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Khulubuse Zuma goes to court over R1.5bn Aurora claims

Today at 12:13, SAST

Khulubuse Zuma, President Jacob Zuma's controversial nephew, will go to court to fight claims for R1.5-billion by the liquidators of Aurora mines.

Cash for votes: Mantashe nullifies ANC eThekwini conference

Today at 10:13, SAST

The ANC's Gwede Mantashe has canned the results of the party's eThekwini regional conference over claims of branch manipulation and cash for votes.

Robert Sobukwe's dream unrealised, 21 years into democracy

Friday at 15:08, SAST

Robert Sobukwe died 37 years ago today. His dream of economic emancipation remains unrealised, with half of the population still living in poverty.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Nemtsov mourners to march in Moscow

Today at 05:11, SAST

Thousands of people are set to take part in a march in Moscow to honour opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was shot dead on Friday.


Court ruling jeopardises Egypt poll

Today at 10:26, SAST

Egypt's Supreme Court rules part of an election law unconstitutional, possibly delaying parliamentary polls which begin this month.


US sex abuse suspect held in Brazil

Today at 04:06, SAST

Police in Brazil arrest an American man suspected of sexually assaulting young women while running a religious group in the US state of Minnesota.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Zambia: Probe Poor Grade 12 Results

Yesterday at 21:11, SAST

[Times of Zambia]AN imaginary story is currently circulating among secondary school pupils that many students did not do well in the 2014 grade 12 examinations because there was no leakage.


Zimbabwe: Majongwe Says Not Bothered About CIO Attention

Today at 05:46, SAST

[New Zimbabwe]FIREBRAND Progressive Teachers' Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ) secretary general, Raymond Majongwe has scoffed at reports that the country's intelligence has been snooping at the local NGOs and the media, saying his militant teachers group ...


Kenya: Athletes Urged to Get Education

Yesterday at 14:01, SAST

[The Star]First lady Margaret Kenyatta has called on athletes from Elgeyo Marakwet to ensure they get education to complement their prowess in the field.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Obama leads Leonard Nimoy tributes

Yesterday at 10:55, SAST

President Obama is among those paying tribute to Leonard Nimoy, the Star Trek actor who has died aged 83, saying: "I loved Spock."


BBC's Robinson to have tumour removed

Yesterday at 18:54, SAST

The BBC's political editor Nick Robinson is to have an operation to remove a tumour from his lung, the corporation says.


Nyong'o stolen dress 'recovered'

Yesterday at 08:02, SAST

A dress "resembling" the $150,000 (£97,000) outfit worn by Lupita Nyong'o at this year's Oscars has been found, Los Angeles police say.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Lesotho: Election Results Expected Soon in Lesotho

Today at 09:21, SAST

[allAfrica]Lesotho's early elections went smoothly on Saturday and it is hoped results will be declared on Sunday, news agencies report.


Zimbabwe: Mugabe Vows to Expel More White Farmers

Today at 05:34, SAST

[New Zimbabwe]WHITE farmers still occupying pieces of land in the country must brace for more farm seizures after President Robert Mugabe revealed Saturday his government was investigating how many of them survived the violent and anti-white land ...


Tanzania: Brave Mother of Albino Baby Recovering

Today at 06:31, SAST

[Daily News]Mwanza -THE mother of a kidnapped child with albinism, Ms Esther Thomas, has confirmed that her condition is getting better at the Bugando Medical Centre (BMC) where she is admitted after sustaining severe injuries, while protecting her ...


Source: All Africa
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Health

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
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Science/Tech

Account data stolen in TalkTalk hack

Friday at 10:42, SAST

TalkTalk customers are being warned about scammers who managed to steal account numbers and names from the company's computers.


Google backs down over Blogger porn

Friday at 13:33, SAST

Google has changed its mind about forcing sexually explicit blogs on its Blogger platform to become private.


BBC launches Richard III on WhatsApp

Yesterday at 08:00, SAST

BBC launches a WhatsApp service so you can get Richard III updates direct to your phone.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Minister wants Necsa chief unbanned

Friday at 15:08, SAST

Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson has allegedly stepped in to have disciplinary charges against the CEO of the Nuclear Energy Corporation of South Africa (Necsa) overturned despite sanctioning them just six weeks ago.


Mugabe admits land reform blunder

Friday at 11:57, SAST

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has admitted he blundered by giving ill-equipped black farmers vast tracts of farmland seized from whites under his controversial land reforms.


Sale of state assets at advanced stage

Friday at 09:41, SAST

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says the process of selling off non-core state assets is at an advanced stage and that he cannot comment on the matter due to the market sensitivity.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Federer defeats Djokovic to claim Dubai title

Yesterday at 17:23, SAST

A ruthless Roger Federer confidently dispatched World No 1. Novak Djokovic 6-3 7-5 to take the Dubai Championships Saturday in little over one hour and 36 minutes.


Football team humiliated 10-0

Yesterday at 22:52, SAST

Everything was going to plan for Cowdenbeath during its Scottish Championship clash with table-topping Heart of Midlothian Saturday.


Hamilton fastest in F1 testing

Yesterday at 20:27, SAST

Reigning Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton was the fastest man on the tracks during the second last day of pre-season testing Saturday.


Source: CNN
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Nature

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

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 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
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