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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 | Northern area PE schools to remain closedThree important meetings will be held to discuss the placement of teachers in schools in the northern areas of Port Elizabeth following violent protests by residents.
- News24.com | Airport poo protesters back in courtSentencing proceedings in the trial of nine men accused of dumping faeces at the Cape Town International Airport are set to continue.
- News24.com | Turkey's military offensive sets off hasthtag warTurks and Kurds post opposing views under a hashtag launched to protest against ongoing operations of Turkish forces.
- News24.com | South Korea declares end to MERS outbreakSouth Korea has declared the effective end to a deadly outbreak of MERS that killed 36 people, triggered widespread panic and stymied growth in Asia's fourth-largest economy.
- News24.com | Obama to be first US president to address AUBarack Obama will be the first-ever US president to address the African Union, in the culmination of a short tour of the region that has seen him focus on security and human rights.
Mail & Guardian
- Nkandla: Fact checking the spinSome believe there were only a few officials responsible for cost overruns at Nkandla. The public protector's report found differently.
- Canned lion hunting 'no longer tenable'Public opinion is against lion hunting, says the president of SA's Hunters' Association, and changes must be made for a more acceptable policy.
- Driving change in the automotive industry?Volkswagen Group SA Special Commendation: Green Technology Innovation Award
- Entertainment News: Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend on suicide watchFrom Nick Gordon's breakdown to Drake's diss track to Meek Mill, we round-up entertainment news that had us talking.
- Obama pledges support in al-Shabab battlePresident Barack Obama has told Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that the US would increase its support to Kenya to help smother al-Shabab.
- 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.
- MPs to question ministers over poor workmanship at NkandlaPolice and Public Works ministers Nathi Nhleko and Thulas Nxesi will be questioned by MPs on Wednesday over the shoddy work done at great cost at Nkandla.
- 'DJ Donald Duck' pleads not guilty to murder of girlfriendJozi FM DJ Donald “DJ Donald Duck” Sebolai has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend.
- Police investigating student nurse's death after fireA student nurse at Durban’s RK Khan hospital has died after a fire in his room at the nurses’ residence building yesterday (26 July 2015).
- Man airlifted to hospital following Umkomaas crashKwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services paramedics airlifted a young man injured in a collision involving two light motor vehicles on the R102 at Umkomaas.
- Nkandla: Is this worth R256million? (Photos)South African journalists were finally allowed into the multi-million Rand Nkandla homestead on Sunday.
- Satanic Temple asks attendees to transfer their souls to Satan at Baphomet unveilingThe Satanic Temple weeded out protesters at the unveiling of their statue of Baphomet this weekend by requiring attendees to give their souls to Satan.
- DJ pleads not guilty to murder of girlfriendJozi FM DJ Donald “DJ Donald Duck” Sebolai has pleaded not guilty to killing his girlfriend.
- Popular maskandi artist Gcwensa diesPopular maskandi great Mtshengiseni “Indidane” Gcwensa has died.
- Mkhwanazi happy Phiyega has him 'buying office furniture' with R4.3-billion budgetNhlanhla Mkhwanazi on Monday said the public should know that he hasn’t been “discarded”‚ isn’t “currently sitting at home” and is actually “very happy in my current role”.
- Bobbi Kristina Brown to be buried with Whitney HoustonBobbi Kristina Brown will have a funeral service in Atlanta before her body is buried in New Jersey next to her mother, the late Whitney Houston.
The New Age
- Mayor used his X5 ‘to buy food, not go drinking at tavern’The BMW X5 belonging to Mayor Kaone Lobelo parked at Kgano Bar in Taung.
- Education for the disabledDeputy Minister Mduduzi Manana says the department is taking an interest in the needs of pupils with disabilities.
- Agreement to benefit villages under Bakgatla-BaKgafela jurisdictionMinister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, Sedibelo Platinum Mines CFO and acting CEO Erich Clarke, Bakgatla communications director Nonnie Letsholo and Kgosi Nyalal
- Apple Watch will be sold at some Best Buy storesThe Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.
