Lesetja Kganyago: SA should avoid rating cuts in November
Growth in Africa’s most industrialised economy has slowed to a near standstill in recent years, hit by corruption and a lack of progress on sorely needed reforms.
Royal Bafokeng Platinum drops Gupta-linked contractor
RBPlat, a black-owned mid-tier producer of the precious metal, is the latest South African company to cut ties with companies linked to the Guptas.
Manager Koeman backed by Everton board despite poor start
Ronald Koeman believes he has no reason to worry about his job just yet after holding talks with Everton majority shareholders.
Grace Mugabe sues in dispute over $1.35m ring
The Zimbabwean first lady said she had in 2015 ordered the ring for her 20-year wedding anniversary last year but a Belgium-based businessman failed to deliver and refunded her only $120,000.
Uganda confirms one case of Ebola-like Marburg virus
The East African nation last suffered a Marburg outbreak, which has a high mortality rate, in 2014.
Sochi 2014 re-tests complete, hearings done by November
The Sochi scandal is part of a wider doping affair in Russia that has led to the suspension of the country’s anti-doping agency.
Court rejects Cosby accuser's bid to revive defamation suit
The lawsuit revolved around a letter that an attorney for Cosby sent in 2014 as a wave of women was coming forward to accuse the comedian of sexual assault.
Zwane: SA committed to shale gas exploration
Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane says they're studying a court order revoking fracking regulations.
Football star Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame
Park Ji-sung will be the second torchbearer in Olympia after Greece’s Nordic skier Apostolos Aggelis at the start of the Greek relay.
Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif
The Sharifs have called the corruption proceedings against them a conspiracy, hinting at intervention by the powerful military, but opponents have hailed it as a rare example of the rich and powerful being held accountable.
Spain to trigger suspension of Catalan autonomy on Saturday
The special cabinet meeting was called after Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said the regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration of independence from Spain if the central government failed to agree to talks.
Billionaire Branson targeted in $5m scam
Appealing for information to help identify the conman, Branson said he suspected the same person had later impersonated him to steal $2 million from a friend.
Mourinho's pragmatism reaping rewards for United
The result left United on the verge of reaching the Champions League knockout stages and the Portuguese manager was happy.
Spain-Catalonia standoff set to intensify as leaders take hard lines
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will impose direct rule in Catalonia unless the region’s leader Carles Puigdemont retracts by 10am.
Ed Sheeran 'bruised and broken' after accident, tour uncertain
Singer Ed Sheeran said he was 'a bit bruised and broken' on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident.
Chelsea and Roma share spoils in six-goal thriller
Chelsea spent much of the first half on the back foot but was clinical when it mattered as they moved into a 2-0 lead.
EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons programme
Leaders will tell Pyongyang 'to abandon its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes in a complete, verifiable and irreversible manner', a draft statement said.
Messi joins 100-goal club in Europe in Barca stroll
Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in European competition as Barcelona moved close to qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages by outclassing Olympiakos 3-1 on Wednesday.