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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 | Warning of near white-out conditions in ChicagoA potent winter storm stretching across all or parts of more than 20 US states, has lead to more than 2 000 flights being cancelled and prompted a blizzard warning for Chicago.
- Fin24.com | Chevron to spend R400m, boost Cape Town jobsChevron says it will be spending over R400m on “maintenance and safety inspection” at its refinery in Cape Town in a process that will generate 3 000 extra jobs.
- News24.com | Phiyega appoints new Mpumalanga commissionerNational Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega has appointed a new Mpumalanga police commissioner.
- News24.com | Only essential services for MalamuleleOnly essential services are to run for a week in Malamulele, Limpopo, where roads were blocked and tyres set alight in protest against a ruling that it doesn't qualify for its own municip...
- Sport24.co.za | Ghana into AFCON semisGhana have fired their way into the semi-finals of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations with an impressive win over Guinea.
Mail & Guardian
- Novak Djokovic wins fifth Australian Open titleThe Serbian beat Andy Murray at Melbourne Park by 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-3, 6-0. Murray has now been runner-up four times
- Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in bathtubThe only child of Whitney Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown is receiving care in hospital.
- Japan outraged as video purportedly shows hostage beheadedJapan has condemned the beheading of journalist Kenji Goto allegedly by the Islamic State group.
- Simba Mhere: Driver to be charged with culpable homicideFollowing a car accident that left Simba Mhere dead, the driver that crashed into that of the TV presenter will be charged with culpable homicide.
- TV presenter dies in accidentTelevision presenter Simbarashe "Simba" Mhere has been killed in a car accident while on his way to OR Tambo International Airport.
- 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.
- Presenter Simba Mhere has diedTop Billing presenter Simba Mhere has died in a car accident in Johannesburg in the early hours of Saturday morning.
- Somizi joins the Idols judging panelChoreographer, Somizi Mhlongo, has joined the Idols SA team, becoming the forth judge on the panel.
- Don't remember Selebi for his mistakes: PhiyegaFormer police commissioner Jackie Selebi's fall from grace should not detract from what he achieved, said national police commissioner Riah Phiyega at his funeral on Saturday.
- Men watched as woman was rapedA KWAZAKHELE man described how he witnessed two men allegedly raping a lesbian to "teach her a lesson", in the Port Elizabeth High Court yesterday.
- From spaza to squalor - Foreign shop owners squat with compatriots in MayfairA SMALL damp, dirty room crowded with single beds in Mayfair, Johannesburg west, serves as a temporary sanctuary for a group of Somali shop owners whose businesses were looted in Soweto r...
- ANC leader in 'votes for cash' scandalMarius Fransman, the leader of the ANC in the Western Cape, has been implicated in an embarrassing, and failed, "votes for cash" scandal.
- Eugene De Kock offered a home in NamibiaApartheid assassin Eugene de Kock has been offered a home in remote northern Namibia - where he led operations that killed hundreds of Swapo fighters.
- Marli van Breda survivor of vicious Stellenbosch attack is stable and recoveringMarli van Breda, who survived an attack on her family in Stellenbosch, during which her parents and a brother were killed, is in a stable condition in hospital, the family said on Sunday.
- Police take surviving son to family murder crime sceneOne of the only two survivors of Tuesday's brutal murder in the Stellenbosch winelands was taken back to the crime scene on Friday, but police would not say why.
- New parliamentary rules aimed at preventing EFF interruptions unlikely before SONAIt is highly unlikely that new parliamentary rules aimed at preventing Economic Freedom Fighters MPs from interrupting President Jacob Zuma during next week's state-of-the-nation address ...
The New Age
- Nuclear power plant loses half its capacityA technical fault at South Africa's only nuclear power plant has cut close to 1,000 MW of electricity from the already strained power grid and is pot
- South African power cuts hold off doomsday as sector seeks rescueDays of rolling blackouts this week have blighted South African society and business, and they face an increasing number of outages in years to come.
- Football: Ghana reach Africa Cup of Nations semi-finalsChristian Atsu scored twice as Ghana beat Guinea 3-0 in Malabo on Sunday to ease into their fifth successive Africa Cup of Nations semi-final.