- New school bodies unveiledEC Wendy Matsemela during the meeting.
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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.
- Investors should cast net wideDifferent disciplines offer ‘different models’ of best practice in the bewildering phenomenon of the investment world, writes Michel Pireu
- Why the tribalism label is so hypocriticalPresident Jacob Zuma is not a tribalist, he is a conservative traditionalist, writes Nomalanga Mkhize
- Warning bells are sounding as mining enters slow deathThe mining supercycle bust throws the doors open to a reality so impossible to comprehend, for now, that even the state cannot bring itself to think about it — an SA with little or no min...
- ON THE MONEY: Abil business rescue move may see shareholders pocket some moneyMore really bad news for taxpayers, who are on the line for a R7bn guarantee, writes Stuart Theobald
- Crisis, what crisis? Unions a microcosm of denialismIf trade unions are working on the assumption that the good times will come again, they need to think again, writes Hilary Joffe
- Dunoon's container schools in the spotlightEqual Education say the temporary structures are under-resourced and there is no electricity.
- Judgment expected in Panayiotou bail applicationJudge Glen Goosen will deliver judgment in Christopher Panayiotou’s bail appeal today.
- 'Mining job cuts will worsen SA's struggling economy'The ANC says mining companies must work with govt and review its plans before cutting thousands of jobs.
- Parliament mulls options to bolster security capacityAll political parties except the EFF agree MPs who disrupt proceedings should be physically removed.
- Ex-Prasa boss defends Mthimkhulu over qualifications rowMthimkhulu resigned after being charged with gross dishonesty & fraudulent misrepresentation.
- Manenberg: Finding the cloud in the silver liningHelen Zille says some people are only satisfied if they’re complaining -- preferably to “the govt”
- 15th CEE report also flawed - SolidarityPaul Joubert says Commission fails to take into account the fact that the majority of businesses only have a few top managers
- Paperless Classroom contract above board - Gauteng DoEDept says EduSolutions was approved in 2012 to provide services relating to the procurement and delivery of learner support materials until 2016
- PE protests the reaction of a side-lined community - Athol TrollipDA ECape leader says schools in the northern areas of the city have been notoriously neglected
- BEE: The extortion needs to stopAnthea Jeffrey says that the more indirect expropriation is sanctioned and applauded, the more state powers of this kind will expand
- 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
- Bibi blueHanging on ONE of the low points for Binyamin Netanyahu in Israel’s election campaign early this year came in response to a report criticising his government’s handling of the housing cr...
- Buckle upAS ANYONE who has ever set foot in Lebanon knows, the country’s drivers are a force to be feared. Motorists on the winding mountain roads think nothing of overtaking on a blind corner, a...
- Proxies and paranoiaWelcome back to Aden OFFICIALLY, Saudi Arabia is pleased to see Iran shelve its nuclear ambitions in return for sanctions relief. But behind that thin veil lurks alarm about the potentia...
- The nuclear deal’s other winnerAT DUBAI CREEK in the United Arab Emirates the dock workers load everything from computers to cigarettes onto dhows headed across the Persian Gulf to Iran. At the airport, some ten minut...
- The prodigal grandson returnsWHEN Barack Obama touches down in Nairobi this weekend for the first visit to Kenya of his presidency, he will be given a noisy reception. Despite security protocols so strict that his a...
CNN - Africa
- Was Obama's Kenya tour a success?After years of anticipation, President Barack Obama finally visited his father's native Kenya, made history and captivated a nation.
- Obama: We're all part of one tribePresident Barack Obama capped an emotional return to his father's home country of Kenya on Sunday with an impassioned speech that was steeped in pride in his own African heritage.
- Obama lectures Kenyan president on gay rightsU.S. President Barack Obama equates legalized discrimination of gays to legalized racism in America.
- #ShowObamaKenya: Stunning images celebrate country's beautyZoom in and out of our map to see the places you shared using the hashtag #ShowObamaKenya.
