Newsflashes

22 March, 2018
Breaking more than four days of silence, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg admitted mistakes and outlined steps to protect user data in light of a privacy scandal involving a Trump-connected data-mining firm.
22 March, 2018
Boko Haram Islamists who kidnapped more than 100 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria, just over a month ago have returned the students to the town, two parents told AFP on Wednesday.
22 March, 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the adoption by the African Union of an agreement of free trade on the continent as "a new beginning for the continent that will catapult African countries and companies to much higher levels of growth".
22 March, 2018
The SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has encouraged South Africans to rededicate themselves to eradicate the legacy of colonialism and restore the dignity of those who were denied human rights during apartheid.
19 March, 2018
President Cyril Ramaphosa met with his Zimbabwean counterpart Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare over the weekend and the two leaders reviewed bilateral relations between the two countries.
19 March, 2018
Groundbreaking medical technology enabled the launch of Africa's first pharmacy dispensing unit (PDU) in the Johannesburg suburb of Alexandra on Thursday this week — a self-service ATM-style unit that gives patients with chronic illnesses their repeat medication, reportedly in under three minutes
13 March, 2018
Zimbabwe's state-owned electricity distributor has given businesses, including mines and large-scale farms, six months to clear their bills or risk being cut off and face litigation, the company said on Monday.
13 March, 2018
Thousands of  Ethiopians have fled into Kenya in fear of their lives after security forces in their country killed nine civilians and wounded many others in a mistaken attack on what they thought were terrorists.
13 March, 2018
Amid reports of South Africa’s top two networks charging up to 2 639% more for out-of-bundle data, Vodacom has said it is normal business practice to offer discounts to customers that make longer term commitments. 
13 March, 2018
"Tell the police, government and the people here, we are not going anywhere. This is our land and we are here to say." Land invaders in Olievenhoutbosch in Midrand were adamant on Monday afternoon that they would not be forcibly removed by the government or the police. 
8 March, 2018
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in KwaZulu-Natal has welcomed the arrests of individuals allegedly involved in the issuing of fraudulent learner's licenses at a licensing office in Howick in the Midlands, and has called for more arrests within the provincial transport department.
8 March, 2018
A building housing the Free State Provincial Legislature, Road Accident Fund and Legal Aid is in the dark, following a power cut due to non-payment of bills, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) said on Thursday.
7 March, 2018
Swaziland’s acting auditor general, Muziwandile Dlamini, says huge sums of government money are unaccounted for.  
7 March, 2018
Since Emmerson Mnangagwa came to power in November and warned citizens and others to return cash they had sent out of the country, $250 million (R3 billion) has been returned, the government says.
7 March, 2018
Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is widely expected to announce new measures against smoking when he opens an international tobacco control conference on Wednesday, including a ban on smoking in all public places, plain cigarette packages and gory pictorial health warnings on packs.

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