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.

West Rand teen dies after New Year's bash

2015-01-02 18:27

A 14-year-old West Rand girl has died after a New Year's celebration.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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