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De Lille crowned new Western Cape DA leader

Yesterday at 18:59, SAST

Patricia De Lille was overwhelmingly elected as the new leader of the Democratic Alliance in the Western Cape on Saturday evening.

Zuma cancels Indonesia trip due to Xenophobic violence

Yesterday at 14:30, SAST

President Jacob Zuma will not be present when the Africa-Asia summit kicks-off in Indonesia next week.

More cops to be deployed to Xenophobic violence hotspots

Yesterday at 13:40, SAST

More than 30 people have been arrested overnight, as attacks on foreign nationals continued in informal settlements and the Johannesburg CBD.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking

Today at 09:48, SAST

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.


Zuma vows to end xenophobic attacks

Yesterday at 20:29, SAST

President Jacob Zuma visits migrant workers who have fled xenophobic attacks, saying the violence goes against South African values and must end.


Shroud of Turin back on display

Today at 05:14, SAST

The Shroud of Turin, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display after a break of five years.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Kenya: State Mulls Mandatory Paramilitary Training

Thursday at 11:39, SAST

[The Star] The state may subject form four leavers to mandatory National Youth Service paramilitary training following a spate of terror attacks.


Nigeria: Japan to Build 30 Primary Schools in Oyo State

Friday at 09:22, SAST

[Daily Trust] Japan under its programme, Japan's Grant Aid 2014, is to spend 8.5m US dollars for the construct of 30 Primary Schools in Oyo state, the project's Coordinator, Mr. Kazunori Ogaguchi has said.


Sierra Leone: Pregnant Girls in Sierra Leone Not Allowed Back to School Due to 'Bad Moral Example'

Thursday at 13:33, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Author: Plan International


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Clarkson describes cancer scare

Today at 05:31, SAST

Former Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson reveals doctors told him a lump on his tongue was "probably cancer" two days before he hit a BBC producer.


Scarlett O'Hara outfit auctioned

Today at 01:15, SAST

An outfit worn by actress Vivien Leigh in the film Gone with the Wind sells for $137,000 (£91,000) at an auction in California.


Zayn Malik pays tribute to bandmates

Yesterday at 11:12, SAST

Zayn Malik pays tribute to his former bandmates at an award ceremony, where he made his first solo appearance since leaving One Direction.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

South Africa: Zuma Cancels Foreign Visit Over Attacks

Yesterday at 21:33, SAST

[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma has cancelled his state visit to Indonesia in order to attend to matters relating to attacks on foreign nationals.


Zimbabwe: Govt U-Turns on Civil Servants Bonuses

Today at 07:35, SAST

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe suggested Saturday that there was a parallel government in his administration as he publicly attacked his finance minister, accusing him of making decisions without consulting the presidency and cabinet.


Namibia: Pohamba Retires From Active Politics

Today at 07:30, SAST

[Namibian] Namibia's former president, Hifikepunye Pohamba informed the Swapo central committee meeting, in Ongwediva earlier today, that he has stepped down.


Source: All Africa
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Health

The Sound of a Generation Free of HIV

Babies from around the world sing in perfect harmony and share the sound of a generation free of HIV. Learn how you can help make a difference with Coca-Cola and (RED).


Drastic Reduction In HIV/Aids Related Deaths, Prompts Hospice To Change To Child Care Unit

Local non-profit organization, Cotlands, recently announced its transformation from a hospice in to a childcare unit due to the drastic reduction in HIV/Aids related deaths. This move follows the lauded success of the South African government’s...


Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

In keeping with our commitment to remove or replace ingredients from genetically modified crops in our foods where possible, Woolworths has announced plans to reduce the current number of products containing ingredients derived from genetically...


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

White goods dominate e-waste items

Today at 03:35, SAST

Old kitchen, bathroom and laundry equipment made up 60% of the 41.8 million tonnes of electronic waste thrown away in 2014, suggests a report.


Zuckerberg defends Internet.org

Friday at 12:37, SAST

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg defends the aims of his free Internet.org service after several Indian firms pull out of the project.


'Eternal' camera takes endless snaps

Friday at 14:13, SAST

A camera powered by the light it uses to take pictures has been invented by American scientists.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Eskom gets new acting CEO

Friday at 14:45, SAST

Transnet chief Brian Molefe has been appointed as acting chief executive of Eskom, while the power utility added a stage four to its load shedding schedule.


Nigeria threatens to boot SA firms

Friday at 13:53, SAST

Nigeria has threatened to kick South African businesses out of the country if the SA government does not halt the attacks against African foreign nationals.


Xenophobia: Sasol sends Saffers home

Friday at 13:23, SAST

Sasol has sent home its South African employees who are working at the company's various projects in Mozambique over fears that there may be reprisals against them following the attacks on African foreign nationals in South Africa.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Magic Messi joins 400 club

Yesterday at 22:25, SAST

Lionel Messi reached yet another milestone as Barcelona secured a vital 2-0 home win over Valencia in its quest to regain the La Liga title.


Chelsea closes in on EPL title

Yesterday at 22:25, SAST

Premier League leaders Chelsea took a huge step towards the EPL title thanks to a closely fought 1-0 victory over third-placed Manchester United Saturday.


Hamilton takes Bahrain pole

Yesterday at 20:59, SAST

Lewis Hamilton followed up last week's Chinese triumph by claiming his first fourth straight poll of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix Saturday.


Source: CNN
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Nature

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 ...


SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

kulula.com, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. kulula.com known for its pioneering approach ...


SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Energy-efficient commercial buildings in South Africa deliver better returns for their owners, and as a result are better investments, according to a new study conducted by Investment Property Databank (IPD) and the Green Building Council of ...


Source: The Good News
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