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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.

Chad le Clos fails in 50m butterfly
Sunday 2 August 2015 20:07
Chad le Clos fails in 50m butterfly
Sunday 2 August 2015 20:07
Renowned maskandi artist laid to rest
Sunday 2 August 2015 20:05
Another Cape Town cop attacked
Sunday 2 August 2015 19:46
Zimbabwean wildlife authorities have implemented restrictions after the death of Cecil the lion.

South Africa

Another Cape Town cop attacked

Sunday 2 August 2015 19:46

Another policeman has been attacked in the line of duty in Cape Town. The 37-year-old officer was shot in the leg, in Delft on Sunday morning.

Africa

Kerry says to seek more support for Libya peace plan

Sunday 2 August 2015 18:47

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday he would seek greater backing for a U.N. peace plan for Libya which has been spurned by some key players

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

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga says her department is to recruit at least 44 000 people to teach adults basic literacy.
1.9 million South Africans to learn to read and write

Sunday 2 August 2015 20:19

The Department of Basic Education is looking to get the 1.9 million South Africans who cannot read nor write through the Mass Literacy Campaign, Kha Ri Gude programme.

Sport

Athletics roiled by mass doping allegations after blood test leak

Sunday 2 August 2015 20:18

Endurance runners suspected of doping have been winning a third of Olympic and world championship medals, two news organisations said on Sunday.

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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