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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 | Woolworths: Pig’s head incident appallingRetailer Woolworths says it is appalled by the actions of Congress of SA Students members who placed a pig’s head in the kosher section of the store’s Sea Point, Cape Town, branch.
- News24.com | Man found guilty of using k-wordA Cape Town man has been found guilty of hate speech in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court for racially insulting his girlfriend's domestic worker, according to reports.
- Fin24.com | As it happened: e.tv boss challenges suspensione.tv boss Marcel Golding will partly know his fate on Monday after he turned to the court to have his suspension as Hosken Consolidated Investments chair overturned.
- News24.com | Court orders Motsoeneng disciplinaryThe Western Cape High Court has ordered that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng face a disciplinary hearing and be suspended with full pay.
- News24.com | Gambling board blew R4m on tripsThe suspended National Gambling Board has spent R4.1m on foreign travel in the past three years, almost a quarter of it on a trip to Las Vegas.
Mail & Guardian
- How the early bird recaptured the skyThe recently grounded progenitor of the modern bird could fly after all, an SA scientist has shown.
- Missionary impossible: How sex was a sideways story?The first act of copulation has been traced to ancient animals that were endowed with such cumbersome sexual organs they had to mate side by side.
- E.tv's Golding says political pressure pushed him outE.tv's Marcel Golding believes his refusal to yield to political pressure in editorial decisions was the reason for his suspension.
- Court orders suspension of SABC's MotsoenengThe Western Cape High Court has ordered the suspension of SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng and the start of disciplinary proceedings.
- Migrants keep a keen eye on Botswana pollsBotswana has been a haven for immigrants, but now many fear a change in 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.
- Sisulu's decision an insult to the poor: EFFHuman Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's announcement that people under the age of 40 will no longer receive free housing is an insult to the poor, the EFF said on Friday.
- Domestic worker gets R50k for racial abuseMagistrate Jerome Koerries told Andre van Deventer he had no respect for women.
- Wives say no sex as a way to stop warJUBA - A GROUP of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.
- Oscar judgment 'can be appealed on a question of law: ExpertThe judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial is not well reasoned and can be appealed on a question of law, a legal expert said on Friday.
- Malema won't apologise: EFFEFF leader Julius Malema will not apologise for shoving and allegedly swearing at a man in a Limpopo fast-food outlet, the EFF said on Thursday.
- Court orders Hlaudi Motsoeneng's suspension, with payThe Western Cape High Court ordered on Friday that SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect with full pay.
- Gambling board blew R4 million on trips, including trip to Las VegasThe suspended National Gambling Board spent R4.1 million on foreign travel in the past three years, almost a quarter of it on a trip to Las Vegas.
- Oscar judgment 'not well reasoned': legal expertThe judgment in the Oscar Pistorius trial is not well reasoned and can be appealed on a question of law, a legal expert said on Friday.
- Eskom in R43 million deal to sponsor one New Age breakfast a monthEskom interim CEO Collin Matjila has stirred controversy at the power utility over a R43-million contract to sponsor The New Age's (TNA) breakfast briefings, according to a report.
- Tis the season to robCash-in-transit robbers and ATM bombers made off with millions of rands in two separate attacks - and not a shot was fired.
The New Age
- Truck driver case postponedDifficulties consulting the families of 24 people killed when a truck careened through a busy intersection led to the case against the driver being po
- Google teams with Oxford to teach machines to thinkGoogle on Thursday announced a partnership with artificial intelligence teams at Oxford University to teach machines to think like people.
- France says air strikes take out weapons arsenal in IraqFrench fighter jets destroyed 12 buildings in Iraq holding an arsenal of weapons under control of Islamic State militants, France's chief of staff
- WHO sending Ebola experts to Mali, 43 people monitored for virusThe World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday it was sending experts to help Mali fight Ebola, a day after the first case of the disease was conf
- Court orders Motsoeneng's suspensionThe Western Cape High Court ordered on Friday that SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng be suspended with immediate effect, the DA said.
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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.
