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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.
- Rupert is not buying CaxtonThe circular outlining the deal between the Remgro-led Bidco and Element One is likely to dampen expectations that billionaire Johann Rupert is to start a media empire.
- Qunu on security lockdownSANDF troops and mounted police are patrolling Qunu with the village under virtual security lockdown ahead of Nelson Mandela's burial there at the weekend.
- Scenes of grief at Mandela's coffinSouth Africans have wept and spoken of their deep grief as thousands queued for a second day to visit Nelson Mandela's open coffin at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
- Griekwastad legal team firedNorthern Cape Judge Frans Kgomo will consider the best interests of the alleged murderer of the Steenkamp family before his judgment after the accused's legal team was fired, Beeld report...
- Vavi to view Madiba a second timeSuspended Congress of SA Trade Unions general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has arrived at the Fountains Valley park-and-ride facility in Pretoria for a second consecutive day.
Mail & Guardian
- Fed stimulus outlook sees rand weaken for the second daySpeculation over tapering of monetary stimulus in the US takes its toll on the rand again.
- Polela fined R30k, ordered to hand in rifleFormer Hawks spokesperson McIntosh Polela has been fined and stripped of his hunting rifle after pleading guilty to six counts of illegal hunting.
- No journalist should fear writing about Sekunjalo, says SurvéIndependent head Iqbal Survé has assured staff of their journalistic freedom, despite rumours that he axed Alide Dasnois over an editorial decision.
- Vavi to visit Mandela public viewingSuspended Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi has arrived at the Fountains Valley park-and-ride facility in Pretoria for a second day.
- Africa’s richest man Dangote plans $16bn investment pushThe Nigerian-based Dangote Group will embark on a $16-billion expansion drive in over 18 countries over the next four years.
- 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.
- Mzansi's Sexiest red carpet - PICTURESThe sexiest celebrities in Mzansi as voted for by their fans were revealed last night at an event held at Capital lounge in Rosebank. Angelo Collins and Koketso Modiba were the big winner...
- 'Nearly 900,000 e-tags issued'Motorists without an e-tag had seven days to pay for the use of the tolled roads in Gauteng. After the seven-day period, the transactions were processed and invoices issued.
- 'Stop comparing Zuma to Mandela'“Mandela is a man of his time, just like other leaders who have made their mark in different times of history. This obsession with comparisons must stop,” said Cele.
- Stadium may be named after MandelaThe Free State provincial government is to decide on the possible renaming of the Seiso Ramabodu Stadium after world icon and former president Nelson Mandela.
- Mandela public viewing beginsMembers of the public began filing past the body of former president Nelson Mandela as it lay in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday morning.
- I'm a sign language champion: Mandela mimerA South African sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish during a memorial to Nelson Mandela defended his "champion" performance on Thursday, but said he may have suff...
- Combrink to step down as Tlokwe mayorTlokwe mayor Annette Combrink will resign from her position, the DA said on Thursday after the ANC retained six wards in Wednesday's by-elections.
- South Africa needs better leaders: MbekiFormer president Thabo Mbeki has suggested that South Africa is in need of better leadership after the death of former president Nelson Mandela.
- Stop comparing Zuma to Mandela: CeleANC national executive committee member Bheki Cele has cautioned against comparing President Jacob Zuma with former president Nelson Mandela, saying the two are from different eras.
- Mandela public viewing beginsMembers of the public began filing past the body of former president Nelson Mandela as it lay in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday morning.
The New Age
- German game reaps reward of revamp: DFB coachEuropean football giants Germany have not won an international trophy since Euro 1996, but a carefully crafted strategy to develop young stars is payi
- White House dismisses critics over Obama-Castro handshakeThe White House on Wednesday dismissed Republican criticism of President Barack Obama's handshake with Cuban leader Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela'
- Absolute silence as public views Mandela's bodyThere was absolute silence as members of the public filed past former president Nelson Mandela's body at the Union Buildings on Thursday.
- West Indies 158-4 in reply to New Zealand's 441The West Indies were 158-4 in reply to New Zealand's 441 at stumps on a rain disrupted second day of the second Test in Wellington on Thursday.
