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Minister of Science and Technology, Naledi Pandor, attended the 37th Session of the SADC Parliamentary Forum meeting. ( )

Xenophobia under spotlight during SADC Parliamentary Forum

South Africa has continued to face questions about the recent xenophobic violence directed at African immigrants.

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E Cape women’s forum seeks to clarify their role in male circumcision

Monday 6 July 2015 19:21

Women's forum, Imbumba Yamakhosikazi Akomkhulu, has embarked on an awareness campaign to clarify the role women can play in the circumcision ritual.


The Mozambique government has taken a stand against poaching by burning elephant tusks and rhino horns.
Mozambique stands against poaching

Tuesday 7 July 2015 06:05

More than 600 elephant tusks and 86 rhino horns have been set alight in Maputo Mozambique.


Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt attends a ceremony commemorating the 50th death anniversary of former UN Secretary General, Dag Hammarskjöld.
Hammarskjöld's plane may have been shot down: Inquiry

Tuesday 7 July 2015 05:33

A UN Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the death of the second Secretary General has placed the greatest value in claims Dag Hammarskjöld’s plane was shot down.


Modise wants ConCourt to rule on presiding officers' powers

Monday 6 July 2015 15:58

Thandi Modise wants the Constitutional Court to give the final word on how much powers a court has to interfere with decisions by presiding officers in Parliament.


Emerging farmers in N West crippled by drought

Tuesday 7 July 2015 05:30

The African Farmers Association of South Africa in the North West says drought in the province has crippled emerging farmers, who are now in desperate need of millions of rands to survive.


New Horizons space probe suffers glitch on approach to Pluto

Monday 6 July 2015 10:05

NASA scientists were working on Sunday to revive the New Horizons space craft after it suffered a computer malfunction just nine days before it was due to fly past Pluto.


The late David Masondo, was a lead singer and composer of many hit songs of the kings of mbhaqanga music, the Soul Brothers
Masondo's passing leaves music industry poorer

Monday 6 July 2015 14:34

The death of Soul Brothers co-founder, David Masondo, has left the music industry poorer, a revelation that comes to the fore as condolences continue to pour in after his passing.


Mayweather stripped of title he won in Pacquiao fight

Tuesday 7 July 2015 06:00

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been stripped of the welterweight world title he won after beating Filipino Manny Pacquiao this year.


Greece votes No: experts respond

Monday 6 July 2015 19:10

The Greek people have voted, saying a resounding No to the terms of the bailout deal offered by their international creditors. What will this mean for Greece, the euro and the future of the EU?

Youth Day 2015

South Africa celebrates Youth Day on 16 June 2015; marking 39 years since the 1975 uprising. Read the latest news, profiles of young inspirational South Africans, opinions and view multimedia.

June 2015 has been declaired Youth month in SA, themed 'Youth Moving South Africa Forward'.


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”.

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