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An earthquake hit Himalayan nation on Saturday leaving more than four thousand dead. ( )

Gift of the Givers off to Nepal on Tuesday

The Gift of the Givers Foundation says Nepalese authorities have granted it permission to travel to the country to assist with rescue operations.

UNRWA school damaged by fighting in Gaza.
Ban deplores attack on UN premises in Gaza
Tuesday 28 April 2015 06:21
Gift of the Givers is taking highly specialized rescue equipment to assist those trapped in the rubble.(REUTERS)
Human error was the main contributing factor in major crashes, with drivers driving in the wrong lane found in most cases.(SABC)
Gift of the Givers is taking highly specialized rescue equipment to assist those trapped in the rubble.(REUTERS)
Human error was the main contributing factor in major crashes, with drivers driving in the wrong lane found in most cases.(SABC)
John 'Shoes' Moshoeu, was buried at the Heroes Acre, a burial site of prominent South Africans.(Twitter)

South Africa

Four held with over 2 000 cartons of illegal cigarettes

Tuesday 28 April 2015 07:41

Four men were arrested in Pretoria after they were found in possession of 2 302 cartons of allegedly illegal cigarettes, Gauteng police say.

Africa

Fighters from the Tuareg separatist rebel group MNLA walk in the desert near Tabankort.
Mali pro-govt militias seize northern town amid clashes

Tuesday 28 April 2015 06:47

Pro-government armed groups in Mali seized the northern town of Menaka from Tuareg separatists on Monday during fierce fighting, a spokesperson for the group and a resident said.

World

Gift of the Givers off to Nepal on Tuesday

Tuesday 28 April 2015 07:27

The Gift of the Givers Foundation says Nepalese authorities have granted it permission to travel to the country to assist with rescue operations.

Politics

Israel’s decision to refuse Higher Education minister, Blade Nzimande, is said to have created a serious diplomatic problem
‘Israeli ambassador to SA must be expelled’

Tuesday 28 April 2015 05:46

The SACP, Cosatu, the National Coalition 4 Palestine and other formations have called on government to expel the Israeli ambassador to South Africa with immediate effect.

Business

Gauteng pays the best salaries: Survey

Monday 27 April 2015 14:13

Salaries in Gauteng are on average still the best in South Africa, according to the latest salary review by Career Junction.

Science

Role of IPPs in alleviating South Africa's energy shortages re-emphasised with the establishment of another wind farm in the Eastern Cape.
Wind farm project to boost E Cape economy

Monday 27 April 2015 06:42

The role of independent power producers (IPPs) in alleviating South Africa's energy shortages has been re-emphasised with the establishment of another wind farm in the Eastern Cape.

Lifestyle

South African Guinness World Record holder Bushy McKelvey rides beside American double World Record holder Dave Barr during the Chutzpah Adventure tour in SA.
Double amputees ride for those who can’t

Monday 27 April 2015 15:58

South African double-amputee Bushy McKelvey joined Dave Barr for a part of the Chutzpah Adventure travelling 6500km through South Africa in aid of disability.

Sport

After Arsenal fans jeered Chelsea with chants of "Boring, boring Chelsea," coach Jose Mourinho responded by saying: “boring I think is 10 years without a title”
Defiant Mourinho defends Chelsea against 'boring' jibes

Tuesday 28 April 2015 06:54

Jose Mourinho has again refuted criticism that his team plays dull football after Arsenal fans jeered them with chants of "Boring, boring Chelsea" during the London derby on Sunday.

Opinion

Twenty-one, and still growing up

Sunday 26 April 2015 13:35

As South Africa approaches Freedom Day on 21 April, Ronesh Dhawraj assesses how far the country has come in terms of transformation in key areas over the past 21 years.

Marikana

34 people, mostly striking mineworkers, were shot dead and over 70 wounded in a clash with police on August 16, 2012.

National Days 2015

Commemorating Freedom Day on April 27 2015.

Budget 2015

Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene will deliver his Budget Speech in Parliament on 25 February 2015.

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Latest technology, science and arts news highlights.

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