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Wits poll: 16 000 students in favour of resuming lectures

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - The majority of students and staff at the Witwatersrand University want lectures to resume next week despite violent protests against tuition fee hikes, according to a poll released by the institution on Friday.
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Russia sending more warplanes to Syria as world anger grows over "barbarous" strikes

Daily Mail - ‎48 minutes ago‎
MOSCOW/BEIRUT, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to further ramp up its campaign of air strikes, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as Moscow defied global censure over an escalation that Western countries say has ...
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Zuma calls for calm on campuses - ‎2 hours ago‎
President Jacob Zuma wants protestors at universities to exercise “calm and restraint” at campuses, following weeks of protests.
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Wallabies v Springboks: Darren Lehmann catch-up leaves Michael Cheika eyeing Australian brand

The Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Johannesburg: A catch-up with Darren Lehmann may have ignited the patriotic fire in Michael Cheika, with the Wallabies coach saying he wants his side to bring a more Australian brand of football to the table when they tackle South Africa on Saturday ...
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PICS: Rivals set aside differences to honour Peres

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Jerusalem - Under a white canopy on a forested hillside in the late summer sunshine, old friends and several adversaries brushed shoulders with one another on Friday as they mourned the death of Israeli statesman and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres.

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte likens himself to Adolf Hitler, wants to kill millions of drug users

The Canberra Times - ‎8 hours ago‎
Manila: Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has likened himself to Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in the latest of a series of rash outbursts that are alarming his country's allies in Asia, including the United States.
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Theresa May prepares for Birmingham

Financial Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
Theresa May will address the Conservative party conference on the question of Brexit on Sunday. Her speech in Birmingham (she will make a second one on Wednesday that is more focused on domestic policy) is the most keenly awaited moment of her ...
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Hoboken train station crash: Brazilian mother named as victim

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The woman who died in the Hoboken train crash has been named as 34-year-old Brazilian Fabiola Bittar de Kroon. The IT worker and mother-of-one was not a passenger on the train that crashed through ticket barriers on Thursday, but was killed by debris ...
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Boko Haram region could become world's worst crisis: UN

Daily Mail - ‎31 minutes ago‎
Without more donor support the emergency caused by Boko Haram will become the world's worst humanitarian crisis, a top UN official said Friday, as a massive appeal remained just a quarter funded.
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News24 journalist to be charged with trespassing for covering campus protests

News24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
Durban - News24 journalist Kaveel Singh will be charged with trespassing for covering student protests at the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Westville campus.
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R83k in birthday cash stolen from Winnie Mandela

Citizen - ‎6 hours ago‎
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela arrives at her birthday celebreations at Vilakazi Street in Soweto, 25 September 2016. Madikizela-Mandela turns 80 on 26 September.
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Ford gift saga: Mahama violated gift policy

BusinessGhana - ‎6 hours ago‎
President John Dramani Mahama contravened the gift policy with regard to his decision to accept a ford vehicle gift from a Burkinabe contractor, the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) has concluded.
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Polls team to know exit package on Monday

Daily Nation - ‎27 minutes ago‎
After successful deliberations, Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) officials will know their individual exit pay by noon Monday.

Ombudsman blasts Survé over 'exposé' - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Press Ombudsman of South Africa has torn into Iqbal Survé's Independent Media, finding that one of its articles caused “extreme harm” to the reputations of several journalists.

ANC taking low road in handling its decline - ‎1 hour ago‎
DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the ANC government has taken or allowed high level decisions that scale up the pace of state capture, patronage, corruption and cadre deployment that have become a symbol of the ruling party.

South Africa: Elderly Sentenced to Life in Prison for Human Trafficking - ‎57 minutes ago‎
Eastern Cape - A 65-year-old man and a 51-year-old woman were sentenced to life and five-year imprisonment on Thursday by the Lady Frere Regional court for rape and sexually exploitation.
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Hlaudi's massive R4.2 million payday!

Times LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
The annual report released by the public broadcaster has revealed that controversial SABC boss Hlaudi Motsoeneng received a massive salary hike, taking his annual package from R3.8-million to R4.2million in the past financial year.
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Some SAA cabin crew members picket for better treatment, benefits

Eyewitness News - ‎4 hours ago‎
A South African airways flight takes off as another one is parked in a bay on the tarmac on 25 May, 2010 at the Johannesburg O.R Tambo International airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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"Nigeria Is Too Big to Fail" - Adesina Tells Private Sector - ‎2 hours ago‎
"The Nigerian Private sector has a critical role to play to help the country come out of the present recession," African Development Bank President, Akinwumi Adesina, said in Abuja on Thursday, 28 September 2016.
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Petrol price to rise 44c/litre, diesel by 23c/litre

Eyewitness News - ‎1 hour ago‎
JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Energy has announced that the price of petrol will increase by between 43 and 44 cents a litre from 5 October.
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A request for proposals for the procurement process has been postponed to allow time for consultations.

