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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.
- Fin24.com | Events will not derail Sars, says NeneMinister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene says he will do everything within his power to ensure the SA Revenue Service remains a model public institution.
- News24.com | Cape Town offers reward to catch killersThe City of Cape Town is offering a reward to anyone who can help the police catch the killers of five women whose bodies have been found dumped near train station.
- News24.com | Video shows Boko Haram killing captivesA new video from Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram extremists shows gunmen mowing down civilians lying face down in a dorm, and a leader saying they are being killed because they are "infid...
- News24.com | US to review NKorea terror statusThe US is mulling whether or not to place North Korea back onto its list of state sponsors of terrorism, President Barack Obama says.
- Sport24.co.za | Boxing's Stanley Sono diesStanley Sono, for many years one of the leading figures in SA boxing, has died at his home after a long illness.
Mail & Guardian
- Nene: Sars still a model public institutionMinister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene says that he, alongside Sars Commissioner Tom Moyane, will make sure that the fiscal institution redeems itself.
- Tunisians to vote in first democratic presidentSpurts of violence and extremist-attack threats ahead of Tunisia's first free presidential election after four years of fighting dictatorship.
- Proteas: Winning the series will take care of top rankingsComments made by bowler Dale Steyn reveal that the Proteas are not worried about rankings, fixating rather on a series win against the West Indies.
- First China, SA security servicesHW Raid Security Pty.Ltd is the launched as the first Chinese security joint venture established in South Africa.
- N Korea offers assistance to US into Sony cyber attackIn a move to prove it had nothing to do with the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, North Korea offers its efforts to investigate the matter with the US.
- 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.
- Trust taken to CCMA - Buthelezi wants job back working for Zulu RoyaltyTHE former chief executive who questioned the KwaZulu-Natal royal household trust footing the bill for King Goodwill Zwelithini's R2.8-million military regalia, wedding and other expenses...
- Venda porn shop raidedELITE crime-fighting unit the Hawks led a joint operation that raided "Venda Porn king" Zwoluga Madega's business, among other shops in his office complex, in Thohoyandou yesterday.
- Blade, Julius, Irvin's goals just dreamsTHERE is nothing wrong with dreaming.
- I will never apologise - Tshabalala goes down fightingFORMER SABC board chairwoman Ellen Tshabalala is adamant she does not owe anyone an apology because she has done nothing wrong.
- No sex on beach please, horny visitors warnedDURBAN'S metro police say they have stopped several people from performing sexual acts on the beaches during this festive season.
- Cyril Ramaphosa takes commercial flight to Cuba for holidayDeputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has taken a commercial flight for his family holiday in Havana, Cuba, according to a report.
- So Many Questions: Julius Malema on land occupationNewly re-elected president of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema has ordered his followers to occupy land and mines. Chris Barron asked him . . .
- ANC secures Cape Town stadium for R2.2 millionThe ANC has paid over R2.2 million to secure the Cape Town Stadium as a venue for its 103rd birthday event, according to a report.
- SA couple who stabbed each other 'left SA over crime'A custody battle over their two young children may have been behind the stabbing deaths of a South African couple, Angelique and Cornelius Billings, living in Ireland.
- 'I'm still the barefoot girl who climbs trees': Miss World Rolene StraussMiss World Rolene Strauss wants to have dinner with President Jacob Zuma, is fed up with corny pick-up lines, and would not mind being a superhero.
The New Age
- Arsenal unable to contain Liverpool in dying minutesMartin Skrtel powered home a header deep into stoppage time to earn 10-man Liverpool a 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday.
- Events will not derail SARS: NeneMinister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene will not allow the events of recent months to "derail" the SA Revenue Service, and will do everything within his pow
- Thirteen die on Kwazulu-Natal roadsThirteen people were killed in road accidents in KwaZulu-Natal over the weekend, paramedics said on Sunday.
- Four arrested at Woolworths protestFour people were arrested during an anti-Woolworths protest in Claremont Cape Town police said on Sunday.
