Newsflashes

9 November, 2017
Sondela informal settlement in Mfuleni sits between electricity pylons and directly beneath the power lines, but has no access to legal electricity. The settlement’s 250 shack dwellers also have no toilets.
9 November, 2017
The Health and Other Services Personnel Trade Union of South Africa (Hospersa) is demanding that an emergency plan be set up to help protect its members in the Western Cape from ongoing attacks, warning that it could withdraw its services.
1 November, 2017
More than three million people are facing starvation in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), says David Beasley the head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), who is appealing for aid to avert a humanitarian crisis in Kasai province.
1 November, 2017
US President Donald Trump has renewed the State of Emergency on Sudan, citing an executive order by President Bush in 2006 imposing sanctions on the country, the Sudan Tribune reports.
1 November, 2017
South Korea will not develop atomic weapons of its own despite the threat from the nuclear-armed North, President Moon Jae-In declared on Wednesday.
1 November, 2017
A sewage leak may have contaminated tap water in the North Riding area, Johannesburg Water has warned in a statement. Residents in the area surrounding Boundary and Aureole streets, as well as Spionskop Street, have been advised to take precautionary measures until further notice.
1 November, 2017
Police have launched a manhunt after a 27-year-old man was killed and a six-year-old girl wounded in a shooting in Olievenhoutbosch, west of Tshwane, on Tuesday evening.
1 November, 2017
A list of 10 illegally practising or unregistered medical practitioners issuing bogus medical certificates for people to get off work in the Western Cape has been released by the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).
26 October, 2017
A US judge on Wednesday rejected a request from 18 states and the District of Columbia to force the Trump administration to resume paying "Obamacare" subsidies right away and scolded the coalition for claiming healthcare costs would rise without federal help.
26 October, 2017
A matric pupil has been removed from a school in Randfontein after he allegedly used a brick to assault a teacher, Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has confirmed.
26 October, 2017
Water consumption in Nelson Mandela Bay has increased despite the fact that the metro is experiencing one of its most severe droughts to date. Rainfall figures for the region are at their lowest in 20 years.
26 October, 2017
South Africa is one of nine countries which have been warned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be on high alert for the "black death" plague.
26 October, 2017
Higher Education Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize has appealed for restraint from all sides to allow for exams to proceed as tensions rise at university campuses over free tuition.
19 October, 2017
 A Kenyan election official yesterday resigned a week ahead of a disputed repeat of the presidential election, saying the poll would not be credible because the electoral commission was “under siege”.
19 October, 2017
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has authorised an "offer" to the South African Post Office (Sapo) to take over the payment of social grants.

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