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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.
- Madonsela to probe ANC food-for-votes claimsPublic protector Thuli Madonsela has launched an investigation into whether the ANC has used state resources for its electoral campaign, says a report.
- 'Threats' led to huge Sassa security billDeath threats and intimidation are some of the reasons behind why multimillions have been spent for security protection services for top personnel at the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa)...
- Compliance efforts heightened for EasterTraffic authorities have heightened efforts to ensure the rules of the road are being followed over the Easter period, says the Road Traffic Management Corporation.
- Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy LandThousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two mil...
- China: Lewis wins three in a rowMercedes’ showed its dominance once again as Lewis Hamilton made his hat trick win in the 2014 Chinese Formula 1 GP at the Shanghai International Circuit on Sunday.
Mail & Guardian
- SA climbers safe after Everest avalanche as search called offReports claim South African climbers are safe after the deadliest ever avalanche on Mount Everest that left at least 13 Nepalese mountain guides dead.
- Tutu warns CAR 'stands on the brink of genocide'Archbishop Desmond Tutu has warned that the CAR's struggles for power and resources has "degenerated into anarchy, hatred and ethnic cleansing".
- Questions raised as security agency spends over R10m on top personnelA newspaper has reported that certain protection contracts given out by the Social Security Agency appeared to have bypassed normal procurement rules.
- More Springboks to play overseas than in SA - reportAs overseas markets offer high pay, the departure of four players will be the first time that more Springboks will play rugby overseas than in SA.
- Quigg takes down SA boxer Munyai to retain WBA titleSA's Tshifiwa Munyai has been beaten by Scott Quigg. The referee stopped the contest in round two when the South African was dropped to the canvas.
- 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.
- HAPPY EASTER TO OUR FELLOW 'BLOGGERS'- and to those of you who do not celebrate Easter, 'happy long weekend'!
- Igesund accusers to be punishedAction is to be taken against those who accused Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund of trying to influence players to ask for excessive bonuses.
- Nkandla is a holy space: MbeteSome of Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's remarks about President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla home amounted to interference, ANC national chairwoman Baleka Mbete said on Thursday.
- Gerrie Nel vs Barry Roux - Things you may not knowA comparison of things you may not know about Gerrie Nel and Barry Roux, soldiers of law. These advocates are battling it out in court during the Oscar Pistorius trial and have become rel...
- Soweto: From bullets to BMWsSunday afternoon is showtime in Soweto, a time when it seems everyone in South Africa's iconic township is out on the streets strutting their stuff.
- DA goes to court over food parcelsThe Democratic Alliance is set to take the ANC and the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) to court over the alleged distribution of food parcels at ANC election rallies.
- Grant millions blown on VIPsThe South African Social Security Agency blew more than R10-million meant for the poor on bodyguards from a little-known security company to protect social development spokeswoman Lumka O...
- Zuma's legacy will be judged by Nkandla: MakgobaThe legacy of President Jacob Zuma is contingent on how he deals with the issue of upgrades to his Nkandla homestead, Cape Town Archbishop Thabo Makgoba said at a march outside Parliament...
- Vote for us, we'll give you police: ZilleA total of 250,000 police on the streets is one of the election promises Democratic Alliance Leader Helen Zille made during an anti-drugs and gangsterism march in Manenberg, Cape Town, on...
- Four year LLB degree should be scrapped: NgoepeRetired Transvaal Judge Bernard Ngoepe has called on South African universities to scrap the four-year LLB degree.
The New Age
- Struggling Nadal seeks homeground solutionWorld number one Rafael Nadal targets a ninth Barcelona Open title this week desperate to prove his shock Monte Carlo Masters quarter-final exit is no
- Compliance efforts heightened for Easter: RTMCTraffic authorities had heightened efforts to ensure the rules of the road were being followed over the Easter period, the Road Traffic Management Cor
- West Africa's Ebola outbreak prompts changes in I.Coast cuisineWest Africa's first outbreak of Ebola fever is bad news for gourmets in Ivory Coast, but brings respite from the hunter to species sought out for t
- Mindful of tragedy, Boston Marathon goes onDefending champions Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia and Rita Jeptoo of Kenya are among a host of past winners in Monday's 118th Boston Marathon, all mind
- Death threats for Sassa as corruption is tackledDeath threats and intimidation are some of the reasons behind why multimillions have been spent for security protection services for top personnel at
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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.
