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Former President Thabo Mbeki visiting Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at a Cape Town hospital. ( )

Mbeki visits Tutu in hospital

Former President Thabo Mbeki has visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at a Cape Town hospital on Thursday.

Minister for Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu.
Clarion call for unity of purpose among women
Thursday 30 July 2015 20:44
North West Sadtu threatens strike action
Thursday 30 July 2015 20:36
Minister for Women in the Presidency, Susan Shabangu.
Clarion call for unity of purpose among women
Thursday 30 July 2015 20:44
North West Sadtu threatens strike action
Thursday 30 July 2015 20:36

South Africa

Mbeki visits Tutu in hospital

Thursday 30 July 2015 20:57

Former President Thabo Mbeki has visited Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu at a Cape Town hospital on Thursday.

Africa

Burundi opposition leader becomes deputy speaker in new parliament

Thursday 30 July 2015 20:37

Burundi opposition leader Agathon Rwasa on Thursday took up the position of deputy speaker in parliament after an election which his coalition had boycotted.

World

Foreign firms bid for Saudi Aramco's Fadhili gas project

Thursday 30 July 2015 18:27

Foreign engineering firms have submitted bids to build a gas plant in eastern Saudi Arabia for state oil giant Saudi Aramco at an estimated cost of $5 billion to $6 billion.

Politics

The adopted interim rules will be presented to parliament on Thursday
Parliament adopts interim rules on disruptions

Thursday 30 July 2015 19:04

Parliament's Rules Committee has adopted interim rules on how to deal with disruptions in the National Assembly. These will be presented to the House for approval on Thursday.

Business

Unions to consult members on final offer in wage talks

Thursday 30 July 2015 20:31

There's strong hope that a wage agreement between gold mining companies and trade unions will be signed next week.

Science

It’s said the vaccine batch currently supplied to red meat farmers and producers, is not enough to carry them through into the next session
Shortage of livestock vaccine to threaten economy

Thursday 30 July 2015 18:31

The Red Meat Abattoirs Association has issued a caution that the possibility of a shortage of livestock vaccines and diseases prevention poses a threat to the red meat industry and consumers.

Lifestyle

U.S. agency probes possible legal violation in lion killing

Thursday 30 July 2015 19:14

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating whether the killing of a beloved lion in Zimbabwe was part of a conspiracy to violate a U.S. law against illegal wildlife trading.

Sport

Saturday afternoon's derby at the FNB Stadium kicks off at 15H30.
Pirates keen on Chiefs despite tight schedule

Thursday 30 July 2015 20:03

Despite facing a tight fixture schedule, Orlando Pirates coach Eric Tinkler wants his team to give a commanding performance against arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs in the annual Carling Black Label Cup.

Opinion

Yahya Jammeh, president of Gambia, addresses the United Nations in September 2014. The dictator is notorious for human rights violations.
Why Gambia is not ideal to host Africa’s human rights watchdog

Thursday 30 July 2015 10:06

When one thinks of human rights in Africa, The Gambia might spring to mind as an example of a country with a domestic record of grave violations.

National Days 2015

South Africa celebrates Youth Day on June 16 every year. Read the news and view multimedia relating to this year's events.

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”.

Science & Tech Wrap

Weekly highlights of the latest science and technology news. Watch video wraps.

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