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 2017-05-30 10:53 

Business Live

Rand weakens through R13 $ ahead of ratings news... +

Analysts expect the local currency to trend weaker ahead of S&P Globals expected rating update and US nonfarm payroll data on Friday...

 2017-05-30 10:53 

Business Live

Merkel makes a mistake in compounding Trump's error... +

Merkels questioning of support from the UK and US is premature and will delight the Russians, writes Gideon Rachman...

 2017-05-30 10:51 

SABC

Nzimande lashes out at Zuma over leadership style... +

The SACP's general secretary Blade Nzimande has launched a scathing attack on President Jacob Zuma leadership style which he says led to the recall of former President Thabo Mbeki. ...

 2017-05-30 10:37 

News24

DA opens criminal case against Zuma, 11 others... +

The DA has opened a criminal case against President Jacob Zuma and 11 others at the Cape Town Central Police Station....

 2017-05-30 10:34 

SABC

Japan urges China to play bigger role in restraining N Korea... +

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's top security adviser has urged China to play a bigger role in restraining North Korea's nuclear and missile development programmes, Japan's foreign ministry said....

 2017-05-30 10:21 

Business Report (IOL)

Eskom saddened by death of employee... +

Eskom said on Tuesday it was saddened by the discovery of the body of its employee, Thembisile Yende....

 2017-05-30 10:15 

SABC

Sri Lanka's flood survivors threatened by disease ... +

Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides in Sri Lanka are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warned on Monday....

 2017-05-30 10:12 

Mail & Guardian

Cyril tackles the elephant in the room: Dont delay the state capture inquiry ... +

ANC deputy president Cyril Rampahosa has warned that the issue is eating the ANC alive and preventing it from implementing its policies....

 2017-05-30 10:11 

News24

'Missing' Thembisile Yende lay dead in her office for 10 days... +

Eskom employee Thembisile Lucia Yende lay dead in her office near Springs for more than 10 days, despite police dogs sniffing the premises where she was found....

 2017-05-30 10:08 

Business Report (IOL)

Aspen welcomes DA retracting allegations... +

Aspen Pharmacare on Tuesday welcomed the the Democratic Alliance's (DA) retraction of allegations of anti-competitive conduct previously made against the pharmaceutical company....

 2017-05-30 09:55 

SABC

Springbok squad settle in at Plettenberg Bay camp... +

The Springbok squad assembled in Plettenberg Bay on Monday and are looking forward to the week's preparations at their base on the Southern Cape coast....

 2017-05-30 09:52 

Business Live

Sun International to increase its stake in Sun Dreams... +

Hotels and casino group says one of its three partners in the Chilean group had opted to sell its 20% holding...

 2017-05-30 09:52 

Business Live

Blade Nzimande repeats claims that SACP is being 'bugged'... +

South African Communist Party leader says members are under surveillance as they were under apartheid...

 2017-05-30 09:52 

Business Live

Lynne Brown to refer Eskom's coal contracts to the SIU... +

The public enterprise minister says the parastatals coal supply contracts and other deals dating back to a decade ago will be referred to the Special Investigating Unit...

 2017-05-30 09:52 

Business Live

JSE opens flat as Chinese markets close for public holiday... +

Weaker commodity prices have put pressure on mining stocks but a softer rand has brought some relief to the resources sector...

 2017-05-30 09:47 

SABC

Zimbabwe police roadblocks will be dealt with: Tourism Minister... +

Zimbabwes Tourism Minister Walter Mzembi on Monday said that he wanted the numerous police roadblocks, that tourists to the country said were a nuisance, to be addressed....

 2017-05-30 09:45 

News24

Cops monitor KwaMashu after overnight violent protests... +

Foreign-owned shops have been looted in a violent protest that erupted overnight in KwaMashu, Durban....

