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SA climbers return to Everest Base Camp

Today at 15:11, SAST

Saray Khumalo and Sibusiso Vilane have returned to base camp, due to fears of a second avalanche on Mount Everest.

Easter weekend accident death toll at 103 so far

Today at 10:31, SAST

The Road Traffic Management Corporation says at least 103 people have been killed in road accidents through the country over the long weekend.

Political parties use Easter service to encourage voting

Yesterday at 19:40, SAST

Political party leaders have spent Easter Sunday encouraging people to cast their ballot in upcoming elections and not to heed the "Vote No" campaign.

The coalition conundrum: Who will govern?

Yesterday at 18:43, SAST

Speculation of the opposition forming coalitions in Gauteng and the Northern Cape continues but the ANC is confident it will secure every province. 

ANC Youth League marks Madiba speech with call to vote

Yesterday at 16:56, SAST

The ANCYL has used the 50th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's Rivonia Trial speech to say that not voting in coming elections would be blasphemous.

DA wants investigation into Sassa's R10m security spending

Yesterday at 14:47, SAST

The DA says it will approach the public protector to investigate Sassa's apparent spending of R10-million on security protection for top personnel.

DA wants answers on Mdluli

Yesterday at 13:59, SAST

The DA says answers are needed on the withdrawal of criminal and disciplinary charges against suspended police intelligence boss Richard Mdluli.

Tekwane residents grow disillusioned by ANC promises

Yesterday at 12:43, SAST

Tekwane South residents are staunch ANC supporters but the DA has begun eyeing the Nelspruit community that has grown frustrated by broken promises.

Questions raised as security agency spends over R10m on top personnel

Yesterday at 11:13, SAST

A newspaper has reported that certain protection contracts given out by the Social Security Agency appeared to have bypassed normal procurement rules.

Pathologist 'still part of Oscar's defence team'

Saturday at 06:51, SAST

Lawyers for murder accused Oscar Pistorius claim pathologist Reggie Perumal has not withdrawn from the athlete's legal team despite reports.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


'Ethnic slaughter' in South Sudan

Today at 15:30, SAST

Hundreds of people were killed because of their ethnic group after South Sudan rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu last week, the UN says.

Boston marathon honours bomb victims

Today at 16:04, SAST

Thousands of marathoners take to the streets of Boston as the city honours those killed and injured in a bomb attack last year at the marathon's finish line.

Source: BBC News


Nigeria: Military Wants Governors Suspended

Today at 08:56, SAST

[Leadership]Abuja -The Security Council Meeting scheduled for Wednesday would consider suspending the governors of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, with a view to imposing total emergency rule.

Egypt: Left-Winger Stands for Presidency

Today at 08:33, SAST

[Aswat Masriya]Cairo -The presidential elections commission announced in a press conference on Sunday the two official candidates who will contest Egypt's upcoming presidential elections.

Source: All Africa


Zille slams Cosatu sacking call

Friday at 08:17, SAST

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Helen Zille on Thursday slammed calls by the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) for all white civil servants in the Western Cape to be fired.

Amplats, Implats table new wage offer

Friday at 07:52, SAST

Anglo American Platinum and Impala Platinum announced a new wage offer to end a 12-week strike in their South African mines.