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This is the third time South Africa has refused the Dalai Lama a visa in the last five years ( )

Nobel Laureates condemn South Africa visa denial to Dalai Lama

Nobel Peace Laureates Jody Williams and Shirin Ebadi slammed South Africa's refusal to grant the Dalai Lama a visa to attend a peace conference and said they would boycott the event.

South Africa also bagged two medals at the start of the ICF Canoe Marathon World Championships.
SA’s Gold Medal sensation touches down
Wednesday 1 October 2014 19:34
Novak Djokovic seemed to be in full control of proceedings during the opening set against Canada's Vasek Pospisil.
Djokovic maintains good record to last eight
Wednesday 1 October 2014 17:59

South Africa

Coalition to take City of C Town to court over sanitation

Wednesday 1 October 2014 20:09

The City of Cape Town says the audit is skewed to deliberately paint a dismal picture of sanitation services.

Africa

Rwanda may offer 7-year tax holidays, slash corporate tax

Wednesday 1 October 2014 20:07

Rwanda expects to have a new investment code at the start of 2015 that could offer incentives such as seven-year tax holidays for bigger investors.

World

Questions mount over failure to spot US Ebola patient

Wednesday 1 October 2014 18:57

Questions mounted Wednesday over why US doctors failed to immediately identify a patient who sought care for symptoms of Ebola, exposing others for four full days before he was isolated.

Politics

John Block under pressure to step down

Wednesday 1 October 2014 13:43

Northern Cape ANC says it will welcome the party's Integrity Committee’s recommendations that provincial chairperson John Block be sacked.

Business

Ivory Coast raises cocoa farmgate price to 850 CFA francs/kg

Wednesday 1 October 2014 20:14

Ivory Coast has set a guaranteed minimum cocoa farmgate price of 850 CFA francs ($1.63) per kilogramme for the 2014/15 main crop, up from 750 CFA francs/kg last season.

Science

Elderly people recommended to strengthen their front and back hip muscles by doing squats.
Study finds muscular imbalances in SA elderly

Wednesday 1 October 2014 14:08

Elderly people with an anteriorly tilted pelvis struggle to sit and stand, because their hip muscles do not work as they should.

Lifestyle

Solar cars competition takes off in Pretoria

Wednesday 1 October 2014 19:52

The 2014 Sasol Solar challenge is currently underway in the country with local teams competing against international teams from the Netherlands, Turkey and Cyprus among others.

Sport

The Springboks beat the Wallabies 28-10 in the Rugby Championship at Newlands on Saturday.
Consistency for Springboks ahead of All Blacks clash

Wednesday 1 October 2014 19:40

Springbok coach, Heyneke Meyer, has made just one change to his starting line-up that will battle against the All Blacks in their final Rugby Championship match at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Opinion

'Economy restructuring needed to reduce poverty'

Wednesday 1 October 2014 11:00

Senior Researcher within the Humanity Faculty at MISTRA, Leslie Dikeni says it is structural problems within societies that creates poverty.

National Days 2014

All the latest news on Heritage Day 2014.

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

All the latest news, exclusive insight and multimedia from the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

Celebrating 20 yrs of freedom

South Africa was freed from the shackles of apartheid and the first democratic elections were held in 1994. A journey of freedom is documented in this special feature.

Lifestyle, Science & Tech Wrap

Latest technology, science and arts news highlights.

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