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SA's 20 years of democracy: Celebration and concern


South Africa requires the same levels of wisdom, insight, ­passion and leadership it had 20 years ago in order to complete the transformation.

A smile and a wave from the campaigning ANC chief


By the time Jacob Zuma arrives to campaign in person, his face is already staring back at him from all over the place.

Ruling on grants tender damns Sassa


Despite minister’s positive gloss, court highlights its lack of confidence in agency’s bona fides.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Russia 'destabilising' Ukraine - US

Today at 08:39, SAST

The US accuses Russia of "deception and destabilisation" in eastern Ukraine, warning of further sanctions unless Moscow defuses the crisis.

Netanyahu: Abbas must end Hamas pact

Yesterday at 21:58, SAST

Israeli PM Netanyahu tells the BBC Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas must abandon his pact with Hamas if he wants peace talks to resume.

Iranians see petrol prices surge

Today at 05:53, SAST

Iran cuts state subsidies on petrol, sending prices up by as much as 75%, as the government tries to boost an economy battered by sanctions.

Source: BBC News


Nigeria: Education Debate - I'm Ready for Fayemi At Short Notice - Fayose

Today at 07:48, SAST

[Vanguard]ADO EKITI--The Ekiti State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Mr Ayodele Fayose yesterday told the state governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi that he was ready for debate on developments in the state's education at short notice.

Nigeria: President Jonathan Sets Up Committee to Resolve HND/Degree Dichotomy

Today at 07:27, SAST

[Daily Trust]Minister of state for Education, Nyesom Wike, has declared that the issue of dichotomy between HND and Degree holders will be resolved in no distant time as President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a committee headed by the Secretary to ...

Kenya: New Rules On Varsity Admission Unveiled

Yesterday at 10:35, SAST

[The Star]UNIVERSITIES and Colleges will now be required to advertise prioritised academic courses as directed by the government before they admit students on merit, according to the new placement guidelines and policy.

Source: All Africa


Village museum goes up against Tate

Yesterday at 23:51, SAST

A village museum in East Sussex goes up against Tate Britain and the new £35m Mary Rose Museum to be named the UK's museum of the year.

Pet Shop Boys premiere at BBC Proms

Yesterday at 15:56, SAST

An orchestral work by the Pet Shop Boys about the life of wartime codebreaker Alan Turing is to have its world premiere at this year's BBC Proms.

Third Hobbit film title changed

Yesterday at 19:11, SAST

Director Peter Jackson reveals he has changed the title of the final film in his Hobbit trilogy from There and Back Again to The Battle of the Five Armies.

Source: BBC News


Mozambique: Opposition Joins Election With Its Own Armed Militia

Yesterday at 20:00, SAST

[Mozambique News Reports & Clippings]Nine registration posts are opening in Gorongosa district under the protection of the Renamo military, with no Mozambican police presence, the National Elections Commission confirmed at a press conference ...

West Africa: Farmers, Ranchers Clash On Nigeria-Cameroon Border

Today at 08:20, SAST

[VOA]Younde -At least 20 people are reported dead and thousands have fled Cameroonian villages on the border with Nigeria following a conflict between armed Nigerian cattle ranchers and Cameroon farmers.

Rwanda: Kagame Hints at 2017 Election Run

Yesterday at 21:40, SAST

[ThinkAfricaPress]At a recent event, Rwanda's president Paul Kagame suggested he might change the constitution to allow him to run for a third term in 2017.

Source: All Africa


CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 15:33, SAST

The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), has been ...

Lifebuoy launches Adopt-a-Village initiative

Mar 3 at 11:34, SAST

Developing a daily hand washing routine, using soap and running water, has been shown to be among the most effective and inexpensive ways to help prevent these common infections. However, despite its life saving potential, many people have yet to ...

Maternal health improves in Gauteng

Feb 10 at 16:10, SAST

Improved services for mothers and children has seen the mortality rate for children under the age of five drop 7.3 percentage points from 10.7% in 2006 to 3.4% in mid- 2013, Hope Papo, Gauteng's MEC for Health, said in a statement issued to mark the ...

Source: The Good News


Facebook woos journalists with 'FB Newswire'

Today at 03:01, SAST

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook launched on Thursday FB Newswire, billed as an online trove of real-time information for journalists and newsrooms to mine while reporting on events or crafting stories. In partnership with News Corp-owned Storyful, FB ...

Researchers help decode tsetse fly genes

Yesterday at 23:06, SAST

JOHANNESBURG - An international team of researchers, including some from the universities of Cape Town (UCT) and the Western Cape (UWC), have sequenced the genetic code of a species of tsetse fly. The team focused on glossina morsitans, a species ...

Apple's shareholder-friendly measures help lead US shares higher

Yesterday at 17:03, SAST

NEW YORK - Apple's shareholder-friendly measures including a stock split and an expanded buyback helped lead US shares higher in opening trade on Thursday. Five minutes into trade, Apple shares rose nearly 8 percent, pulling the Nasdaq ...

Source: eNews Channel Africa


SARB moves to cut ATM fees

Today at 08:41, SAST

The Reserve Bank’s move to cut the fees banks charge each other for using ATMs and point-of-sale devices will cost South Africa’s banks hundreds of millions of rands.

JSE ends at record highs

Today at 08:31, SAST

The JSE held on to its gains to settle at record highs on Thursday after relatively strong demand for mining stocks and retailers.

Rand weakens on rate hike concern

Today at 08:26, SAST

The rand stayed at weaker levels on Thursday after a worse than expected producer inflation print intensified the risk of another interest rate hike.



Can women compete in F1?

Apr 18 at 16:11, SAST

Too weak. Can't handle the pressure. Unattractive to sponsors. Susie Wolff has heard it all -- and she is all the more determined to become the first female F1 driver in more than 20 years.

Hat-trick for Hamilton in China

Yesterday at 11:51, SAST

Lewis Hamilton leads a Mercedes one-two at the Chinese Grand Prix Sunday as his teammate Nico Rosberg clings on to his lead in the world championship title race.

Inside the Mercedes engine

Apr 18 at 15:25, SAST

Amanda Davies met the 'father' of the Mercedes F1 power unit to uncover the secrets behind the team's early dominance this season.

Source: CNN


SANParks makes inroads in war against rhino poaching

Apr 15 at 12:07, SAST

Skukuza - South African National Parks (SANParks) authorities say gains are being made in the war against rhino poaching, with eight suspected poachers arrested in the past week.

City's residents feed 40 tons of household organic waste to earthworms

Apr 8 at 23:06, SAST

Within only eight months, 40 tons of household organic waste has been diverted from landfill sites through the second phase of the City of Cape Town’s home composting study. This follows on the first phase of the City’s home composting ...

Samsung Hands Over Digital Village

Apr 2 at 14:01, SAST

The Digital Village will provide much-needed education and health services to the community of Malibongwe Ridge, in Cosmo City.

Source: The Good News