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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 | BREAKING LIVE: Mediators arrive for 'final talks' with JammehGet the latest details as outgoing president Yahya Jammeh has been given a final ultimatum to relinquish power after regional troops entered The Gambia.
- News24.com | Scott-Crossley in court as crowd protestsMark Scott-Crossley has appeared briefly in the Lenyenye Magistrate's Court, as locals queued to see the man who allegedly ran over Silence Mabunda in an apparent racist attack.
- News24.com | Cape Party to lay charges against 'F**k White People' artistThe Cape Party says it intends laying hate speech charges against artist Dean Hutton for a controversial artwork.
- News24.com | Would you transport your pregnant sister in a cage?Defenders of Goliat Erasmus are unwilling to confront the problematic image of a black woman in a cage on the back of a white man’s bakkie, writes Adriaan Basson .
- Sport24.co.za | Toks calls on fans to pray for JoostFormer Springbok prop Toks van der Linde has called on South Africans to pray for stricken rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen.
Mail & Guardian
- Guptas: Pravin Gordhan is 'playing politics'The minister of finance is attempting to "damage the Gupta family’s hard-earned South African business", a PR company for the family said.
- African forces suspend operation in Gambia for final talksLong-ruling Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, has until midday Friday to hand over power and agree to leave the country.
- Let them eat macaroonsWhile the rich are living it up in Davos, the Davis Tax Committee is trying to get a grip on inequality
- ‘Tackle big business on many fronts’Competition policy limits monopolies but other measures are needed to open up the economy
- Prickly Mbeki defends his failure to actThe public protector’s leaked report has set the cat among the pigeons. Some claim the facts have been skewed to the point of absurdity.
- 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.
- West African forces to wait for end of talks before advancingWest African forces that entered Gambia as part of an operation to force the country’s veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to step aside will wait for mediation talks to finish before resuming th...
- Showdown looms over SA fuel regulationsGovernment and the car manufacturing industry are headed for a showdown over proposed new fuel regulations which could make both cars and fuel more expensive.
- Unathi has a stinging message for you 'no makeup' hatersRadio and TV personality Unathi Msengana is well equipped to deal with haters and isn’t scared to do so.
- Minister’s spokesperson regrets foul-mouthed rantLumka Oliphant said her expletive-laden rant in defence of Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini was “unfortunate” and “regrettable”‚ but said she couldn’t leave claims that “she ...
- No money yet from Lily MineThe family of one of the three workers who are trapped at Lily Mine Barbeton say they never received the money they were promised last year.
- Tito Mboweni falls victim to ATM sharksFormer SA Reserve Bank governor and labour minister Tito Mboweni has evidently fallen victim to ATM sharks.
- Burnt to death in a Ford Kuga: what really happened?The only way the family of 33-year-old Reshall Jimmy could identify his body after he died trapped inside his burning 2014 Ford Kuga SUV‚ was through a DNA sample from his brother.
- 'Mummy‚ I'm scared' - Durban woman's frantic call before being shot five timesJust minutes before Annelene Pillay was shot five times in broad daylight by her estranged boyfriend in Durban‚ she told her mother: “Mummy‚ I’m scared.”
- DA report card puts Zuma‚ Zwane‚ Van Rooyen at the bottom of the classPresident Jacob Zuma‚ Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane and Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Des Van Rooyen emerged as the biggest class dunces in ca...
- Mbeki named as new chancellor of UnisaFormer president Thabo Mbeki has been named as the new Chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa).
