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The Defence Force has been called in to helping in battling Cape Town fires.
The Defence Force has been called in to helping in battling Cape Town fires. ( )

Costs pilling up in Cape fire fight

Close to R4 million has so far been spent on combatting the fire which has ripped through the Southern Peninsula and costs are rising.

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa refused to discuss cellphone jamming in Parliament.
Sub judice hot topic in Parly meetings
Wednesday 4 March 2015 20:58
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa refused to discuss cellphone jamming in Parliament.
Sub judice hot topic in Parly meetings
Wednesday 4 March 2015 20:58
Cosatu CEC to decide on Vavi’s fate
Wednesday 4 March 2015 20:37
At 1520 GMT the rand was trading 0.75% weaker at R11.85 to the dollar, its weakest level since February 12.
Rand falls to three week-low on economy woes
Wednesday 4 March 2015 20:19

South Africa

The Defence Force has been called in to helping in battling Cape Town fires.
Costs pilling up in Cape fire fight

Wednesday 4 March 2015 20:49

Close to R4 million has so far been spent on combatting the fire which has ripped through the Southern Peninsula and costs are rising.

Africa

Lesotho oppositions form coalition

Wednesday 4 March 2015 17:08

Former Lesotho Prime Minister Pakalitha Mosisili and deputy Prime Minister, Mothetjwa Metsing have signed an agreement to form a coalition with five other parties.

World

U.S. Justice dept finds racial bias in Ferguson police practices

Wednesday 4 March 2015 20:08

The U.S. Justice Department has concluded that the Ferguson, Missouri, police department routinely engages in racially biased practices.

Politics

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa refused to discuss cellphone jamming in Parliament.
Sub judice hot topic in Parly meetings

Wednesday 4 March 2015 20:58

Parliament's presiding officers discussed the sub judice rule in separate meetings with party leaders and the South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) on Wednesday.

Business

At 1520 GMT the rand was trading 0.75% weaker at R11.85 to the dollar, its weakest level since February 12.
Rand falls to three week-low on economy woes

Wednesday 4 March 2015 20:19

South Africa's rand hit a three-week low on Wednesday.

Science

Slash sugar intake to fight obesity, tooth decay - WHO

Wednesday 4 March 2015 19:59

Adults and children must cut the amount of sugar they consume by as much as half in North America and Western Europe and even more in other areas to lower risk of obesity and tooth decay

Lifestyle

The world's biggest restaurant chain announced on Wednesday that within two years, McDonald's USA will only buy chickens raised without antibiotics that are important to human medicine.
McDonald's USA to phase out human antibiotics from chicken supply

Wednesday 4 March 2015 21:03

McDonald's US restaurants will stop buying chicken raised with antibiotics needed to fight human infections, the most aggressive step by a major food company to fight dangerous 'superbugs.'

Sport

This was Australia's second highest score in One Day cricket after the 434 against South Africa in 2006.
Aussies on a rampage against Afghanistan

Wednesday 4 March 2015 18:14

Australia posted the highest total in Cricket World Cup history as they amassed 417 for six in their Pool A match against Afghanistan in Perth.

Opinion

SA’s middle class in a ‘tight financial squeeze’

Wednesday 4 March 2015 10:55

South Africa’s middle class say they feel short-changed as debt mounts.

2015 Africa Cup of Nations

The 2015 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Equatorial Guinea from 17 January – 8 February.

State of the Nation Address

President Jacob Zuma will deliver his annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 12 February 2015 at 19h00. The theme for 2015 is '20 years of a democratic parliament'.

Budget 2015

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene will deliver his Budget Speech in Parliament on 25 February 2015.

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