Samro under fire over Dubai investment

2018-08-12 06:00

A failed investment in Dubai has cost South African musicians R48 million and this week Samro again failed to produce a promised forensic report into the debacle, leaving its members irate and accusations flying, Charl Blignaut reports.

Success recipe: New Porsche Macan breaks cover

2018-07-25 13:30

Porsche has unveiled the new version of its luxurious Macan compact SUV, boasting three-dimensional LED tail light strip and LED headlights as standard.


2018-06-13 11:45

Actress Connie Ferguson has shown that she is a woman of many talents.

Ajay Gupta spotted in India, but no sign of action from local authorities

2018-05-14 13:08

Ajay Gupta is reportedly back in his Indian hometown of Saharanpur, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, after last being spotted in Dubai.

UAE says military presence on Yemen's Socotra 'distorted'

2018-05-07 05:16

The United Arab Emirates, facing criticism from top Yemeni allies over its presence on the island of Socotra, has said its role on the strategic Yemeni territory had been "distorted".

Dirco confirms arrest of SA businessman in Dubai after Gupta video

2018-04-11 15:40

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation has received confirmation from the South African Consulate General in Dubai that South African businessman Justin van Pletzen has been detained.

Gupta fight goes to Dubai

2018-04-01 06:20

Prosecutors are taking the state’s battle against the Guptas to Dubai, where officials have asked the United Arab Emirates government to preserve an amount of R169m that the family allegedly stole and transferred out of South Africa.

#TBT: When the Bugatti Veyron and McLaren F1 met for the first time

2018-03-15 16:00

In today's #ThrowbackThursday, we look back at the very first time the McLaren F1 and Bugatti Veyron met in one of the most memorable Top Gear episodes.

70 years of Porsche sports cars

2018-01-29 08:36

Fast, puristic, emotive... for 70 years, the Porsche brand has been synonymous with sports car construction at the highest level.

F1 in Schools Challenge: Learners to represent SA in Dubai

2017-12-07 06:41

The Siyokhela Junior Secondary School has won the national 'F1 in Schools Challenge' in Johannesburg. Team Bonad, comprised of five learners, will represent SA in Dubai.


Police recover stolen $20m rare blue diamond that was smuggled out of Dubai in a shoe box

2018-07-26 20:23

Dubai police have recovered a rare blue diamond worth $20m that was stolen by a security guard and smuggled out to Sri Lanka in a shoe box.

Porsche sets new delivery record in the first half of 2018

2018-07-16 10:37

With 130 598 vehicles delivered worldwide in the first six months of 2018, Porsche AG has exceeded the previous record set last year by another 3%.

Gupta saga: Masutha, UAE ambassador working on extradition agreement

2018-05-16 14:17

The Department of Justice and the United Arab Emirates are currently working on a bilateral extradition and mutual legal assistance agreement, Justice Minister Michael Masutha has revealed.

Saudi detains 'thousands' for months without trial: HRW

2018-05-07 05:16

Official data from the interior ministry, analysed by HRW, has shown that authorities had detained 2305 people for more than six months without referring them to court.

Ajay Gupta himself laid complaint against SA businessman in Dubai - source

2018-04-13 10:57

Despite Ajay Gupta appearing friendly and jovial in his exchange with SA businessman Justin van Pletzen in Dubai, a source has revealed that it was Gupta himself who opened a case of invasion of privacy against Van Pletzen.

Pillars of Sand Part 1: The Gupta temple and the man-on-top loader

2018-04-09 12:16

The Guptas have built a lavish temple in India, paid for with money laundered through their companies in Dubai and India. In this multi-part series, we dip into the wash, rinse and repeat cycle employed by the family to move their money between SA, Dubai and India.

British inner-city teacher named world's best, wins $1m prize

2018-03-19 05:13

Briton Andria Zafirakou, who works in a school in one of the UK's poorest areas, has won the $1m Global Teacher Prize for 2018 at a star-studded ceremony in Dubai.

Can the Guptas escape the long arm of the law?

2018-02-20 14:20

Just how close the Guptas have become to the ruling Dubai monarchy, could play a role in whether they are extradited to South Africa to face trial for the alleged crimes they have committed.

This is how many cars Porsche sold in 2017

2018-01-12 11:14

Porsche sold 10% more cars in China in 2017 compared to the previous year and says its new Cayenne SUV 'promises further growth' in 2018.

Fleetwood, Rose take final swings

2017-11-12 06:05

The European competition reaches a climax at the Race to Dubai as 60 golfers vie for the title and a share in a whopping R72 million prize.

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