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9 October 2015
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09 Oct 2015
Zuma bemoans ANC support base decline
The African National Congress (ANC) National General Council (NGC) had to diagnose the party and reflect on issues hampering its support base growth, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. Delivering...
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Joburg total blackout will be sabotage - City Power
A union’s threat of causing a “total blackout” in the greater Johannesburg area this month would be an act of sabotage, City Power said on Thursday. The South African Municipal Workers’ Union...
Updated 1 hour 2 minutes ago
J&J starts clinical trial of Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone
Johnson & Johnson has begun a clinical trial of a two-shot Ebola vaccine in Sierra Leone, underlining its determination to push ahead with development, even as the epidemic fades out West Africa....
Updated 1 hour 5 minutes ago
It's not all doom and gloom, says Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said the National General Council took place amid a tumultuous economic climate, however, South Africans have something to smile about. Addressing guests on the eve...
Updated 4 hours ago
NGC a curtain raiser to ANC succession battle - analyst
The African Nation Congress's (ANC's) National General Council (NGC) this weekend is seen to be the curtain raiser for the succession battle leading up to the 2017 national elective conference....
Updated 4 hours ago
Investing in ANC a wise move - Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday told guests at a gala dinner that investing in the African Nationl Congress (ANC) was a wise move. Speaking at a presidential gala dinner at the Gallagher...
Updated 4 hours ago
Kohler Barnard faces disciplinary hearing over Facebook share
Former Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow minister for police Dianne Kohler Barnard is expected to appear at a DA disciplinary hearing mid-Friday morning charged with sharing a controversial social...
Updated 4 hours ago
ANC mid-term review to get under way
The African National Congress's (ANC's) National General Council (NGC) will officially get under way in Midrand, Johannesburg on Friday where the party will assess resolutions taken at its last...
Updated 4 hours ago
Risk of load-shedding high, warns Eskom
Eskom on Friday warned that the risk of load shedding was high from as early as 06:00 until 22:00 after some of its units tripped on Thursday evening and on Friday morning. The power utility said...
Updated 4 hours ago
Business urged to pay attention to South Africa’s water risks – and opportunities
Water is a crucial driver of the South African and world economy and, with demand exceeding supply globally, the World Economic Forum has ranked water as the third-most worrying global risk. As a...
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08 Oct 2015
Doctors Without Borders says Afghan hospital strikes were deliberate
The US airstrikes that destroyed a hospital belonging to Doctors Without Borders in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz was "a deliberate attack", a top official charged on Thursday. "The trauma...
We are not in lobola negotiations here - EFF MP
The joint rules sub-committee meeting in Parliament took a strange turn on Thursday when Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MP Sam Matiase likened the deadlock to lobola negotiations. The...
Kohler Barnard to face the music
The fate of former Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow minister for police, Dianne Kohler Barnard will be decided on Friday when the party's disciplinary hearing sits to hear her response to charges...
Nuclear incompatible with renewables-heavy mix – Fraunhofer Institute
The technical and economic challenges associated with the large-scale deployment of renewable-energy had largely been solved, Professor Dr Clemens Hoffmann of Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for...
SABC responds after SCA orders Motsoeneng suspended, vindicates Madonsela
The Supreme Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng must be suspended and face disciplinary charges as ordered...
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