• News
    Reuters

    Two French women sentenced in Nicaragua to eight years in jail -rights group

    A judge in Nicaragua's capital, Managua, on Thursday sentenced two French citizens to eight years in jail, according to a human rights group, on charges of conspiracy amid a wave of convictions against relatives of jailed or exiled opponents. Jeannine Horvilleur and her daughter Ana Alvarez, the wife and daughter, respectively, of an exiled opposition leader, were arrested last September and charged with conspiracy and undermining the nation's integrity, an accusation that President Daniel Orte

  • Sport
    SowetanLIVE

    Form for form as Sundowns meet their match

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    The Citizen

    'Scandal!': Could Dintle's husband, Reggie be her father?

    Viewers of e.TV’s Scandal! finally witnessed the character Dintle, played by Mapaseka Koetle-Nyokong having a happy ending during her TV wedding on Tuesday evening. For over a week, the anticipation of Dintle’s nuptials to Reggie, played by veteran actor Makhaola Ndebele was reaching a fever pitch for fans and it was generally an exciting time for soapy fans.

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    TimesLIVE

    Ronald Lamola clears the air on inmates 'studying for free at varsity'

    Justice and correctional services minister Ronald Lamola has rubbished suggestions inmates will receive free tertiary education from government after passing matric. This week Lamola announced the matric pass rate for those behind bars was 87.5%, an improvement of 10.5 percentage points from the previous year. This is higher than the overall national pass rate of 80.1%, a trend for several years. While some congratulated the inmates on their achievements, others claimed they would continue their

  • Business
    ewn.co.za

    Joburg City Power disconnects electricity to Reef, Johannesburg hotels

    JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg City Power said it disconnected electricity to The Reef and The Johannesburg hotels as it continues its revenue collection drive. The utility kicked off the campaign last week when it disconnected power to businesses in Alexandra. City Power said that it targeted five customers, who collectively owed R24 million, including a block of flats that was disconnected in 2022.

  • Style
    TimesLIVE

    'The end justifies the means': Health MEC Phophi Ramathuba defends her leadership style

    Limpopo health MEC Phophi Ramathuba has defended her style of leadership after a video of her scolding nurses and management at Rethabile Clinic in Polokwane drew mixed reactions. In the video Ramathuba can be seen reprimanding staff for their poor management and sitting idle while patients waited in long queues. Speaking on 702, Ramathuba said she made the decision to adopt a style of leadership in which she makes unannounced visits to see what patients are experiencing. As they always say, the

  • Sport
    TimesLIVE

    WATCH | Lyle Foster's Burnley transfer announcement draws praise, as SA fans 'take over' the club

    English football club Burnley won the internet this week with their announcement that Bafana Bafana and former Orlando Pirates player Lyle Foster has joined their squad. The English Championship log leaders confirmed the signing of Foster from KVC Westerlo in Belgium on Wednesday night for an undisclosed fee. LancsLive reported the fee to be around €7m (R131m) with the potential to rise to €10m (R187m) if Burnley are promoted to the Premier League.

  • Entertainment
    Associated Press

    Shakira’s Super Bowl outfits, lyrics coming to Grammy Museum

    Shakira’s two outfits worn during a Super Bowl halftime performance, her handwritten lyrics and her heavily crystalized electric guitar are among the items that will be on display for a museum exhibit in Los Angeles. The Grammy Museum announced Thursday that the multi-Grammy winner will have her first exhibit opening on March 4. The exhibit called “Shakira, Shakira: The Grammy Museum Experience” will feature 40 artifacts from her personal archive in the museum's permanent Latin music gallery.

  • Business
    The Citizen

    RAF CEO, board ordered to pay costs from own pockets in High Court matter

    Road Accident Fund (RAF) CEO Collins Letsoalo and the board of directors have been ordered to personally pay legal costs by the Mpumalanga High Court, in an unprecedented judgment for the troubled transport entity. The fund fired its team of attorneys, leaving its work in disarray and without a plan for its court cases. RAF failed to execute its duties Judge Francis Legodi's Tuesday judgment came after the RAF failed to attend trials and pre-conference hearings despite numerous notices over a pe

  • Celebrity
    TimesLIVE

    Princess Eugenie announces she's expecting her second child

    Princess Eugenie, the youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, has announced she is expecting her second child. Eugenie, the niece of Britain's King Charles III, took to her Instagram page to share the good news with her 1.6-million followers on Monday. The news was confirmed by Buckingham Palace in a statement.

