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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 | Freedom for Palestine - MalemaEFF leader Julius Malema says South Africans should not enjoy their freedom as long as Palestinians remain in conflict with Israel.
- News24.com | SA men take relay silverThe SA men take silver in the 4 x 100m relay.
- News24.com | Two arms deal evidence leaders resignTwo evidence leaders have resigned from the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the 1999 arms deal.
- News24.com | Taiwan plane survivor phoned homeA Taiwan plane crash survivor crawled out from the wreckage and called her dad to pick her up.
- News24.com | Delegations head to Middle EastTwo delegations appointed by President Jacob Zuma will depart for the Middle East.
Mail & Guardian
- Arms deal: Who should make the case against the state?Asking phase two witnesses to disprove statements made by government witnesses will not get to the bottom of the arms deal.
- Marikana: Miner murder mystery deepensOne of the four suspects arrested in connection with the murder of a Samancor Chrome mine employee has also been implicated in Mr X’s testimony.
- Numsa continues strike over wage offer conditionsThe union has accepted a wage offer from employers but will continue striking over conditions relating to future pay negotiations.
- Tech glitches exclude needy studentsSerious problems in system leave hundreds of thousands of eligible applicants empty-handed.
- Marikana: Security warning not heeded, with fatal resultsHad the Lonmin security guards observed a radio security warning they might never have confronted the enraged miners and suffered fatalities.
- 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.
- Ministry defends appointment of Zuma's daughter who will earn almost R1m a yearPresident Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile was appointed chief of staff at the department of telecommunications and postal services after consideration of her "capacity" for the position,...
- Splitsville for Khanyi and Tebogo?Things are not looking good for talented music trio Kwela Tebza.
- 50 Shades of Grey movie trailer - VIDEOFifty Shades of Grey is the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestselling book that has become a global phenomenon. Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson step into the roles of Christian...
- Malema the 'sweetest, coolest guy' - report"If you sit with me at a personal level, you are going to kiss me on my forehead. You will say: 'This is not the person we are always told about, [that] he is a monster, and he is going t...
- Britain helping protect MH17 victims against fraudBritain's Foreign Office said Friday it was helping protect victims of the MH17 plane disaster against potential fraud after one man claimed his relative's credit cards had been stolen fr...
- We didn't hire her because she's Zuma's daughter: ministryPresident Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile was appointed chief of staff at the department of telecommunications and postal services after consideration of her "capacity" for the position,...
- Hawks investigating government official for corruption involving R1.6 billionThe Hawks on Friday confirmed they are investigating a government official for corruption involving R1.6 billion.
- Metro cops investigate Telkom boss in fake number plate scamTelkom CEO Sipho Maseko is under investigation after being implicated in an alleged car licence cloning case, the City of Johannesburg said on Friday.
- 907 SA cops charged with aiding escapes, 516 found guilty but only 30 firedMore than 900 police officers were charged over the past three years for helping with an escape, but only 30 of them have been fired, according to Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko.
- One in five South African police detectives are women: ministerSouth Africa has 23,682 fully-trained detectives, Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko said on Friday.
The New Age
- MH17 victims unrecovered as Australians, Dutch ready missionA piece of white cloth attached to a crop marks the location of a body at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrab
- State judge strikes down Florida's gay marriage ban, stays rulingA state judge struck down Florida's gay marriage ban on Friday in the latest in a string of legal gay-rights victories that have nonetheless been put
- US airlines, others resume flights to IsraelAmerican, Russian and some European carriers resumed flights to Israel Thursday after a two-day freeze amid fears that rocket fire from Gaza was endan
- Zuma writes to AbaThembu KingPresident Jacob Zuma has written to AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo regarding his certificate of recognition as king, the presidency said on Fri
- Obama tells Central American leaders most children will go homePresident Barack Obama urged the leaders of three Central American countries on Friday to work with him to stem the flow of child migrants who have su
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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.
