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Department warns of 'fake news' about comprehensive sexuality education

Department warns of 'fake news' about comprehensive sexuality education

Fake news about the comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) section of the life orientation curriculum was causing confusion and anxiety among parents, the department of basic education said on Sunday.

Rogue elephant dies in captivity after killing villagers

A rogue elephant named after the late Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has died in captivity after he was captured following a massive hunt in northeastern India, officials said Sunday.

Internet restricted in protest-hit Iran: report

Authorities have restricted internet access in Iran, the semi-official ISNA news agency said on Sunday, after nearly two days of nationwide protests triggered by a petrol price hike.

Judge me on merit not my colour: Steenhuisen

Judge me on merit and not the colour of my skin, this was the appeal made by the newly elected DA interim leader John Steenhuisen.

Guess who's coming to lunch? Pope hosts meal for 1,500 needy people

Pope Francis hosted 1,500 homeless and needy people for lunch on Sunday as the Roman Catholic Church marked its World Day of the Poor.

Two planes in 'minor' collision at Frankfurt airport

An Air Namibia plane collided with a Korean Air jet after landing at Frankfurt airport on Saturday evening, officials said, adding that no one was injured.

Numsa plans further strike after SAA talks go nowhere

SAA was forced to cancel hundreds of flights as a result of the strike that began on Friday.

SA black rhino find a home in Malawi

Seventeen black rhino from SA have been safely relocated to Malawi.

#MyFokMarelize crashes into a Tesla

Marelize Horn, who shot to fame after crashing into a rugby post on a bicycle, has left her mark again – in the paintwork of a Tesla.

Steenhuisen elected DA's interim leader

John Steenhuisen has been elected the DA’s interim leader. Steenhuisen’s election will see him lead the party until next year when the DA is expected to hold its elective congress where new leadership will be installed.

Australian man accused of starting bushfire to protect cannabis crop

An Australian man has been accused of deliberately lighting a fire to protect his cannabis crop, sparking an out-of-control bushfire as blazes rage along the country's east coast.

Head-on crash kills nine, endangered species unit called to scene

Eight people died in a head-on collision between a bakkie and car on the R531 road between Hoedspruit and Swadini, Limpopo, on Saturday.

Gqeberha — whose idea was it to rename Port Elizabeth?

Two chiefs and a Khoi and San activist are the reasons why names of Port Elizabeth, the airport and Uitenhage could be changed

SAA reinstates some international flights, unions to give update on talks

SA Airways (SAA) reinstated flights to seven international destinations on Sunday as a crippling wage strike by staff continued.

21-year-old arrested for perjury over 'fabricated' rape case against stepdad

Police have warned people against reporting false cases of rape after a 21-year-old made spurious claims about her stepfather and now faces a charge of perjury in Gauteng.

Rhino, calf and zebra electrocuted by collapsed power pylon in Tshwane

A female rhino, her calf and two zebra were electrocuted after an Eskom electricity pylon collapsed at Tshwane’s Rietvlei Nature Reserve.

Life taking 'toll on my health': Philippines' Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has admitted that life is taking its "toll on my health", as speculation swirls over the 74-year-old's prolonged absences from the public eye.

South African Airways, unions meet for talks amid damaging strike

South African Airways (SAA) and unions on Saturday met for talks the troubled state-run carrier hopes can bring an end to a crippling strike that it says could push it to collapse.

Six suspects arrested for death of woman in Bramley hijacking

Six suspects have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a 45-year-old woman in a hijacking incident in Johannesburg on Friday morning, police said on Saturday.

Sudan verdict in Bashir graft trial on Dec 14

The verdict in the corruption trial of Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir is to be delivered on December 14, a judge announced Saturday, as his supporters staged a protest outside the court.

Woman arrested for kidnapping 7-year-old schoolgirl

A 41-year-old woman has been arrested for the kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Thursday.

IN HIS OWN WORDS | Luyanda Botha: 'This is how I killed Uyinene'

Rapist and murderer Luyanda Botha on Friday gave a chilling account of how he killed  University of Cape Town student Uyinene Mrwetyana.

Violence feared as Nigerians vote in state elections

Nigerians began voting to elect new governors in two states on Saturday with security forces out in numbers to prevent any violence following pre-vote attacks.

Rebels in DR Congo kill 14 civilians in revenge for army offensives: local official

Assailants in DR Congo killed have 14 civilians in revenge for army offensives against Ugandan rebel strongholds in the east of the country, a local official said on Saturday.

IN PICTURES | Strong winds tear through Cape Town

Residents of Cape Town woke up to a different kind of city on Saturday as strong winds tore through the CBD.

Greenmarket Square traders ask government to address refugee situation

The Greenmarket Traders Association wrote to Cape Town mayor Dan Plato on Thursday asking government leaders to resolve the refugee situation surrounding Greenmarket Square.

Sandton businessman clashes with Zimbabwean President in a child custody battle

Zimbabwe President has been drawn into a child custody battle pitting flamboyant Sandton businessman Frank Buyanga and his former girlfriend.

Power system remains ‘constrained and vulnerable’: Eskom warns

Eskom warned on Saturday that the power system remained under strain but said that no load-shedding was expected over the weekend.

Master of high court still in custody

The bail application of former Mpumalanga master of the high court Bina Masuku, who has been accused of defrauding public members and her boyfriend, has been postponed.
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