said he will step down as Brazil captain on Saturday after leading the Olympic Games’ hosts to their first ever football gold medal.