- UK agency charges Alstom with corruptionAlstom charged with corruption by UK prosecutors after a five-year probe
- Nokia returns to profit on restructureNokia jumps back into profit, boosted by a restructuring after it lost its leading position in handsets and sold its phone division to Microsoft
- World Bank ponders role in claims of Zimbabwe farmersGovernment is being advised on improving land reform following the dispossessions that began in 2000, writes Brian Latham
- IMF cuts outlook for global growthThe International Monetary Fund lowers outlook for global growth as expansions weaken from China to the US and conflicts raise risk of a surge in oil prices
- Schemer White has to do it all againCoach has to take his side to the final and repeat their win over the Canterbury Crusaders
- Amla, de Villiers dig in for ProteasSouth Africa reached 98 for three in the second test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.
- Russia takes aim at McDonald’s burgersWith relations between the US and Russia worsening, McDonald’s may be in the Kremlin’s crosshairs.
- Navardauskas wins Tour 19th stageThe Lithuanian won the 19th stage as Italian Vincenzo Nibali retained the yellow jersey.
- Chelsea re-sign DrogbaThe player spent eight seasons at Stamford Bridge before leaving in 2012.
- Cell C turns focus to investing in networkIn restructuring its debt, the cellphone carrier is hoping to free up cash to re-invest in infrastructure.
- Stadium in Qwa Qwa shouldn't be named after Hlaudi Motsoeneng - Patricia KopanePatricia Kopane says SABC COO is not the kind of person who should be honoured in this way
- Front Nasionaal to oppose Zulu Kingdom's land claimParty says proposed claim includes the entire KZN, as well as pieces of the ECape, FState and Mpumalanga
- Claims that white farmers stole their land profoundly ignorant - Agri SAJohannes Möller notes that there is a debt to asset ratio of almost 60% on land and fixed improvements
- CAA admits to near fatal crash at PE airport on July 10 - Anton AlbertsFF Plus MP says air traffic controller apparently at fault was an AA appointment
- Obama must be held accountable for Gaza atrocitiesJustice Piitso says the US President could stop fascist Israel's reign of terror if he wanted to, but won't
- 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
- 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.
- Turning trash into cash in LagosIt's a bright May morning and the purple-shirted army of tricycle drivers is on the streets of Lagos once again. Eyes trained ahead, they zip past traffic on their specially-modified vehi...
- 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
- CAR rebel leader rejects ceasefireSeleka rebels in the Central African Republic reject a ceasefire deal and demand the country be partitioned between Muslims and Christians.
- S Leone hunts seized Ebola patientA hunt is launched in Sierra Leone's capital for a woman with Ebola who was forcibly removed from hospital, as Nigeria registers its first case.
- 'No survivors' in Air Algerie crashThere are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.
- Wildlife loss link to child slaveryNew research suggests that the global reduction in wildlife is connected to an increase in human trafficking and child slavery.
- South Sudan rebels 'lose key town'Government forces in South Sudan retake the strategic town of Nasir attacked by rebels on Sunday, the UN says.
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
- 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 met earlier this month to announce...
- 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...
- Curtains? Cape Town's much-loved art house cinema under threatIt has survived South Africa's apartheid censors and political boycotts, but going digital is the Labia film theatre's biggest challenge yet. Rebecca Davis reports A love letter to Afric...
- Spoek Mathambo and the future sounds of township techRapper's new feature-length film documents the rise and rise of South Africa's electronic music scene, says Clyde Macfarlane "Township tech" is more than just a music genre. As well as d...
Reuters - South Africa
- UPDATE 2-Silver bullion banks accused of manipulation in U.S. lawsuitNEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - Silver bullion banks Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC have been accused of manipulating prices in the multi-billion dollar market in a lawsuit fil...
- Games-Scotland's Wallace delights home crowd, England take double goldGLASGOW, July 25 (Reuters) - Scotland's Daniel Wallace delighted the host nation with a sensational victory in the 400 metres individual medley and England claimed their first gold medals...
- Silver bullion banks accused of manipulation in U.S. lawsuitNEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - Silver bullion banks Deutsche Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and HSBC have been accused in a lawsuit of manipulating silver prices in the physical and futures mar...
- REFILE-Deals of the day- Mergers and acquisitionsJuly 25 (Reuters) - The following bids, mergers, acquisitions and disposals were reported by 1920 GMT on Friday:
- Rand Refinery gets shareholder loan to cover $113 mln accounting errorJOHANNESBURG, July 25 (Reuters) - South Africa's Rand Refinery Ltd, one of the world's biggest gold refiners, said it had tapped shareholders for a $114 million subordinated loan to cover...