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SA steel industry on the brink of collapse


The first wave of job losses for metalworkers has begun and the upshot will be apocalyptic.

South Africans rise to the call of #SomeoneTellProfMoyo

Yesterday at 08:50, SAST

The SA Twittersphere did not take kindly to Zim minister Jonathan Moyo having a go at the plummeting rand.

The left's hopes for Greece fade


Greeks voted 'No' to the European austerity programme, but another election is looming, writes Armin Osmanovic.

SA stays loyal as Chinese party fizzles


Not even Black Monday's woes could shake the buddy-buddy ties between the two economies.

Zuma says sorry to fired Eskom boss


Word is that abruptly axed Eskom head Tshediso Matona has been offered a plum planning commission job.

Eviction ruling spurs on shack dwellers


Authorities have warned that the need for court orders could hamper planned development.

Up for a challenge? Apply to be a presidential spin doctor


Mac Maharaj's replacement was out of a job after just three months and Zuma loyalists are on the hunt for "someone they can trust".

DA has the 'big five' metros in its sights


The Democratic Alliance believes it has a good chance of winning widespread support in South Africa's key metros.

The NPA advocate and the 'grabber'


Links to dubious "investigators" bug the new national director of public prosecutions, Shaun Abrahams.

Battle lines drawn over eThekwini land

Thursday at 14:32, SAST

A land invasion control unit is to be formed in KwaZulu-Natal to protect land earmaked for housing.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


UN warning over EU migrant deaths

Today at 03:23, SAST

The UN says "much more is required" to prevent fatalities among migrants fleeing to Europe, after hundreds are reported dead in recent days.

Malaysia braces for major protests

Today at 00:11, SAST

Thousands of Malaysians are set to protest in a number of cities, calling for PM Najib Razak to quit over a financial scandal.

Source: BBC News


North Africa: Survivors Fight for Air On 'Boat of Death' Off Libya

Yesterday at 16:25, SAST

[UNHCR] Palermo -Abdel pushed his face up to the cracks between the wooden floorboards, gasping for air.

Central African Republic: Clashes Force Thousands to Seek Refuge in CAR

Yesterday at 16:02, SAST

[UN News] Clashes between rival militias in the past few days have forced several thousand people to flee their homes in the Central African Republic (CAR) town of Bambari and seek shelter at a former cotton factory inside the compound of the United ...

Source: All Africa


Medupi to be complete in 2019 - Cabinet

Yesterday at 15:08, SAST

The coming into full commercial operation of Unit 6 of the Medupi Power Station at Lephalale in Limpopo has been welcomed by Cabinet.

Fuel price relief for motorists

Yesterday at 14:51, SAST

Motorist will be paying less for fuel next week when the price drops next Wednesday.