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The Fly SAX group, which consists of SA Express employees, have submitted a successful R50 million offer to purchase the airline.
Author: Dan Meyer
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:56 am
The Joker malware, also known as Bread, is one of the most persistent threats Google has dealt with since 2017.
Author: Farrial Isaacs
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:47 am
You might have to read these figures from behind the sofa: The unemployment rate has soared in the previous quarter, after lockdown took its dramatic toll.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:47 am
Suzie, the orphaned zebra filly has been given a home at a resort in Namibia. Read all about her story over here:
Author: Erene Roux
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:38 am
Former Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba launched the party in August 2020, saying it was for South Africans who were fed up with injustices and corruption
Author: Thabo Baloyi
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:56 am
Dozens of liquor licences have been suspended in the Western Cape during lockdown, as those trying to dodge the booze laws have been harshly punished.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:43 am
The moon is constantly bombarded by cosmic radiation and there is no protection on the lunar surface from these potentially dangerous particles.
Author: Ebrahim Essa
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:40 am
Workers at SAA Technical (SAAT) picketed on Monday regarding salaries. On Tuesday, a meeting is being held with management on a way forward.
Author: Andrea Chothia
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:33 am
Situated on one of the world’s most beautiful coastlines, Knysna is in the heart of the famous Garden Route, which is home to an array of ruggedly beautiful shores and pristine beaches.
Author: Caryn Edwards
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:04 am
We're heading into October, and yet, South Africa is still being hit by intensely cold weather. Here's where the snowfall is likely to land this week
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:02 am
Have you found that inspiration to get your hands covered in flour and your creative juices flowing? Do you want to taste home? This Jam Mothers recipe is worth it!
Author: Melissa Jacobs
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:00 am
It's all kicking off between Busisiwe Mkhwebane and Pravin Gordhan, as the Public Protector seeks the ultimate prosecution against the minister.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:09 am
The truck collided with at least four vehicles before crashing into a nearby house in Pinetown
Author: Thabo Baloyi
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:15 am
A healthy diet may be giving you enough energy to be able to work out without a pre-workout snack, however, if you plan on really working hard, then a quick, high energy snack will work wonders.
Author: Mia Russell
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:00 am
Unemployment rate expected to soar as a result of hard lockdown.
Author: TheSouthAfrican.com
Posted: September 29, 2020, 3:30 am
This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.
Author: South African Weather Service
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:01 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: September 28, 2020, 11:00 pm
The body positivity movement gained traction when designer Donatella Versace used plus-size models for the first time at Milan Fashion Week.
Author: Alicia Naidoo
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:36 pm
Presidential candidate Joe Biden may need to steel himself against a barrage by a provocative Donald Trump.
Author: AFP
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:26 pm
Don't get left behind, catch up on Uzalo now!
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: September 28, 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: September 28, 2020, 5:45 pm
Instead of completely cancelling the race, a new, global “COVID-compliant” challenge has been launched by the Little Optimist Global Race.
Author: Erene Roux
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:25 pm
Ajax Amsterdam have sold the controlling stake in their Cape Town namesake to the South African shareholders ending a 21-year association.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:14 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: September 28, 2020, 5:00 pm
Things have escalated: Jacob Zuma has asked DCJ Zondo to recuse himself from the State Capture Inquiry - citing a mysterious 'family connection'.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:58 pm
Volkswagen's first electric vehicle has been confirmed for South Africa - but don't expect to see it here by next year.
Author: Lance Branquinho
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:56 pm
The four, existing franchises (Bulls, Lions, Sharks and Stormers) will be joined by the Cheetahs, Pumas and Griquas for Super Rugby Unlocked.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:37 pm
Comic Con Africa's Online Con Galaxy is still open. In addition, CCA merch is still available at discount.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:27 pm
The launch of the new LG OLED TV range as a perfect companion for serious gamers has many excited.
Author: Precious Simpasa
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:17 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: September 28, 2020, 4:15 pm
University students across South Africa have volunteered their time, skills and services in the fight against this invisible enemy.
Author: Wiaam Jacobs
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:10 pm
The DA has hit back at Jacques Meiring, saying that the defecting member 'is running away from some serious charges' to join GOOD...
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:10 pm
The secret to getting these pork kebabs succulent and tasty is without a doubt in the marinade.
Author: Irene Muller
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:00 pm
CSA will stage a single-round domestic franchise T20 competition early next year in lieu of the Mzansi Super League.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:53 pm
Missed the latest episode? You can watch it right here!
Author: SA TV and Soapies
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:45 pm
Automotive technology is outstripping traffic laws. Why shouldn’t a driver sleep when taking a long highway trip?
