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Muthambi opposes DA bid challenging SABC appointment

Today at 14:33, SAST

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has rejected the DA's application to challenge SABC chief operations officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng's appointment.

Derby-Lewis not involved with Waterkloof Four blackmail

Today at 13:23, SAST

The convicted killer's lawyer has denied blackmail allegations surrounding video footage of Waterkloof Four inmate Christoff Becker.

Arms deal: De Lille dossier a platform for govt investigations

Today at 11:41, SAST

The City of Cape Town mayor has told the Seriti commission her whistle-blower dossier was intended as a base for authorities to investigate from.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Algerian jet missing on Sahara route

Today at 15:22, SAST

Algeria's national airline, Air Algerie, says it has lost contact with one of its planes flying from Burkina Faso, with 116 people on board.


Isis 'orders FGM' for women in Mosul

Today at 15:50, SAST

Islamist group Isis orders women aged 11 to 46 in Mosul, Iraq, to undergo female genital mutilation, the UN says.


Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

Today at 15:18, SAST

A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Uganda: Student Forced Into Porn Now Under Threat

Today at 13:21, SAST

[RNW Africa]A Ugandan university student who was trafficked and forced to act in porn films vows to continue with the campaign against human trafficking in spite of threats.


Africa: Designing Effective MOOCs for Refugees

Today at 14:43, SAST

[SciDev.Net]Oxford -There are many problems that need to be overcome before the full potential of online learning can be realised for refugees.


Africa: In Speech to Ethiopian Students, Bill Gates Urges African Countries to Continue to Learn From Each Other

Today at 10:39, SAST

[Gates Foundation]Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, today set out why he is optimistic for Africa's future, stating that "the rise of this continent will depend on whether leaders – here in Ethiopia and all across Africa ...


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Pet Shop Boys premiere Turing tribute

Today at 12:18, SAST

Pop duo the Pet Shop Boys unveil their latest work, a tribute to wartime code-breaker Alan Turing, at the first of this year's Late Night BBC Proms.


Elton film is from 'birth to rehab'

Today at 10:41, SAST

Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall says his new biopic about Sir Elton John, starring Tom Hardy in the main role, tells the singer's life story 'from birth to rehab'.


Commonwealth Games begin in Glasgow

Today at 11:31, SAST

The Queen declares the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow open after a live show featuring a cast of 2,000 and appearances from several famous Scots.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Algeria: Plane Believed to Have Crashed in Mali

Today at 15:54, SAST

[Premium Times]The plane is believed to have gone down somewhere in Mali


Africa: U.S.-Africa Summit Must Listen to Voices of the People

Today at 06:41, SAST

[allAfrica]In a guest column for AllAfrica, E. Gyimah Boadi of Ghana's Center for Democratic Development says the vast majority of Africans who prefer democracy over authoritarian regimes deserve to be heard at the forthcoming U.S.-Africa Summit ...


Ghana: Thousands Protest Against Cost of Living

Today at 13:29, SAST

[CAJ News]Accra -Thousands of workers have heeded the call by Ghana's organised labour to protest against the worsening economic conditions in the country.


Source: All Africa
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Health

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 ...


CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 13:33, SAST

The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), has been ...


Lifebuoy launches Adopt-a-Village initiative

Mar 3 at 09:34, SAST

Developing a daily hand washing routine, using soap and running water, has been shown to be among the most effective and inexpensive ways to help prevent these common infections. However, despite its life saving potential, many people have yet to ...


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Afrikaners at risk of contracting Parkinson's: study

Today at 12:38, SAST

JOHANNESBURG - A large number of Afrikaners in South Africa may be at risk of contracting Parkinson's disease because of their ancestors, a study by Stellenbosch University has found. "If genetic studies confirm the presence of a founder ...


The two sides to 3D printing

Today at 10:02, SAST

JOHANNESBURG - A metal jaw, that could soon be making waves in the medical field. Created in a lab, and implanted into patients who’ve lost their lower jaws to cancer, this 3D printed jaw has afforded its receipients a life they were once cut off ...


Over 200 teeth pulled from Mumbai teen

Today at 09:17, SAST

MUMBAI - Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his ...


Source: eNews Channel Africa
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Business

Flat tax rate for all corporates?

Today at 13:50, SAST

Reduced tax rates for small business corporations (SBCs) will be scrapped in favour of a flat corporate tax rate of 28%, according to the draft Taxation Laws Amendment Bill published last week by the Treasury.


SA nuke funding a challenge - Cyril

Today at 11:12, SAST

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says funding for South Africa's bold nuclear programme is going to be a "major challenge".


Alexander Forbes lists on the JSE

Today at 10:41, SAST

The Johannesburg Stock Exchange on Thursday welcomed Alexander Forbes as the 11th company to list on the exchange this year.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Top 10 matches of Brazil 2014

Jul 15 at 12:30, SAST

So that's it for another four years.


Germany's World Cup plot

Jul 15 at 16:34, SAST

The pressure suffocated those toiling on the grass, the gravity of a World Cup final adding weight to the air like plumbing a great depth in the ocean.


From the dog track to Wimbledon

Jul 16 at 12:42, SAST


Source: CNN
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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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