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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.
- Fin24.com | LIVE: Standard Bank system speeds upStandard Bank says it is happy with the system recovery speed after the crash, which affected ATMs, POS, branches and online banking.
- News24.com | Lesotho PM asks SADC to send peace force after 'coup'Lesotho's exiled PM has called on the southern African regional block SADC to send peacekeeping troops to his country, after claiming that the army had seized power in a coup.
- News24.com | Ebola crisis: Liberia extends stay-home orderLiberia’s president has ordered most civil servants to stay home another month in an effort to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, a statement says.
- News24.com | EFF: Respond or face legal actionThe EFF have given Speaker Baleka Mbete until 14:00 to respond to their ultimatum to halt suspension proceedings against the party or face a legal challenge, MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi says.
- Sport24.co.za | Proteas: 3 games from No 1Finish the Harare triangular unbeaten and SA will also go to the top of the ODI rankings, writes Rob Houwing .
Mail & Guardian
- Despite battlefield losses, Hamas is 'simply not defeated'Hamas suffered heavy military losses during its 50-day conflict with Israel, but it has still emerged with enhanced political standing, say analysts.
- China opposes sanctions against RussiaChina says the EU's proposed additional sanctions on its key ally Russia will not solve the current problems in Ukraine.
- Nude photos of celebrities leaked in apparent hackNude photos of stars such as Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna have surfaced online, raising questions about hacking, leaks and invasion of privacy.
- The PIC favours platinum shares over goldDespite tough times of late for South Africa's platinum sector the Public Investment Corporation is betting on the precious metals' comeback.
- Zuma to head talks on Lesotho crisisTalks between SADC officials are expected to resume on Monday to discuss a peaceful solution to Lesotho's attempted military coup.
- 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.
- EFF waiting for Speaker's responseThe EFF have given Speaker Baleka Mbete until 2pm to respond to their ultimatum to halt suspension proceedings against the party or face a legal challenge, MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said on Mon...
- Marikana strike was uncharacteristic: LonminLonmin mine security had not expected protesting miners at Marikana in the North West to gather and strike on August 12, 2012, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Monday.
- Jesus must come back: ZumaPresident Jacob Zuma would like Jesus to return to earth to cleanse everybody's sins, Beeld reported on Monday.
- Lecturer jumps off University of Pretoria buildingA man died after jumping off a building at the University of Pretoria on Monday, said police.
- Standard Bank customers left fuming after bank systems crashStandard Bank have assured their customers that they are working hard on getting their systems up and running again.
- We're waiting madam speaker: EFFThe EFF have given Speaker Baleka Mbete until 2pm to respond to their ultimatum to halt suspension proceedings against the party or face a legal challenge, MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said on Mon...
- Commuter chaos as Cape Town burnsCape Town was flung into chaos at the hands of aggrieved taxi drivers this morning. Mayor Patricia de Lille believes the violence is politically motivated.
- Gallery: EPL transfer D-day - 10 biggest deals that could happen todayWith the English Premier League transfer deadline shutting down in just under five hours (at 5pm today), here is a closer look at the 10 high profile last-minute transfer deals that could...
- Glitches turn Standard into Stranded BankStandard Bank customers are now calling their bank 'Stranded Bank', after all its services crashed this morning.
- Watch: Religious parents attack son after he tells them he's gayWhen he came out as gay, these religious parents gave their son an ultimatum - attend a pray-the-gay-away intervention or they'd disown him. There is currently a gofundme campaign for the...
The New Age
- Fracking pollutes drinking water: TKAGGovernment must stop the legislative process underway to regulate shale gas exploration until it has considered all the evidence
- Krejcir involved in car accidentA police Nyala transporting Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir has been in an accident.
- 'Born-frees' soon a third of votersThe "born-free" generation will make up a third of the voting population by the 2019 general election, a survey has found.
- Farlam to visit MarikanaSeveral areas linked to the August 2012 shooting of Lonmin mineworkers will be inspected next week.
- Manchester United agree Falcao deal -ReportsManchester United have agreed a sensational deal to sign Colombia striker Radamel Falcao on a season-long loan from Monaco.