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    TimesLIVE

    Key witness in Soweto tavern allegedly murdered

    A key witness in the Soweto tavern massacre was allegedly abducted at gunpoint by four people posing as police officers and has been missing since then. Khotso Suwane was allegedly abducted by three men and a woman pretending to be police detectives at Jerusalem, an informal settlement in Roodepoort, last week Thursday. Suwane, a member of the infamous Basotho gang, Terene ea Chakela, was a key witness in the deadly mass shooting that led to the deaths of 16 tavern patrons in Nomzamo Park, Sowet

  • Sport
    The Citizen

    'Fadlu is at Pitso's level,' says Mkhonza of Maritzburg United coach

    Local football analyst Siphiwe “Dr Mnandi” Mkhonza believes Maritzburg United coach Fadlu Davids is at the same level as Pitso Mosimane. Davids was re-hired by Maritzburg after they parted ways with John Maduka following a string of bad results. Since his return, Davids has got the Blue Hearts humming again and won two games on the spin.

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    ITN

    Will jokingly chastises Kate: Excuse me, too much nattering

    Prince William jokingly chastised his wife whilst visiting a food bank to see how families are being supported during the cost-of-living crisis. The Prince of Wales interrupted a conversation between Kate and volunteers, quipping: 'Excuse me, too much nattering going on over here", before offering to come back and help "without the entourage". .

  • Entertainment
    SowetanLIVE

    SPOTLIGHT | 'Mummies' releases; 'Kings of Joburg' back; Oscar buzz as nominee list is finalised

    This week Spotlight covers an exciting variety of interviews, new releases and the nominations for 2023’s Oscars. The delightful new release at cinemas this week is Mummies, an animated comedy set in present-day London, starring three Egyptian mummies who try to find a stolen ring belonging to the royal family. Directed by Juan Jesus Garcia Galocha (Tad the Explorer, Strings), Mummies features the voice cast of Sean Bean, Eleanor Tomlinson, Hugh Bonneville and Joe Thomas.

  • Business
    TimesLIVE

    Dunlop offers container workshops to 48 kasi entrepreneurs — here's how you can apply

    The company has more than 80 branded container stores employing about 400 people. “We help dealers take their business to the next level, from entry-level enterprises serving the man-in-the-street to fully-fledged businesses that can support the taxi industry and government departments.”

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    The Citizen

    Two lucky lotto winners: Domestic worker plans to 'buy bigger house'

    Two lucky people have become millionaires after winning Lotto jackpots in January. One of the winners is R25 million richer after bagging the Lotto Plus 1 jackpot on Saturday, 21 January 2023. From retail worker to millionaire The player from Cape Town, who bought his ticket at a Pick n Pay store, said he is not going to tell anyone he is a lotto millionaire.

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    TimesLIVE

    Respect the rule of law, say police after truck and bus torched in KZN

    Police have urged northern KwaZulu-Natal communities to refrain from violence as plans are in place to address the theft and smuggling of vehicles to Mozambique. This comes after a truck, allegedly from Mozambique, and a bus were torched on the R22 between Hluhluwe and Mbazwana, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday when communities protested against cross-border crimes. It is alleged communities from Hlabisa, Umhlabuyalingana and other areas next to the Mozambique border are fed up with little to

  • Sport
    TimesLIVE

    Rashford 'unstoppable', says Man U boss Ten Hag after first leg win against Forest

    Forest thought they had quickly restored parity at the City Ground after catching United out on the counter but Sam Surridge's effort was ruled out for offside after a VAR review. United capitalised on that reprieve by doubling their lead just before half time, on-loan striker Wout Weghorst netting his first goal since joining the club after Antony's shot had been well saved. The second goal killed off Forest hopes of a comeback and Bruno Fernandes added a late third to keep United well on cours

