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Cape Town joins Durban in worldwide resilient cities network

Cape Town has been chosen to join Durban as one of 100 cities worldwide that will be helped to build resilience to social‚ economic and physical challenges faced by urban environments‚ mayor Patricia de Lille said on Thursday.

Louis van Gaal got what he deserved at Man United, says Gullit

Manchester United were right to sack Louis van Gaal after the club failed to qualify for next season's Champions League, according to his fellow Dutchman Ruud Gullit.

Dodgy employment practise in security industry highlighted

The security industry in South Africa is facing huge challenges when it comes to legislation‚ inconsistent practice with training and non-compliance with industry standards.

Sassa reaches agreement on funeral policy deductions from child grants

The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and life assurance company Lion of Africa reached a settlement before an application by the agency was heard by the Constitutional Court on Thursday morning.

Missing Malaysian airliner: more debris found in Africa

Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said on Thursday that three new pieces of debris—two found in Mauritius and one in Mozambique—had been found in connection with the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Snub for Anant Singh as GoPro documentary is picked to open Durban Film Fest

Filmmaker Anant Singh’s award-winning movie‚ Shepherds and Butchers‚ will not be opening the 2016 Durban International Film Festival on June 16.

Zapiro now sees that depicting Abrahams as a monkey was a ‘mistake’

Cartoonist Zapiro – Jonathan Shapiro - says he made a mistake by depicting National Prosecuting Authority head Shaun Abrahams as a monkey.

Listen: DJ Tira and Nomusa Hitmakers drop an anthem for the blessers

AKA rapped about it, Kenny Kunene apologised for being one and, well, we all know at least one in our neighbourhood. Yup, it seems the whole of South Africa is talking about blessers!

Uganda 2010 bombing mastermind found guilty: court

The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kinshasa was found guilty on Thursday of masterminding one of the region's worst attacks in decades.

Nandi Mngoma gushes over Zakes Bantwini on his birthday

Gradually becoming more revealing about their open-secret romance, Nandi Mngoma wasn't shy to share a heartfelt message to her man, Zakes Bantwini, for his birthday.

You must be a fat meerkat if you want to be boss: Research

Young meerkats eat to beat their rivals in the fight to become moms and dads‚ according to a new study.

SABC local content quota to extend to TV from July: Kaizer Kganyago

Only weeks after announcing a 90 percent local music quota across its 18 radio stations, the SABC has reaffirmed its commitment to increasing the amount of local content on its television platforms.

Man bust after claiming bag with crystal meth from customs officials at OR Tambo

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) said its customs officials “intercepted a man who claimed an unaccompanied bag containing 20kg of ephedrine valued at R6-million at OR Tambo International Airport” on Wednesday.

Traffic hell after multi-vehicle pile-up and roadblock in Joburg north

Three people were injured in a multi-vehicle pile-up on the N1 South before William Nicol‚ in Fourways‚ on Thursday morning.

Terrified passengers see taxi driver shot dead in front of their eyes

A taxi driver has been shot and killed in front of his passengers in Libode as taxi violence flared up again on Thursday.

Bonang Matheba responds to gay community backlash over Uganda gig

Following the extreme backlash that she received from the gay community on Wednesday for accepting a gig in Uganda, Bonang Matheba has revealed that she stands firm in respecting ''human rights of all kinds."

Cops: We can't cope

Protests are becoming more frequent and more violent - but the police have admitted that they do not have enough manpower to cope.

Three more arrests in Parys farmworkers' murder

Three more suspects in the murders of Samuel Tjixa and Simon Jubeba are set to appear in the Parys Magistrate's Court today.

Rabies kills jackals in Joburg

Two wild jackals have died from rabies in Muldersdrift, north of Johannesburg.

Union rejects hefty pay hikes for managers

Municipal managers and senior staff in local authorities will receive a pay hike amid outrage from the SA Municipal Workers’ Union and questions about equitable salary structures in municipalities.

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Cristiano Ronaldo trains ahead of Champions League final

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo alleviated concerns over his fitness ahead of Saturday's Champions League final against Atletico Madrid as the three-time World Player of the Year returned to training on Wednesday.

Lewis Hamilton fastest in Monaco after drain cover drama

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton set the pace in an incident-filled opening Monaco Grand Prix practice on Thursday, with debris and a loose drain cover bringing an early end to the session.

Louis van Gaal got what he deserved at Man United, says Gullit

Manchester United were right to sack Louis van Gaal after the club failed to qualify for next season's Champions League, according to his fellow Dutchman Ruud Gullit.

Family of late Jules Bianchi plan legal action against F1

The family of the late French Formula One driver Jules Bianchi are planning legal action against the sport's governing body, his former Marussia team and Bernie Ecclestone's Formula One Group, they said in a statement on Thursday.

Jose Mourinho contract talks with Man United hinge on image rights

Jose Mourinho's contract negotiations to become the next manager of Manchester United appear to hinge on the rights to the use of his image on merchandise, British media reported on Thursday.

Cape Town joins Durban in worldwide resilient cities network

Cape Town has been chosen to join Durban as one of 100 cities worldwide that will be helped to build resilience to social‚ economic and physical challenges faced by urban environments‚ mayor Patricia de Lille said on Thursday.

Missing Malaysian airliner: more debris found in Africa

Australian Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester said on Thursday that three new pieces of debris—two found in Mauritius and one in Mozambique—had been found in connection with the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.

Pimp my ride, Kenya-style

"Turn on the bass, yeah!" shouts Dennis, conductor and ticket tout onboard the Brain Freeze, an eardrum-bursting tricked-out Nairobi bus studded with blue neon lights.

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”.

What you need to know about the Strategic Fuel Fund

The Strategic Fuel Fund has allegedly sold almost all of its oil stockpile in a closed tender at low prices, without having sought permission from the Treasury

Trade deal will help some local products gain better access to the EU

SA has also negotiated a bilateral protocol on geographic indicators with the EU, where names of products such as rooibos, honeybush and Karoo lamb will be protected

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