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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 | Maimane: Unemployment biggest ANC failing in North WestThe ANC has failed the North West in almost every aspect, says the DA's newly elected leader Mmusi Maimane, but unemployment is its biggest failing.
- News24.com | Two accidents at the same place in one dayBarely an hour after one pedestrian was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car on the N2 in KwaZulu, another was fatally killed at almost the same place, paramedics say.
- News24.com | DA elects new leadership in North WestThe Democratic Alliance has elected a new provincial leader in North West province.
- News24.com | Child sex abuse claims rattle UNRevelations about how the UN handled boys' accounts of sexual abuse have horrified people both inside and outside the world body.
- Sport24.co.za | Gunners defend the FA CupHolders Arsenal have won the FA Cup for a record 12th time, outclassing Aston Villa in a stunning display at Wembley.
Mail & Guardian
- World's top pics: May 21 to 28The Mail & Guardian's photo editor selects this week's top photos from around the world.
- State advisors propose no placards be allowed in ParlyParliament's rules sub-committee says rules should apply to prevent MPs from holding up placards, after the EFF staged a silent protest last week.
- Calico Jack resurfaces in ‘lost’ Fraser novelSeven years after the death of George MacDonald Fraser, his novel Captain in Calico, written 60 years ago, will finally be published.
- Clive Derby-Lewis gets paroleThe terminally ill man who provided the gun that killed Chris Hani is to be out of prison by the end of next week.
- Esther's House: A story of an uitkyk antie stirs the soulCarol Campbell uses the characters in Esther's House to reflect on real issues in a country that is 21 years into democracy.
- 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.
- 'My murdered girl was also raped' - Dad's fury at cops' attitudeA distraught father has related how the police allegedly failed to assist after his daughter was reported missing.
- Dressed up to invite temptationThey are most comfortable in their miniskirts and cleavage-revealing tops, but fellow residents are furious at them.
- School a place to get a decent meal for manyNombuso* looks forward to going to school every morning because there she gets something to eat.
- EFF leaders down their red beretsEFF leader Julius Malema last night laughed off the resignation of the eight Mpumalanga members saying he thought they left long ago.
- Girl (9) unties friends after rape ordealA brave nine-year-old girl from Malabar in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, managed to untie her four friends after they were all trussed up by a tattooed man who raped one of the children o...
- Zuma sleeps everywhere, call him Mahamba'Elala: MalemaLeader of the Economic Freedom Fighters Julius Malema has said of the ANC 'When you don't want to sleep with them, they do not give you jobs, even bursaries'.
- 9 reasons why we would not want to live at NkandlaWith the whole furore surrounding Nkandla we have realised that it really is not a place that we would want to live.
- Blatter comes through a new storm, re-elected FIFA presidentA new election triumph in the midst of a corruption scandal established FIFA president Sepp Blatter as the politician who can come through any storm.
- Burundi election panel vice president flees countryThe vice president of Burundi's election commission has fled the country, sources told AFP on Saturday, in a new blow to government plans to push ahead with next week's first stage of con...
- Dear Mr President - Madonsela to write letter to Zuma over Nhleko reportPublic Protector Thuli Madonsela has said that she will write to President Jacob Zuma over Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko’s report on the controversial security upgrades to his Nkandla...
The New Age
- Namibia crowned COSAFA Cup 2015 championsNamibia were crowned COSAFA Cup 2015 champions when they registered a deserved 2-0 win over Mozambique in the final of the regional championship at th
- Pumas crowned 2015 Vodacom Cup championsThe Pumas ran out deserved 24-7 winners over the hitherto unbeaten Western Province 24-7 in the Vodacom Cup final at Newlands on Saturday.
- Banyana are ready – PauwBanyana Banyana coach Vera Pauw says her side is ready to take on Gabon in their second leg Olympic Qualifier at the Dobsonville Stadium on Sunday.
- FIFA suspends Indonesia ahead of World Cup qualifiersIndonesia has been suspended by FIFA less than two weeks before it begins qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup.
