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14 June, 2017
After the protest‚ five civil society organisations released a statement warning that they might withdraw from SANAC.
14 June, 2017
More than 200 firefighters are still tackling the blaze at Grenfell Tower in north Kensington, where hundreds of people are thought to live. London Ambulance said 30 people are receiving hospital treatment.
14 June, 2017
It slashed the creditworthiness of the five biggest banks - FirstRand, Standard, Nedbank, Investec and Absa - to only one notch above junk status, all with a negative outlook. Moody's downgraded South Africa's sovereign credit rating to Baa3, with a negative outlook, on Friday night .
7 June, 2017
Mr Thabane's party won 48 of the 80 directly contested seats in the 120-strong parliament, the Independent Election Commission said. Mr Mosisili's Democratic Congress came second with 30 seats. The ABC now needs to form a coalition in order to govern.
7 June, 2017
The assault on the parliament building appears to be over, after hours of intermittent, audible gunfire there. A suicide bomber died at the mausoleum. Iranian officials say they managed to foil a third attack.
7 June, 2017
Loud, sustained bursts of gunfire could be heard from just outside the gates of the lockup in Ciudad Victoria, the capital of Tamaulipas state, as heavily armed security forces stood guard.
7 June, 2017
An anticipated cold front, making landfall on Tuesday evening, could possibly lead to flash flooding in several low-lying areas, City of Cape Town's disaster spokesperson Charlotte Powell told News24.
7 June, 2017
The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and the Sisonke National Movement of Sex Workers in South Africa welcomed the sentencing‚ saying: “A sentence of 18 years was handed down. We applaud the court seeing fit to exceed the minimum sentence of 15 years.”
7 June, 2017
The downturn, due to weak manufacturing and trade, follows a 0.3% fall in GDP in the final quarter last year. It is the first time that economic has slowed for two consecutive quarters - the technical definition of a recession - since 2009.
1 June, 2017
ER24 paramedics along with several other services arrived on the scene and found several carriages of the trains leaning to their side, ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said. "Numerous passengers were found seated inside the train as well as walking around on the scene.
1 June, 2017
The state-run Disaster Management Center said around 600 000 people remained temporarily homeless on Wednesday following last Friday's landslides and floods.
31 May, 2017
President Uhuru Kenyatta said during the launch that the $3.2bn (£2.5bn) Chinese-funded line signalled a new chapter in the country. It is Kenya's biggest infrastructure project since independence.
31 May, 2017
The initiative led by Microsoft 4Afrika will provide selected Wollo University IT0 and related computing discipline graduate with the opportunity to work on real
31 May, 2017
The survey found that nationally‚ salaries (65.4%) and grants (45.7%) were the most common sources of income reported by households. It said Eastern Cape (59.1%) and Limpopo (58%) households recorded grants as the dominant source of income.
31 May, 2017
This is according to Anne-Marie Pretorius, partner at Bizmod Consulting, speaking during the ITWeb POPI Update 2017 conference in Johannesburg.

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