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ANC unifier's bold Western Cape vision

Friday

New provincial secretary Faiez Jacobs says the ruling party must get rid of boardroom politics and in touch with voters again to fight the DA.

Marikana: History proves that restraint can work

Friday

Analysts and academics have said most of the Farlam commission's recommendations are simple, obvious and commonsense, but likely to run into trouble.

Shebeens' dreams go up in smoke

Friday

Furious tavern owners have complained that the proposed anti-smoking laws will not only destroy township businesses, but also kasi culture.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

IS video 'shows murders at Palmyra'

Yesterday at 22:27, SAST

A video apparently released by the Islamic State group shows 25 men being shot dead in the ancient city of Palmyra.


Varoufakis attacks Greece's creditors

Yesterday at 22:42, SAST

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis accuses Athens' creditors of "terrorism", the day before a referendum on an international bailout.


Tunisia declares state of emergency

Yesterday at 18:58, SAST

Tunisia declares a state of emergency, just over a week after 38 people were killed in attack in the resort city of Sousse.


Source: BBC News
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Education

South Africa: Govt in Bid to Educate Millions Without Grade 9

Yesterday at 16:14, SAST

[News24Wire] The government intends to provide education for about 12 million adults and youth with less than a Grade 9 by opening Community Education and Training Colleges.


Namibia: July Is Distance Education Month for Southern Business School

Yesterday at 23:18, SAST

[New Era] This July, Southern Business School Namibia is bringing extra focus to higher education in Namibia. By providing easy access to prospective students to register for their higher education qualifications in three locations in Namibia, as ...


Nigeria: How Govt Is Frustrating Education in Anambra

Yesterday at 15:08, SAST

[Independent (Lagos)] Awka -The policy of Anambra State Government to supply laptop computers to primary school teachers at exorbitant prices is causing ripples among stakeholders of education in Anambra State.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Dukes of Hazzard car to lose flag

Yesterday at 11:38, SAST

US golfer Bubba Watson is to paint over the Confederate flag on the car from the Dukes of Hazzard TV series, the latest backlash against the symbol.


Parkinson given cancer all-clear

Friday at 14:54, SAST

Broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson confirms he has been given an all-clear by doctors after two years of treatment for prostate cancer.


Sam Smith denies Bond involvement

Friday at 15:18, SAST

Sam Smith denies rumours he is singing the theme tune to the next James Bond film, saying "it's definitely not me".


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Lesotho: Region Steps In Over Lesotho Security Crisis

Yesterday at 14:15, SAST

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria - SADC leaders who sit in the Troika of Heads of State and Government have approved the establishment of an oversight committee to assess political stability in Lesotho.


Africa: How Africa Can Overcome Being Marginalised in the Global Economy

Yesterday at 18:03, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] One of the challenges facing African countries is that the global environment is rather unfriendly. This hampers their efforts to gainfully tap into global markets.


South Africa: How the Women of Marikana Are Taking On the World Bank

Yesterday at 17:58, SAST

[Al Jazeera] Word quickly spread across the sprawling Marikana mine and its adjoining shack lands that South African President Jacob Zuma was finally about to release the findings of a commission of inquiry into the police killing of 34 miners here ...


Source: All Africa
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Health

SA Mediclinic Seeks Growth in UK Aging Population

South African hospitals group Mediclinic International is buying almost a third of Britain's Spire Healthcare (entering a market it said was ripe for growth as private players account for a small fraction of the healthcare sector.


Health Clinic on Wheels for SA

Philips South Africa and the Rhiza Foundation today launched their “mobile clinic” project focusing on delivering basic primary healthcare to thousands of people living in townships that have little or no access to healthcare facilities.


Fundraiser Flashmob in KZN Kwikspar

Hillcrest Kwitkspar turned in to an all singing, all dancing, flashmob by KZN boys school Kearsney College and the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust. Funds raised as part of the event went to the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust.


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Reddit apologises after staff sacking

Yesterday at 13:52, SAST

Ellen Pao, CEO at Reddit, says sorry over way "we handled the transition" after community complains about the sacking of a popular employee.


Minecraft fans to gather in London

Yesterday at 00:16, SAST

Minecon, the global gathering for fans of the video game Minecraft, takes place in London this weekend


VIDEO: ZX Spectrum remake nears completion

Yesterday at 00:09, SAST

The team recreating the ZX Spectrum's spongy keyboard tells the BBC it has received what is likely to be the final product.


Source: BBC News
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Business

I know who to report to - SABC chief

Yesterday at 08:02, SAST

New South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) Group CEO Frans Matlala says he is not worried about claims of political interference in his new job and that he will report to the board of the corporation.


Oil prices drop amid high US output

Friday at 14:35, SAST

Oil prices fell on Friday with the focus on high US output as traders looked ahead to Greece's weekend referendum that could determine whether it remains in the eurozone.


Eskom to perform plant maintenance

Friday at 12:04, SAST

As the country's power system is currently stable, Eskom is able to perform maintenance without implementing load shedding, the power parastatal said on Friday.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Chile wins first major trophy after Copa shootout drama

Today at 00:47, SAST

Chile won the Copa America for the first time in its history after a dramatic penalty shootout against Lionel Messi's Argentina in the final in Santiago Saturday.


The 'dreadlocked destroyer' meets his match

Yesterday at 21:41, SAST

Rafael Nadal's conqueror Dustin Brown exits Wimbledon in four sets Saturday to Serbia's Viktor Troicki, while women's champion Petra Kvitova crashes out to Serbia's Jelena Jankovic.


Serena survives against Watson

Friday at 22:26, SAST


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Nature

$20 billion and 700,000 jobs from Proposed Shale Gas Projects in the Karoo

South Africa will gazette final regulations for shale gas exploration by June, two years after releasing draft rules and as companies reconsider investments due to volatile oil prices and delays in awarding licenses.
#ThrowBackThursday: SA ‘Lion King’ Is Like One of the Pride

Back in 2009, Sky News interviewed animal behaviourist, Kevin Richardson, about his remarkable friendship with an entire pride of lions in South Africa.
New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as a ray ...


Source: The Good News
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