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Big drug bust at OR Tambo International

Police at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng have seized 143kg of cocaine with a street value of some R50 million, the SA Police Service (SAPS) said on Saturday.

Zim business laments looming power crisis
Saturday 29 August 2015 15:27
Steve Komphela is wary of Bloemfontein Celtic.
Komphela tags Celtic as favourites
Saturday 29 August 2015 15:15
Zim business laments looming power crisis
Saturday 29 August 2015 15:27
Steve Komphela is wary of Bloemfontein Celtic.
Komphela tags Celtic as favourites
Saturday 29 August 2015 15:15
South Sudan's president Salva Kiir signs a peace agreement in the capital Juba.
South Sudan's president Salva Kiir signs a peace agreement in the capital Juba.

South Africa

Big drug bust at OR Tambo International

Saturday 29 August 2015 16:11

Police at OR Tambo International Airport in Gauteng have seized 143kg of cocaine with a street value of some R50 million, the SA Police Service (SAPS) said on Saturday.

Africa

Zim business laments looming power crisis

Saturday 29 August 2015 15:27

Zimbabwe’s business sector has lamented the looming power crisis if the country’s biggest electricity producer ZPC goes ahead with a proposed shutdown of hydro-electricity plant Kariba Power Station.

World

The International Organization for Migration estimates a third of a million people have crossed the Mediterranean so far this year to wash up in southern Europe.
EU parliament chief attacks "cynical" states over refugee crisis

Saturday 29 August 2015 15:41

The "glaring failures" of some European countries to take in refugees are turning the Mediterranean into a mass grave and creating gruesome scenes at borders.

Politics

Tshediso Matona was unceremoniously suspended from Eskom in March.
Matona appointed National Planning Commission Secretary

Saturday 29 August 2015 12:50

Cabinet announced on Friday it had appointed former Eskom Chief Executive Officer Tshediso Matona to the National Planning Commission (NPC).

Business

Unit six of the station is contributing 800 megawatts of power into the national grid.
Unions blame construction companies for Medupi delays

Saturday 29 August 2015 12:17

Some labour unions are blaming construction companies for delays in the completion of the Medupi project.

Science

China passes new pollution law, sets sights on coal consumption cap

Saturday 29 August 2015 14:44

Legislators have approved amendments to China's 15-year-old air pollution law that grant the state new powers to punish offenders and create a legal framework to cap coal consumption.

Lifestyle

Zuma pays tribute to actor Roland Mqwebu

Saturday 29 August 2015 10:57

President Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to actor and entertainer Roland Mqwebu, who died on Friday following a long illness.

Sport

Steve Komphela is wary of Bloemfontein Celtic.
Komphela tags Celtic as favourites

Saturday 29 August 2015 15:15

Kaizer Chiefs head coach Steve Komphela said that the team must not only take advantage of the home ground in the MTN8 semi-final second leg game against Bloemfontein Celtic.

Opinion

SABC Group executive news and current affairs, Jimi Matthews.
All news demands informed context: Jimi Matthews

Friday 28 August 2015 09:46

In common with our counterparts abroad, South Africa are battling with declining viewers and listeners, writes Jimi Matthews.

National Days 2015

South Africa celebrates Women's Day on 9 August 2015 every year. Read the news and view multimedia relating to this year's events.

Oscar Pistorius Trial

All the latest news, exclusive insight and multimedia from the trial of Oscar Pistorius.

Marikana

34 people, mostly striking mineworkers, were shot dead and over 70 wounded in a clash with police on August 16, 2012.

Science & Tech Wrap

Weekly highlights of the latest science and technology news. Watch video wraps.

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