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6 July 2015
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We won't be held to ransom, Gauteng premier warns taxi drivers
Government says it will not be held to ransom by aggrieved taxi owners who are opposing the modernisation of public transport. “We will not allow the taxi operators to hold the community to ransom....
Chad seizes suspected Boko Haram weapons cache in N'Djamena
Boko Haram
Security forces in Chad have seized a large weapons cache including guns, rockets and ammunition in a house in the capital N'Djamena occupied by suspected members of Nigerian Islamist group Boko...
Hungary's asylum bill blow to refugee protection – Council of Europe, UN
The United Nations and the Council of Europe both criticsed Hungary's planned changes to its asylum rules on Friday, saying they would harm asylum-seekers' right to seek safety there and put them...
Israel accuses Hamas of aiding Islamic State in Egypt
An Israeli general has accused members of Hamas in Gaza of providing support to militants linked to Islamic State in Egypt's Sinai peninsula, where the Egyptian army has fought deadly battles with...
EU condemns massacre of Nigerian muslims
The European Union (EU) on Friday condemned the massacre of muslims in Nigeria by terrorist group Boko Haram. “The attacks killing around 150 people in two villages in north eastern Borno state in...
Savings Convention launched at Maponya Mall in Soweto
Your credit card bill might look tiny when companies and countries are collapsing under debt but that’s not a reason to turn a blind eye and a new private-public partnership is on hand to help...
Wind energy no longer a minor player in SA
Wind energy is around half of all renewable energy currently produced in South Africa. As we lurch from one day of load shedding to the next, the sector is showing no sign of losing speed, rather...
Department of Communications to announce digital switch-off date ‘soon’
Two weeks after South Africa missed the deadline to transition from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT), Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said no interference had been recorded...
Preventing another Marikana starts with solving SAPS leadership crisis
"The Marikana massacre has had an enormous impact on the broader South African public, as well as on the South African Police Service [SAPS]," said Gareth Newham, Head of the ISS’ Governance, Crime...
South Africa's private-sector activity falls in June to 11-month low – PMI
Output and new orders in South Africa's private sector declined at their sharpest rates in nearly a year as the economy weakened and demand subsided, a survey showed on Friday. South Africa's...
UN says Burundi did not hold fair election, human rights violated
Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday were not fair or free and human rights were violated, the United Nations (UN) said on Thursday. In Washington, the State Department said the US suspended...
Eritrea faces more UN scrutiny, a step closer to global court
Eritrea faces a second year of scrutiny by human rights investigators after the UN body overseeing them extended their mission on Thursday, a decision that may put the government at risk of...
African leaders must respect constitutions or face turmoil – Hollande
French President Francois Hollande urged African leaders on Thursday to respect their constitutional term limits amid concerns that some are prepared to risk political instability in order to cling...
Madagascar lawmakers to vote on whether to sack PM and government
Madagascar lawmakers will vote on Friday on whether to sack the prime minister and his government just six months after public frustration with power cuts, rampant unemployment and a stagnant...
Ebola, economy to blame for fewer tourists
The ebola virus, economic decline in some countries, and South Africa’s new immigration regulations are to blame for the drop in tourist arrivals to South Africa, Grant Thornton Advisory Services...
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