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King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo faces the possibility of a lengthy jail sentence.
King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo faces the possibility of a lengthy jail sentence. ( )

King Dalindyebo's successor named

The AbaThembu Royal House has nominated King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo's son, Azenathi, to take over the reins should the King be sent to jail.

Zuma to meet universities' leadership
Sunday 4 October 2015 16:53

South Africa

Senior citizens face biggest social problems: Dlamini

Sunday 4 October 2015 20:18

Social Development Minister, Bathabile Dlamini, says physical abuse, abandonment and financial abuse are the biggest problems faced by the elderly in South Africa.


Ethiopia boasts magnificent terrain and a fascinating imperial past.
Ethiopia aims to grow tourism threefold in five years

Sunday 4 October 2015 12:40

Ethiopia aims to triple its number of foreign visitors to more than 2.5 million by 2020, making tourism a pillar of one of Africa's fastest-growing economies.


Torrential rain in France has caused floods.
Flash floods kill at least 12 in France

Sunday 4 October 2015 08:35

Flooding caused by torrential rain in the Alpes-Maritimes region in southeast France caused at least 12 deaths, the French president's office said on Sunday.


DA requests Zuma to intervene in N Cape legislature impasse

Sunday 4 October 2015 21:20

The Democratic Alliance in the Northern Cape has requested President Jacob Zuma to intervene in an impasse at the provincial legislature.


About 30,000 workers could take part in the strike by the Num.
Num members in coal sector to go on strike

Sunday 4 October 2015 08:48

National Union of Mineworkers will strike in the crucial coal industry from Sunday after wage talks collapsed earlier this week in a country that relies heavily on coal for electricity.


The race is on for IPCC chairperson.
Six experts vie for top UN climate science job

Sunday 4 October 2015 17:41

Six candidates are vying to become head of the UN's top authority on climate change science this week.


Obama’s grandmother steals the show at SATMA awards

Sunday 4 October 2015 19:38

The honouring of the grandmother of US President Barack Obama, Mama Sara Obama, stole the show at the SATMA awards at the University of Zululand in northern KwaZulu-Natal.


Chiefs, Aces through to Telkom Knockout quarters

Sunday 4 October 2015 20:33

Kaizer Chiefs are through to the Telkom knockout quarterfinals after beating Platinum Stars 3 - 0 on Sunday.


The writer says eradicating poverty in Africa does not mean zero poverty, which would be unrealistic. Rather, it’s about reducing poverty levels in each country to below 3%.
Getting to zero on poverty in Africa

Sunday 4 October 2015 19:24

Africa faces the largest challenge to meet Sustainable Development Goal one, writes Jakkie Cilliers.

National Days 2015

South Africa will celebrate Heritage Day on 24 September. Read the news and view multimedia relating to this year's events.

ANC NGC 2015

All the latest news, opinions and multimedia about the 2015 ANC National General Council (NGC).

he NGC is a mid-term review of the policies and implementation of decisions passed at the ANC's 2012 National Conference in Manguang.

Moving from MDG to SDG

The UN member states will meet from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York to adopt the Sustainable Development Goals. They emanate from the Millennium Development Goals.

Science & Tech Wrap

Weekly highlights of the latest science and technology news. Watch video wraps.

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