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Stats SA says the expanded definition of unemployment, which includes people who have stopped looking for work, also fell to 34.9% from 36.1%. ( )

South Africa’s unemployment rate drops

South Africa's unemployment rate has dropped from 26.4% to 25% in the second quarter of 2015, StatsSA said on Wednesday.

Steven Finn played his last test in the 2013 Ashes at Trent Bridge and returned home early from England's dismal return tour following technical problems
Finn strikes twice on test return for England
Wednesday 29 July 2015 19:41
Steven Finn played his last test in the 2013 Ashes at Trent Bridge and returned home early from England's dismal return tour following technical problems
Finn strikes twice on test return for England
Wednesday 29 July 2015 19:41
Panayiotou has been behind bars for three months following abduction and killing of his wife.

South Africa

Traditional leaders welcome commissions to restore their status

Wednesday 29 July 2015 19:34

The government has over the years established different commissions to investigate issues related to leadership disputes and claims among traditional leaders.

Africa

Ramaphosa to return to Lesotho for more peace efforts

Wednesday 29 July 2015 17:35

Deputy President and SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa will be in Lesotho on Thursday to facilitate peace and stability in that country.

World

New TSA chief aims to tighten US airline screening

Wednesday 29 July 2015 19:14

The Transportation Security Administration plans to retrain thousands of airport screeners to detect weapons better, scale back a pre-clearance program and more closely monitor security badges.

Politics

ANC E Cape Sarah Baartman elective congress postponed

Wednesday 29 July 2015 15:33

The African National Congress in the Eastern Cape has postponed the Sarah Baartman regional elective congress scheduled for this weekend to next weekend.

Business

South Africa’s unemployment rate drops

Wednesday 29 July 2015 19:34

South Africa's unemployment rate has dropped from 26.4% to 25% in the second quarter of 2015, StatsSA said on Wednesday.

Science

US investigators blame Virgin Galactic crash on lax pilot training

Wednesday 29 July 2015 16:49

Federal investigators cited inadequate training of test pilots by a Northrup Grumman Corp subsidiary on Tuesday as a leading factor behind last year's fatal crash.

Lifestyle

Lung disease is a major concern in SA

Wednesday 29 July 2015 12:22

The clinical research unit at the University of Cape Town says more than half a million people in the country are diagnosed with Tuberculosis annually.

Sport

Steven Finn played his last test in the 2013 Ashes at Trent Bridge and returned home early from England's dismal return tour following technical problems
Finn strikes twice on test return for England

Wednesday 29 July 2015 19:41

England fast bowler Steven Finn made an immediate impact on his return to test cricket after a two-year absence with two key Australian wickets on the first morning of the third Ashes test.

Opinion

Why we need to tread carefully in drawing up HR rules for business

Wednesday 29 July 2015 09:46

Devising the rules for holding businesses responsible for the effects of their operations on human rights.

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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