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Wouter Basson subordinated the role of doctor for that of 'soldier'

Today at 18:47, SAST

On the second day of the trial, Wouter Basson's lawyer went for the kill, while a witness said Basson's actions cannot go unpunished.

Court: Steve Hofmeyr's order seeks to 'advance' racist views - dismisses case

Today at 16:52, SAST

Steve Hofmeyr’s attempt to have his interim protection order against Conrad Koch made permanent was dismissed with costs in court on Thursday.

Chester Missing's #PuppetCase abuzz on social media

Today at 16:46, SAST

Social media was astir with the trial of puppet Chester Missing on Thursday. The #PuppetCase/ #PuppetTrial saw Steve Hofmeyr lose his bid to gag him.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Oil prices plunge after Opec meeting

Today at 17:19, SAST

Crude oil prices slump after the Opec oil producers' cartel decides not to cut output.

Mexican president to overhaul police

Today at 19:22, SAST

Mexico's president announces plans for a massive overhaul of police, in the wake of the disappearance of 43 students in September.

Australia batsman Phillip Hughes dies

Today at 17:16, SAST

Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes dies in hospital, two days after being hit on the neck by a ball during a match in Sydney.

Source: BBC News


Liberia: In Liberia, U.S. Troops Fight Ebola Through Education & Training

Today at 15:10, SAST

[FrontPageAfrica]Students in the Ebola Treatment Unit Course led by the U.S. military, Joint Forces Command - United Assistance, diagnose a potential patient for symptoms of the Ebola virus during scenario training at the National Police Training ...

Nigeria: Nigeria, Ultra-Rich Hunting Ground for Foreign Varsities (II)

Today at 11:25, SAST

[Guardian]In this penultimate part of a three-part series that is looking at how foreign varsities are "feasting" on Nigerian students, ENO-ABASI SUNDAY writes on the proliferation of education fairs in the country; takes a look at the criticisms ...

Tanzania: Ghost Teachers Gobble Sh3.1 Billion Countrywide

Today at 07:16, SAST

[Daily News]Dodoma -ABOUT 3.1bn/- salaries were paid to ghost workers in the teaching sector in different district councils, countrywide.

Source: All Africa


Crime author PD James dies aged 94

Today at 16:36, SAST

Best-selling novelist PD James, who created crime-fighting sleuth Adam Dalgliesh, dies at the age of 94.

Peter Kay brings back Phoenix Nights

Today at 16:29, SAST

Peter Kay is bringing back his hit TV show Phoenix Nights for two live shows in aid of Comic Relief.

Rocky Horror sequel set for London

Today at 16:06, SAST

Shock Treatment, the sequel to cult hit Rocky Horror Picture Show, is to be adapted for the stage in London.

Source: BBC News


Ghana: Opposition Wants Inquiry into London Drug Bust

Today at 15:37, SAST

[allAfrica]The opposition New Patriotic Party has called for an investigation into how a Ghanaian woman who was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London with about 13 kilograms of cocaine, had access to the VIP lounge at the country's main airport, ...

Congo-Kinshasa: Prize Is 'Recognition for Women of DRC' - Dr Mukwege

Today at 08:07, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]The European Parliament has awarded Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The gynecologist helps the victims of rape in conflict zones.

Africa: Genome of Tapeworm Found in Man's Brain Sequenced

Today at 12:50, SAST

[SciDev.Net]Researchers have sequenced the genome of a rare, ten centimetre-long, ribbon-shaped tapeworm that had been travelling through a man's brain for four years in a move that could lead to new treatments for tapeworm infections.

Source: All Africa


Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

Sep 15 at 16:50, SAST

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 ...

Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 13:14, 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 11:18, SAST

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

Source: The Good News


UK swells list of banned websites

Today at 17:10, SAST

The High Court bans a further 53 piracy sites, more than doubling the number that the UK's leading net providers must block.

Ubisoft apologises for Assassin bugs

Today at 13:58, SAST

The head of the games studio behind Assassin's Creed Unity emails players apologising for glitches in the game and offering compensation.

European MPs want Google break-up

Today at 12:15, SAST

A landmark vote at the European Parliament has called for Google's search business to be separated from its other businesses.

Source: BBC News


ECB wants wage cuts to help euro

Today at 15:21, SAST

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Thursday called for an "adjustment of wages" in the eurozone to strengthen the viability of the single currency.

BP sells off stake in SA unit

Today at 15:09, SAST

BP Southern Africa has completed a major BEE transaction with two new BEE investors.

Kalahari to cash in on Black Friday

Today at 14:30, SAST

South African online retailer is looking to get in on the Black Friday shopping action.



Bobsled drives high-octane passion

Yesterday at 17:03, SAST

If Elana Meyers Taylor makes bobsled history this season, her husband will have been the driving force.

The Sound of Music -- on skis?

Nov 7 at 08:37, SAST

The U.S. women's ski team is certainly hitting the high notes in more ways than one.

The harmonious U.S. ski team

Oct 29 at 09:54, SAST

When the U.S. ski team aren't busy competing with each other they can be found singing together on tour.

Source: CNN


New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Nov 11 at 23:00, SAST

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 ...

SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

Oct 22, 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 ...

SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Sep 15 at 16:25, SAST

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 SA ...

Source: The Good News