Back at work? Get your 'A' game on!

2015-01-14 05:00

Are you back at your desk, but feeling unfocused? Here are five steps to help you get back into the groove at work.

How to get your 'A' game on at work

2015-01-13 14:43

Are you back at your desk, but feeling unfocused? Here are five steps to help you get back into the groove at work.

Cape minstrel carnival back on track

2015-01-08 19:47

The annual minstrels' carnival parade will be held on 17 January, the City of Cape Town and the Cultural and Carnival Committee have agreed.

Boy, 7, drowns at Nature's Valley beach

2015-01-02 08:21

The body of a 7-year-old boy who drowned at Nature's Valley Beach near Plettenberg Bay has been found, after another 7-year-old boy drowned in the Boknes Lagoon near Port Alfred earlier on the same day, the NSRI says.

NSRI station damaged by New Year's flares

2015-01-01 18:02

A sea rescue station in Richards Bay has been damaged by distress flares fired by New Year's revellers.

150 New Year's emergency calls in Joburg

2015-01-01 11:05

Johannesburg emergency services received 150 emergency phone calls during the New Year's Eve, mostly for assaults, it says.

Zuma: 2014 was special

2014-12-31 19:15

President Jacob Zuma says 2014 has been a special year for all South Africans in his New Year speech to the nation.

Putin sends New Year's message to Obama

2014-12-31 14:46

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said in a New Year's message to US President Barack Obama that Moscow is looking for equality in bilateral relations next year.

TB Joshua to host memorial service for victims

2014-12-31 14:13

Nigerian pastor TB Joshua is to host a New Year's memorial service for South African relatives of those killed in a building collapse at his Lagos megachurch in September.

Beach parties and fireworks: World rings in the New Year

2014-12-31 11:40

Glittery fireworks, beach parties, and watching a giant pine cone drop- just some ways in which the world welcomes 2015.

Sydney spectacular to set off New Year revelry

2014-12-31 08:37

Australia's biggest city is preparing lead the world in welcoming the New Year with spectacular fireworks over Sydney Harbour, defying terrorist fears days after a deadly siege.

6 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve with kids

2014-12-30 13:05

Some awesome ideas for ringing in the New Year with the kids.

After turbulent 2014, next year may be no calmer

2014-12-27 22:14

From a financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flash points right into its final days, setting 2015 up to be just as turbulent.

December road deaths may reach 2007 level

2014-01-02 20:48

As the number of road deaths in December looks set to rise to the highest recorded since 2007, officials have called for a collective effort to reduce road accidents.


2013's news in six minutes

2014-01-02 12:45

Watch this six minute review that encapsulates the huge news moments of 2013.

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Dubai shatters fireworks record

2014-01-01 14:52

Dubai has shattered the world record for the largest ever pyrotechnic display on New Year's Eve, Guinness World Records says.

Pope stresses strength, hope in new year

2014-01-01 13:23

Pope Francis is offering "words of strength, courage and hope" as the world begins a new year.

Limpopo welcomes 54 new year's babies

2014-01-01 10:16

The Limpopo health department says 54 new year's babies were born in the province between midnight and 06:00.

Crystal ball drops as New York ushers in 2014

2014-01-01 08:36

The famed crystal ball has dropped in New York City's Times Square to ring in 2014, capping a worldwide wave of celebrations which included dazzling fireworks displays.

Global fireworks party welcomes in 2014

2014-01-01 07:24

The world has welcomed 2014 with a series of spectacular firework displays as a wave of pyrotechnic extravaganzas swept around the globe to celebrate the New Year.

Revellers usher in 2014 with fireworks

2013-12-31 21:02

From Sydney to Dubai, revellers have welcomed 2014 with extravagant fireworks displays, while London prepared to celebrate by spraying clouds of fruit-flavoured mist.

Joburg roads closed for New Year celebrations

2013-12-31 13:19

Several roads will be blocked off in central Johannesburg for various New Year's celebrations, metro police say.


