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SAHRC investigating racism complaints over anti-Indian song

Saturday at 12:01, SAST

The human rights commission is probing complaints of racism by the South African Hindu Maha Sabha organisation over AmaCde's song "Umhlab' Uzobuya".

Ombudsman rejects Transnet tender boss's complaint

Friday at 15:58, SAST

The Press Ombudsman has dismissed a complaint brought by Iqbal Sharma against the Mail & Guardian, saying the publication was justified in its report.

No Ebola cases reported, confirmed in SA

Friday at 15:01, SAST

South Africa has so far not been impacted by Ebola, with no cases reported or confirmed according to the health department.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Russia urges Ukraine ceasefire talks

Today at 09:02, SAST

An "immediate ceasefire" in Ukraine must be the priority for key negotiations taking place on Monday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.


Protesters storm Pakistan state TV

Today at 09:18, SAST

Pakistan's national television channel is taken off air after anti-government protesters storm the state broadcaster's offices.


Official heckled amid HK poll anger

Today at 09:24, SAST

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists disrupt a speech by a Beijing official, a day after China ruled out a direct leadership election in 2017.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Kenya: Education Ministry Sets School Hours Between 8am to 3.30 PM, Outlaws 6am Morning Classes and Night Preps

Today at 07:06, SAST

[The Star]The official school hours for all public and private day Primary and Secondary schools has now been set to be 8.00 am to 3.30 pm class hours and 3.30 pm to 4.45 pm for games and clubs the Ministry of Education has announced.


Ethiopia: Mekele University Commemorates Meles

Today at 08:17, SAST

[ERTA]Mekele University Community planted seedlings marking the 2nd year of the commemoration of the late Prime Minster Meles Zenawi.


Kenya: State to Appoint Finance Officers in Schools

Today at 08:02, SAST

[The Star]THE Ministry of Education favours the appointment of finance officers to public primary and secondary schools to manage billions of shillings it gives out.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Fairhead to be BBC Trust chairwoman

Yesterday at 15:55, SAST

Rona Fairhead, former head of the Financial Times Group, is poised to become the first woman to chair the BBC Trust, replacing Lord Patten in the role.


X Factor dominates Saturday night TV

Yesterday at 14:45, SAST

X Factor returns to ITV with 9.3 million viewers, or 43% of the viewing public.


Bush sets new album chart record

Yesterday at 21:21, SAST

Kate Bush follows her stage comeback to become the first woman to have eight albums in the chart at the same time.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Africa: 'Not a Conference, a Conversation'

Today at 08:36, SAST

[allAfrica]Addis Ababa -Agriculture. Food security. Small-scale farmers. Agriculture research. Did your eyes glaze over? Thought so. The agriculture sector still struggles to shake the perception of being dull and tedious, which poses a key ...


Africa: How Africa is Losing the Ebola Battle

Yesterday at 20:49, SAST

[allAfrica]A combination of fear of the Ebola virus, weak public infrastructures in three of the world's poorest countries, and a slow response by the international public health community and world governments is reversing real progress in Liberia, ...


Africa: Citizens Call to Action on Ebola - Petition

Yesterday at 17:16, SAST

[allAfrica]As the Ebola virus becomes an overwhelming human catastrophe affecting public health, social institutions and and economic well-being in Africa, we stand in solidarity with our fellow citizens in the countries victimized by this deadly ...


Source: All Africa
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Health

Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Source: eNews Channel Africa
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Business

'E-tolls toxic to small business'

Today at 08:20, SAST

Business Unity South Africa says e-tolls are "toxic" to small business growth and proposes a minimum national fuel levy which will be strictly used for road upgrades and maintenance.


Quick fix to interest rates

Today at 08:15, SAST

With the interest rate cycle on an upwards trend, should you get a fixed rate on your home loan? A property expert explains what you should do...


Huge fuel price cut next week

Friday at 15:54, SAST

The Department of Energy announced a big decrease in the price of petrol that will kick in next week.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Heroes' welcome for Germany

Jul 29 at 13:06, SAST

The streets of Berlin have turned black, red and gold as tens of thousands of flag-waving fans gather in the German capital to welcome home the nation's World Cup-winning footballers.


The best quotes

Jul 29 at 13:07, SAST


U.S. Open by the numbers

Aug 23 at 22:16, SAST

A behind the scenes look at the U.S. Open by the numbers.


Source: CNN
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Nature

Source: The Good News
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