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This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.
Author: South African Weather Service
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:00 pm
Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here's a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today - completely free!
Author: TSA Daily Horoscope
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:00 pm
A freshly made roosterbrood, hot off the coals, is the perfect accompaniment to a braai and even better for breakfast the next day.
Author: James Olivier
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:04 pm
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said the total number of COVID-19 cases are at 177 124 as of Friday 3 July 2020.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:56 pm
Here we take a look at South Africa's four heavyweight world champions from the world of boxing.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:47 pm
Don't get left behind, catch up on Uzalo before new episodes air on 15 June 2020!
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:15 pm
If you missed the latest drama, you can watch the latest episode of Generations: The Legacy right here.
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:45 pm
Beyoncé's 'Black Is King' features South African stars like Moonchild Sanelly, Nandi Madida, Connie Chiume and others.
Author: Nolwazi Vezi
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:09 pm
Betway step into the void left by the termination of the longstanding relationship with Standard Bank which stretched back to the 1990s.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:08 pm
Today’s DAILY LOTTO jackpot is estimated at R350,000! The Daily Lotto is a lottery game that guarantees a jackpot for every draw.
Author: Lotto Results
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:02 pm
The Mac malware, known as 'ThiefQuest' also has spyware capabilities that allow it to grab passwords and credit card numbers.
Author: Riyaz Patel
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:00 pm
There's big money on the line tonight! R146 million is on the line. Here are your Powerball and Powerball Plus results for Friday, 3 July 2020.
Author: Lotto Results
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:00 pm
A succulent piece of Karoo lamb can be comfort food at its best, and even more so when roasted with savoury layers of potato and onion.
Author: Petrus Madutlela
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:32 pm
It’s alleged that Gauteng police officials forced the complainant to take them to his house. It is there they demanded R200 000.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:23 pm
It's been a long lockdown, and many of us will be ready for a road trip. But inter-provincial travel is so near, yet so far at this crucial stage.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:20 pm
Couldn't you catch the latest episode of Skeem Saam? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: July 3, 2020, 4:15 pm
Missed the latest episode? You can watch it right here!
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:45 pm
Check results for Friday's EuroMillions and UK Millionaire Maker draw from the National Lottery.
Author: EuroMillions Results
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:38 pm
Myrtle Clarke, Stobb's wife and also the other half of the ‘Dagga Couple’ was unharmed during the armed robbery on Friday.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:30 pm
It's time to reinvent the gem squash, but how? Add spices like cumin and paprika to the humble vegetable to make this gem.
Author: Antoinette Muller
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:24 pm
The man appeared before the Nelspruit Magistrate’s Court and released on R1 500 bail. The case has been postponed to 3 August
Author: Thabo Baloyi
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:23 pm
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was first hospitalised in April in his native North Caucasus region of Dagestan and was later transferred to a Moscow clinic.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:12 pm
Premier League champions-elect Liverpool were thumped by Man City in their first game since securing the title.
Author: AFP
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:08 pm
These treats are practically guilt free and effortless to put together. No-bake date squares suitable for any date.
Author: Gillian McAinsh
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:57 pm
With 100 workout modes and a long-lasting battery, the Huawei Watch GT 2e takes workouts to the next level. Here's what you need to know about Huawei's latest smartwatch.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:41 pm
The huge spike in coronavirus cases this week has left a number of South Africans fearful, and Ramaphosa has been asked about another 'Level 5 lockdown'.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 3, 2020, 2:23 pm
Petrol price increases and SASSA grants were amongst the most searched on Google South Africa this week. Here are the results from Google Trends.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:51 pm
Limited numbers of fans were allowed in the Suncorp Stadium and they enjoyed the Reds 32-26 nail-biter win over the Waratahs in the first Super Rugby AU match.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:42 pm
(Partner Content) As the old saying goes, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Would you really want to repeat the mistake of missing out on the best days – or weeks – in the market? Professional investors like Prudential have learned the lesson well, and are able to make the right decisions when conditions get tough. That’s how they make market-beating returns for their clients.
Author: Brandon Johnson
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:40 pm
Here are the KwaZulu-Natal suburbs set to be affected by Eskom load reduction on Friday.
Author: Siviwe Breakfast
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:29 pm
Eskom said it would be withdrawing from Orange Farm "due to protests, hostage situations and threats to our technicians". Here's what we know.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:09 pm
Former Prasa CEO Lucky Montana said Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is not committed to hearing the facts or the truth.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:04 pm
We bring you the latest sports news, look ahead to the action today and bring you results.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: July 3, 2020, 1:02 pm
Former Saracens fitness guru Andy Edwards is the latest addition to the Springboks technical staff.
Author: Siviwe Breakfast
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:52 pm
Want to propose to your true love but don’t know her finger size? Here are some clever ideas to secretly find out her ring size for the perfect engagement ring, without her getting suspicious.
