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The situation in Soweto and other townships around Johannesburg is quiet after a week of attacks on foreign owned shops.
The situation in Soweto and other townships around Johannesburg is quiet after a week of attacks on foreign owned shops. ( )

N Cape police officers to appear in court for looting

Three Northern Cape police officers accused of robbing a Somali businessman of R8000 are due to appear in court on Tuesday.

Thousands of flights have been grounded in New York city.
State of emergency declared in NYC
Tuesday 27 January 2015 05:59

South Africa

Eskom has urged consumers and businesses to use electricity sparingly.
SA power demand to outstrip supply this week – Eskom

Tuesday 27 January 2015 06:01

South African peak electricity demand will be higher than the capacity available from Tuesday to Friday.

Africa

Despite French backing and the deployment of UN peacekeepers, Mali's military has struggled to redeploy in the north.
Top Malian army officer survives assassination attempt

Tuesday 27 January 2015 06:34

One of Mali's most senior military officers survived an assassination attempt in the capital, Bamako, on Monday, three sources told Reuters.

World

Thousands of flights have been grounded in New York city.
State of emergency declared in NYC

Tuesday 27 January 2015 05:59

New York City has stored 255 000 tonnes of salt to de-ice road surfaces and pavements to counter some of the effects of a major US North East snow storm that is battering the region.

Politics

The presidency says Vas Soni resigned for personal reasons as his wife is unwell.
Zuma receives Soni's resignation

Tuesday 27 January 2015 05:27

President Jacob Zuma has received the resignation of Special Investigating Unit (SIU) head Vas Soni, the presidency said on Monday.

Business

Oil steadies after OPEC says prices may have bottomed

Tuesday 27 January 2015 06:45

Brent crude oil prices held above $48 on Tuesday following comments from OPEC that prices may have found a floor.

Science

Astronauts onboard the International Space Station successfully capture the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with the robotic arm as the station travels over the Mediterranean Sea.
Commercial space rides for US astronauts to save millions: NASA

Tuesday 27 January 2015 06:42

The United States space program should save more than $12 million a seat flying astronauts to and from the International Space Station on commercial space taxis.

Lifestyle

Joan Rivers died after she suffered a loss of oxygen to her brain last year.
New York clinic that treated comic Joan Rivers sued over her death

Tuesday 27 January 2015 07:06

Joan Rivers' daughter filed a malpractice lawsuit on Monday against the New York medical clinic that treated her mother days before her death.

Sport

 Fikile Mbalula is supporting Bafana Bafana in Equatorial Guinea.
Mbalula optimistic ahead of Bafana's do or die clash

Tuesday 27 January 2015 06:13

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has wished Bafana Bafana good luck in their quest to qualify for the quarter finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) on Tuesday night.

Opinion

Inequality not necessarily reasons behind looting: experts

Monday 26 January 2015 11:54

Mienke Steytler, Head of Media and Public Affairs at the South African Institute of Race Relations, believes economic inequality as the driving force behind recent violence in South Africa.

2015 Africa Cup of Nations

The 2015 edition of the Africa Cup of Nations will take place in Equatorial Guinea from 17 January – 8 February.

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

All the latest news, exclusive insight and multimedia from the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius

ANC January 8 Statement

The African National Congress (ANC) will hold its annual 'January 8' statement and 103rd anniversary in Cape Town, Western Cape on 10 January 2015.

Lifestyle, Science & Tech Wrap

Latest technology, science and arts news highlights.

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