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State Capture Inquiry

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RANJENI MUNUSAMY | The Guptas are plotting to capture SA ...

You have to give credit to the Guptas for their ability to play South Africans and get away with it.

Glencore willing to testify at state-capture inquiry, says ...

Optimum Coal's change of ownership from Glencore to the Guptas was central to the findings of the public protector, ...

State capture inquiry conducts inspection of Guptas’ ...

The inspection follows claims by Ajay Gupta that Vytjie Mentor fabricated her evidence and falsely described the the ...

Seven explosive revelations from the state capture inquiry

We recap some of the most explosive statements from the state-capture testimony.

State capture inquiry: SAA pressured to advertise in The ...

Former SAA board chairperson Cheryl Carolus has described how senior officials from the public enterprises department - ...

State capture: How Malusi Gigaba facilitated meetings over ...

Testimony from former SA Airways (SAA) board chair Cheryl Carolus has highlighted how Malusi Gigaba facilitated a ...

5 highlights from Ngoako Ramatlhodi's state capture ...

Ngoako Ramatlhodi spilled the beans on Jacob Zuma's relationship with the Guptas when he appeared at the state capture ...

The mystery of the missing SAA money & criminal cases

Criminal charges and civil cases that were laid against senior managers at the South African Airways about a decade ago ...

5 quotes that sum up Ngoako Ramatlhodi's term as minister

Ngoako Ramatlhodi received no advance notification before he was dismissed by Jacob Zuma.

Season of madness: ‘Duduzane said he’d report me to daddy’

Former cabinet minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi delivered an explosive testimony at the state capture inquiry on Wednesday.

WATCH | 'ANC was in a state of madness during Zuma' - ...

Former mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi described the tenure of former president Jacob Zuma as "the season ...

We refused Gupta invite to dinner: Ngoako Ramatlhodi's ...

Former adviser Sam Muofhe said he and former minister of mineral resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi “declined a directive” to ...

BREAKING | NPA issues arrest warrant for Grace Mugabe

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has issued an arrest warrant for former Zimbabwean first lady Grace Mugabe.

Brian Dames quits Eskom task team over 'conflict of ...

Brian Dames has stepped down from a task team set up just days ago by the president to fix the problems at Eskom.

'We are trying to be strong' - slain Ivory Park taxi boss ...

Taxi industry representatives gathered on Tuesday to mourn the death of Ivory Park Taxi Association (Ipta) ...

Aquarium restaurant evicted after failing to pay rent since ...

Two court judgments have sunk the Vista Marina restaurant at Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium after it stopped paying ...

N3 gears up for bumper volume of traffic

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CemAir to return to the skies - but must comply with safety ...

Embattled airline CemAir has been cleared for take-off, provided that it complies with aviation safety regulations, the ...

No more 'Big Mjohnana' - Twitter reacts to Chicken Licken ...

Social media users have slammed the ban on Chicken Licken's 'reverse colonialism' advert.

'Everything else has gone' - home owner after St Francis ...

Chaotic scenes played out as hundreds of people, including local farmers, rallied together along with firefighters to ...

Apps created by South Africans, for South Africans

South African entrepreneurs have chipped in on the hype, developing apps aimed specifically at the local market.

Law and disorder: judges and advocates under siege at high ...

Johannesburg lawyers and judges are under siege by armed thugs operating in and around the city’s high court precinct.

Yes, South Africans, you're among the most spammed nations ...

South Africans are among those in the world receiving the highest number of spam calls, according to a new report by ...

Teen killed by lightning as storms rumble over KZN

A 14-year-old child died as thunderstorms rumbled over KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday.

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Rogue debit orders – and how the respective banks are currently dealing with the scourge – is big news, and rightly so.

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The end of sell-by data: Mobile networks fall in line at ...

By March 2019, millions of SA consumers will be able to keep their data and roll it over to the following month without ...

WATCH | Did I hear 'suck my balls'? Nope, that ad just has ...

The alleged lyrics “suck my balls” in the background music of an advertisement were the subject of only the second ...

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Should a product made from a mixture of pork, chicken - including mechanically recovered meat - and milk be described ...

From margarine to a bank: Advertising body still clamping ...

5 times the advertising authority ruled against advertisers in 2018.

Macron warns protest 'battle scenes' could hurt France's ...

French President Emmanuel Macron warned his cabinet ministers on Monday that the weekend's "battle scenes" involving ...

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If someone offers you money in exchange for opening a bank account in your name and allowing them to deposit money into ...

LIVE | Black Friday: Bonanza or big con?

Set your alarm, load your data, study the catalogues, for Black Friday – the adult version of the Reggies Rush – is ...

Yay, it's Black Friday week! But before you splash out, ...

That old “it’s been a long, hard year, now reward yourself” marketing line used to be reserved for the festive season, ...

WATCH | Nissan ‘poor engineers’ or ‘lying’ over Hardbody ...

“It’s very clear to me,” Global NCAP secretary general David Ward said as he stood next to the crash test remains of ...

