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Housing shortage may damage S.Africa's ruling ANC in local elections

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
JOHANNESBURG, July 29 (Reuters) - Sylvia Mashile bitterly recalls the cramped two-room house she and six other relatives called home in a shantytown in South Africa, where the lack of affordable housing may cost the ruling party at next week's local ...
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Kenny Kunene's naked painting shock

DestinyConnect - ‎14 hours ago‎
The businessman announced in a post of Facebook on Thursday that he'd bought a controversial, satirical pornographic painting.
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Where is our mom?

Independent Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
This was the question being asked by the family of Brenda Scriven, as the search for the missing Durban woman continued. Scriven, 62, of Sunningdale, went missing on Monday evening.
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Two arrested for robbing naval base

eNCA - ‎7 hours ago‎
File: An image of Naval Base Simon's Town. Two young men have been arrested by the Hawks in connection with a robbery at the base.

Turkey Shakes Up Armed Forces, US Says Purges Harming Cooperation

Huffington Post - ‎8 hours ago‎
“There's no question this is going to set back and make more difficult cooperation with the Turks.” 07/29/2016 08:41 am ET.
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#ThisFlag's Mawarire summoned to Zim police station

Eyewitness News - ‎3 hours ago‎
Mawarire left Zimbabwe shortly after he was freed from custody over claims he wanted to unseat govt. This file photo taken on 19 May 2016 shows Zimbabwean cleric Evan Mawarire, wrapped in.
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'Zika is now here': Mosquitoes now spreading virus in U.S.

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
MIAMI (AP) - Mosquitoes have apparently begun spreading the Zika virus on the U.S. mainland for the first time, health officials said Friday in a long-feared turn in the epidemic that is sweeping Latin America and the Caribbean.
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Nigeria prepares troops for Niger Delta crackdown if peace talks fail

Reuters - ‎2 hours ago‎
YENAGOA, Nigeria Nigeria is deploying troops into strategic positions in the Niger Delta to prepare to use force against militants if peace talks fail, defense chiefs said on Friday.
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Liberian Leader Pays One-Day Working Visit to Accra

Global News Network - ‎2 hours ago‎
Accra, Ghana: President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has paid a one-day Working Visit to Accra, Ghana where she and her Ghanaian counterpart, His Excellency, President John Mahama discussed regional, international and matters of bilateral interest to both ...
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Sacked EC officials 'excitedly' came to Bawumia's house – Kabu - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The Deputy Communications Director of the New Patriotic Party has dismissed the claim that Dr Mahamudu Bawumia invited two officials of the Electoral Commission to his house to be verified.
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Tribunal orders Chad ex-ruler to pay millions to victims

Maryville Daily Times - ‎5 hours ago‎
FILE-In this file photo taken on Monday, May 30, 2016, Chad's former dictator Hissene Habre raises his hands after sentencing during court proceedings in Dakar, Senegal.
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Parties accuse ANC in KZN of intimidation, violence

Independent Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Durban - The Democratic Alliance announced on Friday, that it had lodged complaints with the Electoral Commission of South Africa over incidents of violence and intimidation it claims was orchestrated by the African National Congress in KwaZulu-Natal.
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Investigator describes Thulsie terror attack plan

Times LIVE - ‎6 hours ago‎
A social media post explaining how to 'sacrifice a car for the sake of Allah' found on electronic devices belonging to the Thulsie twins.
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Zuma extends education funding committee deadline

Independent Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has extended the deadline by which a commission of inquiry into the burning issue of higher education funding should complete its work.
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Electoral Court dismisses NFP's bid to contest local govt elections

Eyewitness News - ‎3 hours ago‎
The NFP was challenging its exclusion in next week's local government elections in the Electoral Court. NFP supporters are pictured outside the South Gauteng High Court on 29 July 2016.
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Rand strengthens against US dollar

Eyewitness News - ‎6 hours ago‎
News that the country's trade surplus narrowed to around R12.53 billion last month boosted the currency. South African rand. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.
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Rand breaks critical R14/$ barrier after weak US growth data

BDlive - ‎7 hours ago‎
THE rand firmed more than 1% against the dollar on Friday afternoon after the US economy expanded by less than half of what markets expected.

Steady growth for SA's hotel and tourism sector

IT-Online - ‎11 hours ago‎
South Africa's hotel industry is set for steady growth in the next five years driven by an increase in the number of foreign visitors into the African continent.
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SA should hold off on nuclear build: Outa

DestinyMan - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Department of Energy could release its request for proposals for nuclear bids any day now, having delayed this process from 31 March.
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Yahoo's Abuse-Detecting Algorithm Works 90% of the Time & It's A "Major Step Forward" in Its Field

The Mary Sue - ‎46 minutes ago‎
Yahoo's news articles have plenty of unsavory comments, much like the rest of the internet, so the Yahoo team decided to use their comments section in order to develop an algorithm that could successfully identify the worst offenders.
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Kaspersky Lab tracks 100+ malicious campaigns

IT-Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
There used to only be dozens of threat actors, but the Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis team now tracks the activity of more than a hundred threat actors and sophisticated malicious operations targeting commercial and government organisations ...
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Redmi Note 3 review: Too much “meh” for Mi - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Chinese firm's smartphones and cheerful Mi Band Pulse have given us hope that you can get great tech without paying a fortune.
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Overwatch update: Blizzard talks new regional leaderboards and rewards on Xbox One, PS4 - ‎12 hours ago‎
OVERWATCH players on Xbox One, PS4 and PC can earn animated spray rewards, but only if they're at a high enough skill level. By Liam Martin.
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#TouchCentral: Un-Touchable. Uncensored. Free!

