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Cosatu speaks by electing new secretary general

Friday at 00:32, SAST

Could the new Cosatu general secretary, Bheki Ntshalintshali, be the answer to its recent troubled history?

Hawks 'canary' menaced by abusive SMS


Mthandazo Ntlemeza’s daughter allegedly sent abusive text messages to the cop who tried to bring him down

Federation speaks with new voice


Could Cosatu's new general secretary be the answer to its recent troubled history?

Cosatu report: A hodgepodge of perplexity


A paper presented at its congress shows Cosatu leaders may have drunk too much ANC Kool-Aid.

How Myeni broke SAA


Insiders have revealed how Dudu Myeni, a close friend of Jacob Zuma's, is steering the national carrier straight towards a calamitous debt mountain.

How cops and crooks can 'grab' your cellphone - and you


There are no clear answers about the legality of invasive surveillance gizmos.

Greylingstad: The town that could not stand the test of time


The once bustling dorp in Mpumalanga is on an extended sabbatical from the modern world.

Public protector: 'Hearts have hardened'


Is there a link between Thuli Madonsela’s office’s money woes and its difficult findings?

ANC rejects Cosatu's call for a ban on labour brokers

Thursday at 07:31, SAST

ANC head of economic transformation Enoch Godongwana insists Cosatu's recent resolution is not economically viable and borders on unconstitutional.

Auditor general flags R25.7bn in irregular govt spending

Wednesday at 15:41, SAST

Our national and provincial departments racked up R25.7-billion in irregular expenditure, although this was 27% less than the year before.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Global rallies demand climate action

Today at 17:15, SAST

Demonstrations take place worldwide to demand action to stop climate change, but a protest in Paris is hit by violence, with tear gas fired and 100 arrested.

Pope seeks change in conflict zone CAR

Today at 14:44, SAST

Pope Francis makes his first visit to a conflict zone, saying he hopes next month's polls in the Central African Republic will open a "new chapter".

Source: BBC News


Burkina Faso: Why Historic Vote Matters

Today at 06:34, SAST

[Al Jazeera] Voters in Burkina Faso are heading to polls on Sunday, in a closely watched election that could mark the beginning of a new chapter in the country's political history.

Central African Republic: Pope On 'Special Mission' to Restive Bangui

Today at 06:10, SAST

[East African] Pope Francis was set to embark on the final leg of his Africa -- to Bangui in Central African Republic -- on Sunday, which he has described as an opportunity to accomplish a "special mission".

Source: All Africa


Paarl gets luxury super estate

Friday at 14:20, SAST

In a landmark residential property deal, Val de Vie Estate has acquired Pearl Valley Golf & Country Estate from Standard Bank.

Govt addressing SOE challenges

Friday at 09:21, SAST

The Presidency says government remains on course to address pressing challenges facing state-owned enterprises like Eskom, South African Airways (SAA) and the South African Post Office (SAPO).