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SA committed to two-state solution in Middle East

Wednesday 26 November 2014 20:31

South Africa says it remains committed to the two-state solution where states of Palestine and Israel live side by side in peace.

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South African government bonds rally, rand firms

Wednesday 26 November 2014 19:24

Yields on South African benchmark bonds fell towards the year's low on Wednesday as lower global oil prices improve prospects of benign inflation, while the rand gained on a weaker dollar.

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Joburg Ballet flies SA flag high

Wednesday 26 November 2014 17:42

South Africa takes centre stage in the People’s Republic of China this month of November as Joburg Ballet tours a showcase of the best classical and contemporary dance in China.

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A study has found that women who reveal their HIV status are stigmatised.
Women who reveal their HIV status are stigmatised: Study

Wednesday 26 November 2014 16:58

A recent study by the Aids Legal Network has revealed that women who disclose their HIV status still face significant risk and stigma from relatives and friends closest to them.

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 Eskom released its interim financial results for the period ended September 30, painting a bleak picture for the state-owned company's liquidity.
Tough times ahead for Eskom, SA

Tuesday 25 November 2014 20:20

Eskom and South Africa must brace themselves for tough measures in order to make the power supply sustainable, Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Tuesday.

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Arms deal inquiry has a high price tag

Tuesday 25 November 2014 20:12

The Seriti Commission of Inquiry into allegations of fraud in the arms deal has currently cost over R83 million.

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Saving the rhino campaign gets a lifeline

Tuesday 25 November 2014 19:45

The campaign to save the rhinos received a significant boost when a land cruiser vehicle and trailer containing X-ray and surgical equipment were donated to Saving the Survivors Initiative.

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Congress of South African Students President, Collin Malatji, has welcomed the decision, not to publish matric results in newspapers.
No names to be published with matric results

Tuesday 25 November 2014 18:36

The Council of Education Ministers has announced that this year's matric results will only reflect the learners ID and exam numbers when published in newspapers.

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SA woman arrested in Kenya for drug possession

Tuesday 25 November 2014 16:34

A 45-year-old South African woman was arrested in Kenya over the weekend in possession of cocaine worth R1.7 million.

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SA economy up by 1.4% in third quarter

Tuesday 25 November 2014 15:43

Economic growth edged up slightly in line with market expectations by 1.4% quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter.

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President Jacob Zuma was speaking at the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children campaign launch in Reiger Park, East of Johannesburg on Tuesday.
Zuma speaks out against women and child abuse

Tuesday 25 November 2014 14:11

President Jacob Zuma says government remains committed to promote equality in South Africa and citizens need to take responsibility in upholding South African laws and the constitution.

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South Africa's rand weaker ahead of GDP data

Monday 24 November 2014 19:47

South Africa's rand inched lower against the U.S. dollar on Monday, pulling back from three-week highs as investors held-off bets and took in profits ahead of domestic and overseas GDP data.

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Experts are finding it difficult to match DNA samples of the Nigerian disaster victims.
Families of Nigeria disaster victims placing hopes in govts

Monday 24 November 2014 15:43

The families of the eleven victims of the Nigerian church building collapse say they are pinning all their hopes on governments to ensure that they are also returned.

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The remains of seventy-four victims were repatriated over a week ago.
Experts struggling to identify 11 Nigerian tragedy victims

Monday 24 November 2014 10:15

Genetic experts say they are struggling to positively identify the remains of some of the 11 South Africans killed in the Nigerian church tragedy.

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The basic education department says students will now be required to pass eight of their nine subjects.  Previously, they could be promoted having passed only seven.
Dept raises senior phase pass marks

Sunday 23 November 2014 19:59

The basic education department on Sunday said it had raised the pass mark for Grades 7, 8 and 9 for 2014.

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Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Judge Navi Pillay.
‘Govt needs to take tough stance against racism, xenophobia’

Sunday 23 November 2014 19:25

South Africa urgently needs a national action plan to fight racism and xenophobia.

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Drivers have been urged to obey the rules of the road in order to halts accidents on the road.
Drivers warned to be cautious on the road as death toll rises

Sunday 23 November 2014 18:09

Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) deputy president Mzamo Buthelezi has called on drivers to drive with caution during the festive season.

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Eskom has called on all electricity users to save power by urgently switching off geysers, pool pumps and all non-essential appliances.
Eskom declares power emergency

Sunday 23 November 2014 16:52

Eskom declared a power emergency with large industrial customers on Sunday, the power utility said.

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Parts of SA experiencing wet, rainy conditions

Sunday 23 November 2014 12:35

The South African Weather Services has warned of thunderstorms and floods in some parts of the country.  

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Interpol calls on global community to act against poachers

Sunday 23 November 2014 10:28

Interpol says government aims to design an approach that will assist local authorities to work more effectively with community groups to curb Rhino poaching in South Africa.

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