Independent Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
Radio legend and businessman Thabo Molefe aka T-bo Touch has never left radio, he's been brewing something big: he now owns a radio station, Touch Central.
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Kruger rangers nab boss with 'fresh white rhino carcass'

Times LIVE - ‎10 hours ago‎
Three gunshots led rangers on a chase through the Kruger National Park that ended with a startling discovery - their own superior was allegedly poaching rhino.
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Win Nu Metro Movie Tickets: Ghostbusters

Alberton Record. - ‎9 hours ago‎
The all-female remake of this blockbuster classic has arrived just in time for Women's Month. 6 hours ago. GHOSTBUSTERS: The remake of this classic film started showing on Friday, July 29, at Nu Metro The Glen.

#SABC8 establish fund

Independent Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - A fund in honour of the journalists fired at the SABC has been established to assist others in the profession who are in need.
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Ndoro eyes Chiefs' scalp

Sport24 - ‎3 hours ago‎
Johannesburg - Ahead of the much anticipated Carling Black Label Cup clash against Kaizer Chiefs this weekend, Orlando Pirates' prolific striker Tendai Ndoro admits that only pride will be at stake as the giants of South African football battle in the ...
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Tennis: Wawrinka advances to Toronto quarter-finals

The Straits Times - ‎16 hours ago‎
Stan Wawrinka in action against Jack Sock of the US during the third round of the Rogers Cup Men's Singles tennis tournament in Toronto, Canada on July 28.
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Confidence is key for determined Nogwanya

Independent Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
Shiwe Nogwanya, left, challenges Bambanani Mbane for possession during training. Nogwanya is hoping to get a chance to make a mark at the Olympic Games in Rio.
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The trouble with the Olympic Games

The Guardian - ‎6 hours ago‎
In July 2005, a few days after London was awarded the 2012 Olympic Games, I took the Docklands Light Railway to Pudding Mill Lane.
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Rio 2016: Russian weightlifters banned from Olympic Games

BBC Sport - ‎3 hours ago‎
Russia's weightlifting team has been banned from competing at the Rio Olympics because of doping offences. Individual sport federations must rule on whether Russians can compete in Rio following the country's doping scandal.
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2016 Rio Olympics date and everything you need to know about the games

CBS (blog) - ‎6 hours ago‎
The 2016 Rio Olympics are just a week away, so whether you like it or not the bulk of the sports conversation will shift to the games over the next couple of weeks. If you're like most Americans you haven't thought about the Olympics in four years, so ...
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South Sudanese refugee knocked out of Olympics a week before Games begin

The Guardian - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Mangar Makur Chuot - the South Sudanese refugee who rose from a refugee camp to qualify for the Olympic Games - has been controversially de-selected by the South Sudan team, without explanation a week before the Games begin.
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YouTube conspiracy theorists predict doomsday caused by 'second coming of Jesus Christ'

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
In September, the world was warned apocalypse was coming when a rare 'super blood moon eclipse' filled the night sky. Luckily for us, the world continued as it was.
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Watch SpaceX fire up the Falcon 9 rocket that landed in May

The Verge - ‎1 hour ago‎
SpaceX has landed five Falcon 9 rockets since the company started trying in 2015, but yesterday it put one of them through the first major test to see if it will ever fly again.
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European Space Agency cuts radio link to comet lander

The San Diego Union-Tribune - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
BERLIN (AP) - The European Space Agency says it is switching off its radio link to the probe that landed on a comet, after receiving no signal from the lander for a year.
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Proof found of prehistoric cancer

Independent Online - ‎10 hours ago‎
In fact it's an ancient disease that affected people of all ages, including children, during prehistoric times. Yesterday Wits University announced that researchers found evidence of cancer in two sets of bones from prehistoric human ancestors, one of ...
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South Africa: Support Breastfeeding Mothers - ‎8 hours ago‎
Pretoria - Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has called on employers to support mothers to exclusively breastfeed for at least six months and rapidly reach a target of at least 50% of mothers' breastfeeding for at least six months after the infant in ...

Former Wimbledon star Marion Bartoli on 'road to recovery'

Citizen - ‎2 hours ago‎
Former Wimbledon winner Marion Bartoli insisted Friday she was “on the road to recovery” after a mystery virus caused her dramatic weight loss and led her to fear for her life.