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The decision taken by Safa to boycott the World cup in Morocco is due to them refusing  to host the 2015 AFCON tournament because of the Ebola outbreak in the Central and West Africa.
SAFA to boycott Fifa world cup in Morocco

Saturday 22 November 2014 20:07

All the Southern African Football Associations' presidents have reached a resolution to boycott the Fifa Club World Cup scheduled for Morocco next year.


Victims of Nigeria building collapse laid to rest

Saturday 22 November 2014 19:13

Funeral services of some of the South Africans that perished at the Nigerian Synagogue of all nations guesthouse took place in various provinces on Saturday.


Inspired Smith leads Australia to victory over South Africa

Friday 21 November 2014 16:03

Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international on Friday.


New stargazing shrimp discovered in False Bay

Friday 21 November 2014 14:39

A tiny new shrimp, called the “stargazer mysid” by divers because of its eyes’ apparent permanent upward gaze, has been found in the extensively sampled waters of False Bay, Cape Peninsula.


Eskom says load shedding will continue until 8 pm.
Eskom starts 'load shedding'

Friday 21 November 2014 14:29

Eskom started with scheduled blackouts on Friday afternoon, the power utility said.


Susan Shabangu was addressing the National Assembly on the debate of 16 Days of activism
Gender violence survivors urged to speak out

Friday 21 November 2014 12:15

Minister of Women in Presidency Susan Shabangu says government has created platforms to address violence against women and children.


Homebuyers welcome rate decision: Ooba

Friday 21 November 2014 08:45

The decision by the SA Reserve Bank (SARB) to leave the repo rate unchanged at 5.75% on Thursday will be welcomed by home buyers, bond originator Ooba said.


60% of children in SA live below the poverty line

Friday 21 November 2014 08:00

The South African government has come under intense criticism for battling to provide children with basic services with all the resources it has.


Tshwete puts a stop to ‘stealing water’ in the Vaal

Thursday 20 November 2014 20:31

The deputy minister of water and sanitation, Pamela Tshwete, instructed a man accused of illegally stopping the flow of the Vaal River, to stop with his illegal activities.


Nigeria building collapse victim remembered at memorial

Thursday 20 November 2014 19:43

The memorial service of Boitumelo Brandsel, who died when a Synagogue Church of All Nations building collapsed in Lagos, Nigeria, was held at Moroka High School in Thaba Nchu, east of Bloemfontein.


The adjustment allocations will be made available to departments to address specific identified requirements.
Finance MEC announces additional budget allocations for Free State

Thursday 20 November 2014 19:24

The MEC for Finance in the Free State has announced an additional R589.9 million for the province’s annual budget.


Nkwanca Municipality case postponed

Thursday 20 November 2014 19:00

The Eastern Cape High Court has postponed the matter involving the dissolved Nkwanca Local Municipality and the Local Government Department until the end of the month.


Flights between Poland, KZN to boost tourism

Thursday 20 November 2014 14:55

KZN Tourism Marketing manager, Boni Mchunu says the newly introduced direct flight route from Poland to Durban's King Shaka International will help the growing number of tourists coming to KZN.


Holders Nigeria fail to qualify for African Nations Cup

Wednesday 19 November 2014 20:55

Holders Nigeria were bundled out of the African Nations Cup qualifiers after being held to a 2-2 home draw by South Africa and missing out on a top two place in Group A on Wednesday.


International Men’s Day also focuses on men and boys’ health and improving gender relations.
SA joins world in marking International Men’s Day

Wednesday 19 November 2014 20:53

As the world marks International Men’s Day today, Sechaba Community Care is urging South African men to find platforms where they can openly express their problems.


Post Office strike negatively affects university applicants

Wednesday 19 November 2014 19:30

The Department of Higher Education is in discussion with tertiary institutions on how students can still get placements if their application forms are still stuck at Post Office centres.


SA’s digital economy most developed in Africa: Report

Wednesday 19 November 2014 17:35

A new survey released by MasterCard at the African Retail congress conference underway in Johannesburg has shown that South Africa’s digital economy is the most developed in Africa.


Zuma, Khama to hold second SA-Botswana Bi-National

Wednesday 19 November 2014 16:18

Presidents Zuma and Khama are expected to meet in Botswana on Thursday for the second session of the SA-Botswana Bi-National Commission.


Cosatu CEC meeting underway

Wednesday 19 November 2014 15:04

A reduced number of union leaders have arrived at Braamfontein at the Cosatu headquarters for the Special Central Executive Committee meeting on Wednesday.


South African men could be at risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) because of excessive drinking
Alcohol blamed for erectile dysfunction in SA men

Wednesday 19 November 2014 11:45

Almost half of South African men could be at risk of erectile dysfunction (ED) because of excessive drinking, according to a survey released on Wednesday


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