Sun, 16 December, 2018

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ANC Urges Ramaphosa To Fully Implement Nugent Recommendations

The ANC says it will encourage President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that all recommendations made in the final report of the Nugent Commission of Inquiry are fully implemented.The report compiled by retired judge Robert Nugent and his assistants has lambasted axed Sars commissioner Tom Moyane for his conduct during...
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ANC To Look Into Zuma’s Legal Costs

As former president Jacob Zuma appeals a judgement that he is liable for his own legal costs, the ANC says it will look into the matter next year.In a damning judgement last week, the Pretoria High Court ordered the states attorney to recover millions spent by government on the...
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SACP Calls On SA To Protect Journalists

The SACP has called on South Africans to protect journalists who are being attacked for doing their jobs.Several journalists have come forward in recent weeks complaining about attacks from some politicians and political parties.Last week, talk show host and journalist Karima Brown and News24 Editor-in-Chief Adriaan Basson both laid...
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Energy Expert Expresses Confidence In Ramaphosa’s Eskom Task Team

An energy analyst believes the appointment of a task team by president Cyril Ramaphosa to look at sustainability challenges at Eskom is a step in the right direction.The president has given the eight-member team until the end of next month to submit an initial report on how to turn...
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Credit Regulator Urges Consumers Not To Overspend

The National Credit Regulator has urged South Africans to be cautious of their spending during this festive season and only spend what they can afford.The regulator says 2018 has been a difficult year for consumers with the petrol price hikes, VAT increases, interest rate increases and electricity increases making...
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Social Justice Coalition To Return To Court To Discuss Police Allocation

The Social Justice Coalition says it will go back to court next year to discuss solutions on police allocation in the Western Cape.The Equality Court ruled yesterday that police resources are unfairly distributed in the Western Cape and discriminate against poor black people.In 2016, civil rights organisations took the...
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Dirco urges South Africans Travelling Abroad To Learn Laws

The Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has called on South Africans with plans to travel abroad to learn the laws of the countries they're travelling to beforehand.Earlier this week, the department announced that over 800 South Africans are currently languishing in prisons abroad.At least 70% of those...
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Brown Hopeful Police Will Investigate EFF Case

Journalist and talk show host Karima Brown says she hopes the police will investigate a case of intimidation she opened against an EFF member.Brown says she received an SMS from an individual who identified himself as an EFF member and told her she is his enemy.The journalist says she's...
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Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party To Conclude Prelaunch Conference Today

The Socialist Revolutionary Workers Party is expected to conclude its first prelaunch conference today with a debate on whether to contest next year's elections.The party which is founded by metal workers union Numsa says it will elect leaders at its next conference.The union's attempts to register the workers' party...
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.

Ramaphosa Appoints A Task Team For Eskom

JOHANNESBURG: The root of what is really causing Eskom’s rot might soon be revealed. This is after President Cyril Ramaphosa appointed a high-level task team to come up with solutions to the many challenges that Eskom faces. The Presidency says Ramaphosa wants the team to submit initial recommendations by...
Parents Go Digital

Parents Go Digital To Pay Ransoms For 5 Kids

At least five abducted children were returned unharmed to their homes after their parents paid ransoms via eWallet in three separate incidents in Ekurhuleni.The cases of abduction and extortion were reported in three days, on December 1, 2 and 3.Ekurhuleni North cluster police spokesperson Constable Zukiswa Mgijima urged parents...
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Afriforum ‘Worried’ About Sudden Rise In WC Farm Attacks

Lobby group AfriForum has recorded 23 farm attacks in the Western Cape since January.The group says of the 23 attacks, six of them were murders.On Thursday night, a farm owner and his wife were killed at their home in Bonnievale in the Cape Winelands.Police say the couple, in their...

How High Is The Bar? – DA Lays Into Ramaphosa’s Praise...

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has reacted to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s praise of Minister of Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini, saying it shows he doesn’t care about good governance.During Thursday night’s interview on Radio 702 and CapeTalk with Xolani Gwala, the president said Dlamini has done a...

Gupta-Owned Sahara Ordered To Submit Evidence Over Manuel Spying

Pretoria - Former finance minister Trevor Manuel is a step closer to hopefully getting answers as to who allegedly unlawfully obtained and disclosed personal information on him.The Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, ordered that representatives of Gupta-owned company Sahara Computers and its former chief executive director, Ashu Chawla, had to...

ANC Prepared To Help Zuma Pay Legal Costs

Johannesburg - The ANC would be willing to help former president Jacob Zuma pay off his rising legal fees, the party's spokesperson says.Zuma's legal fees are estimated to run into millions of rand and on Thursday the High Court in Pretoria closed the tap on the State paying for...

World News

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Facebook Discovers Bug That May Have Affected Up To 6.8 Million Users

Facebook apologised on Friday for a "bug" that may have exposed unposted photos from as many...

