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SABC chair sets her lawyers on Parliament

Yesterday at 20:23, SAST

Ellen Tshabalala’s lawyers have launched a bid to stop an inquiry that had resolved to have her suspended for lying about her qualifications.

Cracks in Cosatu down to divided leadership, says ANC

Yesterday at 14:13, SAST

Differences of opinion and divisions in Cosatu cannot be resolved through elections or by axing members, an ANC-led task team has found.

No update on the return of bodies from Nigeria church collapse

Yesterday at 11:43, SAST

Despite reports of bodies of 84 South Africans who died in a Nigerian church collapse being returned by the end of October, details are still unclear.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks

Today at 06:58, SAST

Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks on soldiers - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.


Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest

Yesterday at 22:58, SAST

Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.


Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US

Yesterday at 23:59, SAST

President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Liberia: 15 of 13,000 Successfully Pass Univ. of Liberia Entrance Exams

Yesterday at 13:10, SAST

[FrontPageAfrica]The education system of Liberia continues to show signs of decline with students performing poorly in public exams.


Egypt: 12 Students Arrested for Attempting to Storm Cairo University - Ministry of Interior

Today at 07:13, SAST

[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -Security forces arrested on Wednesday 12 students accused of attempting to "storm Cairo University's campus," the ministry of interior said.


Egypt: 178 Cases of Food Poisoning in Two Suez Primary Schools

Today at 06:56, SAST

[Aswat Masriya]Suez -Egypt's top prosecutor ordered on Wednesday a swift investigation into the 178 cases of food poisoning reported in two primary schools in Suez.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Tate boss Serota tops art power list

Today at 01:46, SAST

Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is named the most powerful figure in the art world.


Pre-Python TV episodes rediscovered

Today at 01:47, SAST

Two episodes of 1960s TV comedy At Last The 1948 Show, which starred John Cleese and Graham Chapman before they formed Monty Python, are found.


Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'

Yesterday at 17:45, SAST

Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Africa: How I Could Have Brought Ebola to Washington

Today at 02:01, SAST

[allAfrica]New York -In September, I spent time with an American woman who had recently been in Lofa County, Liberia, an Ebola hot spot bordering the village in Guinea where the first case was identified. We were nowhere near west Africa; we were ...


Botswana: Close Contest Expected at Polls

Today at 06:00, SAST

[SANF]Close to a million Batswana will go to the polls on 24 October in parliamentary and local government elections that are expected to be closely contested.


South Sudan: Rival Leaders in Deal

Yesterday at 11:52, SAST

[Sabahi]South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar said Monday (October 20th) they accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war in which thousands were killed, AFP reported.


Source: All Africa
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Health

Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 11:14, 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 09:18, SAST

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


South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Jul 25 at 08:55, SAST

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Microsoft to phase out Nokia name

Yesterday at 13:44, SAST

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.


Nasa shares free sounds from space

Yesterday at 13:23, SAST

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.


Concern raised over UK use of drones

Yesterday at 02:03, SAST

The use of drones in the UK will rise over the next 20 years, raising "significant safety, security, and privacy concerns", a report says.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Mixed reaction to Nene's Budget

Today at 07:31, SAST

There has been mixed reaction to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene’s inaugural Medium Term Budget Policy Statement.


Parastatals to get new funding model

Yesterday at 16:24, SAST

Government has proposed a new framework for funding state-owned companies, which will include closer monitoring of such entities.


Nene warns of tax increases

Yesterday at 14:56, SAST

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene has warned of changes to tax policy next year that could see South African taxpayers paying more.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Milan giant seeks makeover

Oct 16 at 11:08, SAST

When will the tears stop? A leading Italian football club is pursuing a new direction -- under the guidance of its new Indonesian owner.


Should rapist get second chance?

Saturday at 19:44, SAST

What are the rights of a convicted rapist, who has served their time in prison, being allowed to resume their old job?


Messi: A decade of goals

Oct 16 at 13:48, SAST


Source: CNN
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Nature

Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

Aug 25 at 11:19, SAST

The City of Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off the electricity grid. Furthermore, all the water used at this facility, besides ...


Do It Yourself

May 29 at 08:04, SAST


Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 20:03, 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.

Source: The Good News
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