South Africa’s The Wound from director John Trengove has made the shortlist for best foreign language film.
Your morning briefing for 15 December 2017.
The N3 at Van Reenen’s Pass in KwaZulu-Natal has been closed following two multi-vehicle crashes and a four-kilometre-long diesel spill.
EFF leader Julius Malema believes ANC presidential hopefuls Cyril Ramaphosa and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma are “different sides of the same coin”, both of whom, Malema says, will sell the country to “capturers”.
Malema took to Twitter on Thursday night to outline his predictions for the ANC’s national conference on Saturday where the governing party will elect its new leadership.
He pegged the...
SA Rugby is reportedly seeking legal advice before removing Allister Coetzee from his post as Springbok coach.
The Presidency on Thursday said progress had been made in “moving South Africa forward,” while acknowledging it had been an “eventful year” for the country.In a lengthy statement on government’s assessment of itself, the Presidency detailed ‘progress’ and ‘challenges’ in the economy, education, the fight against crime and corruption, health, education and other key areas of governance.
Jacob Zuma is stepping down from the ANC presidency, leaving behind a trail of wanton destruction. A mess of unspeakable magnitude, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
President Jacob Zuma’s legal fees are almost as high as the amount he had to pay back for the Nkandla upgrades, at R6-million, the DA estimates. According to The Times, this is a conservative estimate by the party, which includes its own expenses in the State of Capture court case.
This week, the High Court in Pretoria ordered Zuma to pay the legal costs of opposition parties who brought the...
A Nigerian man was sentenced to three years and five months in prison by a U.S. judge on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to taking part in email scams to defraud thousands of victims around the world of millions of dollars, U.S. prosecutors said.
David Chukwuneke Adindu, 30, was sentenced U.S. District Judge Paul Crotty in Manhattan, according to an announcement from Acting U.S. Attorney Joon...
Public Health England launches a new campaign to get more people thinking about using condoms.
Police Minister Fikile Mbalula is expected to outline the processes involved in the appointment of a new head for the Hawks.
Steinhoff chairperson Christo Wiese has resigned from the company following the accounting-fraud allegations that have rocked it, leading to a drop in the share price by over 80%, Business Day reported.
The board accepted Wiese’s resignation on Thursday. He stepped in as interim CEO after the resignation of CEP Markus Jooste.
This follows an announcement by the company on Wednesday that it...
Theresa May was applauded by European counterparts at a dinner on Thursday, ahead of the EU decision.
City of Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille has been suspended by the DA from party activities pending the outcome of several investigations, News24 reported. De Lille has been asked to give the DA’s federal executive reasons why she should not resign as mayor.
This follows an investigation by a subcommittee which reportedly found “sufficient management and governance-related challenges prevalent...
Local entertainer Skolopad got social media all mixed up with emotions when on Thursday she tweeted that, when she grows up, she wants to be a “slut”.
When i grow up I’d like to be a Slut🙌
— #Queen.Skolopad 👑🐢 (@queenskolopad) December 14, 2017
Known for her penchant to show skin, the 32-year-old later tweeted that she did not mean to write “slut” but instead “slay queen”. She shifted the blame...
As the ANC elective conference kicks off this weekend and the festive season approaches, Uber has come under fire for “illegally” increasing its prices.
The family of a woman, who was the only crucial witness in a murder investigation, is still seeking closure more than a year after her death.
She is accused of taking out fraudulent bank loans and buying bitcoin to funnel cash to IS.
MultiChoice has launched a “full-scale investigation” after claims emerged this week that a female employee had been raped by colleagues in 2014.
The company said it noted “with grave concern very serious allegations” made on social media after a hashtag started circulating along with the name of the victim and that of one of the alleged rapists.
In a statement, MultiChoice said the incident...
Zimbabwe’s new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, is expected to use a conference of the ruling Zanu-PF party to consolidate his grip on power after Robert Mugabe’s shock ouster last month.
A worker in the Chinese city of Nanjing claims a colleague has bested the facial recognition technology on her new iPhone X — twice.
The woman, identified only by her surname Yan, told the Jiangsu Broadcasting Corp. that her co-worker was able to get into both phones — her original as well as the new one Apple gave her as a replacement, reports the South China Morning Post.
An Apple spokesman...