Jeffery apologises to Mazibuko for weight comment
After uproar from the opposition and gender activists, ANC MP John Jeffery says the comment made to the DA's Lindiwe Mazibuko was misunderstood.
South Africa risks losing 145 500 mine jobs by 2015, analyst says
According to Nomura International, platinum companies in South Africa, are at risk of losing thousands of jobs as more mines operate at a loss.
BlackBerry SA reassures customers after UK spying claims
There is no "back door pipeline" to BlackBerry SA's platform, the company says, after reports that the UK had been monitoring e-mails and phone calls.
Boko Haram drives 19 000 farmers from land in Nigeria
The rebel group has driven 19 000 rice farmers from their land, while a military crackdown is preventing thousands more from working their fields.
Mpembe: I pleaded with Marikana protesters
Provincial deputy police commissioner William Mpembe pleaded with protesters to lay down their weapons in Marikana, the Farlam commission has heard.
Semenya in 'race against time' to qualify for IAAF
Caster Semenya hopes to return to competition at the end of next month, according to her agent Jukka Harkonen.
Smuggling devours Ivorian cashew revenue
About a third of Côte d'Ivoire's cashew nuts are smuggled abroad every year, robbing the country of a valuable income stream.
Man shot dead at E Cape initiation school
A man has been shot dead at an initiation school near Bityi early on Tuesday morning, say Eastern Cape police.
Five soldiers killed in Mozambique weapons store raid
Five soldiers have been shot dead after gunmen raided a weapons store in Mozambique, local newspapers have reported.
Mafioso tip renews search for body of Jimmy Hoffa
The FBI has seen enough merit in a reputed Mafia captain's tip to once again go in search of the elusive remains of Jimmy Hoffa.
Ozzie football player Milne charged with rape
Australian Football League star Stephen Milne has been charged with the rape of a 19-year-old woman, nine years after the original investigation.
'Standing man' inspires silent protests in Turkey
A Turkish man has staged an eight-hour silent vigil on Istanbul's Taksim Square, inspiring hundreds of others to follow his lead.
Dlamini-Zuma: Leave Zim to figure its elections out itself
Zimbabweans themselves must resolve a row over President Robert Mugabe's decision to call an election on July 31, says the head of the AU commission.
SA, Russia, Turkey furious over US, UK spy claims
Russia and Turkey have joined SA in expressing outrage over revelations that the UK and the US spied on foreign delegates at G20 meetings in 2009.
Putin and Obama face off over Syria
US President Barack Obama has faced a showdown with Russia's Vladimir Putin over Obama's decision last week to arm the insurgents.
Al Jazeera crew detained in Niger on assignment
A team of Al Jazeera journalists has been detained for three days in eastern Niger, where they are being held inside a prison cell.
Igesund keeping mum on possible Bafana salvation
Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says he will wait until Fifa has made its ruling against group leader Ethiopia before raising his hopes.
South Africa played with their hearts, says Igesund
Gordon Igesund says SA could not have done more to beat Ethiopia, with World Cup hopes now on disciplinary procedures against the group leaders.
Fifa investigates alleged ineligible player used by Ethiopia, Togo, Guinea
Fifa has said it is probing whether or not Ethiopia, Togo and Equatorial Guinea each used an ineligible player in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
Economic week ahead: All eyes on the Federal Reserve
The US Federal Reserve’s two-day policy meeting will set the tone for global markets this week as leaders of the G8 gather for a summit in Ireland.
New Zealand restrict England to 169
New Zealand has dismissed England for 169 in a key Champions Trophy match in Cardiff reduced by rain to 24 overs per side.
Amplats workers end underground protest
Operations at Anglo American Platinum's Thembelani mine are back to normal after a "group of employees" prevented workers from going above ground.
Motlanthe vows to resolve 'every' mining-sector problem
A meeting between government, mining houses and trade unions aims to resolve issues facing the mining sector, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.
Telkom’s loss climbs more than 50-fold after impairment cost
The company says its 2013 financial results reaffirm the need to act with urgency to turn the group's performance around.