- Obama, African leaders meet to try and end South Sudan civil warFour years after the United States hailed the creation of an independent South Sudan, President Barack Obama convened a meeting Monday with regional leaders to try to end the country's ci...
BBC News - Africa
- Obama to address African UnionUS President Barack Obama is to deliver a keynote speech at the African Union's headquarters in Ethiopia, on the last day of his trip to East Africa.
- SA police dispute Marikana reportSouth Africa's embattled police chief criticises a judge-led inquiry which blamed her officers for the killing of 34 miners in Marikana.
- 'German bomber' struck Somali hotelA German of Somali origin is suspected to have been the suicide bomber who struck a hotel in Somalia, an intelligence officer says.
- Hunter kills 'iconic' Zimbabwe lionA hunter paid a $54,000 (£35,000) bribe to wildlife guides to kill an "iconic" lion in Zimbabwe, a conservationist tells the BBC.
- Froome completes historic Tour winKenyan-born Chris Froome becomes the first Briton to win the Tour de France twice as the three-week race finishes in Paris.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- Baby elephant uses piece of bark to scratch an itchA baby elephant has solved the problem of an itchy back by picking up a piece of bark from the ground and using it to scratch the hard-to-reach spot
- Lions stop traffic to make killTwo young male lions hunt and kill an Kudu bull in the road between cars in Kruger National Park, South Africa
- Jacob Zuma's lavish Nkandla estate described as 'obscene' by MP inspectorsA cross-party group of South African politicians have visited President Jacob Zuma's country estate, to see for themselves whether the £13 million of taxpayers' cash spent on "security up...
- South African painting worth £1m discovered London kitchenArab in Black by Irma Stern was being used as a noticeboard by its owners who were unaware of its value
- Immigrants more likely to claim benefits, be jobless or on low wages, says reportStudy by MigrationWatch UK report claims to confound earlier research which assumed all migrants had similar economic characteristics
The Guardian - South Africa
- Leaving human rights convention could start domino effect, Britain warnedAlbie Sachs, one of South Africa’s most respected lawyers and judges, says country that was founder of the European court ‘could become the dismantler’ Britain’s exit from the European c...
- The innovators: how tiny amounts of wind energy could light up AfricaRoyal College of Art graduate Charlotte Slingsby has developed energy generation system involving sheets of plastic with wave-like filaments While the cost of electricity is a constant b...
- Appreciation: Chenjerai Hove, 1956-2015Generous and inspiring, the prolific Zimbabwean writer and activist, who has died in exile in Norway, should be hailed as a national treasure He promised his mother he would not die in fo...
- The 20 photographs of the weekThe migration crisis in Europe, the Mick Fanning shark attack, Chris Froome in the Tour de France – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Contin...
- Anglo American and Lonmin cut jobs amid commodity slumpLondon-listed mining groups to shed 12,000 workers as China slowdown and forecast US interest rate rise dents prices Two London-listed mining groups are to slash up to 12,000 jobs as com...
Reuters - South Africa
- UPDATE 1-U.S. court rejects appeal of apartheid lawsuits against Ford, IBMNEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) - Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot pursue lawsuits seeking to hold Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp liable for conducting business that helped perpetuate ...
- UPDATE 1-South Africa's NUM union says signs wage deal with Village Main ReefJOHANNESBURG, July 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday it had signed a two-year wage agreement with junior gold producer Villag...
- South Africa's NUM union says signs wage deal with Village Main ReefJOHANNESBURG, July 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Monday it had signed a two-year wage agreement with junior gold producer Villag...
- Ford, IBM defeat appeal over apartheid abuses -U.S. courtNEW YORK, July 27 (Reuters) - Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot pursue lawsuits seeking to hold Ford Motor Co and IBM Corp liable for conducting business that helped perpetuate ...
- South Africa's rand wobbly ahead of trade dataJOHANNESBURG, July 27 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand struggled against the dollar on Monday, with traders and analysts seeing scope for further weakness if local trade data comes out sof...