Gender gap in sub-Saharan Africa 'will take 135 years to ...

It will take over a century to close the global gender gap, according to a recent WEF report.

Doctors join strike as economy crushes 'festive season' ...

Foreign currency shortages that triggered erratic supplies of basic commodities, inflation and an increase in the cost ...

Nigerian soldier killed in latest Boko Haram attack

Boko Haram jihadists killed one soldier and injured another in an attack on a military base in Nigeria's northeast ...

Zimbabwe inquiry finds use of live bullets to stop election ...

The use of live bullets by the military to quell Zimbabwe's post-election violence in August was "disproportionate and ...

Girls taken to Uganda, Tanzania for 'vacation cutting' as ...

Girls in Kenya are being taken across the border to countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia and Ethiopia for female ...

What's at stake in Congo's presidential election?

Democratic Republic of Congo will vote on Dec. 23 in a long-delayed election that could enable the vast Central African ...

WATCH | Africa Weekly: Your roundup of the top news from ...

This week on Africa Weekly we focus on Madagascar, where corruption reigns in the run-up to the presidential election, ...

One dead, 80 hurt as rival activists clash ahead of DRC vote

At least one person was killed and over 80 injured in weekend clashes between supporters of rival candidates just days ...

Amnesty says over 3,600 killed in Nigeria's farmer-herder ...

More than 3,600 people have been killed in clashes between farmers and herders in Nigeria since 2016, Amnesty ...

US military says it killed 62 militants in Somalia with air ...

The US military said on Monday it had killed 62 militants in six air strikes on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of ...

DR Congo votes in end-of-an-era poll

Democratic Republic of Congo goes to the polls this week in elections which could see the country emerge from 17 years ...

Zimbabwe's Zanu PF to revive infamous 'green bombers'

Zimbabwean youths intending to go into government employ or attend state tertiary institutions will from as early as ...

California fire survivors face bleak Christmas in shelters

Luanne Wright was all set for retirement when the deadliest wildfire in California history swept through her town of ...

Trump mired in legal morass two years into presidency

Donald Trump rails on an almost daily basis against the federal probe into whether his campaign colluded with Russia to ...

Twitter a 'toxic place' for women - Amnesty International

Twitter is a toxic place for women, according to a new report by Amnesty International.

Outrage after black man in US handcuffed for cashing his ...

Paul McCowns wanted to cash his $1,000 pay cheque but the bank called the police, believing the cheque to be fraudulent.

Millennials say they'd pick Amazon over alcohol, but not sex

Millennials in the US say they would rather purchase something on Amazon than buy alcohol. 

Trump directs Pentagon to create 'Space Command'

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered the creation of "Space Command," a new organisational structure within the ...

UK tabloids fall out of love with 'Duchess Difficult' Meghan

The honeymoon period for former actress and newly-minted British royal Meghan Markle, it seems, is over.

Baby among eight dead in Mumbai hospital fire

A three-month-old baby was among eight people killed in a fire at a Mumbai hospital, officials said Tuesday, in the ...

War hero or murderer? Trump weighs in on military case

A decorated officer in an elite US Army unit killed an unarmed Taliban suspect in Afghanistan. Of that, there appears ...

'We've been forgotten': Brazil's Zika generation

When doctors told her that the six-month-old fetus she was carrying had severe brain damage caused by the Zika virus, ...

US border agents will not speak to lawmakers about girl's ...

US Border Patrol agents who detained a 7-year-old Guatemalan migrant girl who later died in federal custody will not ...

Former Trump adviser Flynn to be sentenced for lying to FBI

A judge will decide on Tuesday whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn should be sent to prison for ...

Rehydration: Mexican forensic scientists' crime-fighting ...

Jorge's putrefied corpse would have been buried in an unmarked grave but for a rehydration technique pioneered in ...

Two technicians die at US research station in Antarctica

Two technicians performing maintenance at a US research station in Antarctica died on Wednesday while working on a ...

WATCH | Dracula ant's jaw snap is fastest on Earth at ...

The cheetah may be able to run faster than any other animal, but it's got nothing on the Dracula ant's speed. 

How to get pregnant - and other things SA asked Google this ...

SA turned to Google this year to find how to fall pregnant, where to find jobs and more about former president Jacob ...

Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking ...

CEO says Google has 'checks and balances' against bias

Google chief executive Sundar Pichai said Monday that the internet giant steers clear of "political bias," arguing that ...

You can now hear sound from Mars & Twitter was here for ...

NASA's latest development for life on Mars is sound.

Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to ...

Corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef that survived bleaching from rising sea temperatures were more resistant to ...

SA women scientists honoured in Kenya for pioneering ...

Eight female South African researchers have received one of the highest scientific honours in sub-Saharan Africa.

South African dreams of being first disabled man in space

“When gravity no longer has a hold on our bodies, in that moment we will all be the same.” Eddie Ndopu, 28, was ...

UWC scientists say rapists should be afraid of their new ...

An innovative DNA testing kit that could help to nab rapists was unveiled by the University of the Western Cape on ...

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