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- Zuma signs defence billPresident Jacob Zuma on Monday signed the Defence Amendment Bill into law.
- SA can’t bring all bodies homeThe government doesn’t have the money to fetch the remains of all the MK members who died in African countries during the apartheid struggle,says kwaZulu-Natal premier Zweli Mkhize.
- 5 killed as car hits cartFive people have been killed when a car crashed into the donkey cart they were riding on
- Human error strands SA submarineThe woes of the Navy's SAS Manthatisi, which has been out of commission for nearly three years, include fuses blown because somebody inserted a plug in the wrong socket.
- Dewani case ‘has ruined my life’A Bothasig family says Zola Tongo, sentenced to 18 years for his part in the Dewani murder, gave police their address as his.
- Apology wanted over hospital debacleTrade union Hospersa has demanded an apology from KwaZulu-Natal Health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo for shutting down two radiotherapy machines at Durban's Addington Hospital.
- 'Pleasure executives' brief MPsMPs should join other respected local and international groups to push for the decriminalisation of prostitution, rights activists have told Parliament's joint committee on HIV/Aids. ...
- ANC wants reliable cadres, says MantasheThe ruling party wants reliable cadres to take South Africa into the future, says ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe.
- Man tells of escape from python's clutchesA Zambian truck driver who was forced to kick, bite and stab his way from the clutches of a giant python, says he is lucky to be alive.
- Meat imports: Public must know, DA saysThe public has a right to know whether various imported meat products, including water buffalo, donkey and horse meat, are "potentially harmful", the DA says.
Mail & Guardian
- Rhino poaching: Reserves must up gameAndrew Parker's point about inertia in the conservation industry is exacerbated by the fatigue and frustration associated with academic debate.
- Rights group 'up in arms' as Botswana plans to evict BushmenBotswana's government will next week remove hundreds of Bushmen from their land to make way for a wildlife park, claims an indigenous rights group.
- Shabangu criticises trade unions for 'decimating each other'Minister Susan Shabangu has spotlighted rivalry between NUM and Amcu, and instructed them to join hands against a common enemy: "monopoly capital".
- Chelsea Flower Show: SA exhibitors' blooming great successTwo events on two continents have inspired South African designers and landscape gardeners to make designs reflecting the diversity of local flora.
- Africa Day: Development, reconciliation and the African RenaissanceCarefully honed and systematically applied reconciliation policies could serve to strengthen cooperation and renewal on the continent.
- Dell to buy compellentDell says it has a deal to buy the data storage company Compellent Technologies for $884-million. ||| Dell Inc said on Monday it has a deal to buy the data storage company Compellent Tec...
- BHP Billiton strike still on“We call on our members to intensify their militant action until an acceptable offer is presented by the spoilt golden boys and girls of BHP Billiton,” says Numsa. ||| Nation...
- SA farmers set sights on MozMore South African farmers expect to receive land offers in Mozambique as they seek to expand across Africa amid uncertainty over land reform at home. ||| Olivia Kumwenda Johannesburg - ...
- Gold firms on physical demandGold edged back up above $1,390 an ounce in Europe as last week's price dip of more than 2 percent brought physical buyers back to the market. ||| Jan Harvey London - Gold edged back up ...
- WikiLeaks: world be warnedThose publicising these leaks should understand the potentially dire consequences of their actions, writes Stuart Sterzel. ||| In the ongoing WikiLeaks debate, much has been said about v...
- Zuma delivers third ANC centenary lectureANC President, Jacob Zuma, is delivering the third centenary commemorative lecture.
- Fedusa calls for anti-toll strike boycottThe Federation of Unions of South Africa (Fedusa) has called on all its members to boycott nationwide anti-toll gate protest action.
- Provinces can't pass finance laws: ConcourtProvinces cannot pass their own laws regulating financial management. That is according to a ruling in the Constitutional Court.
- Joburg City to spend R100 bln on infrastructureJohannesburg Mayor Parks Tau has announced that the city will spend R100 billion over the next ten years towards infrastructure development and upgrading.
