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Political prisoners and victims still waiting for TRC closure


Twenty years after the Truth and Reconciliation Commission began its work to heal South Africa, 926 people continue to await a presidential pardon.

Brand SA wants its bucks back


Communications Minister Faith Muthambi's panel bled cash from a state entity tasked with polishing SA's image, and it wants her to pay back the money.

Jobs for pals at state nuclear firm


A whistle-blower has claimed that the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation created a job for the chief executive's wife, Ngeniswa Tyobeka.

ANC admits to botching tech roll-out


The party has cited "policy incoherence, high staff turnover" and "competing institutions" for its failure to deliver communication infrastructure.

Blade: Don't call me, follow protocol


Blade Nzimande's office has told school heads and professors not to communicate directly with the minister, but to go through the proper channels.

Online betting a threat to the racetrack


The exhilaration of live horse racing and romance of the track could become no more than nostalgia if trends in favour of betting online continue.

SSA investigating political leaders

Yesterday at 18:50, SAST

The security agency is investigating a claim that Julius Malema, Thuli Madonsela, Joseph Mathunjwa and Lindiwe Mazibuko were spying against the state.

Cosatu in the red, with over R15-million owed to it

Yesterday at 18:31, SAST

Cosatu admits it is facing financial difficulties, and is looking for long-term solutions to arrest the dire situation.

Cape Town scales back 'Herculean' firefighting efforts

Yesterday at 15:31, SAST

The City of Cape Town continues, however, to monitor hotspots for flare-ups in the South Peninsula, with Chapman's Peak Drive remaining closed.

Arms deal critic: Armscor's role was usurped by government

Yesterday at 14:26, SAST

Arms deal critic Richard Young has questioned Cabinet's role in the arms deal, saying that final decisions were "strangely" being made by Cabinet.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Charges sought over US envoy attack

Today at 03:42, SAST

South Korean police say they are seeking a detention warrant for a man who slashed the US ambassador to South Korea on charges of attempted murder.

Syria Nusra chief 'killed in strike'

Yesterday at 22:36, SAST

The military commander of Syria's al-Nusra Front militant group, Abu Homam al-Shami, is reportedly killed in an air strike.

Source: BBC News


Africa: 2.8 Million-Year Ethiopian Fossil Redraws Human Evolution

Yesterday at 06:56, SAST

[Deutsche Welle] Scientists say the discovery of a 2.8 million-year-old jawbone fragment with teeth attached has changed the timeline of human evolution. The fossil was found in northeast Ethiopia two years ago.

Mozambique: Ruling Party Denies Involvement in Lawyer's Murder

Yesterday at 20:37, SAST

[AIM] Maputo -The Political Commission of Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party on Wednesday condemned “the barbaric and cowardly assassination” of constitutional lawyer Gilles Cistac, but also rejected the claims in some of the media that Frelimo ...

Source: All Africa


Vavi unmoved over Cosatu claims

Today at 08:01, SAST

Cosatu General-Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi says he's not going to respond to all the claims levelled against him by the federation’s Central Executive Committee (CEC), until he has consults with his allies.

Secrets of buying a sectional title

Today at 07:55, SAST

Sectional title living has grown in popularity over the last decade. We have some tips to help you get the best deal in this sector...