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25 February 2018 7:02 AM Comic Con heads to Africa

Johannesburg - Members of the cast of the most successful TV series of all time, Game of Thrones, and of comedy series The Big Bang Theory are heading for our shores. This was announced at the launch of Comic Con Africa at the Kyalami Convention Centre on Tuesday. Confirmed visitors to the event will include video game voice actors Troy Baker and Nolan 12

25 February 2018 4:10 AM Can Federer get to the magic number?

Johannesburg - Following his 97th Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Tour title at the Rotterdam Open final, fans now firmly believe Roger Federer can go on to break Jimmy Connors’ record of 109 titles, which he has held for 29 years. The 20-time grand slam champion climbed back to the number one spot after beating Grigor Dimitrov last weekend 12

24 February 2018 7:23 PM Former policeman shot dead in Roodepoort robbery

Cape Town - A former policeman was killed in a house robbery in Roodekraans, west of Johannesburg, on Friday night. Deon van Wyk, a volunteer with the Kruin Community Voluntary Association, said Andrew du Plooy had opened the back door on Friday night to let his dog out, and then realised there were strangers in the house. Du Plooy tried to get back in the house 15

24 February 2018 10:56 AM S Africa's top court upholds Nigerian oil militant conviction

Johannesburg - South Africa's top court on Friday reinstated a 24 year prison sentence for a Nigerian oil militant convicted of a series of terror attacks in his home country eight years ago. Henry Okah was jailed in 2013 for masterminding a number of attacks, including twin bombings which killed 12 people in the Nigerian capital Abuja during independence 18

24 February 2018 6:52 AM 8 charged in murder of SA wildlife conservationist in Tanzania

Johannesburg - A US -based wildlife conservation group says authorities in Tanzania have arrested and charged eight people for the murder of the group's co-founder Wayne Lotter, who was shot in Dar es Salaam last year. The PAMS Foundation on Friday congratulated police and prosecutors in the East African nation and said it is relieved that the suspects 16

23 February 2018 8:45 PM DA welcomes Ramaphosa's withdrawal of 'futile' appeal in NPA matter

Johannesburg – The DA has welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa's decision to withdraw the "futile appeal, launched by his predecessor, Jacob Zuma" in the appointment of a new National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP). The DA's federal council chairperson, James Selfe, said he hoped the decision signalled the end of Shaun Abrahams' tenure as head of the National 18

23 February 2018 6:01 PM Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed, NPA argues in court papers

Johannesburg – Former National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana was prepared to leave his position if compensated fully, therefore NPA boss Shaun Abrahams was validly appointed into the vacancy, the NPA argues in court papers. On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court will hear the appeal in the case involving Nxasana and the future of his successor 19

23 February 2018 2:43 PM Zuma charges: NPA boss Shaun Abrahams gets feedback from prosecutors

Johannesburg – National Director of Public Prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams on Friday received recommendations from prosecutors on whether or not former president Jacob Zuma should be prosecuted. "The NDPP has received the memorandum outlining the recommendations of the team. He will peruse it and advise on the way forward in due course," NPA spokesperson 17

23 February 2018 2:41 PM SAA results to be released end April, as AG grapples with technical matters

Johannesburg - South African Airways (SAA) now has untill the end of April to finally table its long-awaited financials results, and will host its annual general meeting (AGM) no later than the end of March. This comes after SAA again failed to table its 2016-17 annual financial statements at the end of February, while no specific date has been given 21

23 February 2018 12:31 PM How the budget affects retirement funds

Johannesburg - South Africa’s latest budget flirted with changes to the way South Africa’s retirement funds operate. Fiona Renton, head of Alexander Forbes Legal Services, said there were new opportunities that this year's budget brought about to encourage South Africans to invest in a retirement fund. Explaining the tax treatment of contributions to retirement 21