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IEC confident of security measures ahead of elections

The Independent Electoral Commission says it's confident that it has put in place strong security measures to prevent fraud in next month's general elections

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Kaizer Chiefs-Bidvest Wits’ Wednesday's result kept the chase for Premiership honours on course.
Chiefs suffer major title blow
Thursday 24 April 2014 05:32
Archbishop Emeritus, Desmond Tutu, addressed the media in Cape Town, on the theme "South Africa's 20 years of freedom".
I will not vote for the ANC: Tutu
Wednesday 23 April 2014 21:17

South Africa

Matriculants get a second chance to re-write exams

Thursday 24 April 2014 06:12

Learners who failed matric between 2011 and last year will be given a second chance to rewrite their National Senior Certificate exams

Africa

Billions needed to upgrade Egypt's power grid

Wednesday 23 April 2014 16:52

Energy officials say a lack of reforms to the wasteful fuel subsidy system is keeping away private investors who could finance modernisation and boost gas output.

World

In the absence of firm UN action, the Committee against Apartheid mobilized global publicity against the regime.
Former UN employee talks about his role in fight against SA apartheid

Wednesday 23 April 2014 20:50

The United Nations (UN) has often received plaudits for its role in the fight against Apartheid and the country’s subsequent transition to democratic rule in 1994.

Politics

Political parties have been urged to cooperate with the police during investigations.
Investigators probe KZN political killings

Thursday 24 April 2014 06:39

A team of investigators has been tasked with probing killings suspected to be linked to politics in Umshwathi near Pietermaritzburg in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands.

Business

Platinum producers have put a new wage package on the table, it includes hikes in benefits and allowances which would increase the remuneration of striking miners to R12 500 over the next five years.
Amcu, employees still locked in wage talks

Wednesday 23 April 2014 20:30

Initial hopes of a breakthrough in the talks to end the three months long strike in the platinum sector mines are fading.

Science

New ICT centre opened in Kimberley

Wednesday 23 April 2014 14:50

Deputy Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams says the new ICT centre for teachers in Kimberley, Northern Cape, is a milestone for the department.

Lifestyle

A man uses an umbrella to block the snow at ski-resort Afriski in Lesotho
Snow falls in Eastern Cape and Lesotho

Wednesday 23 April 2014 19:09

Winter isn’t coming, it is already here with snowfalls on Wednesday in Lesotho and the Eastern Cape.  

Sport

Kaizer Chiefs-Bidvest Wits’ Wednesday's result kept the chase for Premiership honours on course.
Chiefs suffer major title blow

Thursday 24 April 2014 05:32

Mamelodi Sundowns moved a step closer to claiming the Premiership title as Kaizer Chiefs were held to a goalless draw against Bidvest Wits in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening.

Opinion

The ANC’s commitment to transparency in relation to party funding was articulated in its Polokwane resolutions.
Money, politics: a toxic mix that needs to be diluted in South Africa

Wednesday 23 April 2014 09:18

Judith February of the ISS asks who will lead the way in closing this gap in South Africa’s transparency regime when it comes to party funding.

2014 General Elections

South Africans will go to the polls for the country's fifth democratic general elections in 2014. Previous national and provincial elections were held in 1994, 1999, 2004 and 2009.

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

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

Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial

National Days 2014

The theme for Human Rights Day 2014 is celebrating 20 years of changing lives through Human Rights.

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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