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Amcu mineworkers embarked on a strike early this year to demand for a basic wage of R12.500.
Amcu mineworkers embarked on a strike early this year to demand for a basic wage of R12.500. ( )

Broke Amcu members unaware of new wage offer

Scores of Marikana miners have arrived in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Friday still unaware of the new wage offer.

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South Africa

President Jacob Zuma has also encouraged South Africans to turnout in their numbers to exercise their right to vote.
Religious values a tool for uniting South Africans: Zuma

Friday 18 April 2014 20:43

President Jacob Zuma has described religious values as a critical tool for uniting South Africans.

Africa

Boko Haram, whose armed struggle for an Islamic state has gone on for almost five years.
Most of the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls still missing

Friday 18 April 2014 20:30

Nigeria's northeast Borno state said on Friday only 20 of up to 129 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist rebels were back with their parents.

World

 The magnitude 7.2 quake was centered in the southwestern state of Guerrero, close to the Pacific beach resort of Acapulco,
Powerful earthquake rattles Mexico, shakes buildings

Friday 18 April 2014 20:24

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital and sending people running out into the street, although there were no early reports of major damage.

Politics

Malema says ANC does not have charismatic leaders whose names can be used to woo voters.
Malema accuses ANC of abusing Mandela's name

Friday 18 April 2014 20:17

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has accused ANC leaders of abusing former president Nelson Mandela's name in their campaign for May 7 general elections.

Business

Amcu mineworkers embarked on a strike early this year to demand for a basic wage of R12.500.
Broke Amcu members unaware of new wage offer

Friday 18 April 2014 20:18

Scores of Marikana miners have arrived in Mthatha in the Eastern Cape on Friday still unaware of the new wage offer.

Science

Philip Volkwyn has also thanked the support and services of other fast food outlets.
Ranger walks 1600kms to highlight plight of rhinos

Friday 18 April 2014 17:52

An anti-poaching ranger is walking more than 1600km in about 60 days to highlight the serious danger that is posed to rhinos across South Africa.

Lifestyle

A mixture of wax, feathers and dye are used to decorate the eggs.
German centre keeps alive craft of Easter egg painting

Friday 18 April 2014 20:23

Amid Easter people in the West German town of Dissen have been getting to work decorating Easter eggs in the traditional elaborate style of the Sorbian community, a Slav ethnic minority.  

Sport

Rafael Nadal, who made an uncharacteristic string of unforced errors, was looking to recapture his Monte Carlo crown
Nadal clay court winning run ended by bold Ferrer

Friday 18 April 2014 20:19

Rafael Nadal's 30-match clay court winning streak ended on Friday when the world number one was stunned 7-6(1) 6-4 by fellow Spaniard David Ferrer.

Opinion

Dixon stepped outside field of expertise: Forensic expert

Friday 18 April 2014 09:10

Forensic Scientist, Doctor David Klatzow says the defence's second expert witness in the Oscar Pistorius trial, Roger Dixon, has stepped outside his field of expertise.

2014 General Elections

South Africans will go to the polls for the country's fifth democratic general elections in 2014. Previous national and provincial elections were held in 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

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

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

Budget speech 2014

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan will present the National Budget to Parliament on 26 February 2014.

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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