- Putin congratulates Blatter on re-election as FIFA bossRussian President Vladimir Putin sent his congratulations to FIFA president Joseph Blatter on Saturday following the 79-year-old’s successful re-elec
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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.
- FA Cup record not Wenger’s concernArsene Wenger will become the most successful manager in the history of the grand old competition if Arsenal triumph over Aston Villa
- Khan has Mayweather in his sights … after beating AlgieriChris Algieri suffered the first defeat of his career last November — a six knockdown drubbing by Manny Pacquiao in Macau
- SA's homegrown superhero series, Jongo, attracts international attentionEli King, Africa’s first homegrown superhero, can run superfast, jump awe-inspiringly high and is very strong, thanks to a blue crystal his dead father left him, writes Sue Blaine
- Lions aim to maul Waratahs and be home crowd’s prideA win on Saturday against the Waratah’s will gaurantee a spot in the Super Rugby play-offs for the Lions
- Fifa scandal: Mbalula hits out at US bribery claimsFikile Mbalula lambastes US authorities for disregarding diplomatic channels in alleged Fifa scandal
- Arsenal crush Villa in final to claim FA Cup recordHolders Arsenal won the FA Cup for a record 12th time on Saturday.
- Lyth hits ton and Cook claims record before NZ rallyAdam Lyth upstaged his captain Alastair Cook by scoring his maiden test century.
- Vavi: Nkandla report a kick in the teeth for MadonselaZwelinzima Vavi shares Desmond Tutu’s criticism of the document, both have labelled it a shame.
- Record-breaker Cook, Lyth give England strong startAlastair Cook became England's highest test run-scorer before leading his team to 163 for no wicket.
- Bonteheuwel residents take steps to combat gansterismVarious law enforcement officials, including correctional services are meeting with residents.
- Change is coming to the NWest - Mmusi MaimaneDA leader says President Zuma's days are numbered as his party closes the gap with the ANC across the country
- Nhleko's Nkandla report: Zwelinzima Vavi respondsANC members must reject the minister’s cynical attempt to whitewash the whole scandal
- Derby-Lewis ruling should be appealed - COSATUFederation reiterates that full disclosure must be the central demand by all law abiding citizens in SA
- Nhleko's Nkandla report noted - COSATUFederation says it is still to study the report in full and identify all the necessary lessons to be drawn on issues of state procurement and provision of services
- High Court grants Clive Derby-Lewis medical parole - Pieter MulderFF Plus leader says it is a pity that citizens so often have to turn to courts to force the ANC to show and apply humanity, Ubuntu, justice and fairness
- 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
- Neither a sprint nor a marathonNOWHERE in Africa is modern China more of a lodestar than in Ethiopia, which on May 24th held an uneventful election with a predetermined outcome: another term in office for the long-sta...
- A country apartSultan Qaboos, a mediator amid meddlers THE term khususiyya is often cited by monarchs in the Gulf to justify their ways. They use it to mean the unique character of a culture, and also ...
- Cross channelsONE of Israel’s proudest claims—and one that has helped shore up support in Western capitals—is that it is a beacon of democratic politics in a region with precious little of the stuff. ...
- The fortunes of warIF SENTIMENT in the towns in or bordering the so-called “caliphate” of Islamic State (IS) is anything to go by, the jihadists are winning the war. “IS is here to stay,” a doctor in Fallu...
- Dark days aheadTHERE is little in the way of bright news about South Africa’s economy—and not just because power cuts are plunging neighbourhoods into darkness several times a week. According to figure...
CNN - Africa
- Nigeria: Buhari sworn in as PresidentNigeria's new President was sworn in Friday at a boisterous ceremony that marked the first peaceful transfer of power between rival parties in the nation.
- Five things Muhammadu Buhari must tackle now that he's Nigeria's presidentDisclosure is important: I have been part of a team that worked for the new Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari -- from building the cache of photos that defined his image to getting flie...
- Social media users tell #BuhariFixThisAs President Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in, Nigerians took to social media to offer their "to do" list for the new president's administration.
