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ANC's Brigitte Radebe joins EFF cause on mining crisis

Today at 06:30, SAST

ANC member Brigitte Radebe has joined calls by the EFF for government to curb the controversial practice of transfer pricing in the mining industry.

'Welcome back home' - The return of Nat Nakasa

Yesterday at 08:38, SAST

Family members, compatriots and government officials have welcomed the return of the remains of exiled journalist Nathaniel Ndazana Nakasa.

Concourt justices: Where are SA's corruption busters?

Yesterday at 06:49, SAST

Years after disbanding the Scorpions, courts are still grappling with the consequences. And the highest court seems unamused at the state of play.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

US military tried to free Foley

Today at 06:27, SAST

A US secret military mission recently tried but failed to free American hostages in Syria, including murdered reporter James Foley, US officials say.


Israel kills top Hamas commanders

Today at 09:25, SAST

An Israeli air strike kills three senior Hamas military commanders as Israel vows to pursue its Gaza campaign until it achieves "full security".


Silva runs for Brazilian presidency

Today at 02:17, SAST

The Brazilian Socialist Party names environmental campaigner Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate, replacing Eduardo Campos who died last week.


Source: BBC News
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Education

South Africa: Sign Language Approved As First Language

Yesterday at 16:12, SAST

[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The Pan South African Language Board (PanSALB) has welcomed the approval to allow hearing impaired pupils to choose sign language as a first language.


Kenya: Girl Who Fled FGM Returns After Six Years

Today at 09:26, SAST

[The Star]A 14 year-old girl in Narok county, who fled over female genital mutilation six years ago, has returned to her Msereji home in Lemek.


Tanzania: SUMATRA Forms Student Clubs

Today at 09:21, SAST

[Daily News]Mwanza -SURFACE and Marine Transport Agency (Sumatra) consultative council has launched a students' consumer clubs with the aim of empowering young consumers to get education.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Shakira song 'broke copyright laws'

Today at 05:56, SAST

Colombian pop star Shakira's hit song Loca was indirectly copied from a Dominican songwriter's work, a US federal judge rules.


Comedy awards shortlist announced

Yesterday at 18:24, SAST

The nominees for this year's Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Awards, including James Acaster, Alex Horne and Sara Pascoe, are unveiled.


Chan 'sorry' for son's drug arrest

Yesterday at 17:11, SAST

Actor Jackie Chan apologises over his son's arrest on drug-related charges, saying he feels "ashamed" as a public figure and "sad" as a father.


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Africa

West Africa: Outrage Over Global Ebola Response - Calls for Action

Yesterday at 23:39, SAST

[allAfrica]Washington, DC -Imagine this choice. Your child has Ebola symptoms. You have no protective gloves to help keep you alive to care for her. But she needs comfort, so you wash her and wipe away her vomit – and you both die.


Nigeria: Soldiers Rebel over Lack of Weapons to Fight Boko Haram

Yesterday at 14:46, SAST

[This Day]A group of soldiers in the North-eastern part of the country is refusing to fight Islamist sect, Boko Haram, until they receive better equipment, one of the mutineers has told the BBC Hausa Service.


Liberia: MSF Begins Admitting Patients to Ebola Center in Monrovia, Liberia

Yesterday at 17:28, SAST

[MSF]Monrovia, Liberia -Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) admitted nine patients today into its newly constructed ELWA 3 Ebola Management Center in Monrovia, Liberia, beginning a process of scaling up operations at the 120-bed ...


Source: All Africa
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Health

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga to look after the terminally ill

Aug 11 at 10:18, SAST

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga is proud to continue to deliver outstanding service to its vast community.


South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Jul 25 at 09:55, SAST

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.


Roundabout Water Solutions

May 19 at 20:53, SAST

Roundabout Water Solutions (RWS) is a South African registered non-profit (section 21) company that raises funds for the installation and maintenance of the PlayPump® water pumping system (PlayPumps). Boreholes are identified, tested to ensure ...


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Facebook awards German pair with 'defence prize'

Today at 07:56, SAST

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defence Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting ...


Samsung in every 'Nook' and cranny with latest product

Today at 04:49, SAST

LOS ANGELES - Retail bookseller Barnes & Noble and electronics maker Samsung introduced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook on Wednesday in New York. The two companies collaborated on the latest 7-inch (17.8-cm) reading tablet. The Samsung Nook sells ...


Not just another brick in the wall

Today at 00:41, SAST

CAPE TOWN - Imagine you could build a house made entirely out of recycled trash.  Eco-bricks are an innovative and eco-friendly building blockmade of 2-litre plastic bottles stuffed with every day waste. It's not only creating low-cost ...


Source: eNews Channel Africa
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Business

Oil prices down as supply fears fade

Today at 08:29, SAST

Oil prices edged lower on fading fears that conflicts in Libya and Iraq could cause major supply disruptions.


Rand weaker as dollar firms

Today at 07:26, SAST

The rand was weaker on Wednesday as the dollar firmed up, while the consumer price index moderated.


JSE firms up on closing

Today at 07:20, SAST

The JSE shored up 0.14 percent higher at close of trading yesterday, with platinum and bank shares being sold.


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Sport

Heroes' welcome for Germany

Jul 29 at 13:06, SAST

The streets of Berlin have turned black, red and gold as tens of thousands of flag-waving fans gather in the German capital to welcome home the nation's World Cup-winning footballers.


The best quotes

Jul 29 at 13:07, SAST


Williams, Federer win titles

Yesterday at 16:46, SAST

World number one Serena Williams won her first ever Cincinnati Open, and her 62nd career WTA title, by brushing aside Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1.


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Nature

Do It Yourself

May 29 at 09:04, SAST


Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 21:03, SAST

Creativity could turn unsightly and unhealthy litter into an opportunity for schools to win their share of R60 000 in the annual Collect-a-Can CAN Craze Competition, while also encouraging learners to be more eco-conscious.


Launch of 'My Green Home' Challenge

May 5 at 11:04, SAST

One South African family will change their home to help change the world Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: We've always had good intentions, ...


Source: The Good News
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