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67 SAfricans dead in Nigeria building collapse
67 SAfricans dead in Nigeria building collapse

President Jacob Zuma announced on Tuesday that 67 South Africans were among those killed in the collapse of a church building in Lagos, Nigeria.

  • Mugabe gives Russia his supportMugabe gives Russia his support

    Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has given his support to Russia, on Tuesday saying Western sanctions against Moscow were "illegal".

  • Madonsela not aware of Maphatsoe apology

    The Office of the Public Protector is unaware of a apology sent to her by MK military veterans chairman Kebby Maphatsoe on Tuesday.

  • Grabouw violence organised: PlatoGrabouw violence organised: Plato

    The rioting, stone throwing, and violence during protests in Grabouw were on Tuesday described by Western Cape community safety MEC Dan Plato as organised guerrilla-type tactics, aimed at frustrating the police and making restoration of order difficult.

Crime
Mamabolo shooter in court
Mamabolo shooter in court

Limpopo police said on Tuesday that a former official of the ANC Youth League had appeared in the Polokwane Magistrate's Court for allegedly shooting Boy Mamabolo, the current leader of the organisation.

Court Update
Life sentence for child rapist welcomed
Life sentence for child rapist welcomed

On Tuesday the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) welcomed a life sentence handed down to a 51-year-old man who raped the daughter of his friend.

Politics
Opposition parties walkout over Mbete
Opposition parties walkout over Mbete

Opposition party members walked out of the National Assembly on Tuesday evening, defying a ruling that the ANC be allowed to amend a motion of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

National Conversation
Lions on the loose: One shot
Lions on the loose: One shot

One of two lions roaming through Limpopo was shot by nature conservation officials on Wednesday.

Strange World
Swazi mom dumps baby
Swazi mom dumps baby

A mom accused of dumping her newborn baby in a pit toilet appeared in court on Tuesday.

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  • What next for MH370?What next for MH370?

    After six months, there is still no sign of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

  • Crazy government expenditureCrazy government expenditure

    We know it takes a lot of money to run a government and a country, but sometimes the amounts being tossed around like so many leaves could astound even the most lenient of tax payers...

  • New dinosaur species discovered in AfricaNew dinosaur species discovered in Africa

    Africa is not too familiar with rare discoveries of dinosaur bones... Especially bones of dinosaurs as large as those belonging to one recently discovered in Tanzania.

  • How to avoid mall robberiesHow to avoid mall robberies

    Gauteng is being hit hard by mall robberies, with 11 reported robberies in the last month alone, and, although it's a little like blaming the victim for the crime, perhaps you should consider avoiding malls entirely...

  • Jennifer Lawrence's nude pics: An assaultJennifer Lawrence's nude pics: An assault

    Social networks, tabloids, and even hard journalists have been going crazy since nude photos of Oscar Award-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and several other female stars were posted on the Internet over the weekend.

  • Lindiwe Sisulu sworn into Cabinet  Gallo Images Why rushed cadre deployment is bad for cabinet, country

    A look at why cadre deployment is not the best choice for government, and why it might be useful to reconsider how appointments to cabinet are made.

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