  • Business
    The Citizen

    Report: Days numbered for Toyota Land Cruiser 70-series' V8

    With no replacement currently in sight, a report from Australia has alleged that Toyota will soon be bringing to a halt the 4.5 D4-D turbodiesel V8 engine powering the venerable Land Cruiser 70-series. Forget six-cylinders as well A staple of the 76 station wagon, 79 single single cab and 79 double cab, but not the 78 Troopy, since debuting in 2013 with a single turbocharger compared to the twin-turbo setup employed in the now discontinued Land Cruiser 200, the V8’s future has been doubtful ever

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    The Citizen

    Motorists urged to avoid N14 to Pretoria due to protest action

    The protest has affected traffic along the N14 route which has been barricaded with rocks and burning tyres extending travelling time Motorists have been urged to avoid the N14 towards Pretoria due to reports of protest action It is understood traffic is heavily congested along the route with extended delays in travelling time. Protest There are reports that the N14 from Johannesburg to Pretoria has been barricaded with rocks and burning tyres.

  • News
    Reuters

    Tennis-Djokovic's father seen posing with fans carrying Russia flags

    Australian Open organisers have issued a reminder to players and their entourages about their policy on "inappropriate flags" after a video emerged showing Novak Djokovic's father posing for pictures with fans holding Russian flags. Four fans with "inappropriate flags and symbols" were questioned by Victoria Police following Wednesday's quarter-final between Djokovic and Russia's Andrey Rublev.

  • News
    TimesLIVE

    Third time unlucky for poacher as he is sentenced to 32 years in jail

    The Skukuza regional court on Thursday convicted and sentenced a man who had been arrested in the Kruger National Park on three separate occasions to an effective 32 years' imprisonment for poaching-related offences. Forster Lubisi, 43, was convicted of three counts of trespassing, two counts of possession of a prohibited firearm with a serial number obliterated, possession of ammunition, possession of a dangerous weapon, killing of a rhino and possession of an unlicensed firearm. Lubisi was fir

  • Sport
    The Citizen

    Chicken Inn clear air on Chiefs transfer ban saga

    Kaizer Chiefs will not be serving any bans from Fifa for now and they have fulfilled their side of the bargain to Chicken Inn. This was confirmed by the Zimbabwean side after news of Chiefs’ possible transfer ban broke earlier this week. According to a Fifa ruling, Chiefs would be banned from participating in the transfer market for three consecutive windows had they not fulfilled their obligations to Chicken Inn.

  • News
    TimesLIVE

    Western Cape cops arrest two suspects who 'killed' ANC MP's wife

    One knocked and a family member opened and asked the man for his name. “(The family member) asked if he could help him and the man said he is looking for the man of the house. The family member told him I was not home and the man said,  'But he was here the whole weekend'. The man told the family member to call my wife.

  • Politics
    ITN

    NATO: Putin made big strategic mistake in underestimating us

    NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg has said "Putin underestimated Ukrainians when he invaded Ukraine, but he also made a big strategic mistake of underestimating NATO and NATO allies." On Wednesday, Germany and the US mobilised tanks to be sent to Ukraine - a move Russia declared to be a "new level of confrontation".

  • News
    The Citizen

    'I don't want to die now,' says Limpopo councillor after gunmen spray his house with bullets

    The life of Seun Mogotji, the general secretary of the Bolsheviks political party of South Africa, is allegedly under threat. Yesterday Limpopo police spent the better part of the day probing allegations that someone was baying for his blood. Mogotji did not sleep a wink.

