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The power utility was briefing Parliament on the current state of the national grid, challenges of supply as well as the short and long mitigation plans.
The power utility was briefing Parliament on the current state of the national grid. ( )

SA faces more power outages

Power utility, Eskom says sporadic power outages are set to continue.

ANC commends Sharks on Mtembu appointment
Wednesday 30 July 2014 08:13
ANC commends Sharks on Mtembu appointment
Wednesday 30 July 2014 08:13

South Africa

South Africa has extradited the German fugitive George Kerkhof back to his home country
SA extradites German national to face drug charges

Wednesday 30 July 2014 08:15

The man that South Africa has extradited to Germany to face 37 counts of sexual abuse of children is also wanted for alleged illegal drug trafficking.

Africa

Sierra Leone's top Ebola doctor dies from virus

Wednesday 30 July 2014 06:59

The doctor leading Sierra Leone's fight against the worst Ebola outbreak on record died from the virus on Tuesday, the country's chief medical officer said.

World

 Smoke rises after an explosion in the northern Gaza Strip
21 Palestinians killed as Israel pounds Gaza

Wednesday 30 July 2014 05:30

Israeli fire killed at least 21 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday.

Politics

President Jacob Zuma is visiting Lesotho.
Zuma convinces Lesotho parties to agree to facilitation

Wednesday 30 July 2014 07:07

President Jacob Zuma has persuaded Lesotho's warring parties to agree to a facilitated process to solve the political crisis gripping the mountain kingdom.

Business

The power utility was briefing Parliament on the current state of the national grid, challenges of supply as well as the short and long mitigation plans.
SA faces more power outages

Wednesday 30 July 2014 08:25

Power utility, Eskom says sporadic power outages are set to continue.

Science

NASA's Mars rover sets off-Earth, off-road distance record

Wednesday 30 July 2014 07:05

NASA's decade-old Mars rover Opportunity has set a new off-Earth, off-road distance record, logging just over 25 miles (40 km) on the surface of the Red Planet to surpass the benchmark set in 1973.

Lifestyle

Khoisan heritage preservation put under the spotlight

Tuesday 29 July 2014 15:43

Khoisan heritage activists have met in George in the Southern Cape for discussions on the rights of indigenous people of South Africa.

Sport

ANC commends Sharks on Mtembu appointment

Wednesday 30 July 2014 08:13

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has commended the Sharks rugby team for their appointment on Tuesday of Lubabalo Mtembu as the team's first black captain.

Opinion

How the Seriti Commission is failing

Monday 28 July 2014 12:19

The author looks at how the approach by the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the Arms Deal is undermining the public’s right to know.

2014 FIFA World Cup

The 2014 FIFA World Cup took place in Brazil from 12 June to 13 July 2014. Catch some of the highlights of the tournament here.

Rivonia Trial Anniversary

The Rivonia Trial, during which ten leaders of the ANC were tried for 221 acts of sabotage, took place between 1963 and 1964. The trialists were arrested at Liliesleaf Farm in Rivonia, Jhb.

National Days 2014

All the latest news on Youth Day and Youth Month.

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.

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