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.


As 2013 draws to a rapid close, see pictures of 10 of the year's biggest news stories.

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Cities get ready to kick off glitzy global party

2013-12-31 09:05

Tons of explosives will light up the skies across the globe as Sydney kicks off a wave of spectacular fireworks to usher in 2014, from Hong Kong to Cape Town and record-chasing Dubai.

Don't be a New Year's fool

2013-12-31 05:00

New Year's Eve. Auld Lang syne and all that. But this evening of fun and laughter is not without its dangers.

Cape Town counts down to bumper NYE

2013-12-27 15:22

The City of Cape Town is pulling out all the stops for New Years Eve celebrations.

Durban beachfront finally gets new kiosks

2013-11-26 09:39

Durban beachfront kiosks that have been standing vacant for almost three years have finally been leased out, promising a retail boost tourists can look forward to.

Skinny drinks

2013-01-07 11:23

Enjoying a few drinks does not have to mean packing on pounds this year.

The (New Year's) resolution myth

2012-01-12 14:54

Chef Caro de Waal shares her resolutions with you.

Concern over teenage mothers

2012-01-01 14:42

The KwaZulu-Natal health department has voiced its concern at the number of teenagers among the mothers who have given birth on New Year's Day.

Deadly storm hits KwaZulu-Natal

2012-01-01 14:42

One person has been killed by lightning, another has died as a result of flooding, and three others are missing after a freak thunderstorm hit northern KwaZulu-Natal on New Year's Eve.

2011 ended better than it started - Zuma

2011-12-30 14:20

President Jacob Zuma says visible progress has been made in 2011, and has urged South Africans to make 2012 a year of unity.

Beauty resolutions for a new you

2011-03-30 12:00

Start your beauty routine afresh and you'll soon reap the benefits of flawless skin.

Japanese emperor greets 1 000s

2011-01-02 08:20

Japan's Emperor Akihito has appeared before thousands, calling for world peace and wishing them a happy new year.

38 New Year babies born in KZN

2011-01-01 10:30

Thirty-eight New Year babies have been born in KwaZulu-Natal, the provincial health department says.


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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Nasa's extraodinary NYE greeting for Times Square

2013-12-31 10:59

Nasa astronauts will help ring in 2014 by sending greetings from space and from Earth to the crowd gathered in New York's Times Square on New Year's Eve.

Strange New Year's customs from around the world

2013-12-31 05:00

The New Year's custom in Johannesburg of throwing furniture out of windows of tall buildings has been voted one of the strangest customs world-wide to bid farewell to the old year and ring in the new.

Authorities gear up for New Year festivities

2013-12-30 22:14

Law enforcement agencies have appealed to revellers to abide by the law as they prepare to usher in the New Year.

SA makes list of strange NYE customs

2013-12-28 12:12

The New Year's custom in Johannesburg of throwing furniture out of windows of tall buildings has been voted one of the strangest customs worldwide.

World's most expensive cities for New Year's Eve

2013-12-27 10:56

A survey done by a French travel website has pegged the following ten cities as the most expensive for NYE. What will you be doing to ring in 2014?


Chinese new year

2013-02-11 15:31

China celebrates the start of the Year of the Snake with a week full of festivities.

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World ushers in new year with a bang

2012-12-31 13:41

Sydney will kick off a wave of dazzling firework displays welcoming in 2013 from Dubai to Paris and London.

2012 Beauty tips...A new you

2012-01-09 12:00

Kick-start the new year with this 2012 beauty routine that will guarantee you that radiant glow you've always wanted.

3 hurt in crash caused by fireworks

2012-01-01 14:42

Three people were injured when a bakkie hit a lamppost after a passenger was struck by fireworks in Bloemfontein on New Year's Eve, paramedics say.

World rings in 2012 in blaze of fireworks

2012-01-01 07:21

The world has rung in 2012 with a string of spectacular firework displays watched by millions, as revellers chose to overlook what the global economic crisis might have in store.

Cape Town limits fireworks sites

2011-12-29 18:00

The City of Cape Town has made available eight sites where fireworks may be used on New Year's Eve, and says it will have a "zero tolerance" approach to the illegal discharge of fireworks.

Brain can sabotage resolutions

2011-01-04 10:23

There's a biological reason a lot of our bad habits are so hard to break - they get wired into our brains.

46 new babies born in Eastern Cape

2011-01-01 13:40

Forty-six New Year babies have been born in the Eastern Cape, the provincial health department says.

Millions gather to ring in New Year

2011-01-01 08:59

Dazzling fireworks lit up Australia's Sydney Harbour and Japanese revellers released balloons carrying notes with people's hopes and dreams as the world ushered in 2011.

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