Thu, 23 May, 2019
Jacob Zuma in Pietermaritzburg High Court in bid to apply for a permanent stay of prosecution in relation to the arms deal.

Jacob Zuma Agrees To Get Claims Against NPA’s Downer Removed From Affidavit

Former President Jacob Zuma has agreed to strike out allegations that he made against State prosecutor Billy Downer, including that Downer longed for the days of apartheid-era prosecutions and hated him.
Former South African President Jacob Zuma in court.

NPA: No Evidence To Prove Jacob Zuma Corruption Case Politically Motivated

The Pietermaritzburg High Court has heard that there was not a single shred of evidence to support the claim that the prosecution of former President Jacob Zuma was politically motivated.This...
National Council of Provinces (NCOP) building.

Watch: NCOP Delegates Sworn In

Delegates to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) will be officially sworn in and a chairperson and deputy chairperson will be elected.The National Council Of Provinces consists of...
Former Transnet engineer Francis Callard testifies at the State Capture Inquiry.

Watch: Francis Callard Continues To Give Testimony At The State Capture Inquiry

Former Transnet electrical engineer Francis Callard returns to the state capture commission of inquiry Thursday where he is expected to wrap up testimony about several irregular locomotive contracts worth billions of rand.
The NPA will argue today against granting Jacob Zuma permanent stay of prosecution.

Watch: NPA Argues Against Granting Zuma Stay Of Prosecution

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is expected to tell the Pietermaritzburg High Court on Thursday why it wants Jacob Zuma’s application for a stay of prosecution to be dismissed.Earlier this week...
A picture taken on 19 May 2019, shows a bus damaged during a bomb blast near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids.

SA Tourists Hurt In Egypt Bus Explosion Back Home

All South African tourists involved in an Egypt bus explosion have now returned home.The second group arrived on Wednesday. They were injured when the tourist bus was targeted not far...
A stripped-down replica of a Ford Kuga is examined at the Western Cape High Court for the inquest into Reshall Jimmy's death.

Expert: Fire Consumed Majority Of Evidence In Ford Kuga Death Inquest

An expert testifying in the Ford Kuga fire death inquest said the blaze was substantial and consumed much of the evidence.Engineer John Loud on Wednesday wrapped up his testimony on...
Businessman Kholofelo Maponya.

Kholofelo Maponya Vows To Take Legal Action Against PIC Over R45m Payment

Businessman Kholofelo Maponya said he would take legal action against the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) and SA Home Loans for failure to honour a payment agreement.On Wednesday, Standard Bank head...
2 police officers in Durban were shot dead on Monday night while stationed outside a councilors' house. 3 suspects have been arrested.

Three Suspects Arrested For Murder Of Two Durban Police Officers

Police have arrested three people linked to the murder of two metro police officers.The officers were shot dead in Phoenix, Durban on Monday.They were found...

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Elephants in Botswana; Botswana has lifted the ban on big game hunting.

Botswana Lifts Ban On Big Game Hunting

Botswana, home to almost a third of Africa’s elephants, lifted a ban on big game hunting on Wednesday, citing growing conflict between humans and wildlife and the...
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Facebook has taken down nearly 80 pages spreading fake news or using tactics that appeared aimed at unfairly influencing the European Parliament vote this weekend, an NGO...
Sudan protesters plan general strike as talks fail.

Sudan Protest Group Calls For Strike As Talks With Army Deadlocked

Sudan’s main protest group called on Tuesday for a general strike, saying two late-night negotiation sessions with the military had failed to reach a deal on how...
British Ministers forecast the City of London to be thriving after Brexit.

British Ministers Forecast Thriving City Of London Post-Brexit

Britain’s finance industry will emerge stronger from Brexit, remaining one of the world’s top financial centres, ministers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s government forecast on Monday.
President of Malawi, Peter Mutharika.

Malawi To The Polls In Tight Three-Way Election

Malawi goes to the polls on Tuesday after a closely-fought election campaign, with President Peter Mutharika battling to hold off two serious rivals in a race that...
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How The US-China Trade War Affects Africa

As trade tensions between the U.S and China continue to escalate, how does this trickle down to Africa? Edward George the Head of Group Research...
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Why Africa Needs To Harness The Digital Economy

At the 5th Regional Forum for the Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET) happening in Kigali, African countries are encouraged to invest...
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Bafana Bafana players and coach Stuart Baxter.

Baxter Names Bafana Bafana Afcon Squad

Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter has announced his squad to compete in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt, starting on 21 June.The first-ever 24-team tournament...
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Former F1 Champion Niki Lauda Dies At 70

Legendary Formula One driver Niki Lauda has died at the age of 70, his family said in a statement released to Austrian media early Tuesday."With deep sadness, we...
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Crusaders Deny Alleged ‘Homophobic’ Incident In South Africa

The Crusaders on Monday denied allegations made on social media that players and staff were involved in homophobic taunting during a row at a fast food restaurant in South Africa.
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Smith, Warner Ready For Hostile Crowds At World Cup

Australia’s returning duo of Steve Smith and David Warner could face hostility from English crowds during the World Cup but can rely on their teammates to cope, coach Justin Langer has said.
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Nadal Beats Djokovic To Win Ninth Rome Title

Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown on Sunday.World number one Djokovic, winner at...
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Why Renewables Can’t Save The Planet

Environmentalists have long promoted renewable energy sources like solar panels and wind farms to save the climate. But what about when those technologies destroy the environment?In this provocative talk, Time Magazine “Hero of the Environment” and energy expert, Michael Shellenberger explains why solar and wind farms require so much land for mining and energy production, and an alternative path to saving both the climate and the natural...

Internet Star Grumpy Cat Dies At Age Of Seven

Internet star 'Grumpy Cat' has died at the age of seven, her owners said early Friday."We are unimaginably heartbroken to announce the loss of our beloved 'Grumpy Cat'," they said in a statement on Twitter.The famous feline, whose frowning visage endeared her to millions of fans across social media and saw her photographed with celebrities including Stan Lee and Jennifer Lopez, passed away Tuesday...

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Ellen Degeneres Calls Show A ‘Second Chance’ As She Announces New Deal

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President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana categorically denies that his government would ever cull elephants
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