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- Citypress.co.za | Cato Manor: KZN Hawks boss Johan Booysen arrestedMajor-General Johan Booysen, head of the Hawks in KZN, has been arrested.
- Citypress.co.za | DA MP Mnqasela apologises, charges to be droppedApology for Mazibuko remarks deemed sufficient.
- Citypress.co.za | 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.
- Citypress.co.za | 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.
- Net 1 looks beyond SA as earnings improveNet 1 share price surges 18.1% after group reports a rise in earnings, boosted by a $26.6m recovery for the Sassa contract it lost in a court dispute
- Sundowns bounce back to beat UsuthuCoach back in favour with fans after Cuthbert Malajila scores twice in improved second half
- Springboks in for the real thing on Australasian tourWales, Pumas are greatly inferior to Australia, New Zealand, writes Mark Keohane
- Meet the real king of sushiVusi Kunene has progressed from waiter to owning an African-Asian eatery in a trendy precinct, writes Ishay Govender-Ypma
- Parliament’s Nkandla body stuck on termsANC argues that the terms of reference are sufficiently broad to allow the committee to do its work
- Errani claims first quarter-finals berth at US OpenItalian 13th seed Sara Errani became the first player to reach the quarter-finals at the US Open.
- Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine ‘statehood’; rebels fire on shipPutin’s spokesman said this did not mean Moscow now endorsed rebel calls for independence.
- Chelsea's Costa must respect opponents, says MartinezChelsea’s Diego Costa needs to learn to show respect to opponents after he goaded Everton players.
- SANParks expects influx of visitors to wildflower bloomThe West Coast attracts hundreds of flower enthusiasts to view the spectacle every year.
- JHB urges cleanliness to avoid ratsThis follows the hospitalisation of a one-month-old baby that was bitten by rats in Alexandra.
- Nomgcobo Jiba must go - Glynnis BreytenbachDA MP says Deputy NDPP's conduct was slated in SCA's recent "Spy Tape" judgment
- The BDS campaign an abject failure in SABen Levitas says the anti-Israel movement is hypocritical, hateful, anti-Semitic and unsuccessful
- "Devil wants me dead!" - Daily Sun"Pastor Wilfred's lost seven cars in 14 months!", SA's largest daily newspaper's front page lead September 1 2014
- Foreign births soar in Joburg hospital - Jack BloomDA MPL says of 3057 births in South Rand hospital last year, 920 were to foreign mothers
- The contradictions of Left anti-ZionismRW Johnson on how the Left's opposition to Israel clashes with its habitual support for Russia and China
- 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
- European jihadists: It ain’t half hot here, mumTHE two young men in the bus from Antakya, in south-eastern Turkey, to Reyhanli, nearer the border with Syria, sported long beards, calf-length trousers and toted small drawstring bags w...
- A ceasefire in Gaza: Long may it holdThey think they won AFTER five weeks of almost relentless death and destruction, the ceasefire signed on August 26th offers a modicum of relief to Gaza’s 1.8m Palestinians. Having lost a...
- South Africa and its parliament: Red-letter dayTHE opening of South Africa’s parliament is always a glitzy affair: podgy politicians strut before the cameras in local garb, ball-gowns and slick suits. It helps enliven an otherwise du...
- Libya: Anarchy loomsIN THE three years since joyous rebels seized the Libyan capital, Tripoli, the country has lurched from crisis to crisis, yet somehow stayed afloat. It is now sinking, weighed down by to...
- The hostage trade: Handsome ransomsIT IS never about the money, at least not to start with. For the jihadist groups that have, in the past decade, pocketed several hundred million dollars in ransom for the release of kidn...
CNN - Africa
- Taste of temptationA lawyer by day and cake maker by night, Sungeni Mtalimanja turned her passion for baking into a business in Malawi.
- Ethiopian style with a twistMaking the jump from model to designer seemed like a natural choice for Hiwot Gashaw. Growing up in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa, the young entrepreneur always had a passion for fashion...
- Zanzibar's shop of curiositiesIn a tucked-away corner of Zanzibar's historic Stone Town lies a little shop of curiosities.