- Saudi teen killed during raid on 'terrorists': residentsA teenager was accidentally killed during a Saudi raid against "terrorists" in a town populated by minority Shiites, residents of the area said on Sun
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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.
- Order for hijacked buildingsPublic Protector Thuli Madonsela orders Johannesburg mayor Parks Tau to compensate the owners of two buildings occupied by illegal tenants for nearly six years
- SAA requires drastic steps to stay airborneAirline may face a R1.7bn funding gap next September if it does not get a government guarantee
- New innovation unit to kickstart industriesThe plans include a possible investment in the Eastern Cape’s sorghum industry as SA gears up to make biofuels from ethanol
- IMF warns banks on risks in AfricaOther African countries tend to have weak rules for money laundering and combating the financing of terrorism, raising the risk to SA, says report
- Amla rises to occasion with top score against WindiesHashim Amla shrugs off questions about added pressure on his shoulders now that he will captain SA’s Test team at home for first time
- Kaizer Chiefs dominate 2014The Brazilians end 2014 in second place but will still feel light years away from Stuart Baxter’s team.
- More fatalities bring weekend road deaths to 27A child and nine other people were burnt beyond recognition in a collision involving seven vehicles.
- Nearly 100 displaced in Cape shack firesThe incidents occurred in Philippi, Gugulethu and Langa.
- Eskom: Festive lights to stay onEskom says the lights will stay on if the grid stays as stable as it is.
- Elton John gets hitchedThe 67-year-old singer posted a picture on photo-sharing website Instagram of himself and his partner.
- Voters can see and feel delivery for a better life for all - ANCGwede Mantashe says party's MPs will focus on driving and accelerating radical socio-economic transformation in 2015
- Ellen Tshabalala must pay her R1m in legal fees herself - Gavin DavisDA MP calls on SABC to reject former chairperson's demand that it settle her legal bill
- Woolworths stores disrupted across SA - BDS South AfricaOrganisation says choice of protest action has, in the main, been the use of "till-jams"
- "Where will SA be twenty years after Zuma?" - BizNewsAnd four other of the top stories on Alec Hogg's business news website, December 21 2014
- Why does Selebi only have to pay back less than 10% of his legal fees? - Dianne Kohler BarnardDA MP says it is bizarre that disgraced former police chief is only being asked to pay R1.6m of R17.4m costs incurred in corruption case
- 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
- Nigerian politics: Church, state and mosqueIN NIGERIA’S commerical capital, Lagos, the candle-like minarets of the Central Mosque look out over streets and alleyways filled with a plethora of churches and cathedrals. Yet these tw...
- The Muslim Brotherhood: Islamism is no longer the answerIT WAS all smiles in the Qatari capital, Doha, when leaders of the Gulf Co-operation Council met on December 9th. Unusually, the annual summit of the six-member club of Arab oil monarchi...
- Women and the niqab: Hidden benefitsWhat lies behind? COVERING a woman’s face (as well as her body) is said by some devout Muslims to protect her virtue. But the full veil has long lent itself to other purposes. In one tal...
- Palestine and the UN: Another gambitTHE Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has a habit of lurching from one supposedly game-changing initiative to another, then flinching in the face of resistance. After this summer’s w...
- Human rights law: First Kenya, now SudanIT HAS been a bad few weeks for the International Criminal Court (ICC)—and for the cause of justice, in Kenya and Sudan. First, on December 5th the court’s chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensou...
CNN - Africa
- World's most bizarre-looking coffinsYou can rest when you're dead, as the saying goes. And in Ghana, your eternal slumber is done in style.
- Rwandan fashion tailored for worldWhen Christine Mbabazi started designing clothes in her bedroom in the Rwandan capital of Kigali, she had big ambitions. Now the owner of her own store -- Christine Creative Collections -...
- Tour gives taste of township lifeOn your bike! Cycling tour gives taste of township life
- 13 African Voices shaking things upFrom Hollywood ingenues to social changemakers, a look back at the voices innovating, raising and changing Africa over the last 12 months.
