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Dedicated courts to deal with xenophobic attacks

Yesterday at 13:41, SAST

The NPA and other state institutions are working together to speed up the prosecution of perpetrators who commit xenophobic attacks.

'Good story' must include rights of the people

Yesterday at 13:12, SAST

As long as the majority of people live below the poverty line, slogans such as "We have a good story to tell" ring a little hollow.

SAA's Kalawe resigns as CEO

Yesterday at 10:36, SAST

South African Airways has announced that after reaching an out of court settlement, Monwabisi Kalawe will resign as chief executive and a director.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Death toll in Nepal quake over 1,000

Today at 18:05, SAST

The death toll from Nepal's deadliest earthquake for more than 80 years has risen above 1,000, as foreign governments offer aid.

VW chairman resigns in power struggle

Today at 18:22, SAST

Ferdinand Piech, the chairman of VW, Europe's biggest carmaker, resigns after a power struggle with his chief executive.

Gallipoli tributes to Anzac 'heroes'

Today at 12:48, SAST

Australia and New Zealand hold ceremonies to mark the centenary of the military landings at Gallipoli during the First World War.

Source: BBC News


Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Has a Shortfall of 2 000 Schools, Dokora

Today at 05:16, SAST

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE has a shortfall of 2 056 schools with the country facing hurdles in building new infrastructure owing to economic challenges, a government minister has said.

Mozambique: 8,500 New Teachers to Be Hired This Year

Today at 05:15, SAST

[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government plans to hire 8,500 new primary school teachers this, which will reduce the number of pupils per teacher in primary education from 63 to 61.

Egypt: British Deputy Ambassador Launches Student Parliament At Cairo University

Yesterday at 20:18, SAST

[PR Newswire] Cairo -British Deputy Ambassador at the opening ceremony of Model British House of Commons: "This is training for democracy in action and empowered young leaders will build Egypt's future."

Source: All Africa


Music boss tops Britain's rich list

Today at 18:34, SAST

Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik is Britain's richest man with a £13.17bn fortune, according to The 2015 Sunday Times Rich List.

Bruce Jenner: I am a woman

Today at 09:53, SAST

The reality TV star says he still has male body parts but considers himself female.

MasterChef 2015 winner crowned

Today at 11:57, SAST

A data manager from Oldham has been crowned champion of MasterChef 2015.

Source: BBC News


Togo: Polls Open in Togo's Presidential Vote

Today at 12:54, SAST

[Togonews] Polls have opened in Togo's presidential election on Saturday.

Ethiopia: Swelling Ethiopian Migration Casts Doubt On Its Economic Miracle

Today at 17:10, SAST

[IPS] Addis Ababa -The 28 Ethiopian migrants of Christian faith murdered by the Islamic State (IS) on Apr. 19 in Libya had planned to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of work in Europe.

North Africa: Smuggling Gangs Treat African Migrants More Harshly

Today at 12:49, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Traffickers smuggling migrants across the Mediterranean are more likely to lock Africans -- including women and children -- into packed boat holds than Syrians and others from the Middle East, an official who ...

Source: All Africa


The Sound of a Generation Free of HIV

Babies from around the world sing in perfect harmony and share the sound of a generation free of HIV. Learn how you can help make a difference with Coca-Cola and (RED).

Drastic Reduction In HIV/Aids Related Deaths, Prompts Hospice To Change To Child Care Unit

Local non-profit organization, Cotlands, recently announced its transformation from a hospice in to a childcare unit due to the drastic reduction in HIV/Aids related deaths. This move follows the lauded success of the South African government’s...

Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

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...

Source: The Good News


Valve expands Steam 'mod' market

Yesterday at 12:38, SAST

Game maker Valve has expanded its online store to let players who make 'mods' for games sell their creations.

Rail upgrade 'raises hack risks'

Yesterday at 00:35, SAST

A government adviser warns that a new hi-tech rail signalling system could be hacked by terrorists to cause train crashes.

Ellen Pao faces $1m legal bill

Yesterday at 12:05, SAST

The woman who challenged sexism in Silicon Valley now faces a $1m legal bill unless she agrees not to appeal.

Source: BBC News


SA not at risk of junk rating - Kganyago

Yesterday at 15:13, SAST

South Africa is not at an immediate risk of its credit rating being downgraded to junk status, South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said.

Greek bank to wipe debts of poor clients

Yesterday at 15:17, SAST

One of Greece's largest banks is to wipe away the debts of clients who owe up to 20 000 euros ($21 600) in a one-off gesture to ease the burden on its crisis-hit customers.

Numsa demands inquiry into Eskom

Yesterday at 14:47, SAST

Numsa says it plans to meet with Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown and Eskom’s board to demand an inquiry into the operations at the parastatal.



Advantage Barca: Messi and Neymar on target

Today at 17:22, SAST

Superstar forwards Lionel Messi and Neymar both score as Barcelona moves five points clear in Spain's La Liga title race on Saturday, despite having a player sent off in the Catalan derby at Espanyol.

Guardiola's Bayern to play Barca

Today at 17:23, SAST

Pep Guardiola will return to former club Barcelona for the first time with Bayern Munich after the two clubs were drawn against each other in the Champions League semifinal.

Tennis great Navratilova quits

Today at 17:23, SAST

Sometimes it can pay off to have a tennis legend in your coaching corner, but sometimes things just don't work out -- as Agnieszka Radwanska has discovered.

Source: CNN


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 ...

SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s, 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. known for its pioneering approach ...

SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

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 ...

Source: The Good News