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State Capture Inquiry

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State capture rot is deep, says Gordhan - but R2.1bn has ...

Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan says the state has recovered more than R2.1bn from irregular contracts ...

Vrede dairy farm ‘hasn’t yet bellowed its final moo’

It’s not yet over for the controversial Vrede dairy project.

WATCH LIVE | State capture: Peter Thabethe to testify on ...

The Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture will hear Estina farm-related testimony from former Free State ...

Jeff Radebe gave the ‘first push’ and it only got worse for ...

Former cabinet minister Jeff Radebe is said to have given the first push to force Mxolisi Nxasana out of the national ...

Mxolisi Nxasana: 'Officials peddled lies to Zuma in bid to ...

Former National Prosecuting Authority boss Mxolisi Nxasana described a fractured relationship between himself and ...

WATCH LIVE | State capture: Former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana ...

The Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture resumes with testimony from former NPA head Mxolisi Nxasana.

Zondo questions whether enough checks were done on Estina ...

All the Free State agriculture department did to verify the controversial Gupta-linked Estina company was to check if ...

State capture: Gupta ally was 'of deep assistance' in ...

An ally of the Gupta family was a key part of a visit to India by state capture-implicated former Free State ...

WATCH LIVE | State capture: Peter Thabethe continues his ...

The state capture inquiry will continue to hear Estina farm-related testimony from former Free State agriculture head ...

Estina's Indian partner found through 'desktop research', ...

Despite India not being in the top ten of global commercial milk producers, it was a company from the country that ...

Why an Indian company was chosen for Estina dairy farm ...

It was state capture-implicated former Free State agriculture head Peter Thabethe's own research that led the ...

WATCH LIVE | State capture: Estina farm remains focus of ...

The commission of inquiry into state capture continues on Thursday.

Drone near OR Tambo affects air traffic

There was a disruption of flights at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Sunday morning after a drone was ...

Army on the Cape Flats not the solution, Allan Boesak says

Sending an army to the Cape Flats was not a solution to fight crime, Rev Allan Boesak said in Athlone, Cape Town, ...

Woman runs into police station for help with gunman in hot ...

A man who chased after a woman while brandishing a firearm got more than he bargained for when she ran into a Durban ...

KZN police nab two suspects for alleged kidnapping of ...

A man bust with hard drugs at an Umhlanga service station is also being charged with kidnapping, along with a ...

Eight licensing officials arrested for corruption in ...

Eight licensing officials are expected to appear in the Middelburg Magistrate’s Court to face fraud and corruption ...

WATCH | Matric girl 'blessed with the best' as 'mummy's ...

"Love me or hate me, either way I’m going to shine." So says a grade 12 pupil, who has shared her designer matric ...

WATCH | Man who shoved woman shopper is 'mentally unstable'

A man who was shown violently pushing a woman inside a Spar store in Schweizer Reneke is expected to appear in the ...

Eskom turnaround strategy revealed

A leaked document shows in detail how Eskom plans to turn around its fortunes.

Man set alight, another shot in bloody Sunday in ...

A man believed to be in his late twenties was shot dead near Zandspruit, west of Johannesburg, on Sunday morning. ...

Nine die in Zebediela horror crash

Nine people were killed and 27 more sustained serious injuries in an accident in Limpopo on Saturday night.

Reward offered to help find 'persons of interest' in House ...

A reward is being offered to help find four "persons of interest" who might be able to assist in an investigation into ...

SA has two new lottery winners, one from Soweto

South Africa's lottery operator Ithuba has announced there is a winner of the R141m Powerball jackpot.

Rat causes R154,000 damage to Porsche

Not all comprehensive insurance policies cover damage caused by rodents.

Your forgotten funeral policies: a grave warning

I wonder how many South Africans spend years, decades even, paying for funeral policies for themselves and family, but ...

If you dye your hair at home, don't be blonde and read this ...

All boxed hair dye brands advise consumers to do a preliminary 'strand test', but relatively few bother, opting to ...

Don't jump for joy over that trampoline - it might be a ...

Beware the online trampoline purchase scam, the Consumer Goods and Services Ombudsman (CGSO) warned on Monday.

Social grants must be spent on children - not used to ...

Some parents, both natural and foster, have been stating their child support and foster care grants as income when ...

Ticketing company Viagogo banned from Google paid for ...

Google suspended the controversial secondary ticketing company Viagogo from its paid-for search results, today - ...

Getting out of debt: Legal debt review explained - and what ...

Getting out of debt is hard, but not impossible. However, you may need a strategy to cope if you are feeling lost under ...

Court stops banks from siphoning accounts to settle credit ...

For years SA’s banks have unilaterally been taking money from their clients’ current accounts to settle their credit ...

Jaw-dropping prices for car parts will make you focus on ...

If you drive a Honda Civic, be wary of getting too close to kerbs - replacing a single wheel rim will cost you more ...

Weddings, cars, funerals, renovations, online orders: ...

The Consumer Goods and Services Ombud had a very busy start to 2019 - consumer complaints to the office spiked by 47% ...

Planning to do some building? Take extra care when buying ...

If you're going to be buying cement, best you take extra care to check for the National Regulator for Compulsory ...

