Newsflashes

1 November, 2016
Following the withdrawal of charges against Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, Freedom Under Law and the Helen Suzman Foundation will no longer be pursuing their case against the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA).  
1 November, 2016
Breast cancer is usually associated with women, so when Thami Mabuza discovered a lump in his left breast, he thought it was a boil. "I thought the boil would heal but months went by and it did not. I even forgot about the lump," Mabuza, 29, said.
26 October, 2016
The water crisis facing Harare has sparked fears of an outbreak of diseases such as cholera, which led to thousands of deaths less than a decade ago.
26 October, 2016
China has pledged to help Kenya recover and repatriate stolen assets as part of the fight against high level corruption.
26 October, 2016
Within hours of the International Union of Science and Technology's World Congress ending in Dublin last week, news broke of yet another UK horse meat scandal. Three men — two Brits and a Dane — are accused of conspiring to sell horse meat as beef.
26 October, 2016
Zimbabwe has finally paid off its 16-year debt to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of its arrears clearance strategy with multilateral institutions.
26 October, 2016
We have to beg for our basic needs as human beings, says trader   A taxi rank that caters for 28 villages on the outskirts of East London has been without water or public toilets for more than 20 years.
26 October, 2016
Uthukela municipality will no longer be offering university bursaries to virgins.
26 October, 2016
A minibus taxi transporting disabled children from home to a special needs school was involved in a collision that killed two people and left 24 children injured on Tuesday.
26 October, 2016
The establishment of a ratings agency for Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries is “politically motivated” to suit the context of emerging market economies.
26 October, 2016
Finance minister Pravin Gordhan faces what could be his most difficult budget speech to date as he seeks to stimulate the economy while containing expenditure, according to Global Credit Ratings (GCR) CEO, Marc Joffe.  
26 October, 2016
The Standing Committee on Appropriations was briefed by the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) this week on the cost of free higher education in South Africa.
20 October, 2016
Botswana says it is shooting Zimbabwe cattle which stray across its border to protect its beef exports to the European Union (EU).
20 October, 2016
Negotiation was on-going with Nigeria's Boko Haram group for the release of remaining Chibok girls in captivity, a senior official said on Sunday.
20 October, 2016
The Ethiopian government has announced that posting the current situation in the country on Facebook is a crime. Also on the list of banned activities are listening to Voice of America and German radio, Ethiopian Satellite Television and Radio (ESAT) and Oromo Media Network (OMN).

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