Newsflashes

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.
7 March, 2018
 A significant fall in child marriages in South Asia has reduced the rate of marriage for girls globally, the UN children's agency said on Tuesday.
7 March, 2018
The country’s listeriosis crisis may have been triggered by a chicken paste known as "white slime", a meat scientist has told Business Insider South Africa. South African polony and other process meats must contain 75% of "meat equivalent" under legislation that is 45 years old.
7 March, 2018
The recall of millions of tons of possible listeria infected cold meat is set to create another crisis – when it is dumped at hundreds of public landfill sites scattered across the country.
28 February, 2018
Nigeria's government on Tuesday said it had set up a committee to establish how Boko Haram jihadists managed to kidnap 110 girls from their school in the country's remote northeast.
28 February, 2018
The Commercial Farmers' Union of Zimbabwe (CFU) has reportedly pledged to work with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government to boost the country’s agricultural productivity and contribute towards economic growth and development.
28 February, 2018
A 22-year-old woman was on Tuesday attacked and mauled to death by a lion at a game reserve in Hammanskraal, paramedics said. Netcare911 spokesperson Nick Dollman said at around 11:05 paramedics were called to the Dinokeng Game Reserve.
28 February, 2018
 President Cyril Ramphosa announced significant changes to his Cabinet on Monday.  He also appointed Mpumalanga Premier and ANC deputy president David "DD" Mabuza as deputy president of the country. Mabuza will be sworn in as an MP on Tuesday.
28 February, 2018
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) is hoping to bring the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on board in the new year to improve the committee's work in holding state entities to account.
22 February, 2018
Gambian President Adama Barrow has announced a moratorium on the death penalty as the West African country rebuilds its international standing following the removal last year of its long-time authoritarian ruler Yahya Jammeh, Reuters reported Monday.
22 February, 2018
Thousands of Zimbabweans gathered Tuesday to bid a final farewell to opposition veteran Morgan Tsvangirai who was one of Africa's most globally admired politicians and lived to see the fall of his political nemesis Robert Mugabe.
22 February, 2018
With Cape Town facing the possibility of Day Zero - the day the City will turn off most taps - a UCT civil engineering graduate has won a prestigious award for a project on waterless urinals.
22 February, 2018
Zimbabwe's ex-president Robert Mugabe has reportedly told the visiting African Union commission chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat that he stepped down from his post for the sake of "peace and development" following a military intervention in November.
21 February, 2018
About 200 employees of the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) are demanding higher salaries and other improvements.

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