- Forget Wimbledon, Andy Murray's new burden is in AustraliaAndy Murray now has another burden to bear, and it's not in Britain.
- Tik worth R51,300 seized in Kuils RiverTik with an estimated street value of R51,3000 was seized along with other drugs in Kuils River, near Cape Town, Western Cape police said on Sunday.
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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.
- Serena beats Sharapova to win 19th Grand Slam titleTriumph means world number one overtakes 18-time major champions Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert to go a clear second on the all-time Open-era winners’ list
- Proteas look like they have the mettlePlenty of factors suggest SA ready to mount proper World Cup challenge
- SA to host next AU summitSouth Africa will host the 25th African Union summit in Johannesburg in mid-2015, the presidency says
- Petrol price to drop by 93c a litrePrice of all grades of petrol will drop by 93c a litre next week, Department of Energy announces
- No Greek tragedy for SA, pleaseWe, like the Greeks, should be wary of electing anyone who has made clear he doesn’t intend abiding by the rules of the international economy, writes Bronwyn Nortje
- McIlroy hits record-equalling score to win second Dubai titleThe four-time major winner shot a final round 70 to claim his 10th European Tour success.
- Arsenal climb to fifth after thumping Aston Villa 5-0France forward Olivier Giroud opened the scoring at the Emirates Stadium in the eighth minute.
- Djokovic reigns supreme at Australian OpenNovak Djokovic is established as king of Melbourne’s blue hardcourts with his fifth Australian Open title.
- DA wants probe into Dramat’s 'early retirement'It’s alleged suspended Hawks head Anwa Dramat was offered a golden handshake to retire.
- Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage GotoPrime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to step up humanitarian aid to the group’s opponents.
- "High times: legal marijuana takes root in Latin America" - BizNewsAnd four other of the top stories on Alec Hogg's business news website, February 1 2015
- Cap on land ownership is a cap on job creation - Thomas WaltersDA MP says four substantial changes needed to govt's land reform approach
- Forensic Chemistry Laboratories: Aaron Motsoaledi's reply to Wilmot JamesMinister says he has nothing to hide, but DA MP should not turn health facilities into political playgrounds (Jan 29)
- Soweto: Xenophobic anger misplaced - Mmusi MaimaneDA PL says govt has not done enough to grow our economy and increase the number of real job opportunities
- Recruits allegedly abused at Oudtshoorn Military Base - SANDUUnion says it has received reports of both physical and racist verbal abuse
- 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
- Apartheid’s legacy: Dr Death and Prime EvilEugene de Kock TWO decades into South Africa’s democracy, several of its most notorious apartheid-era killers are bidding for freedom. As The Economist went to press, Michael Masutha, th...
- Zimbabwean politics: Keep digging, BobCertainly character assassination ONE can be forgiven for thinking that Joice Mujuru, the former vice-president, is the most popular figure in Zimbabwe. And up to a point that would be r...
- David Landau: Seeker of truth and peaceCourageous and insightful DAVID LANDAU was an outstanding editor of Israel’s leading liberal daily newspaper, Haaretz , and was a valued, courageous and insightful correspondent for many...
- Attack in Tripoli: Islamic State heads westISLAMIC State’s new branch in Libya could have picked few more eye-catching ways to stage its debut in the capital, Tripoli, than with an attack on a landmark building, the seafront Cori...
- Israel v. Hizbullah: Back to bashingPLAYING with fire can prove dangerous. Weeks of escalating skirmishes between Israel and Hizbullah brought the two forces a step closer to outright war when Lebanon’s Shiite militia ambu...
CNN - Africa
- Egypt releases one Al Jazeera journalistEgypt freed an Al Jazeera journalist Sunday, allowing him to leave the country, the government said.
- Journalist's letter from Cairo cell"As we approach the end of our first year in prison, I cannot help but feel proud and strengthened by all that has been achieved so far," said journalist Peter Greste in a letter from a C...
- How TV channel helped shape MideastThe sentencing in Cairo of journalists from Al Jazeera's English-language channel this week has shocked the West. Australian Peter Greste, formerly of the BBC, received seven years: so di...