  • Sport
    The Citizen

    Roos back in Stormers No 8 jersey as Dobson mixes it up for Ulster clash

    Coach John Dobson has completely overhauled his Stormers team for Friday night’s United Rugby Championship match against Ulster in Belfast, with kick-off at 9.35pm. Prop Ali Vermaak will play his 50th match for the Stormers while fit-again Evan Roos, who played off the bench last weekend, is back in the starting team. Changes Also, Jean-Luc du Plessis will wear the No 10 jersey for the first time this season with Manie Libbok still out, and he’ll have exciting Sacha Feinberg-Mngomezulu next to h

  • News
    TimesLIVE

    Meghan Cremer accused acquitted of murder but guilty of theft

    The court acquitted Sias of murder but found him guilty of theft and defeating the administration of justice. CCTV cameras had recorded Cremer leaving home on the Vaderlandsche Rietvlei farm in Ottery just after 6pm on a Saturday. At the time a friend, Linda Mohr, told TimesLIVE that Meghan was “snuggled up and ready for bed”, playing with her new dog, when they spoke by phone earlier that evening. Cremer worked as a manager at a bakery in Woodstock, grew up in Knysna and studied microbiology at

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    TimesLIVE

    'Formula E grand prix is Cape Town's biggest event since 2010 World Cup'

    Banner pointed out that the new Gen3 cars that started the season in Mexico City earlier this month accelerated quicker than their F1 counterparts going from zero to 200kmph. The top speed of 322kmph was not far off the 350kmph of F1. Uber had joined as a partner to help with public transport. Banner added there was a secondary system that included generators running on bio-fuel.

  • News
    TimesLIVE

    Man shoots himself in chest at Fourways shooting range

    A man, believed to be in his 40s, sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his chest at an indoor shooting range at Tactical HQ in Fourways, Johannesburg, on Wednesday. Emer-G-Med paramedics responded to a shooting where a man was found in a critical condition and was transported to a nearby medical facility for further care. A source said the man was well-known at Tactical HQ. Owner Tim Bronkhorst declined to comment.

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    SowetanLIVE

    Cape Town council briefed on plan to shield residents from loadshedding

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    SowetanLIVE

    Sundowns told to retain 'rare breed' Jali as contract ends

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    SowetanLIVE

    Pretoria East alleged racial assault case postponed for further investigation

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  • Business
    Reuters Videos

    Why China's luxe shoppers are shunning the West

    STORY: Lockdowns have lifted, and China’s shoppers are out in force again. That’s good news for the luxury brands that depend on Chinese spending. But it might not be quite such good news for the Western retailers who once welcomed droves of high-spending tourists from the country. Because experts say more Chinese are choosing to do their shopping for luxe goodies at home. The resort island of Hainan is luring consumers with duty-free retail. Shoppers at one mall in Sanya city were enjoying the

  • Business
    SowetanLIVE

    Medmart, BabyBug face music on claims of PPE price collusion

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    TimesLIVE

    Lawyer accuses witness of lying about CFO 'dictating' deviation memo used to pay Nulane R12m

    Edeling accused him of lying, as Dhlamini was a senior manager in the department who wouldn't go to her juniors offices. “She doesn't go to people's offices, they come to her office,” Edeling said. Cezula responded that he also found it bizarre that Dhlamini came to his office.

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    TimesLIVE

    Alleged KZN taxi 'hitman' dies in shoot-out with police

    A suspected taxi hitman wanted in connection with eight murders in the industry has been killed in a shoot-out with police in Durban. Police spokesperson Col Robert Netshiunda said officers from the rapid rail police unit and the provincial investigations and tracking task team conducted an operation at Seaview, where the 35-year-old man was cornered at a house in the area on Monday.

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    SowetanLIVE

    Amakhosi speedster Sekgotla shrugs off diving as part of the game

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    The Citizen

    US should respect the independence and sovereignty of African countries

    Amid the high-profile African visit this week by US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, I hope our leaders bring up the impact the Joe Biden administration’s proposed Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa Bill, is bound to have on the continent. SA’s International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor has called for the legislation to be scrapped, describing it as “totally unwarranted – an intrusion that goes against international law”.

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    TimesLIVE

    Flavio Hlabangwane to make further admissions in 'body in fridge' trial

    The prosecutor, senior state advocate Johan Badenhorst, accepted the plea on two of the charges, except for the murder charge. Badenhorst cited that it was prudent for the state to tender evidence to expand on the allegations levelled against the accused.