- NHI pilot districts announcedHealth minister Aaron Motsoaledi has announced the 10 districts where the National Health Insurance (NHI) will be piloted from next month.
- 'If they want another Marikana we will give it to them on a silver platter'Cosatu is getting impatient with authorities and will continue to wage war against e-tolls, its Gauteng secretary Dumisani Dakile said on Friday.
- Abolish the term coloured: Khoi-San leaderThe leader of the Khoi and San in KwaZulu-Natal has called for the word "coloured" to be abolished because it is a derogatory term, the Witness reported on Monday.
- 'Did you see that ... I blew him apart'NEW shocking evidence of police boasting about having "blown up" a miner emerged yesterday at the Marikana commission of inquiry.
- Zuma condemns use of his namePresident Jacob Zuma has condemned the practice of using his name and that of Cabinet Ministers to secure privileges or flout government procedures.
- Swazi activists accuse SAA banned Swazi political party accused South Africa's diplomatic mission of handing the names of activists over to the absolute monarchy's security services.
- Prostitutes brief MPs in Cape TownMPs should join other respected local and international groups to push for the decriminalisation of prostitution, rights activists told Parliament's joint committee on HIV/Aids on Friday.
- Mapisa-Nqakula confirms troops deployment to CAR areaDefence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula confirmed on Friday that South Africa had deployed troops in countries neighbouring the Central African Republic.
- Exiled cleric who taught UK knifeman praises 'courage'A Syrian-born Islamist cleric who taught one of the men accused of hacking to death an off-duty British soldier on a London street praised the attack for its "courage" and said Muslims wo...
- Cosatu getting impatient with e-tolls, ready for 'another Marikana'Cosatu is getting impatient with authorities and will continue to wage war against e-tolls, its Gauteng secretary Dumisani Dakile said.
- ANC launches Midvaal volunteer campaignThe ANC in Gauteng will send 6 000 volunteers to Sicelo in Midvaal to campaign for the 2014 elections.
The New Age
- Botswana 'to evict' bushmen: indigenous rights groupThe government of Botswana will next week evict hundreds of Bushmen from their land to make way for a wildlife park.
- 93 held in Joburg south protestMore than 90 people were arrested for protest-related crimes in Evaton, Orange Farm and Sebokeng, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said
- Top Swazi judge in dog fight over dachshundA Swaziland high court judge has become entangled in messy battle over custody of a dachshund puppy,
- Obama wants to end 'war on terror' but Congress balksPresident Barack Obama wants to roll back some of the most controversial aspects of the U.S. "war on terror,"
- NUM can't be held responsible: ShabanguThe National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) cannot be blamed for the violence in the mining sector, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said.
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- Cato Manor: KZN Hawks boss Johan Booysen arrestedMajor-General Johan Booysen, head of the Hawks in KZN, has been arrested.
- DA MP Mnqasela apologises, charges to be droppedApology for Mazibuko remarks deemed sufficient.
- DA’s Zuma court battle set to go aheadThe Democratic Alliance’s battle to ensure that President Jacob Zuma has his day in court is set to go ahead.
- Selebi back in hospitalFormer police commissioner Jackie Selebi is back in hospital after suffering dialysis complications.
- The youth on Youth DayYouth Day means many things to South Africans, so we stepped out and let them have their say!
- Boks building a fortress in SAThe Springboks are aiming to become unbeatable on South African soil, says Jean de Villiers.
- Pirate parties ready for EUPirate Party representatives from more than 20 countries met to discuss 2014 EU polls.
- Mulder riles Parly on land issueThe deputy agriculture minister suggested that black people had no historical claim to 40 percent of SA.
- SA should know - MbekiThabo Mbeki says that South Africans deserved to know hidden facts about the country's history.
- India may lose Sehwag, Gambhir for one-dayersCopyright AFP All rights reserved. This material may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without prior permission in writing from AFP.
