Mpumalanga police arrest man (19) for murder of cousin (14)

Johannesburg – Mpumalanga police have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with the murder of his teenage cousin. The body of the 14-year-old boy was found in a pit toilet after she went missing for several days over the weekend. Her family received a call from alleged kidnappers demanding ransom in exchange for her release. […]

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Microsoft is acquiring Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax

Microsoft has agreed to acquire ZeniMax Media, the parent company of Doom and Fallout studio Bethesda Softworks, for $7.5 billion in cash. The acquisition follows earlier Bethesda games coming to Xbox Game Pass on console and PC, and it gives Microsoft control of upcoming games like the space epic Starfield. Microsoft says future Bethesda games, […]

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Pearl Modiadie on welcoming her baby: “Your father and I love you dearly”

Johannesburg – Media personality Pearl Modiadie has given birth to her first bundle of joy and has shared that her baby is everything she prayed for. The new mom took to social media on Monday to make the announcement after initially tweeting a very vague one word post: “overjoyed”. This sent fans into overdrive with […]

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Sanctioned Putin associate ‘laundered million’ through Barclays

Moscow – One of Vladimir Putin’s closest friends may have used Barclays Bank in London to launder money and dodge sanction, suggested leaked documents. Billionaire Arkady Rotenberg has known the Russian president since childhood. Financial restrictions, or sanctions, were imposed on Rotenberg by the US and the EU in 2014, which means Western banks could […]

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Uganda eases restrictions despite virus surge

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has announced a further easing of coronavirus restrictions in the country as the infection rate continues to rise. The health ministry blames the rise in infections on the public‘s complacency to social distancing and wearing of masks. Museveni said the country cannot remain under restrictions indefinitely, citing the economy’s weakened health […]

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Comair needs additional R1bn to get flying again

Johannesburg – Comair, which operates the British Airways franchise in South Africa and budget airline Kulula.com, will be approaching lenders for additional funding of over R1billion required for it to fly again following a successful adoption of the business rescue plan. A majority of the airline’s creditors and shareholders on Friday voted to adopt the […]

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‘Falling of a great tree’: Ramaphosa pays respect to late George Bizos

Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa  has likened the passing of human rights icon George Bizos to the falling of a great tree. Ramaphosa has been speaking at the human rights lawyer’s special official funeral. Tributes for the anti-apartheid activist have poured in since his passing at his Johannesburg home last week. Mourners took up […]

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