Phone directory listing scammers get fined

Hundreds of small businesses which fell prey to a phone directory listings scam will be relieved to know that the ...

UN says thousands of DR Congo refugees returning from Angola

Thousands of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo in Angola have returned home in the past week, UN and ...

UN threatens sanctions over Central African Republic peace ...

The United Nations special envoy for the Central African Republic on Friday threatened sanctions for violations of a ...

Zimbabwe rallies banned as police fear massive turnout on ...

City-to-city rallies in Zimbabwe's major cities by the MDC Alliance have been stopped with 11th hour high court bans ...

Military, civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body sworn ...

Military and civilian members of Sudan's new ruling body, the Sovereign Council, were sworn in on Wednesday at the ...

Toll from Tanzania fuel tanker blast reaches 100

The death toll from a fuel truck explosion in Tanzania on August 10 hit 100 on Wednesday after several victims perished ...

Ebola kills boy aged 7 in DR Congo's South Kivu

A child has died from Ebola in DR Congo's South Kivu, health authorities said Monday, the second person to succumb to ...

Mugabe vice president flees Zimbabwe anti-corruption probe

Zimbabwe's former vice president on Monday fled from anti-corruption questioning after he was summoned over alleged ...

WATCH | Zimbabwe police beat protesters as opposition ...

Zimbabwe police fired tear gas and beat scores of opposition supporters gathered in central Harare on Friday, as ...

Zimbabwe abductions the work of Mugabe's people: Mnangagwa

Harare says the recent abductions of civic society activists and MDC Alliance members ahead of planned protests for ...

Seven dead, thousands left homeless after heavy rains ...

Heavy rain in Sudan has caused extensive flooding that killed at least seven people in the country's south Tuesday, the ...

Tanzania tanker blast kills dozens as crowds siphon fuel

A fuel tanker exploded in eastern Tanzania on Saturday killing at least 60 people, authorities said, as flames ripped ...

Mnangagwa fires tourism minister over US$90m graft charges

Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa has fired his tourism minister over graft charges.

Case closed, Red Bull doesn't give you wings: R10m lawsuit ...

Red Bull is paying out unhappy customers who claim the company falsely promised them wings after drinking the energy ...

WATCH | Talk about sweet cheeks: man's butt is all abuzz ...

A swarm of bees has settled in a most unusual place, on a man's bottom.

US marks the arrival of Angela, the 'Eve' of enslaved ...

Carefully raking through soil in suffocating heat at an archeological dig site in historic Jamestown, Charde Reid is ...

US energy secretary falls for Instagram hoax

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry -- who oversees the country's nuclear arsenal -- has fallen for an Instagram hoax.

WATCH | Forest fires in Brazil surge as deforestation ...

The number of forest fires in Brazil surged in the first eight months of 2019, official data show, as President Jair ...

Out of date photos of Amazon fires in Brazil fuel online ...

Photos purportedly showing fires devouring the Amazon in northern Brazil in recent weeks have flooded social media, but ...

San Francisco airport bans sale of plastic packaged water ...

San Francisco airport has implemented a ban on plastic packaged water bottles.

Israel holds back on Trump's Democrat Jews 'disloyalty' ...

Israeli officials on Wednesday offered a muted response to remarks by US President Donald Trump who said American Jews ...

Majority of Britons say any Brexit deal should be put to ...

Just over half of Britons back any final Brexit deal or agreement being put to a referendum, a poll showed on Wednesday ...

Trump says he had to 'take China on,' regardless of ...

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he had to confront China over trade even if it caused short-term harm to the ...

Death toll from Afghan wedding blast rises to 80

The death toll from a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, has risen to 80, two ...

Trump scraps Denmark visit after Danes say Greenland not ...

US President Donald Trump Tuesday postponed a planned visit to Denmark after Danish officials insisted its autonomous ...

Why is part of the Amazon burning?

The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America -- ...

It's a digital world but SA's internet is slow and expensive

South Africans are free to consume digital pornography but may not have the cash nor the time to watch it download.

SA plants being booted into extinction at a staggering rate

We created farms, built cities and brought in trees from other regions – all at the expense of plant species which will ...

Russia to send 'Fedor' its first humanoid robot into space

Russia was set to launch on Thursday an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days ...

Remarkable timelapse of Cape Town’s biggest dam shows ...

Cape Town’s largest water supply, Theewaterskloof Dam, was 72% full on August 19 2019. At the same time two years ...

Ban on sending wild elephants to zoos a step closer

The regulator of global wildlife trade will likely ban sending African elephants captured from the wild to zoos after ...

Rhino poachers jailed and fined for Kruger park incursions

SANParks has welcomed the conviction and sentencing of three men linked to rhino poaching in the Kruger National Park.

Now Inanda Dam tainted as chemical spill into KZN rivers ...

Communities living along the Msunduzi and Umgeni rivers should not drink the water or swim in it following a vegetable ...

Gay penguins adopt egg after trying to hatch stone

A pair of gay penguins in Germany who tried earnestly to hatch a stone now have the chance to become real parents.

Twitter curators will block hate speech while allowing ...

Twitter users will soon be able to follow topics that interest them

Giant penguin fossil found in New Zealand

The fossilised remains of a huge penguin almost the size of an adult human have been found in New Zealand's South ...

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