National News

Gupta family hits back at DA’s Maynier

The Gupta family has pleaded with the Democratic Alliance's David Maynier to stop using the family name “as a football in his party-politicking battles”.

Rohde to apply for bail on Monday

Property mogul Jason Rohde, who is charged with the murder of his wife, will be back in the Stellenbosch Magistrate's Court this week after spending the weekend behind bars.

No conclusive Treasury report on Gupta coal deals: Eskom

Eskom has dismissed reports that findings have been made against the parastatal, saying it continues to co-operate with the National Treasury.

Africa

Kenya: Get to Bottom of Olympics Debacle, Coach Kirwa Calls

[Nation] Team Kenya athletics head coach Julius Kirwa wants the managerial fiasco at the just-concluded Rio Olympic Games addressed conclusively.

Zambia: Lungu to Introduce Religious Affairs Ministry?

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu is sure to re-open an age old debate in Zambian politics with his announcement that he will re-introduce a Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Africa: Telecoms Company MTN Pledges Support to Developmental Journalism

[Times of Zambia] THE MTN Group has said the advancement of the media is critical to the development of Africa and pledged its continued support to journalism growth on the continent.

World

Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies at 66 of heart attack

The Mexican singer Juan Gabriel dies of a heart attack at his home in California, days after performing at a concert in Los Angeles.

Kazakhstan’s ‘Game of Thrones’ to launch

Kazakhstan is preparing to launch its own version of the popular TV series Game of Thrones.

The displaced Nigerians facing death from hunger

Aid agencies are warning of a growing humanitarian crisis in north-eastern Nigeria, where more than two million people have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency.

More National News

SACP sceptical of Gupta family plan to sell SA shares

The SA Communist Party has expressed scepticism at news of the Gupta family’s stated intention of selling off their South African interests.

Dirco to repatriate remains of SA man killed in China

The department of international relations and co-operation is working with the Beijing Embassy to repatriate the remains of a South African pilot killed at an air show in China.

Free State paramedic assaulted by tow truckers racing to accident scene

A Free State EMS paramedic was allegedly assaulted by tow truck drivers rushing to an accident scene, the provincial health department says.

Sport

SA batting: big squeeze has begun

The Proteas have a selection headache looming when Messrs De Villiers and Elgar return to fitness for the Oz Test tour, says Rob Houwing

Klopp confident Liverpool are on right track

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp expressed optimism about his team's progress despite the frustration of a 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Le Clos, Van der Burgh bounce back in Paris

Cameron van der Burgh and Chad le Clos have each won three gold medals at the Paris leg of the World Cup series

Motoring

False fuel claims in SA, huge Cape Town sinkhole… 8 top local stories

From a huge sinkhole in Cape Town to Ford SA landing in hot water or false fuel claims, here are the top 8 motoring stories of this week.

Review: Funky, versatile Suzuki Vitara

With its funky black and white colour scheme the Suzuki Vitara looks like a sweet top deck chocolate. Wheels24's Charlen Raymond finds out if the taste lingers in the overall package.

Jeremy Clarkson’s list of ‘bad cars’ might surprise you

'I truly despise boring cars. I hate the lack of imagination,' writes Jeremy Clarkson who has revealed the 10 worst cars he's driven in the past year.

Business & Finance

Guptas feeling the winds of change?

The Guptas’ latest move might be a signal that the family is positioning itself to take account of SA’s shifting power dynamics.

Ensure Gupta asset sales above-board: SACP

The SACP has called on the Financial Intelligence Centre to ensure that the Guptas will not in effect be selling their SA holdings to themselves.

Fawu and Cosatu set for tug of war over supporters

Fawu members resolved to disaffiliate from the trade union, setting Cosatu off on a mission to create a “warm home” for members who want to remain in its fold.

Sci/Tech

Amazon dabbling with 30-hour work weeks: report

Amazon, which has been accused of fostering a cutthroat workplace atmosphere, will try out teams that log 30-hour work weeks, reports the Washington Post.

Uber lost at least $1.27bn in first half of year – report

The on-demand car ride service Uber has lost at least $1.27bn in the first half of this year, according to sources close to the matter.

PHOTOS: Local robot set to disrupt global power industry

A power line inspection drone designed by local robotics engineers could be the answer to Eskom's power cut woes, and has already piqued interest overseas.

Health

Parkinson’s protein test could lead to earlier diagnosis

A test that can detect the stickiness of a key protein molecule could help diagnose the early stages of Parkinson's disease, a study from the University of Edinburgh suggests.

New tax needed to fund NHS and care, says ex-minister

A new tax is needed to ensure the UK has a properly funded health and social care system, doctor and former minister Dan Poulter says.

Health24 Sunday Health Challenge: Week 8

It's time for our weekly health challenge! Find out if you can score a perfect 10 on our quiz.