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EFF and the overalls: Nine days of missed work


On Thursday the Gauteng legislature will rule on the EFF’s overalls. But the red berets seem happier working without the legislature, anyway.

Zuma orders probing of state bodies for corruption

Yesterday at 15:34, SAST

The SA Post Office and IT agency Sita, two municipalities and three national departments will be investigated for irregularities and corruption.

Mokotedi to resign from NPA this week

Yesterday at 09:45, SAST

The NPA's suspended integrity management unit (IMU) head Prince Mokotedi plans to resign on August 1, the prosecuting authority said.

Source: Mail & Guardian Online


Israel to probe UN school shelling

Today at 05:43, SAST

Israel says it will investigate the shelling of a Gaza school sheltering displaced civilians - an attack which prompted US and UN condemnation.

Race to find India landslide missing

Today at 07:10, SAST

Rescue workers in western India race to locate survivors of a landslide that has claimed at least 23 lives and buried some 40 homes.

Argentina defaults for second time

Today at 06:10, SAST

Argentina has defaulted on its debt - for the second time in 13 years - after last-minute talks in New York with a group of bond-holders end in failure.

Source: BBC News


Kenya: Wall Collapses on Six Pupils

Yesterday at 13:46, SAST

[The Star]SIX nursery school pupils in Ugunja subcounty were rushed to Siaya County Referral Hospital after a wall of one of their unfinished classrooms fell on them.

Zimbabwe: Shona Teachers Harassed in Matabeleland

Today at 05:24, SAST

[The Herald]The row over deployment of non-Ndebele speaking teachers in Matabeleland schools spilled into the courts yesterday, with seven suspects appearing before a magistrate for storming a school and demanding the removal of a headmistress over ...

Rwanda: Regional Police Students Tipped On Professionalism

Yesterday at 11:33, SAST

[New Times]There is need for professionalism and enhanced cooperation among regional police forces if the contemporary security challenges are to be addressed.

Source: All Africa


6 Music audience overtakes Radio 3

Today at 02:03, SAST

BBC Radio 6 Music listening figures surpass BBC Radio 3 for the first time with 1.89m weekly listeners.

Production stalls on Big Bang Theory

Yesterday at 18:57, SAST

Work on the eighth series of US sitcom The Big Bang Theory is delayed, as its cast members fight for higher salaries.

City of Culture boss appointed

Today at 03:25, SAST

The man behind the London 2012 Olympic ceremonies is chosen to deliver Hull's City of Culture programme in 2017.

Source: BBC News


Guinea: Many Die in Ramadan Concert Stampede

Yesterday at 14:16, SAST

[VOA]At least 24 people were killed in a stampede at a beachside concert celebrating the end of Ramadan in Guinea's capital, the French news agency AFP reported.

Cameroon: Cameroon Deploys Troops Against Boko Haram

Today at 07:37, SAST

[CISA]Yaounde -Cameroon has deployed troops to its northern region, joining international efforts to combat militants after the Nigerian Boko Haram kidnapped the wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister and killed at least three people on Sunday July ...

Algeria: Crashed Plane Turned Back, Radar Shows

Today at 07:36, SAST

[RFI]France has named two examining magistrates to investigate charges of manslaughter relating to the Air Algérie flight AH5017 crash in Mali last Thursday. Radar images show the plane turning back when it ran into bad weather.

Source: All Africa


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.

Roundabout Water Solutions

May 19 at 20:53, SAST

Roundabout Water Solutions (RWS) is a South African registered non-profit (section 21) company that raises funds for the installation and maintenance of the PlayPump® water pumping system (PlayPumps). Boreholes are identified, tested to ensure ...

CAPRISA study on HIV antibodies released

Mar 4 at 13:33, SAST

The discovery of how a KwaZulu-Natal woman’s body responded to her HIV infection by making potent antibodies (called broadly neutralising antibodies, because they are able to kill multiple strains of HIV from across the world), has been ...

Source: The Good News


Microsoft challenges US on overseas data

Today at 01:04, SAST

NEW YORK - In a case closely watched by the tech sector, Microsoft will challenge Thursday a US court order requiring it to give prosecutors electronic mail content associated with an overseas server. Microsoft said it plans to argue that the ...

Xbox to launch in China after ban

Yesterday at 14:36, SAST

SHANGHAI - Microsoft Corp will launch its Xbox One gaming console in China on September 23, making it the first foreign company to start selling consoles in the world's third-biggest gaming market after a ban on the devices was lifted this ...

Activism beyond social media

Yesterday at 14:15, SAST

WASHINGTON - As more and more people become tech savvy, some are finding it easier to simply just click the 'like' button on platforms like Facebook, instead of getting their hands dirty. On Tuesday, the Mandela Washington Fellows heard ...

Source: eNews Channel Africa


Eskom to claw back costs from users

Today at 08:18, SAST

South Africans may see a hike in electricity tariffs next year of between two and five percentage points above the 8% increases they are already facing after the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) on Wednesday granted Eskom a partial ...

New union to target Numsa?

Today at 08:12, SAST

An alternative to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), the country’s largest union, is being formed and is likely to be named after a Numsa forerunner, the Metal and Allied Workers Union (Mawu).

JSE ends lower on profit-taking

Today at 08:08, SAST

The JSE pulled back from this week’s record high levels due to profit-taking across most sectors, while strong growth data in the US led to a drop in the gold price, which tugged local miners down.



Heroes' welcome for Germany

Tuesday 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

Tuesday at 13:07, SAST

Courting couple at match point

Yesterday at 12:43, SAST

On a small tennis court in the Netherlands, love took center-stage. It had all the ingredients of a romantic fairytale -- the nervous suitor down on one knee in front of a crowd of strangers, hoping that months of planning would win the heart of the ...

Source: CNN


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