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'Song of the Year' legal challenge against SABC dropped

The public broadcaster on Tuesday said it is no longer legally prevented from revealing the results of its Song of the Year competition.

Greenmarket Square demonstrators to learn their fate in three weeks

The City of Cape Town will know in three weeks if it can enforce its own by-laws against a group of refugees camped on pavements in the city centre.

Modack, Booysen, two other accused file for discharge in extortion case

A group of alleged underworld figures led by Colin Booysen and Nafiz Modack asked the Cape Town regional court to throw out an extortion case against them on Tuesday.

SAPS had improper deal with vehicle tracking company: Mkhwebane

Tracker "improperly benefitted" from the use of state resources as a result of its agreements with the South African Police Service, said the public protector on Tuesday.

North West University closed as violence flares up on campus

Protest are spreading across the country as the South African Union of students intensify the call for a national shutdown at public universities. North West University in Mahikeng have had to close and send students packing  following violent protests. On Tuesday, students were told to vacate the campus and it is not clear as to when they will come back again.

Why AmaZulu coach Vukusic doesn’t care how many goals Ntuli scores this season

AmaZulu coach Josef Vukusic doesn’t care how many goals his top striker Bonginkosi Ntuli scores this season as long as his strikes help the basement club escape relegation.

Thailand coronavirus cases rise to 14

Thailand announced plans on Tuesday to screen all arrivals from China for symptoms of the coronavirus and confirmed six more infections among such visitors, taking its tally to 14, health officials said.

Filling Jesse Kriel's big shoes doesn't faze new Bulls centre Nafi Tuitavake

New Bulls centre Nafi Tuitavake is not daunted by the responsibility of filling the big shoes of departed Springboks star Jesse Kriel at Loftus.

'It’s enough - we can’t cope': Lesufi at memorial for Parktown pupil

It is becoming the norm to issue death certificates instead of matric certificates, said Gauteng education MEC Panyaza Lesufi on Tuesday at the memorial of Enoch Mpianzi.

Vernon Philander will leave a hole

Life for Vernon Philander has never been about the promise of a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.

SAA gets emergency funding from development bank

Cash-strapped state carrier South African Airways (SAA) will receive R3.5bn of emergency funding from the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the airline's business rescue practitioners said on Tuesday.

KZN education department to pay R30m to bail out schools with outstanding water and electricity bills

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education is set to pay R30 million to the eThekwini municipality to bail out schools with high municipal bills.

'I was getting emotional,' says Orlando Pirates star Vincent Pule

A weight has been lifted off Vincent Pule's shoulders after he found the back of the net for the second time this  season at the weekend.

Woman arrested after off-duty cop stabbed to death in North West

A 33-year-old woman was apprehended by police after an off-duty constable was found in a pool of blood in Rhodes Park near Mahikeng.

Veteran coach Clive Barker returns to AmaZulu

Former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker made surprise return to the AmaZulu camp at the weekend, drafted in to help give their beleaguered camp a lift as they lost at Orlando Pirates.

Tuck shop stabbings: two arrested for attacks on pupils

Two men aged 18 and 21 were arrested on Tuesday in connection with knife attacks directed at pupils from a high school in the Northern Cape.

SA opener Bird feels his U-19 teammates will raise the tempo against Bangladesh

SA U-19 opener Jonathan Bird is recognised as one of the brighter batting talents in the team, but that's an honour he's shipping off to his teammates Bryce Parsons and Luke Beaufort.

Owen Ndlovu withdraws 'Song of the Year' court bid against SABC

Owen Ndlovu has withdrawn his court application accusing the SABC of stealing millions from his company, Michael Owen Productions.

Motsepe apologises for his 'Africa loves Donald Trump' comments

Businessman and philanthropist Patrice Motsepe has apologised for his comments about Africa "loving" US  President Donald Trump.   “Africa loves America, Africa loves you and it's very important for America to do well. We want you to do well and the success of America is the success of the world,” he said at the time.

Tearful Djokovic pays tribute to 'mentor, friend' Kobe Bryant

Serbian tennis great Novak Djokovic teared up on Tuesday as he paid tribute to late basketball star Kobe Bryant, describing him as a "mentor" and a "friend" for the past 10 years.

50 killed in militia clashes in C. Africa town

Clashes between rival armed groups in Bria, a strategic town in eastern Central African Republic, have left dozens dead, a senior official said on Tuesday.

I've not retracted my decision to suspend Mathebe and Da Gama, says Lebogang Maile

Gauteng cooperative governance and traditional affairs MEC Lebogang Maile says he has not retracted his decision to suspend DA councillors in Tshwane and Johannesburg but has given the leadership of these cities the responsibilities to deal with the two.

Mkhwebane wants parliamentary process into her removal postponed

Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane wants the parliamentary process into her removal from office to be temporarily halted.

Fresh warning about ‘grape sellers’ who mug motorists when they stop to buy on N1

Buying grapes from roadside sellers along the N1 outside De Doorns is potentially dangerous.

Hottnoise ensures influencers and artists earn profits from their content

The difficulties of starting a career in music and entertainment can be strenuous.

Timothy Omotoso case to resume on February 24

Nigerian pastor Timothy Omotoso and his two co-accused will stand trial in February, the Port Elizabeth High Court heard on Tuesday.

Sundowns ranked the eighth best in Africa and 83rd in the world, ahead of Wits and Pirates

Mamelodi Sundowns have been ranked the eighth best in Africa and 83rd in the world by The International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), who compile an annual poll of the top international clubs, but the Premier Soccer League has been given a thumbs down in the ranking of the strongest league.

Zahara gets first acting gig in local film

Musician Zahara has hung up her guitar for a young minute to step in front of the camera and make her acting debut.

Barman, accused of pulling knife, bites finger-pointing cop

Two men were arrested after they allegedly attacked police officers at a pub in Brandfort over the weekend.

Mmusi Maimane's movement aims to give SA pupils 'a fighting chance in maths & science'

Mmusi Maimane says the time for talk is over, as his movement seeks to give schoolchildren a “fighting” chance to pass subjects like maths and science.

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