Author: Nikita Cloete
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:14 pm
Tobacco industry giants FITA will fight back against the government, as the cigarette ban now heads to one of the highest courts in the land.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 3, 2020, 12:09 pm
Pravin Gordhan's desire to 'alter' a report into corruption at Eskom has put the EFF on high-alert, and they're asking the minister to call it a day.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:47 am
More learners will return to the classroom on Monday, as government continues its phased reopening of schools.
Author: Siviwe Breakfast
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:43 am
We may be getting animated stickers on WhatsApp soon. Here's what we know.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 3, 2020, 11:34 am
President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday in Mpumalanga, said we should hold one another accountable regarding lockdown guidelines.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:50 am
According to Premier Makhura, the Gauteng Government is looking at how it can restrict alcohol sales as they head for a 'harder lockdown'.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:35 am
Train commuters around Gauteng were forced to take alternative means of transport on Friday morning.
Author: Siviwe Breakfast
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:31 am
Yes, SomGaGa can cook, but critics say our entertainment industry has failed young talent as the same old faces are on screens.
Author: Naledi de Wee
Posted: July 3, 2020, 10:22 am
While students at universities across the country complete their first semester online, UFH students have taken to social media to express their concerns over struggles to complete their academic year.
Author: Madison Moulton
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:54 am
Between June 2017 and May 2018 police raids were conducted under Section 13(7) of the SAPS Act, which gave police intrusive powers.
Author: Ground Up
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:25 am
This could be the move that grounds SAA for good. According to reports, Treasury will no longer give the airline the cash it needs to carry on.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:23 am
VW Motorsport has unleashed its new GTC race car, the replacement to the previous season’s championship-winning Jetta.
Author: Avon Middleton
Posted: July 3, 2020, 9:07 am
Dan Plato says it is not uncommon for people to strip naked when trying to avoid eviction.
Author: Siviwe Breakfast
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:50 am
The Zeitz MOCAA contemporary art museum will be hosting an online music art and cocktail making event this Saturday. Here’s how you can join.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:48 am
Clicks say they ejected the man from their store, after he entered without a mask and became hostile towards the employees and fellow shoppers.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:45 am
A new video shows a Javan Rhino rolling around on his back in the muddy waters at the base of a waterfall in Indonesia.
Author: Erene Oberholzer
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:26 am
The rape incident occurred while the woman was walking alone to a bus stop in Mpumalanga. She was on her way to work.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:24 am
American reality star sets the bar for a prescribed beauty standard but British actress Jamil wants you to be empowered in your own body.
Author: Sacrée Kabeya
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:06 am
Supercar junkies, along with the international motoring world, will have their eyes firmly fixed on Modena in Italy come September when Maserati unveils its 'new era' in high-performance motoring.
Author: Shaun Gillham
Posted: July 3, 2020, 8:00 am
Following a dubious deployment, Cyril Ramaphosa has committed to keeping thousands of SANDF troops on the streets for the foreseeable future.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:57 am
The secret to these sticky spare pork ribs is to pre-cook and marinade them the day before. The result is a juicy meaty treat you can dig your hands into.
Author: Braai365
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:43 am
We know the hot-spots, but what about the regions that have remained largely coronavirus-free? Here are the least-affected places in South Africa.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:23 am
Suzuki's robust performance emerged despite challenging market conditions in the first month of trading after lockdown regulations were eased and generally soft June 2020 new vehicle sales.
Author: Shaun Gillham
Posted: July 3, 2020, 7:00 am
The ANC's National Chairperson says that the reinstatement will depend on engagements with Limpopo communities and the party's provincial structures.
Author: Luke Daniel
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:52 am
The 28.86-carat D-color diamond "possesses transparency and purity which can only be found in the world’s finest diamonds" and sold for a record price.
Author: Erene Oberholzer
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:40 am
'Little Fires Everywhere', starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington, is now streaming on Showmax.
Author: Erene Oberholzer
Posted: July 3, 2020, 6:09 am
Concern over a 'fitter' virus which is six times more capable of infecting human cells.
Author: AFP
Posted: July 3, 2020, 5:17 am
With COVID-19 infections rampantly on the rise in Gauteng, is the province set to return to hard lockdown regulations?
Author: Dan Meyer
Posted: July 3, 2020, 3:30 am
Wondering what the day has in store for your star sign? Here's a quick glance at horoscopes and more for today - completely free!
Author: TSA Daily Horoscope
Posted: July 2, 2020, 11:00 pm
This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.
Author: South African Weather Service
Posted: July 2, 2020, 11:00 pm
The number of cumulative COVID-19 cases in South Africa now stands at 168 061, along with 2 844 deaths and 81 999 recoveries.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 2, 2020, 9:02 pm
July marks the commemoration of Moral Regeneration Month, an initiative aimed at encouraging people to recommit to efforts of building communities grounded on positive values
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 2, 2020, 7:29 pm
Qolani said that the world needs to see his traumatic experience at the hands of City of Cape Town law enforcement officers in Khayelitsha.
