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Cosatu fires Zwelinzima Vavi

Yesterday at 18:57, SAST

Allegedly the main reason for Vavi's expulsion was his "failure to to fulfill his duties as secretary".

The fall of Rhodes’s statue is only the first step, says Malema


The EFF leader also stressed that the battle against white supremacy cannot be won until universities offer free education.

Vavi won't give Cosatu back on a 'silver platter'

Sunday at 18:16, SAST

Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi will not be resigning and says he will return to the trenches to try and mobilise workers.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Alps co-pilot 'had suicide treatment'

Yesterday at 21:37, SAST

Co-pilot of crashed Germanwings jet, Andreas Lubitz, had treatment for suicidal tendencies before he gained his licence, investigators say.

Nigeria vote 'too close to call'

Yesterday at 18:01, SAST

Initial results from Nigeria's election show little separating the two main candidates for the presidency, with full results due on Tuesday.

One dead after shooting at NSA

Yesterday at 21:30, SAST

Officials say two men dressed as women tried to break through a security gate to the National Security Agency headquarters.

Source: BBC News


Sierra Leone: Pregnant Girls Barred From School

Yesterday at 08:03, SAST

[RFI] Children will finally be returning to their classes throughout Sierra Leone on Monday after an eight-month hiatus due to the Ebola crisis. But there will be empty chairs at many schools. Some students will find out that their classmates fell ...

South Africa: Why Martin Luther King Jr Would Have Supported #RhodesMustFall

Yesterday at 14:42, SAST

[The Daily Vox] Transformation is on everyone's lips. In what started out as seemingly benign poo on a statue, has turned into a nationwide movement of self-introspection over colonial symbols and ideas long passed.

South Africa: Max Price - It's Time for UCT to Have Its Own TRC

Yesterday at 12:04, SAST

[The Daily Vox] Vice chancellor Max Price has recommended that UCT establish a forum similar to the TRC to address transformation and the lack of integration at the university. RA'EESA PATHER reports.

Source: All Africa


Jay Z promotes music streaming brand

Today at 01:15, SAST

Some of the biggest names in entertainment have re-launched the music subscription service Tidal, which they claim will change musical history.

African comedian replaces Jon Stewart

Yesterday at 15:33, SAST

Comedian Trevor Noah will replace Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, it is announced.

Stephen Fry 'hounded off' Instagram

Yesterday at 17:53, SAST

Author and broadcaster Stephen Fry swears off Instagram, claiming to have been "hounded off" the photo-sharing service.

Source: BBC News


Africa: Lights, Roads, Water, ICT - Invest! Addis Forum Call

Yesterday at 14:06, SAST

[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -Africa needs huge financial investments to achieve its development goals, UN Under Secretary General Carlos Lopes told delegates at a finance conference in Addis Ababa.

Africa: Obama Announces Nairobi Visit

Yesterday at 14:51, SAST

[The Star] US President Barack Obama is set to visit Nairobi in July for the 2015 Global Entrepreneurship Summit.

South Africa: Labour Federation Cosatu's General Secretary Sacked

Yesterday at 19:35, SAST

[Daily Maverick] A Cosatu special central executive committee meeting voted on Monday evening to dismiss the federation's general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi. It marks the end his long-running leadership of South Africa's most powerful trade union ...

Source: All Africa


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


Attacks hit BA, GitHub and Slack

Yesterday at 12:59, SAST

British Airways' Executive Club, the code-sharing site GitHub and the work chat service Slack have all been hit by cyber-attacks.

Women give tech sector wake-up call

Yesterday at 19:46, SAST

Lack of gender diversity and alleged discrimination against women are uncomfortable issues once again in the spotlight for the technology sector.

VIDEO: Farmers test out 'flying sheepdog'

Yesterday at 15:33, SAST

Paul Brennan talks to the BBC about sending a drone up to herd his sheep.

Source: BBC News


No JZ influence on inquiry - Tsotsi

Yesterday at 15:42, SAST

Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi has insisted that President Zuma did not ask him to institute an inquiry into Eskom's affairs.

Acsa to pay for price fixing

Yesterday at 15:54, SAST

The Airports Company of South Africa has agreed to pay an administrtive penalty of almost R2-million for fixing the price of parking at the OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg.

CWU offers Telkom packages to members

Yesterday at 12:06, SAST

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) on Sunday said while it's firmly opposed to Telkom's offers of outsourcing and voluntary severance packages, it has agreed to take the offers to its members.



Tiger Woods drops out of golf's top 100

Yesterday at 12:51, SAST

For the first time in his illustrious career, Tiger Woods is no longer considered one of the world's top 100 golfers.

'You feeling thirsty?': Warne slammed for drinking comments

Yesterday at 11:32, SAST

Australian cricket great Shane Warne has been criticized for promoting an unhealthy drinking culture, following post-match interviews at cricket's World Cup final.

Forza Ferrari: Vettel snaps Mercedes domination

Yesterday at 08:46, SAST

Sebastian Vettel emerged triumphant in a tactical battle with reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton to win the Malaysian Grand Prix Sunday for his revitalized Ferrari team.

Source: CNN


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, 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. 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