- Boko Haram survivors still living in fear
- Wanted Al-Shabaab official dies in SomaliaAn Al-Shabaab leader wanted by the United States has died in Somalia, the Somali-based militant group announced Thursday.
BBC News - Africa
- Nigeria militants strike MaiduguriMilitants launch deadly raids in the Nigerian city of Maiduguri, including a suicide attack on a mosque, after the inauguration of a new president.
- IS militants 'seize Libyan airport'Islamic State militants in Libya say they have seized the airport in Sirte, as the group continues to make advances in the country.
- Hundreds of migrants rescued in MedEU naval vessels rescue more than 700 migrants off Sicily, as Africans continue to attempt the perilous crossing from Libya.
- Buhari promises change for NigeriaMuhammadu Buhari is sworn in as Nigeria's president in front of cheering crowds, promising to tackle the Boko Haram insurgency and corruption.
- Zuma not liable for home upgradesSouth African President Jacob Zuma will not have to repay state money spent to upgrade his private home in Nkandla, the police minister says.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- South African president escapes paying money back on £15m home improvementsPolice had claimed expensive swimming pool was necessary in the event of putting out a fire on his sprawling taxpayer-funded estate
- Herd of elephants helps collapsed baby elephant in roadElephants in South Africa's Kruger National Park come to the aid of a baby elephant that slumped in a road
- South Africa's Zuma has speech interpreter in stitchesJacob Zuma's parliamentary joshing about a multimillion corruption scandal over security upgrades to his private home has interpreter in hysterics - but opposition fail to see the funny s...
- Crocodile and hippo fight for wildebeestPictures show remarkable struggle in South Africa as thirsty wildebeest becomes prize in hour-long battle between rivals
- De Beers puts Kimberley, its oldest diamond mine, up for saleWorld's biggest diamond mining company puts its oldest mine on sale as demand for diamonds drops
The Guardian - South Africa
- Fifa crisis: Australian police agree to look into $500,000 paid to Jack WarnerAustralian federal police confirms it has been asked to investigate the payment to the former soccer powerbroker Australian police may investigate a payment of $500,000 by Football Feder...
- Jacob Zuma will not have to repay money spent to upgrade his homeSouth African police minister says president’s £13.2m worth of state-funded modifications, including swimming pool and chicken coop, were for security The South African president, Jacob ...
- South Africa's sports minister denies paying bribes to host 2010 World Cup – videoFikile Mbalula makes a statement regarding allegations that South Africa paid bribes totalling $10m to secure the rights to host the 2010 World Cup. Speaking on Thursday following the pub...
- Jacob Zuma: Marikana mine massacre report to be released by end of JuneSouth African president says findings of official inquiry into deaths of 34 mineworkers shot by police will be revealed next month An official investigation into the Marikana mine massac...
- Residents blame Durban oil refineries for health problemsBill Gates funds ground-breaking sanitation research in Durban, but in the communities living under pollution from oil refineries just a short drive away – run by companies in which Gate...
Reuters - South Africa
- Rugby-Last year's pain fired us, says Saracens' McCallLONDON, May 30 (Reuters) - Losing two huge finals in a week last season fuelled Saracens with unquenchable desire to go one step further this year, coach Mark McCall said after Saturday's...
- Rugby-Speedster Senatla helps Stormers blow away CheetahsCAPE TOWN, May 30 (Reuters) - Sevens specialist Seabelo Senatla scored two tries as South Africa's Stormers trounced compatriots The Cheetahs 42-12 in their Super Rugby clash at Newlands ...
- UPDATE 1-Rugby-Saracens smother Bath to lift English title* Saracens become first team to take title from outside top two (Adds quotes, detail)
- Rugby-List of English rugby championsLONDON, May 30 (Reuters) - English rugby union's league champions since the competition began in the 1987-88 season:
- Rugby-Saracens smother Bath to lift English titleLONDON, May 30 (Reuters) - Saracens overwhelmed Bath with a three-try first-half blitz and a supreme display of aggressive, destructive rugby to secure a 28-16 victory in the English Prem...