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Sub-Saharan Africa has been feeling the effects of climate change.
SADC annual meeting confronts water issues

Friday 9 December 2016 21:09

Water ministers from the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) region held their annual meeting on Friday.


Residents want Sharpeville's legacy and history to be preserved for future generations.
Sharpeville victims call on govt for better lives

Friday 9 December 2016 19:08

Survivors of the Sharpeville massacre have called on the government to better their lives.


The poultry industry, including the Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU), cried foul over cheap chicken imports from the European Union.
DTI to poultry industry concerns

Friday 9 December 2016 15:20

The DTI on Friday promised to address the concerns raised by the poultry industry in relation to the increase in imports of poultry products into South Africa.


Nzimande says they have plans to re-open other former education colleges as TVET colleges to empower rural youth nationwide.
Govt to use colleges to develop rural areas

Friday 9 December 2016 13:51

Government wants to use Technical, Vocational and Educational Training colleges to develop the economies of rural areas.


ICC to discuss South Africa's failure to arrest Sudan's Bashir

Thursday 8 December 2016 21:16

ICC judges asked South Africa on Thursday to send representatives to a hearing next year to determine whether it had breached its obligation to arrest President Omar Al Bashir.


SA holiday-makers urged to prepare for medical emergencies

Thursday 8 December 2016 20:53

South Africans planning to go on holiday this festive season have been urged to prepare for medical emergencies as well.


Grade nine leaners that passed with a 20% mark in maths will not be allowed to take up maths in grade 10 but can take up maths literacy. Learners need at least 30% to take up maths in grade 10.
The poor will bear brunt of low maths pass rate

Thursday 8 December 2016 20:49

The National Association of School Governing Bodies (NASGB) says poor communities and schools are the ones who will bear the brunt of the decision to lower the maths pass mark.


Child abuse on the rise - Clinic

Thursday 8 December 2016 20:18

There's an increase in the number of children abusing and violating other children physically and sexually.


SA's economy still taking strain

Thursday 8 December 2016 19:51

Mining and manufacturing production have contracted, confirming the economy is still taking strain.


Either 20% maths pass mark or high failure rates: DBE

Thursday 8 December 2016 19:34

The department says for this year only, grade 7,8 and 9 learners who meet all the requirements of being promoted to the next grade except for maths, can be promoted to the next grade.


Zuma, Lungu agree to strengthen bilateral relations

Thursday 8 December 2016 16:52

President Jacob Zuma and his Zambian counterpart, Edgar Lungu, have vowed to review all bilateral agreements signed between the two countries to ensure they mutually benefit their citizens.


Brexit will not undermine UK, South Africa economic ties

Wednesday 7 December 2016 21:26

United Kingdom (UK) Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, has arrived in South Africa to ensure that Brexit will strengthen and not undermine trade and investment ties.


SA, Zambia launch inaugural Joint Commission of Co-operation

Wednesday 7 December 2016 21:14

South Africa and Zambia on Wednesday launched an inaugural Joint Commission of Co-operation to oversee bilateral agreements.


This year, the country experienced evidence of racial spats on social media, resulting in tensions.
SA still licking wounds to seal injustices of past

Wednesday 7 December 2016 14:25

It's been 22 years since the birth of democracy and South Africa is still licking its wounds in an attempt to seal the injustices of the past.


Despite recent investment in sustainable energy the StatsSA figures imply that the volume of electricity generated by local independent producers has remained stagnant over the period reviewed.
Decline in demand for electricity may have been reversed

Tuesday 6 December 2016 20:16

Recent figures released by StatsSA shows that in 2016 electricity production peaked in July.


The Gupta family, whose businesses range from media to mining, and Zuma have repeatedly denied wrongdoing.
FirstRand closed Gupta accounts on 'money-laundering fears'

Monday 5 December 2016 21:19

FirstRand said on Monday suspicions of money-laundering lay behind its decision to cut ties with a business family linked to allegations of influence-peddling in President Jacob Zuma's government.


Late President Nelson Mandela passed on three years ago, on 5 December 2013.
‘Madiba was an extraordinary leader’- Zuma   

Monday 5 December 2016 20:06

President Jacob Zuma has called on South Africans to unite and work together to build the country, regardless of political affiliations.


According to media reports on Sunday, the inquiry has found that Riah Phiyega is not fit to hold office and should be dismissed.
Report into Phiyega’s fitness must be tabled in Parliament: DA

Sunday 4 December 2016 16:42

According to media reports on Sunday, the inquiry has found that Riah Phiyega is not fit to hold office and should be dismissed.


All clear for holiday traffic on the N1 south, says Sanral

Sunday 4 December 2016 13:25

No road works are scheduled for the coming holiday period on the N1 between Gauteng and Cape Town and road users will not experience major delays.


SANAC urges communities to accept HIV positive residents

Sunday 4 December 2016 10:45

The South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) has urged communities to be more accepting of people living with HIV/AIDS.


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