- Going green with organic cosmeticsUsing his deep-rooted knowlege of herbs, savvy entrepreneur Alhaji Mustapha Oti Boateng had an idea to help his fellow Ghanaians.
BBC News - Africa
- Tunisia rivals in poll disputeFormer Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi's camp claims victory in Tunisia's presidential election, but his rival says its too early to call.
- Liberia vote count in Ebola-hit pollVotes are being counted in Liberia's senate election held on Saturday despite a deadly Ebola outbreak, but many people decided to stay away.
- Kenya leader signs tough security lawKenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta signs into law a controversial anti-terror bill which sparked fighting between MPs in parliament on Thursday.
- Nigeria court backs prisoners' voteA court in Nigeria rules that all prisoners should be able to vote, with general elections looming in February 2015.
- Zimbabwe issues coins for ChristmasSpecial coins issued by Zimbabwe's central bank go into circulation in the run-up to Christmas, to help shoppers who usually get change in sweets.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- Eugene De Kock, South Africa's 'Prime Evil' death squad assassin, bids for freedomBy showing contrition and helping to locate the bodies of his victims, one of the most notorious killers of South Africa's apartheid era hopes he will be freed
- Oscar Pistorius 'lost it' when judge granted state leave to appeal murder acquittalFellow inmate says the athlete headed straight for the gym after hearing Judge Thokozile Masipa's decision, which could see his incarceration extended, on the radio
- Shrien Dewani is a 'coward', says Anni's motherNilam Hindocha says her son-in-law Shrien Dewani "didn't have the guts to face us", and condemns him for leaving Anni alone with her killers
- Watch: Great white shark breaches off South Africa's coastIncredible footage showing a great white shark leaping from the water to attack a would-be seal off the coast of South Africa
- Oscar Pistorius: Judge allows conviction appealSouth African judge grants state prosecutors the right to appeal against Oscar Pistorius's manslaughter conviction
The Guardian - South Africa
- Prince Harry visits Lesotho – in picturesPrince Harry visits Lesotho where he helped to set up the charity Sentebale ‘Touching Tiny Lives’ which provides healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, s...
- Africa for optimists: 2014 in reviewWhile Ebola and civil war may have dominated the headlines Simon Allison finds plenty to celebrate from the continent in 2014 Glass half empty? Read the Africa for pessimists review This...
- Nelson Mandela Foundation to publish his second autobiography next yearSouth Africa’s first black president began The Presidential Years in 1998 and attacks greed of former revolutionaries in it Nelson Mandela’s foundation said on Monday it would publish a b...
- Gay conversion group's billboard star not a twin … but is gayThe poster claimed that of identical twins, one was gay and one straight. In fact the ‘twins’ were a single model and he is openly gay When the gay-to-straight conversion group PFOX (Par...
- South African man faces deportation from UK because wife’s income too lowMichael Engel lost his appeal to remain in UK with family because his wife earned below threshold required by British law A South African man who lost his appeal to remain in the UK with ...
Reuters - South Africa
- Cricket-Rossouw gets South Africa test call-upCAPE TOWN, Dec 21 (Reuters) - South Africa have called left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw into their squad for the remaining two tests against West Indies after wicketkeeper Quinton de Koc...
- Cricket-No way back for Pietersen despite Cook sackingDec 21 (Reuters) - England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international crick...
- Cricket-West Indies add Deonarine to test squad in South AfricaPRETORIA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine has been added to the West Indies test squad for the final two matches in South Africa, the country's cricket board has...
- Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Saturday, Dec 20MARRAKECH, Morocco - Real Madrid will try to win one of the few trophies missing from their cabinet when they face South American champions San Lorenzo. (SOCCER-CLUB/, expect by 2130 GMT/...
- Cricket-Steyn's love of test arena fuels lust for wicketsPRETORIA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - There are few more fearsome sights in cricket than a fired-up Dale Steyn -- even a wounded one.