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Pit toilets at South African schools will be eradicated within the next two years.That's the aim of President Cyril Ramaphosa's Sanitation Appropriate for Education, or SAFE, Initiative launched this week.A Basic Education Department audit has revealed more than one-and-half thousand schools in the Eastern Cape still have pit latrines.The SAFE initiative between government and the private sector sets out to accelerate the eradication of pit toilets at schools across the country.Various companies and organisations donated funds...

Still Unclear On Cause of Joburg CBD Building Fire

Residents and shop owners who were evacuated when a building in the Joburg CBD caught fire on...
cash heists

Suspect Says Police Forced Him to Admit to Taking Part in Cash Heists

Former African National Congress (ANC) employee Velile Present’s bail application is underway in the Roodepoort Magistrates...
Krugersdorp High School Wins

Krugersdorp High School Wins Top Reserve Bank National Award

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), in partnership with the national Department of Basic Education...
Estina Dairy Farm Trial

Judgment Reserved In Estina Dairy Farm Trial

Judgment has been reserved in the Estina dairy farm fraud case against the Gupta brothers’...
Poached Lobster

Police Seize Poached Lobster Worth R80K In Hout Bay Raid

Poached lobster worth around R80,000 has been discovered during a police operation in Hout Bay...
DR Randall Carolissen

DR Randall Carolissen Appointed As NSFAS Administrator

Higher Education Minister Naledi Pandor has announced the appointment of Dr Randall Carolissen as the...
Adriaan Vlok

Adriaan Vlok: I Don’t Believe Paedophile Claims Against Magnus Malan

The book places Malan at the centre of an alleged paedophile network that targeted young...
Hawks Slam 5 Cops

Hawks Slam 5 Cops For Looting Truck At Accident Scene

The cops, together with another suspect, were arrested earlier this week after they were caught...

City of Cape Town Has Racked R47 Million in Irregular Spending

The DA-run City of Cape Town has incurred R47 million in irregular spending, topping the...
Apple Hacked

Apple Hacked By Australian Teenager

Apple said on Friday no customer data was compromised after Australian media reported a teenager had pleaded guilty to hacking into its main computer...
Bobi Wine

Uganda: A Pop Star Takes on a President, at His Peril

In his red beret and jumpsuit the Ugandan pop star Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, leads cheering campaigners down a street,...
Waterbomber Pilot Killed

Waterbomber Pilot Killed Fighting Australian Wildfires

About 75 fires are burning across New South Wales state, fanned by dry conditions that prompted authorities to declare a drought across the state...

US Police Officer Uses Taser on 87-Year-Old Woman

A US police chief has defended the use of a Taser on an 87-year-old grandmother cutting dandelions near her home in the southern state...

Chinese Plane Slides Off Manila Airport Runway in Heavy Rain

A Chinese passenger jet slid off the runway as it landed at Manila airport in torrential rain, authorities said Friday, with all 165 people...
aretha franklin

‘Queen Of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Dies At Home In Detroit Aged 76

Aretha Franklin, universally acclaimed as the “Queen of Soul” and one of America’s greatest singers in any style, died on Thursday at her home...
Africa’s Skincare Industry

Africa Top10 Business News

Disrupting Africa’s Skincare IndustryThese young entrepreneurs plan to influence the cosmetic market by shedding light on and promoting organic and Eco-friendly brands, and by changing the general attitude about cosmetics being a ‘woman’s market’.SOURCES: Ventures Africa Formalising...
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Women Retirement

How Women Can Secure Their Retirement

Why do men die first? Because they want to. As grating as that hoary, sexist adage is, women do, on average, outlive men by...

How To Boost Your Confidence Minutes Before Your Interview

Interviews are scary because you only have one chance to impress the interviewer. Here are great tips to boost your confidence and help you...
Apartment Living In Randburg

Value For Money Apartment Living In Randburg

NottingHill, a sectional title development situated in Ferndale, Randburg where the iconic Velskoen Drive-In was once located, is ideally suited to first-time homebuyers and...

5 Steps for Online Startups to Take Advantage of Black Friday

According to Google Trends, last year South Africa registered the largest ‘Black Friday’ search interest of any country, even ahead of the US where the...

