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South Africans rise to the call of #SomeoneTellProfMoyo

Today at 08:50, SAST

The SA Twittersphere did not take kindly to Zim minister Jonathan Moyo having a go at the plummeting rand.

The left's hopes for Greece fade


Greeks voted 'No' to the European austerity programme, but another election is looming, writes Armin Osmanovic.

SA stays loyal as Chinese party fizzles


Not even Black Monday's woes could shake the buddy-buddy ties between the two economies.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


More than 70 dead in Austria lorry

Today at 12:21, SAST

Austrian police say 71 bodies, thought to be Syrian migrants, were in an abandoned lorry found on a road near the Hungarian border.

Many feared dead in Libya sinkings

Today at 10:38, SAST

Hundreds of people are feared dead after two boats carrying up to 500 migrants capsize off the Libyan coast near the city of Zuwara.

Facebook hits billion users in a day

Today at 00:47, SAST

Facebook boasts a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.

Source: BBC News


Uganda: Government Should Harmonise Control Fees Structure

Today at 11:59, SAST

[Monitor] Education ministry's admission that it has no control over schools increasing fees due to the meagre government contribution to government-aided and private schools is absurd. First, this is not only an expression of helplessness but also ...

South Africa: Five Things to Think About If You're Considering a Doctorate

Yesterday at 19:17, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] I was chatting recently to a group of PhD scholars who are about midway through their journey. They are all studying part-time, juggling this will full-time jobs, family commitments and other responsibilities. All agreed ...

South Africa: Why Alternative Medicine Should Be Integrated Into Conventional Health Care

Yesterday at 19:14, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] A proposal to restructure primary health care in South Africa provides the perfect opportunity for complementary and alternative medicine to be formally integrated into the country's health system.

Source: All Africa


Chvrches singer speaks out on trolls

Today at 10:24, SAST

Chvrches frontwoman Lauren Mayberry hits out at misogynistic abuse from "cavemen", after being trolled online for wearing a short dress in a recent video.

Strictly's star line-up completed

Today at 11:53, SAST

Former sprinter Iwan Thomas and Sky Sports News presenter Kirsty Gallacher are the final two names announced for this year's Strictly Come Dancing.

BBC One wins channel of the year

Today at 09:02, SAST

BBC One is named channel of the year at the Edinburgh Television Festival's annual awards, while drama Happy Valley is named best new programme.

Source: BBC News


Congo-Kinshasa: Danger Looms in DRC As Kabila Maneuvers to Remain in Power

Yesterday at 13:19, SAST

[allAfrica] It is becoming increasingly difficult for authoritarian African heads of state to change constitutions that limit them to two terms in power.

Nigeria: Nigerian Ambassador to U.S., Adebowale Adefuye, Dead

Today at 12:51, SAST

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Adebowale Adefuye, is dead. According to Sahara Reporters, Mr. Adefuye, a former History professor died on Thursday at an undisclosed hospital in Washington DC.

Africa: Boat Filled With Refugees Sinks Off Libyan Coast

Today at 07:45, SAST

[Al Jazeera] A boat reportedly packed with people from Africa and South Asia bound for Italy has sunk off the Libyan coast, raising fears that dozens have died.

Source: All Africa


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


Facebook hits billion users in a day

Today at 00:47, SAST

Facebook boasts a new record, with more than a billion people using the social network on a single day this week.

Social media 'must rethink autoplay'

Yesterday at 15:36, SAST

After users were exposed to videos of the murders of two journalists, MPs say the sites must make their autoplay functions safer.

Woman gets cash for gadget allergy

Yesterday at 17:12, SAST

A woman in France has won a disability grant after telling a court she suffers from an allergy to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets.

Source: BBC News


Desalination to ease SA's water crisis?

Today at 13:19, SAST

The Department of Water and Sanitation is considering desalinising sea water to help ease the country's water problems.

Nene worried over revenue collection

Today at 08:35, SAST

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene has expressed his concern over the government's ability to collect revenue in light of the economic downturn.

Food prices to soar as drought bites

Today at 08:08, SAST

South Africans can expect to pay more for food in the coming months as the country's agriculture sector battles to deal with the worst drought in more than 20 years.



Claire Williams: 'Blokes in F1 love having women around'

Today at 11:55, SAST

Usain Bolt: How a cameraman stopped him in his tracks

Yesterday at 21:41, SAST

Even the fastest man on Earth has got to watch where he's going.
Ecclestone: 'Women don't want to take responsibility'

Yesterday at 20:48, SAST

Source: CNN


$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