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SACP to discuss future in the ANC

Today at 07:48, SAST

SACP members will be meeting for its special national congress, where concerns about the ANC failing to fulfil its worker mandate will be addressed.

Govt pays out millions in golden handshakes

Yesterday at 15:53, SAST

Government and its entities fork out millions to employees for issues such as misconduct, poor performance and termination of contracts.

Will Putin pay for SA's $100bn nuclear plan?

Yesterday at 11:03, SAST

The awarding of contracts to build SA's nuclear plants is nearing. Who will pay for the big project?

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Greek PM to present new debt plan

Today at 08:06, SAST

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to present new proposals at a eurozone emergency summit on his country's growing debt crisis.


US 'intensifying' anti-IS campaign

Today at 00:09, SAST

The US-led coalition fighting Islamic State is "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in northern Syria, President Barack Obama says.


Cosby 'obtained sedatives for sex'

Today at 02:18, SAST

US comedian Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining sedatives with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, court documents say.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Africa: Where Africa Should Invest, by Yaya Toure

Yesterday at 13:37, SAST

[Fahamu] Promises to fund and deliver decent education, nutrition and boost agriculture have often been made. Africa's people have been made so many promises. The challenge has been in the delivery.


Botswana: Schooling Slashes HIV Rates

Yesterday at 13:56, SAST

[SciDev.Net] Increasing secondary school attendance in Botswana slashed HIV infection rates of adults, with the greatest drop among women, a study finds.


Liberia: 'No Parent Will Lose Money' - President Eases Tuition Fears

Yesterday at 11:49, SAST

[FrontPageAfrica] Parents of disgruntled high school students fearing that school fees paid for the academic year have gone in vain have been assured by President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf that those payments will not be lost in the wake of the ongoing ...


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Cosby 'obtained sedatives for sex'

Today at 09:10, SAST

US comedian Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining sedatives with the intent of giving them to women he wanted to have sex with, court documents say.


Karate Kid producer Weintraub dies

Today at 00:49, SAST

Jerry Weintraub - the Hollywood producer of the Karate Kid and Ocean's Eleven films - dies in California aged 77, US media say.


BBC boss defends licence fee deal

Today at 08:36, SAST

BBC director general Tony Hall defends the corporation's decision to take on the cost of free TV licences for people over the age of 75.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Moves Moyo in Cabinet Reshuffle

Today at 08:04, SAST

[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe has moved Professor Jonathan Moyo to higher education, replacing the former information minister with Prisca Mupfumira in an acting capacity.


Nigeria: Teenager Blows Herself Up Near Kano Mosque

Today at 06:29, SAST

[This Day] Kano -A female suicide bomber blew herself up outside a popular Kano mosque, Umar Ibn Khattab on Zoo road in Kano metropolis on Monday night, a few minutes after the night prayer.


Burundi: Nkurunziza Snubs Regional Leaders Again

Yesterday at 17:20, SAST

[Deutsche Welle] Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has missed a meeting of regional leaders in Dar es Salaam on the seething crisis in his country. A rebel general has pledged to pressure the government until it is overthrown.


Source: All Africa
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Health

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
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Science/Tech

Thousands flock to 'sin free Facebook'

Yesterday at 18:33, SAST

A group of Evangelical Christians in Brazil has launched a social network where swearing and erotic content is completely banned.


Samsung's earnings to miss forecasts

Today at 05:09, SAST

Second quarter earnings for the world's biggest smartphone maker, Samsung Electronics, are likely to miss market expectations.


GoPro reveals new mini action cam

Yesterday at 14:22, SAST

US action camera-maker unveils a new smaller action camera that is waterproof without requiring a special case.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Necsa denies R1-trillion nuke build cost

Today at 09:49, SAST

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has denied reports that South Africa's nuclear build programme will cost R1-trillion.


Home hunting: online search tips

Today at 07:09, SAST

Technology has made it easier to start looking for a home online. Our property guru provides a few tips to help potential buyers narrow down their search results.


Hammer time: property auctions rising

Today at 07:06, SAST

An increasing number of residential properties in South Africa are now being sold by auction and the incidence could rise significantly by year-end.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Rory McIlroy a massive doubt for Open Championship

Yesterday at 17:56, SAST

World No. 1 has a "10% chance" of playing at St Andrews after rupturing his ankle ligaments while playing soccer.


Andrea Pirlo: 'Maestro' joins New York City FC

Yesterday at 17:19, SAST

Andrea Pirlo has brought the curtain down on an illustrious career in Italy and decided to join New York City FC in Major League Soccer.


Wimbledon 2015: Controversial Kyrgios exits

Yesterday at 21:34, SAST

There was never any chance of Nick Kyrgios exiting Wimbledon quietly, was there? He faced accusations of tanking in a fourth-round loss to Richard Gasquet.


Source: CNN
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Nature

$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
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