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More than five thousand hectares of vegetation and at least eight buildings have been destroyed.
More than five thousand hectares of vegetation and at least eight buildings have been destroyed. ( )

New fire flares up in Cape Peninsula

Tired firefighters are again battling another large blaze in the Cape Peninsula. This comes on the back of the biggest fire in 5 years.

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, says he will ensure that the candidates do not sink his matric pass rate.
20 000 failed pupils promoted to matric
Thursday 5 March 2015 15:27
WHO points to signs that communities are still resisting bringing Ebola-infected family members to treatment centres
No Liberia Ebola cases in past week: WHO
Thursday 5 March 2015 15:23
The move to employ the ex-coach was prompted by Senegal's poor showing at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Senegal name ex-captain Cisse as coach
Thursday 5 March 2015 15:14
Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, says he will ensure that the candidates do not sink his matric pass rate.
20 000 failed pupils promoted to matric
Thursday 5 March 2015 15:27
WHO points to signs that communities are still resisting bringing Ebola-infected family members to treatment centres
No Liberia Ebola cases in past week: WHO
Thursday 5 March 2015 15:23
The move to employ the ex-coach was prompted by Senegal's poor showing at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.
Senegal name ex-captain Cisse as coach
Thursday 5 March 2015 15:14

South Africa

Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi, says he will ensure that the candidates do not sink his matric pass rate.
20 000 failed pupils promoted to matric

Thursday 5 March 2015 15:27

Over 20 000 pupils who failed Grade 11 have been promoted to matric in Gauteng after Basic Education Minister instructs provinces to promote learners based on age.

Africa

WHO points to signs that communities are still resisting bringing Ebola-infected family members to treatment centres
No Liberia Ebola cases in past week: WHO

Thursday 5 March 2015 15:23

The WHO says Liberia did not report any new confirmed Ebola infections in the past week for the first time since May last year.

World

The survey includes six of sixteen possible issues they think would make the most difference to their lives.
The UN wants to know what matters most to you?

Thursday 5 March 2015 15:02

The United Nations and Nelson Mandela Foundation are collaborating in a consultative process to raise awareness about a global survey known as MY World.

Politics

Cosatu's CEC wants the boycotting unions to express their concerns within its structures and for Vavi to explain his conduct
Cosatu extends olive branch to Vavi, boycotting unions

Thursday 5 March 2015 14:30

Cosatu's CEC has extended an olive branch to its seven affiliates and general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi for boycotting its three-day meeting which ended on Wednesday.

Business

Limpopo mine still seeking buyer to save jobs

Thursday 5 March 2015 08:01

Liquidators at Cons Murch gold mine outside Phalaborwa in Limpopo say they are still in a process of getting a new buyer for the troubled gold mining company.

Science

A jawbone fossil, steps from where it was sighted by Chalachew Seyoum, an ASU graduate student from Ethiopia, is pictured in Afar Regional State, Ethiopia.
Dawn of man: Ethiopian jawbone fossil pushes back human origins

Thursday 5 March 2015 06:29

A 2.8-million-year-old jawbone fossil with five intact teeth unearthed in an Ethiopian desert is pushing back the dawn of humankind by about half a million years.

Lifestyle

Book shares tips on how to escape debt

Thursday 5 March 2015 10:01

Author Lucas Ramagadi Matjiane's new book ‘Kick That Poverty Out’, shares 10 winning lessons every poor and middle class person needs to know, to get out of debt in just seven months.

Sport

JP Duminy says they're happy to educate and encourage youngsters.
Proteas take time out to educate young fans

Thursday 5 March 2015 16:09

Four members of the team took time out to work with members of THINK WISE, UN-AIDS and the UN Childrens fund, which uses the spirit of cricket to support global efforts to end the AIDS epidemic.

Opinion

 DC’s Pakalitha Mosisili, LCD’s Mothetjoa Metsing and several other smaller parties are planning to form a coalition.
Coalition governments are unstable: Analyst

Thursday 5 March 2015 12:18

University of South Africa Professor, Kealeboga Maphunye, says coalition governments are difficult and unstable.

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.

State of the Nation Address

President Jacob Zuma will deliver his annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) on 12 February 2015 at 19h00. The theme for 2015 is '20 years of a democratic parliament'.

Budget 2015

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

Lifestyle, Science & Tech Wrap

Latest technology, science and arts news highlights.

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