- Experts not overly surprised by tax ‘bomb’Minister’s budget ‘at a time when there is nothing left to cut from surpluses nor anything left to borrow’
- THICK END OF THE WEDGE: Zuma: the one button Nene can’t pressSouth Africa’s slow growth and the ‘Zuma Effect’ will ultimately overwhelm even the best fiscal intentions, writes Peter Bruce
- STREET DOGS: ReversificationReversification is a process in finance by which words take on a meaning that is the opposite of, or at least very different from, their initial sense, writes Michel Pireu
- Law won’t change violent character of strikesGordon Angus: Proposed legislative change will go a long way in addressing violent strikes, but it is the attitude and behaviour of participants in strikes that need to be attended to
- Time for a frank discussion about SA’s energy futureIssues of procurement and cost should not derail a frank, reasonable discussion on whether nuclear energy could be good for SA, writes Edna Molewa
- WC level crossing bridges aim to end fatal crashesLevel crossings have been the scene of some of the most horrific crashes in the Western Cape.
- Chief Palestinian negotiator issues statehood ultimatumSaeb Erekat said there was no option other than to make a unilateral push for statehood.
- Nel seeks consultation on appealing Pistorius convictionA Wits law professor confirmed to EWN that Gerrie Nel sought consultation on appealing the conviction.
- eTV CEO approaches courts to halt disciplinary processMarcel Golding has brought an application in an attempt to halt the hearing scheduled for Monday.
- Serena Williams grabs world number 1 spotWilliams clinched the place after Maria Sharapova was eliminated from the WTA Finals.
- Kenneth Kaunda and the white boysTrevor Grundy on how Robert Oakeshott and Mike Faber saved the newly independent Zambia millions
- MTBPS: The ANC govt has long buried the Freedom Charter - NUMSAIrvin Jim says Finance Minister continues to dish out the same neoliberal GEAR/NDP medicine
- Nkandla committee's deadline extended again - Office of ANC Chief WhipDA's failed motion another desperate and futile attempt to attack the on-going work of the committee
- The NDR serving as an ideological Berlin Wall - Jaco SchoemanAfrikanerbond Chairperson says the commitments of the Tripartite Alliance at odds with the values of the constitution
- Julius Malema roughs up "boer" in fastfood joint - AfriForumErnst Roets says charges laid against the EFF leader over incident in Tzaneen on August 6 2014 (with CCTV footage)
- 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
- Tunisia after the revolution: Spring is still in the airTHE country where the Arab spring began is poised to complete a momentous transition from dictatorship to democracy when voters go to the polls on October 26th. The vote should seal Tuni...
- Justice in South Africa: Equal and colour-blind?For him it’s a marathon SENTENCING Oscar Pistorius to five years’ imprisonment for manslaughter, Judge Thokozile Masipa struggled to achieve the near-impossible: appeasing both sides in ...
- Nigeria: A nation dividedTHE road junction bears no sign that marks a border: no custom house nor passport office. On one side is a burnt-out brick building and on the other an unkempt meadow. Both are on Nigeri...
- Human rights in Egypt: Silence in classA MONTH after Tunisians tossed out their hated dictator, Egyptians did the same, forcing Hosni Mubarak to step down. But while Tunisians are choosing a new parliament to complete their t...
- Syria: Tough, but bowingFROM the presidential palace on a hill above Damascus, the outlook seems rosier of late, despite the vista of flattened suburbs and the rumbling of bombs and mortars below. Defections fr...
CNN - Africa
- The chic allure of the "Afro-dandies"Combining colorful African patterns and textures with western accessories, House of Tayo produces striking bow ties, pocket squares and infinite scarfs.
- Can this 'smart jacket' save lives?On the bustling streets of Nairobi, hundreds of motorcyclists are weaving in and out of the already congested traffic. Without fear of incident, countless drivers put themselves at risk e...
- Meet 12 brilliant entrepreneurs under 22Africa, where 70% of the population is under the age of 30, is buzzing with business ideas and innovative spirit -- but who are the continent's brightest young entrepreneurs?
- Iconic style of Nigerian womenThrough a variety of exhibitions including one signed off by the photographer himself, Nigeria is presenting J.D. Okhai Ojeikere to the world one last time.
