SABC News - South Africa


At least 247 people were killed after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy Wednesday, according to Italy’s Civil Protection Department.
President Zuma sends condolences to Italy following deadly quake

Thursday 25 August 2016 12:00

President Jacob Zuma has sent his deepest condolences to the Republic of Italy following the earthquake that left more than 200 people dead.


Rand sinks on report Finance Minister told to report to police

Tuesday 23 August 2016 21:05

South Africa's rand plunged nearly 3% on reports that Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan had been ordered to report to a special police unit by the end of the week.


SA's mines ministry defends safety drive

Tuesday 23 August 2016 19:41

South Africa's government defended a renewed drive to reduce deaths and injuries in the mining industry on Tuesday, saying health and safety issues were "non- negotiable."


Sugar tax will hit beverage manufacturers, consumers hard  

Tuesday 23 August 2016 17:34

Beverage manufacturers are up in arms over the proposed sugar tax, saying it will impact the industry negatively.


Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has called on civil society organizations to act with fear or favour.
Moseneke calls on Human Rights organisations to be proactive

Tuesday 23 August 2016 17:28

Former deputy chief justice Dikgang Moseneke has called on Human Rights organisations to closely guard the work of government.


It's expected the wheat import tariff will go up by 30% soon.
Bread prices set to rise

Monday 22 August 2016 19:49

Consumers are unhappy about the possibility of a bread price increase.  


Team SA has built a strong platform for future athletes

Monday 22 August 2016 18:39

South Africa’s athletics team at the 2016 Rio De Jainero Olympics has built a strong platform for the country's chances in future global events.


Sun International joins SA companies exodus from Nigeria

Monday 22 August 2016 16:32

Sun International has become the latest South African business to pull out of Nigeria because of weak economic growth and clashes with regulators and shareholders in the west African country.


27 SA companies to take part in Maputo trade fair

Monday 22 August 2016 09:36

A delegation of 27 South African companies will participate in the 52nd Maputo International Trade Fair, Facim, next week.


In a 2002 car accident, Mwai Kibaki suffered neck injuries and a fractured ankle during a campaign rally.
Kibaki flown to South Africa for treatment

Sunday 21 August 2016 21:05

Kenya's former President Mwai Kibaki has been flown to South Africa for specialised treatment after he fell ill on Sunday.  


Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge.
Kenya’s Kipchoge finally gets gold in Rio

Sunday 21 August 2016 19:55

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge has finally clinched gold in the Rio Olympics men's marathon's final day of the games.  


Wayde Van Niekerk made the country proud when he claimed gold in the 400 meter race and shattered the world record last week.
Cape Town man on a mission to showcase Van Niekerk’s talent

Sunday 21 August 2016 19:33

A 28 year old Cape Town man is on a mission to show South Africa's Olympic star, Wayde Van Niekerk, appreciation following his performance at the Rio Games.


Police probe attempted murder case in PE

Sunday 21 August 2016 12:00

Police have opened a case of attempted murder following a shooting incident near the Boardwalk and Entertainment Complex in Port Elizabeth.


Caster Semenya is expected to win after cruising through to the final with the fastest time of the semi-finals.
"Caster needs our support"

Saturday 20 August 2016 21:49

Government has called on all South Africans to rally behind Caster Semenya ahead of the 800m final run at the Rio Olympics.


South Africa's Warren Whiteley in action the field.
Whiteley's try gives South Africa narrow win

Saturday 20 August 2016 20:49

A try two minutes from time by Warren Whiteley earned South Africa an unconvincing 30-23 victory over Argentina in an error-strewn Rugby Championship match on Saturday.


Steyn bags openers as Proteas fight back

Saturday 20 August 2016 13:23

A fired-up Dale Steyn removed both New Zealand openers to leave the tourists on 15 for the loss of two wickets at lunch following a rain-shortened second morning.


ANCYL calls for ANC NEC to account for performance in LGE

Friday 19 August 2016 10:02

The ANCYL is calling for the accountability from the NEC and action against those who have tamed the image of the ANC says ANCYL spokesperson Mlondi Mkhize.


Riek Machar in the DRC but location not confirmed: UN

Friday 19 August 2016 06:30

The UN has confirmed that former South Sudanese First Vice President Riek Machar is in the DRC but would not confirm his location.


Coca-Cola to rethink spending plans in SA due to sugar tax

Thursday 18 August 2016 18:15

Africa's biggest Coke bottler, Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, will rethink its spending plans in South Africa if Pretoria's proposed tax on sugary drinks gets the green light.


It will give accreditation to indigenous medicines and traditional medical practitioners.
Govt to finalise Indigenous Knowledge Systems bill

Wednesday 17 August 2016 21:30

Government is moving to finalise the Indigenous Knowledge Systems Bill.


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