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02 July 2018 3:00 AM Drake smashes streaming record with new album

New York - Drake has smashed streaming records with his new album Scorpion, with Apple Music and Spotify both reporting unprecedented listenership in its first day. Apple Music said on Instagram that the Canadian hip-hop superstar's fifth studio album was streamed 170 million times in the 24 hours since its release Friday. The worldwide figure is the highest 64

29 June 2018 7:13 PM Suarez fired up as Uruguay prepare for Portugal showdown

Sochi - Criticised for his lack of sharpness in Uruguay's opening game at the World Cup, Luis Suarez insists he is in better shape now as he goes head to head with Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal in the last 16. The 31-year-old had a desperate day in front of goal as Uruguay eventually ground out a 1-0 win against Egypt to kick off their campaign in Russia 34

21 June 2018 8:30 PM Further energy woes as only one top defaulting council gets energy grant

Cape Town – Municipalities which owe Eskom millions for electricity are not only battling to pay back their debt, but are also missing out on a grant which would allow them access to funding for energy billing and green energy solutions. Only one of the top 10 defaulting municipalities which owe Eskom millions for electricity is taking advantage of the assistance 108

12 June 2018 4:45 AM We haven't decided on number of Air Chefs layoffs yet

Air Chefs, the catering arm of South African Airways, has launched a consultation process with unions that may lead to job losses. This comes as the airline embarks on its latest airline turnaround strategy. SAA spokesperson Tlali Tali, in a written response to Fin24 on Monday, said Air Chefs has initiated a consultation process with unions in terms 76

08 June 2018 5:29 PM Mali demonstrators call for clean elections

Thousands of people marched peacefully through Mali's capital on Friday to call for clean presidential elections next month, AFP journalists said, after recent violent protests. The West African country's opposition, which organised the rally in the capital Bamako, said it had attracted up to 300 000 people, but local reports put the figure at 10 000 to 20 000, all of whom dispersed 43

07 June 2018 1:23 PM Agent denies Salah was offered to Barca

Cape Town - Mohamed Salah's agent has emphatically denied claims that the Liverpool star was offered to Barcelona by his representatives. This in response to an AS report on Wednesday which claimed that Salah's camp had met with the Blaugrana, who were considering him as an alternative to Antoine Griezmann. "This never happened. You need better sources 60

03 June 2018 9:59 AM Building collapses in Nairobi; Kenyan police report 2 dead

A police official says two people have been killed in a collapsed building in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. Pius Masai Mwachi of the National Disaster Management Unit says a rescue operation is going on after a five-story residential building collapsed early on Sunday in Nairobi's Huruma Ngei neighbourhood. He said a body was pulled from the rubble 49

28 May 2018 8:57 PM Cops fire teargas, stun grenades at crowd outside police station after shooting of young Durban girl

Police have fired teargas and stun grenades at a crowd that gathered outside Chatsworth police station in Durban on Monday. Local CPF member Zain Kassim said the residents had gathered to demand justice for nine-year-old Sadia Sukhraj. Sukhraj was shot dead, apparently by hijackers, while in a car with her father near a school in Shallcross. Rescue Care paramedics 81

25 May 2018 7:26 PM Top Madagascar court orders formation of unity government

Madagascar's constitutional court on Friday ordered the president to form a government of national union in a bid to end a prolonged political crisis. It issued a judgement requiring President Hery Rajaonarimampianina to dissolve the present government "and proceed to the nomination of a consensus prime minister within seven days." Madagascar has been rocked 46

22 May 2018 4:14 PM #News24 ICYMI: Sassa cancels tender process to find CPS replacement; Trevor Noah on the royal wedding and; Nick Mallett spotted leaving a Cape Town hospital

Henri van Breda's uncle is 'heartbroken' but accepts judgment, Edward Zuma's hate speech fine to benefit two under-resourced KZN schools and Kidnappers demand bitcoin ransom, valued at R1.5m. The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has cancelled the tender process to find a replacement for Cash Paymaster Services, court papers show. Andre van Breda 73