 2017-05-30 09:30 

Standard Digital

Campus: The guitar,skate shoes and a bike-the ultimate lover boy's starters-pack... +

Gone are the days when lovebirds met at the library to discuss novels and poems in the pretext of expressing their affection...

 2017-05-30 09:29 

SABC

Rand weakens after Zuma defeats call to step down... +

South Africa's rand weakened on Monday after President Jacob Zuma defeated over the weekend another call from inside the ruling party for him to step down....

 2017-05-30 09:28 

SABC

Foreign owned shops looted in KwaMashu... +

Police in KwaZulu-Natal have spent the night trying to rescue foreign shop owners near KwaMashu hostel and surrounding areas north of Durban....

 2017-05-30 09:26 

SABC

SABC News Live Blog: 30 May 2017... +

Get the latest news as it happens on the SABC News Live Blog....

 2017-05-30 09:23 

Mail & Guardian

SA's ambassador to the Netherlands asked Gupta family for cash, emails reveal... +

The man responsible for getting the Guptas clearance to land a plane at Waterkloof military base in 2013 also asked them to sponsor a golf tournament....

 2017-05-30 09:19 

News24

Accused admits to murdering, raping Franziska... +

The man accused of murdering 16-year-old Franziska Blchliger has admitted to killing her....

 2017-05-30 09:16 

Standard Digital

Business: From designer clothes to breakfast cereals, Kenyans are surrounded by counterfeits... +

The clandestine affair though difficult to quantify, is estimated to be costing manufacturers and the Government more than Sh130 billion...

 2017-05-30 08:57 

Business Report (IOL)

Nene appointed as chairperson of new investment firm, Arise... +

Former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene was on Tuesday appointed to the supervisory board of newly-formed Cape Town-based investment firm, Arise....

 2017-05-30 08:53 

Business Report (IOL)

Is the government spying on you?... +

Civil society group Right2Know alleges that law enforcement is using a loophole to force SAs cellular operators hand over sensitive information about clients....

 2017-05-30 08:51 

Business Live

DA wants a R10.8bn change to the budget, to increase social spending... +

The party says its proposals will ensure there is more money for education, job creation, and the fight against crime and corruption...

 2017-05-30 08:51 

Business Live

THE FT COLUMN: Competition is not for losers — even in the digital era... +

The Disrupt and Decay schools tell two very different stories about tech and our economic future, with potentially dramatic consequences for the choices we make, writes John Thornhill...

 2017-05-30 08:51 

Business Live

Women accused of killing Kim Jong-un's brother appear in court... +

The women accused of assassinating Kim Jong-nam with a deadly nerve agent appeared in a Malaysian court wearing bullet-proof vests and under heavy security...

 2017-05-30 08:51 

Business Live

Nestl to put less salt in its Maggi range... +

The food company will cut the salt content in noodles, soups and seasonings in response to consumer and government demands for healthier products...

 2017-05-30 08:48 

Standard Digital

: Koti yaombwa iruhusu mwanaharakati Boniface Mwangi na mbunge wakakamatwe na polisi... +

Polisi mjini Nakuru wameitaka koti kutoa kibali cha kumkamata mwanaharakati Boniface Mwangi kwa kukaidi ombi la kuhudhuria kiakao cha koti ili kujibu mashtaka dhidi yake...

 2017-05-30 08:43 

Daily Nation

Uhuru mourns ex- assistant Minister James Mbori... +

President described former Kasipul Kabondo MP as a patriot and great leader....

 2017-05-30 08:43 

Daily Nation

The transformation of Ababu and Karua... +

Once some of the fiercest critics of Uhuru and Ruto, Narc-Kenya and LPK leaders are now in 'political romance' with the Jubilee leaders....

 2017-05-30 08:43 

Mail & Guardian

Hero's welcome for Ramaphosa as Cosatu members sing for JZ's resignation... +

Cosatu president Sdumo Dlamini attempted to hush the delegates but they refused - an open show of defiance....

