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Activist Angy Peter found guilty of murder

Today at 17:12, SAST

Judge Robert Henney found Angy Peter and her co-accused guilty of premeditated murder. Their bail was withdrawn and they will stay in police custody.

Mark Shuttleworth wins landmark case against Reserve Bank

Today at 16:48, SAST

The SCA ordered the Reserve Bank to pay R250m to the billionaire who plans to use the money to support constitutional court cases against the state.

Nobel laureate summit cancelled over Dalai Lama visa refusal

Today at 15:56, SAST

A Cape Town summit of Nobel peace laureates has been cancelled after too many delegates pulled out over South Africa denying the Dalai Lama a visa.

Police escort Maimane out of Tsakane

Today at 14:56, SAST

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane tried to deliver water to a community near Brakpan, but ANC residents chanted and booed him out of town.

Energy department dodges burning nuclear questions

Today at 14:53, SAST

The department of energy has been extremely vague on South Africa's prospective nuclear deal despite promising transparency regarding a new build.

No apologies for affirmative action, says Phiyega

Today at 13:37, SAST

Government and business should never be apologetic about implementing affirmative action, according to National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega.

Khayelitsha activist Angy Peter: 'My life has turned to pieces'

Today at 09:05, SAST

Khayelitsha activist Angy Peter and her co-accused have been found guilty of murder. The M&G spoke to Peter days before judgment was handed down.

Social audit damns Cape Town City's sanitation delivery


Despite a R60-million budget, employing 900 janitors for 160 communities and servicing 11 000 toilets, poor planning has failed the city.

The art of twar: Malema vs Mbalula

Yesterday at 18:21, SAST

EFF leader Julius Malema and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula had it out on Twitter on Tuesday. Here's a blow-by-blow account.

Nkandla: Zuma needn't pay back the money, says ANC

Yesterday at 18:07, SAST

The ANC has said it would be out of order for Jacob Zuma to repay any money for non-security upgrades at Nkandla he did not request or consent to.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Students vow to step up HK protests

Today at 20:32, SAST

Student demonstrators in Hong Kong vow to step up pro-democracy protests and occupy government buildings if leader CY Leung does not quit.

Texas children 'monitored for Ebola'

Today at 20:21, SAST

Children have come into contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola on US soil and are being monitored, the Texas governor says.

Source: BBC News


South Africa: Nobel Summit Called Off

Today at 16:14, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Dharamsala, India -Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi on Wednesday slammed South Africa's refusal to give fellow laureate and Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, a visa to attend a peace conference ...

Africa: Africa & the Shift in Power

Today at 13:07, SAST

[ISS]The relative decline in the influence of the West is widely and increasingly acknowledged. From Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea and the eastern Ukraine to the advance of the Islamic State into a brittle Iraq and Syria, ...

Source: All Africa


No corruption in nuclear pact - govt

Today at 16:04, SAST

South Africa denied Wednesday any corruption was involved in a multi-billion dollar nuclear energy deal after controversy erupted over whether Russia had won the contract.

Sanral needs R120bn to fix congestion

Today at 14:56, SAST

The South African National Roads Agency will need R120-billion to alleviate traffic congestion in South Africa, CEO Nazir Alli said.