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Cape Times editor charged with 'unacceptable behaviour'

Today at 17:52, SAST

A decision to alter a news photograph to remove the logo of a Cape Times advertiser allegedly led to the blowout.

Post Office sitting on a mail 'mountain'

Today at 15:06, SAST

There is a mountain of undelivered mail at Sapo, and Parliament's committee says Sapo was being "evasive" on unpaid salaries in their presentation.

ANC denies it is broke

Today at 13:52, SAST

The ruling party denied a report that it faces serious financial problems and said it had not retrenched any employees in the past 10 years.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


One dead in SpaceShipTwo test crash

Today at 20:13, SAST

At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashes in California.

Burkina Faso's president resigns

Today at 17:49, SAST

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore resigns following violent protests, with army chief Honore Traore taking over as head of state.

UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

Today at 18:31, SAST

UN chief Ban Ki-moon says discrimination against humanitarian workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is "unacceptable".

Source: BBC News


Uganda: Govt Gagging Dons - University Boss

Today at 05:44, SAST

[Observer]Notoriously-outspoken university lecturers on public issues are fought by government, a top university administrator has said.

Namibia: Govt to Introduce Grade 13 in January

Today at 15:39, SAST

[New Era]Windhoek -The Minister of Education, Dr David Namwandi, announced plans to introduce a reviewed and revamped basic education curriculum which will introduce a thirteenth grade and embrace vocational training as part of the teaching system.

South Africa: Five Tips for Getting Through Your Finals Exams

Today at 14:31, SAST

[The Daily Vox]The matric class of 2014 is currently sitting its final exams, as are students at tertiary institutions across the country. Exams, and the long wait for results, are nerve-wracking but you are not alone. Here are five ways to deal ...

Source: All Africa


BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology

Today at 15:27, SAST

The BBC's Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the country's ambassador.

Harris loses conviction appeal bid

Today at 14:38, SAST

Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.

Paddington author to make film cameo

Today at 15:43, SAST

Paddington Bear creator Michael Bond is to make a cameo appearance in the film that will bring his beloved character to the big screen for the first time.

Source: BBC News


Burkina Faso: Army Chief Takes Over

Today at 18:36, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces has taken power after mass demonstrations forced President Blaise Compaore to resign. There have been days of violent protests against the leader's 27-year rule.

Liberia: Malaria Must Be Treated Too - MSF

Today at 18:19, SAST

[MSF]Every year, malaria claims victims in Liberia. The disease is endemic there. However, with the Ebola epidemic, it has become very difficult, if not impossible, to obtain treatment. In response, MSF has begun distributing antimalarials in ...

Sudan: 'Al Bashir Deserves Nobel Prize'

Today at 17:50, SAST

[Radio Dabanga]Khartoum / Cairo -According to the Sudanese Minister of Information, President Omar Al Bashir is a man of peace who should have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for ending the war between Khartoum and the southern Sudanese rebels in ...

Source: All Africa


Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 11:14, SAST

The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for ...

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga to look after the terminally ill

Aug 11 at 09:18, SAST

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga is proud to continue to deliver outstanding service to its vast community.

South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Jul 25 at 08:55, SAST

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

Source: The Good News


Pirate Bay founder gets jail term

Yesterday at 16:52, SAST

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

Millions hit in Drupal hack attack

Today at 11:30, SAST

Software firm Drupal warns millions to "assume" they have been hacked if they have not applied a patch for a recently discovered bug.

Former Android boss leaves Google

Today at 11:57, SAST

Andy Rubin steps down from Google, while his former colleague Daniel Graf is demoted at Twitter

Source: BBC News


Fuel price cuts for November

Today at 16:36, SAST

The Energy Department has announced that the retail prices of petrol and diesel will go down on 5 November.

Nene keen to tackle low-cost housing

Today at 15:35, SAST

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says government cannot continue using its grants to fix the country's housing problems and the private sector needs to partner with the state at a planning stage to prevent the loss of money and time.

Homeowners taking strain - Nedbank

Today at 12:48, SAST

South African homeowners are finding it increasingly difficult to make their bond payments, Nedbank said.



The best places to ski on Earth?

Oct 24 at 14:08, SAST

It's that time of the year when winter sports enthusiasts dust off their skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in search of perfect powder and fresh adventures.

The four disciplines of alpine skiing

Wednesday at 13:26, SAST

CNN's Christina Macfarlane breaks down the sport of Alpine Skiing.

Freak injury rules out Svindal

Oct 23 at 14:27, SAST

A freak injury while playing an impromptu game of football with his teammates could sideline Norwegian skiing great Aksel Lund Svindal for the entire World Cup season.

Source: CNN


Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

Aug 25 at 11:19, SAST

The City of Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off the electricity grid. Furthermore, all the water used at this facility, besides ...

Do It Yourself

May 29 at 08:04, SAST

Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 20:03, 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.

Source: The Good News