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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 | Heater blamed for deaths of 3 family membersMpumalanga police say they believe a Witbank couple and their 3-year-old daughter died of carbon monoxide poisoning, while their 4-year-old son managed to survive and was found days later.
- News24.com | Gauteng to get 11 new 'smart' schoolsEleven new "smart" schools will be constructed in Gauteng this year and some will be ready next year, the province's infrastructure development MEC has announced.
- News24.com | ANC distances itself from 'kill Jews' tweetThe ANC has distanced itself from a Twitter account apparently representing the ANC Youth League, which called for the killing of Jews.
- Sport24.co.za | Bulls confirm 4 big signingsThe Blue Bulls have announce the signings of Adriaan Strauss, Trevor Nyakane, Pieter "Lappies" Labuschagné and Jamba Ulengo.
- Sport24.co.za | Proteas unchanged for ZimCricket South Africa has named an unchanged Proteas squad for the one-off Test match against Zimbabwe next month.
Mail & Guardian
- Massive increase in SA smartphone purchasesThe numbers from South Africa's largest mobile phone retailer show a massive shift is happening in the smartphone market.
- Cwele to face questions over Thuthukile Zuma appointmentThe DA will submit written questions to Siyabonga Cwele over his appointment of Jacob Zuma’s daughter to a powerful ministry position at just 25.
- Marikana: Police were absent when miners clashed with NUMA Lonmin security officer has told the Farlam commission that security forces had been frustrated by the lack of police ahead of the Marikana strike.
- Modise's farm: 'Threats' to the lives of SPCA inspectorsSPCA inspectors say they will lay criminal charges against members of Thandi Modise’s staff who allegedly threatened them at her farm.
- Politicians to be barred from getting state contractsThe controversial practice of powerful politicians and their families doing business with the state is likely to come to an end soon.
- 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.
- Grace Mugabe: The next Zimbabwean president?Does Grace Mugabe have ambitions of becoming the next Zimbabwean president?
- Eleven months' maternity leave sought: ReportTrade unions and non-govermental organisations (NGOs) have called for 11 months' maternity leave for mothers, The Times reported on Tuesday.
- ANC calls for more money for parties in ParliamentThe ANC confirmed on Monday that it is seeking an overhaul of the model on which support funding is given to political parties in Parliament, saying the ruling party found itself facing s...
- Nothing wrong with business interests: MuthambiThere was nothing wrong with Cabinet members having business interests as long as there was no conflict of interest, Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said.
- Numsa strike is overNUMSA union have agreed to wage deal that ends four-week strike.
- Could Grace Mugabe be the next president of Zimbabwe?Grace Mugabe, wife of Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, has entered frontline politics sparking speculation she may succeed him as president one day.
- Why French women are tanning topless lessFewer women in France are tanning topless.
- ANCYL distances itself from 'Keep calm and kill Jews' Twitter accountThe ANC Youth League on Tuesday distanced itself from the Twitter account @ANCYLVote2014 which had been used to make anti-Semitic statements.
- Call for 11 months of maternity leaveMothers want more maternity leave.
- Watch: Witkoppen road rage incident goes viralMore than 18,000 people have watched a video recording of a road rage incident which took place on Witkoppen road in Fourways at the weekend.
The New Age
- Cow herd kills German woman hiker in AustriaPolice say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her l
- Champion cyclist stabbed and robbedA champion cyclist is in the intensive care unit of a Durban hospital after being stabbed and robbed of his bicycle
- 11 new schools to be built in GautengEleven new "smart" schools will be constructed in Gauteng, infrastructure development MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza announced on Tuesday.
- Modise farm: NSPCA officers bulliedTwo NSPCA inspectors are expected to lay charges against National Council of Provinces chairwoman Thandi Modise's farm manager and spokesman after
- Pupil who killed bully to be triedThe Vosloorus pupil who allegedly shot and killed a school bully will appear in court in October on a charge of premeditated murder
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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.
