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WEDNESDAY, 24 AUGUST 2016, 08:39

World

Saudi Arabia foils attack on Shiite mosque in Qatif: media

Today at 07:59 AM, via Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) – Saudi security forces have foiled a planned suicide attack on a mosque in the Qatif region in eastern Saudi Arabia, where many Shi’ite Muslims live, al-Arabiya news channel and other Saudi media reported early on Wednesday.

World

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi picks former U.N. head Annan to lead Rakhine State body

Today at 07:39 AM, via Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi picked former U.N. chief Kofi Annan on Wednesday to lead a commission to stop human rights abuses in Rakhine State, where violence between Buddhists and minority Rohingya Muslims has cast a pall over democratic reforms.

Africa

Zambia regulator suspends three private broadcasters

Today at 08:27 AM, via News24

Authorities in Zambia have suspended the licenses of three private broadcasters, saying they had posed a risk to peace and stability during this month’s presidential election.

Business

MTN at union’s mercy

Today at 08:26 AM, via IOL

MTN could face another full-blown strike the Communication Workers Union warns it will down tools if its demands are not met.

Business

RMI sells unit to Santam

Today at 08:26 AM, via IOL

Rand Merchant Investment Holdings will sell of 100 percent of the issued share capital of RMB-SI Investments to Santam for an undisclosed amount.

Business

Implats says earnings will fall

Today at 08:26 AM, via IOL

Impala Platinum says full-year earnings will tumble as much as 75 percent because of lower local prices and production stoppages.

Politics

Cosatu describes UFS test paper incident as ‘naked racism’

Today at 08:03 AM, via Times Live

The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Free State has called for urgent intervention following an incident at the University of the Free State (UFS) where Afrikaans-speaking students were given a question paper with answers during a test on Tuesday.

Politics

Gordhan’s arrest ‘would be a disaster for SA’: DA

Today at 07:21 AM, via Times Live

Pravin Gordhan’s arrest would “shatter investor confidence‚ risk a sovereign ratings downgrade and be a disaster for the already fragile zero-growth‚ zero-jobs economy in South Africa”‚ the Democratic Alliance (DA) said.

Sport

Soggy end to a damp squib

Today at 07:56 AM, via Sport Live

The first Test between South Africa and New Zealand ended in a damp draw yesterday without a ball bowled over the final three-and-a-half days due to a sodden Kingsmead.

Sport

Glory and heartache for young Farmer

Today at 07:51 AM, via Sport Live

Supersport United’s 19-year-old centre back Denwin Farmer will no doubt be delighted at his Bafana Bafana call-ups for next month’s matches against Mauritania and Egypt.

Education

Rwanda: Tell Your Parents Why You Prefer the 12-Year System

Today at 07:40 AM, via All Africa

[New Times] The nine-year-based programme is a vital programme meant to provide basic education to children whose parents can’t afford the high expenses associated with the straight system of the 12-year secondary programme.

Entertainment

Has Lalla’s man moved to SA for her?

Today at 08:03 AM, via Times Live

Last week TMG Entertainment reported that TV presenter Lalla Hirayama had found love in the arms of a hunky blonde guy.

Health

AstraZeneca to sell antibiotics business to Pfizer

Today at 08:21 AM, via Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca said it had agreed to sell its small molecule antibiotics business to Pfizer in a deal that could reach more than $1.5 billion.

Nature

Join the race for nature

Monday at 02:00 AM, via WWF

Run for NatureDo you want the chance to be a part of WWF's Run for Nature campaign? Well, now you can by participating in the 12km and 22km Sanlam Cape Town Peace Trail Run on 17 September 2016 in WWF branded gear. All funds raised will be used to help conserve the very nature you love while enjoying the rare chance of combining your two loves: sports and nature. The packages offered are:...

Nature

Deep Sea Mining – Insanity Re-Defined By Man’s Greed

18 August at 15:26 PM, via Environment.co.za

The post Deep Sea Mining – Insanity Re-Defined By Man’s Greed appeared first on Environment News South Africa.

A Canadian mining company has a license for an insane idea that could become a planetary disaster: Deep Sea Mining.

We all know how toxic mines can devastate land-based ecosystems — imagine corporations unleashed to dig up the ocean floor for minerals, far from any scrutiny. It’s the...