- Boko Haram's second takeover attemptBoko Haram renewed attempts to seize the key Nigerian city of Maiduguri Sunday.
- Photos 'show Islamist child soldiers'An organization calling itself Boko Haram's official mouthpiece publishes photos of an alleged military training camp for children.
BBC News - Africa
- S Sudan foes agree to end conflictSouth Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar sign a deal, committing to end a conflict that has devastated the country.
- Reporter Peter Greste freed by EgyptAustralian al-Jazeera and ex-BBC journalist Peter Greste is deported from Egypt after 400 days in prison and later arrives to Cyprus.
- Ivory Coast 3-1 AlgeriaNew Manchester City striker Wilfried Bony scores twice to take Ivory Coast into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
- Nigeria 'repels' Boko Haram attackThe Nigerian army says it has repelled a new assault by Boko Haram Islamist militants on the strategic north-eastern city of Maiduguri.
- Kidnapped Libya Opec official foundOne of Libya's most senior energy officials, Opec representative Samir Salem Kamal, is released more than two weeks after being kidnapped.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- Shrien Dewani 'could face questions from British coroner' over South Africa honeymoon deathThe 35-year-old Bristol businessman was cleared of involvement in his wife Anni's death but north London coroner now indicates he might resume the inquest into her death
- 'Prime Evil' apartheid killer Eugene de Kock gets paroleSouth African apartheid death squad leader Eugene de Kock granted parole after more than 20 years in prison
- Seven injured in shoot-out in busy Johannesburg shopping mallThree shoppers among those said to be in "critical condition" after gunmen armed with AK47s and pistols open fire on cash-in-transit guards during lunchtime rush
- Watch: Michelle Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia and causes outcry for not wearing headscarfFirst Lady Michelle Obama dresses conservatively on visit to Saudi Arabia to pay repect after King Abdullah's death, but is criticised for not wearing a head scarf
- Hungry leopard showdown over a warthog captured on cameraTwo male leopards engage in a protracted tug-of-war over a female warthog in South Africa as astonished tourists and rangers look on
The Guardian - South Africa
- Death squad leader Eugene de Kock granted parole - videoSouth African Justice Minister Michael Masutha grants parole for apartheid death-squad leader Eugene de Kock on Friday. De Kock has spent more than 20 years in prison for his role in the ...
- South African death squad leader Eugene de Kock to be freed from jailParole for apartheid-era policeman, who was nicknamed ‘Prime Evil’ for murders of black activists, reignites debate about justice and forgiveness An apartheid-era assassin known as “Prime...
- HeForShe founder: social media will help to solve gender inequalityFormer deputy president of South Africa, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, says technology helps her to reach out to both men and women Countries around the world should use social media and bette...
- Son faces questioning over triple family killing in South Africa – reportsThree members of the van Breda family are found dead and another is critically ill following attack at golfing estate east of Cape Town South African police are investigating the murder ...
- Three members of Perth family killed with axe in South Africa – reportsMartin van Breda, wife Teresa and son Rudi are found dead at their home in Stellenbosch, east of Cape Town Three members of a Perth family have reportedly been murdered with an axe at th...
Reuters - South Africa
- South Africa's nuclear power plant loses half its capacityJOHANNESBURG, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A technical fault at South Africa's only nuclear power plant has cut close to 1,000 MW of electricity from the already strained power grid and is potential...
- ANALYSIS-In pursuit of next-generation Ebola stockpile vaccinesLONDON, Feb 1 (Reuters) - As West Africa's devastating Ebola outbreak begins to dwindle, scientists are looking beyond the endgame at the kind of next-generation vaccines needed for a vit...
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- Rugby-Wales blending right mix for success, says GatlandLONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Finally putting one over one of the southern hemisphere's big guns in November has given head coach Warren Gatland belief that the cards are falling into place ...
- Rugby-Evergreen O'Connell not yet ready for final Ireland hurrahLONDON, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Brian O'Driscoll, the talisman of Irish rugby, bowed into retirement at the age of 34 but the end is not quite in sight for Paul O'Connell, the long-time coloss...