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SA music icon Johnny Clegg has died

SA music icon Johnny Clegg has died

Veteran musician Johnny Clegg has died at the age of 66.

'The White Zulu' Johnny Clegg succumbs to cancer

Music legend Johnny Clegg has died of pancreatic cancer. He was 66. Johnny, who was fondly known among his legion of fans as The White Zulu, was popular for singing his songs both in Zulu and English. He became a household name in townships and rural areas in the height of apartheid in the 1980s when he formed a band Juluka with Sipho Mchunu.

Pupil dies, two others injured as gumtree branch falls on them at school

Eastern Cape pupil Asenathi Gani, 10, died at school in Lusikisiki on Monday after a gumtree branch fell on him during break time.

Sparks fly as electric pole shoots up in middle of a Mpumalanga street

The Bushbuckridge local municipality has blamed traditional leaders for poor planning in the installation of an electric pole in the middle of a recently paved road. The municipality says the comical error was due to "the failure to follow proper procedures when establishing new settlements to ensure streets, water, electricity, business sites and recreational facilities to be in line with the municipal Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Policy" led to the blunder which has now made loc...

Alex to be without power for at least two days after substation fire

It will take at least two days to restore power to Alexandra, Johannesburg, after a substation burnt out on Tuesday.

'Hitchhiking' Limpopo rapists given life sentences

The Polokwane high court sentenced two men on Friday accused of raping two women in 2017.

Thandi Modise cracks the whip in parliament over 'hands-off' ministers

National Assembly speaker Thandi Modise has spoken out against the "temptation" for ministers to be "hands-off and ear-off" in the management of public funds, saying this would receive particular attention in the new parliament.

Unfair for state to splurge millions on Zulu kingdom while other monarchs get crumbs: Mandla Mandela

ANC MP Mandla Mandela has called for equal treatment of all kings and queens in SA.

'Struggling' NPA might need to consider donor funding: Lamola

The National Prosecuting Authority is under huge financial constraints, and justice minister Ronald Lamola said government was seriously considering private donor funding.

SA man whipped and beaten while filming animal abuse on Greek island

What was meant to be an excursion to film alleged abuse endured by donkeys in Santorini, Greece, turned out to be a nightmare for a South African animal welfare worker.

Malusi Gigaba checks in to listen to Jacob Zuma at state capture probe

Former minister of finance, public enterprises and home affairs Malusi Gigaba just arrived at the state capture inquiry for the last leg of former president Jacob Zuma’s evidence for the day.

Death threats, Themba Maseko & the Guptas - four telling Zuma quotes

Former president Jacob Zuma is testifying before the state capture commission and has so far denied any relationship with the Guptas.

Three teens arrested for shooting two other pupils in Lenasia

Pupils at MH Joosub Secondary School in Lenasia are receiving therapy following the shooting of two pupils on Tuesday morning.

SA's making advances in reducing new HIV/Aids infections, says UN report

SA is making huge advances in the fight against the HIV/Aids epidemic.

Greek farmer confesses to raping, murdering US scientist

A 27-year-old farmer on the Greek island on Crete has confessed to raping and murdering an American scientist before dumping her body in an abandoned World War II bunker, police said Tuesday.

First Ebola patient in eastern Congo's main city dies

First Ebola patient in eastern Congo's main city dies

Zuma denies ever being at the Gupta house with Mentor

Former president Jacob Zuma has denied ever being at the Gupta compound in Saxonwold at the same time with former ANC MP Vytjie Mentor.

Benin readies for return of treasures taken by France

The display cases at the royal palaces in Benin's sleepy southern town of Abomey are coated in dust and the exhibition halls plunged in darkness.

Presidency delegation to preside over funeral of ANC veteran Ike Maphoto

ANC veteran and stalwart Bra Ike Maphoto will be buried in Polokwane, Limpopo, on Saturday.

'Masoyi Monster' stays behind bars as probe into 'serial killer' goes on

Julius Mndawe - the alleged "Masoyi Monster" - was remanded in custody after appearing briefly in court on Tuesday in connection with five murders in Mpumalanga.

Democratic congresswomen hit back after 'racist' Donald Trump tirade

The president first attacked the four lawmakers - all but one of whom were born in America - with a series of tweets on Sunday, saying they should "go back" to their countries of origin.

Laws to criminalise racism and hate crimes a priority: Ronald Lamola

Justice and constitutional development minister Ronald Lamola wants the new parliament to prioritise a proposed piece of law aimed at criminalising racism and other hate crimes.

Families of 9 Mpumalanga crash victims identify their bodies

Eight of the victims were burnt beyond recognition and forensic DNA tests had to be done to identify the deceased.

AIDS deaths down a third since 2010: UN

HIV-related deaths last year fell to around 770,000 - some 33% lower than in 2010 - the United Nations said Tuesday, but warned that global efforts to eradicate the disease were stalling as funding dries up.

Zuma says Chabane could have used his name to get rid of Maseko from GCIS

Former president Jacob Zuma has sought to distance himself from the redeployment of Themba Maseko from GCIS to the department of public administration in 2011.

Night protest in Sudan over civilian's death

Scores of Sudanese demonstrators took to the streets in a Khartoum district on Monday night to protest against the killing of a civilian allegedly by paramilitaries the previous day.

Angry residents gather for trial of alleged 'Facebook' serial killer

Scores of angry residents have descended on the Masoyi magistrate's court near Hazyview, Mpumalanga, baying for the blood of an alleged serial killer.

IFP councillor and child shot while driving on N2

An Inkatha Freedom Party councillor and his 11-year-old child were shot while travelling on the N2 freeway towards KwaDukuza, north of Durban on Tuesday morning.
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