- Finance trailblazer empowers womenStarting a business is never easy, but in Tanzania, the obstacles for women can be particularly fierce. Few women hold land titles, and as a result, many don't have the necessary collater...
BBC News - Africa
- Dozens monitored for Ebola in MaliDozens of people are being monitored in Mali after the country confirmed a two-year-old girl as its first case of Ebola.
- Tunis 'militant hideout' stormedTunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.
- Botswana votes in tight electionVoters are going to the polls in Botswana in what is expected to be the closest general elections in the world's largest diamond producer.
- Boko Haram 'abducts more women'Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
- Rwanda MPs condemn BBC genocide filmRwanda's parliament condemns the BBC for broadcasting a TV documentary which questions official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- Oscar Pistorius 'sobbed himself to sleep' on first night in prisonDetails of Oscar Pistorius's first night in the hospital wing at Pretoria's Kgosi Mampuru II prison emerge in South African press
- Dewani case ballistics expert admits he may have misled trialSouth African Police ballistics expert in Dewani case forced to admit he might have misled court
- Pistorius trial: 'We don't believe Oscar's story', say Steenkamp familyThe parents of Reeva Steenkamp say that although they question the athlete's version of events, they have forgiven him for his crime.
- Reeva Steenkamp's parents: 'We're not looking for vengeance'The parents of Reeva Steenkamp, who was killed by Oscar Pistorius on Valentine's Day last year, say they are "settled" with the prison sentence for the athlete
- Steenkamps: we have to accept Oscar Pistorius's sentenceThe parents of Reeva Steenkamp insist they do not want "revenge" against Oscar Pistorius, but feel that justice was not done after the disgraced South African athlete was handed a five-ye...
The Guardian - South Africa
- Oscar Pistorius unlikely to run for South Africa again, says sports ministerFikile Mbalula says the athlete has reached the end of the road after his conviction for killing Reeva Steenkamp Oscar Pistorius has reached the end of the road after his trial and impri...
- Letter: John Daniel obituaryI will not forget an address by John Daniel to the National Union of Students conference in 1966. He briefed us on what was facing students and activists in South Africa. He spoke, too, ...
- Reeva Steenkamp was a victim of male violence. That is the real story | Suzanne MooreWhen coverage of Steenkamps death, at the hands of a famous athlete, ducks the male violence question, what hope for the less newsworthy women killed each year by men? There are several ...
- Disabled inmates in Oscar Pistorius prison speak out against poor treatmentAt Kgosi Mampuru II jail in Pretoria where the Paralympian was sent on Tuesday, inmates with disabilities tell Daily Maverick of the daily hardships they face The day before Oscar Pistor...
- Reeva Steenkamp's parents: only Oscar Pistorius knows truth about shooting videoThe parents of Reeva Steenkamp say they accept the sentence of Oscar Pistorius for the killing of their daughter, but say there is 'more to the whole story'. Barry and June Steenkamp spea...
Reuters - South Africa
- BRIEF-PSV Holdings sees headline loss per share between 3.61 and 4.41 cents* Headline loss per share is expected between 3.61 cents and 4.41 cents, a decrease of between 290 pct and 310 pct, compared to headline EPS of 2.00 cents for six months ended Aug
- S.Africa police fire rubber bullets at Diamondcorp strikersJOHANNESBURG, Oct 24 (Reuters) - South African police used rubber bullets on Friday to disperse strikers from the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) who were blockin...
- More than 300 Telkom SA managers have taken voluntary redundancy -unionJOHANNESBURG, Oct 24 (Reuters) - More than 300 Telkom SA managers have left the company voluntarily in the landline provider's restructuring process, the Solidarity union said on Thursday.
- AFRICA INVESTMENT-S.Africa platinum town, wider economy still hurting from strikeMARIKANA, South Africa, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Mamsi Ngobeni sat alongside the main road of the South African platinum belt town of Marikana, hunched over a table with a pile of onions, apple...
- Botswana votes in poll set to test ruling party dynasty* Botswana often heralded as beacon for African democracy