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The UN Secretary General, Ban ki-Moon.
UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. ( )

UN chief’s Middle East trip defended

The United Nations (UN) has rejected any notion of impropriety in the Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon travelling to the Middle East on a Qatari sponsored chartered aircraft.

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Axe murder case returns to court

Thursday 24 July 2014 06:19

The trial of former Blue Bulls' rugby player, Phindile Joseph Ntshongwana, who is accused of killing four people with an axe, is expected to resume in the Durban High Court on Thursday.


West African states pledge regional anti-Boko Haram force

Thursday 24 July 2014 06:16

Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon pledged on Wednesday to mobilize a joint force to tackle the growing regional threat posed by Boko Haram Islamist militants operating mainly in Nigeria.


Leaders of Taiwan, China offer condolences for 48 dead in plane crash

Thursday 24 July 2014 06:48

The leaders of rivals China and Taiwan expressed condolences on Thursday for victims of a TransAsia Airways turboprop plane that crashed during a thunderstorm the previous day.


Trollip urged to resubmit Parliamentary question to Masualle

Thursday 24 July 2014 07:49

Eastern Cape speaker Noxolo Kiviet has ruled that provincial DA leader Athol Trollip should resubmit a Parliamentary question to Premier Pumulo Masualle.


Brent steady above $108, supported by China factory activity

Thursday 24 July 2014 07:00

Brent crude was steady above $108 a barrel on Thursday.


NASA puts out a call for satellite communication services on Mars

Thursday 24 July 2014 06:26

In what may be the ultimate in long-distance telephone service, NASA on Wednesday put out a call for a commercially owned and operated satellite network on Mars.


Kirk Whalum, Stoddart set to blow away SA fans

Wednesday 23 July 2014 10:30

Grammy Award winner Kirk Whalum returns to South Africa with fellow artist John Stoddart.


Spin-heavy Sri Lanka win toss, bat first in second test

Thursday 24 July 2014 06:34

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final test against South Africa on Thursday.


Entrepreneur & motivational speaker Billy Selekane.
Opinion: In business; should you follow your passion or the money?

Wednesday 23 July 2014 11:52

We speak to Entrepreneur & motivational speaker Billy Selekane on the whether to follow your passion in life or to find something that will bring you more money when pursuing a career or business.

2014 FIFA World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup took place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Catch some of the highlights of the tournament here.

Rivonia Trial Anniversary

The Rivonia Trial, during which ten leaders of the ANC were tried for 221 acts of sabotage, took place between 1963 and 1964. The trialists were arrested at Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, Jhb.

National Days 2014

All the latest news on Youth Day and Youth Month.

Celebrating 20 yrs of freedom

South Africa was freed from the shackles of apartheid and the first democratic elections were held in 1994. A journey of freedom is documented in this special feature.

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