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US amendment turns up heat in 'chicken war'

17th April 2015 Two influential US senators, central to the so-called ‘chicken war’, have announced their intention to pursue amendments to the African Growth and... 

Hawks won't take action against Phiyega for warning Lamoer

17th April 2015 The Hawks will not be taking any action against police commissioner General Riah Phiyega for allegedly warning Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer about... 

Eskom adds stage four to load shedding schedule

17th April 2015 South Africans could soon experience their first-ever stage four load-shedding, after Eskom confirmed that the stage allocation would be altered.... 


Poor job prospects deprive SA of youth boom

16th April 2015 South Africa does not look likely to reap the "demographic dividend" of a growth spurt in the working age population because of high unemployment... 

Stop the killing – Zuma

16th April 2015 President Jacob Zuma called for an end to the killing linked to the xenophobic attacks on Wednesday that has left five people dead in the Durban... 

Eskom pushes SA into stage 2 load shedding

16th April 2015 Eskom will move from stage 1 to stage 2 load shedding at 18:00 on Thursday, which is expected to continue until 22:00. This is due to a further... 

Load-shedding goes up a gear

15th April 2015 Eskom will implement stage 2 load shedding from 06:00 this morning, and this is likely to continue until 22:00 this evening. This followed stage 2... 

Xenophobic attacks will hurt foreign investor confidence – economist

15th April 2015 South African foreign investment confidence will suffer as a result of the xenophobic attacks in Durban, according to an economist. Xenophobic... 

Why Eskom plunged SA into stage 3 load-shedding

15th April 2015 Deferred generator maintenance has caused an overload of unplanned repairs, resulting in a week of darkness for South Africa. On Tuesday, unplanned... 

Police battle as xenophobic violence boils over in Durban

14th April 2015 Wide-scale looting erupted across Durban’s townships on Monday night as tensions fuelled by anti-foreigner rhetoric boiled over. Several people... 

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