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Joburg traffic blamed for ANCYL congress delay

News24 - ‎38 minutes ago‎
NTT member Malusi Gigaba speaks to the media ahead of the ANCYL congress. (Genevieve Quintal, News24). Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories ...
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Guatemala's president quits, faces charges in graft scandal - ‎8 hours ago‎
GUATEMALA CITY: Guatemalan President Otto Perez has resigned and turned himself into a court on Thursday to face charges in a corruption scandal that gutted his government and plunged Guatemala into chaos days before a national election.
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Springboks rely on old heads in search of third title

Reuters Africa - ‎3 hours ago‎
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa will rely on players who have seen it all before as they bid to become the most successful nation in rugby World Cup history at this year's tournament.
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Three killed, nine injured in freak accident

News24 - ‎Sep 2, 2015‎
Howick - Three women who were sitting on the back of a bakkie were killed when they were struck by an unidentified object, paramedics said.
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Amakhosi haven't got ticket to Cape yet

Times LIVE - ‎3 hours ago‎
Kaizer Chiefs' plans to play three of their Absa Premiership matches at Cape Town Stadium were scotched yesterday when the City of Cape Town said it never gave them final approval.
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Five proposed solutions for the EU refugee crisis - ‎46 minutes ago‎
European politicians are rushing to deal with the refugee crisis after the human cost was tragically underlined by the heart-breaking image of Aylan Kurdi's body being carried from a Turkish beach.

Saudi Arabia's Newfound Middle East Activism Pushes Obama to the Wall

Haaretz - ‎10 hours ago‎
Saudi Arabia has its own assets that make it an essential American ally, and the soon-to-be-lifted sanctions against Iran, as well as Iranian regional influence, concerns them.
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Congo militia chief a 'revolutionary rebel not criminal'

BDlive - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE HAGUE - Militia leader Bosco Ntaganda, on trial in The Hague on charges of orchestrating rape and murder in a conflict in northeast the Democratic Republic of Congo in the early 2000s, said on Thursday he was a "revolutionary rebel" trying to ...

First Tamil in 32 years to lead opposition in Sri Lanka - ‎8 hours ago‎
COLOMBO: A Tamil lawmaker became leader of the opposition in Sri Lanka's parliament for the first time in 32 years on Thursday, in the latest sign of progress towards ethnic reconciliation on the once bitterly divided island.
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Mahama sees off Hajj pilgrims

GhanaWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
President John Mahama has officially seen off the first batch of Ghanaian pilgrims embarking on this year's holy journey to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Kaindi's Removal From Police Service Challenged in Court - ‎1 hour ago‎
Nairobi - An activist has filed a case in court to challenge the replacement of Grace Kaindi as Deputy Inspector General in charge of the Kenya Police.
New appointment at police HQ tests President gender vow
Kitili takes over at Vigilance House as Kaindi stays away
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Imo guber: Appeal Court strikes out Ihedioha's case

BusinessDay - ‎3 hours ago‎
vows to go to Supreme Court rochas-okorocha The Court of Appeal sitting in Owerri, Imo State, Thursday, struck out the gubernatorial election petitions brought before it by Emeka Ihedioha, the candidate of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) at the ...
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It's Suspension for Makueni County - ‎52 minutes ago‎
In a report handed to President Uhuru Kenyatta in Mombasa on Thursday, the chairman of the commission on Makueni, Mr Mohammed Nyaoga, said the commission had unearthed "exceptional circumstances" at the county government that warrant its ...
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The Economist Slams ANC Foreign Policy - ‎17 minutes ago‎
The Economist magazine said the ANC is turning its back on human rights and freedom by siding with some of the world's "nastier" regimes.
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Bid to purge McBride associates

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
A court ruling has thwarted an alleged witch-hunt by the acting head of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate, Israel Kgamanyane.
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Al-Bashir Attends China's Commemoration of World War II Victory - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Omer al-Bashir on Thursday attended the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of victory of the Chinese people's resistance during the World War II.
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Death crash: taxi full of faults

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Durban - A taxi in which 16 commuters lost their lives when it collided with a train at Shaka's Head has been found to be riddled with mechanical faults despite having recently received a roadworthy certificate from a private centre in Gauteng.
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Implats to raise R4bn to bolster its balance sheet

BDlive - ‎6 hours ago‎
Impala Platinum CEO Terence Goodlace says the R4bn it aims to raise will be used to complete new low-cost shafts at its two new mines.

S.Africa's Eskom says benefits of nuclear expansion will outweigh costs

Reuters Africa - ‎21 minutes ago‎
CAPE TOWN, Sept 4 (Reuters) - The benefits of adding more nuclear power in South Africa will outweigh the cost implications, Eskom's acting chief executive told reported on Friday.
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LETTER: When a chief departs

BDlive - ‎4 hours ago‎
MANY of your columnists and letter writers are critical of the Zuma administration, perhaps with good reason, but there is an underlying tendency - and here I struggle to find the right word - an inference, a suggestion, that if President Jacob Zuma ...
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Macau 2Q GDP Drop Highlights China, Gaming Risks

CFO innovation ASIA - ‎8 hours ago‎
Macau's 2Q GDP quarter-on-quarter decline of 6.4%, following a 12.4% fall in 1Q, is a larger move than that factored into Fitch Ratings' forecast.