Author: Ground Up
Posted: July 2, 2020, 7:11 pm
An investigation has been launched after a police officer allegedly shot and killed her colleague in Daveyton, Gauteng on Thursday.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:33 pm
Authorities are stumped after numerous elephants mysteriously died in Botswana.
Author: AFP
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:27 pm
Don't get left behind, catch up on Uzalo before new episodes air on 15 June 2020!
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: July 2, 2020, 6:15 pm
With social media a great place to spot trends, let's take look at which trainer styles dominate that visual culture club known as the 'Gram.
Author: Wiaam Jacobs
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:52 pm
If you missed the latest drama, you can watch the latest episode of Generations: The Legacy right here.
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:45 pm
A cocktail of banned substances were found in Aphiwe Dyantyi, who hasn't featured in top-level rugby in over a year.
Author: Siviwe Breakfast
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:22 pm
Short-form mobile video platform, TikTok, has become increasingly popular among locals who are always searching for new ways of creative self-expression.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:21 pm
Today’s DAILY LOTTO jackpot is estimated at R280,000! The Daily Lotto is a lottery game that guarantees a jackpot for every draw.
Author: Lotto Results
Posted: July 2, 2020, 5:00 pm
This is a moderately easy meal to prepare at home, with rich flavours in the steak's mushroom, brandy and butter sauce.
Author: Grant Hawthorne
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:32 pm
Along with the West Indies, England will sport the Black Lives Matter logo when the two nations meet in a Test series beginning 8 July.
Author: AFP
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:23 pm
The "Smokers Protest" will take place on Saturday, and there will certainly be fuel for the fire following Bheki Cele's remarks on the cigarette ban.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:19 pm
Couldn't you catch the latest episode of Skeem Saam? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:15 pm
Several animals, found in shameful conditions in a house in Somerset West, have been confiscated by the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:05 pm
The drive-in cinema experience is back in Cape Town. From 4 July you will be able to watch a feature film from the comfort of your vehicle.
Author: Tess Vengadajellum
Posted: July 2, 2020, 4:00 pm
At this turbulent time, how does South Africa shape up when it comes to activism, and young women activists in particular?
Author: Nokwanda Ncwane
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:50 pm
Missed the latest episode? You can watch it right here!
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:45 pm
Those visiting the SASSA website to check the status of their R350 grant were left disappointed on Thursday.
Author: Siviwe Breakfast
Posted: July 2, 2020, 3:29 pm
So, the government's 'back to school' operation is temporarily on the scrapheap. Here's what you need to know about returning grades and new approaches.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:56 pm
(Partner Content) The SHOUT Foundation is mobilising for safety yet again – this time for the safety of our country's brave health workers who risk infection every day as they go to work.
Author: The South African
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:56 pm
The deadline to accept the placements offered to successful candidates through the school admissions process is on Friday July 3.
Author: Dan Meyer
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:37 pm
Download 'Hue' as your weekly PC game freebie from the Epic Store this week. You have until 9 July.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:37 pm
The 29-year-old heavily-pregnant woman’s body was discovered hanging by a tree in Roodepoort
Author: Thabo Baloyi
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:28 pm
A number of players are out of contract in the PSL ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
Author: Siviwe Breakfast
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:25 pm
The children, found with a real gun in Mpumalanga on Wednesday, were between the ages of six and nine.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:14 pm
Creative pioneer Nthato Mokgata is turning up the volume as the 2020 Standard Bank Young Artist for Music at the Virtual National Arts Festival.
Author: Nokwanda Ncwane
Posted: July 2, 2020, 2:14 pm
GoPro recently revisited their top 10 human flight moments which includes people skydiving and wingsuit pilot Ben Dicko flying through a narrow hole.
Author: Erene Oberholzer
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:49 pm
Just days before a majority of school grades were meant to return to class, the Education Department has abruptly halted some of their plans.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:43 pm
More SAPS offices have reported COVID-19 infections and temporarily closed on Thursday, with satellite units in place to assist communities.
Author: Dan Meyer
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:38 pm
You can read the data in black and white, but looking at the COVID-19 hot-spots of Gauteng on these maps really rams home the severity of the situation.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:10 pm
With lockdown impacting heavily on personal finances, there is increasing temptation among vehicle and homeowners to cancel insurance coverage to help balance strained household budgets.
Author: Shaun Gillham
Posted: July 2, 2020, 1:01 pm
The Department of Public Enterprises named four unions that opted for South African Airways (SAA) severance packages. Three have objected.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: July 2, 2020, 12:48 pm
Gauteng needs to have created bed capacity of close to 10 000 by the time peak COVID-19 hospitalisation demand hits.
Author: Siviwe Breakfast
Posted: July 2, 2020, 12:40 pm
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