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Cape herb trade worries ecologists

Today at 10:59, SAST

The wild herb trade is booming, and conservationists are concerned. But one group is trying to knit them together.

Cosatu unable to kiss and make up despite peace deal

Today at 10:11, SAST

Unfazed that it may be booted out, Numsa has vowed to push ahead and form a workers'party.

Aurora fight casts light on the Bhanas' suspect dealings

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Controversial Bhana family not giving in

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

NY doctor tests positive for Ebola

Today at 10:54, SAST

A US doctor who returned to New York from Ebola-hit Guinea in West Africa becomes the first person to test positive for the virus in the city.


Canada attack 'not linked to IS'

Today at 08:56, SAST

Canada's foreign minister tells the BBC there is no evidence so far that the man behind gun attacks in Ottawa was linked to Middle Eastern jihadists.


Sweden calls off search for sub

Today at 10:28, SAST

Sweden calls off its massive week-long search for a suspected Russian submarine, saying the vessel has probably left its territorial waters.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Rwanda: A Leaf for All From Youngsters' PLE Stories

Today at 09:35, SAST

[New Times]LIFE IS a pot of absurdity holding humans with all sorts of troubles. There are the Alice Mugwanezas and Deo Bizumuremyis. And then also there is you, the better privileged.


Kenya: MCAs Donate Sanitary Pads

Today at 09:25, SAST

[The Star]Two nominated MCAs, Maureen Ambasa and Gladys Analo, have said there is a need to cater for children with special needs.


Kenya: Kirimari Secondary Dorm Burnt Over Exam

Today at 09:25, SAST

[The Star]Students in an Embu town school yesterday burnt a dormitory due to fear of exams, the principal said.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'

Today at 11:10, SAST

The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.


Spanish art gems head for UK town

Today at 00:39, SAST

A new art gallery showing major works of art from Spain's "golden age" is to open in a former bank in Bishop Auckland, County Durham.


One Direction join BBC Music Awards

Today at 08:36, SAST

One Direction, Ed Sheeran and Coldplay are among the acts confirmed to perform at the inaugural BBC Music Awards on 11 December.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Zambia: Celebrating 50 Years With an Acting President

Today at 10:00, SAST

[Zambia Reports]Zambia today celebrates its Golden jubilee in the absence of President Michael Sata who is away in London receiving medical treatment.


Zimbabwe: Rise of Grace Mugabe Adds New Twist to Succession Question

Today at 07:46, SAST

[The Daily Vox]Bulawayo -Zimbabwe's First Lady Grace Mugabe makes her grand entrance into politics following her recent nomination as national secretary of the ruling party's Women's League through a sensational two week-long crusade around the ...


Lesotho: Top Basotho Security Chiefs Step Down

Yesterday at 21:29, SAST

[allAfrica]Cape Town -Three top Basotho military and police commanders implicated in recent political turmoil in the country will step aside to help create a climate in which new elections can be held.


Source: All Africa
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Health

Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Aug 21 at 11:14, SAST

The City of Cape Town is pleased with the progress of a City Health initiative to improve service delivery to residents. Since 2011, City Health, in partnership with the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health and the Institute for ...


White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga to look after the terminally ill

Aug 11 at 09:18, SAST

White Rose Hospice in Mpumalanga is proud to continue to deliver outstanding service to its vast community.


South Africa to expand ARV drugs coverage in 2015

Jul 25 at 08:55, SAST

South Africa will start treating HIV-positive patients at an earlier stage starting next year, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says.


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

Job centres to get digital makeover

Today at 00:12, SAST

Computer workstations, electronic signature pads and free wi-fi are rolling out across UK job centres.


'Anti-Facebook' investors dig deep

Yesterday at 14:00, SAST

A social network promising never to sell user data or incorporate advertising secures multi-million dollar backing.


Zuckerberg's Chinese gets mixed reviews

Yesterday at 13:06, SAST

Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Eskom in R43m TNA sponsorship row

Today at 10:12, SAST

Cash-strapped power utility Eskom is mired in a fresh row over the signing of a R43-million deal to sponsor The New Age's breakfast briefings.


Gold, platinum weigh down JSE

Today at 08:23, SAST

The JSE closed lower on Thursday but was off its weakest levels reached earlier in the day in very volatile trade.


Rand firms on euro, dollar

Today at 08:18, SAST

The rand was stronger against the dollar on Thursday afternoon as the local currency was buoyed by gains in emerging market currencies amid more risk-on trade.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Freak injury rules out Svindal

Yesterday at 14:27, SAST

A freak injury while playing an impromptu game of football with his teammates could sideline Norwegian skiing great Aksel Lund Svindal for the entire World Cup season.


The crystal globes that stars covet

Yesterday at 14:26, SAST

When this season's World Cup alpine ski champions stepped up to the podium to receive their prizes, they were following in some famous footsteps.


Origone rewrites speed skiing history

Yesterday at 14:27, SAST

The world's fastest man on a pair of skis just got faster.


Source: CNN
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Nature

Cape Town unveils South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank

Aug 25 at 11:19, SAST

The City of Cape Town has unveiled the first ‘green’ transport facility in South Africa that generates its own electricity, enabling it to operate off the electricity grid. Furthermore, all the water used at this facility, besides ...


Do It Yourself

May 29 at 08:04, SAST


Think Outside the Can Challenge

May 14 at 20:03, 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.

Source: The Good News
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