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Gold firms Sibanye Gold and Anglo-Gold Ashanti last week offered an additional R1 000 a month to entry-level workers, while Harmony Gold offered R500 a month. ( )

Amcu rejects wage hike from gold producers

Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Sunday rejected a wage offer from gold producers of increases of up to 17%, spokesperson Manzini Zungu said.

Zuma condemns police killings
Sunday 2 August 2015 18:01
Michel Platini has emerged as the early frontrunner in the race to replace Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA.
Paraguay backs Platini for FIFA president
Sunday 2 August 2015 17:51
Zuma condemns police killings
Sunday 2 August 2015 18:01
Michel Platini has emerged as the early frontrunner in the race to replace Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA.
Paraguay backs Platini for FIFA president
Sunday 2 August 2015 17:51
Zimbabwean wildlife authorities have implemented restrictions after the death of Cecil the lion.
Tokyo Sexwale is said to be in the process of consulting to apply for FIFA presidency.

South Africa

‘Spider Man’ sentenced to eight life terms

Sunday 2 August 2015 17:31

A criminal dubbed 'Spider Man' has been sentenced to eight life terms by the High Court in Johannesburg for crimes he committed over four years.

Africa

Gunmen in uniforms kill ally of Burundi's President Nkurunziza

Sunday 2 August 2015 14:59

Gunmen wearing military uniforms shot dead a former Burundian security chief who was a close ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza on Sunday, the presidency and witnesses said.

World

Italy coast guard rescues 1 800 sea migrants, five found dead

Sunday 2 August 2015 15:31

Italy's coast guard said about 1 800 migrants were rescued from seven overcrowded vessels on Saturday.

Politics

Zuma condemns police killings

Sunday 2 August 2015 18:01

President Jacob Zuma on Sunday strongly condemned the killing of police officers this past week.

Business

Amcu rejects wage hike from gold producers

Sunday 2 August 2015 17:20

Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Sunday rejected a wage offer from gold producers of increases of up to 17%, spokesperson Manzini Zungu said.

Science

A call has been made to help the health industry to combat the medical aid fraud scourge
Concerns around medical aid fraud

Sunday 2 August 2015 11:40

It is estimated that at least 7% of medical aid claims are fraudulent and the figure might be as high as 15%, according to Dr Hleli Nhlapo, deputy chair of the HFMU of the BHF.

Lifestyle

Wildlife authorities impose restrictions after lion’s death

Sunday 2 August 2015 06:41

Zimbabwe's wildlife authorities have announced restrictions on hunting around the country's biggest game reserve following the killing of a much-loved lion by a US dentist.

Sport

Michel Platini has emerged as the early frontrunner in the race to replace Sepp Blatter as head of FIFA.
Paraguay backs Platini for FIFA president

Sunday 2 August 2015 17:51

Paraguay has offered to be one of the official backers of Michel Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency, the country's football association said in a letter sent to FIFA.

Opinion

Despite $7b to 'Power Africa,' why the continent is still in the dark

Sunday 2 August 2015 15:45

When President Barack Obama made his first presidential visit to Kenya over the weekend, he visited not just his ancestral home, but one of the target countries in his $7 billion signature foreign aid

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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