WATCH | ‘We don’t really know what it is’: zoo adopts alien-like creature
on October 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm
The Paris zoo’s latest attraction is a brainless, eyeless, single-celled organism with no limbs or stomach but more than 700 genders.
Unpaid legal fees delay Judge Hlophe tribunal proceedings
on October 18, 2019 at 5:30 pm
Soon after announcing that the tribunal investigating gross misconduct by Western Cape Judge President John Hlophe was set to resume proceedings on Monday, the Judicial Conduct Tribunal on Friday announced that the hearings had been halted once again.
Power cuts in George after 3-year-old electrocuted
on October 18, 2019 at 4:45 pm
The George municipality in the Western Cape said on Friday that it was forced to cut power to the Dube area after the electrocution of a three-year-old earlier this week.
Toyota Ultra-Compact BEV to premiere at Tokyo Motor Show
on October 18, 2019 at 4:30 pm
To reduce the amount of emissions produced by vehicle-based transportation, Toyota has developed an ultra-compact battery electric car to provide owners with an eco-friendly short distance mobility option
Government boo-boo sees wrong version of energy plan published
on October 18, 2019 at 4:09 pm
The department of energy says it published the incorrect version of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) in the Government Gazette on Friday morning, and will shortly publish an erratum along with the cabinet-approved version.
Shape up or ship out, Ramaphosa warns civil servants
on October 18, 2019 at 4:06 pm
President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned government employees who do not want to work to step aside or be removed.
News24.com | Rise in trafficking of Ivorian women, girls to Europe
on October 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm
An increasing number of women and girls from Ivory Coast are being trafficked to Northern Africa and Europe, the International Organization for Migration warns.
Joburg’s M2 freeway to reopen on November 4
on October 18, 2019 at 3:42 pm
The newly refurbished M2 highway in Johannesburg will be reopened to commuters on November 4, City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba announced this week.
Man stabbed to death at Umhlanga hotel was a top surgeon
on October 18, 2019 at 3:20 pm
The 51-year-old man who was found stabbed to death in the corridor of a plush Umhlanga hotel has been identified as top orthopaedic surgeon Dr Melvin Naidu.
Pupils drown during primary school beach outing
on October 18, 2019 at 3:16 pm
Two primary school children drowned at Eastern Beach in East London on Friday, police said.
SA high commission in London labelled ‘headquarters of racism’ in Wikipedia edit
on October 18, 2019 at 2:58 pm
The South African High Commission in London is the “headquarters of racism” – if a sneaky Wikipedia edit is to be believed.
Liverpool match can spark Manchester United revival, says Solskjaer
on October 18, 2019 at 2:52 pm
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer believes the visit of rivals Liverpool to Old Trafford on Sunday could help galvanize his struggling side to pull themselves out of their alarming slump.
Barcelona-Real Madrid clash postponed amid Catalan crisis, set for December 18
on October 18, 2019 at 2:46 pm
Barcelona’s rescheduled La Liga game at home to Real Madrid is set to take place on December 18 as both clubs came to an agreement after the match, due to be played on October 26, was postponed amid violent political demonstrations in Catalonia.
Forgotten F1 Friday: Footwork FA12
on October 18, 2019 at 2:44 pm
Welcome back to Forgotten F1 Friday: a nostalgic look back at some of the more interesting cars to compete in motorsport’s premier racing formula
Union calls for disbandment of elite unit after claims of cops killing cops
on October 18, 2019 at 2:29 pm
The South African Policing Union called for the immediate disbandment of the specialist National Intervention Unit after claims its members killed fellow policemen.
Coach Kaitano Tembo gets SuperSport focused on another cup
on October 18, 2019 at 2:28 pm
SuperSport United coach Kaitano Tembo wants his players to forget about MTN8 success and turn their attention to the Telkom Knockout‚ which starts with a tricky clash against defending champions Baroka FC.
MEC calls for law to take its course after grade 12 pupil stabbed six times
on October 18, 2019 at 2:15 pm
A matric pupil was rushed to hospital after being stabbed six times by a classmate at Mmabatho near Mafikeng, in North West, after a fight on Thursday.
