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Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia economies to accelerate, Ghana to struggle

Thursday 28 August 2014 14:06

Economic growth in Nigeria, Kenya and Zambia will accelerate over the next two years.

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The music they didn't want you to hear

Thursday 28 August 2014 13:53

Take a trip back to the 1980s when censorship of music was rife within the SABC radio stations.

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Joseph Semitjie is in court for knocking over teenager Thomas Ferreira after ignoring a red traffic light.
Blue light driver has suicidal thoughts

Thursday 28 August 2014 12:45

The first witness in the sentencing of a former Gauteng senior government official's driver says the accused is a victim of circumstances.

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The legislature is recognised by the constitution as a separate pillar of state, distinct from government and the judiciary.
Expert unpacks separation of powers in SA

Thursday 28 August 2014 11:45

Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand, Mtende Mhango says the concept of separation of powers is only 20 years old and is still developing.

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Many communities have also suffered power cuts after vandalism in various provinces.
Cable theft puts SA business under strain

Thursday 28 August 2014 11:30

Cable theft is costing the country five-billion-rand annually.

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Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa
Parliament and The Red Coats

Thursday 28 August 2014 09:05

Imagine someone visits your home and for an apparently good reason wears a medieval suit of armour. When they leave you begin to don it in your daily battles.

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The Chief Executive Officer of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency Jacques Modipane, was speaking during the launch of tourism month at the Kruger National Park.
Tourist attacks in Mpumalanga raise concerns

Thursday 28 August 2014 06:45

The Chief Executive Officer of the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency , Jacques Modipane has raised concerns over the incidents of attacks against tourists in the province.

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President Zuma is in Russia to bolster bilateral relations and exchange regional views and global issues with his counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Trade, investment top SA, Russia meeting agenda

Thursday 28 August 2014 06:00

Progress on trade and investment is set to top the agenda of the bilateral meeting between President Jacob Zuma and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday morning.

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Statistics SA looks at the poor

Wednesday 27 August 2014 19:33

Statistics SA is conducting a survey to measure the level of poverty and inequality in the country, it said on Wednesday.

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Proteas outclass Australia

Wednesday 27 August 2014 18:48

South Africa outclassed Australia, beating them by seven wickets in their opening Triangular Series match in Harare.

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Cosatu to intensify Israeli goods boycott

Tuesday 26 August 2014 15:48

Cosatu on Tuesday vowed to "intensify" its efforts of mobilising South Africans to boycott companies trading with Israel and any goods imported from that country.

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Aurora mine workers' case postponed till 2015

Tuesday 26 August 2014 15:47

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed disappointment at the postponement of a court case involving directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems.

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SA's economy dodges recession

Tuesday 26 August 2014 13:37

South Africa's economy avoided slipping into a recession in the second quarter, as solid growth in the agriculture and financial industries outweighed a hammering in the strike-hit mining sector.

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Deputy Director General of the National Health Department was speaking at the Board of Health care Funders Congress in Durban.
NHI hopes to achieve quality health care for all

Tuesday 26 August 2014 12:19

Deputy Director General of the National Health Department, Anban Pillay says within the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) financing model, all South Africans will be treated the same.

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Nqakula denies that Parly is avoiding accountability

Tuesday 26 August 2014 11:15

Minister of defence Nosiviwe Mapisa Nqakula denied that the leadership in parliament is avoiding accountability in the disruptions that took place in Parliament last week.

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Cars worth R8bn stolen in SA annually

Tuesday 26 August 2014 10:46

According to the South African Insurance Bureau (SAIB), almost R8 billion worth of motor vehicles are stolen and hijacked in South Africa annually.

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According to Arts and Culture Minister, Nathi Mthethwa, they are looking for innovative methods to promote business and arts partnerships
Companies who sponsor arts could receive tax rebates

Tuesday 26 August 2014 07:34

Private companies in South Africa could soon receive tax breaks for investing in arts and culture initiatives and programmes.

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Rand eases within range ahead of GDP data

Monday 25 August 2014 17:31

South Africa's rand eased slightly on Monday.

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Lonmin aims to cut up to 5 700 jobs

Monday 25 August 2014 16:29

Platinum producer Lonmin aims to cut around 5 700 jobs, about 21% of its South African workforce, as part of a drive to restore profits after a five-month wage strike this year.

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Nigeria delays second-quarter GDP data by one week

Monday 25 August 2014 14:03

Nigeria will delay the release of second-quarter GDP data by a week because of a backlog of work caused by a rebasing exercise, NBS said on Monday.

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