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Ex-England and United defender Ferdinand retires

Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement from football on Saturday after being released by Queens Park Rangers.

Zuma to take part in summit in Tanzania

President Jacob Zuma‚ accompanied by Minister of International Relations and Co-operation Maite Nkoana-Mashabane‚ will participate in the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit in Dar es Salaam‚ Tanzania‚ on Sunday‚ the Presidency said.

Boko Haram attack on Nigeria's Maiduguri city kills 11

Boko Haram insurgents attacked the outskirts of Borno state capital Maiduguri in Nigeria on Saturday morning and at least 11 people were killed in the fighting, residents and security sources said.

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Russia investigates 'Grammar Nazis'

Russia has launched at least two official investigations into 'grammar Nazis'.

Gill rejects FIFA role after 'terribly damaging events'

English Football Association vice-chairman David Gill confirmed on Saturday he will not take up his post on FIFA's executive committee following the re-election of Sepp Blatter as president of soccer's world governing body.

Dawkins lies about raising man from dead

A faith healer by the name of Robbie Dawkins claimed to have raised Matt 'Catlow' from the dead - only for his sister to point out he did nothing of the sort.

Nkandla Phase 2

President Jacob Zuma will not have to pay a cent for the security upgrades at his Nkandla residence, but taxpayers will cough up much more for the president's homestead in future.

Widow of slain doctor prays for killer's soul

The widow of a Stellenbosch paediatrician prays every day for her husband's killer.

Making love, not war...

South African soldiers aren't just keeping the peace - they're also spreading the love.

Cape CBD gets luxury development

The face of Cape Town's lower city centre is set for a major change with the development of a new R1-billion five-star hotel and apartment block.

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Blatter expected to win re-election despite soccer corruption scandal

World soccer boss Sepp Blatter was expected to be re-elected on Friday, defying growing calls for him to step down in the face of corruption scandals engulfing the sport's governing body.

Clive Barker confirms talks with Mauritius for head coach job

Mpumalanga Black Aces technical director Clive Barker has confirmed he is in talks with the Mauritius football chiefs over the vacant head coach’s job.

Palestine drops motion to suspend Israel from FIFA

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) dropped its motion on Friday asking for Israel to be suspended by FIFA.

Federer, Sharapova take centre stage at French Open

Former winner and second seed Roger Federer and women's champion Maria Sharapova take top billing Friday as they target places in the French Open fourth round.

A spin doctor gets his turn

Eddie Leie wore a chain as thick as a cigar around his neck to the Gauteng Cricket Board awards last May.

BMW, Nissan to expand green cars plug-in network in SA

The South African units of BMW and Nissan will build a national grid for electric and hybrid cars to expand sales of vehicles that could reduce pollution in Africa's top auto market.

Last-ditch appeal to halt new visa regulations

Tourism industry launches last-ditch appeal to halt ’draconian’ new visa regulations from coming into effect on June 1, saying more consultation is needed

Manufacturers make needs known at metals indaba

SA’s producers require policy certainty, stable labour relations and reliable energy supply, inaugural metals and engineering indaba hears

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