Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota has denied that a blazing row over the restructuring of the Department of Defence has erupted between South African National Defence Force chief General Siphiwe Nyanda, on the one side, and Lekota and his director general January Masilela, on the other.
A ''top-secret, high-level'' order has barred presenters at all public-service radio stations of the SABC from discussing politics beyond news and current affairs programmes. But the SABC says the order ensures free and fair reporting.
The African National Congress and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have responded to claims made by cleric Allan Boesak on Wednesday at a media conference at which he gave his reasons for not participating in this week's 20th anniversary celebrations of the United Democratic Front.
Two American fugitives, on the FBI's most wanted list for a spate of bank robberies across the American West in the Nineties, were arrested in Cape Town on Tuesday after years on the run. They had been living and working in the Mother City for at least two years.
A huge explosion rocked the headquarters of the United Nations in Baghdad on Tuesday, leaving several people injured -- including Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN special representative in Iraq -- and at least three dead.
Once a year hundreds of gay people dress up in gaudy frocks and impossibly high heels and join large crowds of ordinary-looking gay men and women to walk through central Johannesburg, writes Riaan Wolmarans.