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Proteas kick-off bumper T20 season

Sunday 5 July 2015 08:21

The opening T20 International against Bangladesh at the Shere Bangla National Cricket Stadium on Sunday marks the start of an important season for the Oxigen Proteas’ squad.

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'Crime syndicates control rhino horn smuggling from SA'

Saturday 4 July 2015 06:28

Intelligence expert Nigel Morgan says crime syndicates are controlling rhino horn smuggling from South Africa.

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Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba.
Gigaba puzzled by abduction of SA children by Egyptian fathers

Friday 3 July 2015 19:24

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has raised concern over poor safety and security measures which failed to prevent two children from being abducted and taken out of the country.

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The 7th BRICS Summit which starts in Russia next week will discuss the operation of the BRICS Development Bank in SA.
BRICS bank operations to cost SA billions

Friday 3 July 2015 17:29

South Africa will have to spend at least R120 billion to help get the new Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) Development Bank up and running.

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Former IEC Chairperson, Dr Brigalia Bam expresses that she is happy that she is no longer involved in politics because it is no longer the same.
Dr Bam launches a memoir

Friday 3 July 2015 12:30

Dr Brigalia Bam launched one of the most anticipated memoirs, titled: "Democracy, More than just elections".

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Minister Malusi Gigaba is determined to get to the bottom of the two missing children that were kidnapped by their fathers.
Gigaba to meet with mothers of kidnapped kids

Friday 3 July 2015 06:03

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will meet on Friday with the mothers of the two children who were allegedly kidnapped by their fathers.

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Unions are angry over Telkom’s plan to cut 4 400 jobs.
Solidarity contests Telkom retrenchments

Thursday 2 July 2015 20:06

Head of ICT industry at trade union Solidarity, Marius Croucamp, says the union has applied for an urgent interdict to halt all retrenchment plans against 4,400 employees at Telkom.

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Anglo American, which employs some 151 200 staff globally, is likely to announce the cutbacks, which could affect thousands of employees, in its first-half results on July 24.
Anglo plans major job cuts

Thursday 2 July 2015 17:40

Anglo American is planning to cut between 5 and 20% of staff at head offices around the world.

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Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court to stand trial for war crimes.
Alliance summit defends govt's decision on Omar Al-Bashir

Thursday 2 July 2015 10:59

The alliance summit of the ANC, SACP, Cosatu and SANCO has defended government's actions surrounding Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir's departure from South Africa.

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Chris Yelland speaks during a SAFM interview on the partnership between Vodacom and Eskom, and the benefits it will bring forward.
Vodacom partnership to help bridge Eskom funding gap

Thursday 2 July 2015 09:33

Energy Expert Chris Yelland says Vodacom 14% increase is a good deal in regards to helping bridge the funding gap that the R23 billion funding that Eskom receives is unable to cover.

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Morocco's illegal occupation of Western Sahara concerning: AU

Wednesday 1 July 2015 19:30

The International Relations Department says it will work with the AU and UN Special Envoy on finding solutions to Morocco’s illegal occupation of Western Sahara.

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Rand flat, shrugs off govt sale of Vodacom stake

Wednesday 1 July 2015 11:05

The rand was flat against the dollar on Wednesday, shrugging off news that the government had sold off its stake in mobile phone company Vodacom to raise money for troubled power utility Eskom.

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20 year old South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada made a meteoric rise to the national setup and is looking to lay down the marker for the extended tour.
Kagiso Rabada out to make his mark

Wednesday 1 July 2015 08:55

Emerging South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada would be looking to lay down the marker for the extended tour of the subcontinent in the two-match T20 series against Bangladesh starting on Sunday.

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Ramaphosa in Lesotho for talks with stakeholders

Tuesday 30 June 2015 20:41

SADC facilitator Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has been welcomed to Lesotho by Deputy Prime Minister Mothetjoa Metsing and Foreign Affairs Minister Tlohang Sekhamane.

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Zuma lashes out at opposition parties for Marikana comments

Tuesday 30 June 2015 20:15

President Jacob Zuma has lashed out at some opposition parties for claiming that the Marikana Commission of Inquiry failed to hold the executive to account for the deaths of 34 miners.

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Unemployment amongst graduates is continuing to be an on-going problem in South Africa.
Education system a contributor to graduate unemployment

Tuesday 30 June 2015 10:22

Tasneem Mohamed, from SA Innovation Business Partner for think says there are systemic problems in the education system that contribute to unemployment amongst graduates.

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During a gala dinner in Midrand to mark the opening ceremony of the national schools choral competition, President Jacob Zuma addresses parents in an aim to call for support of his campaign to have hi
Zuma calls for support to make history compulsory

Tuesday 30 June 2015 05:52

President Jacob Zuma has called on parents to support his campaign to have history declared compulsory at all schools.

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Developing countries need a clear ‘roadmap’   

Monday 29 June 2015 21:10

Major developing countries have expressed disappointment over the continued lack of any clear roadmap for rich countries to provide financing for climate change mitigation and adaption.

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Gold companies offer unions up to 13% increase

Monday 29 June 2015 20:38

The gold sector tabled its wage offer to mining unions on Monday, saying the offer was based on economic and social sustainability.

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Eskom must learn to control their costs: Analyst  

Monday 29 June 2015 17:47

Energy analyst, Andrew Kenny says Eskom must learn to control their costs to increase financial stability.

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