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#Spytapes case: Court rules that Zuma charges be reviewed

Independent Online - ‎13 minutes ago‎
Pretoria - The High Court in Pretoria on Friday granted a go-ahead for a review of the decision to drop 783 charges against President Jacob Zuma on the spy tapes saga.
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Africa leaders, conservationists seek end to slaughter of elephants, rhinos

Reuters Africa - ‎41 minutes ago‎
MOUNT KENYA, Kenya, April 29 (Reuters) - The future of Africa's elephants and rhinos depends on the ability of the continent's nations to battle together against poaching, Kenya's president and conservationists said on Friday as they met at an East ...
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Sharks lose narrow battle in New Plymouth

Sport24 - ‎47 minutes ago‎
Cape Town - The Chiefs have ground out victory over the Sharks in their Vodacom Super Rugby clash at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth on Friday.
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10 school kids injured in Jhb taxi collision

Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎
“The taxi was found lying on its side while the light motor vehicle was found on the side of the road”. Ten school children were injured Friday morning after a taxi and light motor vehicle collided at the Acacia and Ebony Road intersection in ...
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North Korea Sentences US Citizen Kim Dong Chul to 10 Years of Hard Labor - ‎1 hour ago‎
PYONGYANG, South Korea - North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.
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Sixty dead in Aleppo raids – Hospital hit

Arab Times Kuwait English Daily - ‎5 hours ago‎
Syrians evacuate a toddler from a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, on April 28.
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Paris police detain dozens after overnight violence

Times LIVE - ‎1 hour ago‎
Masked youths face off with French riot police attend a demonstration against the French labour law proposal in Paris, France, as part of a nationwide labor reform protests and strikes, April 28, 2016.
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South Sudan names unity cabinet in step towards peace

Reuters Africa - ‎2 hours ago‎
JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir named a new cabinet including former rebels and members of the opposition on Thursday, a step forward in a drawn-out peace process aimed at ending more than two years of conflict.
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Museveni mourns Lucy Kibaki

New Vision - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Yoweri Museveni has described late former First Lady of Kenya Lucy Kibaki as a strong woman who greatly contributed to the development of her country.
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Enugu Killings Perpetrators Must Be Punished – Cattle Breeders Ass

cattle breeders The National Secretary, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Baba Othman Ngelzarma, has called for the perpetrators of the Enugu killings to be brought to book.
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Kenya: Cord to Proceed With Protests to Oust IEBC - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cord leader Raila Odinga has said the planned countrywide protests and occupation of electoral commission offices set to start from Tuesday next week will continue as planned.
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Oil theft: Multinational Taskforce to patrol Gulf of Guinea-Buhari

Vanguard - ‎1 hour ago‎
ABUJA-President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that a multinational taskforce would soon be established to patrol the waters of the Gulf of Guinea.

Gauteng to have a chilled weekend - as cold spell hits

Times LIVE - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Gauteng residents should expect lower temperatures this weekend as a cold front passes through the province. Save & Share. Email · Print.
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Winter weather sets in with heavy rains‚ traffic jams and snow forecast

Times LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
Heavy overnight rain caused flooding in parts of Cape Town‚ as residents were greeted by icy weather early on Friday. Save & Share.
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South Africa: National Orders of the Day - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pretoria - President Jacob Zuma on Thursday bestowed the 2016 National Orders on distinguished local citizens and eminent foreign nationals.
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EFF manifesto launch to be 'festival for the poor'

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - A festival for the poor. That's how the national spokesperson for the EFF on Thursday described his party's manifesto launch rally on Saturday, ahead of the August local government elections.
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South Africa's cabinet extends term of Treasury Director General Fuzile

Reuters Africa - ‎23 minutes ago‎
JOHANNESBURG, April 29 (Reuters) - South Africa's government has extended the contract of the National Treasury's Director General Lungisa Fuzile for another term, the cabinet said in statement on Friday.

Uganda's inflation falls to 5.1 percent yr/yr in April

Reuters Africa - ‎37 minutes ago‎
NAIROBI, April 29 (Reuters) - Uganda's inflation declined in April from last month, helped by slowing price rises of food and energy, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics (UBOS) said on Friday.

South Africa's rand firmer on risk appetite, eyes on local trade data

Reuters Africa - ‎2 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG, April 29 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand firmed against the dollar early on Friday, holding on to a one-week high buoyed by risk appetite after a string of disappointing data releases from the United States.
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Strike could kill Post Office, says CEO

BDlive - ‎5 hours ago‎
A looming strike could undermine the Post Office's attempt to nail down the funding required for its turnaround plan. Picture: THE TIMES.

