Newsflashes

26 July, 2017
City of Cape Town fire and rescue spokesperson Theo Layne said one adult male died from fatal burns, five structures were destroyed and 13 people displaced in Phola Park Informal Settlement, Gugulethu, at about 05:00. The cause of the fire was thought to be an electrical short circuit.
19 July, 2017
State TV said the woman who "dressed in indecent clothing" in Ushayqir had been "referred to the public prosecutor". Local newspapers reported that she had "confessed" to visiting the historic village with her male guardian.
19 July, 2017
Her aunt used a torch to follow a trail of blood to find the girl’s body, said the state-run Chronicle.
19 July, 2017
Africa's most populous country has some 10 million children of school age who do not attend, government figures state. Primary school enrolment is just 54 percent.
19 July, 2017
This is according to the "Truecaller Insights Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2017" report, which showed SA was in fifth place when it comes to the number of spam calls users get each month.
19 July, 2017
On Wednesday the former Nal’ikamva School pupil from Mfuleni in Cape Town was asked by a magistrate in the Blue Downs Magistrate’s Court whether she agreed to the seventh postponement in the criminal trial of teacher who has been charged with assault.
19 July, 2017
The NGO said on Monday it noted with concern that Magwaza had accepted an early exit package after less than a year in the position, following good progress in bringing the social grants system in-house.
19 July, 2017
“His spirit is still alive here with us,” she said to loud cheers from the audience at the launch of the Walk Together initiative by The Elders at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC). She then invited them to join her in singing Happy Birthday to Mandela.
12 July, 2017
The outage affects southern Somalia, and was caused by damage to an undersea fibre-optic cable more than two weeks ago. Somali Post and Telecommunications Minister Abdi Anshur Hassan has called the incident a "major disaster", costing Somalia "more than $130m".
12 July, 2017
Not only can such drugs fail to treat the diseases they are bought to combat, experts say, but they may encourage resistance to antibiotics and even cause death as diseases continue to course unchecked through the body.
12 July, 2017
Cape Town's housing prices have increased to such an extent that middle class families with good incomes are finding it almost impossible to afford a roof over their heads.
12 July, 2017
The Department of Agriculture‚ Forestry and Fisheries confirmed on Tuesday that the two farms‚ all involved in commercial layer chickens‚ are in Gauteng and Mpumalanga. The outbreak was first confirmed in June at another two farms in Mpumalanga.
12 July, 2017
However‚ the court said this protection would not be indefinite as media houses can name child victims‚ witnesses or crime accused once they turn 18.
4 July, 2017
The complaint was lodged by Dr Yumna Moosa, who said in a media report last year that an “old boys club” had been bullying and promoting a culture of racism and sexism in hospitals.

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