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South Africa's winning bid was all about the involvement of Nelson Mandela, insists Tokyo Sexwale.
South Africa's winning bid was all about the involvement of Nelson Mandela, insists Tokyo Sexwale. ( )

2010 FIFA World Cup bid under investigation

The awarding of hosting rights for the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa is being investigated by the United States Department of Justice.

Skills gap blamed for youth unemployment
Wednesday 27 May 2015 10:05

South Africa

UNHCR is to offer packages comprising a set amount for two months’ rent and food vouchers as a start-up
UNHCR offers reintegration packages to displaced foreigners

Wednesday 27 May 2015 17:03

The UNHCR has offered reintegration assistance packages to at least 600 foreign nationals displaced during the xenophobic attacks in April.

Africa

Since taking office last year, Madagascar president, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, has been under pressure over his handling of the economy and public services.
Madagascar president challenges impeachment vote count

Wednesday 27 May 2015 15:21

Madagascar's President Hery Rajaonarimampianina challenged an impeachment vote against him in parliament, where critics say he dragged religion into politics and failed to deliver on promises.

World

US floods claims 17 lives

Wednesday 27 May 2015 06:54

Torrential rains have killed at least 17 people in Texas and Oklahoma, including four in Houston where floods turned streets into rivers.

Politics

Spirited President Jacob Zuma was speaking in his response to the debate on the budget speech for the presidency.
Opposition parties are obsessed with Nkandla, Marikana: Zuma

Wednesday 27 May 2015 16:20

President Jacob Zuma has accused the opposition of disregarding due processes that have to take place by demanding the release of the highly-anticipated Marikana report.

Business

MTN to approach CCMA over on-going wage dispute

Wednesday 27 May 2015 16:10

Giant mobile operator MTN has failed to resolve its on-going wage dispute with its striking employees and says it will now approach the Commission for Conciliation Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA).

Science

Blocked in China, Twitter still courts Chinese firms for ads

Wednesday 27 May 2015 11:31

Despite being blocked in China, Twitter is courting Chinese companies to buy advertising space on its service.

Lifestyle

New online game highlights dangers of texting while driving

Wednesday 27 May 2015 12:08

A new awareness campaign involving an online driving game shows users just how dangerous it is to text and drive.

Sport

South Africa's winning bid was all about the involvement of Nelson Mandela, insists Tokyo Sexwale.
2010 FIFA World Cup bid under investigation

Wednesday 27 May 2015 17:04

The awarding of hosting rights for the 2010 Soccer World Cup in South Africa is being investigated by the United States Department of Justice.

Opinion

AfDB to help Africa reach its “promised land”

Tuesday 26 May 2015 15:09

No other institution is better suited than the AfDB to give Africa the needed boost to reach the promised land, writes Cristina Duarte.

DA Federal Congress

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will hold its 6th Federal Congress on 9-10 May 2015 at the Boardwalk Convention Centre in Nelson Mandela Bay.

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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