Local ISPs voice strong support for net neutrality

TechCentral - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Internet Service Providers' Association, the body that represents most of South Africa's ISPs, has again reiterated that it supports the concept of network neutrality.
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High police presence for May Day holiday weekend traffic

Times LIVE - ‎5 hours ago‎
The "human factor" contributes more than 80% of road fatal crashes‚ including drunk driving‚ driving at excessive speed‚ reckless and negligent driving.
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Ordinary Britons to test autonomous Volvos

Independent Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Gothenburg, Sweden - Volvo has announced it will give self-driving cars to ordinary Britons to test on the streets of London in 2017.

OPINION: Understanding the technology of terrorism

Eyewitness News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Amid the global threat of terrorism, the actual attacks that occur can vary widely. Terrorists aim at different targets in different locations, and tend to be either shooting or bombing or both.
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My 1 minute with Mariah Carey

Channel 24 - ‎22 hours ago‎
Cape Town - "Would you like to meet Mariah Carey after the show?," my editor asked me on Tuesday afternoon. It took about a minute for it to sink in before I answered, "sure".

Janez and Juliana's newest addition made an early appearance! - ‎2 hours ago‎
They may not have been prepared for the arrival of their third son, but both mom and baby are doing just fine. A photo posted by Juliana Vasconcelos (@julianavasconcelosss) on Apr 28, 2016 at 8:13pm PDT.
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SA in top 10 for Game of Thrones piracy - ‎20 hours ago‎
Can you blame South Africans for headlining as being among the Top 10 pirates of hit television show Game of Thrones? In what is likely justified by downloaders' as the highest form of flattery for the award-winning HBO show, the sixth season premiered ...

Tol Ass Mo to host SA's Got Talent

eNCA - ‎1 hour ago‎
Comedian Tol Ass Mo will host the new season of SA's Got Talent. Photo: Twitter / @SAsGotTalent. 2. CAPE TOWN - Comedian Mongezi 'Mo' Mahlangu will host the seventh season of SA's Got Talent.
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Serena looks to kickstart season in Madrid

Sport24 - ‎4 hours ago‎
Madrid - World number one Serena Williams heads to the WTA Madrid Open this week unusually still searching for her first tournament win of the season.
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Villarreal dent Liverpool's Euro hopes

Sport24 - ‎5 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Adrian Lopez's stoppage-time winner put Villarreal on the verge of reaching their first ever Cup final with a 1-0 win over Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final on Thursday.
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'Adversity is part of the F1 journey,' says Hamilton

News24 - ‎6 hours ago‎
SOCHI - Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton is the only Formula One driver to have won the Russian Grand Prix and, with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg on a red-hot winning streak, needs to keep it that way on Sunday.
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Public outcry: Should Sport Transformation be transformed?

RNews - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
South African Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, dropped a bombshell on the national sporting federations, on way to revoke its privileges of hosting or a bid thereof to stage any particular major international sporting events in the country.

Astronomers from UCT and the Southern African Large Telescope hail breakthrough find

Times LIVE - ‎3 hours ago‎
The star HD 44179 is surrounded by an extraordinary structure known as the Red Rectangle in this file photo. Image by: ESA/Hubble and NASA / ESA/Hubble and NASA.

Researchers collect indigenous stories to fill climate change data gaps

Reuters Africa - ‎3 hours ago‎
NEW YORK, April 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Canadian scientists have collected stories from more than 90,000 people whose traditional ways of life rely on nature, in an effort to capture signs of climate change where weather stations are absent.

Rare NZ parrot not dead, just pining for fiords: minister

Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎
“It's very rare that you have the opportunity to bring back a precious taonga (treasure) species”. Wellington (AFP) - The world's rarest parrot has enjoyed a bumper breeding season in New Zealand, raising hopes it can eventually be reintroduced to its ...
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Tim Peake to control machine on Earth from International Space Station

BBC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
UK astronaut Tim Peake will get to drive a rover on Mars shortly. Or, at least, that is the scenario he is facing in a challenging experiment.

Africa bids to stay polio-free

IT-Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Throughout Africa, immunisation partners are celebrating African Immunisation Week to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination in reducing child mortality and renew efforts around universal vaccination coverage.
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Worms key to cut spread of HIV?

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
London - A parasitic worm which affects millions of the world's poorest people may hold an important but little-known key to cutting the spread of HIV, researchers said ahead of a conference on the issue in London.
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5 factors that increase your risk of arthritis in future

TheHealthSite - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
If you are in your early 20s or 30s, you don't really think that you could suffer arthritis, because for you, it is the ailment of the old.
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Mauritius: Civil Service Ministry Organises Workshop to Mark World Day for Safety and Health At Work - ‎22 hours ago‎
A workshop focusing on Workplace Stress - A Collective Challenge and geared towards bringing together the key stakeholders of the Civil Service in a comprehensive and coordinated exposé in order to better manage work-related stress in their respective ...