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Ben Ali officials were not hunted down and a law to ban members of his party from politics never made it past initial proposals. ( )

Tunisia's old regime hopes makeover can win election

In the corner of his office, Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi keeps a bust of Habib Bourguiba, who led the country in 1957 after its independence from France. It is a symbol, he says,

Sars' Pillay faces another suspension
Sunday 21 December 2014 09:53
Elders in the North West celebrate christmas
Sunday 21 December 2014 08:31
Sars' Pillay faces another suspension
Sunday 21 December 2014 09:53
Elders in the North West celebrate christmas
Sunday 21 December 2014 08:31
Win eases Swallows' relegation concerns
Sunday 21 December 2014 08:18
President Jacob Zuma's Uganda and Tanzania State visit will address issues of peace and security on the African continent
Zuma to visit Uganda and Tanzania
Sunday 21 December 2014 07:28

South Africa

Jopie Fourie's death by firing squad commomerated

Sunday 21 December 2014 10:15

The death of the Afrikaner rebel, Jopie Fourie, the last person in South Africa to be put to death by a firing squad for high treason a century ago, was commemorated this weekend in Pretoria.

Africa

Tunisia's old regime hopes makeover can win election

Sunday 21 December 2014 09:44

In the corner of his office, Tunisian presidential candidate Beji Caid Essebsi keeps a bust of Habib Bourguiba, who led the country in 1957 after its independence from France. It is a symbol, he says,

World

Gunman with possible revenge in mind kills two NYC police officers

Sunday 21 December 2014 06:35

A gunman ambushed and fatally shot two New York City police officers on Saturday and then killed himself, police said.

Politics

President Jacob Zuma's Uganda and Tanzania State visit will address issues of peace and security on the African continent
Zuma to visit Uganda and Tanzania

Sunday 21 December 2014 07:28

President Jacob Zuma will depart on a working visit to Uganda and Tanzania this weekend, the Presidency said on Saturday.

Business

Four Iranian tankers have discharged cargoes of gasoline products in the last two months in Syria's ports, traders said.
Iran's support for Syria tested by oil price drop

Saturday 20 December 2014 12:45

Oil production in Syria, which is under US and European sanctions, has dropped sharply since the start of the conflict and as insurgents have taken over energy installations.

Science

Up to 36 baby elephants plus lions and sables are being captured in Hwange National Park for export overseas.
Furore over possible baby elephants move

Saturday 20 December 2014 14:30

There is controversy over the possible export of baby elephants despite Zimbabwean authorities maintaining that they abide by international treaties when sending live animals abroad.

Lifestyle

'Holiday makers will be safe on KZN beaches': Police

Saturday 20 December 2014 18:24

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have deployed over 2000 officers to ensure holiday makers are safe.

Sport

Win eases Swallows' relegation concerns

Sunday 21 December 2014 08:18

An 86th minute header from Larry Cohen helped ease Moroka Swallows' relegation worries and increased those of AmaZulu with a 2-1 Premiership victory at the Moses Mabhida Stadium.

Opinion

Can Africa turn the "curse" of big animals into an economic blessing?

Saturday 20 December 2014 12:16

For many outsiders, Africa's big animals are among the natural wonders of the world and a major tourist draw but for Africans they are a curse.

National Days 2014

All the latest news on Reconciliation Day 2014.

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

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

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.

Lifestyle, Science & Tech Wrap

Latest technology, science and arts news highlights.

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