- Zambia's patron of the artsMulenga Kapwepwe has single-handedly created an explosion of arts in Zambia.
- African writers you should readA growing list of popular African authors have been steadily picking up steam --and fans -- across the globe over the last several years.
BBC News - Africa
- Lesotho march cancelled after 'coup'A demonstration by opponents of Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane is called off after he fled, saying the military wanted to oust him.
- Kenya targets 'ghost workers'Kenya starts biometrically registering all civil servants in an attempt to remove "ghost workers" from the government's payroll.
- Zimbabwe stun Australia in HarareZimbabwe defeat Australia in a one-day international for the first time since 1983 after a three-wicket win in Harare.
- Senegal confirms first Ebola caseSenegal's health ministry confirms a first case of Ebola, making it the fifth West African country now affected by the outbreak.
- Ivory Coast risk disqualificationIvory Coast will be disqualified from the Nations Cup if they forfeit their Sierra Leone qualifier over Ebola fears, Caf warns.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- Domestic worker on Masterchef causes a stir in South Africa where household staff are seen and not heardSiphokazi Mdlankomo is stealing the nation's hearts and winning rave reviews with viewers happy to see a domestic worker on screen
- South African woman takes hospital to court after she gives birth to Down's syndrome babyA woman in Cape Town is suing her hospital for almost £400,000 in damages after she gave birth to a child with severe Down's syndrome
- Sloppy South African police 'exploit' law, says Oscar Pistorius lawyerBarry Roux highlights corruption in South Africa's police force two weeks before judge delivers verdict in Oscar Pistorius murder trial
- Fearless elephant calf is picked up and headbutted by angry buffalo, in picturesFearless elephant calf is picked up and headbutted by angry buffalo
- Collection of rare triangular stamps set to fetch thousands at South African auctionThe 150-year-old stamps were printed in an unusual shape so they could be identified by illiterate workers
The Guardian - South Africa
- South African court convicts men of murder attempt on Rwandan generalGuilty verdicts handed down over attack on Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa, who was living in exile in Johannesburg A South African court found four men guilty on Friday of an attempt to murder ...
- Ubu and the Truth Commission in picturesThe puppetry team behind War Horse turn their hands to post-apartheid South Africa for this imaginative reframing of Alfred Jarrys 19th-century play, Ubu Roi Mark Fishers review of the E...
- World in a week: Senegal confirms its first case of Ebola25 - 29 August: Catch up with all the development-related news you may have missed this week Recep Tayyip Erdogan , who has been officially sworn in as Turkish president after winning th...
- Ubu and the Truth Commission review exploring post-apartheid South Africa with puppetsRoyal Lyceum, Edinburgh The South African puppeteers famed for their work on War Horse deliver a fascinating reframing of Alfred Jarry's Ubu Roi "What is it that you wash away?" says Bus...
- Zuma's position weakens as he loses battle to keep 'spy tapes' under wrapsSecret recordings were key to dropping of corruption and fraud allegations against the South African president Jacob Zuma, president of South Africa , suffered a court defeat on Thursday ...
Reuters - South Africa
- BRIEF-Foschini Group expects conditions in credit side of business to remain challenging* Expect trading conditions in credit side of our business to remain challenging
- UPDATE 2-South Africa's Bidvest considers London listing for food busines* Headline EPS at 1,723 cents, against forecast of 1,751 cents (Recasts, adds CEO comment, background)
- Olympics-Modest, inner-city Games concept for Berlin, HamburgBERLIN, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Germany's Berlin and Hamburg, eager to launch a summer Olympics candidacy, have proposed modest, inner-city concepts for the Olympics with the country to decide...
- BRIEF- Central Rand Gold signs MoU with Zhejiang Golden Machinery PlantSept 1 (Reuters) - Jse: Crd - Central Rand Gold Enters Into A Strategic Partnership With Zhejiang Golden Machinery Plant
- EMERGING MARKETS-Investors see growth in stocks, shunning RussiaLONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Emerging market stocks pushed higher on Monday, with investors convinced an era of easy money from the U.S. Federal Reserve has further to run outnumbering thos...