- Mandela mimer hits back: I'm sign language championA sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating gibberish during a memorial to Nelson Mandela defended his "champion" performance on Thursday, bu
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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.
- Sibanye bids R407m for Wits Gold as it accelerates growthSibanye wants to get its hands on deposits in the Free State to extend the life of its Beatrix mine and to give it its first asset on the East Rand
- SA must raise the leadership bar, says MbekiFormer president Thabo Mbeki comes out strongly on the need for a higher calibre of leadership in South Africa in order to address the many challenges the country continues to face
- How master of political theatre put AIDS in spotlightBy his own admission, Nelson Mandela was a late comer to recognising the unfolding tragedy, writes Tamar Kahn
- Mandela: an extraordinary manMandela was at his core merely human, and therein lay much of his greatness, writes Cyril Ramaphosa
- Poor October sales offer little festive cheer for SA retailersConsumer spending growth less than expected, and on small-ticket items
- Shootout on Marlboro DriveDetails are still sketchy, but it's understood several armed men exchanged fire with police officers.
- SA State Theatre pays tributePeople of Joburg paid tribute to Madiba with songs, stories and dance at the SA State Theatre.
- 'Fake interpreter': I was hearing voicesThe 'fake' interpreter says he had a schizophrenic attack and heard voices while on stage.
- Thousands queue to view MadibaThe body of Nelson Mandela is lying in state at the Union Buildings for a second day.
- CT's memorial concert hailed as 'the best'The memorial concert to Nelson Mandela in Cape Town has been described as a fitting send off.
- Mandela has once again reminded us that a united SA is possible - Patricia de LilleCape Town mayor says the spirit of reconciliation and freedom should not be buried in Qunu on Sunday
- Media must respect Mandela's burial site in Qunu - GCISPhumla Williams says 2 000 people per hour expected to file past late president's casket during the lying in state
- Alide Desnois: Iqbal Survè's humbug - Nathan GeffenGroundUp editor says Independent group chairman's account of the departure of the Cape Times editor makes little sense
- Nelson Mandela was not a liberal pacifist - COSATUFederation says President made necessary tactical compromises but never surrendered on his basic revolutionary goals
- Higher education: Redress does not mean settling for mediocrity - Max PriceUCT Vice Chancellor responds to RW Johnson's criticism of his university's admission policies
- 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
- Egypt’s politics: Could it be any more baffling?NO WONDER the traffic in Egypt is permanently clogged. In the three years since a revolution ended the 30-year rule of Hosni Mubarak, the country’s prisons have been bustling way-station...
- Syrian heritage: In ruinsToo late to visit MARK TWAIN described Damascus, Syria’s capital, as immortal. “She has looked upon the dry bones of a thousand empires and will see the tombs of a thousand more before s...
- Mining in west Africa: Where’s our cut?It will be more high-tech than this THE mining town of Yekepa in Liberia’s Nimba County has all the hallmarks of a boom: an Olympic-sized swimming pool, world-class tennis courts, a cine...
- Malawi’s mess: Banda and the banditsA CRUISE through Area 43, a pleasant suburb of Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital, takes one past the high-walled homes of political leaders to a single-storey private medical clinic. Around mid...
- Mali’s recovery: Taken down a pegSanogo as he sees himself IT SEEMS unlikely that Amadou Sanogo will be remembered for much other than his incompetence. The Malian army captain bungled his way to power last year as lead...
CNN - Africa
- Africa's largest conservation areaCNN's Marketplace Africa travels to the largest conservation area in the World that spans across five African nations.
- South Africa's economic impactColin Coleman, the managing director of Goldman Sachs South Africa, on the country's crucial role in Africa.
- Kenya's booming 3D industryNima Elbagir explores how some companies are spending more on advertising to become visible to international investors.
- Mandela through the yearsCNN's Robyn Cunrow explores the trials and tribulations of the anti-apartheid leader.
- Organic food for childrenIsha Sesay speaks with the Cameroonian CEO of Yummy Spoonfuls, Agatha Achindu about her to spread her organic message.