Outrage As Rwanda Takes No Action Over Minister’s Insults Levied at Sisulu

South Africa is pushing ahead with plans to normalise relations with Rwanda despite the fact...
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Fire Destroys Thousands Of Voting Machines Ahead Of Presidential Election In DRC

A fire overnight at a warehouse in Congo’s capital destroyed thousands of voting machines and...
Trumps' ex-lawyer Michael Cohen.

Ex-Lawyer Blames Trump’s ‘Dirty Deeds’ While Receiving His Sentence

US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his ex-boss...
Firefighters and medics try to rescue victims after a high-speed train crashed into a locomotive in Ankara.

9 People Killed In Turkish Train Crash

Nine people were killed and nearly 50 injured in Turkey when a high speed train...
Theresa May leaves 10 Downing Street ahead of the no-confidence vote in Parliament.

May Survives No Confidence Vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived a confidence vote by the Conservative Party on Wednesday,...
Kenya Replaces New Coins

‘Big Change’: Kenya Replaces Leaders With Animals On New Coins

Kenya’s replaced the likenesses of former political leaders with animals on its newly minted coins. President...
French President Emmanuel Macron.

Macron Unveils Measures To Curb Yellow Vest Protest

Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced a series of financial measures seeking to...
Kgalema Motlanthe.

Motlanthe Offers Help To End Zimbabwe’s Political Impasse

Former president Kgalema Motlanthe - who headed the post election violence probe in Zimbabwe -...
US President Donald Trump.

‘US Democracy Under Threat With Trump’ Say Ex-Senators

Forty-four former US Senators from both major US parties warned Monday of threats to US...

Africa Top10 News

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Africa Top10 Lifestyle & Travel News

She Lost Her Sight at Nineteen.  It Hasn’t Stopped Her from Owning the RunwayA sudden...
Africa's Largest Economies

Africa Top10 Business News

Where do Africa's Largest Economies Stand on Migration?Anti-immigrant rhetoric from the US and Europe has...
Egypt

Africa Top10 News

Egypt’s Knee-jerk Reaction to a Simmering ProblemEgyptian authorities restricted the sale of yellow reflective vests...
Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu

Africa Top10 News

The Man behind the Ghana Robotic Academy FoundationAs a young boy, Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu was fascinated...
Trevor Noah returns to Soweto

Africa Top10 Lifestyle & Travel News

Trevor Chats with his Grandma about Apartheid and Tours Her Home in SowetoIn this heartwarming...

Human Rights

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UN Women’s Global HeforShe Initiative to Drive Gender Equality

Gender equality is a fundamental human right but remains a distant dream for many women...
poor farmers and sustainable agriculture

How Sustainable Agriculture Can End World Hunger

Significantly more investment is needed to lift hundreds of millions rural poor out of poverty...
modern slavery

Highest Rates of Modern Slavery Exist in Eritrea and North Korea

North Korea and Eritrea have the world’s highest rates of enslaved people, said a global...
FARDC soldiers.

DR Congo Casts Doubt On UN Report on Atrocities in Kasai Region

The Democratic Republic of the Congo has rejected a report by a United Nations human...
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Notorious Ogaden Jail is Unthinkable In the Somali Region of Ethiopia

Jail Ogaden is unthinkable. From the moment you are put there until the moment you...

Press Announcements

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Pochettino Tells Tottenham To Believe In Title Challenge

Tottenham should seek inspiration from an unlikely run to the last 16 of the Champions...
South Africa’s Tourism Industry

New Government And Industry Partnership To Boost South Africa’s Tourism Industry

In what has been dubbed an unprecedented alliance, key stakeholders in South Africa’s travel and...
Innate Immune System

Finding The Missing Regulatory Links Of The Innate Immune System

In a groundbreaking study published in Nature Genetics on 10 December 2018, a team of...
Cape Town Carnival

Cape Town Carnival Reveals What Drives Its Creativity

Vuka Ukhanye 2019 awakens dynamism through inclusivity, processes and people The Cape Town Carnival theme for...
Brett Herron

DA Bowed To Pressure On Affordable Housing For Salt River Site, Says Herron

CAPE TOWN – Public and activist pressure resulted in the DA-led city reversing its decision...
fire

24 Homeless After Seawinds Fire

CAPE TOWN - Twenty-four people have been displaced following Thursday’s fire in Military Heights, Seawinds.Four...
New Transcape Route

Diversity A Key Feature Of New Transcape Route

Moving the start for the Liberty TransCape MTB Encounter from Knysna to George has resulted...
High Performance Computing

Students To Fly SA Flag High At SuperComputing Competition In Germany

The annual Centre for High Performance Computing (CHPC) conference, which took place in Cape Town...
maths and science

Critically Needed Maths and Science Teacher Development Addressed Through Novel Funding

The lack of capable, equipped and skilled maths and science teachers in South African schools...
Wian Conradie

Hard Work Pays Off For UJ Rugby Star

Rugby star Wian Conradie says hard work was the key to success during his five...