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Cwele to face questions over Thuthukile Zuma appointment

Today at 06:56, SAST

The DA will submit written questions to Siyabonga Cwele over his appointment of Jacob Zuma’s daughter to a powerful ministry position at just 25.

Modise's farm: 'Threats' to the lives of SPCA inspectors

Today

SPCA inspectors say they will lay criminal charges against members of Thandi Modise’s staff who allegedly threatened them at her farm.

Marikana: Police were absent when miners clashed with NUM

Today

A Lonmin security officer has told the Farlam commission that security forces had been frustrated by the lack of police ahead of the Marikana strike.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Israel steps up bombardment of Gaza

Today at 11:33, SAST

Gaza sees one of its heaviest nights of bombardment, by air, sea and land, after Israel's prime minister warns of a long conflict ahead.


EU set to widen Russia sanctions

Today at 11:11, SAST

The European Union is set to back new sanctions against Russia, targeting its finance, energy and defence sectors over the conflict in Ukraine.


China investigates ex-security chief

Today at 12:13, SAST

China's former security chief Zhou Yongkang has been placed under investigation for serious violations of party discipline, state media say.


Source: BBC News
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Education

South Africa: Conventional Education Fails to Deliver the Goods

Today at 08:59, SAST

[SACSIS]We have thrown bags of money at education over the past two decades. Education consumes nearly a quarter of our total budget, close to a quarter of a trillion Rand a year. We spend more money on education than anything else. Yet despite ...


Africa: German Plan to Boost Higher Education Teaching

Yesterday at 17:35, SAST

[SciDev.Net]Bonn -Germany is intensifying its academic ties with countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve higher education systems, according to a strategy document released last month (25 June).


Africa: State of the Tropics Sees Universities Reach Out to Society

Yesterday at 17:14, SAST

[SciDev.Net]Brasilia -Twelve universities and research institutions from around the world have joined forces to assess the critical issues facing the world's tropical regions and to examine how investments in aid, research and education affect ...


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

VIDEO: British dancer returns from Russia

Today at 11:02, SAST

A dancer from Hull who became the first British dancer to be employed by the Mariinsky Ballet in Russia returns to the UK to perform with the company at Covent Garden.


Goldfinch novel set for big screen

Today at 10:57, SAST

Donna Tartt's best-selling novel The Goldfinch is to be turned into a film, with Rush Hour director Brett Ratner among its producers.


Band 'didn't believe' Watkins abuse

Today at 06:22, SAST

Former members of Lostprophets say they originally hoped child abuse reports about singer Ian Watkins were a "mistake" and now want to move forward.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

South Africa: Metalworkers' Strike Over

Today at 09:34, SAST

[SAPA]Johannesburg -The strike in the metals and engineering sector ended on Monday, after both the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and Solidarity accepted a wage offer.


Africa: Ban Urged to Streamline Cooperation With African Union

Today at 08:48, SAST

[UN News]With preparations underway for the United Nations to take over from an African Union-led peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (CAR), the Security Council today requested Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to review what was done ...


Nigeria: Okagbare Storms to Gold, Sets Games Record

Today at 08:08, SAST

[This Day]Africa's fastest female sprinter, Blessing Okagbare, last night stormed to the 100m gold and a new Commonwealth Games record. The gold medal is the third to be won by Team Nigeria at the ongoing edition of the Games in Glasgow, Scotland.


Source: All Africa
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Health

South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Friday at 09:55, SAST

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


Roundabout Water Solutions

May 19 at 20:53, SAST

Roundabout Water Solutions (RWS) is a South African registered non-profit (section 21) company that raises funds for the installation and maintenance of the PlayPump® water pumping system (PlayPumps). Boreholes are identified, tested to ensure ...


CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 13:33, SAST

The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), has been ...


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Fertility lubricant for couples struggling to conceive

Sunday at 07:24, SAST

CAPE TOWN - A new invention could help couples who are battling to conceive. It's a lubricant that aids natural reproduction. But some medical professionals warn that it may not benefit everyone. Experts say one in six South African couples ...


Amazon's far-reaching ambitions, lack of profits, unnerve investors

Saturday at 16:23, SAST

SAN FRANCISCO - Amazon.com Inc's message to investors has always been clear: trust in founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. But after more than a year of mostly disappointing quarterly results, that faith is being tested. Some on Wall Street wonder if...


Apple iPhones allow extraction of deep personal data, researcher finds

Saturday at 16:00, SAST

SAN FRANCISCO - Personal data including text messages, contact lists and photos can be extracted from iPhones through previously unpublicised techniques by Apple Inc employees, the company acknowledged this week. The same techniques to circumvent ...


Source: eNews Channel Africa
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Business

Cabinet can have business interests

Today at 11:44, SAST

Cabinet ministers, their deputies as well as members of Parliament, have until August 15, to make full declarations of their business interests to Parliament, says Communications Minister Faith Muthambi.


Rand weaker despite end of strike

Today at 09:23, SAST

The rand was weaker on Tuesday morning despite news that the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) strike had come to an end.


Total sells SA coal assets for $472m

Today at 09:07, SAST

French oil giant Total on Monday said it had inked a deal to sell its South African coal assets to mining company Exxaro Resources for $472-million (350-million euros).


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Top 10 matches of Brazil 2014

Jul 15 at 12:30, SAST

So that's it for another four years.


Germany's World Cup plot

Jul 15 at 16:34, SAST

The pressure suffocated those toiling on the grass, the gravity of a World Cup final adding weight to the air like plumbing a great depth in the ocean.


From the dog track to Wimbledon

Jul 16 at 12:42, SAST


Source: CNN
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Nature

Do It Yourself

May 29 at 09:04, SAST


Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 21:03, 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.


Launch of 'My Green Home' Challenge

May 5 at 11:04, SAST

One South African family will change their home to help change the world Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: We've always had good intentions, ...


Source: The Good News
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