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Kilimanjaro among Africa's glaciers set to melt — millions of poor face drought, floods, UN says


Africa's fabled eastern glaciers will vanish in two decades, 118-million poor people face imminent drought, floods or extreme heat, and climate change could also shave 3% off continental GDP by mid-century, the U.N. climate agency warned…

Free State Cricket CEO admits to providing black players with low-grade accommodation


Free State Cricket CEO Johan van Heerden has admitted that the union made young black cricketers to stay in an old stadium gymnasium under the stand of Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein.

New 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor Special Edition rolls into town


Ford SA has launched its new Ranger Raptor Special Edition. Built in limited numbers, this high-performance bakkie stands out from the rest of the range thanks to a host of unique styling tweaks

Brisbane 2032 Games spend likely to exceed $3.72 billion - Minister


The cost of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics is likely to exceed the A$5 billion ($3.72 billion) estimate in the pitch document but the Australian government would ensure it was spent wisely, sports minister Richard Colbeck said on Tuesday.

MTN and Vodacom join Telkom in temporary spectrum lawsuit


SA's two biggest mobile operators, MTN and Vodacom, have joined number three Telkom in a lawsuit to stop the regulator withdrawing temporary frequency spectrum assigned at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Cape seabirds dying in their thousands from Avian flu outbreak


The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds warned that the serious outbreak of Avian Influenza among wild seabirds in the Bergrivier Municipality on the West Coast, as well as the Walker Bay area in the Overberg…

IndyCar's O'Ward living the dream ahead of McLaren F1 test


Pato O'Ward jokes that he would be a billionaire if he had banked a penny every time he was asked about his Formula One prospects and the 22-year-old Mexican IndyCar driver can expect no let up now

Here's when we can expect the Covid-19 fourth wave to hit Gauteng


Here's why Gauteng Premier David Makhura thinks the fourth wave is coming soon.


US missionaries kidnapped in Haiti as gangs grow more brazen


A US Christian aid organization on Sunday said a group of its missionaries had been kidnapped in Haiti, a further sign the Caribbean nation's gangs are growing increasingly brazen amid political and economic crises.

Trump sues US House committee investigating January 6 attack on Capitol


Former President Donald Trump on Monday sued the US congressional committee investigating the January 6 riot at the Capitol, claiming members made an illegal request for his White House records.

Pandemic brings forward predictions for peak oil demand


The Covid-19 pandemic this year has dented oil consumption and brought forward forecasts by energy majors, producers and analysts for when the world's demand for oil may peak

Husband who staged his wife’s suicide jailed for 15 years by Limpopo court


A Limpopo man who hanged his wife in their home in a staged suicide has been jailed for 15 years.

Nigerian mafia leaders arrested after Hawks swoop in Cape Town


TimesLIVE understands that six leaders of the Black Axe organised crime group’s Cape Town chapter were arrested in a co-ordinated operation involving the Hawks and US law-enforcement authorities.

Man implicated in Gabisile Shabane’s murder says cops beat him to confess


The accused wants the court to disregard the confession statement he made to police about the January 2018 abduction and killing, saying it was made under duress.

Several suburbs in southern Joburg without electricity after blaze


Affected areas include Robertsham, Booysens, Crown Gardens, Ridgeway, part of Mondeor, Gillview, Glenada, Ophirton, Evans Park, Ormonde, Winchester Hills, Southdale, Aeroton and Nasrec.

‘Vote for Hlaudi, you’ll see miracles’: ACM leader Motsoeneng vows to deliver in the Free State


African Content Movement (ACM) leader Hlaudi Motsoeneng has vowed to deliver "miracles" in QwaQwa in Free State.


Transnet restores some operations at Richards Bay after fire


Richards Bay Bulk Terminal, Africa's largest coal export facility, is one of seven commercial ports that Transnet operates. Last Friday, it declared force majeure on its operations there after a second fire in a week.

More than 12,400 candidates to contest local polls in the W Cape, the highest number yet


The 2021 local government elections may be the biggest yet in the Western Cape with more parties and individuals vying for seats in municipalities across the province.

North Korea fires ballistic missile, disrupts Japanese election campaign start


North Korea fired at least one ballistic missile off its east coast on Tuesday, pulling Japan's new prime minister off the campaign trail and overshadowing the opening of a major arms fair in Seoul.

YOUR COVID-19 QUESTIONS ANSWERED | Why will children between 12 and 17 only be given one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine?


Health minister Joe Phaahla said a single dose will be given because it is safest, while experts study reports of chest pains and temporary heart inflammation from mostly males in this age group who got the second jab.

UN envoy meets Mnangagwa over Zimbabwe sanctions


"These sanctions are illegal and hurt the most vulnerable in our society," the presidency said.


'She would have been proud': maths prodigy dedicates win to mom


A mathematics prodigy in grade 11 has dazzled the South Africa Mathematics Olympiad (Samo) with his innovative approach to problem-solving.

Monday, Oct 18


Drama as ANC councillor turned independent candidate tries to counter Ramaphosa campaign rally


“I say this because democratic processes of the ANC are rigged to favour other candidates and people are purged because of the assumption that we have been here during the era of former premier Ace Magashule.”


Tshwane cop arrested for hitting men with sjambok has previous assault conviction, court hears


One of the 11 Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) officers accused of assaulting three men with sjamboks has a previous conviction for assault, the Pretoria magistrate's court heard on Monday.

'Disband metro police now,' Treasury orders Mangaung council


The National Treasury has ordered the disbandment of the newly established Mangaung Metro Police Services, referencing its precarious financial and service-delivery performance.

Covid-19: 210 cases, seven deaths in SA in 24 hours, NICD says


There were just 210 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths recorded in SA in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Monday.


Judge unhappy with delays as court hears details of blood stains in Nathaniel Julies murder trial


The high court in Johannesburg on Monday heard evidence about blood stains at the scene where Eldorado Park teenager Nathaniel Julies was shot near his home in August last year.

Three arrested after taxi driver 'tries to run over' traffic cop


Three taxi drivers were arrested following a skirmish with Western Cape traffic officials on Monday morning.

Solidarity Fund and NEF to provide R450m to businesses hit by looting


The Solidarity Fund and the National Empowerment Fund have teamed up to offer R450m in financial assistance to businesses affected by the civil unrest that gripped KZN and Gauteng earlier this year.