Newsflashes

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.
30 November, 2016
The 24-year-old ‘healer’ tried to prove to his critics that pesticide isn’t harmful if you have enough faith.
30 November, 2016
Finance Minster Pravin Gordhan has said South Africa’s economy would survive the “political noise” after the ANC stopped short of voting out President Jacob Zuma in a national executive committee meeting this week.
30 November, 2016
The granddaughter had complained that the grandmother’s boyfriend was a creep and kept grabbing her bum without her consent. A grandmother from Eersterust, east of Pretoria, has been arrested on a charge of assault with the intention to do grievous bodily harm.
30 November, 2016
World number two platinum producer Impala Platinum (Implats) has adopted a longer-term view of Zimbabwe, with its board approving a new mine in the country despite facing uncertainty and threats from the government’s announced land grab bid and higher power tariffs.  
30 November, 2016
World number two platinum producer Impala Platinum (Implats) has adopted a longer-term view of Zimbabwe, with its board approving a new mine in the country despite facing uncertainty and threats from the government’s announced land grab bid and higher power tariffs.  
30 November, 2016
Thousands of Cubans began lining up early near Havana's Plaza of the Revolution Monday carrying portraits of Fidel Castro, flowers and Cuban flags for the start of week-long services bidding farewell to the man who ruled the country for nearly half a century.
30 November, 2016
After they put their pens down at the end of their last exam on Tuesday, a group of Gauteng matric pupils took off their shoes.
30 November, 2016
A blaze which broke out on the lower slopes of Table Mountain in the early hours of Wednesday morning has been contained, the City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.
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.

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