The New Age
- Africa's poor grow by 100 mln since 1990 - World BankThe number of Africans trapped in poverty has surged by around 100 million over the past quarter century, the World Bank said on Friday, despite years
- Huge 50-year-old elephant killed by German tourist in ZimbabweA German tourist has killed one of the biggest elephants seen for years in Zimbabwe, wildlife groups said Friday, reviving the fierce debate over trop
- Modi to open 70-yr-old secret files in challenge to Gandhi dynastyPrime Minister Narendra Modi says he will seek to unravel one of India's most enduring mysteries surrounding the independence struggle, the latest
- Sports car maker Aston Martin to cut up to 295 jobsAston Martin, the British-based sports car maker which counts James Bond among its customers, said Wednesday it will cut up to 295 jobs - more than 10
- Rooney and Carrick back after United's "awful" fortnightCaptain Wayne Rooney and midfielder Michael Carrick are fit for Manchester United's Premier League game at Everton this weekend, manager Louis van
- 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.
- Switchover to the new Business Day website nearsBusiness Day's sleek new online home offers much more than a fresh new look – including access to the best local and international commentary
- Duane Vermeulen lashes out at SA rugbyThe problem starts at the top where rugby lacks clear and decisive leadership, says Bok No 8 and talismanic leader Duane Vermeulen
- EDITORIAL: The meaning of the flash crashPound is playing the role of opposition party to the Tories, making the loud protests of the business community and the markets
- LAW MATTERS: Judges panel just cannot avoid dramaLatest interviews result in two upsets, as Judge Ronnie Bosielo’s financial dealings are scrutinised and senior counsel Gcina Malindi is overlooked, writes Franny Rabkin
- NEWS ANALYSIS: Zuma’s empire strikes back hardFinance Minister Pravin Gordhan will not go down without a fight even as Jacob Zuma makes another charge to dislodge the defender of the public purse
- [EXPLAINER] The Davos alphabet soupShalin Bhagwan provides an alphabetic run down of the World Economic Forum.
- Civic groups 'not overly impressed' with City of CT's service delivery planCape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille announced a restructuring of her administration this week to better address inequalities.
- Hoedspruit lodge steps up security following lion attackTwo white lions attacked a man after escaping from their cage at the Lion Tree Top Lodge last week.
- WCED ‘will charge’ educators who derailed systemic testing of learnersSystemic tests act as a gauge for the department to determine where it must improve the quality of teaching and learning.
- [OPINION] The future of financeShalin Bhagwan says there are major changes in the way the money market fund industry delivers its value proposition.
- "Johann Rupert rips into public protector’s Absa ‘apartheid state capture’ report. ‘Work of fiction’" - BizNewsAnd four other of the top stories on Alec Hogg's business news website, 19 January 2017
- Save us from the corrupt among usPaul Hoffman on the surprising consensus on the extent of the problem
- Gambia crisis: South Africa’s silence condemnable – Stevens MokgalapaDA says govt and the ANC lack the courage and determination to speak up for human rights
- 19 900 learners still not placed in Gauteng – Khume RamulifhoDA says there is no assurances from Lesufi as to when students will find themselves in a classroom
- Limpopo parents storm MEC's office over lack of space at schools'We fill forms and are promised placement, but nothing has been done'
- 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
- Bahrain is still hounding its ShiaProtesters may topple bins but they can’t bin Hamad A SAGGING rope, haphazard barricades—and fear. That is all it has taken to keep Diraz, Bahrain’s largest Shia village, under siege for...
- A boom in qat in Ethiopia and KenyaQat, a tonic? “THIS is qat,” explains Teklu Kaimo, gesturing to the wooded field behind him. He started growing it in 1976, and over the years its soft, green leaves have brought him a m...
- One Zuma to another Zuma?ALTHOUGH a jolly spot for surf and sun, Durban is hardly a centre of African diplomacy. So it was a surprise when Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the outgoing head of the African Union (AU), cho...
- Mozambique’s defaultIN 2014 Mozambique seemed a good place to host the IMF’s “Africa Rising” conference. The economy was buoyant, having grown by about 7% a year for a decade. Offshore gas promised riches. ...
- Terrorists returning home to Tunisia“IF BEN GUERDANE had been located next to Falluja, we would have liberated Iraq.” So (reportedly) said Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, before he was killed a decade...
