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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.
- Bulls must restore SA prideNow minus their banned captain, the Bulls have heavy, twin responsibilities when they tackle the Force, writes Rob Houwing .
- Ancelotti in frame for Utd jobSeveral UK newspapers report that Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has emerged as a candidate to succeed David Moyes.
- Matfield handed Bulls reinsVictor Matfield will captain the Bulls in the absence of the suspended Flip van der Merwe when they face the Force.
- Fergie to help find new bossAlex Ferguson will again play a key role in finding the new Manchester United manager after David Moyes was sacked.
- No Goosen against StormersJohan Goosen has not been considered for the Cheetahs' Super Rugby clash against the Stormers in Bloemfontein.
Mail & Guardian
- 'Disrespectful' ANC leaders walk out of Scopa hearingScopa's chairperson has criticised Marius Fransman and Pierre Uys for walking out of a hearing on the mismanagement of public funds.
- DA, EFF deny coalition reportsDismissing EFF-DA coalition rumours, EFF leader Julius Malema says the claims are "an attempt to defocus the EFF's objective of taking government".
- Soapbox: Radical economic change should be the focus of this electionGimmicks and misdirection abound in this election, but what matters are the policies that will transform the economy, writes Malusi Gigaba.
- Unity is the only way, says Vavi to NumsaFollowing his reinstatement at Cosatu, the trade union federation's general secretary has responded to Numsa's call for him to "abandon Cosatu".
- Zim govt says it won't seize foreign investment capitalZimbabwe's finance minister has pledged that the country will not take foreign investment capital in its indigenisation policy.
- 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.
- Bribes for 'cooldrink money': taxi drivers"Traffic cops stop us almost every day and demand to see operating permits, and they know most of us don't have permits and then ask for 'cooldrink money'," said taxi driver Mandla Danisi.
- 'Small business to rent for R1'Small, innovative businesses will pay R1 for rent under the DA in Gauteng, premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said on Wednesday.
- 'Empty vessels make the most noise'"They boo. They have a lot to say. Don't pay attention. Rather do your work," he was quoted as saying in Embalenhle, Mpumalanga, on Tuesday.
- Headless body found in shallow graveThe decapitated body of a four-year-old boy has been found in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, Western Cape police said.
- Open letter to the voters of South Africa: RampheleIn the mid-1970’s a handful of brave students decided to fight back against a system that was designed to make them feel inferior, worthless, and without aspiration; a system that was des...
- FNB disciplinary process under way over Steve bomb tweetDisciplinary processes were under way following an offensive tweet sent from an FNB account, the bank said on Wednesday.
- Big penis, big problem in a marriage: studyA study into marital infidelity has found that longer penises are linked to wives cheating on their spouses.
- Zuma labels booers 'empty vessels who make the most noise'President Jacob Zuma has labelled people who boo at him "empty vessels who make the most noise."
- Woman chopped to death as KZN election violence continuesKwaZulu-Natal has yet to pass the "acid test" of holding an election without politically-motivated deaths, premier Senzo Mchunu said on Wednesday.
- Shortage of cancer drugs halts treatment at Joburg hospitalA shortage of a key chemotherapy drugs at Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital has halted treatment for certain cancer patients, a Gauteng official said on Wednesday.
The New Age
- DA marches in JohannesburgHundreds of Democratic Alliance supporters marched for jobs in Johannesburg.
- Pirates raid oil tanker off Malaysia, take away 3 crewArmed pirates raided an oil tanker off the coast of Malaysia and took three crew members with them, Malaysian maritime officials said on Wednesday, un
- Cyclist Roger cleared to race after doping caseFormer world time trial champion Michael Rogers can race again after cycling's governing body accepted that meat he ate in China likely caused his po
- Ailing SANDF needs resuscitationThe decline of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) needs to be urgently turned around, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Wednesday.
- WhatsApp hits 500 million usersThe social messaging app has added another 50 million users worldwide over the past two months.
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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.
- Withholding votes will aid a bankrupt oppositionOnly the really naive would argue that one supports a political party only if it has a spotless record, writes Z Pallo Jordan
- Complacency allowed Nigeria to steal SA’s lead way too soonDon’t simply accept the new reality that Nigeria’s economy is actually 60% larger than ours, writes Tim Harris
- MEMOS FROM LUTHULI HOUSE: The final rallyGareth van Onselen describes what a memo from Luthuli House to all branch heads on the party’s Siyanqoba Rally on May 4 would look like
- TECHNOLOGY: Tech giants pose threat to fund housesSome asset managers agree that the technology sector may succeed where they have failed if the likes of Google put their minds to asset management, writes Madison Marriage
- A long history of principled choicesPublic protector has refused to kowtow to politicians, writes Mike Cohen
- Injuries force White into backline reshuffleThe Durban-based franchise face the Highlanders at Kings Park in Durban on Friday.
- Barca transfer ban lifted pending appealThe Spanish side will be able to register new players in the upcoming transfer window period.
- Hunt rules Wits out of PSL title raceBidvest Wits take on Kaizer Chiefs in a top-of-the-table clash in the Premier Soccer League tonight.
- Sama performers announcedPerformers on the line-up include Mafikizolo, DJ Kent and Gangs of Ballet.
- Ferry disaster: Children attempted to escapeMost of the bodies found were from children frantically trying to climb the walls or floors to escape.
- Why I say no to Kasrils & CoPhillip Dexter says the space exists to fight for the ANC's values and principles from within
- "Transparency is what is needed SJC tells City" - GroundUpAnd four other of the top stories on the website this week, including...
