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Cosatu says its general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will campaign for the ANC ahead of the elections.
Cosatu says its general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi will campaign for the ANC ahead of the elections. ( )

Vavi back and working: Cosatu

Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi is back to doing the trade union federation's work and campaigning for the ANC, its president Sidumo Dlamini said on Wednesday.

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South Africans will cast their votes on May 7.
No photography allowed in voting booth: IEC
Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:44
Nel to scrutinise Dixon's evidence
Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:30
South Africans will cast their votes on May 7.
No photography allowed in voting booth: IEC
Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:44
Nel to scrutinise Dixon's evidence
Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:30
Police say the violence in Marikana has increased since Amcu's wage strike began in January.
Two taxi owners gunned down in volatile Marikana
Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:03
Bornfrees - will you vote?
Bornfrees - will you vote?

South Africa

Nel to scrutinise Dixon's evidence

Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:30

Prosecutor Gerrie Nel will continue addressing every aspect of expert defence witness Roger Dixon's evidence in chief in the Oscar Pistorius trial on Thursday.

Africa

More than 50 people were killed in the October 6 protests called by former president Mohamed Morsi's supporters.
Egyptian court jails 119 Morsi supporters

Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:19

An Egyptian court sentenced 119 supporters of former president Mohamed Morsi to three years each in prison on Wednesday in connection with protests last October against his overthrow.

World

The massive air, sea and underwater search for flight MH370 was continuing almost 2 000 km off the coast of Perth.
Malaysia will not scale down search for missing airplane

Wednesday 16 April 2014 16:57

Malaysia's Acting Transport Minister and Defence Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said on Wednesday the country will not scale down the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane

Politics

South Africans will cast their votes on May 7.
No photography allowed in voting booth: IEC

Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:44

The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) says voters are not allowed to use camera equipment, including camera phones in the election booth.

Business

Strikes, China slowdown weigh on South Africa's economic outlook

Wednesday 16 April 2014 16:43

Mining strikes and more subdued appetite for commodities from China will weigh on South Africa's economy this year although growth will be faster than last year, a Reuters poll showed on Wednesday.

Science

Some 6 000 litres of oil leaked from a Richards Bay Port pipeline belonging to Engen
No clarity on penalty for Engen oil spill

Wednesday 16 April 2014 06:00

General Manager of Operations at Transnet National Ports Authority, Herbert Msagala, says it remains unclear what, if any, action will be taken against Engen over the Richards Bay Port oil spill.

Lifestyle

Paul Walker died on November 30 in a fiery one-car crash in Santa Clarita, California, northwest of Los Angeles.
Paul Walker's brothers to fill in for late actor in 'Fast 7'

Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:21

The brothers of actor Paul Walker, who died in November, will fill in for the late action star in order to complete scenes in the upcoming film Fast & Furious 7.

Sport

30-man selection squad named

Wednesday 16 April 2014 17:54

The SA Hockey Association on Wednesday announced a squad of 30 players to attend a final selection camp.

Opinion

Spoilt ballots and election tactics

Wednesday 16 April 2014 07:19

The campaign launched by former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils emphasises the often forgotten phenomenon of spoilt ballots.

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

Budget speech 2014

Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan will present the National Budget to Parliament on 26 February 2014.

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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