National News

Family ‘devastated’ as missing father’s body found

The children of a KwaZulu-Natal couple, who were kidnapped from their home on a secure estate and murdered, have described their parents as “completely inseparable”.

SACP ‘wasn’t consulted’ on decision to nominate Molefe for Parliament

The SACP says Brian Molefe should have had a cooling-off period after resigning from Eskom following the state capture report.

At least 100 injured in PTA North train crash

It’s not yet clear how two trains crashed on the same track at the Lynn Ross Station in Rosslyn.

Africa

Tanzania: Anti-Drug War Leads to Scarcity of Addicts Rehabilitation Medicine

[Daily News] Ongoing countrywide crackdown on illicit drugs has drastically escalated demand for methadone, a medicine used to rehabilitate drugs addicts, the government confirmed yesterday.

Tanzania: Ban On Alcoholic Sachets to Help State Control Rampant Tax Evasion

[Daily News] Production and packaging of alcoholic drinks in plastic sachets, viroba, are reportedly denying the government a whopping 600bn/- in revenues, annually, due to tax evasion.

Kenya: Exams Now Free for Private and Public Students

[Nation] Examination candidates in private primary and secondary schools have been exempted from paying for the tests beginning this year.

World

Kim Jong-nam: Security high at mortuary as family expected

There is growing speculation the dead North Korean's family could be seeking to reclaim his body.

HSBC shares down as annual profit falls 62%

One-off charges, including pulling out of Brazil, hit the global banking giant's annual results.

Singapore ‘fire rainbow’ cloud phenomenon lights up sky

The multi-coloured glow appeared in the late afternoon, to the delight of people in the city-state.

More National News

Destructive wildfire in Pringle Bay contained

A house was destroyed & two other properties damaged as some residents feared for their families & properties amid the blaze.

Over 100 hurt as trains collide head-on in Pretoria

Two passenger trains heading in opposite directions collided head-on at the Rosslyn station during peak hour, injuring over 100 people, Metrorail and paramedics have said.

Calm returns to PTA West after a night of violence & looting

Authorities say the situation is now calm in PTA West following a night of violence, tension & the looting of foreign-owned shops.

Sport

Tupou leads Blues in Super Rugby opener

Blues coach Tana Umaga has named his team for Thursday’s Super Rugby opener against the Rebels in Melbourne.

Cheetahs centre’s career in limbo

Cheetahs’ centre Michael van der Spuy’s rugby career is hanging in the balance due to ongoing concussion symptoms.

Kolisi: Playing Kiwi teams a good thing

Stormers loose forward Siya Kolisi says playing against the New Zealand sides in this year's Super Rugby should be seen as a positive.

Motoring

City of Cape Town destroys 73 abandoned vehicles

A total of 73 abandoned sedans and minibuses were destroyed in the second vehicle crushing operation by the City of Cape Town.

‘Too many drivers believe they are infallible on the roads’ – AA

"Driving on a highway requires skill and patience. It’s critical to know what you are doing, and to always adhere to the rules of the road,' says the AA. Here are 10 highway driving safety tips.

New Bentley Mulsanne Speed: ‘It’s not a pretty car and neither should it be’

'It does too much too well, and with an endless supply of charm and torque. It’s an irresistible beast, really,' writes Alexander Parker as he test drives Bentley's new Mulsanne Speed.

Business & Finance

Shoprite, Steinhoff ‘no deal’ lifts JSE

Stocks snap a four-session losing streak, buoyed by retailers Steinhoff and Shoprite which announced they had scrapped their plan to merge.

Rand inches lower ahead of #Budget2017

The rand edged lower on Monday, weighed down by renewed fears of a cabinet reshuffle ahead of Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget speech.

Gordhan needs to balance #Budget2017

Minister Pravin Gordhan needs to prove that this year’s Budget will support government’s Radical Social and Economic Transformation Programme.

Sci/Tech

Samsung boss may not get off lightly for bribery charges

If Jay Y. Lee, the de facto head of South Korea’s largest conglomerate, is convicted on bribery charges, he would join a long list of chaebol executives sentenced to jail time.

Germany bans internet-connected ‘spying’ doll

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning that it was a de facto "spying device".

How fibre broadband will help SA compete globally

The fibre optic sector has the potential to help South Africa compete as a knowledge economy, says an expert.

Health

Inside the first children’s hospital to get top marks

This Birmingham hospital is the first of its kind to get top marks from inspectors.

Children’s hospital is first to be rated ‘outstanding’

Birmingham Children's Hospital, criticised for failings eight years ago, now declared "outstanding" by inspectors.

Hospital cuts planned in most of England

There are proposals to close hospitals or cut services in two-thirds of local areas, a BBC analysis shows.