Newsflashes

24 November, 2016
Social security agency SASSA has again warned that a new card scam has emerged as the festive season draws nearer. The new scam involves beneficiaries receiving an sms saying that they needed to change their SASSA card to a new one.
24 November, 2016
Women in Ethiopia live under constant fear of violence, illness, hunger and poverty but they are now also facing a new threat - human trafficking, according to veteran women's rights campaigner Bogaletch Gebre.
23 November, 2016
Broadband for all in South Africa has hit a snag as bidding for government’s first phase of its 'Connect' project has been cancelled, according to a tender bulletin update.
23 November, 2016
SA has made some progress in fixing problems identified by ratings agencies, but there are outstanding issues that might mean the country is given 'junk' status, warn economists Fatima Bhoola and Nimisha Naik.
23 November, 2016
Chilean authorities are suing the giant breakfast cereal-makers Nestle and Kellogg’s for putting children's cartoon characters on packets of fattening food in breach of an anti-obesity law, officials said on Tuesday.
23 November, 2016
Four men believed to be linked to several robberies at the TLC Children’s Home in Eikenhof, south of Joburg, were arrested on Tuesday after police received information from local residents.
23 November, 2016
The alleged state capture by the Gupta family was just a small part of serious state capture, Right2Know founder Dale McKinley said on Tuesday. The issue has been prevalent from as far back as the early 1990s, he said.
22 November, 2016
At least six Zimbabwe activists were abducted and beaten up Friday ahead of a planned protest in Harare against President Robert Mugabe's government, a protest leader told AFP.
22 November, 2016
About 81 percent of the 403 firms — 381 from Harare and 22 from Bulawayo — polled between July and August 2015, believe that Zimbabwean police are “always corrupt, almost always corrupt or mostly corrupt,” the survey found.
22 November, 2016
Children were among the wounded after 73 people were killed and scores others injured when an oil tank truck burst into flames in a village in western Mozambique.
17 November, 2016
National Students Financial Aid Scheme Chief Financial Officer Lerato Nage has told the Fees Commission that according to their records about R285-million owed by students to the scheme, still needs to be recovered.
16 November, 2016
Gambia has notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC), which will take effect on November 10, 2017, U.N. spokesperson Farhan Haq said on Monday, making it the third country to quit The Hague-based tribunal.
16 November, 2016
The Gauteng Health Department has come under attack for the alleged poor treatment of Community Health Workers following its decision to award a tender worth R87 million to a company to manage the payment of about 7000 of these workers.    
16 November, 2016
Around 14 million people will need humanitarian help in the former northeast Nigerian stronghold region of Boko Haram militants and tens of thousands of children will be at risk of dying from famine, a UN official said on Tuesday.
15 November, 2016
Burundi's president has asked the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a new envoy less than two weeks after the emissary returned from crisis talks in Bujumbura, according to a letter seen by AFP on Monday.

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