Author: Kevin MacGregor
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:40 pm
Skosan, who earned the last of his 12 Test caps against Italy in 2017, and former Stormers prop Sadie, who represented the Junior Boks, were called up to the Springbok Gold squad on Monday.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:34 pm
First an airport, then a highway, and now, an entire town? Brandfort in Free State is the latest location which could be renamed after Winnie Mandela.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:29 pm
Supporting heritage institutions like art galleries isn’t just for the wealthy — thanks to your student card, you get access at a discount.
Author: Jenna Solomon
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:12 pm
Rassie Erasmus was diagnosed with microscopic polyangiitis with granulomatosis in early 2019, keeping the rare auto-immune disease a under wraps on the path to Rugby World Cup glory.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:07 pm
The woman was gang raped by eight men who had accosted her on her way home in April 2017
Author: Thabo Baloyi
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:04 pm
An Mpumalanga MEC and former MP for the ANC has been arrested on suspicion of raping two of his children - leaving the opposition apoplectic.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:31 pm
Three players will return to Orlando Pirates while Chippa United have sent a further 12 players packing including seven whose contracts were terminated.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:22 pm
Magistrate David Mhango said Caylene Whiteboy, the female officer who shot Julies, would be safer if she was kept behind bars
Author: Thabo Baloyi
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:22 pm
Queue the excitement, here's everything we know so far about the upcoming iPhone 12, from camera and performance specs, to display and design.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:13 pm
After months of being closed, South Africa’s major cinema chains are now open for business – with a few differences.
Author: Alicia Naidoo
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:00 pm
Bake these sweet potato wheels once, and you will want to have them all the time! This side dish is so enticing that it might overshadow the main dish!
Author: Melissa Jacobs
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:00 pm
Sifiso Hlanti is training with Kaizer Chiefs but cannot currently be registered as the club are under a Fifa-imposed two-window transfer ban.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:58 pm
The rain has doused the south-west over the weekend, and the Cape Town dams are on the verge of bursting - but can we say they're full yet?
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:40 pm
The Springbok Showdown could go a long way towards determining who carries South Africa's Rugby Championship defence in Australia later this year.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:19 pm
A newly-published patent document shows detailed sketches of HTC's first-ever foldable phone.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:50 pm
NSFAS have asked prospective students to apply for funding ahead of the 2021 academic year - here's what you need to know about registration.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:24 pm
Former president Jacob Zuma had been set to appear before the state capture inquiry on Monday, 21 September 2020, however his lawyers said he had his corruption trial to tend to
Author: Thabo Baloyi
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:11 pm
The Telkom VS Gaming tournament is the leading platform for Esports in South Africa. We spoke to Ashton 'Golz' Muller about the rise of Esports in South Africa
Author: Precious Simpasa
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:03 pm
In less than 30 minutes you can have this hearty meal ready. And it is "second helpings" guaranteed.
Author: Irene Muller
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:00 pm
Travelling in 2020 has changed dramatically when compared to a pre-COVID-19 world. To keep up with the times, Google Maps is implementing new features to help you navigate the world.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:49 am
Staff at the Care for Wild Rhino Sanctuary took on the 'Jerusalema' dance challenge to celebrate World Rhino Day 2020.
Author: Erene Roux
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:21 am
The politician was arrested on charges of rape against two minors.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:17 am
KwaZulu-Natal student Nokwanda Ncwane gives her insights into what Heritage Day means to her – and why we should celebrate it every day.
Author: Nokwanda Ncwane
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:09 am
The Minister of Police Bheki Cele also said more arrests were expected in the killing of top investigator, Charl Kinnear
Author: Thabo Baloyi
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:43 am
SpaceX will launch the next big batch of Starlink satellites into orbit on the Falcon 9 rocket. The company's growing mega constellation will expand by 60 satellites.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:41 am
(Partner Content) In an attempt to produce clearer pathways for students, and maintain the UK’s competitiveness in a changing global education market, the government has announced new immigration routes for students – available earlier than expected.
Author: Sable International
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:29 am
Social media platform Instagram will host a #ReelSelf session in October for creatives and activists to take their skills to the next level.
Author: Alicia Naidoo
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:29 am
When people know you are looking for a new car, everybody is suddenly an expert.
Author: Kevin MacGregor
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:12 am
South Africa is just a few days away from reopening its borders at Level 1. But what can we expect to see from the soon-to-be-published travel list?
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:07 am
What’s the one snack you expect to see at any party, especially when there is an exciting sport on TV? You guessed it, nachos! Try our Homemade BBQ chicken nachos recipe, today!
Author: Jessica Alberts
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:00 am
Today there are open online courses everywhere but which really do offer legit certificates that will help you in your career?
Author: Elme Strydom
Posted: September 28, 2020, 9:06 am
An IFP councillor's suggestion to combat gender-based violence (GBV) has landed him in hot water this week, after his remarks were deemed 'offensive'.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:54 am
The Garden Route International Film Festival is back, and this year promises to be a special one.
