Newsflashes

26 April, 2018
Inspired by South African data protests, Namibian mobile operator Paratus has cut its data prices by a massive 80%. The operator announced in a statement that it reduced the cost per gigabyte from N$85 (R85) to N$15 (R15).
26 April, 2018
Two social workers in Ghana are reportedly being investigated after they allegedly faked the death of a day-old baby and sold her for $3 600.
26 April, 2018
A South African Twitter account promises to "tell you the truth, no matter how hard it is to accept". But are the education claims @Sowellnomics recently tweeted to its over 10 000 followers the truth?
26 April, 2018
Transport Minister Blade Nzimande and Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will meet on Thursday with bus operators and unions in another attempt to end the deadlocked pay and conditions talks.
24 April, 2018
Thousands of workers are expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for a one day strike as the South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) plans to make the country “ungovernable”.
19 April, 2018
Zimbabwe’s elections scheduled to take place this year will be the most important in a generation and critical to restoring democracy and economic growth in the southern African nation that has been dominated by one party since independence in 1980, said opposition politician Tendai Biti.
19 April, 2018
Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation. The talks were meant to resume next week in neighbouring Ethiopia, mediated by a regional bloc. The discussions have sought an end to South Sudan's civil war, now well into its fifth year.
19 April, 2018
A local community organisation is helping young disabled people realise their dreams. Work4You is an NGO in Salt River that trains people with intellectual disabilities, aged between 18 and 30, before placing them in the open labour market.
19 April, 2018
South African officials have been instructed to stop testing imported chicken products for listeria‚ according to Patricia Kopane‚ a Democratic Alliance alliance MP‚ who is in possession of a letter containing the order.
19 April, 2018
One of the police officers who investigated the murder of Karabo Mokoena told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg that she overheard murder accused Sandile Mantsoe tell other officers that he needed power to run his forex trading business.
19 April, 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa, currently in London for the Commonwealth Summit, said he was confident he could attract more than $100-billion [~R1.2-trillion] in investments – in an ambitious strategy to revive SA's economy.
19 April, 2018
The pilot who safely landed a stricken Southwest Airlines flight after a passenger was almost sucked out of a window has been hailed a “hero” for the “calm” way she handled the horror scenario.
12 April, 2018
The British sister organisation of the Port Elizabeth-based Wilderness Foundation Africa has been selected as one of seven charities to benefit from the royal wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle.
12 April, 2018
Nearly 1 billion people in Africa will be vaccinated against yellow fever by 2026 in an ambitious United Nations campaign to eliminate epidemics of the deadly disease on the continent.
12 April, 2018
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's official memorial service at Orlando Stadium in Soweto was a celebratory event with an electric and jovial crowd.

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