- Neeskens defends Moriri after costly penaltyBy Sbu H Mjikeliso Sundowns coach Johannes Neeskens has defended Surprise Moriri who conceded a late penalty when he brought down Tlou Segolela in the box that allowed Orlando Pirates to ...
- Clarity Would Like To Thank NewsTime ReadersI'd like to take a moment to thank our readers, the most important part of our NewsTime ecosystem. We were obsessed with you. In the early days of NewsTime I used to literally watch the t...
- Norway Police Search For Camera Maybe Used To Film MassacreNorwegian police said Friday they were looking for a video camera that rightwing extremist Anders Behring Breivik reportedly used on July 22 to film his attacks that killed 77 people. The...
- NewsTime Has Now Stopped Updating Its SiteAs confirmed to readers on the 3rd of August 2011 NewsTime will be closing down today. In order to assist you, in the unlikely event that there should be a declaration of World War III we...
- Egypt: Govt-U.S. Standoff Could Hit 40,000 NGOs[IPS] Cairo - The ongoing crackdown by Egypt's military rulers on a handful of civil society groups accused of receiving illegal foreign funds has far-reaching implications for the estima...
- Somalia: Al Shabaab Wants Girls to Join War[Monitor] Sheikh Fu'ad Mohamed Khalaf Shongole, the chief of awareness raising of al-Shabaab, the radical Islamist group opposing the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia, has insis...
- Kenya: Military to Benefit From U.S. Aid[Nation] The Kenya military is set to benefit from the United States financial assistance once it is fully integrated into the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), an envoy has said.
- Madagascar: Experts Question Country's Bid to Tap Wind Energy[SciDev.Net] Antananarivo - Madagascar is aiming to plug its energy gap and reduce its carbon emissions by encouraging a major investment in large-scale wind-turbines, the country's inter...
- Liberia: Petroleum Body Confirms Oil Discovery[New Dawn] Officials at the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) announced Tuesday that they welcomed pronouncement by African Petroleum that its Narina-1 exploratory well drilled in B...
- Empowerment firms fail to supply ARVsGovernment has had to go back to local pharmaceutical giants Aspen Pharmacare, Adcock Ingram and Cipla Medpro for the supply of anti retroviral (ARV) drugs to HIV/Aids patients.
- Rubbish removal - Pikitup busy with an interim solutionTrash piles up on Jo’burg pavements,
- Deal of the week - Edcon sells R10bn debtors book to AbsaIn a move aimed at easing its debilitating debt burden, Edcon has resorted to an unusual course for a credit retailer: selling its entire debtors book.
- Tech review - Samsung Galaxy S3Samsung says its recently launched third-generation Galaxy S smartphone is “designed for humans”.
- Entrepreneur - Zanele Bridgette GasaZanele Bridgette Gasa, the youngest member of the national planning commission, recently completed her PhD in construction management at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, which ...
- China warns of "humanitarian disaster" in LibyaChina warned of a "humanitarian disaster" in Libya and expressed "deep concern" at reported civilian casualties as it renewed calls on Tuesday for an end to fighting in the North African ...
- NY Times journalists released from Libyan custodyLibya released four New York Times journalists on Monday, nearly a week after they had been captured by Libyan forces while covering the conflict there, although three journalists for oth...
- California panel weighs nuclear safety after quakeState lawmakers called on California utilities Monday to delay efforts to relicense nuclear power plants until the companies complete detailed seismic maps to get a true picture of the ri...
- Venezuelan official: swine flu kills 1A Venezuelan government official says one person has died of swine flu and six others have been diagnosed with the virus.
- Kenya rangers care for 3 abandoned hyena cubsThe tiny hyena sucking on Dr. Kariuki Edward's gloved finger will be able to bite through steel and crack open bones when it grows up.
