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Mon, 06 May 2019 03:30:03 GMT
Racial Divisions and Pessimism About Democracy Loom Over Elections
[Pew] A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans will vote in general elections on May 8 against a backdrop of pessimism over the state of their political system and persisting divisions in attitudes by race and political party.

Mon, 06 May 2019 13:20:41 GMT
Dirty Sea Water Brings Cape Town Desalination Plant to a Halt
[GroundUp] The R60 million V&A Waterfront desalination plant has been sitting dormant since February. Quality Filter Systems (QFS), the plant owner and contractor, said the decision to stop operation was due to concerns about the "legality" of the oc...

Mon, 06 May 2019 12:59:12 GMT
State Capture Inquiry to Probe Allegations of Transnet Kickbacks to Guptas
[News24Wire] The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture will turn its attention to investigating wrongdoing at state-owned freight rail company Transnet from Monday, including allegations of kickbacks to members of the Gupta family.

Mon, 06 May 2019 09:03:20 GMT
What Caster Semenya's IAAF Loss Means For All of Us
[This is Africa] The world is reacting to the International Association of Athletics Federation's controversial rule regulating testosterone levels in female athletes, which will come into effect on 8 May. This comes after the Court of Arbitration fo...

Mon, 06 May 2019 11:42:37 GMT
Ballot Boxes Found in Limpopo, IEC Investigating - Mashinini
[News24Wire] Just a few hours into the first day of special voting, the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has been hit with its first challenge as ballot boxes were found on the streets of Tzaneen, Limpopo.

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Wed, 22 May 2019 19:31:00 GMT
Two to appear in NW court for alleged theft of sheep worth R40K
Two men arrested in connection with theft of sheep worth R40 000 were due to appear in the Schweizer-Reneke Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Wed, 22 May 2019 19:28:00 GMT
Samwu confirms R88m plunder of workers' coffers in three years
Samwu on Wednesday admitted that the workers' coffers had been plundered almost R88 million in just three years.

Wed, 22 May 2019 15:39:00 GMT
WATCH: Great honour, privilege to have been sworn in as WC premier - Winde
Alan Winde said it was a great honour and privilege to have been sworn in as Premier of the Western Cape on Wednesday.

Wed, 22 May 2019 16:37:00 GMT
FS police investigating after journalist's body found next to N1
Free State police confirmed they were investigating the death of a local journalist whose body was discovered along the N1 near Heuningspruit.

Wed, 22 May 2019 16:34:00 GMT
Violent Yeoville protest disrupts Pikitup services
Joburg's waste-management utility Pikitup was on Wednesday unable to render services in Yeoville, Bellevue and Bellevue East due to ongoing violent protests.

South Africa Mail & Guardian

Wed, 22 May 2019 17:57:00 +0200
I will be a president for all South Africans — Ramaphosa
In the build-up to the election of the president, the DA had intimated that it would put its own candidate, but it was not to be.

Wed, 22 May 2019 15:28:00 +0200
Stay of prosecution or of justice?
Jacob Zuma’s lawyer says he is the victim of a ‘pattern of behaviour’ that has made his name synonymous with corruption

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:04:00 +0200
MTN pays off bulk of $1.5 billion Nigeria fine
MTN, which began operation in Nigeria in 2001, is the country's largest operator with 53 million subscribers

Wed, 22 May 2019 13:17:00 +0200
Binyavanga Wainaina dies, aged 48
The Kenyan writer and activist died on Tuesday night after suffering a stroke

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:46:00 +0200
Private sector wants to play a bigger role in higher education
With government squeezed for funds, the private sector says it has to play a much bigger role in higher education

South Africa News 24

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:35:23 +0200
News24.com | US embassy disappointed by Masutha's decision to extradite Chang to Mozambique
The US embassy in Pretoria says it is disappointed by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha's decision to have former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang extradited to his home country instead of the US.

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:27:50 +0200
News24.com | Four remaining SA tourists back home after Egypt bus blast
Four South Africans who remained in Egypt following a roadside bomb on Sunday, in which three of them were injured, have returned to South Africa.

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:12:31 +0200
News24.com | Black mamba bite: Judge died before anti-venom could be administered
The African Snakebite Institute says while details of 57-year-old Steenkamp's death are still unclear, it appears that he was several hours away from the nearest major town when the incident occurred.

Wed, 22 May 2019 20:57:57 +0200
News24.com | Mysterious stomach cramps: Polokwane pupils 'bug free' after hospital stay
Close to 50 pupils from a Polokwane school who were taken to hospital after suffering from severe stomach cramps have been declared healthy and bug free, the school has said.

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:21:16 +0200
News24.com | Former ANC WC communications head loses bid to have his sacking set aside
Former ANC Western Cape political head of communication Lionel Adendorf's bid to have his sacking overturned, was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday on procedural grounds

South Africa News 24

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:35:23 +0200
News24.com | US embassy disappointed by Masutha's decision to extradite Chang to Mozambique
The US embassy in Pretoria says it is disappointed by Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Michael Masutha's decision to have former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang extradited to his home country instead of the US.

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:27:50 +0200
News24.com | Four remaining SA tourists back home after Egypt bus blast
Four South Africans who remained in Egypt following a roadside bomb on Sunday, in which three of them were injured, have returned to South Africa.

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:12:31 +0200
News24.com | Black mamba bite: Judge died before anti-venom could be administered
The African Snakebite Institute says while details of 57-year-old Steenkamp's death are still unclear, it appears that he was several hours away from the nearest major town when the incident occurred.

Wed, 22 May 2019 20:57:57 +0200
News24.com | Mysterious stomach cramps: Polokwane pupils 'bug free' after hospital stay
Close to 50 pupils from a Polokwane school who were taken to hospital after suffering from severe stomach cramps have been declared healthy and bug free, the school has said.

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:21:16 +0200
News24.com | Former ANC WC communications head loses bid to have his sacking set aside
Former ANC Western Cape political head of communication Lionel Adendorf's bid to have his sacking overturned, was dismissed by the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday on procedural grounds

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