- Branson snaps up Mont RochelleFlamboyant British billionaire’s luxury hospitality property portfolio agrees to buy Franschhoek wine farm for undisclosed amount
- New broom at Pick n Pay brushes up resultsBritish former head of Tesco who was parachuted in last year to lead Pick n Pay’s turnaround admits that the retailer was not even in the race for space until recently
- SABC shows ANC colours in run-up to electionsOne would expect a public broadcaster to bend over backwards to show its neutrality at a time such as this, writes Anton Harber
- HCI not rattled by latest move from SABMillerExecutive chairman heading off to Spain on holiday and will on his return attend to the implications of SABMiller’s announcement that it was reviewing strategic options for its 39.6% stak...
- Chicken imports row rages onGovernment expected to take a decision on anti-dumping duties on frozen bone-in chicken portions from certain European countries
- Korkie's fate uncertainTalks between Korkie's kidnappers and negotiators have stalled with his fate uncertain at this stage.
- French journalists return homeFrench authorities have released no details of the liberation of the four men.
- Ecclestone faces German bribery trialProsecutors in Munich have charged the 83-year-old with bribery.
- Two boys killed in CT hit-and-runBoth children were six-years-old and were declared dead on the scene.
- Search for MH370 enters 44th dayThe search is now focused on footage taken by a US Navy deep sea drone.
- "We are a nation against the ropes" - Jay NaidooFormer COSATU tells Stellenbosch University audience that few are in mood for celebrating 20 years of democracy
- In defence of the DA's land policyAnnette Steyn and Kevin Mileham respond to Lourie Bosman's critique of their party's stance
- Sport: A better alternative to quotas - Winston RabotapiDA MP says Fikile Mbalula's plan a diversion from the real challenge of identifying talent and developing it
- On Zuma's kraal as "a holy space"Andrew Donaldson writes on Baleka Mbete's good, old-fashioned mumbo jumbo
- Why SA needs a Ministry for Minority AffairsRoy Bhoola says that since 2006 a similar Ministry has proven very successful in one of the world's most populous nations, India
- 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
- Nigeria teacher in seized girls pleaThe headmistress of a school in Nigeria calls on the government to do more to save teenage girls abducted by suspected Islamist militants.
- Egypt left-winger to challenge SisiEgyptian left-winger Hamdeen Sabahi submits his official bid to run for president, the only challenger so far to ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
- 'Dozens die' in S Sudan cattle raidDozens of people are killed in a cattle raid in a remote herders' camp in South Sudan's northern Warrap state, local officials say.
- Algeria's president gets fourth termAlgeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, wins a fourth term in office taking more than 81% of the vote.
- UN outrage at South Sudan attackThe UN expresses outrage at a deadly attack on one of its bases in South Sudan, saying it could "constitute a war crime".
The Telegraph - South Africa
- 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.
- Watch live: Oscar Pistorius murder trialFollow events from Pretoria, where the trial of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius continues today
The Guardian - South Africa
- 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 ...
- Labour's hiring of David Axelrod is latest in long line of overseas signingsBritish political parties, like football chairmen, are increasingly looking abroad to find the edge that will bring them success British political leaders, like British football chairmen,...
- Pistorius's expert witness says he was joking about his destroyed reputationForensics man Roger Dixon tells the Guardian that a Facebook post on the subject was intended lightheartedly A defence witness for Oscar Pistorius has claimed that a Facebook post in whic...
- Oscar Pistorius trial live coverage Thursday 17 April 2014Live updates from David Smith as trial of Olympic and Paralympic athlete for the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp continues Live tweets from the court from Africa correpsondent ...
Reuters - South Africa
- South Africa's "spaza" shops suffer as big retail rolls inSOWETO, South Africa, April 20 (Reuters) - In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church. Now it's been overshadowed by a ...
- South Africa's ANC set for two-thirds majority - pollJOHANNESBURG, April 20 (Reuters) - The African National Congress (ANC) is on course to win nearly a two-thirds majority in May 7 elections, a poll showed on Sunday, confounding analysts w...
- UPDATE 1-Golf-Donald closes strongly for third round lead at Heritage* Kuchar in contention, again (Updates to end of third round)
- Rugby-Super Rugby results and standingsApril 19 (Reuters) - Super Rugby results and standings after round 10 of matches (home team in CAPS). WELLINGTON HURRICANES 38 Auckland Blues 20 MELBOURNE REBELS 22 Western Force 16 Cante...
- Rugby-Stormers win brings relief as they move off the bottomCAPE TOWN, April 19 (Reuters) - The Stormers moved off the foot of the Super Rugby standings with an 18-3 win over the Lions at Newlands on Saturday to end a run of five successive defeats.