R100 Million Poverty Alleviation Plan Gets Big Backing From SA Businesses

The shock announcement two weeks ago that the unemployment rate has risen by 0.5% to 27.2% in the second quarter of this year has...
President Cyril Ramaphosa

Reality Sets In For South Africa: No More ‘Ramaphoria’

If there were any doubts that the euphoria following Cyril Ramaphosa’s election as president of South Africa has evaporated, this week’s slump in the...



Rugby Championship

Fact-File: The Rugby Championship

With the Rugby Championship kicking off this Saturday, here is a fact-file on the southern...

Stokes Not An Automatic Choice For Third Test Says Coach Bayliss

Ben Stokes is back in England's squad for his own well-being but the all-rounder is...
The Lions

Lions Continue Mass Player Signings

The Lions on Thursday confirmed contract extensions with eight more players.Madosh Tambwe (wing), Shaun Reynolds(flyhalf), Johannes Jonker (prop), Len Massyn(loose forward), Jacobie Adriaanse (prop), Sti Sithole (prop), Rhyno Herbst (lock)...
athletico madrid uefa super cup

Athletico Mete Out Revenge On Real To Lift Super Cup

Real Madrid began life without Cristiano Ronaldo with an extra-time defeat to bitter rivals Atlético Madrid in...
Ben Stokes

Cleared Stokes Fuels Fiery Debate About His Future

England star Ben Stokes may have been cleared of affray but former cricket luminaries while...
Champions League

Champions League Glory Not Pivotal To Being Judged A Success: De Bruyne

Manchester City don't need to win the Champions League to be judged a success, claims...

Proteas End SL Tour With Disappointing Defeat

Sri Lanka have won the lone T20 International against the Proteas by three wickets in Colombo on Tuesday,...
All Blacks

Australia Keen To Measure Up Against All Blacks

With Samu Kerevi and Tevita Kuridrani both ruled out of the tournament, the versatile Reece...

Stylish City spoil Emery’s Arsenal bow

Manchester City ruined the start of the Unai Emery era at Arsenal as the champions...

Hart keeps clean sheet on Burnley bow

Former England first-choice goalkeeper Joe Hart kept his second successive clean sheet for Burnley in...

How the Lack of Affordable Vegetables is Creating a Billion-Dollar Obesity Epidemic in South Africa

Every Sunday afternoon, Thembi Majola* cooks a meal of chicken and rice for her mother and herself in their home in Alexandra, an informal...
The Plastic Straw

Time To Say Goodbye To The Plastic Straw. But What’s The Best Alternative?

Consider the plastic straw.The once ubiquitous and popular item has become a symbol of our throw-away culture and the proliferation of non-recyclable materials. In...
Wheat DNA Breakthrough

Wheat DNA Breakthrough Could End The Misery Of Gluten Allergy

Scientists have decoded the entire DNA of wheat for the first time.Researchers hope the findings will allow them to produce new ‘low allergy’ varieties...

Great African Eats: Grilled Lamb Chops with Rice and Pita Chips, Egypt

Egyptian cuisine features high-quality legumes and vegetables from the fertile Nile valley and delta. Yet, oddly enough, what became Egypt’s favorite fare, Kushari, originated...
Sarah Ferguson is swimming along the Elephant Coast expedition.

SA Swimmer Swims From Mozambique To KZN To Expose Dangers Of Plastic Pollution

Former competitive South African pool swimmer Sarah Ferguson’s close encounters with nature on her recent Elephant Coast expedition have unequivocally reinforced her determination to...
Gut Health

The Best Foods To Eat For Gut Health

Eating the right foods is vital as this helps stimulate, the growth of beneficial bacteria in our gut and boost digestive health.If you’re one...
Lack Of Sleep

Lack Of Sleep Turns Us Into ‘Social Lepers’

A lack of sleep can turn you into a grumpy ‘social leper’ who shuns human contact, a study suggests.Sleep-deprivation activates brain areas that make...
Five granny panties on a washing line

Trading Your Thong For Granny Panties Is Actually A Thing

After all, what would an entire decade of retro fashion throwbacks be if the broeks we all grew up in never returned? Somehow, it comes...
A man smoking an e-cigarette.

Long-Term Inhalation E-Cigarette Vapour Potentially Harmful

The vapour from e-cigarettes may boost the production of inflammatory chemicals in the lungs while disabling key cellular defenders against infection, a new study...

Treating Depression In Child May Boost Parent’s Mental Health

The bond between parent and child extends far beyond sharing similar looks or behaviours as a new study suggests that treating depression in teenagers...


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