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Once a shining star of the early 2000s with a voice and sound that could be on any soulful Sunday radio playlist, singer Zamajobe Sithole regrets taking a 10-year hiatus from the industry following a toxic relationship whose ending brought her misery.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 7:01 am
The Kingdom of Lesotho heads into a high-stakes election this morning amid a biting economic meltdown and a spike in violent crimes.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 6:47 am
Tighter security measures around the access to safes that store firearms at police stations are needed to deter gangs from robbing them.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 6:30 am
Lehutso Ntini, a paraplegic with a speech defect that only allows him to communicate via text on his cellphone or use partial sign language, refuses to allow his physical disability to determine his future.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 6:20 am
Four dilapidated schools in Limpopo have dragged the government to court to force it to activate the Educational Infrastructure Grant (EIG) it suspended to divert money towards Covid-19 in 2020.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 6:04 am
Talk of unity among members of the coalition partners running the Tshwane municipality went up like the smoke of a stubbed cigarette, leaving the city’s mayor embarrassed and the cohesion of the local government suspect.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 5:52 am
While Transnet is disputing the legality of the strike by thousands of its workers over wages, the union is adamant that its industrial action is protected and will continue until the demands are met.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 5:39 am
A group of disgruntled employees from Unisa's Business School have written to the vice-chancellor demanding an investigation into the appointment of broadcaster JJ Tabane which they allege was irregular.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 5:31 am
Former Mpumalanga agriculture, rural development, land and environmental affairs MEC Mandla Msibi who was charged with double murder, and saw the charges later withdrawn, is set to stage a comeback in the provincial cabinet.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 5:29 am
The Mpumalanga department of public works, roads and transport has pulled out of talks between the taxi industry and a major commuter bus company.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 5:16 am
After failing to make it as an actor, Mthokozisi Shange changed direction and moved from in front of the camera to behind it.
Posted: October 7, 2022, 5:00 am
eThekwini mayor Mxolisi Kaunda has allayed fears of tourists turning their back on the city, as the metro continues to battle with cleanliness which has often forced the closure of some of the beaches.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 7:44 pm
One of the journalists suspended by City Press on August 30 has been reinstated
Posted: October 6, 2022, 7:41 pm
Public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan has denied allegations made by his suspended director-general Kgathatso Tlhakudi in his labour court bid to be reinstated.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 7:19 pm
Deputy President David Mabuza on Thursday told King Misuzulu that the government was committed to collaborating over poverty, inequality, unemployment, social ills, diseases, illiteracy and underdevelopment, among others.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 5:40 pm
Former chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng and his wife Mmaphefo arrived in Israel on Thursday where they will be embark on a spiritual journey during the Feast of Tabernacles.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 4:11 pm
Chaos erupted at the Richards Bay port on Thursday as Transnet workers downed tools and embarked on protests which could disrupt exports.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 3:40 pm
Young female radio broadcaster Naledi Aphane is excited she will be filling in for famed sports radio host Robert Marawa on the popular Marawa Sports Worldwide.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 3:13 pm
Rulani Mokwena says Mamelodi Sundowns are not under pressure to reclaim the trophy as they start their quest for continental glory with a low-key Caf Champions League, second round qualifier against Seychelles minnows La Passe at Loftus on Sunday.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 2:48 pm
Cassidy Hartzenberg, the teenager accused of murdering his aunt, magistrate Romay van Rooyen, has abandoned his bid for bail.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 2:38 pm
Newly elected Johannesburg mayor Dada Morero says he envisions JoJo tanks in every household in the city.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 2:38 pm
We need to acknowledge that certain dog breeds are power breeds and when they inflict injury it is serious, says Animal Welfare Society GM Cynthea van Rhijn.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 2:27 pm
Johannesburg residents are sceptical that the water shortage will be resolved in the near future.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 2:00 pm
Limpopo premier Stan Mathabatha has made minor changes to his executive.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 1:47 pm
A 23-year-old mother who abandoned her baby in a bush in Verulam, with a note asking others not to judge her, handed herself over to police on Thursday.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 1:19 pm
AmaZulu have parted ways with head coach Brandon Truter after a string of poor results that culminated in the team's 1-0 DStv Premiership defeat against rookies and KwaZulu-Natal rivals Richards Bay FC on Wednesday night.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 12:55 pm
Sunday Times/Digital Sports Reporter Reporting to: Sunday Times Sports Editor and Digital Sports Editor Publication: TimesLIVE, Digital and Sunday Times Location: Parktown, Johannesburg Position overview Arena Holdings is looking for an experienced sports journalist to fill the position of Sunday Times/digital sports reporter, with a primary emphasis on cricket coverage, but athletics, rugby, soccer or other expertise can be factored in.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 11:59 am
Charming 'Mrs Harris Goes to Paris' has design world of the fifties in a spin, 'Medieval' intrigue roils Bohemian royalty, and upcoming movies shine
Posted: October 6, 2022, 11:44 am
SA Sailing is mourning the death of a promising yachtsman who was stabbed to death. Khanya Mafuta,  an 18-year-old who took up at sport through the Skipper Foundation in Mossel Bay five years ago before showing his potential and earning selection to the Youth Sailing World Championships, was stabbed at the Marikana informal settlement in KwaNonqaba near the Garden Route town.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 11:38 am
The Willowton Group is working with police to track down the stolen stock through its batch numbers and has offered a R100,000 reward for the culprits.
Posted: October 6, 2022, 10:57 am