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The unemployment rate was significantly higher for the youth at 36.1%. ( )

Stats SA figures show increase in unemployment

The unemployment rate increased by 0.3% between the first and second quarters of 2014 to reach 25.5%, Statistics SA said on Tuesday.

DA threatens court action on Nkandla delay
Tuesday 29 July 2014 15:25

South Africa

Deputy Police Minister calls for increased policing in the Cape Flats

Tuesday 29 July 2014 17:25

Police Deputy Minister Maggie Sotyu says there is a need for policing to be beefed up in Philippi on the Cape Flats.


Fuel depot blaze out of control in Tripoli

Tuesday 29 July 2014 15:26

A huge fuel depot near the international airport in Libya's capital Tripoli burned out of control on Tuesday, set ablaze in fighting between rival militias.


 An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip.
Israel strikes house of Hamas Gaza leader

Tuesday 29 July 2014 07:28

Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday.


IFP calls for investigation into KZN former Finance MEC

Tuesday 29 July 2014 15:59

The Inkatha Freedom Party has called for an investigation into former KwaZulu-Natal Finance MEC Ina Cronje.


Stats SA figures show increase in unemployment

Tuesday 29 July 2014 17:10

The unemployment rate increased by 0.3% between the first and second quarters of 2014 to reach 25.5%, Statistics SA said on Tuesday.


US president Barack Obama.
Act now on climate change or see costs soar, White House says

Tuesday 29 July 2014 15:42

Putting off expensive measures to curb climate change will only cost the United States more in the long run, the White House said on Tuesday.


Khoisan heritage preservation put under the spotlight

Tuesday 29 July 2014 15:43

Khoisan heritage activists have met in George in the Southern Cape for discussions on the rights of indigenous people of South Africa.


SA's top road runners gear up for Soweto Marathon

Tuesday 29 July 2014 17:46

Some of South Africa's top road runners have confirmed they will compete in the Soweto Marathon in November, after the race was relaunched on Tuesday.


How the Seriti Commission is failing

Monday 28 July 2014 12:19

The author looks at how the approach by the Seriti Commission of Inquiry into the Arms Deal is undermining the public’s right to know.

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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