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Auditor general flags R25.7bn in irregular govt spending

Yesterday at 15:41, SAST

Our national and provincial departments racked up R25.7-billion in irregular expenditure, although this was 27% less than the year before.

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Yesterday at 13:56, SAST

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Blade Nzimande blasts ANC's 'parasitic bourgeoisie'

Yesterday at 07:35, SAST

Addressing the Cosatu national congress, Nzimande launched a veiled attack against factions he believes are trying to derail the tripartite alliance.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


US bombed Kunduz clinic 'in error'

Yesterday at 19:27, SAST

A US aircraft attacked a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) clinic in the Afghan city of Kunduz because of "human error", a US military inquiry says.

Downed plane pilot denies Turkey warning

Yesterday at 21:25, SAST

The surviving pilot of a Russian plane shot down by Turkey on the Syrian border says no warning was given, and the plane was inside Syrian airspace.

Pope urges Kenyans to work for peace

Yesterday at 22:09, SAST

Pope Francis urges Kenyans to work for peace as he starts his visit to Africa, with crowds lining the streets of the capital to welcome him.

Source: BBC News


Africa: Why Professors Are Afraid of Colonial Education Being Dismantled

Yesterday at 15:36, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] A series of student protests in South Africa has thrown up a number of questions. Many of these are linked to the problem of decolonising institutions. And at least one implicates the country's professoriate by asking: how ...

South Africa: How Playing the 'School Game' Helps Kids On Their Journey to Literacy

Yesterday at 12:50, SAST

[The Conversation Africa] When you think of early home based reading, you may picture a mother and child poring over a brightly coloured book. Research has proved that caregivers offer children important support in their schooling through this kind ...

South Africa: Leaving the Nest

Yesterday at 11:05, SAST

[The Journalist] Erica shares how she beat the first year blues

Source: All Africa


Tim Wonnacott leaves Bargain Hunt

Yesterday at 15:51, SAST

Tim Wonnacott steps down from Bargain Hunt two months after reports he had had "a bust-up" with the BBC show's producers.

BBC Radio Christmas highlights 2015

Yesterday at 23:32, SAST

Jeremy Irons reading TS Elliot, Mary Berry and the radio premiere of Calendar Girls are among the highlights of BBC Radio this Christmas.

Radio X 'may have to change name'

Yesterday at 15:13, SAST

Digital radio station Radio X may have to change its name after its trademark application was refused.

Source: BBC News


Central African Republic: Gun Battles Cripple Access to Healthcare

Yesterday at 11:45, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bambari, Central African Republic -After gunmen burned down her village in scrubland of Central African Republic's Ouaka region, Marceline Wanou fled into the forest with her two young sons, hoping to return in a few ...

Africa: Are Young People the Answer to Food Security?

Yesterday at 20:30, SAST

[IPS] Lusaka -Are you young, energetic, creative, ambitious and need a job? Africa's agriculture sector needs you!

South Africa: Shooting Back - the Crisis of Police Killings

Yesterday at 20:00, SAST

[ISS] At the end of October, South Africans were shocked by the reported execution-style killing of an injured robbery suspect in Krugersdorp. The aftermath of the incident took a worrying turn, however, as it sparked much vocal and public support ...

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


Apple buys Star Wars animation company

Yesterday at 14:55, SAST

Apple purchases the company behind motion-capture technology used in the latest Star Wars film.

Dell faces fresh security questions

Yesterday at 13:19, SAST

Dell admits to a second security problem that researchers say could expose users' data to hackers

Nest Cam camera is 'always on'

Yesterday at 15:21, SAST

Researchers have discovered the camera in the Nest Cam security device is always operating - even when turned off by the user.

Source: BBC News


Wasteful expenditure down - Makwetu

Yesterday at 16:20, SAST

Auditor-General Kimi Makwetu says there has been a decrease in the value of fruitless and wasteful expenditure since the 2013/14 financial year.

Eskom set on asking for higher tariffs

Yesterday at 13:15, SAST

Eskom is still set on seeking a higher tariff even after recording a 22 percent first-half profit.

Cosatu names its worst employer

Yesterday at 12:15, SAST

Trade union federation Cosatu has warned Gupta-owned broadcaster, ANN7, to look after its employees after it was named as the country's worst employer.



Zlatan: Paris is 'colder' after terror attacks

Yesterday at 22:37, SAST

Champions League: Zlatan scores on Malmo return

Yesterday at 22:36, SAST

Zlatan Ibrahimovic enjoyed a memorable return to his first club Malmo as he scored his first Champions League goal in nearly a year as Paris Saint-Germain eased into the knock-out phase with a 5-0 win -- all while a packed local square was ...

Ibrahimovic: Pep Guardiola is 'not a man'

Yesterday at 18:48, SAST

The 34-year-old playing for his seventh professional club discusses his favorite coaches, teammates and the legacy he will leave behind.

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