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President Cyril Ramaphosa says that South Africa will tighten its mine safety regulations to hold mine operators...

DA Tables No-Confidence Motion in De Lille

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First Solar-Powered Desalination Plant Launched in WC

The Western Cape government and France has on Monday launched the first solar powered desalination...

Sadtu Oppose Bid to Declare Teaching an Essential Service

South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) will oppose any bid to have teaching declared an essential service. The Democratic...

‘Mining Firms Must Be Held Accountable for Worker Deaths

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has again called for mining companies to be held...

19 Arrested For Violent Protests in Hermanus

Violent protests in Zwelihle in Hermanus have led to 19 arrests. Demonstrations again erupted in the Overberg...

Trump and Putin Open Historic Summit

The US and Russian leaders opened an historic summit in Helsinki on Monday with Donald Trump promising an "extraordinary relationship" and Vladimir Putin saying...

Trump has ‘low expectations’ for Putin meeting

US President Donald Trump said he had low expectations for the Monday summit with Kremlin chief Vladimir Putin just days after 12 Russian intelligence...

Trump ‘intends’ to run for re-election

US President Donald Trump said he intends to run for re-election in 2020 because “everybody wants me to” and there are no Democratic candidates...
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Global Stocks Rise as Pound Gyrates on Trump Brexit Comments

US and European stocks rose modestly on Friday with investors mildly hopeful that China and the US can still settle their war over tariffs. On currency markets, the...
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First Space Tourist Flights Could Come in 2019

The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights...
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The Queen Welcomes US President and First Lady

Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump met Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle Friday evening, a regal conclusion to the official portion of the US President's visit...
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Another Fuel Hike Predicted for August

The Automobile Association (AA) says fuel prices are likely to rise again at the end of July going into August. The AA released a statement on Monday...

Listen: How to File Your Tax Return

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Post Office Hasn’t Shut Down Completely Says CEO

The South African Post Office (Sapo) says that it will continue to meet with workers to find a solution to end the national strike. CEO Mark Barnes...

Ramaphosa Wants Plan to Deal with Rising Cost of Living

President Cyril Ramaphosa says that he has given the economic cluster ministers two weeks to come up with a plan to deal with the rising cost...
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Africa.com acquires iAfrica.com

Acquisition to increase news coverage and enhance user experience Africa.com has completed its acquisition of iAfrica.com, South Africa’s oldest and most iconic news portal from...
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Rand’s Weakness Not Just Because of Trade War

The rand’s weakness cannot solely be blamed on the US trade war, says the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA). OUTA on Friday submitted its practical...

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Injured Bulls Prop Sues Union for R45 Million

The Bulls are in hot water with former prop Morne Mellett suing the union, and team doctor...

France wins the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Justin Harding wins Indonesia Open

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J&J Ordered to pay $4.69 bn Damages in Talc Cancer Case

US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was Thursday ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their...

Spur 100% Behind Breastfeeding in Restaurant

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Paying Homage to the Ethiopian Coffee Culture

Ethiopia is widely considered to be the birthplace of coffee with many experts being of the opinion that Ethiopia is the only country that...
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Mercer is the leading provider of data on cost of living and housing for employees sent to work abroad. As part of the ongoing research, Mercer produces these...
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During July, celebrities and the public will be asked to pledge not to use plastic bags to raise awareness about this campaign. The Two Oceans...
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This 10-Year-Old From Ghana Will Melt Your Heart

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