BBC News - Africa
- More wait to pay respects to MandelaSouth Africans are expected once again to queue in their thousands to view the body of Nelson Mandela, which is due to lie in state for a second day.
- Madagascar hit by 'deadlier plague'Two cases of pneumonic plague, more deadly than the bubonic plague, have been reported in Madagascar, a health official tells the BBC.
- Brotherhood trial halted in EgyptEgyptian judges for the second time halt the trial of several leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood, after they refuse to stop disrupting proceedings.
- Unicef: 230m children 'do not exist'The UN children's charity, Unicef, says 230m children worldwide have not had their births registered, making them vulnerable to neglect or abuse.
- UN force in new DR Congo offensiveUN forces launch an offensive against Rwandan FDLR rebels in DR Congo, gaining some territory, in a new move to end regional instability.
The Telegraph - South Africa
- 'Fake' sign language interpreter at Mandela memorial claims it was 'schizophrenic episode'The "fake" sign language interpreter at the Nelson Mandela memorial service has claimed he suffered a schizophrenic episode on stage that left him unable to do his job properly
- Nelson Mandela lies in stateThe body of former South Africa President Nelson Mandela lies in state at the Union Buildings in Pretoria
- Nelson Mandela: thousands of South Africans line up to say goodbyeSouth Africans line up in their droves to pay respects to Nelson Mandela, lying in state for three days
- Nelson Mandela: Helle Thorning-Schmidt defends David Cameron 'selfie'Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Neil Kinnock's daughter-in-law, brushes off criticism of 'selfie' she took with David Cameron and Barack Obama during Nelson Mandela memorial
- Nelson Mandela memorial interpreter 'was a fake'Man who provided sign language for world leaders at the service was simply "making childish hand gestures" for four hours
The Guardian - South Africa
- Mandela memorial interpreter says he has schizophreniaThamsanqa Jantjie, whose sign language skills have come under scrutiny, says he was hallucinating and hearing voices A South African sign language interpreter accused of gesticulating no...
- Joe Biden leads Washington memorial service for Nelson Mandela: in picturesHost of dignitaries, elected officials and civil rights leaders gather at Washington national cathedral for Mandela memorial service
- Mandela has been sanitised by hypocrites and apologists | Seumas MilneThe ANC liberation hero has been reinvented as a Kumbaya figure in order to whitewash those who stood behind apartheid We have now had a week of unrelenting beatification of Nelson Mande...
- Welcome lack of spin for Mandela | @guardianlettersIt was refreshing to hear the boos and jeers that greeted President Zuma at Nelson Mandela's memorial ( Report , 11 December). They may or may not have been justified, but there is somet...
- Nelson Mandela's lying in state draws queue of thousands to say goodbyeOfficials estimate 2,000 people per hour passed Mandela's body at Union Buildings, where he was sworn in as president in 1994 Surveying the never-ending queue from his wheelchair, Elias ...
Reuters - South Africa
- UPDATE 2-Wuhan talks to build Brazil steel mill 'dormant'-LLXRIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Talks between China's Wuhan Iron & Steel Co Ltd and Brazil's LLX Logistica SA on the construction of a 5-million-tonne-a-year steel mill at the Brazilian...
- UPDATE 2-S.African retailers gain as debt fuels more shopping* Shares in both companies up between 2-3 percent (Adds Truworths, updates shares)
- Rugby-Unusual journey completes Youngs' family hat-trickBAGSHOT, England, Nov 8 (Reuters) - With two England scrumhalves in the family Tom Youngs was poised for a lifetime of ribbing when he struggled as a Leicester reserve centre but on Satur...
- Bleak mining, factory data drags S.Africa's rand weaker vs dlrJOHANNESBURG, Nov 8 (Reuters) - The rand fell over one percent against the dollar after weaker-than-expected mining and manufacturing data on Thursday painted a bleak growth picture for A...
- Lonmin to price $800 million share offer on FridayLONDON, Nov 8 (Reuters) - South African miner Lonmin is set to price its rights issue on Friday to raise up to $800 million from investors to help cut debt and finance its recovery after ...