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Zim election report: Presidency loses latest bid for secrecy

Today at 13:11, SAST

The Supreme Court of Appeal rules that the government must hand the Khampepe Report on Zimbabwe’s 2002 elections over to the Mail & Guardian.

Crime stats: Increase in serious crimes a cause for concern

Today at 12:20, SAST

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega is concerned by the increase in murder, attempted murder and robbery.

Nigeria church collapse: SA death toll now 84

Today at 09:56, SAST

The death toll of South Africans in Nigeria's deadly church collapse has risen to 84, amid tensions between the two countries over rescue missions.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


French launch first strikes on IS

Today at 16:30, SAST

President Hollande says France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Iraq, joining the US in military action against the group.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

Today at 16:55, SAST

A three-day curfew begins in Sierra Leone to enable health workers to find and isolate cases of Ebola, but critics warn it will achieve little.

GSK fined $490m by China for bribery

Today at 12:28, SAST

China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

Source: BBC News


Zimbabwe: Varsity Row Over Grace Mugabe's PhD

Today at 15:30, SAST

[Zimbabwe Independent]Harare -A STORM is brewing at the University of Zimbabwe (UZ) as senior lecturers, including deans and professors, plan to write a letter of protest to the university council, the institution's highest decision-making body, ...

Nigeria: South West States Announce New Ebola Measures in Schools

Today at 14:42, SAST

[Daily Independent]Many states across the South West Zone are putting in place new strategies to contain any outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease to meet Monday's resumption date announced by the Federal Government.

Africa: Time to End Academia's Ivory Trade

Today at 14:03, SAST

[Fahamu]Universities in South Africa and the rest of the continent have tended to either remain aloof from society or follow government prescriptions dociley. Neither of these positions allows for these institutions to contribute to the democratic ...

Source: All Africa


Spacey stalker given four years

Today at 09:49, SAST

A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Iran Happy dancers given 91 lashes

Today at 11:14, SAST

Six Iranians arrested for filming a video tribute to Pharrell Williams' song Happy are sentenced to 91 lashes and jail terms, their lawyer says.

Wallace Collection's gallery reopens

Today at 15:06, SAST

The Wallace Collection's Great Gallery, which contains paintings by masters including Rubens, Velazquez and Titian, reopens after a £5m refurbishment.

Source: BBC News


Liberia: Belgium Makes First Liberia War Crimes Arrest

Today at 14:14, SAST

[HRW]Brussels -The Belgian authorities' arrest of a Liberian for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity during Liberia's first civil war is a major advance for justice.

Africa: Future of ExIm Bank Critical to U.S.-Africa Business

Today at 13:00, SAST

[African Arguments]The US Export-Import (ExIm) Bank has become the latest political football in Washington, as Democrats and Republicans argue over its value to the American economy. ExIm Bank is the US government's export credit agency, which ...

Nigeria: Church Collapse Rescue Ends

Yesterday at 20:17, SAST

[Premium Times]Rescue operations at the site of the collapsed building at The Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos, have ended with 80 people confirmed dead.

Source: All Africa


Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 12:14, 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 10:18, 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 09:55, 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


Australian farmer receives first ever Google drone delivery

Aug 29 at 09:52, SAST

SYDNEY - An Australian farmer took delivery of the first Google package sent by drone during secret testing in the state of Queensland last month, a Brisbane newspaper reported Friday. The Google X division of US-based tech company on Thursday ...

Japanese publishers have lashed out at Amazon's new rules

Aug 29 at 06:49, SAST

TOKYO - A group of Japanese publishers have lashed out at Amazon's new book sale rules, after US and European authors accused the online retailer of using strong-arm negotiating tactics. Several Tokyo-based publishers said Amazon recently ...

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone

Aug 28 at 18:47, SAST

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the ...

Source: eNews Channel Africa


Minister to salvage SA's mining rep

Today at 12:18, SAST

The South African mining sector's reputation has taken a battering over the last few years but Deputy Mineral Resources Minister Godfrey Oliphant has set his sights on repairing the damage that has been done.

Gordhan wants 'no service failures'

Today at 11:55, SAST

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Pravin Gordhan wants municipalities to start doing basic service delivery right.

Zuma thanks outgoing SARB governor

Today at 09:55, SAST

President Jacob Zuma has thanked the outgoing Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus, whose term expires at the end of November, for her excellent service and leadership.



Boy, 15, attracts top clubs

Tuesday at 17:48, SAST

He's just 15 -- but the sky is the limit for a young Norwegian football star who has already represented his country at senior level and is being chased by some of Europe's top clubs.

Dutch stunned by Czechs

Sunday at 01:37, SAST

No one in the Netherlands will be panicking yet but this isn't how the Dutch wanted to start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Fresh off a third-place showing at the World Cup, the Oranje lost to the Czech Republic.

Winning start for England

Sep 11 at 16:00, SAST

England and Spain make successful starts to the qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championship finals with victories in their opening games.

Source: CNN


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

Aug 25 at 12:19, 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 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.

Source: The Good News