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Numsa continues strike over wage offer conditions

Today at 11:23, SAST

The union has accepted a wage offer from employers but will continue striking over conditions relating to future pay negotiations.

Zuma's daughter gets top state job


Aged just 25, Thuthukile Zuma has been bumped up to chief of staff in the telecoms department.

Marikana families gain closure from the 'X files'


The testimony of Mr X has dealt with the 10 killings leading up to the Marikana massacre of 34 miners. The M&G spoke to their families this week.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Ceasefire aim as Gaza deaths top 800

Today at 11:28, SAST

Efforts to secure a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas are intensifying as the death toll in the 18-day-old conflict passes 800.

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

Today at 12:29, SAST

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Ferry owner death cause 'unknown'

Today at 05:58, SAST

South Korea's forensic agency says it cannot determine the cause of death for the fugitive tycoon blamed for the recent ferry disaster.

Source: BBC News


Africa: Designing Effective MOOCs for Refugees

Yesterday at 14:43, SAST

[SciDev.Net]Oxford -There are many problems that need to be overcome before the full potential of online learning can be realised for refugees.

Uganda: Student Forced Into Porn Now Under Threat

Yesterday at 13:21, SAST

[RNW Africa]A Ugandan university student who was trafficked and forced to act in porn films vows to continue with the campaign against human trafficking in spite of threats.

Zimbabwe: 3 000 'Prodigal' Teachers in Limbo

Yesterday at 15:28, SAST

[The Herald]About 3 000 qualified teachers who quit their jobs at the height of economic problems are still stranded after applying for re-employment in the civil service, teachers' unions said yesterday.This comes at a time when the Ministry of ...

Source: All Africa


Tulisa guilty of festival assault

Today at 12:49, SAST

Pop star Tulisa is found guilty of assaulting a man at a music festival in Essex last year.

Hamill: Star Wars return 'a gift'

Today at 09:30, SAST

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill calls returning to the franchise was an "unexpected gift", and says Harrison Ford is recovering well from his broken ankle.

Secret Cinema cancels opening night

Yesterday at 19:26, SAST

Fans react angrily after Secret Cinema cancels an immersive screening of Back to The Future with only a couple of hours' notice.

Source: BBC News


Mali: French Military to Secure Mali Plane Crash Site

Today at 08:58, SAST

[VOA]France has sent a military unit to secure the wreckage of an Air Algerie plane that crashed in Mali on its way from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board.

Africa: U.S., Russia, China Hamper ICC's Reach

Today at 12:13, SAST

[IPS]United Nations -Despite making important strides in the first dozen years of its existence, the International Criminal Court (ICC) faces a daunting task if it hopes to create a reputation as a truly global institution.

Africa: The GMO Debate - What to Consider

Today at 11:38, SAST

[Fahamu]The debate around Genetically Modified Organisms has been characterized by lack of information and understanding of the complexities around biotechnology. Any state must undertake careful consideration about potential benefits and risks ...

Source: All Africa


Roundabout Water Solutions

May 19 at 20:53, SAST

Roundabout Water Solutions (RWS) is a South African registered non-profit (section 21) company that raises funds for the installation and maintenance of the PlayPump® water pumping system (PlayPumps). Boreholes are identified, tested to ensure ...

CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 13:33, SAST

The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), has been ...

Lifebuoy launches Adopt-a-Village initiative

Mar 3 at 09:34, SAST

Developing a daily hand washing routine, using soap and running water, has been shown to be among the most effective and inexpensive ways to help prevent these common infections. However, despite its life saving potential, many people have yet to ...

Source: The Good News


Afrikaners at risk of contracting Parkinson's: study

Yesterday at 12:38, SAST

JOHANNESBURG - A large number of Afrikaners in South Africa may be at risk of contracting Parkinson's disease because of their ancestors, a study by Stellenbosch University has found. "If genetic studies confirm the presence of a founder ...

The two sides to 3D printing

Yesterday at 10:02, SAST

JOHANNESBURG - A metal jaw, that could soon be making waves in the medical field. Created in a lab, and implanted into patients who’ve lost their lower jaws to cancer, this 3D printed jaw has afforded its receipients a life they were once cut off ...

Over 200 teeth pulled from Mumbai teen

Yesterday at 09:17, SAST

MUMBAI - Surgeons in Mumbai have removed 232 teeth from the mouth of an Indian teenager in what they believe may be a world-record operation, the hospital said Thursday. Ashik Gavai, 17, sought medical help for a swelling on the right side of his ...

Source: eNews Channel Africa


Lonmin to buy Amplats mine?

Today at 12:57, SAST

Lonmin chief executive Ben Magara says that the platinum miner is considering buying Anglo American Platinum's Pandora operation.

Numsa reluctant to agree on offer

Today at 11:16, SAST

Numsa says if a section of the main agreement in the steel and engineering industry is amended, it will only lead to more frequent wage negotiations and employers will ultimately have more disruptions at company level.

Burn your e-toll bills - Cosatu

Today at 09:41, SAST

Cosatu yesterday launched the second phase of its opposition to e-tolling and is encouraging members of the public to burn bills sent to them by the South African National Roads Agency Limited.



Top 10 matches of Brazil 2014

Jul 15 at 12:30, SAST

So that's it for another four years.

Germany's World Cup plot

Jul 15 at 16:34, SAST

The pressure suffocated those toiling on the grass, the gravity of a World Cup final adding weight to the air like plumbing a great depth in the ocean.

From the dog track to Wimbledon

Jul 16 at 12:42, SAST

Source: CNN


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.

Launch of 'My Green Home' Challenge

May 5 at 11:04, SAST

One South African family will change their home to help change the world Today the Ngewana family launched their public journey of greening their home and lifestyle. Bulelwa Ngewana, the Mother of the family says: We've always had good intentions, ...

Source: The Good News