Newsflashes

20 October, 2016
Retail sales growth slowed further in August, deepening the disappointing slowdown reported for July. Retail sales grew just 0.2% in August compared with a year earlier, Statistics SA said on Wednesday, after the 0.8% increase that was reported last month for July.
20 October, 2016
One of the biggest challenges facing the South African economy was that it was not growing fast enough and a number of bodies‚ including labour‚ needed to work together to address this challenge‚ Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Wednesday.
20 October, 2016
Telecommunications giants MTN and Telkom are giving students access to academic materials online at no cost as #FeesMustFall protests rage on across the country.
13 October, 2016
More than 20,000 citizens have updated their voter registration data in the municipality of Menongue, southeastern Cuando Cubango province, as part of the ongoing nationwide registration that opened on October 25 this year.
13 October, 2016
CANCER cases and deaths continue to rise in Zimbabwe with the latest report released by the Zimbabwe Cancer Registry (ZCR) showing that 7,018 cases were recorded in 2014. Of the recorded cases, 2,474 lives were lost to the chronic diseases including 126 children.
13 October, 2016
A s 16-year-old Maria strained under the anguish of labour in southeastern Nigeria, a midwife repeatedly slapped her across the face - but the real ordeal began minutes after birth.
13 October, 2016
VICE president Emmerson Mnangagwa has declared that the law should take its course on the ZIMDEF scandal involving Higher and Tertiary Education minister Jonathan Moyo.
13 October, 2016
Google said Wednesday that data requests from governments around the world hit a record high in the six months ending in June, extending a steady rise.
13 October, 2016
The rand has turned around after plunging on Tuesday in response to Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's legal woes.  The currency fell further this Wednesday but it changed course and jumped up by 2% against the dollar on Wednesday afternoon.
13 October, 2016
Fifteen student leaders are expected to meet to negotiate free education with Wits University management in Solomon House on Thursday morning.
13 October, 2016
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela was announced as one of the "five extraordinary women who are responding to leadership challenges of the 21st century" by the Tällberg Foundation.  
13 October, 2016
Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on Tuesday urged a group of matric students to speak out against the burning of university property.
13 October, 2016
October is cyber security month and Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Professor Hlengiwe Buhle Mkhize, says people need to be aware of online risks.
5 October, 2016
The Passenger Rail Service of SA (Prasa) owes Transnet and municipalities some R796 million on accounts that have been outstanding for more than 30 days, and is not sure when it will be able to settle.
5 October, 2016
As chief executive officer of South Africa’s First National Bank, Michael Jordaan moved the lender into the tech era by persuading customers to manage their accounts online. One of his biggest challenges was finding enough software developers.

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