How to get your 'A' game on at work

2015-01-13 16:22

Are you back at your desk, but feeling unfocused? Here are five steps to help you get back into the groove at work.

227 dead in Thailand from New Year road accidents

2015-01-03 12:02

At least 227 people died from road accidents in Thailand over the New Year holiday period, officials say.

Shooting at Canada New Year's party kills 1, injures 6

2015-01-02 16:24

At least seven people were shot at a New Year’s party in the Canadian city of Calgary, including one victim who has died of his wounds, reports say.

2015 begins: Shanghai tragedy, fireworks elsewhere

2015-01-01 22:06

Revellers have crowded New York's Times Square and converged on the beaches of Brazil and skyscrapers of Dubai to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014.

4 children rescued at Camps Bay

2015-01-01 14:05

Four children have been given medical treatment after they nearly drowned in three separate incidents at Camps Bay beach on New Year’s day, the NSRI says.

NYC rings in New Year with heightened security in Times Square

2015-01-01 11:05

Roughly a million revellers packed New York’s Times Square and rang in the New Year with the city’s annual crystal ball drop under unusually tight security for the nation’s biggest New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Quotes of the year

2014-12-31 16:08

A selection of quotes that defined the South African landscape in 2014.

Liberia suspends Ebola curfew for New Year's Eve

2014-12-31 14:13

Liberia's government has suspended for one night a curfew imposed to curb the spread of Ebola, so that New Year's Eve church services can go ahead.

Zuma's words of wisdom for 2015

2014-12-31 13:02

President Jacob Zuma has praised the progress the country has made in 2014 and called for unity and co-operation in his New Year's message.

Beach parties and fireworks: World rings in the New Year

2014-12-31 11:01

Glittery fireworks, beach parties, and watching a giant pine cone drop- just some ways in which the world welcomed 2015.

Celebrate New Year's Eve with kids

2014-12-30 13:09

Some awesome ideas for ringing in the New Year with the kids.

Snow brings chaos to Europe, but skiers rejoice

2014-12-28 21:42

Heavy snowfall has brought both chaos and joy across Europe, with around 15 000 people stranded overnight in the French Alps.

Speedos on standby for New Year river dip in Rome

2014-12-27 16:23

His figure-hugging black speedos at the ready, fast-food vendor Marco Fois is preparing to uphold a New Year's tradition and take the plunge into the murky waters of Rome's fabled Tiber river.

Surge in traffic expected on SA roads

2014-01-10 14:35

Traffic officers will be out in full force this weekend for an expected surge in traffic volumes as thousands return home ahead of the start of the school year.

Baby shot during Philippine new year party

2014-01-02 14:49

A three-month old baby boy has died after being accidentally shot during raucous new year celebrations in the Philippines, police say.

2 shot dead in new year's day attacks

2014-01-02 10:13

An acclaimed architect and an artist have been shot and killed by robbers in two separate attacks in the early hours of new year's day, according to reports.

Man shot dead while setting off fireworks

2014-01-01 14:21

A man has been shot dead and another injured while setting off fireworks on new year's eve, Gauteng police say.

Man stabbed to death in NYE fight

2014-01-01 13:04

A man has been stabbed to death following an argument with a group of men he had spent new year's eve with, Gauteng police say.


See our gallery of some of the most spectacular fireworks displays as the world marks the start of 2014.

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Cape Town marks NYE with 3D send-off of Mandela

2014-01-01 07:29

Cape Town has ended 2013 with a 3D video send-off of former president Nelson Mandela, as the nation entered the new year without its beloved icon.

Giant yellow duck explodes again

2013-12-31 22:25

A giant yellow duck on display in a northern Taiwan port has exploded just hours before it was expected to attract a big crowd to count down the new year.

Sydney ushers in New Year with a bang

2013-12-31 15:50

An estimated 1.5 million New Year's Eve revellers have thronged Sydney Harbour to watch 7 tons of fireworks light up the bridge and the Opera House.


Festivities to usher in the New Year are already underway in some parts of the world. See pictures of the celebrations here.

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