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Oscar battles to escape from court
Oscar battles to escape from court

Oscar Pistorius, now a convicted man, battled to get away from the High Court in Pretoria on Friday as a crowd had gathered outside, waiting for him to leave, cellphones in hand.

  • Oscar guilty of culpable homicideOscar guilty of culpable homicide

    Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius has been found guilty of culpable homicide according to Judge Thokozile Masipa's ruling in his murder trial in the High Court in Pretoria.

  • Zuma: I can review Protector's findingsZuma: I can review Protector's findings

    On Thursday, in a written reply to Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's reminder that he failed he heed her findings on his Nkandla home, Zuma said he could not and should not give a blanket acceptance to her reports.

  • Madonsela not aware of Maphatsoe apologyMadonsela 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.

Crime
Road rage suspect held
Road rage suspect held

A man from Lenasia was arrested by police on Thursday for alleged involvement in a road rage attack, which saw a man shot dead.

Court Update
Minors to appear for prostitute's decapitation
Minors to appear for prostitute's decapitation

The Durban Regional Court will on Friday hear the case of three minors involved in the murder and decapitation of a woman.

Politics
No land expropriation = anarchy
No land expropriation = anarchy

Leader of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Julius Malema, said on Thursday that South Africa would descend into anarchy if the State did not start expropriating white-owned land without paying compensation.

National Conversation
SIU: Architect to blame for Nkandla costs
SIU: Architect to blame for Nkandla costs

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has firmly pointed its finger at architect Minenhle Makhanya for the soaring cost of upgrades to President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home.

Strange World
Massive solar storm heading for Earth
Massive solar storm heading for Earth

A huge magnetic explosion on the sun as birthed a solar storm, and reports say it is heading for Earth.

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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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