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The Public Protector’s office has begun investigations into funds used towards former president Nelson Mandela’s funeral. ( )

Public protector to probe Mandela funeral funds

The office of Public Protector has confirmed that it is investigating an amount of R90 million used by the Eastern Cape government for the funeral of late former president, Nelson Mandela.

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“Mr X” stands down from Marikana Commission after stomach problem

Tuesday 22 July 2014 18:49

The evidence by controversial police witness, Mr X, at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry, has been stood down until Friday after he complained of a stomach problem.


Residents of Kibaoni in Mpeketoni gather at shopping centre after unidentified gunmen attacked coastal Kenyan town of Mpeketoni.
Al-Shabaab not behind systematic attacks: Kenya’s presidency

Tuesday 22 July 2014 09:00

The office of Kenya’s president says Somalia's al-Qaida-linked militants, al-Shabaab kill indiscriminately.


Gaza, where almost 570 Palestinians and 29 Israeli's have been killed.
SA sending special envoy to Middle East

Tuesday 22 July 2014 18:43

South Africa will send a special envoy to the Middle East to raise its concerns over the escalating violence in Gaza and Israel. This as international efforts are mounting to end the crisis.


Police fire stun grenades at EFF supporters

Tuesday 22 July 2014 18:15

Violence erupted as police fired a stun grenade at a group of EFF supporters who gathered outside the Gauteng Legislature.


Over 11 thousand workers will be counted over the next four-weeks.
N Cape govt embarks on digital headcount to verify employees

Tuesday 22 July 2014 16:14

The Northern Cape government is on a mission to eliminate ghost workers from their payroll.


Sex education seen as crucial at schools

Tuesday 22 July 2014 12:01

Condom distribution in South African schools has always been a controversial issue.


Top lifestyle stories of the week: 22 July 2014
Arts & Entertainment Wrap: 22 July

Tuesday 22 July 2014 17:15

In case you missed some big lifestyle stories in and around South Africa this week, here's this week's Arts & Entertainment wrap.


The clubs says it has proven difficult to keep their star players and sign new players to compete with the best teams in the PSL.
Celtic supports livid after club is sold

Tuesday 22 July 2014 19:05

Bloemfontein Celtic supporters have reacted with fury over the selling of the club to new owners - the Tshabalala family.


Mississippi Baby: A lesson learned say HIV scientists

Monday 21 July 2014 00:18

Experts say they have now learned that the latent reservoir of the HIV virus within the cells have already been established even at the lowest level of infection.

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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