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18 January, 2017
A man has died while another one survived an attack by a lion at a lodge outside Hoedspruit in Limpopo. The two men were fetching firewood at Ngama Lodge where they were employed when the incident happened. Justice Qebekhulu died at the Rob Ferrera Hospital in Mpumalanga.
18 January, 2017
Market analyst from the AAA school of advertising, Cecilia Andrews, says the reputational damage suffered by Ford is enormous as it was not open and transparent. A voluntary safety recall for the Ford Kuga 1.6 was announced at a media briefing held in Pretoria on Monday.
8 December, 2016
A dramatic drop in giraffe populations over the past 30 years has seen the world's tallest land mammal classified as vulnerable to extinction. Numbers have gone from around 155,000 in 1985 to 97,000 in 2015 according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
8 December, 2016
Hackers have targeted the website of Ghana's electoral commission as votes are counted after tightly contested elections. The commission says the website is up again, but it is currently blank.
8 December, 2016
Zimbabwe could be turning to the rand after earlier rejecting it for official usage in the cash shortage hit country, with the central bank approving mobile phone company, Econet Wireless to start offering rand services for its mobile money wallet that has 5 million users.
8 December, 2016
Fidel Castro's ashes were laid to rest on Sunday, capping nine days of official mourning when hundreds of thousands of Cubans said farewell with a combination of tears, Castro-like defiance and choruses of "I am Fidel!" ringing out across the island.
8 December, 2016
Ghanaians will on Wednesday vote for the country's President and Members of Parliament for the next four years. The West African country is considered one of the most stable on the continent with this election being its seventh multi-party ballot since the end of military rule in 1992.
8 December, 2016
The University of the Witwatersrand SRC on Tuesday said it rejected the 8% fee increase and would mobilise students to protest against it in January. 
8 December, 2016
Parents and residents of Idas Valley protested at Lückhoff High School in Idas Valley, Stellenbosch, on Tuesday after a second bullying video came to light, Netwerk24 reported.
8 December, 2016
The Department of Energy says it is concerned about the slow transformation within the petroleum retail sector. The department is currently having consultative workshops to try and understand why there are few blacks owning petrol stations in the country.
8 December, 2016
Twitter users have welcomed the Gauteng Political Report delivered by Premier David Makhura in the Legislature in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Makhura announced that disciplinary proceedings have been instituted against 125 government officials allegedly involved in financial misconduct.
8 December, 2016
About 6 000 workers in the poultry industry are at risk of losing their jobs as cheap chicken imports from the European Union, Brazil and the US continue flooding the South African markets.
1 December, 2016
An aid organisation in South Sudan has warned of severe food shortages, with the civil war spreading to rural areas of the country, cutting farmers' access to their agricultural lands.
1 December, 2016
A new clinical trial is underway in South Africa on an experimental vaccine that could safely prevent HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
30 November, 2016
As Brazil comes to terms with the loss of a top football team and dozens of other passengers in the worst air disaster of 2016, investigators are trying to find out why the chartered jet crashed close to Medellín’s main airport in Colombia.

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