Cape Town’s boat builders on the crest of the technological wave
on October 18, 2019 at 1:59 pm
SA boat builders are at the forefront of the fourth industrial revolution, according to deputy transport minister Dikeledi Magadzi.
MPs slam Mogalakwena municipality’s ‘sabotage’ during VBS investigations
on October 18, 2019 at 1:56 pm
Parliament’s portfolio committee on cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) on Friday said that its efforts to uncover how the VBS Mutual Bank scandal had affected the Mogalakwena municipality in Limpopo had been “sabotaged”.
Sewage pushes E.coli levels in Vaal to dangerous levels, environmental group says
on October 18, 2019 at 1:54 pm
Sewage pouring into the Vaal River system is having a major ecological impact and creating a heath risk – and resulting in dangerously high E.coli levels.
Former Proteas batsman Gulam Bodi sentenced to five years in jail
on October 18, 2019 at 1:40 pm
Gulam Bodi, who played three limited-overs internationals for South Africa, was sentenced to five years in jail on Friday after pleading guilty to eight charges of corruption.
US astronauts embark on the first all-female spacewalk
on October 18, 2019 at 1:32 pm
US astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir made history on Friday when they stepped outside the International Space Station (ISS) on the first all-female spacewalk.
Benni McCarthy feels Kaizer Chiefs TKO tie comes at right time to end dubious record
on October 18, 2019 at 1:25 pm
Cape Town City boss Benni McCarthy says his side have a lot to try and correct after losing to Kaizer Chiefs at home in the league earlier this season‚ and says their clash with Kaizer Chiefs in the Telkom Knockout on Saturday could not come at a better time.
Durban man escapes as car bursts into flames on freeway
on October 18, 2019 at 1:19 pm
A Durban man was lucky to escape after his car caught alight on the N2 freeway on Friday afternoon.
WATCH | VBS, ratings and Ramaphosa support: MPs grill David Mabuza
on October 18, 2019 at 1:18 pm
Deputy President David Mabuza faced a challenging Q&A from opposition parties in parliament on Thursday.
‘A line was crossed,’ says parliament over Bishops sex scandal
on October 18, 2019 at 1:09 pm
Parliament’s basic education committee has condemned the alleged actions of former Bishops teacher and water polo coach Fiona Viotti, who is accused of having had a sexual relationship with a pupil, saying that regardless of the boy’s age, “a line was still crossed”.
Enough talk of ghosts and hosts for the Springboks: it’s time to beat Japan
on October 18, 2019 at 1:07 pm
The spectre of an early Rugby World Cup (RWC) exit has loomed large over the Springboks almost from the very start of the tournament.
Two female hawkers arrested after assaulting Joburg metro police
on October 18, 2019 at 1:06 pm
Two hawkers who were selling their goods to children outside a school in Doornfontein have been arrested, the Johannesburg metro police department said on Friday.
At least 28 killed in Afghan mosque blast
on October 18, 2019 at 1:04 pm
At least 28 worshippers were killed and dozens wounded by a blast inside an Afghan mosque during Friday prayers, officials said, a day after the United Nations said violence in the country had reached “unacceptable” levels.
Top award for SA swimmer
on October 18, 2019 at 12:55 pm
SA swimmer Erin Gallagher scooped the best female athlete award handed out by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) in Doha on Thursday night‚ a Swimming South Africa (SSA) official said on Friday.
News24.com | Cleric charged over ‘illegal detention’ at boarding school in Nigeria
on October 18, 2019 at 10:05 am
Police in northern Nigeria charged a cleric with operating an “illegal detention centre” after scores of young men were rescued from his Islamic school where they were tortured and chained.
News24.com | Malawi police probe officers over rape allegations
on October 17, 2019 at 7:28 pm
Malawi police on Thursday announced the launch of an inquiry into allegations by rights groups that its officers raped and tortured women during demonstrations over presidential election results.
News24.com | Hundreds of Kenya schools to be shut down after deadly collapse
on October 17, 2019 at 7:38 am
About 300 informal schools to be closed after eight children were killed when a school collapsed in Nairobi, which officials blamed on poor construction and overcrowding.
