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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
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.

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Two of the fire victims were buried on Saturday morning.
Fire victims’ families unhappy with deaf school safety

Saturday 29 August 2015 17:41

Emotions were high during Katlego Diseko's funeral in Ramatlabama Village near Mahikeng.


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.


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.


DA has ‘big five’ in its sights for 2016 municipal poll: Maimane

Saturday 29 August 2015 18:41

The DA has “the big five” in its sights for next year’s local government elections, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Saturday.


Fly Africa to open new routes in East and West Africa

Saturday 29 August 2015 18:51

Southern Africa-focused low-cost airline Fly Africa will expand to fly new routes to destinations in East and West Africa, Gabon's president said on Saturday.


Young Scientists showcase their experiments at a Science Expo

Saturday 29 August 2015 18:32

South Africa is faced with electricity and water restriction; but young scientists are working hard to mitigate this.


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.


Bolt sweeps sprint golds with relay win in Beijing

Saturday 29 August 2015 17:27

Usain Bolt secured a sweep of the sprint golds at a world championships for the third time when he helped Jamaica's relay team to a fourth successive 4x100 metres title


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.


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

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