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1 Billion rand in contract claims seized

theSouthAfrica - ‎1 hour ago‎
Over R1 billion in contract claims upon the Gauteng health department has been seized, the National Prosecuting Authority said on Friday.
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Rand slightly firmer

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Johannesburg - The South African rand ended slightly firmer to the dollar on Friday, although it struggled to find momentum given the lack of market-moving news.
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LIVE UPDATES: Cabinet rejects Kerry proposal; 2 soldiers killed in Gaza

Haaretz - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Intensive efforts underway to bring about ceasefire ○ IDF confirms death of Sgt. previously declared missing ○ Palestinian officials file complaint against Israel to International Criminal Court ○ Six Palestinian killed in West Bank.
Israel's security cabinet rejects cease-fire proposal
John Kerry tries to negotiate Gaza ceasefire with Israel
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Three rockets fired at Israel airport: Hamas GAZA CITY- Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas said Friday it fired three rockets at Tel Aviv airport, a day after US and some European airlines had resumed flights after a two-day suspension. “At 11:45 am (0845 GMT), the Qassam Brigades bombarded Ben Gurion airport with three M75 rockets,” a statement from Hamas´s armed wing said. EU and US authorities had ordered all commercial flights suspended ...
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British man confirmed dead in Air Algeria plane crash in Mali that killed 116

Daily Mail - ‎24 minutes ago‎
A British man has been confirmed dead in the Air Algeria plane crash in Mali that killed 116 people, it has been confirmed. The Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed that the man was on board flight AH 5107 which crashed in Mali after it took off from ...
British man among 116 killed in flight AH5017 disaster in Sahara Desert
Air Algérie crash claims 10 members of same family among 118 victims
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#AH5017 : "On behalf of the European Union, we wish to convey our deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the Air Algérie flight that crashed in #Mali. We also wish to express our sympathy and solidarity to the governments of all affected nations, including to the French and Algerian Presidents." Presidents Barroso and Van Rompuy
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EFF hurts those they claim to represent - Makhura

News24 - ‎7 minutes ago‎
EFF members, including party leader Julius Malema, storm the Gauteng legislature. (Cornel van Heerden, Twitter). Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories ...
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Aspen HIV Drug Stockpiles Rise as South African Provinces Delay

Businessweek - ‎2 hours ago‎
Aspen Pharmacare Holdings Ltd. (APN) has growing stockpiles of unsold HIV/AIDS drugs as South African provinces delay the provision of new three-in-one pills approved by the government in April last year.
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Forensic team unable to say how South Korea ferry businessman died

Reuters Africa - ‎43 minutes ago‎
By Ju-min Park and Kahyun Yang. SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's forensic agency said on Friday it was impossible to determine the cause of death of a businessman linked to a ferry that sank killing 304 people in April because there was too much tissue ...
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Meriam to meet Pope after surprise flight to Rome

The Times (subscription) - ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
A Sudanese Christian who gave birth in chains after being sentenced to death for refusing to renounce her faith met the Pope today, hours after arriving in Italy at the end of a year-long ordeal.
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Nigeria arrests man accused of stealing $6M in Facebook fraud

CTV News - ‎4 hours ago‎
ABUJA, Nigeria -- Nigerian security forces say they have arrested a suspected internet fraudster accused of stealing nearly $6 million from people who thought were paying fees to apply for government jobs.
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President's daughter named chief of staff at DoT

Telecompaper (subscription) - ‎3 hours ago‎
South Africa President Jacob Zuma's daughter, Thuthukile Zuma, has been appointed as chief of staff in the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, according to Techmoran news portal.
'No foul play over Zuma daughter job'
Ministry defends appointment of Zuma's daughter
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President Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile was appointed chief of staff at the telecommunications and postal services department after consideration of her "capacity" for the position, the department says.
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Darfur captors release Zambian

Independent Online - ‎14 minutes ago‎
In this photo released by the United Nations African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID), a man rides his donkey past Tanzanian UNAMID troops standing guard at a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) in Khor Abeche, South Darfur, Sudan.
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APC Chairman Advises Politicians To Shun Disruptive Utterances

Daily Times Nigeria - ‎6 hours ago‎
National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Chife Odigie Oyegun, has advised politicians to shun utterances that could disrupt peaceful co-existence among the different ethnic nationalities in the country.
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Telkom CEO in fraud case probe

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Johannesburg Metro Police have confirmed an investigation into Telkom Chief Executive Officer, Sipho Maseko, for an alleged car licence fraud case.
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SPCA completes Modise farm probe

iAfrica.com - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) will hand over a docket to police following the conclusion of its investigation into alleged animal neglect on National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chair Thandi Modise's farm.
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Arms deal: Who should make the case against the state?

