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Premier League club owner Prince Abdullah open to business with bin Laden family

Sheffield United owner Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad bin Abdulaziz Al Saud defended the reputation of the bin Laden family and said he would do business with them to bring Saudi investment into the Premier League club.

'I pleaded with her not to leave us', family of shot pupil speak out

A taxi feud has claimed the life of a 12-year-old pupil who was hit by a stray bullet in Katlehong, east of Johannesburg, this week.

THANGO NTWASA | Race is not the only issue in glamorous world of fashion

For as long as it's been mainstream, hip hop music has notoriously been a big brag fest.

Skinny Sbu Socks goes sporty

Celebrity businessman Sibusiso Ngwenya, known for his menswear accessory label Skinny Sbu Socks, says he has cleaned up his act.

A decade of hits from Donald

Donald celebrates 10 years as a solo artist in the music industry in style.

THEMBELA KHAMANGO | Banning spanking of kids will help break cycle of violence

I was spanked as a little girl right into my early teens, but I never felt or thought I was being abused by my mother.

Car guard recalls attack on friend

Car guard Samuel Diseko broke down when he recalled how his colleague Xolani Meswana was brutally assaulted and left for dead in the Johannesburg inner city last year.

Hawks peer into Floyd Shivambu's luxury Range Rover purchase: Report

EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu is allegedly under scrutiny over a luxury Range Rover Sport.

KWANELE NDLOVU | I'd rather have men slide into my inbox than being 'okapied'

A friend on social media recently asked, "What is the most stupid thing you ever did to get the attention of someone you liked?" and "Did it work?"

Blaklez opens up about his struggle with depression

Blacklez says after the death of his mom he made some pretty bad decisions.

THE EDITORIAL | Drug mule must expose her handlers

It was sad to watch as relatives of drug mule Nolubabalo "Babsie" Nobanda emotionally welcomed her back home yesterday after she spent eight years in a Thai prison.

FRED KHUMALO | TRC on the role of Mozambicans in SA's economy couldn't come at better time

Men were forcibly taken away from their families to work underground in the mines of Johannesburg

Girl (14) traumatised after months of rape by stepdad

The family members of a 14-year-old Limpopo girl who was allegedly raped several times by her stepfather have had their lives torn apart since the abuse came to light.

SABC wants TV licence price to rise

The SABC wants to hike TV licence fees by 5%.

Know your NPO status

The #KnowYourNPO Status campaign targets Non-Governmental Organisations.

Japan ready for Rugby World Cup despite some bumps along the way

The ninth staging of the Rugby World Cup, and the sixth in the professional era, is the first to take the sport away from its traditional base and into a new frontier.

7 things you didn’t know about: Nasty C

We round up seven things you didn’t know about multi-award winning rapper, Nasty C.

3 easy tips from an expert on maintaining a healthy afro

Hair influencer Akhona ‘Miss Acalaca’ Lali shares some of her top hair care tips.

Starting to invest doesn't have to be difficult

Getting into investing doesn't have to be difficult.

Five films to watch this Heritage Day weekend

This Heritage Day, the film industry is showing that local truly is lekker.

Zuma pays tribute to deputy minister Bavelile Hlongwa at Durban memorial

Before her death, deputy minister of mineral resources Bavelile Hlongwa requested a sit-down meeting with former president Jacob Zuma to pick his brain on some of the country's issues.

Woman out on bail after video showing her beating a child goes viral

A Mpumalanga woman has appeared in court after being accused of assaulting a teenage boy to an extent that he suffered a broken arm apparently after the victim had a quarrel with her child. Matshidiso Mtsweni, 35, from Phola Park Section of Ogies outside Emalahlani, was granted bail of R500 by the Ogies magistrate's court on Wednesday.

Land on which Sandton Gautrain Station was built bought irregularly - Herman Mashaba

The land on which the Sandton Gautrain station sits was irregularly acquired, City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has claimed. Mashaba, who tomorrow will be in court with the station’s landlord Cedar Park Properties 39 to defend the decision to cut the water supply to the station, has made startling allegations against the company.

14 arrested for pulling off a heist on a train heading from KZN to Gauteng

Fourteen people were arrested and have appeared in court after pulling off a heist on a Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) goods train near Estcourt, in central KwaZulu-Natal.

Trendy incubator opens its doors in Braam

Support for upcoming entrepreneurs is not always easily available. The Hive in Braamfontein hopes to change that.

Foodies rejoice: the American Express Dining Awards shortlist is out

After months of anonymous judging, 72 restaurants have been selected for the shortlist of the American Express Dining Awards.

Thabo Nodada relishing being back on the park after a long injury layoff

Diminutive Cape Town City midfielder Thabo Nodada is relishing being back on the park after a long injury layoff and is determined to savour more moments around the game.

Amy’Leigh 'was not well looked after' during ordeal, says cop

“Not even an animal would have survived in the place that child was kept.”

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