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Zuma doesn't need to 'pay back the money' - committee

Today at 07:45, SAST

An ANC parliamentary committee on Nkandla says President Jacob Zuma did not unduly benefit from the R246-million security upgrades to his homestead.

New drug policy is patently high risk


There is widespread support for drastic change to patent laws when it comes to pharmaceuticals, but the results could be disastrous.

The ANC is broke


The party is struggling to make ends meet after Parliament reduced its funding by R20-million following election losses.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Burkina Faso leader 'to stay on'

Today at 08:21, SAST

Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore says he will stay in power for a year under a transitional government, despite violent protests.

Key Jerusalem holy site reopens

Today at 08:21, SAST

Israel reopens a key Jerusalem holy site after its temporary closure following the shooting of a prominent Jewish activist.

Russia-Ukraine deal secures EU gas

Today at 01:08, SAST

Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.

Source: BBC News


Uganda: Govt Gagging Dons - University Boss

Today at 05:44, SAST

[Observer]Notoriously-outspoken university lecturers on public issues are fought by government, a top university administrator has said.

Niger: Niger Drops Sex Education From Syllabus At Muslim Leaders' Urging

Yesterday at 19:57, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Niamey/Dakar -The Niger government has withdrawn a course on sexual and reproductive health from the school syllabus after Islamic organisations said the teachings were contrary to the country's values.

Sierra Leone: VSO Launches Battle On Misinformation About Ebola in Sierra Leone

Yesterday at 19:55, SAST

[Thomson Reuters Foundation]Freetown -VSO is supporting a vital new project in partnership with Sierra Leone's Ministry of Health and Sanitation -The Reproductive and Child Health Directorate to address the growing misinformation about Ebola which ...

Source: All Africa


Polanski freed after US arrest bid

Yesterday at 13:40, SAST

US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland are thwarted.

Ian McKellen given freedom of London

Yesterday at 15:49, SAST

Lord of the Rings star Sir Ian McKellen is given the freedom of the City of London in recognition of his work for gay rights.

Young Fathers win Mercury Prize

Wednesday at 23:03, SAST

Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the £20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.

Source: BBC News


Africa: Test of African Democracy - Burkina and Beyond

Yesterday at 19:52, SAST

[allAfrica]Washington, DC -On Thursday the former soldier who seized power in Burkina Faso 27 years ago agreed to negotiate with opponents. The announcement was a response to massive popular demonstrations against President Blaise Compaore’s ...

Burkina Faso: Army Takes Over, Compaore's Whereabouts Unknown

Yesterday at 22:29, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]The chief of Burkina Faso's army has dissolved the government and said that a transitional government will be formed. The announcement came shortly after the president reportedly declared a state of emergency.

South Sudan: Back to War - Again

Yesterday at 13:14, SAST

[ICG]Warring parties in South Sudan's civil war are preparing for major offensives as seasonal rains ease.

Source: All Africa


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


Pirate Bay founder faces jail term

Yesterday at 16:52, SAST

Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg could face a lengthy prison sentence after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.

Big firms 'must condemn GamerGate'

Wednesday at 23:59, SAST

Games publishers must "stand-up and condemn" the movement referred to as "GamerGate", says a developer forced to leave her home due to threats.

A WW2 technology 'Plan B' for GPS

Today at 01:10, SAST

Technology developed during World War Two is to be used as a back-up for GPS in ports across England and Scotland.

Source: BBC News


Eskom warns of load shedding

Today at 09:58, SAST

Many South Africans felt the bite of power outages on Thursday as maintenance constrained Eskom's ability to keep the lights on.

HCI partnership's public break up

Today at 10:06, SAST

Hosken Consolidated Investments (HCI) chairman and co-founder Marcel Golding announced his resignation as chairman at an emotionally charged annual general meeting on Thursday.

Rand firmer ahead of trade figures

Today at 09:54, SAST

The rand was firmer on Friday morning ahead of the release of local trade figures.



The four disciplines of alpine skiing

Wednesday at 13:26, SAST

CNN's Christina Macfarlane breaks down the sport of Alpine Skiing.

Freak injury rules out Svindal

Oct 23 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

Oct 23 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.

Source: CNN


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