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Mandela Day is now observed in 126 countries. ( )

South Africans urged to make Mandela Day “very very special”

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has urged all South Africans make this Mandela Day a “very very special one”.

The locomotives were reportedly bought despite warnings that they were unsuitable for South African conditions.
SA rand weakens as Greece crisis deepens
The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa says all its 13 new trains which it imported from Europe are working perfectly. The locomotives were reportedly bought despite warnings that they were unsuitable for South African conditions.
"No" supporters shout slogans and wave Greek national flags during celebrations after a referendum in Athens, Greece.

South Africa

South Africans urged to make Mandela Day “very very special”

Monday 6 July 2015 16:38

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has urged all South Africans make this Mandela Day a “very very special one”.

Africa

“Obama should not push gay agenda in Kenya”

Monday 6 July 2015 16:14

Dozens of Kenyans rallied in Nairobi on Monday against homosexuality and a lawmaker said United States President Barack Obama should not push a pro-gay agenda.

World

Tropical storm shuts Manila schools, floods northern Philippine towns

Monday 6 July 2015 09:17

All shipping was ordered to remain in harbour and some flights were cancelled in the northern Philippines, while schools were closed in the capital, Manila, on Monday due to flooding and landslides.

Politics

Modise wants ConCourt to rule on presiding officers' powers

Monday 6 July 2015 15:58

Thandi Modise wants the Constitutional Court to give the final word on how much powers a court has to interfere with decisions by presiding officers in Parliament.

Business

New diesel locomotives under spotlight at conference

Monday 6 July 2015 14:42

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters has asked the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa board chairperson to give her the relevant details with regards to the diesel locomotives recently acquired.

Science

New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

Monday 6 July 2015 10:05

NASA scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons space craft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto.

Lifestyle

The late David Masondo, was a lead singer and composer of many hit songs of the kings of mbhaqanga music, the Soul Brothers
Masondo's passing leaves music industry poorer

Monday 6 July 2015 14:34

The death of Soul Brothers co-founder, David Masondo, has left the music industry poorer, a revelation that comes to the fore as condolences continue to pour in after his passing.

Sport

Loose forward Duane Vermeulen missed the end of the Super Rugby season with a neck injury.
Pain in the neck for Boks as Vermeulen goes under knife

Monday 6 July 2015 14:01

South Africa confirmed their key number eight Duane Vermeulen is in a race against time to be fit for the Rugby World Cup after deciding to undergo surgery on his injured neck on Wednesday.

Opinion

Chris Hart says that during the change of parliament from 1994, GDP levels were similar to now.
Greece’s crisis shouldn't worry SA yet: Hart

Monday 6 July 2015 10:21

Chris Hart, Economist ‎and Chief Strategist at Investment Solutions, says that the direct impact of the Greece crises is not something South Africa should be worried about now.

Youth Day 2015

South Africa celebrates Youth Day on 16 June 2015; marking 39 years since the 1975 uprising. Read the latest news, profiles of young inspirational South Africans, opinions and view multimedia.

June 2015 has been declaired Youth month in SA, themed 'Youth Moving South Africa Forward'.

Marikana

34 people, mostly striking mineworkers, were shot dead and over 70 wounded in a clash with police on August 16, 2012.

World Economic Forum on Africa

The 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa took place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 3 to 5 June 2015, under the theme “Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future”.

Lifestyle, Science & Tech Wrap

Latest technology, science and arts news highlights.

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