Eyewitness News - ‎9 hours ago‎
CAPE TOWN - Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson says government is still committed to nuclear power despite a delay in the tender process.
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BlackBerry's success led to its failure

The Verge - ‎1 hour ago‎
It's mobile prehistory at this point, but there was once a time when the ultimate smartphone you could get was a BlackBerry. Before Apple's iPhone arrived, Google's first Android prototypes were basically BlackBerry clones.
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SA vying to have priciest data amongst Brics nations

Times LIVE - ‎4 hours ago‎
South Africa had the second-highest costs across the three price categories recorded in the study: 1GB‚ 2GB and 3GB. File photo.
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The Vive is incredible, but you don't need it just yet

Lazygamer - ‎7 hours ago‎
Right now, precisely none of the big Virtual Reality headsets is available in South Africa. The PlayStation VR is set to launch in many territories on October 13 - but those of us here at the Southern tip of Africa will have to wait until next year ...
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Apple iPhone 7 SA launch date, price set

gearburn - ‎8 hours ago‎
The iStore has announced that it will be launching the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus in South Africa on 14 October. As for a price, the chain revealed that pricing will start at R12 999 for the 32GB iPhone 7, R14 999 for the 128GB model and R16 999 for ...

It's lit at the M&G's book fest

Mail & Guardian - ‎17 hours ago‎
How much has storytelling in South Africa changed over the past 100 years? The seventh annual M&G Literary Festival, affectionately known as Litfest, will explore that question in sessions ranging from fiction, nonfiction, editing and publishing to ...
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MOVIE REVIEW: Sy Klink Soos Lente

Independent Online - ‎16 minutes ago‎
A PLEASANT surprise, Sy Klink Soos Lente is less rom-com and more character sketch. While structured around a cliched rom-com idea - boy meets girl and lies about himself to impress her, but then has to follow through - the surprise is that the main ...
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Awkies: Rob Kardashian used to crush on his sister Kim

Channel 24 - ‎1 hour ago‎
The 29-year-old reality TV star, who is expecting his first child with fiancée Blac Chyna, dropped the bombshell during an interview with E! The couple were asked to reveal their first crushes, to which Rob replied: "Her childhood crush is Ricky Martin.
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Feud? What feud? AKA just joined Anatii's album tour

Times LIVE - ‎2 hours ago‎
They may have been involved in one of the pettiest feuds in SA hip-hop last year, but it seems that AKA and Anatii have finally buried their beef deep enough to start working together again.
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Minister Muthambi will feel the ANC's outrage over Hlaudi Motsoeneng

Mail & Guardian - ‎17 hours ago‎
Hlaudi Motsoeneng, in his new capacity as group executive for corporate affairs at the SABC, represented the broadcaster at an awards event on Wednesday night.
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Ryder Cup 2016: USA v Europe, day one foursomes – live!

The Guardian - ‎11 minutes ago‎
The US should be tied in the third match, too, but the usually metronomic Zach Johnson has just seen a six-footer horseshoe out on 8. On 10, Reed rattles a ten-footer into the centre of the cup to halve a hole that looked like slipping away from the hosts.
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Gaganjeet Bhullar tied sixth in Korea

Times of India - ‎31 minutes ago‎
INCHEON: Gaganjeet Bhullar carded a sparkling five-under 66 to grab a share of the sixth spot at the halfway stage of the USD one million Shinhan Donghae Open on Friday.

Kallis, Boucher for Dunhill Links

SuperSport - ‎2 hours ago‎
Jacques Kallis, Mark Boucher and Kevin Pietersen will be exchanging cricket bats for golf clubs when they compete in next week's Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.

Rangers try gaming technology to protect African wildlife

Reuters Africa - ‎5 hours ago‎
NAIROBI, Sept 30 (Reuters) - The campaign to track down poachers and protect endangered species in Africa's embattled reserves is tapping into the technology used in the virtual world of online poker and other computer games.
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EU gives green light to activate Paris climate deal

The Guardian - ‎21 minutes ago‎
Polish environment minister Jan Szyszko (R), European climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete (C) and Luxembourg's environment minister Carole Dieschbourg attend the environment summit in Brussels on 30 September.
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Is violence in human genes? - ‎9 hours ago‎
Nature or nurture? The quest to understand why humans kill one another has occupied the minds of philosophers, sociologists and psychologists for centuries.
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Conservation decisions must protect the livelihoods of people living in Africa

News24 - ‎Sep 29, 2016‎
182 member states of the world's biggest convention on wildlife conservation have committed - at this year's gathering - to consider how trade decisions impact community livelihoods.
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Health Dept to run St Mary's hospital

Independent Online - ‎7 hours ago‎
Durban - The KwaZulu-Natal department of Health is taking over operations of St Mary's hospital. This was announced by MEC for Health Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo at a press briefing held at Truro House on Thursday.
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Health department probes theft of car accident patient files at Bara hospital

News24 - ‎18 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - Two people have been arrested and an internal investigation has been launched after the theft of files belonging to patients involved in motor vehicle accidents, says the Gauteng department of health.

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Bridge Goes Pink - ‎6 hours ago‎
Along with other global landmarks, Nelson Mandela Bridge in Johannesburg will be illuminated in pink for the month of October to raise awareness of breast cancer.

Student unrest could affect the quality of future doctors – HPCSA

Citizen - ‎3 hours ago‎
ANGER GROWS. Students chant at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg on Wednesday. Picture: Rosetta Msimango. If universities remain closed, final year students' capacity to complete their degrees on time could be affected.