South African sprinter Simon Magakwe has been banned for two years for refusing to submit to an out-of-competition doping test.
Expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is not appealing his expulsion from the labour federation, its president S’dumo Dlamini has said.
South African Transport and Allied Workers Union Gauteng secretary Chris Nkosi was shot and killed last night in Johannesburg.
Wide-scale looting erupted across Durban’s townships last night as tensions fuelled by anti-foreigner rhetoric boiled over.
Former Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has quashed rumours that she would return to South Africa to stand for the top position in the opposition party.
In a night of vagina jokes, naughty humour and a crotch grab at the irreverent MTV Movie Awards, teen cancer romance The Fault In Our Stars walked away the big winner.
Kanye West was mobbed by fans after jumping into a lake while performing in Armenia.
Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille will not be available for re-election after eight years at the helm.
After nearly a month of protesting, sit-ins and relentless meetings, the statue of Cecil John Rhodes will finally be removed, University of Cape Town (UCT) Vice Chancellor Max Price announced.
Protesters and most bystanders at the Paul Kruger statue in Church Square, Pretoria, agreed on one thing: the statue should not be removed.
Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema should be arrested for calling for the destruction of statues, singer Sunette Bridges said today.
Fifa president Sepp Blatter has called for tougher punishment for teams and associations found guilty of racism and discrimination and said monetary sanctions were increasingly ineffective.
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I’m busy working on Saturday’s babalaas when I get an SMS from a government spin doctor: “King Goodwill Zwelithini is going to talk about the xenophobia at KwaHlongwa near Maphumulo in a couple of hours’ time.”
It’s almost as if you need never ask about the origins of Africa; there never was a time when Africa was not here.
The rest of Africa is Simply, Better, Faster than South Africa, to borrow a phrase from Standard Bank, one of the big four banks that are minting it on our continent.