- Pfizer ‘needs new drugs to lift sales’The drug maker’s laboratories have not come up with any big-selling new medicines for a decade
- Time Warner targets HBO at new audienceCompany is looking to accelerate growth at HBO by expanding access to broadband customers who do not subscribe to a traditional cable-TV package
- Validity of Congo coup trial is questionedTrial of men accused of plotting to overthrow DRC president postponed because the lawyer representing 14 of the accused is challenging the constitutionality of the charges
- BOOK REVIEW: The Ties that BindPraba Moodley tells the story of a secret murder between friends in the days of violence that marked the end of apartheid, writes Sue Blaine
- Nkandla ‘to test Parliament’Re-establishing the ad hoc committee on Nkandla will test Parliament’s credibility in how it carries its constitutional mandate to hold the executive arm of government accountable
- Two Rhodes University students drownIt’s understood the students drowned when their canoe capsized in windy weather.
- Numsa members urged to return to workThe metalworkers union yesterday announced an end to its almost month-long wage strike.
- Decision expected on 'haunted' hospital's futureEWN revealed yesterday that the abandoned hospital was left with millions worth of equipment locked inside.
- Happy Jele back in trainingThe defender collapsed in the second half of the Soweto Derby following an elbow to the chest.
- Power cuts in SowetoA tower collapse resulted in outages in Braamfischerville, Snake Park, Dobsonville Gardens & Protea Glen.
- Only 23 682 trained detectives in SAPS - Dianne Kohler BarnardDA MP notes that only 43% of the cases reported to SAPS make it to court often due to problems in evidence, and poor handling of crime scene
- Teachers suffering from burnout - SADTUUnion says, contrary to reports, it believes more support staff, not longer holidays, the solution
- SA taxpayers now subsidising labour brokers! - COSATUFederation says these exploiting human traffickers receiving lion's share of government tax rebates under Employment Tax Incentive Act
- DBE has backlog of 22 882 incapacity leave and ill-health retirement applications - DAAnnette Lovemore says delays mean many teachers remain booked off on full pay while vacated positions can't be filled
- "The essential guide to marketing in a digital world" - MarkLivesAnd other top advertising, media and marketing news, analysis and opinion on the website this week, including...
- 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
- Arabs in Israel: Do we belong?FOR Israelis looking for a harmonious co-existence between Jews and Arabs, the town of Safed offered hope. The city’s Jewish mayor, Ilan Shochat, aspiring for it to become a hub of easte...
- Iran and its nuclear plans: Time outAFTER some unconvincing last-minute brinkmanship, Iran and the six world powers it is negotiating with decided on July 18th to extend the deadline for an agreement by four months. The ne...
- Iraq’s Christians: Nearly all goneAt least he’s alive—among the Kurds FEW of the Christian women fleeing to safety in northern Iraq arrived wearing rings in their ears or on their fingers. Fighters of the Islamic State, ...
- Chad and its neighbours: Africa’s jihadists, on their waySQUINT a little and the region skirting Lake Chad in central Africa resembles Mosul and Tikrit in northern Iraq: dried-out canals, scrubby plains, ragtag bands of Islamists with guns ben...
- Education in northern Nigeria: Mixing the modern and the traditionalAlmajiri boys RAG-CLAD boys, proffering plastic bowls and calling out for cash, line the streets of most big cities in Nigeria’s Muslim north. But they are not street kids. These are alm...
CNN - Africa
- 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.
- Escape to the Cape in Wi-Fi carsNestled in an epic landscape where two oceans meet in a flurry of foam and waves, Cape Town is one of the most photogenic places on Earth.
- Capturing Sudan life on cameraExplore a series of artistic street portraits designed to pay tribute to the people of the Sudanese capital.
- 9 must-see movies at Durban film festThe long-running Durban International Film Festival is back and this year it's offering cinema lovers a host of must-see movies.
BBC News - Africa
- Liberia shuts borders to curb EbolaMost border crossings in Liberia are closed and communities hit by an Ebola outbreak face quarantine to stop the virus spreading.