  • Business
    The Citizen

    These Gauteng municipalities owe Eskom over R8 billion

    As Eskom battles its exacerbating cash flow crisis, the parastatal has told The Citizen Gauteng municipalities owe the state-owned entity over R8 billion. This is 18% of the R50 billion owed to Eskom by municipalities and government departments across the country up until November last year. President Cyril Ramaphosa said at the time, the R50 billion owed to the ailing utility must be recovered.

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    The Citizen

    Divisive influencer Andrew Tate says his being framed

    Romanian prosecutors on Wednesday further questioned divisive influencer Andrew Tate over alleged human trafficking and rape, with the British-American national denouncing the case brought against him as void. There’s no evidence in my file, because I’ve done nothing wrong. Everybody knows I’m innocent,” Tate, surrounded by a slew of reporters, shouted after the hearing by Romania’s anti-organised crime and terrorism directorate (DIICOT) ended.

  • Sport
    TimesLIVE

    LIAM DEL CARME | The RFU is tackling a tricky issue with its new law

    It's perhaps what you've come to expect from the haughtily named the RFU (Rugby Football Union). Without properly consulting their constituents, they are set to make a change so fundamental to the game on their shores, it is likely to shake it to its foundations...

  • Business
    The Citizen

    Load-lugging Mercedes-Benz Sprinter upgraded with new model

    Showcased in its current third generation four years ago, Mercedes-Benz has introduced a new version of its iconic Sprinter van buyers will be able to snap-up from February. Replacing the 516 CDI that filled the gap between the 319 CDI and the top-spec 519 CDI until now, the new Sprinter 517 CDI, as before, only comes in panel van bodystyle and in standard wheelbase form with no extended length being offered for now.

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    The Citizen

    AA: Attitude towards seatbelt refusal needs ending

    A refusal to buckle up, which still is prevalent among many South African, requires better enforcement and drastic action against those unwilling to adhere to one of the basic road safety laws. This is according to the Automobile Association (AA) following not only the release of the recent festive season accident fatalities, but also a report in 2021 that ranked South Africa within the top countries whose drivers are most reluctant to wear seatbelts.

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    The Citizen

    Eskom launches second phase tender for renewable energy producers

    Eskom has launched a tender for the second phase of its land lease parcels for independent power producers (IPP) renewable energy producers. The power utility said in a statement on Thursday that in December, it issued a Request For a Proposal (RFP), as part of the second phase of the Land Leasing Programme for four land parcels in Mpumalanga. Eskom has also estimated that the land put to tender can yield up to 500MW of new generation capacity from IPPs.

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    Associated Press

    New barrage of Russian strikes in Ukraine kills at least 11

    Russia fired more missiles and self-exploding drones at nearly a dozen Ukrainian provinces early Thursday, causing the first war-related death in Kyiv this year and killing at least 11 people overall, according to Ukrainian authorities. The attacks adhered to Russia's recent pattern of striking power plants and other critical infrastructure about every two weeks. The spokesperson for Ukraine’s State Emergency Service, Oleksandr Khorunzhyi, said that in addition to the dead at least 11 people w

  • Sport
    TimesLIVE

    Blast from the past: Shoes and Fish shoot Bafana Bafana into Afcon semis

    1963 — Indian golfer Papwa Sewgolum wins the Natal Open and receives his R800 cheque and trophy outside in the rain because he wasn't allowed in the clubhouse because he was not white. Minister of community development PW Botha claimed later Sewgolum did not have permission to compete.

  • Business
    The Citizen

    WATCH: New Toyota Fortuner shows face ahead of Mzansi launch

    The latest version of South Africa’s favourite SUV, the Toyota Fortuner, is ready to be rolled out in local show rooms in February. Watch reveal of updated Toyota Fortuner Toyota Motors South Africa (TSAM) gave the media and industry leaders a sneak peek of the updated Fortuner at its annual State of the Motoring Industry in Kyalami on Thursday.

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