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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.
- News24.com | Egypt calls for Gaza ceasefire as fighting ragesEgypt has called on Israel and the Palestinians to halt fire and resume peace talks, but violence continued unabated with Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip and Hamas militants firing ...
- Channel24.co.za | Union backs Generations talksThe Media Workers' Association of SA has welcomed the SABC and production company MMSV's decision to negotiate with the actors who were dismissed from the SABC1 soapie, Generations .
- Sport24.co.za | Bulls hold off gutsy KingsThe Blue Bulls have claimed their first Currie Cup win of the season after beating the EP Kings at Loftus Versfeld.
- News24.com | Ivory Coast closes borders with Ebola-hit neighboursThe Ivory Coast has closed its borders with Ebola-hit Guinea and Liberia in a bid to protect citizens against an epidemic that has killed 1 427 people across West Africa, the prime minist...
- Sport24.co.za | As it happened: Chelsea v LeicesterRelive all the action as Chelsea overcame a plucky Leicester City side in their English Premiership clash.
Mail & Guardian
- Media union weighs in on Generations fracasThe Media Workers' Association of SA has welcomed plans to open negotiations following the dismissal of actors from the Generations soap opera.
- US hostage rescuers dropped from night sky, says witnessA witness to the US raid in Syria has described how dozens of commandos arrived in the middle of the night on heavily armed helicopters.
- All Blacks retain Bledisloe Cup with crushing winThe All Blacks' victory over the Wallabies on Saturday ensured the Bledisloe Cup remains in New Zealand for the 12th successive year.
- Baxter's conundrum ahead of MTN8 semifinalKaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter mulls whether or not to tinker with his winning line-up.
- Ferguson braces for funeral of Michael BrownProtests in Ferguson, Missouri, have begun to abate after a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager on August 9.
- 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.
- R699 owner Satinsky 128 sues Westbank for R20bnThe owner of Satinsky 128, the company taken to court over the R699 car sales scheme, wants to sue WesBank for R20 billion, Beeld reported on Saturday.
- Missing woman's head found in ChatsworthThe missing head of a woman who was killed in Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal has been found, police said on Saturday.
- Investigate youth ambassadors programme: IFPThe Inkatha Freedom Party in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday called for an investigation into the Youth Ambassadors programme following claims that some of its affiliates were unemployable.
- Eastern Cape woman wins the DAFF female entrepreneur awardZokwana said one of the major objectives of the awards was to open export market opportunities for female farmers.
- Arbitrator appointed in spy tape matterLegal teams representing the DA, President Jacob Zuma and the NPA have agreed on an arbitrator to review the full-set of the so-called spy tapes records, Democratic Alliance leader Helen ...
- Zuma agrees to release part of spy tapesThe five year battle over the handing over of the “spy tapes”- recordings of phone calls that got President Jacob Zuma off corruption charges – is closer to an end with lawyers for the De...
- Ferguson protestors should have been 'put down like rabid dogs': copA police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday after he used Facebook to lash out at protesters condemning the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer.
- Parents turn 13-year-old daughter in for naked selfiesA 13-year-old girl in Virgina has been turned over to police after her parents found nude pictures of her on her phone.
- Last Ebola-free region of Liberia falls to virusEvery region of Liberia has now been hit by Ebola, officials said Friday, as the World Health Organization warned the fight against the worst-ever outbreak of the killer disease would tak...
- Philippines hunts new suspects in new 'sextortion' ringPhilippine police arrested eight suspects and are hunting more in connection with an Internet extortion racket that has victimised hundreds of people in Hong Kong, Singapore and Macau, an...
The New Age
- Mwasa supports Generations negotiationsThe Media Workers' Association of SA (Mwasa) on Saturday welcomed the SABC and production company MMSV's decision to negotiate with the actors who w
- Bulls beat crafty KingsThe Blue Bulls won their first match of the Currie Cup competition with a four-try bonus-point victory of 30-25 over the Eastern Province Kings at Lof
- Eastern Cape woman wins DAFF awardA woman from Mzamo in the Eastern Cape has won the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) Female Entrepreneur of 2014 award, the dep
- WP down Golden LionsWestern Province toppled the Currie Cup log-leaders the Golden Lions with a 27-14 victory in their the top-of-the-table third-round clash at Newlands
- Chelsea beats Leicester 2-0 in Premier LeagueDiego Costa and Eden Hazard scored in the second half as Chelsea finally broke down Leicester's stubborn resistance for a 2-0 victory in the Premier
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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.
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- 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.
- Spoilt for choice in the CapeMadeleine Morrow has her palate pleased and her conscience pricked on a visit from London
- UN physician in West Africa to shore up responseUN’s new pointman on Ebola due to arrive in West Africa for visit aimed at shoring up health services in the region
- THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Eskom CE choice is the perfect meddleTshediso Matona is arguably the most experienced of government’s directors-general, but compared to Brian Dames, his experience of Eskom is a mere glancing blow, writes Peter Bruce
- Senzeni Marasela: In character and in a state of perpetual performanceVisual artist Senzeni Marasela is quite vocal on women’s contribution to society and their space within the cut-throat art business, writes Edward Tsumele
- One-year moratorium on layoffs in Adcock takeoverTribunal issues reasons for conditional approval of takeover of Adcock Ingram by BB Investment
- KZN woman beheaded, allegedly for mutiSix people were arrested in the south of Durban on Thursday.
- Gaza war stops director attending Sarajevo film festival - organisersAbdel Salam Shehadeh and Ashraf Mashharawi shared a 7,000-pound bursary at the event.
- So you think you can shock? Prizes take backseat at MTV awardsThere is stiff competition to deliver the show’s next most outrageous stunt at Sunday’s ceremony.
