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Malema raises the 'Indian question' at KZN judiciary interview

Today at 15:19, SAST

A heated exchange between candidate Shyam Gyanda and JSC commissioner Julius Malema explored the touchy issue of ethnicity, race and Africanness.

Supreme court dismisses Hlaudi Motsoeneng appeal

Today at 10:55, SAST

The Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed the SABC COO's bid against suspension and has upheld Thuli Madonsela's recommendations.

Madonsela: Our leaders must submit to scrutiny

Today at 08:43, SAST

Without respect for the rule of law, the public protector's office cannot be a meaningful buffer between government and the people, says Madonsela.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Fifa suspends Blatter, Platini & Valcke

Today at 13:53, SAST

Fifa provisionally suspends president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and Uefa chief Michel Platini for 90 days.

VW's US boss offers 'sincere apology'

Today at 16:48, SAST

Volkswagen's US boss makes a "sincere apology" to US lawmakers for installing "defeat devices" to cheat emissions tests on its diesel cars.

France train terror hero stabbed in US

Today at 16:42, SAST

Spencer Stone, hailed as a hero after a French train terror attack, is in hospital after being stabbed in Sacramento, California.

Source: BBC News


Kenya: Free Education Policy Could Actually Be Deepening Inequality

Today at 09:46, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] There is a new brand of educational entrepreneur emerging in Nairobi's slums: privately owned and run schools that promise particularly poor children a good education at little cost.

Africa: Researchers Tip African Students to Lead in Nobel Prize Exploits

Today at 12:59, SAST

[Guardian] If African students studying in the United States continue with their current academic feats, the prestigious Nobel Prize may not elude the continent for long, history researchers have predicted.

Rwanda: Time to Walk the Talk On TVET

Today at 10:45, SAST

[New Times] Experts have called for the integration of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) skills into conventional school curricula from primary to university level.

Source: All Africa


Great British Bake Off winner crowned

Today at 09:41, SAST

A record 13.4 million people tuned in to find out who would lift The Great British Bake Off trophy, during a tasty finale.

Alexievich wins Nobel Literature prize

Today at 16:48, SAST

Belarusian Svetlana Alexievich wins the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature.

Fifteen-year-old wins poetry hat-trick

Today at 15:45, SAST

Fifteen-year-old Magnus Dixon is selected as a winner of the Foyles Young Poets Competition for the third year in a row.

Source: BBC News


Africa: World Trade Talks Offer Historic Opportunity for Africa

Today at 11:00, SAST

[allAfrica] As world leaders met at the recent United Nations summit to adopt global goals to end extreme poverty in 15 years, a determination to create broader and more participatory development was evident.

Nigeria: Nigeria Rice Millers Criticise Custom's Decision to Allow Rice Importation

Today at 15:26, SAST

[Premium Times] The National Rice Millers Association of Nigeria, NRMAN, said on Thursday in Abuja that the Nigerian Customs Service, NCS, erred in its decision to lift the ban on importation of rice through the land borders.

Africa: Counting Every Birth and Death Could Make a Difference to Health Inequities

Today at 15:24, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] For many African countries and especially among poorer communities, when people die there is no trace in any official legal record or statistic. It is common for a person who lives in the city and falls terminally ill to ...

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


Webcam hacker spied on sex acts

Today at 15:38, SAST

A Leeds-based hacker used a notorious piece of malware called BlackShades to spy on people engaged in sex acts.

UK firms develop drone-freezing ray

Today at 15:43, SAST

Three British companies have created a device to deter drones from entering sensitive areas by freezing them mid-flight.

Whose fault is a driverless car crash?

Today at 15:21, SAST

Volvo says it will be 'one of the first' firms to take full responsibility for accidents involving driverless cars.

Source: BBC News


SARS busts R266m tax fraud scheme

Today at 14:31, SAST

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has foiled an attempt by a group of individuals to defraud the fiscus of R266-million, it said on Thursday.

Denel facing probe into finances

Today at 12:16, SAST

State arms firms Denel could be facing an investigation into its current financial state as it is reportedly struggling to pay its suppliers.

Samwu threatens Jozi blackout

Today at 11:28, SAST

The South African Municipal Workers' Union has threatened to go on a strike next week that will leave Johannesburg and its surrounds without power.



FIFA in crisis as top bosses banned

Today at 11:45, SAST

Springboks star equals Lomu record

Yesterday at 20:10, SAST

Bryan Habana equaled the Rugby World Cup try-scoring record as South Africa clinched top spot in Pool B by thrashing the United States 64-0 at London's Olympic Stadium.
Blatter 'provisionally suspended' for 90 days

Yesterday at 19:44, 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