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Nigeria church collapse: SA death toll now 84

Today at 09:56, SAST

The death toll of South Africans in Nigeria's deadly church collapse has risen to 84, amid tensions between the two countries over rescue missions.

Why is crime and violence so high in South Africa?

Today at 09:36, SAST

We should look back at our recent history if we want to understand the extent of violence and crime in South Africa, writes Chandre Gould.

Jo'burg residents battle Red Ant evictions


Costly "compassion training" doesn't seem to be working on the infamous eviction crew, who are seen to have little regard for people or possessions.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


French launch first strikes on IS

Today at 11:28, SAST

France has carried out its first air strikes against IS militants in Iraq, the French presidency says.

Sierra Leone begins Ebola lockdown

Today at 11:12, SAST

A three-day curfew imposed by Sierra Leone to try to stop the spread of Ebola comes into effect, but critics warn it will achieve little.

GSK fined in China for bribery

Today at 11:26, SAST

China fines UK pharmaceuticals firm GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) for bribery and its former head of Chinese operations is given a suspended jail sentence.

Source: BBC News


Kenya: Methodist Church Wants Hijab Banned in Its School, Argues Discrimination Against Christian Students

Yesterday at 22:29, SAST

[The Star]The Methodist Church has moved to court seeking orders to stop Muslim students in a public school it sponsors from wearing the hijab.

Africa: Education Can Save Lives, Help Reach Sustainable Development Goals - UN Agency

Yesterday at 20:06, SAST

[UN News]If all women in poor countries completed primary education, child mortality would drop by one-sixth saving almost one million lives, the United Nations educational agency today reported highlighting the links between schooling and achieving ...

Nigeria: Ebola - Ebonyi Trains 5,000 Teachers Ahead of Schools' Resumption

Yesterday at 14:47, SAST

[Guardian]EBONYI Commissioner for Education, Mr Ndubuisi Chibueze-Agbo, said on Wednesday in Abakaliki that no fewer than 5,000 teachers have been trained on early detection and management of Ebola Viral Disease (EVD).

Source: All Africa


Spacey stalker given four years

Today at 09:49, SAST

A woman who engaged in a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign against actor Kevin Spacey has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.

Benefits St trio deny drugs charges

Yesterday at 15:29, SAST

Three residents of a road in Birmingham dubbed Benefits Street after a television programme deny a series of drugs charges.

Hiroshima artworks to go on show

Yesterday at 02:24, SAST

Powerful and disturbing paintings by survivors of the 1945 atomic bomb in Hiroshima are to go on show outside Japan for the first time.

Source: BBC News


Nigeria: Church Collapse Rescue Ends

Yesterday at 20:17, SAST

[Premium Times]Rescue operations at the site of the collapsed building at The Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos, have ended with 80 people confirmed dead.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Controls 25 Towns, Says Church

Yesterday at 11:49, SAST

[This Day]The Catholic church yesterday gave a list of 25 towns in three North-eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, presently under the control of the outlawed terrorist group, Boko Haram.

South Africa: Up to 84 S.Africans Killed in Nigerian Church Collapse - Report

Today at 11:23, SAST

[SAPA]Johannesburg -The number of South Africans killed in a building collapse in Nigeria has increased from 67 to 84, SABC radio news reported on Friday.

Source: All Africa


Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 12:14, 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 10:18, 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 09:55, 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


Australian farmer receives first ever Google drone delivery

Aug 29 at 09:52, SAST

SYDNEY - An Australian farmer took delivery of the first Google package sent by drone during secret testing in the state of Queensland last month, a Brisbane newspaper reported Friday. The Google X division of US-based tech company on Thursday ...

Japanese publishers have lashed out at Amazon's new rules

Aug 29 at 06:49, SAST

TOKYO - A group of Japanese publishers have lashed out at Amazon's new book sale rules, after US and European authors accused the online retailer of using strong-arm negotiating tactics. Several Tokyo-based publishers said Amazon recently ...

Apple expected to unveil new iPhone

Aug 28 at 18:47, SAST

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple Inc invited media to a "special event" in its hometown of Cupertino, California, on Sept. 9, when the iPhone maker is expected to unveil the ...

Source: eNews Channel Africa


Zuma thanks outgoing SARB governor

Today at 09:55, SAST

President Jacob Zuma has thanked the outgoing Governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Gill Marcus, whose term expires at the end of November, for her excellent service and leadership.

Avoid that credit score downgrade

Today at 07:21, SAST

A sound credit record will be helpful when it really matters. We have some tips on how achieve a clean credit record.

SARB's Marcus to step down

Yesterday at 16:16, SAST

South Africa's Reserve Bank governor Gill Marcus on Thursday announced that she will not seek to stay in the job after her term expires later this year.



Boy, 15, attracts top clubs

Tuesday at 17:48, SAST

He's just 15 -- but the sky is the limit for a young Norwegian football star who has already represented his country at senior level and is being chased by some of Europe's top clubs.

Dutch stunned by Czechs

Sunday at 01:37, SAST

No one in the Netherlands will be panicking yet but this isn't how the Dutch wanted to start their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign. Fresh off a third-place showing at the World Cup, the Oranje lost to the Czech Republic.

Winning start for England

Sep 11 at 16:00, SAST

England and Spain make successful starts to the qualifying campaign for the 2016 European Championship finals with victories in their opening games.

Source: CNN


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

Aug 25 at 12:19, 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 09:04, SAST

Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 21:03, 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