- Boat with 170 Africans on board sinks off Libyan coastMigrants have been streaming out of North Africa in rickety boats in rising numbers for years.
- 97 Zimbabwe prisoners spared death sentenceJustice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa says he can’t bring himself to sign their death warrants.
- Joburg's temporary accommodation model ruled unconstitutional - SERINomzamo Zondo says judgment confirms that poor people have the right to be treated with the same dignity as everybody else
- Court orders that 38 SANDF recruits be reinstated - SANDUUnion says recruits were part of group of 93 sent home for no apparent reason, shortly after starting their basic training
- Militant confrontation in parliament not in best interest of country - GCISPhumla Williams says onus is on each South African to protect the integrity of our hard earned democracy
- Final report on Nkandla submitted - SIUUnit says SIU Act does not empower it to release the report or make its contents public
- EFF's original question to Zuma had become redundant - Corné MulderFF Plus MP says Julius Malema tried to slip in a completely new question in his supplementary question
- 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
- Africa’s population: Can it survive such speedy growth?AS YOU look down from the new bypass road winding its way through green hills on the south-western edge of Nairobi, the roofs of Kibera slum resemble thousands of barges jostling bow-to-...
- The Yazidis: Finding new friendsA CENTURY ago, the Yazidis of Sinjar saved hundreds of Armenians and Assyrian Christians as they were being slaughtered by the forces of the Ottoman Turks and their Kurdish proxies in wh...
- Chaos in Libya: A mystery air raidImpasse in Tripoli THE warplanes came under cover of darkness on August 18th, bombing several sites in and near Tripoli, Libya’s capital, that have been associated with Islamist militias...
- South Africa’s judiciary: Court battlesIT WAS an incident that seemed scripted for caricature. Earlier this month Dali Mpofu, a red-beret-sporting lawyer and member of South Africa’s socialist political party, the Economic Fr...
- Iraq’s would-be prime minister: The hottest seatHAIDER AL-ABADI’S name was not even among those on the list of candidates for prime minister the week before he was nominated for the post on August 11th. But once the 62-year-old was me...
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
- Ivorian land border shut over EbolaIvory Coast becomes the latest African country to close land borders to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on to its territory.
- Migrant boat sinks off Libyan coastDozens of people are thought to have drowned after a boat loaded with at least 170 migrants sank off the coast of Libya.
- 'Dozens killed' in CAR mine collapseAt least 25 people have died in the collapse of a rebel-held gold mine in the southern Central African Republic, officials say.
- Woman 'saw Congo colonel order rape'A woman who was gang-raped and burned in her house tells a DR Congo war crimes trial she saw an army colonel give the orders.
- Tour buses collide near Egypt resortTwo tourist buses collide near Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, leaving 33 people dead and 41 injured, officials say.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- Archbishop Desmond Tutu: South African rugby team needs more black playersThe retired Archbishop laments the lack of racial diversity in the national team in a letter to his local Cape Times newspaper
- Can you really recover from Ebola?Two US missionaries have been treated for the virus and have made a miraculous recovery, but could they still infect others?
- Irish man suspected to have died from EbolaBody of Co Donegal man who died suddenly after returning from Sierra Leone is being tested for deadly virus
- US doctor who had Ebola has recovered and will leave Atlanta hospitalDr Kent Brantly had been infected with the Ebola virus while working at a missionary clinic outside Liberia's capital
- Shrien Dewani found fit to stand trial for murderBriton Shrien Dewani who is accused of arranging the killing of his wife on their honeymoon in South Africa is declared fit to stand trial for murder after undergoing psychiatric observat...
The Guardian - South Africa
- The 20 photographs of the weekThe protests over the shooting of Michael Brown, the aftermath of the Israeli offensive in Gaza, the Arctic Race the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this...
- Two men arrested after South African worker is 'pelted to death with oranges'Police in Limpopo province await details of autopsy after body is found with no visible injury Two men in rural South Africa are suspected of killing a farmworker by throwing oranges at h...
- Why South Africa's police force was right to delete its advice on rapeThis week, police withdrew tweets asking victims to avoid roaming the streets late at night. They should be protecting women, not placing blame on them, says Louise Ferreira On Tuesday, ...
- Scrapheap challenge: Durbans shelter for hitchhikers is made out of used carsLocal craftsmen and German architects create useful landmark to raise awareness of the South African citys transport issues Shortly before the N3 motorway negotiates the final coastal ri...
- Funeral insurance in South Africa: counting the cost of life and deathFinancial services reform has led to more policies being taken out by the poorest families. But exploitation is also on the rise Join our #NOunbanked financial inclusion campaign African...
Reuters - South Africa
- UPDATE 1-Soccer-Libya stripped of right to host 2017 Nations Cup* New host to be decided next year (Adds details, byline)
- Rugby-McKenzie says young side need to take lessons and move onAUCKLAND, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie was left shrugging his shoulders and hope his side would move on from their 51-20 thrashing at the hands of the All Blacks at Ed...
- Soccer-Libya stripped of right to host 2017 Nations CupCAPE TOWN, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Libya have been removed as hosts of the 2017 African Nations Cup finals as fighting in the country continues to rage, delaying plans to build new stadiums fo...
- Rugby-Pre-match fireworks injure fans at Bledisloe Cup matchAUCKLAND, Aug 24 (Reuters) - A pre-match fireworks display ahead of the Rugby Championship clash between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park has resulted in injuries to spectators, loc...
- Rugby-Proud, but could do better, says Al Blacks coach HansenAUCKLAND, Aug 23 (Reuters) - All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was quietly satisfied with his side's 51-20 thrashing of Australia to retain the Bledisloe Cup on Saturday but felt they could h...