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Police spin doctor grilled by MPs

Today at 13:58, SAST

The South African police's chief spin doctor on Friday found himself in the firing line.

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.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


New Austria migrant lorry found

Today at 16:50, SAST

Austrian police find three children in a critical condition in a vehicle carrying 26 migrants, days after 71 people are found dead in a lorry.

Thai police make Bangkok blast arrest

Today at 15:10, SAST

Police in Bangkok say they have arrested a man in connection with a bomb that killed 20 people in the Thai capital nearly two weeks ago.

Year-long 'Mars isolation' begins

Today at 04:57, SAST

A team of Nasa recruits begins a year-long isolation in a dome near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate life on Mars.

Source: BBC News


Africa: Open Access Is Not Free

Yesterday at 17:52, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] There is no such thing as a free lunch - or free open access.

Nigeria: School Gives Children Orphaned By Boko Haram New Start

Today at 05:25, SAST

[Al Jazeera] A school in northern Nigeria is offering a new start to children whose parents have been killed by Boko Haram.

Zimbabwe: Zim Students Ready for China

Today at 06:29, SAST

[The Herald] Viola Gwena and Rose Chiruzi are among the 27 students who got scholarships to study in China and are optimistic about their stay there. The two will be studying International law at the university of Political Science and Law in ...

Source: All Africa


Reading crowd's 'chilled' reaction to headliners Mumford & Sons

Today at 12:46, SAST

Music fans give their verdict on Mumford & Sons' headlining the traditionally rock music festival at Reading.

Brooks 'to return as News Corp chief'

Today at 11:02, SAST

News Corp confirms it is in talks with Rebekah Brooks after reports she is to return as head of its UK division, a year after she was cleared over phone hacking.

Tila Tequila thrown out of CBB

Yesterday at 22:11, SAST

Glamour model Tila Tequila thrown out of Celebrity Big Brother over Nazi comments.

Source: BBC News


Nigeria: Many Feared Dead in Airforce Plane Crash

Today at 15:30, SAST

[Premium Times] A yet unknown number of people are feared dead in a deadly crash involving an aircraft belonging to the Nigerian Air Force on Saturday.

Nigeria: 4x100m Team Crashes Out at Beijing World Champs

Today at 15:33, SAST

[Premium Times] It was mixed fortunes for Team Nigeria's relay teams on Saturday at the ongoing IAAF World Championships as the quartet for the 4x100m Women's event crashed out in the heats while the 4x400m qualified for Sunday's final in a highly ...

Nigeria: Nigeria-Based Journalist Arrested, Accused of Spying for Boko Haram

Today at 15:31, SAST

[Premium Times] A Lagos-based Cameroonian journalist, Simon Ateba, has been arrested by Cameroonian authorities as he investigated the conditions of Nigerian refugees camped in the country's far north.

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


Ashley Madison founder steps down

Yesterday at 16:41, SAST

The founder and chief executive of the Ashley Madison extra-marital affair website, Noel Biderman, steps down following data hack.

Instagram images no longer all square

Yesterday at 13:35, SAST

Instagram is allowing its 300 million users to post landscape and portrait videos and pictures, as well as squares, for the first time.

HSBC clears '99%' of delayed payments

Yesterday at 21:06, SAST

HSBC says it has processed "99%" of payments affected by an IT glitch, with the remainder due to be completed overnight.

Source: BBC News


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.

Africa uneasy over China turmoil

Yesterday at 14:26, SAST

When Chinese company Shanghai Zendai bought 1600 hectares (4,000 acres) of land outside Johannesburg in 2013, it promised to build the "New York of Africa."



Bolt and Jamaica triumph in 4x100m relay final

Today at 14:49, SAST

Usain Bolt surged to his third gold medal in under a week at the 2015 World Athletics Championships by anchoring Jamaica to victory in the men's 4x100 meter relay in Beijing Saturday.
Five things to watch

Yesterday at 16:42, SAST

'Blokes love having women around'

Yesterday at 14:09, 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