News24.com | Nigerian president vows crackdown on abusive Islamic schools
on October 16, 2019 at 5:39 pm
Nigeria’s president ordered a crackdown on abuse at Islamic schools, after a second police raid in less than a month revealed men and boys subjected to beatings, abuse and squalid conditions.
News24.com | Nigerian painting fetches 1.1m after Google search
on October 16, 2019 at 8:42 am
A painting by the Nigerian artist responsible for the “African Mona Lisa” sold at auction in London on Tuesday for £1.1m after the family who owned it googled the signature and realised its importance.
News24.com | WATCH | Mozambique holds peaceful election after violent campaign
on October 16, 2019 at 6:31 am
Mozambique voted in a general election hailed by the president as a sign the country was progressing “peacefully”, as fears the poll could be marred by violence proved unwarranted.
News24.com | In the dark: Electricity a ‘luxury’ in poor Madagascar
on October 15, 2019 at 4:30 pm
Raymond Rakotondrasoa surveys the charred remains of his mud and thatched-roofed house in Madagascar.
News24.com | Tunisia election: New President Saied promises to fix economy
on October 15, 2019 at 1:42 pm
Tunisia’s newly elected president Kais Saied won by a landslide and offers new hope that ailing economy will be fixed.
News24.com | Nigeria says no ‘time limit’ on border closure for goods
on October 14, 2019 at 5:35 pm
Nigeria’s customs chief says a ban on goods coming into the country across its land borders will last as long as it takes for neighbours to stem the flow of smuggled merchandise.
News24.com | Amnesty decries ‘climate of fear’ for Nigeria journalists
on October 14, 2019 at 1:22 pm
Amnesty International says journalists in Nigeria are operating under a “climate of fear”, after 19 reporters were detained by security forces this year.
News24.com | The trials and joys of travelling in overloaded malaichas to Zimbabwe
on October 14, 2019 at 4:42 am
Minibus taxis or malaichas, with their trailers filled with goods, offer a glimmer of hope for desperate people trying to make a living.
News24.com | Media magnate, law master face off in Tunisia presidential vote
on October 13, 2019 at 9:33 am
Almost a month since the launch of Tunisia’s presidential vote and whittled down from more than 20 candidates, conservative law professor Kais Saied and media magnate Nabil Karoui face off before the country’s electorate of seven million.
News24.com | UN joins search for missing DR Congo cargo plane
on October 12, 2019 at 8:08 pm
UN forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have sent three aircraft to help search for a DRC government cargo plane with eight people on board.
News24.com | Jihadist attacks kill seven in Nigeria: local sources
on October 12, 2019 at 2:39 pm
Four civilians and three soldiers have been killed in attacks in northeastern Nigeria blamed on jihadist fighters, local residents and militias said Saturday.
News24.com | Burkina violence forces 267 000 to flee in last 3 months – UNHCR
on October 12, 2019 at 8:17 am
Violence in Burkina Faso has caused more than a quarter of a million people to flee their homes over the last three months, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says.
News24.com | Plane veers off runway in Kenya, leaving some injured
on October 12, 2019 at 7:24 am
An aircraft flying 55 people from Kenya’s capital to tourist attraction Lamu island veered off the runway during takeoff, skidding into some trees and leaving nine injured, aviation officials say.
News24.com | OPINION | Economic chaos is causing a food security and humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe
on October 11, 2019 at 2:04 pm
It’s true that Zimbabwe’s food economy has been transformed over the past 19 years. Aggregate production of maize has certainly declined, and imports have become more frequent, writes Ian Scoones.
News24.com | Homosexuality to be punishable by death in Uganda
on October 11, 2019 at 12:12 pm
Uganda has announced its plans for a Bill to be passed that will impose the death penalty on homosexuals, according to a report.
News24.com | WATCH | Ethiopian PM wins Nobel Peace Prize
on October 11, 2019 at 9:36 am
The son of poor villagers, a spy boss, and now the man behind dizzying attempts to reform Africa’s fastest-growing economy and heal wounds with Ethiopia’s neighbours, Abiy Ahmed has seen an unpredictable and peril-strewn rise to fame.