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Tokyo Olympics to be less compact than promised
Japan pledged a compact Olympic tournament in 2020 but is now looking at using existing venues outside of Tokyo, mostly to stay within budget.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:44:00 +0200)

Zuma orders probing of state bodies for corruption
The SA Post Office and IT agency Sita, two municipalities and three national departments will be investigated for irregularities and corruption.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:34:00 +0200)

Five South Africans progress in Commonwealth Games
Five South African athletes advanced to the next rounds of their respective events in track and field at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:56:00 +0200)

Lonmin sells shares to meet BEE deadline
The platinum miner will sell shares to the Bapo ba Mogale community in a bid to meet a black ownership target of 26% by 2015.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:17:00 +0200)

Mokotedi to resign from NPA this week
The NPA's suspended integrity management unit (IMU) head Prince Mokotedi plans to resign on August 1, the prosecuting authority said.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 09:45:00 +0200)

Arms Deal: seven facts that aren't going away
The public outcry about the Arms Deal is not just rumour and allegation. Here are seven inconvenient facts for those who say, "Where is the evidence?"
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:25:00 +0200)

Clean audits for just 9% of SA's municipalities
Insufficient financial records, poor procurement processes and a lack of accountability resulted in R11.6bn in irregular expenditure in 2012-2013.
(Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200)

Mtembu makes history as Sharks' new captain
The 23-year-old loose forward will lead the side in defending their Currie Cup crown.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:20:00 +0200)

SA's unemployment rate spirals further into the record books
The unemployment rate in South Africa has risen to 25.5% – the worst rate of joblessness seen since the first labour force survey in 2008.
(Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0200)

Numsa ends strike after deal with metal sector employers
A month-long strike in the metal sector is over after a three-year deal was reached in which workers will receive pay hikes of as much as 10% a year.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:46:00 +0200)

Springbok women's team get ready to take on Oz
SA will start their IRB Women's Rugby World Cup campaign against Australia on the opening day on Friday before facing hosts France on August 5.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:30:00 +0200)

Amla leads Proteas to historic Test series win in Sri Lanka
Hashim ​Amla, playing his first series since succeeding Graeme Smith as Test captain, has fought off Sri Lanka's spinners to seal a 1-0 series win.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:18:00 +0200)

Eid marked by sorrow in the Gaza Strip
As many people around the world celebrated the end of Ramadan, in Gaza Strip - battered by weeks of fighting - the holiday was marked by tears.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:23:00 +0200)

Rand bubbles to the top as volatility subsides
The South African local currency is expected to continue strengthening as low volatility and high returns attract investors.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:38:00 +0200)

Boko Haram kidnap wife of Cameroon vice PM
Boko Haram has stepped up cross-border attacks into Cameroon in recent weeks, including a number of high-profile kidnappings.
(Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:46:00 +0200)

Hamas agrees to 24-hour Eid truce
Hamas has agreed to observe a 24-hour humanitarian truce after initially rejecting such an offer by Israel.
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 13:18:00 +0200)

Iraq, a nation in peril
The Iraq government is trying to reverse a three-way split of the country.
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:11:00 +0200)

Over 1 000 Palestinians killed in Gaza
A deal to end the conflict in the Gaza Strip looks remote, Israeli ministers have said.
(Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:32:00 +0200)

Israel agrees to extend Gaza truce
Israel has extended the 12-hour truce by four hours after international powers called on it and Palestinian militants to extend the ceasefire.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:57:00 +0200)

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death
The virus has claimed its first victim in Nigeria, prompting officials to deploy health workers to all entry points and seek out suspected cases.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:10:00 +0200)

US monitors Ebola outbreak closely after virus reaches Nigeria
US officials are working with West African governments and aid groups to help stop the virus spreading further as known cases head for 1 100.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 16:00:00 +0200)

Prominent Swazi activists jailed for criticism of judiciary
Swaziland's high court has sentenced an editor and a human rights lawyer to two years for contempt of court over articles critical of the judiciary.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:46:00 +0200)

Air Algerie crash wipes out entire families
France has revealed that all passengers and crew on board an Air Algerie flight that crashed in Mali died in the tragedy, wiping out several families.
(Sat, 26 Jul 2014 07:24:00 +0200)