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Asking phase two witnesses to disprove statements made by government witnesses will not get to the bottom of the arms deal. The arms deal commission.

Axe accused 'unaware' of actions

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Durban - Former Blue Bulls rugby player Joseph Phindile Ntshongwana was unaware of his actions when he allegedly committed murders, kidnapping and a rape, the Durban High Court heard on Friday.
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DA to oppose renaming of QwaQwa stadium

News24 - ‎4 hours ago‎
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Weak rand limits S.Africa cbank reserve growth - governor

Reuters Africa - ‎9 hours ago‎
PRETORIA, July 25 (Reuters) - A weak rand limited the build-up of South Africa's foreign exchange reserves in the last financial year, Central Bank Governor Gill Marcus said on Friday.
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Cell C to invest in network

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Johannesburg - Mobile operator Cell C aims to free up cash to invest in network expansion, its chief financial officer said on Friday, a day after the company said it was looking to restructure R2.3 billion of debt.
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Cell C cuts prepaid call rates to 50c

HumanIPO - ‎Jul 24, 2014‎
South Africa's third operator Cell C has announced it is cutting prepaid call rates to ZAR0.50 per minute for a promotional period, a move it said shows the company's “commitment to providing the best value for customers”.
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Allow us to grieve says MH17 victim Dalziel's family

Citizen - ‎58 minutes ago‎
When crimes such as hijacking and the murder of children induce shock, people look to leaders for answers. MORE HEADLINES. 'Boer-Afrikaners' push their luck · ANC losing PR ba ttle · Cue the music one last time · Malema fell into ANC trap · Patriotism ...
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Final reel at famous cinema

Times LIVE - ‎12 hours ago‎
John Cleese once walked past the Labia Theatre in Cape Town, saw that a Monty Python movie was showing, and went inside to watch it.
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Amla, De Villiers dig in for South Africa

South African Broadcasting Corporation - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Holding the fort: AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla lead South Africa's attack against Sri Lanka.(REUTERS). Tags: Proteas · Sri Lanka · Cricket · Hashim Amla · AB de Villiers · Mahela Jayawardene · JP Duminy · Niroshan Dickwella.

Van Zyl to grapple for judo bronze at Games

SuperSport - ‎2 hours ago‎
London 2012 Olympian Jacques van Zyl will fight for the bronze medal in Friday evening's judo medal competitions. That's after the African champion lost his semifinal to New Zealand's Adrian Leat in the 73-kilogram category.

COMM GAMES BLOG - DAY 2

SuperSport - ‎9 hours ago‎
6 500 athletes from 71 countries will be in action from 24 July to 3 August and will be vying for medals in 17 different sporting codes.
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Chelsea return for club great Didier Drogba

Times of India - ‎14 minutes ago‎
LONDON: Premier League giants Chelsea announced on Friday that their former striker Didier Drogba has returned to the club on a one-year contract.
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CT Challenge called off...again

KickOff - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Cape Town Challenge will no longer be staged after the City of Cape Town and tournament organisers CSUNS Holding failed to reach an agreement.

LHC set to run again

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pretoria - The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the most powerful particle accelerator in the world, is getting ready for its second three-year run.
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Earlier Stone Age Artifacts Unearthed in South Africa

University Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
An international team of researchers have unearthed tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts at an archaeological site in Kathu, Northern Cape province of South Africa.
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Ebola outbreak: Liberian man dies in quaratine in Nigeria

CBC.ca - ‎46 minutes ago‎
A Liberian man who died in Nigeria's megacity of Lagos on Friday has tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus, the country's health minister has confirmed.

Protein: Why it's so popular right now

Stuff.co.nz - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE NATURAL WAY: Protein's benefits are so easy to explain and understand - it helps you feel fuller longer, lose weight and build muscle.
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