National News

DA preparing to downsize Tshwane Municipality

The DA's leader Mmusi Maimane says they've found many instances of cadre deployment.

DA to downsize Tshwane Municipality

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says they've found many instances of cadre deployment.

Steyn kicks the Boks to an unconvincing win at Loftus

The Springboks fought out a tough but unconvincing 18-10 win over Australia in the Rugby Championship.

Africa

Nigeria: Army Releases 348 ‘Cleared’ Boko Haram Suspects

[Premium Times] In the Borno State capital Saturday, Maiduguri, Nigeria's 56th independence anniversary was marked by the Army handing over of 348 suspected but cleared Boko Haram suspects to the state government.

Kenya: Amnesty for Shabaab Returnees Extended

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government has extended an indefinite amnesty to Al Shabaab returnees to surrender to relevant authorities.

Kenya: VP Ruto Demands Apology From Activist Over Tweet

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Deputy President William Ruto has demanded a retraction and apology from activist Boniface Mwangi over a libellous tweet.

World

Dozens injured in explosion near Malaga, Spain

Dozens of people are injured, four seriously, in an explosion believed caused by a gas cylinder near Malaga in southern Spain, reports say.

Mexico’s erupting Colima volcano triggers evacuations

Fresh eruptions from the Colima volcano in western Mexico force hundreds of people to evacuate.

Syria conflict: Surveying the damage to Aleppo’s hospital

An air raid on the rebel-held eastern half of the Syrian city of Aleppo has hit the area's largest hospital for the second time in a matter of days, a medical charity says.

More National News

Samwu threatens strike against 12 municipalities in Karoo, Garden Route

The union says it's in the process of declaring a dispute in the Bargaining Council.

ANCYL commends Wits students for voting to go back to class

The ANCYL says students must continue with their education while the free higher education commission resumes.

DA could head to court if Parly doesn’t stop Motsoeneng’s appointment

Maimane says Motsoeneng has been found to be dishonest and unfit to hold a position of authority.

Sport

Coetzee hails important win

Springbok coach Allister Coetzee said the Springboks win over the Wallabies was an important boost to the team's confidence.

Wits too clever for ‘Downs in MTN8 final

A fast-starting Wits crushed Mamelodi Sundowns in the MTN8 final on Saturday with veteran winger Daine Klate scoring a brace of goals.

Spanish fightback trims US Ryder Cup lead

Sergio Garcia shrugged off Ryder Cup hecklers' insults to help Europe claim a crucial half-point and trim the United States' lead on Saturday.

Motoring

Emissions scandal: Renault promises total cooperation

French automaker Renault said it would cooperate fully in a government probe into emissions cheating that has rocked the European car industry.

Takata airbag saga: BMW recalls 4000 SUVs

BMW is recalling 4000 SUVs in the US and Canada to fix a new and potentially deadly problem with Takata air bag inflators

Volvo plans to sell self-driving cars in 5 years

Volvo is testing autonomous vehicles with the first prototypes to be rolled out in Sweden in 2017.

Business & Finance

Calls to annul SABC board, boot Hlaudi out

The ruling ANC and it’s alliance partner the SACP have called for an inquiry into R5.1 billion in irregular expenditure at the public broadcaster.

Gordhan spat raises fuel price

The increase in the price of crude oil and the knock the rand took after the Gordhan saga is responsible for the petrol price increase next week.

Combining nature and data to guide Africa’s farmers

A mobile app for farmers works by pooling information on rainfall, temperature, humidity and other climatic indicators.

Sci/Tech

BlackBerry lesson: Adapt or die in the internet age

BlackBerry has joined Yahoo, Nokia and other technology industry stars felled by an internet age in which companies are forced to evolve quickly or perish.

iPhone 7 price is ‘bloody ridiculous’, say Fin24 users

Apple on Friday announced that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus would arrive in South Africa by October 14, but Fin24 users believe the price tag it comes with is a rip-off.

Data prices: How SA compares to the rest of the world

South Africa has the second highest data contract prices among a select group of seven countries, according to a study prompted by the local #datamustfall trend.

Health

ESA benefit payments: Re-tests axed for chronically ill claimants

Tens of thousands of people claiming the main benefit for long-term sickness will no longer face repeated medical assessments to keep their payments.

Man on mission

A fellow student's death has spurred meningitis survivor Lyndon Longhorne to renew his campaign to make young people aware of the disease.

Chocolate Compulsion

The man with Type 2 diabetes who is fighting his sugar compulsion.