SABC News - South Africa


One in four cigarettes smoked in SA illegal – expert

Friday 31 October 2014 16:43

In the past four years the illicit cigarette trade has cost the government close to R18 billion.


Cosatu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, was addressing delegates at the 7th National DENOSA Congress
Vavi labels SA health system an economic apartheid

Friday 31 October 2014 09:50

Cosatu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi has described South Africa's current health system as an economic apartheid


‘One death too many’: Gun Free SA

Thursday 30 October 2014 19:53

The spate of fire-arm related crimes has seen a renewed attempt to tighten gun control in South Africa.


Mbalula pays homage to three sporting figures

Thursday 30 October 2014 17:56

Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula has called on South Africans to fight crime and take responsibility for lives.


Boks show support at triple memorial

Thursday 30 October 2014 15:10

The death of three South African sporting heroes over the past week has brought South Africans together, Springbok captain Jean De Villiers said at a memorial service in Johannesburg on Thursday.


Ramaphosa says the talks have been fruitful
Quick solution needed in South Sudan: Ramaphosa

Thursday 30 October 2014 11:05

Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has held talks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir as part of South Africa's efforts to mediate a peace agreement


Eighty-one  South Africans died when the  Synagogue Church of All Nations building collapsed in Nigeria.
Family of Nigerian disaster victim seeks closure

Thursday 30 October 2014 11:00

The family member of one of the deceased Nigerian collapse victims Mxolisi Green says it is frustrating that the family is unable to bury his cousin Thomas Matsina.


Eskom might resort to load shedding

Wednesday 29 October 2014 18:48

Eskom has warned that load shedding could be on the cards if electricity is not being used sparingly.


Rand firmer as US data disappoints

Tuesday 28 October 2014 19:55

The rand firmed to a six-week high against the dollar on Tuesday as durable goods orders in the United States came in below estimates.


John Kani takes his latest play home

Tuesday 28 October 2014 19:14

South African star actor John Kani will be on stage with his latest play, Missing, for the first time in his city of birth, Port Elizabeth.


SA's Kevin Anderson survives first round of BNP Paribas Masters

Monday 27 October 2014 18:40

South Africa's top men's tennis player, Kevin Anderson, was given a bye in the first round of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.


Rand, bonds bid time ahead of risk events this week

Monday 27 October 2014 18:22

The rand and government bonds were little changed on Monday, bidding time ahead of a data-heavy week that will drive direction.


SA has 20 million economically active people

Monday 27 October 2014 16:54

South Africa has 20.1 million economically active people but the country's labour absorption rate has remained stagnant at around 42.8%.


This comes as South Africa is re-organising its water governance structure
Water and sanitation dept host Dutch delegation

Monday 27 October 2014 14:17

The Department of Water and Sanitation is hosting a Dutch delegation for a meeting.


Rain ends Protea, New Zealand ODI

Monday 27 October 2014 07:22

The third one-day international between New Zealand and South Africa at Hamilton was abandoned because of incessant rain at Seddon Park on Monday.


The military is working hard to improve its training.
SA military in the spotlight again

Sunday 26 October 2014 19:05

 South Africa is counting the cost of what is arguably the biggest corruption scandal the country has witnessed as a democracy.


Chad Le Clos missed the 100 metre butterfly final.
Chad le Clos adds another gold medal in Beijing World Cup

Saturday 25 October 2014 20:37

Chad Le Clos added another gold medal to take his tally to four golds when he won the 50 metre free-style final on the last day of the Beijing leg of the Swimming World Cup.


Rand still on firmer ground after budget

Friday 24 October 2014 17:56

The rand hovered near the previous day's five-week highs against the dollar on Friday.


With government wanting to invest in fracking to export natural gas and signing a deal with Russia to build 8 nuclear reactors by 2030, renewable energy seems to be last on the list.
The Energy Story

Friday 24 October 2014 17:55

Renewable energy seems to be the answer to avoid climate change risks to people’s health and environmental damage but it is still a seemingly long road to developing this green future.


SA man faces second US wildlife indictment

Friday 24 October 2014 17:07

One of the South African brothers facing indictment in the US over the sale of illegal rhino hunts was previously fined for illegally importing a leopard carcass to that country.


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