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Zuma's son wants foreigners out of the country

Today at 07:38, SAST

President Jacob Zuma's son, Edward, has come out in full support of King Goodwill Zwelithini's controversial call to deport foreigners from SA.

Delaying congress could further 'demoralise' Western Cape ANC

Yesterday at 15:37, SAST

Postponing elections for the Western Cape's ANC leadership could dampen efforts to revive the party's fortunes in the province, says an expert.

'Arrogant' Mandla Mandela convicted of assault

Yesterday at 14:49, SAST

Nelson Mandela's grandson Mandla has been convicted of assaulting a teacher during a road-rage incident in Mthatha in 2013.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online
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World

Nigeria's Buhari hails poll victory

Today at 07:19, SAST

The winner of Nigeria's presidential election, Muhammadu Buhari, hails a "vote for change" and thanks beaten rival Goodluck Jonathan.


'Progress' in Iran nuclear talks

Today at 05:37, SAST

Russian and Iranian negotiators claim progress has been made over Iran's nuclear programme, as talks continue beyond a deadline for a deal.


Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care'

Today at 09:14, SAST

Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home.


Source: BBC News
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Education

South Africa: First the Student Councils, Then the Country - the EFF Goes Incremental

Yesterday at 10:07, SAST

[Daily Maverick] Brace yourself for the acronyms: the EFFSC recently won the VUT student's council from Sasco in a hotly contested battle. All you really need to know, schemes RICHARD POPLAK, is that this is a sign of bigger things to come.


South Africa: Op Ed - Culture Wars in Universities - It's Happened Before

Yesterday at 10:06, SAST

[Daily Maverick] A culture war seems to be hotting up in our universities. Much as South Africans like to think of ourselves as unique, there is experience elsewhere, notably in the United States, which sheds light on the course and consequences of ...


Rwanda: Inclusive Education Support Is a Timely Intervention

Yesterday at 09:51, SAST

[New Times] Last Friday, Government launched a partnership with different organisations to promote inclusive education, focusing on children with disabilities.


Source: All Africa
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Entertainment

Joni Mitchell in 'intensive care'

Today at 09:14, SAST

Singer songwriter Joni Mitchell is in intensive care in a Los Angeles hospital after being found unconscious at her home.


Gaza man 'tricked' into Banksy sale

Today at 06:34, SAST

A Palestinian man says he was tricked into selling a work by the graffiti artist, Banksy, that is estimated to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.


Clarkson live tour set to go ahead

Yesterday at 18:09, SAST

Jeremy Clarkson is to appear on planned live dates with his former Top Gear co-stars Richard Hammond and James May, BBC Worldwide announces.


Source: BBC News
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Africa

Nigeria: Buhari Emerges as President-Elect in Historic Win

Yesterday at 18:54, SAST

[Premium Times] Abuja -After three previous failed shots at the presidency, Muhammadu Buhari is finally moving into Aso Rock, Nigeria's presidential palace,as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.


Angola: Lawyers, Rights Groups Rally Around Author Marquez

Today at 08:41, SAST

[IPS] New York -The Southern Africa Litigation Centre, Amnesty International and over a dozen other human rights organisations including the African Commission on Human and People's Rights have signed an open letter demanding justice for crusading ...


Kenya: Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commissioner Resigns

Today at 07:59, SAST

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission suffered a major blow after Commissioner Jane Onsongo resigned on Tuesday citing infighting within the body.


Source: All Africa
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Health

The Sound of a Generation Free of HIV

Babies from around the world sing in perfect harmony and share the sound of a generation free of HIV. Learn how you can help make a difference with Coca-Cola and (RED).


Drastic Reduction In HIV/Aids Related Deaths, Prompts Hospice To Change To Child Care Unit

Local non-profit organization, Cotlands, recently announced its transformation from a hospice in to a childcare unit due to the drastic reduction in HIV/Aids related deaths. This move follows the lauded success of the South African government’s...


Woolworths to reduce number of GM modified products by 50%

In keeping with our commitment to remove or replace ingredients from genetically modified crops in our foods where possible, Woolworths has announced plans to reduce the current number of products containing ingredients derived from genetically...


Source: The Good News
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Science/Tech

VIDEO: Big leap in 4K video streaming tech

Today at 00:22, SAST

A new method of compression could see ultra-HD video streamed to TVs and other devices using around 50% of the bandwidth currently needed.


Evidence links China to GitHub attack

Yesterday at 20:03, SAST

Security researchers say "innocent" internet users are unwittingly carrying out the attack, most likely hijacked by the Chinese government.


Amazon launches home ordering kit

Yesterday at 21:38, SAST

In an attempt to attract more household shoppers, Amazon unveils a button for replenish items such as washing powder and razors.


Source: BBC News
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Business

Tsotsi silent after Eskom exit

Today at 09:35, SAST

Ousted Eskom chairperson Zola Tsotsi has remained silent on his departure from the parastatal while the apparent lack of leadership at the ailing utility has raised concerns.


SAA stops air mail over Sapo debt

Today at 09:27, SAST

South African Airways (SAA) has confirmed it has temporarily stopped shipping mail until the South African Post Office (Sapo) settles its outstanding debt with the airline.


Health insurance v gap cover

Today at 07:06, SAST

There are subtle differences between a health insurance product and a medical scheme. Our expert breaks its down...


Source: iafrica.com
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Sport

Tiger Woods drops out of golf's top 100

Monday at 12:51, SAST

For the first time in his illustrious career, Tiger Woods is no longer considered one of the world's top 100 golfers.


'You feeling thirsty?': Warne slammed for drinking comments

Monday at 11:32, SAST

Australian cricket great Shane Warne has been criticized for promoting an unhealthy drinking culture, following post-match interviews at cricket's World Cup final.


Forza Ferrari: Vettel snaps Mercedes domination

Monday at 08:46, SAST

Sebastian Vettel emerged triumphant in a tactical battle with reigning world champion Lewis Hamilton to win the Malaysian Grand Prix Sunday for his revitalized Ferrari team.


Source: CNN
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Nature

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 ...


SA Airline Innovates to Reduce Fuel Consumption on Boeing 737-800s

kulula.com, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency. kulula.com known for its pioneering approach ...


SA's energy-efficient buildings are good investments

Energy-efficient commercial buildings in South Africa deliver better returns for their owners, and as a result are better investments, according to a new study conducted by Investment Property Databank (IPD) and the Green Building Council of ...


Source: The Good News
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