- IN THE MARKETS: Weak rand may benefit some, but poor will sufferYou’re silly if you’re doing a little happy dance at the way the rand is falling off a cliff, writes Quentin Wray
- Media industry dragging feet on transformationMedia needs to hasten its pace of transformation so all cultures in the country have a voice, says Media Development and Diversity Agency CEO
- Guptagate a serious blow to Zuma’s credibilityPresident Jacob Zuma has the right to choose his own friends but, just as certain names can suggest approval, others might invite disapprobation, writes Z Pallo Jordan
- The difficulty of creating a believable narrativeIn creating a country narrative, truth is not critical to persuasion but any story has to at least be believable, writes Itumeleng Mahabane
- Optimists give us reason to be cheerfulAt times of violence and upheaval it can be helpful to listen to steadying voices, writes Anthony Butler
- UK cops arrest men on plane2 men were arrested on board a Pakistan International Airlines plane for endangering the aircraft.
- 'NUM not responsible for violence'Shabangu said NUM should never stoop to the level of rival unions who use intimidation to increase membership.
- NPA to appeal verdict against BrownThe FSB welcomed the NPA's decision to appeal the verdict against J Arthur Brown.
- Mbuli laid to restHundreds of people attended Vuyo Mbuli's funeral service in Houghton and burial at Westpark Cemetery.
- PTA Pupil: Smart kids smoke weedMetro police raided Hoerskool CR Swart on Friday following tip-offs from teachers and parents.
- The myth of Africa's riseVince Musewe says very little is trickling down to ordinary Africans from latest boom
- "United v Chiefs: It's War!" - Daily SunThe front page and lead story of SA's largest daily newspaper, May 24 2013
- DA didn't verify facts before making damaging racism claim - Hendrina Combined SchoolSGB says school didn't hold any matric dance and it had nothing to do with private function organised by some parents
- CASAC wrong to claim NPA in crisis - NPAAuthority says Council clutching at straws in attempt to paint a bleak picture
- Our journalists are in cahoots with the oppositionWalter Mothapo says while economy remains in white hands the "African voice" will never prevail in media
- Thabo Mbeki: “The relationship between African and its ex-colonizers is illegal!”Charity begins at home, and Africans need to take the first bold steps to deal with problems affecting them instead of depending on the west. Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki's...
- South Africa: 40 years sentence, the heavy price for a rhinoceros' horn trader!
- South Africa mines strike continues
- Striking miners urge to return to work.
- South Africa rapper Maarohanye convicted for murder
- The Gulf of Guinea: Another Somalia?THE MV City of Xiamen , a container ship flagged in Antigua and Barbuda, was about 160km (100 miles) off the Nigerian coast in the evening of April 25th when 14 pirates, armed to the tee...
- Kenya, South Sudan and Uganda: Pipeline pokerIN MARCH last year the heads of state of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan met among mangroves in Lamu, a Kenyan town on the Indian Ocean, to launch the construction of a port and oil pipe...
- Nigeria’s northern insurgency: A city under siegeJust your friendly neighbourhood cops SOLDIERS sit sweltering in bunkers made from sandbags on the streets of Maiduguri, a town in north-eastern Nigeria at the centre of a four-year Isla...
- Strife in Iraq: Worse and worseA WIDENING arc of violence across Iraq is raising fears that the country could fracture under the weight of sectarian and political strife. Attacks in the past week stretched from north ...
- Syria’s war: How about diplomacy?Do they have ways of making Assad talk? “WE’RE back where we were a year ago,” says a Western diplomat of the latest international push to bring Syria’s warring parties to the negotiatin...
CNN - Africa
- Empowering Nigerian youthNigeria's Finance Minister discusses her long-term strategy for the country's future economic success.
- Changing economic landscapeMPA looks at how grassroots companies in Africa are changing the economic fabric of many countries on the continent.
- Latest African gold rush: HotelsMajor international hotel chains are increasingly rolling out thousands of new rooms in Africa's business hotspots, keen to expand their footprint on the continent's burgeoning economies.
- A pioneer for Nigerian writersCNN's Zain Verjee meets Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who talks about what inspires her work and making an impact back home.
- Josephat Torner: Albino activistBorn an albino, Josephat Torner has overcome discrimination and stigmatism in his country, Tanzania.
