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Ramaphosa refuses to answer questions on signal jamming

Today at 07:03, SAST

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa refused to answer questions in Parliament about the security measures used during the State of the Nation Address.

Public weighs in on bid to decriminalise teen sex

Yesterday at 18:10, SAST

Comment on proposed amendments to the Criminal Law Act ranged from faith-based objection to unintended consequences for the sex offenders register.

Suspended EFF members go to court to nullify election results

Yesterday at 15:41, SAST

The members have alleged violation of the party's constitution as well as the rules governing the election that saw Julius Malema voted in as leader.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Activist slashes US envoy to S Korea

Today at 09:51, SAST

A militant Korean nationalist slashes the face of the US ambassador to South Korea, Mark Lippert, at a breakfast meeting in Seoul.


China premier unveils economic goals

Today at 04:53, SAST

China's Premier Li Keqiang unveils a lower growth target and vows tighter environmental controls as he opens parliament's annual session.


NZ 'spying on Pacific neighbours'

Today at 07:34, SAST

New Zealand is conducting mass surveillance over its Pacific neighbours, documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden say.


Source: BBC News
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Education

South Africa: More Students With Disabilities in Higher Education

Yesterday at 13:41, SAST

[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Higher Education and Training says it is making headway in increasing the number of students with disabilities in the post-education and training system (PSET).


South Africa: Newly Qualified Black Teachers Struggle to Find Jobs Despite Overcrowding in Classrooms

Yesterday at 12:44, SAST

[SACSIS] South Africa has a growing number of unemployed teaching graduates, especially Black teaching graduates. When Dr Blade Nzimande took office as Higher Education minister, he increased the number of bursaries for teacher training, supposedly ...


Sierra Leone: Date Set for Schools to Re-Open

Yesterday at 10:12, SAST

[Ebola Deeply] On March 30, Sierra Leone will follow in the footsteps of Guinea and Liberia, opening its schools after an eight-month hiatus. But with more economic and social pressure on parents and students, classrooms won't be the same as before. ...


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Secondary ticket sites agree changes

Today at 00:02, SAST

Four secondary ticket-selling websites have agreed to be more transparent, following pressure from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA).


June Whitfield to star in EastEnders

Today at 08:48, SAST

Veteran actresses June Whitfield and Jan Harvey will star in key one-off roles in the BBC soap later this year.


Buddy Holly plane crash 'review'

Today at 05:27, SAST

The 1959 plane crash that claimed the lives of three rock 'n' roll stars, including Buddy Holly, could be investigated afresh by US transport safety experts.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Africa: 2.8 Million-Year Ethiopian Fossil Redraws Human Evolution

Today at 06:56, SAST

[Deutsche Welle] Scientists say the discovery of a 2.8 million-year-old jawbone fragment with teeth attached has changed the timeline of human evolution. The fossil was found in northeast Ethiopia two years ago.


Lesotho: Parties in Coalition Talks After Polls

Yesterday at 19:56, SAST

[Deutsche Welle] Following general elections at the end of February, Lesotho's main parties are now looking for partners with whom they can form a coalition. What form that coalition will take is wide open, an analyst tells DW.


Zimbabwe: U.S Extends Sanctions as UK Softens Stance

Today at 09:56, SAST

[New Zimbabwe] President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against President Robert Mugabe and members of his inner circle at a time the British government is dispatching its secretary for international development to Zimbabwe for meetings with ...


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

Lords want drone owners register

Today at 00:02, SAST

The House of Lords EU Committee calls for a drone register to be set up which owners of unmanned aircraft would have to join.


China and US clash over backdoors

Yesterday at 13:22, SAST

China rejects President Obama's criticism of its attempt to make companies put backdoors in their software and share their encryption keys.


Sony VR helmet set for 2016 launch

Yesterday at 00:44, SAST

Sony unveils an upgraded version of its PlayStation virtual reality helmet, which it says will go on sale in the first half of 2016.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Minister wants land ownership debate

Today at 11:28, SAST

Agriculture Minister Senzeni Zokwana says South Africa needs to have further talks on the proposal to cap the amount land any one person can own.


MTN to splash R30bn on infrastructure

Today at 10:52, SAST

Cellular operator MTN is set to invest R30-billion this year on infrastructure upgrades in a bid to increase its customer base, Business Day reports.


SA, Canada sign mining deal

Today at 09:34, SAST

Minister of Mineral Resources Ngoako Ramatlhodi has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Canada on cooperation in mining and mineral development on behalf of the South African government.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Gomis collapses during Premier League game

Yesterday at 22:49, SAST

Bafetimbi Gomis, Swansea's French international striker, collapses during a game at Tottenham in the Premier League. Swansea, though, later said he was "fine."


Chelsea maintains Premier League lead

Today at 00:17, SAST

Chelsea's good week continued when the Blues beat West Ham 1-0 in the English Premier League to maintain a five-point lead over Manchester City atop the table.


Ending racist abuse with mobile phones

Yesterday at 21:11, SAST

Could mobile technology turn the tide in the fight to eliminate racism from football?


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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