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31 July 2015
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31 Jul 2015
 
 
Eskom's role in nuclear plan reviewed
ELECTRICITY
Cabinet ministers are reviewing their decision to grant Eskom the ownership and operational rights of the proposed nuclear build programme, said the energy department's Deputy Director General...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Africa’s universities have critical role to play in African Agenda
EDUCATION
Africa’s universities and scholars need to take centre stage in the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative, embracing an important role in the development of the African Agenda. This was the message Gauteng...
 
 
Petrol price to drop by 51c
FUEL PRICE
The petrol price will come down by 51c as of next week, said the Department of Energy on Friday. According to the department, the price of Diesel 0.05% Sulphur will decrease by 75 cents while that...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Vaccine success holds hope for end to deadly scourge of Ebola
EBOLA VACCINE
The world is for the first time on the verge of being able to protect humans against Ebola, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, as data from a trial in Guinea showed a vaccine was...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Parliament suspends top security officials as tensions rise
SECURITY
Parliament has suspended its head of protection services‚ Zelda Holtzman‚ and her deputy‚ Motlatsi Mokgatla‚ with immediate effect yesterday as the growing discontent in the institution bubbled to...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Britain's Cameron calls emergency meeting over Calais migrant crisis
MIGRANT CRISIS
Prime Minister David Cameron convened a meeting of his government's emergency response committee to discuss what more it could do to tackle a spike in attempts by migrant to enter Britain illegally...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
South Africa trade surplus widens to R5.8bn rand in June
TRADE
South Africa's trade surplus widened to R5.80-billion ($457-million) in June from a revised R4.94-billion in May, the national revenue agency said on Friday. Exports increased by 1.6% to...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Four Indians detained in Islamic State stronghold in Libya
SECURITY
Four Indian nationals have been detained in the Libyan coastal city of Sirte, an Indian government spokesperson said on Friday, an area which is under the control of Islamic State militants. The...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Oxfam calls for 'one million climate jobs' in SA
CLIMATE CHANGE
More than 10% of South Africans “live in extreme poverty” on less than R16 a day‚ according to an Oxfam report to be released on Friday. “South Africa faces the triple challenge of poverty‚...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Killer of Cecil the lion should be extradited, Zimbabwe says
POACHING
The American dentist who killed Cecil the lion was a "foreign poacher" who paid for an illegal hunt and he should be extradited to Zimbabwe to face justice, environment minister Oppah Muchinguri...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Tunisia extends state of emergency for two more months - presidency
SECURITY
Tunisia has extended its state of emergency for two more months, the presidency said on Friday, in a security crackdown launched after an Islamist militant shot dead 39 people at a seaside tourist...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Thousands of Telkom employees accept voluntary retrenchments
LABOUR
The mass exit of thousands of Telkom employees came as no surprise, trade union Solidarity said this week. Nearly 2 400 employees had opted for Telkom’s voluntary severance packages (VSPs) and...
 
 
Leaders of Nigeria and Cameroon try to forge closer effort against Boko Haram
SECURITY
The presidents of Nigeria and Cameroon tried to overcome differences in their efforts to crush the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram in two days of talks but they failed to announce a breakthrough...
 
 
Ebola disrupts Liberia birth records, poses trafficking threat – UN
EBOLA
West Africa's Ebola epidemic has disrupted birth registrations in Liberia, leaving hundreds of thousands of children without citizenship and in danger of being trafficked or illegally adopted, the...
 
 
Plane debris on remote island points to breakthrough in MH370 mystery
AVIATION
Plane debris washed up on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean is almost certainly part of a Boeing 777, a Malaysian official and aviation experts said, potentially the biggest...
 
 
 
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