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Numsa's number's up: Alliance insiders warn of 'inevitable' split


ANC leaders appear set on advising Cosatu to boot the union from the federation, but Numsa is determined to fight any suspension.

'Shrien never seemed to grieve for Anni' - cousin

Yesterday at 17:59, SAST

The first cousin of Anni Dewani was called to testify in Shrien Dewani's murder trial, where the court heard that he didn't grieve much for her.

Zuma's Nkandla comparison raises alarms - de Klerk Foundation

Yesterday at 16:09, SAST

The foundation says the comments regarding Zuma's views on the distinction between proper state expenditure and self-enrichment are disturbing.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Ebola-hit nations get key supplies

Today at 01:55, SAST

Vital supplies to tackle Ebola are beginning to arrive in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone - the worst-hit countries, Ghana's president says.

'No closure' for Pistorius family

Today at 03:07, SAST

Oscar Pistorius' siblings describe their heartache and criticise media coverage of his trial, on the eve of the South African athlete's sentencing.

Hong Kong officials to meet students

Today at 05:27, SAST

Hong Kong officials are to meet student leaders for talks amid pro-democracy street protests that are now in their fourth week.

Source: BBC News


Zambia: Kitwe Residents Run Amok As Police Fire Teargas At a School

Yesterday at 17:28, SAST

[Zambia Reports]For the second time in under two weeks, police in Kitwe this morning returned to the street to disperse residents who are frustrated with the ruling Patriotic Front government's service delivery firing teargas canisters and ...

Africa: Prof. Ali Mazrui Taught Us How to See Ourselves in 3D

Yesterday at 15:11, SAST

[New Times]October is a month positioned at a time when the year is ebbing away. With just two months left for the year to come to an end, many use October to tie up the loose ends to their plans. Those who proposed will try to see to it that they ...

Ghana: Needless Pain Inflicted At Labone Senior High

Yesterday at 13:45, SAST

[Ghanaian Chronicle]For "abysmal performance in end-of-year examination in July this year", the authorities of Labone Senior High School in Labone, Accra, have reportedly expelled 250 pupils involved in that crime.

Source: All Africa


Actress Lynda Bellingham dies at 66

Yesterday at 15:35, SAST

Actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had colon cancer, has died aged 66, her agent confirms.

DJ Mike Read defends UKIP Calypso

Yesterday at 16:43, SAST

Former BBC Radio 1 host Mike Read defends a song he has written in support of UKIP after he is accused of racism on social media.

Designer Oscar de la Renta dies

Today at 04:11, SAST

Dominican-born US fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, who dressed former first ladies Jackie Kennedy and Hillary Clinton, has died aged 82, US media report.

Source: BBC News


Liberia: Long-term Cure for Ebola - Sirleaf

Yesterday at 12:21, SAST

[allAfrica]As the Ebola nightmare continues in Liberia and as we battle to contain the epidemic, it is important to look beyond the immediate crisis. Many more lives will be lost before this dreadful outbreak is beaten, but to properly honor the ...

Nigeria: Fate of Chibok Girls Still Uncertain

Yesterday at 19:42, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]Fresh violence in northern Nigeria has dashed hopes of a ceasefire with the militant Islamist sect Boko Haram. Nigerians are doubtful whether the Chibok girls, kidnapped six months ago, will be released.

Nigeria: What Boko Haram Ceasefire?

Yesterday at 17:49, SAST

[Premium Times]Despite claims of a ceasefire between the Nigerian government and extremist sect, Boko Haram, soldiers on Sunday night shot dead 25 members of the sect during an attack on Damboa town of Borno state.

Source: All Africa


Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 11:14, SAST

The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for ...

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga to look after the terminally ill

Aug 11 at 09:18, SAST

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga is proud to continue to deliver outstanding service to its vast community.

South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Jul 25 at 08:55, SAST

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.

Source: The Good News


Man guilty of fake-girl webcam sex

Today at 04:29, SAST

An Australian man is convicted of performing a sex act in front of a webcam "watched by" a computer-generated child he believed was real.

Google changes 'to fight piracy'

Yesterday at 13:16, SAST

Google announces changes to its search engine in an attempt to curb online piracy.

Anonymising router project shut down

Yesterday at 11:15, SAST

A plan to raise cash to make a router that hides what people do online has been suspended after questions were raised about the project.

Source: BBC News


10% hold most of SA's wealth

Yesterday at 12:00, SAST

The richest 10 percent of the South African population holds 71 percent of the country's wealth, a global wealth survey said.

SAA granted extension on report

Yesterday at 11:25, SAST

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown says South African Airways (SAA) has been given a five month extension to present its year-end financial statement.

PnP eyes African expansion via Ghana

Yesterday at 11:14, SAST

South African grocer Pick n Pay (PWK) will open stores in Ghana next year as the continent’s booming economies attract the attention of retailers searching for higher yields and untapped consumer spending potential.



Should rapist get second chance?

Saturday at 19:44, SAST

What are the rights of a convicted rapist, who has served their time in prison, being allowed to resume their old job?

Drone invasion halts qualifier

Yesterday at 11:34, SAST

Ethnic tensions in the Balkans and an incident involving a drone led to the abandonment of a major European international football game Tuesday.

Roma chief looks abroad

Oct 14 at 23:07, SAST

James Pallotta has already begun a Roman revolution -- now he tells CNN he wants Italian football to take over the world with overseas Serie A matches.

Source: CNN


Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

Aug 25 at 11:19, SAST

The City of Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off the electricity grid. Furthermore, all the water used at this facility, besides ...

Do It Yourself

May 29 at 08:04, SAST

Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 20:03, SAST

Creativity could turn unsightly and unhealthy litter into an opportunity for schools to win their share of R60 000 in the annual Collect-a-Can CAN Craze Competition, while also encouraging learners to be more eco-conscious.

Source: The Good News