BBC News - Africa
- Belmokhtar 'supervised' Niger bombsMilitant leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar masterminded the two suicide bombs in Niger on Thursday which killed 20 people, a Mauritanian news agency reports.
- Nigeria Boko Haram camps 'destroyed'The Nigerian army says it has destroyed a number of camps used by militant Islamist group, Boko Haram, in the north-east of the country.
- 'Tanzanian shot' in gas crackdownA pregnant woman has been shot dead in Tanzania during a security operation after gas protests in Mtwara, a journalist in the town tells the BBC.
- China 'offers peacekeepers' for MaliChina has offered soldiers to the new UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, expected to deploy to the West African nation before July, UN officials say.
- Thousands at author Achebe's funeralThousands of mourners attend the funeral of renowned Nigerian author Chinua Achebe in his home town of Ogidi in Anambra state.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- 33 men 'die in South African circumcision ceremonies'As many as 33 young men are now thought to have died over two weeks in one province of South Africa as they took part in traditional initiation ceremonies that included circumcision and e...
- Winnie Madikizela-Mandela auction in South Africa called offFormer South African first lady refused to open the doors of her home to bailiffs.
- Carl Pistorius cleared over death of female motorcyclistCarl Pistorius, the older brother of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius, has been cleared over the death of a female motorcyclist who crashed into his car during a bike rally in 2008. ...
- Video of baboon burglars running riot in South African house goes viralFootage of a gang of baboons filmed clambering through an open upstairs window of a Cape Town residence and helping themselves to food while running amok has become a viral hit.
- South Africa considers £80 visas for Britons as diplomatic 'tit for tat' escalatesA British family of four planning a holiday to South Africa could be forced to pay an additional £320 thanks to proposals to introduce a visa requirement, which industry insiders fear cou...
The Guardian - South Africa
- Oscar Pistorius: the end of the rainbowOscar Pistorius was more than a national hero. His success came to symbolise South Africa's triumph over apartheid. Then he shot his girlfriend and left the nation's self-image in tatter...
- Africa quiz - test your knowledgeTo celebrate Africa day on the anniversary of the birth of the Organisation of African Unity, 25 May 1963, we have put together this quiz. No Googling now, says David Smith David Smith J...
- Eating naartjies in the bioscope: a little guide to South African English | Mind your languageThe vocabulary and grammar of spoken South African English are coated in a fine layer of Afrikaans dust. It's been there so long that most of us no longer notice The first English lesson...
- Mugabes under the spotlight – Zimbabwe's first family filmed at homeSoft-focus documentary catches Robert Mugabe over lunch with his wife and children, talking of love, family, politics and Tony Blair Flowers, silver cutlery, and a box of tissues adorn t...
- South Africa: Clash of Booker titansWith freedom of expression under threat in South Africa again, Anton Harber recalls an electric confrontation between two Booker prize winners, JM Coetzee and Nadine Gordimer, about the ...
Reuters - South Africa
- UPDATE 2-Wuhan talks to build Brazil steel mill 'dormant'-LLXRIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Talks between China's Wuhan Iron & Steel Co Ltd and Brazil's LLX Logistica SA on the construction of a 5-million-tonne-a-year steel mill at the Brazilian...
- UPDATE 2-S.African retailers gain as debt fuels more shopping* Shares in both companies up between 2-3 percent (Adds Truworths, updates shares)
- Rugby-Unusual journey completes Youngs' family hat-trickBAGSHOT, England, Nov 8 (Reuters) - With two England scrumhalves in the family Tom Youngs was poised for a lifetime of ribbing when he struggled as a Leicester reserve centre but on Satur...
- Bleak mining, factory data drags S.Africa's rand weaker vs dlrJOHANNESBURG, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The rand fell over one percent against the dollar after weaker-than-expected mining and manufacturing data on Thursday painted a bleak growth picture for A...
- Lonmin to price $800 million share offer on FridayLONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - South African miner Lonmin is set to price its rights issue on Friday to raise up to $800 million from investors to help cut debt and finance its recovery after ...