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Moyane won't fold his hands during Sars' challenges

Today at 12:29, SAST

In an email to Sars employees, Tom Moyane assured the staff that he will keep to his promise of not allowing rogue activities under his watch.

Korkie family to use R1.7m donation for 'fresh start'

Today at 11:47, SAST

Donations that were raised to help rescue Pierre Korkie, killed in a US rescue operation, will now be used to assist his widow and children.

2014: A turbulent year in SA politics

Yesterday at 10:36, SAST

It's been a stormy year for SA politics. Africa Check looks back at dodgy data, political spin, false claims, bogus qualifications and conspiracies.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

Today at 12:13, SAST

North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.


Xi defends 'one-China' idea in Macau

Today at 14:02, SAST

Chinese President Xi Jinping urges Macau residents to respect the "one-China" policy, amid street protests in the former Portuguese colony.


Cairns children's mother arrested

Today at 12:26, SAST

Police arrest the mother of seven of the eight children found dead in a home in Cairns, Australia.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Mozambique: President Guebuza Awarded Honorary Degree

Yesterday at 15:29, SAST

[AIM]Maputo -The Economics Faculty of the Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique's oldest institution of higher education, on Thursday awarded an honorary doctorate in development economics to President Armando Guebuza.


South Africa: 2014 in Review - a Turbulent Year in South African Politics

Yesterday at 14:57, SAST

[Africa Check]It has been a stormy year in South African politics. We look back at our fact-checks of dodgy data, political spin, false claims, bogus qualifications and a bizarre conspiracy.


Malawi: Unima Unveils Malawi's First Engineering Professor

Today at 06:57, SAST

[Malawi24]The University of Malawi has unveiled Grant Kululanga as its first professor in engineering at Mount Soche hotel in Blantyre.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Sony 'will not drop' N Korea film

Today at 10:38, SAST

Sony Pictures says it is looking at alternative ways to release film satire The Interview, cancelled in the wake of a cyber-attack.


Strictly set for final showdown

Today at 03:13, SAST

The winner of this year's Strictly Come Dancing is set to be decided later, with four couples competing for the glitterball trophy.


Madonna releases songs after leak

Today at 12:37, SAST

The singer surprises fans by releasing six tracks from her new album early after songs were leaked online.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Central African Republic: Warring Parties Urged to Down Arms

Today at 14:05, SAST

[UN News]The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the recent resurgence of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) and reiterated its appeal to all parties to the conflict to "immediately and permanently" lay down their ...


Burkina Faso: Military Embeds Itself in Transitional Government

Today at 09:23, SAST

[African Arguments]On 19th November, Lt. Col Isaac Zida was named interim prime minister of Burkina Faso, having previously emerged dominant in the military power struggle that followed President Blaise Compaoré's exit at the end of October.


Zambia: Scott, Lungu Strike 'Cosmetic' Reconciliation

Today at 08:43, SAST

[Zambia Reports]Patriotic Front president Edgar Chagwa Lungu and Acting President Dr. Guy Lindsay Scott have struck some cosmetic reconciliation and have put their deep differences behind pledging to work together.


Source: All Africa
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Health

Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Suspects deny 'sextorting' teenager

Yesterday at 16:59, SAST

The BBC goes to the Philippines to investigate a rise in blackmail of people duped into taking part in explicit online chats and videos.


N Korea seeks joint Sony hack probe

Today at 12:13, SAST

North Korea urges a joint inquiry with the US into a cyber-attack on Sony that led to the studio cancelling the release of the film The Interview.


Apple 'deeply offended' by BBC story

Yesterday at 14:05, SAST

Apple has said it is "deeply offended" by a BBC investigation into conditions for workers involved in manufacturing its devices.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Nene plans to act on SARS tensions

Today at 13:22, SAST

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says he will take action on the situation within the South African Revenue Service by the end of January.


SARS not in crisis - Moyane

Today at 08:17, SAST

South Africa Revenue Service commissioner Tom Moyane has said that the organisation is not in crisis.


Court sets aside metals sector wage deal

Yesterday at 10:52, SAST

The Labour Court in Johannesburg has set aside a three-year agreement in the metals industry, a serious blow for collective bargaining but which the National Employers Association of SA (Neasa) called a "huge victory".


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Fighter pilot's golden dream

Dec 9 at 11:19, SAST

Champion skier or female fighter pilot? Whether to hurtle down the slopes at breakneck speed or defy G-force in the cockpit of a jet plane.


Cancer sufferer's debt to ski star

Nov 28 at 11:14, SAST

They have barely met, lead lives a world apart and did not speak for two years. But Emma Lundell has made Mikaela Shiffrin cry, and Shiffrin has given Lundell hope.


Skiing: Violinist Mae appeals ban

Dec 8 at 17:28, SAST

Musical maestro Vanessa Mae lodges appeal to get her four year skiing banned lifted.


Source: CNN
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Nature

Source: The Good News
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