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Media union weighs in on Generations fracas

Today at 15:45, SAST

The Media Workers' Association of SA has welcomed plans to open negotiations following the dismissal of actors from the Generations soap opera.

President Zuma, DA meet SCA deadline in spy tapes case

Yesterday at 18:18, SAST

A SCA court official has confirmed that papers were sent to the court by Friday's 4pm deadline in the matter between President Jacob Zuma and the DA.

Former women prisoners to meet their captors on Conhill

Yesterday at 13:36, SAST

Constitutional Hill will host an emotional reunion between former prisoners at the Old Fort Women's Gaol and their wardens.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

UN call to 'prevent Iraq massacre'

Today at 12:46, SAST

A UN envoy calls for action to prevent what he says may be the possible massacre of Iraqis in the town of Amerli, besieged by Islamic State.


Russian aid convoy leaves Ukraine

Today at 16:34, SAST

Lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy cross back from rebel-held east Ukraine as German Chancellor Angela Merkel holds talks in Kiev.


Iceland issues volcano red alert

Today at 17:00, SAST

Iceland issues a red alert to the aviation industry for Bardarbunga volcano, meaning significant ash emissions are likely.


Source: BBC News
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Education

Zimbabwe: 'Move to U.S Is My Chance to Shine'

Today at 11:53, SAST

[The Herald]Pauline Chawafambira, who was recently awarded a four-year scholarship to Eastern Arizona College in the United States, is optimistic of bagging an international trophy in the near future.The Mantas Tennis Academy student, whose strength ...


Nigeria: Boko Haram Takes Over Police College

Yesterday at 09:40, SAST

[Daily Trust]Boko Haram fighters on Wednesday seized the mobile police training college in Limankara, near Gwoza, Borno State, our correspondent gathered yesterday.


Uganda: Vienna Shines in IGCSE

Yesterday at 07:22, SAST

[Observer]Parents, teachers and students at Vienna College in Namugongo had a moment to smile, after the last year's International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations were released on August 12.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

John Kearns scoops comedy prize

Today at 14:51, SAST

A comedian who was named best newcomer at last year's Edinburgh Fringe scoops the award for best show at this year's festival.


Lennon killer denied parole again

Yesterday at 23:31, SAST

Mark Chapman, the man who killed John Lennon in 1980, is denied parole for an eighth time by authorities in New York.


Blink 182 headline Leeds Festival

Today at 09:24, SAST

The American pop-punk band close the main stage while Disclosure pack out the Radio 1/NME stage on the first night of the event.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Liberia: Give a Glove - Pass It On

Yesterday at 22:17, SAST

[allAfrica]Send Liberia Life-Saving Supplies


Nigeria: Report Claims President Jonathan on Medical Trip to Germany

Today at 07:41, SAST

[Leadership]Contrary to official claims that President Goodluck Jonathan travelled to Germany on a private visit, LEADERSHIP authoritatively gathered yesterday that the president actually took ill and left for Germany to seek medical care.


Liberia: Philippines Withdraw UN Troops Over Ebola Concerns

Today at 16:32, SAST

[Deutsche Welle]The Philippines will repatriate over 100 UN troops serving in Liberia "as soon as possible." The decision comes after Liberia confirmed all regions have now been hit by the Ebola virus.


Source: All Africa
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Health

Cape Town's ARV clubs change lives

Thursday at 12:14, 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 10:18, 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 09:55, 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

US warns shops to watch for customer data hacking

Today at 12:44, SAST

SAN FRANCISCO - The US Department of Homeland Security on Friday warned businesses to watch for hackers targeting customer data with malicious computer code like that used against retail giant Target. A hacker software weapon dubbed Backoff is ...


Chemicals help channel electricity to village

Yesterday at 17:34, SAST

KROONSTAD - A Free State village that's survived without power since 2009 has become the unlikely site of a revolutionary electricity project. Naledi Trust near Kroonstad has become the world's first village powered entirely by fuel ...


SMS support for moms-to-be... it's gr8

Yesterday at 12:06, SAST

JOHANNESBURG - The Health Department has launched an SMS service for pregnant women in an effort to provide them with the much-needed support they require, but often don't get. Moms-to-be can now register at their clinics, to receive free ...


Source: eNews Channel Africa
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Business

JSE closes flat on banks' recovery

Yesterday at 08:51, SAST

The JSE closed flat on Thursday as banks staged a recovery, offsetting platinum and gold share losses.


Rand slightly stronger in closing

Yesterday at 08:47, SAST

The rand was slightly stronger in the late afternoon on Thursday, due to the dollar losing some ground.


JSE flat during midday trading

Thursday at 13:40, SAST

The JSE was flat at midday as participants traded cautiously ahead of a major address.


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Heroes' welcome for Germany

Jul 29 at 13:06, SAST

The streets of Berlin have turned black, red and gold as tens of thousands of flag-waving fans gather in the German capital to welcome home the nation's World Cup-winning footballers.


The best quotes

Jul 29 at 13:07, SAST


Williams, Federer win titles

Wednesday at 16:46, SAST

World number one Serena Williams won her first ever Cincinnati Open, and her 62nd career WTA title, by brushing aside Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-1.


Source: CNN
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Nature

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
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