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22 September 2014
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Sierra Leone capital at standstill as Ebola lockdown begins
EBOLA OUTBREAK
Sierra Leone began a three-day lockdown on Friday in an effort to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, as President Ernest Bai Koroma urged residents to comply with the emergency measures. Streets...
 
 
Three years after Somali famine, new hunger crisis looms
FAMINE
When African peacekeepers and Somali troops launched an offensive against Islamist militants in Somalia's small seaside town of Marka, Rukia Nur and her 10 children joined the stream of thousands...
 
 
Sacci concerned about increase in crimes against business
CRIME
The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) on Friday expressed concern about the marked increase in crimes against business, evident in the 2013/14 crime statistics released by the...
 
 
Nersa finalising distributed-power, wheeling consultation papers
ELECTRICITY
The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) will release a consultation paper in February next year outlining the possible regulatory framework for “distributed power generation” in South...
 
 
NWU prof named one of seven global WTO Chairs
EDUCATION
Following the release of her ground-breaking research into the way in which local exporters assessed foreign markets, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has formally honoured North-West University...
 
 
R1.5bn Johannesburg inner-city development to open next week
PROPERTY PROPERTY
Marking one of the biggest private sector-led commercial property developments in Johannesburg’s inner city, property groups Attacq and Atterbury Property Holdings are a week away from the soft...
 
 
Sexual offences, rape figures decrease
CRIME STATS
South Africa has seen a decrease in sexual offences crimes, National Police Commissioner General Riah Phiyega has announced. Releasing the crime statistics for the 2013/14 financial year in...
 
 
Alcohol, drug abuse key drivers of murder, attempted murder
CRIME STATS
Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko says generally, alcohol and drug abuse, were the major contributing factors to the increase in reported cases of murder and attempted murder in South Africa....
 
 
 
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