Author: Mia Russell
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:44 am
A joint scientific study by Blood Lions and World Animal Protection highlights how lion farms in South Africa pose a potential health risk to thousands of local and international tourists, as well as the work force and respective communities.
Author: Louise de Waal
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:17 am
This traditional Madeira Cake with lemon and orange zest is light, soft, moist with a firm texture. It's love at first sight with this traditional treat.
Author: Irene Muller
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:02 am
The office of the Gauteng Premier has confirmed that the new 'Township Bill', if approved, will limit where foreign nationals can set-up a business.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:49 am
The women, forced into prostitution by the SA-based human trafficking gang, were rescued during a Hawks raid on Sunday morning.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:59 am
President Cyril Ramaphosa said they’re also committed to fixing the current power crisis and creating jobs
Author: Thabo Baloyi
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:20 am
All the in South Africa as the State Capture Inquiry continues and the furore over the ANC jet debacle rolls on.
Author: Dan Meyer
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:30 am
This forecast is designed to be a quick overview of what lies in store.
Author: South African Weather Service
Posted: September 27, 2020, 11:01 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: September 27, 2020, 11:00 pm
These delicious treats are baked to a crisp, golden outside, whilst moist and chewy on the inside.
Author: Irene Muller
Posted: September 27, 2020, 9:19 pm
With Roland Garros moved from its usual May-June slot, players have felt the chill of autumn in Paris, causing some to walk off court.
Author: AFP
Posted: September 27, 2020, 7:09 pm
It's movie time!
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:14 pm
The 31-year-old man was leading a paddling trip down the Storms River in the Tsitsikamma National Park on Saturday 26 September.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:06 pm
Today’s DAILY LOTTO jackpot is estimated at R200,000! The Daily Lotto is a lottery game that guarantees a jackpot for every draw.
Author: Lotto Results
Posted: September 27, 2020, 5:00 pm
Roasted to a perfect golden-brown, this tender, flavourful chicken is sure to impress your guests.
Author: Irene Muller
Posted: September 27, 2020, 4:51 pm
Fabio Quartararo claimed his third win of the season to maintain his stranglehold over MotoGP races held in Spain in 2020.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 27, 2020, 4:20 pm
Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber are acting as the commissioners of the Springbok Showdown, Green and Gold squads.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:52 pm
The 'No Man’s Sky Origins' update, which launched on 23 September across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, vastly expands the game.
Author: Precious Simpasa
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:40 pm
OPPO announced its expansion to the South African market.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:18 pm
Valtteri Bottas claimed the ninth win of his career with in Sunday’s incident-packed Russian Grand Prix at Sochi.
Author: AFP
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:16 pm
Could dogs be more efficient and cost-effective at detecting the coronavirus than traditional medical tests? So far, trials look promising.
Author: Mike Simpson
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:09 pm
Ready in 45 minutes, this easy “go-to” recipe is oftentimes a lifesaver when time is short!
Author: Irene Muller
Posted: September 27, 2020, 1:46 pm
Darryn Binder wasn't handed the win though and needed to get past Dennis Foggia on the final lap to claim his maiden Moto3 triumph.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 27, 2020, 1:46 pm
Collaboration with NASA takes Estée Lauder’s new product launch to undreamed of heights 400km above the Earth.
Author: Mike Simpson
Posted: September 27, 2020, 1:43 pm
You've got to be extremely confident to believe that you can impersonate the local mayor and get away with it - but this Durban criminal tried his luck.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 27, 2020, 12:48 pm
New Zealand are at odds with SANZAAR over the schedule for the 2020 Rugby Championship which could prevent the All Blacks from spending Christmas with their families.
Author: James Richardson
Posted: September 27, 2020, 12:21 pm
One of Gauteng's most popular spots for hubbly bubbly has been closed by police, after it was caught flouting a number of lockdown laws.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 27, 2020, 10:55 am
World Tourism Day is celebrated globally on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
Author: Cheryl Kahla
Posted: September 27, 2020, 10:52 am
BBC report details how some ultra-conservative Polish soccer fans regard Chris Hani’s convicted murderer as an anti-communist hero.
Author: Mike Simpson
Posted: September 27, 2020, 10:31 am
Geoscientists have released an official summary of the 'earthquake event' that hit Cape Town on Sunday - here's what they had to say about the tremor.
Author: Tom Head
Posted: September 27, 2020, 10:13 am
Snoek braai has become part of the South African heritage tradition. Nostalgic smells and sometimes added to a great fishing story. This Sticky Apricot Butter Braai Snoek is a must for any family reunion or Saturday braai
Author: Melissa Jacobs
Posted: September 27, 2020, 10:00 am
The R350 COVID-19 SRD grant payment system has been plagued with issues, and distribution to desperate beneficiaries has been slow-going.
Author: Dan Meyer
Posted: September 27, 2020, 9:47 am
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