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22 August 2014
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22 Aug 2014
 
 
Small enterprises set to grow economy – Zuma
ECONOMY
President Jacob Zuma says supporting small enterprises and broad based economic empowerment will be a key strategy in growing the economy to create millions of decent jobs by 2030. He said this...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
The media must be de-commercialised – R2K
MEDIA
South African media needs to be de-commercialised so that the industry can see true diversity, Right2Know campaign spokesperson Dale McKinley said on Thursday. "If we want real diversity, the media...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
UN rights chief rebukes Security Council for failures to act
HUMAN RIGHTS
Outgoing UN rights chief Navi Pillay rebuked the UN Security Council on Thursday for putting short-term geopolitical concerns and narrowly-defined national interests ahead of intolerable human...
Updated 2 hours 55 minutes ago
 
 
No sweet deal as Govt mulls sugar tax
HEALTH
The Gauteng MEC for Health, Qedani Mahlangu, says making sweetened soft drinks costly could sway people to drink fresh water – an important step in the fight against obesity. “If we could...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
21 Aug 2014
 
South African lawmakers chant 'pay back the money' at Zuma
PROTEST
South Africa's national assembly was brought to a halt on Thursday as far-left lawmakers noisily chanted "pay back the money" at President Jacob Zuma, after $23-million in public funds was spent on...
 
 
SA issues travel bans
EBOLA OUTBREAK
Cabinet has issued an immediate travel ban for non-South Africans from countries affected by the Ebola virus outbreak, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said on Thursday. "A total travel ban for all...
 
 
22 Aug 2014
 
South Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops to keep peace
PEACE & SECURITY
South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peace keeping force, a spokesman for the Ugandan government told Reuters on...
Updated 2 hours 37 minutes ago
 
 
Gaza gunmen execute 18 'collaborators' in Gaza; Israel pursues air strikes
CLASHES
Hamas-led gunmen in Gaza executed 18 Palestinians accused of collaborating with Israel on Friday, a day after Israel tracked down and killed three top Hamas commanders, the highest-ranking...
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