 2017-05-30 08:38 

Standard Digital

Kenya: Ipsos: Kenyans would vote Uhuru if elections were held today... +

A survey by Ipsos shows 48 percent of Kenyans would vote for President Uhuru Kenyatta if elections were held today while his close rival Raila Odinga would get has 42 percent of the votes....

 2017-05-30 08:30 

Standard Digital

: Girls benefit from reusable pads in Kisumu County... +

Kisumu Medical and Education Trust (KMET) in partnership with Stanbic Bank on Friday afternoon, commemorated Menstrual Hygiene Management day by distributed reusable sanitary pads to 250 girls both from Magadi primary and Magadi Mixed Secondary schools in...

 2017-05-30 08:28 

Business Report (IOL)

Indian police to investigate $10.8 billion plane... +

Indias federal investigation agency will probe a decade-old deal by the national carriers to acquire 111 aircraft....

 2017-05-30 08:27 

News24

EXCLUSIVE: Lesotho not ready for elections, says former PM Thabane... +

Lesotho's former prime minister Tom Thabane says the mountainous kingdom is not ready for elections, citing security concerns....

 2017-05-30 08:27 

News24

Ramaphosa: Lesotho ready to hold 'peaceful' election... +

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who is also the Southern African Development Community facilitator, has reportedly expressed confidence that Lesotho will hold a ...

 2017-05-30 08:27 

News24

Owner of 'unsuitable' orphanage to fight closure... +

The distraught owner of the Mpumalanga Christian Centre, Esther Nkosi, says she would rather die than close the centre that caters to over 80 homeless orphans....

 2017-05-30 08:27 

News24

EXCLUSIVE: Waterkloof landing 'fall guy' directly linked to Guptas... +

The man at the centre of the Gupta familys landing of a private aircraft at Waterkloof Air Force Base in 2013 has for the first time been directly linked to the controversial family....

 2017-05-30 08:27 

News24

LIVE: Van Breda axe murder trial day 20... +

The Van Breda murder trial continues at the Western Cape High Court for day 20 of the proceedings. ...

 2017-05-30 08:27 

News24

Search for missing Limpopo teen continues... +

Police in Malamulele outside Giyani, Limpopo, have embarked on a massive search for Vuhlari Makamu, who went missing after an alleged altercation with his father....

 2017-05-30 08:27 

News24

Lesotho PM Mosisili must sign election pledge, churches demand... +

The Christian Council of Lesotho has reportedly demanded that Prime Minister Pakalithi Mosisili and his deputy Mothetjoa Metsing sign a pledge to accept the outcome of the upcoming general election. ...

 2017-05-30 08:27 

News24

Tutus give Gugulethu orphans a Mandela Day gift that will keep on giving... +

Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his wife Leah have handed over a gift to a Gugulethu children's home that will keep on giving long after their 67 minutes for Mandela Day have passed....

 2017-05-30 08:24 

IRIN

The complex battle for control in eastern Syria... +

With western Syria becalmed, the battle for control of eastern Syria has begun in earnest...

 2017-05-30 08:24 

Standard Digital

Opinion: Does the G-spot really exist?... +

So, whatever scientific research has since uncovered, there clearly is something there making us, smile.,...

 2017-05-30 08:21 

Business Report (IOL)

Nestle's Maggi Cuts Salt to Curry Favour... +

Nestle SA is cutting the salt content of one of its zestiest brands Maggi noodles....

 2017-05-30 08:16 

Standard Digital

: Hessy mystery deepens as he guns down other notorious thugs... +

The mystery of the most dreaded cop who is on the mission finish crime in Eastlands region has deepened as two more thugs are gunned down...

 2017-05-30 08:09 

Standard Digital

: Mudavadi gives clear view on how NASA arrived at the '10 million strong' votes... +

Questions have been raised as to whether the formation of the National Super Alliance (NASA) was based on the ethnic considerations of its five Co-Principals...

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