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Apartheid minister Vlok seeks redemption in township work

Today at 11:20, SAST

Twice a week, the former minister of law and order drives a battered pick-up truck to deliver free food around the township of Olievenhoutbosch.

Verashni Pillay appointed editor-in-chief

Today at 09:25, SAST

The Mail & Guardian is proud to announce Verashni Pillay as its new editor-in-chief.

Pistorius release: Parole board to decide

Today at 08:26, SAST

After delays and state intervention, a parole board will decide if the Paralympian Oscar Pistorius should be released early from prison.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Nato warns Russia on Syria strikes

Today at 20:49, SAST

Nato urges Russia to end air strikes "on the Syrian opposition and civilians", five days after Moscow launched raids to support Syria's government.

More than 60 killed in Iraq bombings

Today at 20:28, SAST

More than 60 people are killed and many injured in at least three car bomb attacks in north and south Iraq, police and medical sources say.

Air France execs chased from jobs talks

Today at 18:39, SAST

Two Air France managers have their shirts torn, as angry workers force them to flee a meeting on job cuts and escape over a fence.

Source: BBC News


Kenya: Teachers Back to Class Amid Uncertainty of September Pay

Yesterday at 21:58, SAST

[Nation] Teachers resume work as a disgruntled lot, uncertain of their September salaries after a five-week strike, with their employer indicating no intention to pay them.

Sierra Leone: 7,000 Scholarship Awards for Sierra Leoneans

Today at 18:47, SAST

[Concord] Minister of Information and Communications, Alhaji Alpha Kanu, has disclosed that President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, has promised to award thirty-five thousand (35,000) scholarships to African young professionals to ...

Ethiopia: According Attention to Education Is Doing the Same to All

Today at 14:49, SAST

[Ethiopian Herald] Currently, employees of higher learning institutions' are discussing on achievements displayed in GTP I as well shortcomings witnessed in order to draw lessons for ways forward. Such discussion forums help workers reaffirm ...

Source: All Africa


Sheridan Smith's Cilla up for Emmy

Today at 15:30, SAST

Actress Sheridan Smith is nominated for an international Emmy for her portrayal of Cilla Black in a three-part ITV drama.

Wallander writer Henning Mankell dies

Today at 14:29, SAST

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, best known for novels featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander, dies aged 67.

Ai Weiwei 'finds bugging devices'

Today at 10:51, SAST

Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei posts a number of pictures of what he says are listening devices found in his Beijing studio.

Source: BBC News


Africa: Africa's Governance Winners, Losers and Surprises

Today at 08:03, SAST

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwe is one of the African countries where governance has improved most in the four years up to 2014. Senegal just might surge ahead of its African counterparts in the future, to become one of the continent's powerhouses. ...

Africa: We Can Defeat Poverty - Melinda Gates

Today at 03:05, SAST

[allAfrica] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the efforts to achieve 'Millennium Development Goals' over the last 15 years "the most successful anti-poverty movement in history'. The final report on the goals says the number of ...

Nigeria: We Have Clues to Boko Haram Sponsors - Army

Today at 10:12, SAST

[Leadership] The Nigerian Army yesterday reportedly disclosed that it has obtained names of some people suspected to be sponsors of the recent suicide bombings in Maiduguri and would be exposing each of them at the appropriate time.

Source: All Africa


SA Mediclinic Seeks Growth in UK Aging Population

South African hospitals group Mediclinic International is buying almost a third of Britain's Spire Healthcare (entering a market it said was ripe for growth as private players account for a small fraction of the healthcare sector.

Health Clinic on Wheels for SA

Philips South Africa and the Rhiza Foundation today launched their “mobile clinic” project focusing on delivering basic primary healthcare to thousands of people living in townships that have little or no access to healthcare facilities.

Fundraiser Flashmob in KZN Kwikspar

Hillcrest Kwitkspar turned in to an all singing, all dancing, flashmob by KZN boys school Kearsney College and the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust. Funds raised as part of the event went to the Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust.

Source: The Good News


GCHQ 'can take control of smartphones'

Today at 16:59, SAST

Smartphone users can do "very little" to stop security services getting "total control" over their devices, US whistleblower Edward Snowden tells the BBC in his first British TV interview.

Peeple sites 'disappear' from web

Today at 15:27, SAST

The website and social media pages for controversial human-rating app Peeple have been taken offline.

Driverless lorry tested on motorway

Today at 12:28, SAST

A driverless lorry developed by Daimler is tested on a public road for the first time, in Germany.

Source: BBC News


Africa backsliding in governance index

Today at 15:00, SAST

More than a third of African countries are backsliding on governance, the 2015 Ibrahim Index showed Monday.

Power grid needs $15bn investment

Today at 14:26, SAST

South Africa's ageing electricity transmission grid needs a $15-billion investment by 2022 to help cope with increased energy production.

SA's private sector shows contraction

Today at 12:57, SAST

South Africa's weak economy took its toll on the private sector with the Purchasing Managers' Index falling to a 14-month low in September.



Home comforts help Jets on transatlantic cruise

Today at 17:21, SAST

Jurgen Klopp: The seven faces of a soccer icon

Today at 16:09, SAST

Jurgen Klopp is being heavily tipped to take the reigns at Liverpool. During a successful spell at Borussia Dortmund coach, the German coach was never shy in expressing his emotions.
Is this the ultimate super yacht?

Today at 15:43, SAST

Source: CNN


$20 billion and 700,000 jobs from Proposed Shale Gas Projects in the Karoo

South Africa will gazette final regulations for shale gas exploration by June, two years after releasing draft rules and as companies reconsider investments due to volatile oil prices and delays in awarding licenses.
#ThrowBackThursday: SA ‘Lion King’ Is Like One of the Pride

Back in 2009, Sky News interviewed animal behaviourist, Kevin Richardson, about his remarkable friendship with an entire pride of lions in South Africa.
New R300m Wind-Turbine Tower Production Factory Offers Light At The End Of The Tunnel

With South Africa currently in the grip of debilitating rolling black-outs and load shedding due to the Eskom power grid being stretched to capacity, and exacerbated by a loss of capacity at its Majuba power station in Mpumalanga, it comes as a ray ...

Source: The Good News