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DA considers coalitions for 2016 local government elections

Yesterday at 13:57, SAST

As it addressed tensions within the tripartite alliance and Parliament, the opposition party says it would contemplate entering into coalitions.

Nigeria building collapse: 'Obtaining DNA is extremely difficult'

Yesterday at 12:13, SAST

Genetic testing to identify the remains of South Africans killed in the building collapse has not been easy, according to a new report.

Cosatu's Vavi calls for unity, Numsa's reinstatement

Yesterday at 10:03, SAST

Cosatu's general secretary says the way towards unity is to have Numsa reinstated and to hold a special national congress "sooner rather than later".

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Doubts on Iran deal as deadline looms

Today at 05:00, SAST

Doubts grow that Monday's deadline for a deal on Iran's nuclear programme will be met at talks in Vienna, as negotiators admit "big gaps" remain.


Kenya bus gunmen 'want religious war'

Yesterday at 22:14, SAST

The slaughter of 28 people on a bus in Kenya is an attempt to start a religious war, an adviser to President Uhuru Kenyatta tells the BBC.


Tunisia in landmark presidency poll

Today at 07:13, SAST

Tunisians vote in the country's first presidential election since the 2011 "Arab Spring" revolution that triggered uprisings across the region.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Kenya: Uhuru Receives Doctorate Degree From Kabarak University

Yesterday at 09:54, SAST

[The Star]Kabarak University today honoured President Uhuru Kenyatta with a doctorate degree for his leadership and management of the country's affairs.


Nigeria: Ogun Employs 430 Teachers Laid Off By FG

Yesterday at 09:09, SAST

[Independent (Lagos)]The Ogun State Government has offered employment to 430 teachers recently laid off by the Federal Government.


Zimbabwe: Let Us Bring Credibility to Examination System

Yesterday at 08:52, SAST

[The Herald]Writing an examination is no simple matter. It is not just children who get worked up when they hear that exams are approaching. Even grown men and women are affected. The mere mention of the word examination is enough to send someone ...


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Emeli Sande: New Band Aid song needed

Yesterday at 20:17, SAST

Despite saying her own lyrics were turned down, the singer says the project is "from a place of respectful intent".


Breaking Bad spin-off to air in February

Yesterday at 12:59, SAST

The show will debut in the US with Netflix streaming it across Europe shortly after.


O'Keeffe work sets female art record

Friday at 09:58, SAST

A floral painting by late US artist Georgia O'Keeffe sells for $44.4m (£28.8m) at auction, setting a record for an artwork by a female artist.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Kenya: Al-Shabaab Accused of Bus Attack

Yesterday at 09:38, SAST

[The Star]TWENTY eight people are feared dead after a bus they were traveling in was hijacked by suspected al-Shabaab militia as it climbed the hills of the notorious Omar Jillo area of Mandera East Sub County.


Liberia: Ebola Hampers HIV/Aids Care

Yesterday at 21:05, SAST

[IRIN]Monrovia/Dakar -Ebola has crippled the provision of treatment and care to people living with HIV/AIDS in Liberia, according to health workers and patients.


Kenya: Army Destroys Camp Used By Suspected Bus Attackers

Yesterday at 20:15, SAST

[Capital FM]Nairobi -A camp that was being used by attackers who executed 28 Kenyans travelling in bus on Saturday morning in Mandera has been destroyed by the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF).


Source: All Africa
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Health

Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

Sep 15 at 16:50, SAST

In keeping with our commitment to remove or replace ingredients from genetically modified crops in our foods where possible, Woolworths has announced plans to reduce the current number of products containing ingredients derived from genetically ...


Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 13:14, SAST

The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for ...


White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga to look after the terminally ill

Aug 11 at 11:18, SAST

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


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Police make computer hijack arrests

Friday at 12:21, SAST

Fifteen people have been arrested, including four in the UK, in connection with the hijacking of computers.


Google tries ad-free net experiment

Friday at 16:30, SAST

Search giant Google has unveiled an experiment that lets people pay to visit sites rather than see adverts.


Robots face new creativity test

Friday at 15:43, SAST

A US professor is proposing a successor to the famous Turing test devised to spot when artificial intelligence becomes "human".


Source: BBC News
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Business

Zim not a basket case - Chinamasa

Friday at 12:55, SAST

Zimbabwe Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa was on the charm offensive as he punted his country as ready for investment again.


Ultra-rich getting richer - study

Friday at 12:34, SAST

A bare 0.004 percent of the world's adult population controls nearly $30-trillion in assets, 13 percent of the world's total wealth, according to a new study released Thursday.


PetroSA chief ejected from interview

Friday at 12:20, SAST

PetroSA chairperson Tshepo Kgadima was ejected from Business Day’s offices on Thursday by security guards after refusing to leave when a visit to editor Songezo Zibi deteriorated into a confrontation.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

The Sound of Music -- on skis?

Nov 7 at 08:37, SAST

The U.S. women's ski team is certainly hitting the high notes in more ways than one.


The harmonious U.S. ski team

Oct 29 at 09:54, SAST

When the U.S. ski team aren't busy competing with each other they can be found singing together on tour.


The best places to ski on Earth?

Oct 24 at 14:08, SAST

It's that time of the year when winter sports enthusiasts dust off their skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in search of perfect powder and fresh adventures.


Source: CNN
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Nature

New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Nov 11 at 23:00, SAST

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 ...


SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

Oct 22

kulula.com, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. kulula.com known for its pioneering ...


SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Sep 15 at 16:25, SAST

Energy-efficient commercial buildings in South Africa deliver better returns for their owners, and as a result are better investments, according to a new study conducted by Investment Property Databank (IPD) and the Green Building Council of SA ...


Source: The Good News
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