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On March 5th and 6th, voting stations will open for new voters to register and for existing voters to update and check their registration details ahead of 2016's local poll. ( )

Special votes application soon available online

People wanting to register for special votes for the 2016 Local Government Elections will soon be able to do it online.

Members of the public were encouraged to report such activities or any people who solicited money from them with the promise of integration into the SANDF to the nearest SA Police Service station or S
SANDF warns of integration scam
Saturday 6 February 2016 20:17
At least 9000 hectares of vegetation have been destroyed by the fire.
At least 9000 hectares of vegetation have been destroyed by the fire.

South Africa

Fort Hare University celebrates 100 years of existence

Saturday 6 February 2016 21:35

On Monday, Fort Hare University will celebrate 100 years of its existence.

Africa

Nigerians have image problem abroad, hampers emigration to West

Saturday 6 February 2016 14:13

Nigerians have an image problem abroad which makes it difficult to emigrate to the West, but they can stay at home where their services are needed, says President Muhammadu Buhari.

World

The European Commission and Europe Union executive, is set to publish on Wednesday a report on Turkey's progress in implementing the migrant deal.
Turkey must cut migrant flows to Europe: EU official

Saturday 6 February 2016 21:10

Europe needs Turkey to dramatically cut the number of migrants reaching Greece within weeks or the pressure for more border closures and fences will grow.

Politics

Special votes application soon available online

Saturday 6 February 2016 21:55

People wanting to register for special votes for the 2016 Local Government Elections will soon be able to do it online.

Business

Zwelinzima Vavi is accussing Cosatu of failing to protect workers’ rights.
Cosatu leaping in employers bed - Vavi

Saturday 6 February 2016 15:32

Former Congress of South African Trade Unions Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi has accused his former employers of failing to protect the rights of the workers.

Science

Zika virus has been linked to the devastating birth defect microcephaly, which prevents fetus' brains from developing properly.
More than 3 000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus

Saturday 6 February 2016 21:14

More than 3 000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus

Lifestyle

Former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs says there is a need for every white person in this country to be taught African languages.
Former judge challenges non-Africans to learn African languages

Saturday 6 February 2016 19:22

Former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs has challenged white and non-African communities in South Africa to learn to speak African languages.

Sport

The students whipped Golden Arrows with 1-0 in Durban on Saturday afternoon.  
Wits beat Arrows to go second on PSL summit

Saturday 6 February 2016 20:43

Bidvest Wits beat Golden Arrows 1-0 in Durban on Saturday afternoon.

Opinion

The folly of forced virginity testing

Thursday 4 February 2016 06:15

Violating the rights of women and girls will not stop HIV and AIDS, writes Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini.

National Days 2015

South Africa will mark Reconciliation Day on the 16th December . Read the news and view multimedia relating to this year's events.

ANC January 8 Statement

The African National Congress (ANC) will hold its 'January 8' celebrations and 104th anniversary in Rustenburg, North West on 9 January 2016

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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