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13 July, 2015
National lottery operator, Ithuba, says the Pretoria High Court's overturning of the awarding of its licence will not affect its operations.
13 July, 2015
Multi-million rand funding for emerging black farmers has been approved by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. Thirty-one projects valued at R146 million have been earmarked for farm recapitalisation.
13 July, 2015
The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says people in South Africa and the rest of the world are increasingly going digital, be it for business or leisure.
7 July, 2015
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says governments around the world should increase taxes on cigarettes and other tobacco products to save lives and generate funds for stronger health services.
7 July, 2015
South Africa has continued to face questions about the recent xenophobic violence directed at African immigrants.
7 July, 2015
The South African National Roads Agency Limited (SANRAL) has scorned claims by Justice Project South Africa (JPSA) that a motorist was allegedly prevented from renewing his licence disk due to an outstanding e-toll debt.
7 July, 2015
Deputy director-general of Population and Social Statistics, Kefiloe Masiteng, says health awareness programmes are needed in order to decrease youth mortality in the country.
7 July, 2015
South Africa is forecast to see a massive jump in Internet traffic as more people switch to smartphones and other smart devices.
7 July, 2015
The National Energy Regulator (NERSA) has refused to grant Eskom another tariff increase. NERSA held public hearings on Eskom’s ‘selective reopener application for the third Multi-Year Price Determination’ last month.
7 July, 2015
Subscribers will be able to access online services such as, Facebook, news, health and educational information, through the company’s partnership with Facebook and Internet-dot-org.
7 July, 2015
A precise new technology is set to revolutionise surgery for prostate cancer in South Africa.
7 July, 2015
The new e-toll tariffs kicked in on Thursday, 2 July 2015, but only about seven percent of freeway users will benefit from the new rates, according to opponents of the scheme.
7 July, 2015
Google continued to apologise for a flaw in Google Photos, which was released to great fanfare in May, that led the new application to mistakenly label photos of black people as ‘gorillas’. The company says it has fixed the problem and is working to figure out exactly how it happened.
7 July, 2015
The Supreme Court in Swaziland has ordered the release of human rights lawyer, Thulani Maseko, and editor, Bheki Makhubu. Maseko and Makhubu were convicted of contempt of court and sentenced to two years in prison in March 2014.
7 July, 2015
The Elders’ has made a strong push for a more transparent and democratic process in the selection of the next United Nations secretary general.

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