4 hrs ago
Student found dead after ransom paid
"I thought she would come back home safely." These were Vinolia Kekana's sad words after she had just learnt about her friend Philasande Ngum's death.
6 hrs ago
L.A. Watts Times
South Africa: Winnie Mandela forced auction flops
There were no bidders and no locksmiths willing to force entry for a scheduled auction Tuesday to sell artworks and other belongings of Nelson Mandela's ex-wife. The bid to force Winnie Madikizela-Mandela to pay an old debt for school fees for her grand-niece failed.
6 hrs ago
Mail & Guardian
Book extract: After apartheid comes ordinary
Achmat Dangor re-examines the 'struggle years' and their aftermath in a brand new collection of short stories, Strange Pilgrimages.
Wed May 22, 2013
Joburg, a construction site of development
'Corridors of freedom" is set to become the catchphrase in Joburg. This was announced by City of Joburg mayor Parks Tau as he delivered the city's record R40 billion 2013/14 budget, revealing that the city will resemble a massive construction site as R100bn is spent on infrastructure over the next 10 years.
Department's lawsuits stack up to R164m
The Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development faces multiple lawsuits totalling more than R160 million for defaulting on rent and not honouring contracts with service providers.
Globe and Mail
Governor-General finds Canadian visa restrictions still rankle some ANC members
Canada's Governor General David Johnston reviews the honour guard during the official welcoming ceremony in Cape Town May 21, 2013 with Table Mountain looming in the background.
Tue May 21, 2013
Uganda News Picks
Winnie Mandela's Forced Auction Cancelled
The South African police cancelled a forced sale of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's possessions to pay off her debts on Tuesday because they were unable to gain access to her house.
Leading violinist to play for KZNPO
The KZN Philharmonic Orchestra's Winter Symphony Season has opened to a resounding start with conductor Daniel Boico leading the KZNPO in a symphonic illumination of the themes of love, life and death.
Gentle rebel takes back the power
Power games: Vuyani Dance Theatre s Shawn Mothupi , Sizwe Mgqwanti , Roseline Keppler, Phumlani Mndebele, Lulu Mlangeni, and Sherwin Road in front of the Gauteng Legislature in the poster image of Luyanda Sidiya s Dominion.
Taxi driver in court for punching cop
A Soweto taxi driver was expected to appear in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday after allegedly punching a metro police officer over a fine on Monday.
Vuyo Mbuli: A man of humility
The first thing 'Morning Lives' anchorman Vuyo Mbuli does when he walks into his holiday home on Port Alfred's luxurious marina, is to open the doors leading to the terrace nestling against the Kowie River and draw the curtains wide open.
Mon May 20, 2013
Lake Wylie Pilot
South Africa: Mandela name pulled into politics
Nelson Mandela, old and frail, lives in seclusion in his Johannesburg home. Beyond the high walls of the house, the fighting over his image and what he stood for has already begun.
Scorned woman guilty of murder
The woman who hired two men to burn down her love rival's house was found guilty of murder and arson on Friday.
SA-born Miss USA visits family in Soweto
Miss USA Nana Meriwether is expected to visit a Soweto school this week before jetting home to the States on Thursday.
Sun May 19, 2013
'For art's sake let's keep Didcot's iconic cooling towers
DIDCOT'S iconic cooling towers should live on as an adventure park and giant mural, according to a woman inspired by a redundant power plant in South Africa.
Ramphele fills two key Agang posts
Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele has announced two high-profile additions to her staff - veteran journalist Thabo Leshilo and Absa banking executive Nkosinathi Solomon.
Sat May 18, 2013
Tyson grabs spot in stand-up contest
JOVIAL: Tyson Ngubeni from Diepkloof, Soweto, is the latest contestant to proceed to the next stage of Comedy Central s amateur stand-up comedy contest.
Council takes on 'illegal' Dr Love
The Health Professional Council of South Africa has lodged a formal complaint against gay activist Mveleli Namgamso Gqwede, popularly known as Dr Love.
The Las Vegas Sun
South Africa: Winnie items for sale
Dozens of paintings, a silver tea set and other items belonging to Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie will be auctioned to pay off debts she owes to a South African school.
Revealed: SA's 12th official language
To this day South Africa is dominated commercially by two languages, namely English and Afrikaans.