- Stunning Okagbare storms to 100m goldBlessing Okagbare takes the gold in the women's 100m while England's Asha Philips produces a personal best to finish fourth.
- Strike ends in South AfricaA four-week strike in South Africa's steel and engineering industries has come to an end after the country's biggest trade union sealed a deal with employers.
- AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.
- Tripoli fuel fire 'out of control'A second fuel tank at Libya's biggest fuel storage facility is in flames as the government requests international assistance to contain the huge blaze.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- Australian home sold by fraudsters while owner overseasCanberra woman living in South Africa investigates late rent payments only to find house has been sold in a forged document scam
- Oscar Pistorius family denounce 'outrageous' claims about nightclub fightAthlete's uncle Leo says claims by Jared Mortimer that his nephew insulted President Zuma and boasted of his family's influence were "designed for maximum attention and maximum damage"
- Oscar Pistorius 'flat drunk' before nightclub fight, partygoers allegeUnnamed witnesses to the Sandton nightclub scuffle say Pistorius was drunk and aggressive; athlete left after clubber 'aggressively engaged' him about Reeva Steenkamp murder trial
- Nadine Gordimer: Ten inspiring quotesHere are 10 inspiring quotes from the author and anti-apartheid activisit
- Oscar Pistorius gets into fight at Johannesburg nightclubWitnesses say Paralympian was 'drunk and aggressive' when he got into an altercation in a club over the killing of Reeva Steenkamp
The Guardian - South Africa
- Rooibos tea trademark awarded to South Africa in deal with EUMakers of the amber tea in South Africa will have ownership of the name, which means 'red bush' in Afrikaans It may have a way to go to catch up with China or India, but South Africa's pl...
- Pumeza Matshikiza: the township soprano who wooed the worldOne billion people watched her perform a freedom anthem at the Commonwealth Games launch. Will the South African singer pack the same punch at the Proms? Pumeza Matshikiza discovered oper...
- Women with HIV fight crushing injustice of forcible sterilisationSouth African delegate to Aids 2104 conference tells of bitterness at forced procedure and struggle for rights When Sthembiso Mthembu was just 22, she was forcibly sterilised. The South ...
- Will the Brics bank shift the balance of power?Proponents of the new Brics bank hope it will be a strong alternative to the World Bank and IMF. Do you think it will? Continue reading... Brics leaders in 2012. Earlier this month the co...
- A love letter to African cinema share your stories and photosThe internet, piracy and modernisation are threatening the continents independent cinema scene. As Cape Town's oldest art house theatre faces closure, we want to hear from you about your...
Reuters - South Africa
- Cricket-South Africa opt for unchanged squad v ZimbabweCAPE TOWN, July 29 (Reuters) - South Africa have named an unchanged 15-man squad for the one-off test against Zimbabwe starting at the Harare Sports Club on Aug. 9.
- South Africa sells 2030, 2032 and 2044 bonds at higher yieldsJOHANNESBURG, July 29 (Reuters) - South Africa's Treasury sold 2.35 billion rand ($222 million) in 2030, 2032 and 2044 paper on Tuesday. Yields were higher than at the bonds' previous sal...
- S.Africa metals workers start returning to job after 4-week strikeJOHANNESBURG/CAPE TOWN, July 29 (Reuters) - South African metal workers started returning to work on Tuesday after accepting a wage deal from employers, ending a four-week strike that dea...
- Gem Diamonds revenue shines on higher pricesJuly 29 (Reuters) - Gem Diamonds Ltd on Tuesday reported an 80 percent jump in first-half revenue from its flagship Letseng diamond mine in Lesotho, driven by higher prices.
- S.Africa's credit growth quickens to 8.69 pct yr-yr in JuneJOHANNESBURG, July 29 (Reuters) - Growth in credit demand from South Africa's private sector quickened to 8.69 percent year-on-year in June, from 8.34 percent in May, reserve bank data sh...