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Court grants man right to assisted death

30th April 2015 The High Court in Pretoria on Thursday granted a terminally ill man the right to end his own life, with the help of a doctor. Robin Stransham-Ford... 

Water department berated over slow BEE

30th April 2015 The chairperson of the national assembly water and sanitation portfolio committee has lashed out at officials of the water and sanitation... 

Zuma briefs SADC summit on measures to deal with xenophobia

30th April 2015 President Jacob Zuma briefed southern African heads of state gathered for a summit in Harare on Wednesday about measures his government was taking... 


Train driver passed danger signal before Joburg crash

29th April 2015 The driver of a train that crashed into a stationary train in Denver, Johannesburg, leaving one person dead, passed a red warning signal, PRASA... 

Mugabe calls for value add at SADC summit

29th April 2015 Zimbabwean president and SADC chair Robert Mugabe has called for value addition and beneficiation in the poverty stricken region. In his opening... 

Take-home pay still way above inflation

29th April 2015 South African salary earners have on average taken home 7.5% more in pay in March than a year ago, way above the 4% inflation increase for the same... 

'I'm learning a lot from Mugabe', says Zambia's Lungu

29th April 2015 Zambian President Edgar Lungu has reportedly described his Zimbabwean counterpart President Robert Mugabe as an "elderly statesman in the region... 

KZN families receive R9.7m in land claims settlement

29th April 2015 Tears welled up in Farhana Ismail’s eyes as she recalled how her family was forced to move from their Victorian style family home in Mayville,... 

US appeals to African leaders not to stand more than two terms

29th April 2015 The US appealed this week for African leaders to desist from changing constitutions to ensure them more than two presidential terms. Deputy... 

Nigerian group goes to ICC over Zwelithini 'hate speech'

29th April 2015 A Nigerian human rights organisation has asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague to investigate a complaint of hate speech... 

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