MTN home fibre coming to W Cape

TechCentral - ‎41 minutes ago‎
MTN is starting its first fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) deployments in the Western Cape, it said on Friday. It has begun trenching in Fresnaye and Bakoven, where it intends connecting up to a thousand homes by year-end.
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More uncapped LTE from Telkom Mobile - ‎1 hour ago‎
Telkom has announced that it will be rolling out the second phase of its uncapped LTE to 200 more areas in Gauteng. "The online sale will take place on September 7 to offer the uncapped packages to customers on a 24 month contract at prices starting at ...
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Cats get their own street view

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Google's street view is one of the best things born of the internet. And we all know that the internet was created to share cat pictures and videos.

In defence of free public Wi-Fi

TechCentral - ‎1 hour ago‎
Municipalities should copy the Tshwane model and create municipal entities, mush as they have municipal water and electricity companies, to deploy public broadband networks.

Nakhane Toure: Dreaming the black man's blues

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Swapping the stage for the page, Nakhane Touré's debut novel Piggy Boy's Blues reveals a brave new literary voice. Writer-musician Nakhane Toure.
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DStv: It's not a repeat if you haven't seen it

Channel 24 - ‎5 hours ago‎
Cape Town - MultiChoice says a repeat on DStv isn't a repeat if you haven't seen it. Africa's largest pay-TV operator is defending the broadcast of repeats, saying rebroadcasting something doesn't really count as a repeat if a DStv subscriber hasn't ...
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Police drop Mel Gibson assault probe - ‎3 hours ago‎
Hollywood star Mel Gibson will not face charges over allegations that he pushed and verbally abused a photographer, police said Friday, with the actor reportedly considering legal action himself.
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This couple quit their advertising jobs to travel the world - and now they ...

Business Insider - ‎Sep 1, 2015‎
Dropping everything to travel the world may sound like a far-off dream to some, but not for Stevo Dirnberger and Chanel Cartell. The couple run the blog How Far From Home, where they hold up signs that read how far they are in kilometers from their ...
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PE gets MTN8 final nod

Sport24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cape Town - The PSL has confirmed that the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth will host the 2015/16 MTN8 final. The final between Ajax Cape Town and Kaizer Chiefs will be played on September 19.
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Gold: Currie Cup rules 'bizarre'

Sport24 - ‎15 minutes ago‎
Cape Town - Sharks coach Gary Gold has questioned the Currie Cup rule which sees match-day squads limited to 22 players. The squads of 23 used in Super Rugby and in international rugby provide room for specialist tighthead and loosehead props while ...
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Muscle man Vermeulen to win breakdown battle for Boks

Reuters Africa - ‎3 hours ago‎
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Duane Vermeulen took some time to mature as a player of real international quality but can now be counted among the best loose forwards in the world.
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Aces captain demands consistency

Sport24 - ‎2 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Mpumalanga Black Aces defender and captain Zamuxolo Ngalo says consistency will be vital for his side when resuming Premiership duty in two weeks' time.
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Odd ancient lizard-like reptile called earliest-known turtle

The Nation - ‎8 hours ago‎
WASHINGTON - It was a creature that one scientist said resembled “a strange, gluttonous lizard that swallowed a small Frisbee. ” But a sophisticated skull analysis showed that this reptile called Eunotosaurus africanus that lived in southern Africa 260 ...
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What smells good and is bad for you?

Independent Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
London - Spring meadows, pine forests, freshly laundered linen, and the mystic Orient; heavenly scents for boosting our morale and instantly making our homes feel fresh, clean, relaxing or invigorating.
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How the Paris climate deal can save lives

Rappler - ‎4 hours ago‎
In this file photo taken on November 19, 2013, a mother reacts as she finds her missing 6-year-old son among the bodies brought to one of three mass burial sites in Tacloban where they received more than one thousand victims after Super Typhoon Haiyan ...
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Big data key for SKA success

IT-Online - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Three South African universities have partnered to form the Inter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomy (IDIA), a flagship project that responds to the big data challenge of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA).
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South African Michaela Mycroft becomes first female quadriplegic to summit ...

Health24 - ‎2 hours ago‎
Cape Town's Michaela Mycroft, founder of the Chaeli Campaign, has become the first female quadriplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro after reaching the summit in early on Wednesday morning.
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Archbishop Tutu discharged from hospital

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former President Thabo Mbeki, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Reverend Canon Mpho Tutu. Former President Thabo Mbeki visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at a Cape Town hospital.
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Liberia declared Ebola-free for a second time

Los Angeles Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
The World Health Organization declared Liberia free of Ebola for a second time Thursday after a brief resurgence of the disease. Liberia was the country hardest hit in the largest Ebola epidemic on record, accounting for more than 4,800 of the 11,300 ...
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Measles epidemic hits DRC

News24 - ‎6 hours ago‎
A girl being assessed as part of the Doctors Without Borders vaccination programme in Bangui, Central African Republic. (MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP).