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The ceasefire was to be followed by Israeli-Palestinian negotiations in Cairo, on a longer-term solution. ( )

Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza

A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling, and Israel accusing militants of violating the US- and UN-brokered truce.

Numsa members are picketing outside a security gate company in Elsie River on the Cape Flats.
Western Cape Numsa protests over lock-out
Friday 1 August 2014 12:15
Numsa members are picketing outside a security gate company in Elsie River on the Cape Flats.
Western Cape Numsa protests over lock-out
Friday 1 August 2014 12:15
 Over 700 people have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
SA not in danger of Ebola: NICD
Friday 1 August 2014 12:01
Themba Mthembu says he is proud of how far the SABC 24 hour news channel has come.
SABC 24 Hour News Channel turns 1
Friday 1 August 2014 12:01

South Africa

The Marikana Commission of Inquiry is investigating the deaths of 44 people during strike-related violence at Lonmin.
Lonmin security chief grilled over equipment

Friday 1 August 2014 12:43

Lonmin head of security, Graeme Sinclair, has continued giving evidence at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry in Pretoria.

Africa

Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu.
Tutu calls for an end to South Sudan crisis

Friday 1 August 2014 10:05

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu says the people of South Sudan have been through hell.

World

Truce crumbles as 40 killed in Gaza

Friday 1 August 2014 12:33

A Gaza ceasefire crumbled only hours after it began on Friday, with at least 40 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling, and Israel accusing militants of violating the US- and UN-brokered truce.

Politics

NFP leader, Zanele Magwaza-Msibi.
NFP leader quizzed over stolen money

Friday 1 August 2014 07:30

The IFP in KwaZulu-Natal says police should probe how the NFP leader Zanele Magwaza-Msibi came to have about R 500 000 in cash in her house.

Business

Numsa members are picketing outside a security gate company in Elsie River on the Cape Flats.
Western Cape Numsa protests over lock-out

Friday 1 August 2014 12:15

Metal workers union, Numsa, in the Western Cape says its members are picketing outside a security gate company in Elsie River on the Cape Flats.

Science

 Over 700 people have died of Ebola in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.
SA not in danger of Ebola: NICD

Friday 1 August 2014 12:01

The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has assured South Africans that they are in no danger of contracting the Ebola virus.

Lifestyle

Exotic food that was brought into the studio from the SA Chef’s Training and Innovation Academy.
Exotic cuisine: One man's trash is another's delicacy

Friday 1 August 2014 12:00

They say “one person’s delight is another one’s disgust.” While some exotic cuisines may appear weird, if not utterly disgusting they are often delicacies in certain parts of the world.

Sport

Pitso Mosimane says his team is looking forward to returning to the first cup tournament of the season.
Sundowns return to MTN8 action

Friday 1 August 2014 11:35

Having missed out on MTN8 participation in 2013, Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says his team is looking forward to returning to the first cup tournament of the season.

Opinion

 IGD Senior Researcher, Lesley Masters.
SA’s Foreign Policy Budget 2014: Something Old, Something New

Thursday 31 July 2014 09:01

A focus on a ‘second transition’ could divert much needed attention from implementation, writes Lesley Masters.

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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