- SAPS ordered to compensate Kobus Roos - SolidarityJudge orders police to redeploy colonel to a position similar to that he was in before his transfer by Richard Mdluli
- Nkandla committee's reporting date should be extended - Lindiwe MazibukoDA PL says ANC's delay in naming its members means more time is needed
- Who will peak in Election 2014?Daniel Silke says that in an election campaign timing is critical
- 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
- Algeria’s election: The old man won’t go awayNOT surprisingly for a country that lost a million people in its struggle for independence in 1954-1962 and perhaps another 200,000 in its later civil war at the end of the century, humo...
- Syria’s civil war: The ebb and flow of horrorACCORDING to President Bashar Assad, Syria’s three-year-old fratricide may soon be over. Speaking at Damascus University on April 13th, he declared that his army’s “war on terror” had re...
- Palestine: No room for a new innSO GREAT has been the recent expansion of Jewish settlements around the little Palestinian hamlet of Beit Skaria, on the south-western edge of Bethlehem, that it is now completely surrou...
- Kenyan farmers: Insure my cowsAS WELL as a cheque for $700, a knowing look passed between Hassan Bashir and Bashir Mohamed, his 80-year-...
- Libya’s eastern city: If only the bombs would go away…“WELCOME to Benghazi, birthplace of the Libyan revolution,” declares the sign on the runway of its ramshackle airport. Visitors may be forgiven for not taking the words at face value. Th...
CNN - Africa
- Luxury shoes made in GhanaFred Deegbe was standing outside a shop window five years ago, marveling at the shiny pair of wing-tip Oxfords he'd just bought, when he started wondering whether such beautiful designer ...
- Meet Nigeria's 'Mark Zuckerberg'At 23, many people around the world are still at university -- at that age, Gossy Ukanwoke had already started one.
- Why we need more geek girls"It was like taking a big leap of faith."
- 'Uncle Ebo' revives Ghanaian theaterAfrican Voices meets James Ebo Whyte a passionate storyteller with a series of successful plays to his credit.
- How medics saved lives at WestgateWhen gunmen stormed into Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall, Abbas Gullet was one of the first emergency responders on the scene. As head of Kenya's Red Cross, he was in charge of coordinat...
BBC News - Africa
- Bomb 'kills senior Egypt policeman'A senior Egyptian police officer has been killed by a bomb blast in the capital, Cairo, officials say.
- Mali group says French hostage deadIslamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.
- S Sudan attacks 'an abomination'The massacre of hundreds of civilians in South Sudan is an "abomination" and a betrayal of the people by their leaders, the White House says.
- Jew asks to join Islamist partyA Jewish lawyer in Morocco challenges the political establishment by asking to join the ruling Islamist PJD party, it is reported.
- Pistorius 'had no acting coaching'Oscar Pistorius' family denies claims the athlete took acting lessons ahead of his testimony in the murder trial of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- Oscar Pistorius's family deny he took acting classes for trialFamily of Paralympian say that claims he had acting classes before his trial for murder are "totally devoid of any truth"
- Oscar Pistorius trial: what we have learnt from the last seven daysWhat the Pretoria court has learnt from the last seven days - including how Oscar Pistorius himself defended shooting Reeva Steenkamp dead
- Pistorius defence expert contradicts athlete's own accountRoger Dixon also complained on Facebook about prosecutor's attempts to "destroy his credibility and professional reputation" with tough questions about his right to challenge state case
- Pistorius's forensic expert fears that his reputation is being 'destroyed'Pistorius's forensic expert faces further difficult questions as he pens fears on Facebook
- Oscar Pistorius murder trial: liveFollow live coverage of Oscar Pistorius trial as forensic expert hints in Facebook post that reputation has been damaged.
The Guardian - South Africa
- 'Dangerous yet beautiful': South Africa's fascination with the AK-47Zimbabwean craftsmen made replica guns from wire and beads for Ghosts, a new exhibition opening in Cape Town this week For South African film director Ralph Ziman , growing up in Johanne...
- Nearly 40 rhino horns stolen in South AfricaRobbers broke into parks office in northeastern city of Nelspruit, stealing horns worth a fortune on illegal wildlife market In a nighttime theft, robbers broke into a South African prov...
- Oscar Pistorius trial: spokeswoman denies athlete took acting lessonsSouth African columnist Jani Allan claimed athlete had been coached for his emotional performances in court A spokeswoman for Oscar Pistorius has said suggestions that the athlete had tak...
- Homegrown philanthropy: the rise of local giving in the southA new breed of funders in emerging economies could offer sustainable, relevant funding for local development needs Forget Gates. Move over Oprah. Emerging economies too have their homegro...
- Nelson Mandela's cell neglected and unvisited, 50 years after Rivonia speechCall to preserve famous holding cell on anniversary of former liberation leader's 'I am prepared to die' speech from dock Nelson Mandela was staring death in the face. Fifty years ago on ...
Reuters - South Africa
- UPDATE 3-Database error delays trade on glitch-prone Johannesburg bourseJOHANNESBURG, April 23 (Reuters) - A database glitch delayed the start of trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) for an hour on Wednesday, the latest in a string of errors that ...
- Endeavour Mining finds new gold reserves in MaliBAMAKO, April 23 (Reuters) - Canada-based Endeavour Mining has discovered an additional 500,000 ounces of gold reserves in Mali, next to its existing Tabakoto mine, a director of the firm...
- Rugby-Bulls suffer blow as Van der Merwe picks up banCAPE TOWN, April 23 (Reuters) - Bulls captain Flip van der Merwe was suspended for three weeks on Wednesday after being found guilty of striking Waratahs prop Paddy Ryan, further deepenin...
- Zimbabwe says foreign banks can keep majority stakes, for now* Finance minister says comfortable with foreign bank ownership
- Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitionsApril 23 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1000 GMT on Wednesday: