‘Drunk’ cop claims to have been framed

2015-08-30 23:02

THE Mid-Illovo policeman photographed asleep in his van with a bottle of liqour between his legs claims he was framed, a claim that police unions, politicians and even community policing forum members have ridiculed.

‘Best job in the world’

2015-08-30 23:02

A PIETERMARITZBURG man is taking the international world of mountain biking by the handlebars with his first-class track designs.

Mandela grandson facing assault charge - report

2015-08-30 22:17

A grandson of late former president Nelson Mandela, accused of raping an underage girl, also faces an assault charge, according to a report.

Philippine sect members block off main highway in Manila

2015-08-30 22:07

Thousands of members of a Christian sect in the Philippines have brought traffic along the capital's main highway to a standstill, demanding a halt to an investigation of their leaders on charges of detaining a dismissed pastor.

Bashir to visit China despite international arrest warrant

2015-08-30 21:04

Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir is expected to travel to China for a four-day visit, the foreign ministry says, defying an international warrant for his arrest.

EU convenes emergency migration talks amid calls for more action

2015-08-30 21:03

European Union's interior ministers are to hold emergency talks on September 14 aimed at improving the bloc's response to the current migration crisis.

Tourists not biting despite weak rand

2015-08-30 19:50

With the weaker rand – which took another tumble over the past few days – business should be looking good for Mpumalanga tourism operators. But it isn’t.

Fire in Saudi oil company apartment building kills 11

2015-08-30 19:16

Eleven people have been killed and 219 injured in blaze in a high-rise apartment building leased by Saudi oil company Aramco in the eastern city of Khobar, the country's civil.

Be careful on roads - Zuma

2015-08-30 18:59

President Jacob Zuma has called for extraordinary caution and strict adherence to the rules of the road following the death of 36 people when a bus overturned on the R408 in the Eastern Cape.

China seizes 620 turtles, tortoises smuggled from Vietnam

2015-08-30 18:06

Chinese border patrol officials have seized 620 wild turtles and tortoises - 510 of them considered endangered - that were found alive in a shipment of frozen seafood from Vietnam.


SA researchers honoured

2015-08-30 23:02

GROUND-BREAKING research, excellence and innovation were rewarded when three University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) professors received awards for their work in various fields this week.

Sewrams seeking closure

2015-08-30 23:02

AS evidence unfolds in the high court trial of two alleged killers of murdered Pietermaritzburg doctor Bhavish Sewram, his parents and widow are putting on brave faces although the process is painful for them.

CAR court bars transitional govt members from polls

2015-08-30 22:07

Central African Republic's constitutional court has confirmed the exclusion of past members of a transitional government from running for office in presidential and parliamentary elections due in October.

Man shot twice on N1 highway

2015-08-30 21:08

A man in his 30s was in a serious condition after being shot twice in the chest on the N1 near the Allendale off-ramp in Midrand, paramedics say.

Pressure on Malaysian PM mounts as ex-leader backs protests

2015-08-30 21:03

Pressure has mounted on Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak as influential former leader Mahathir Mohamad threw his weight behind mass protests demanding the premier's ousting over a financial scandal.

12 poaching groups in Kruger at any given time - minister

2015-08-30 20:00

There are 12 active rhino poacher groups in the Kruger National Park at any given time, with 749 rhino killed across SA thus far in 2015, Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa says.

Egypt summons British envoy over criticism of Jazeera trial

2015-08-30 19:16

Egypt's foreign ministry has summoned the British ambassador over his criticism of prison sentences handed to three journalists from Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera.

Hospitalised migrant children in Austria 'vanish'

2015-08-30 19:16

Three Syrian children hospitalised with severe dehydration after being rescued in Austria from a van packed with migrants have "vanished" with their parents, police say.

Man rescued hanging from rope in Hout Bay harbour

2015-08-30 18:59

A man has been found hanging on a rope between two fishing trawlers in Hout Bay harbour, the National Sea Rescue Institute says.

Two killed in KZN crash

2015-08-30 18:00

Two men have died and four others injured after a bakkie rolled several times off the R74 outside Ladysmith in KwaZulu-Natal.

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