CNN - Africa
- Troops ready to enter Gambia as president refuses to step down
- Why there's turmoil in this small African nationGambia's President Yahya Jammeh should be spending his last day in power on Wednesday, but he has refused to accept defeat in last month's election and has indicated he won't hand over po...
- US bombs ISIS camps in LibyaUS B-2 bombers struck and destroyed two ISIS camps in Libya overnight, with initial estimates that over 80 militants were killed, US officials told CNN Thursday.
- Fight against Boko Haram will be long and messyThe admission by Nigeria that its air force accidentally targeted a camp for people who have been internally displaced represents a significant change in attitude by the forces fighting t...
- Al Qaeda-linked group claims Mali bombingA group with links to Al Qaeda has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bombing that tore through a military camp in West Africa's Mali, killing 47 people.
BBC News - Africa
- Gambia crisis: Jammeh given last chance to resign as troops close inYahya Jammeh given until noon to cede power to Adama Barrow as Senegalese troops stand by.
- Senegal beat Zimbabwe's WarriorsLiverpool's Sadio Mane scores as Senegal beat Zimbabwe to become the first team to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.
- Islamic State conflict: US strikes in Libya 'kill 80 rebels'Around 100 bombs hit an Islamic State camp in Libya, authorised by President Barack Obama.
- Afcon 2017: Tunisia see off neighbours AlgeriaTunisia boost their chances of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a 2-1 win over neighbours Algeria.
- Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Mali car bomb attack in GaoThe suicide attack on a military base in northern Mali killed at least 50 people, officials say.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- Italy avalanche: 'Six people found alive' almost two days after hotel was buried in snow with 30 people inside
- Who is performing at Donald Trump's inauguration and who said no?
- When is Donald Trump's inauguration and what time does it begin? Everything you need to know
- Islamic State blows up famous Palmyra monuments in fresh assault on Unesco city
- A&E crisis deepens despite drop in numbers attending casualty units
The Guardian - South Africa
- Refugees risking lives to reach bright lights of JohannesburgMost Africans fleeing violence or poverty stay on continent, with jail and snake bites among dangers facing those heading south When dawn came Mohammed could see both the shore and the d...
- Frances Graham obituaryFrances Graham, who has died of cancer aged 64, was chief executive of Workbase Training from 1980 until 2015. Set up by Nupe, the National Union of Public Employees, to tackle illiterac...
- Jacob Zuma says South Africa's ruling ANC is ready for female leaderPresident gives huge boost to leadership ambitions of his ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma with comments about his party’s succession South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, has said the rul...
- When Margaret Thatcher met Jesse Jackson: 1990 file tells of ‘civil and lucid’ talks despite adviser fearsFiles reveal how UK advisers viewed US civil rights leader with suspicion Advisers to Margaret Thatcher agonised over whether the then prime minister should agree to meet American civil r...
- The solar cooker that seeks its own place in the sun | Kate HodalSolar cookers need to be moved during the day, an inconvenience that leads to some being discarded. But what if a clever unit did its own sun tracking? Solar cookers have been promoted a...
Reuters - South Africa
- "Don't damage trade", emerging market leaders tell Trump from Davos* Globalisation benefits U.S. workers, consumers too - Brazil
- EMERGING MARKETS-EM stocks snap 3-week winning streak ahead of Trump inaugurationLONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks fell on Friday and were set to end the week down, snapping a three-week winning streak, as risk appetite eased ahead of U.S. President-elect Don...
- UPDATE 1-Malaysia to offer reward for missing Flight MH370KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Malaysia said on Thursday it would pay a reward to any private company that found the fuselage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, days after a fru...
- Cricket-Sri Lanka back Mathews as captain until 2019 World CupCOLOMBO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka Cricket has not lost faith in skipper Angelo Mathews despite the team's test drubbing in South Africa and backed him to continue as captain until the...
- South Africa's rand firmer, stocks set to open lowerJOHANNESBURG, Jan 20 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand firmed against the dollar as the greenback slipped after U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took a less hawkish policy stance, wh...