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Drought levy gets go-ahead, De Lille’s powers curtailed
Before voting, De Lille raised objections with the amendment, admitting she had not been consulted.
(Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:24:00 +0200)

Motata tribunal hears closing arguments
Motata’s counsel, Themba Skosana said that while the words used by Motata could be considered “vulgar”, they were not racist.
(Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:20:00 +0200)

Winnie loses appeal in battle for Madiba's Qunu homestead
The SCA dismissed the appeal regarding the review application, but upheld an appeal against the costs order granted by the Eastern Cape Local Division
(Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:17:00 +0200)

City of Cape Town transport head Melissa Whitehead suspended
During a closed session, the council voted to place Whitehead on precautionary suspension pending an investigation into her conduct
(Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:07:00 +0200)

'Forgotten man' Lucas Mangope dies
Lucas Mangope, 94, was president of Bophuthatswana until democracy in 1994 after which the 10 small apartheid-created states were dismantled.
(Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:08:00 +0200)

Who the fax is still sending faxes?
'Trying to buy a new fax machine at one of the big retail shops is equivalent to winning the jackpot in a lottery'
(Fri, 19 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200)

'What's that shot?' Brazilian buzz rubs some the wrong way
It's the latest rage: Brazilians fake being shot and fall to the ground, or into swimming pools or ponds, then get up smiling and start to dance.
(Thu, 18 Jan 2018 13:43:00 +0200)

Drones saves boys trapped in 3-metre swells​
New technology sees drones deployed on beaches as life-savers
(Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:38:00 +0200)

HRW report hails resistance to Trump-style populism
Human Rights Watch tracks unchecked abuse in unstable states like Syria and Myanmar, authoritarian trends in powers like Turkey and China.
(Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:23:00 +0200)

Southern Africa’s human rights problem
Basic rights are under severe threat in the region, says Human Rights Watch
(Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:18:00 +0200)

Ethiopia has released a handful of prisoners - but nothing else has changed
Hailemariam never explicitly admitted the existence of “political prisoners”. But while vague, his words were clear to everyone, except his government
(Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:49:00 +0200)

Iran's supreme leader: Saudis betrayed Muslim world
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused Saudi Arabia of helping the United States and the "Zionists".
(Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:21:00 +0200)

Africa braces for high-stakes Davos meet
Trump will be the star at Davos. Love or hate him, he's likely to be the only head of state whose speech will be broadcast on all the news channels
(Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:17:00 +0200)

Macedonia: The decades-long quarrel over its name
The name chosen by the eastern European country of Macedonia at its independence 27 years ago has been steadfastly rejected by its neighbour Greece
(Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:48:00 +0200)

Chinese fans round on 'rat' Tevez after holiday joke
The 33-year-old struggled for form and fitness during a disastrous stint in China, where he was among the best-paid players in the world.
(Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:23:00 +0200)

Africa’s first woman skeleton Olympian: ‘I am prepared’
The Nigerian skeleton racer made history during her last two qualifying races on her way to PyeongChang
(Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200)

Kohli fined after Centurion tantrum
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has been fined 25% of his match fee for unsporting behaviour during Day 3 of the second Test against the Proteas.
(Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:25:00 +0200)

Freedom House: Tunisia's democracy downgraded
Data analysed by the NGO from 195 countries over the past year showed that Tunisia was still the only free country in the Arab world
(Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:55:00 +0200)

Sanchez would be 'great' for United - Mourinho
Sanchez, 29, looks to have played his last game for Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger saying that his move could be confirmed "in the next 48 hours".
(Tue, 16 Jan 2018 08:03:00 +0200)

Angola's Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies
Lourenco's manoeuvering against the nepotistical vestiges of Angola's last president began in November with the toppling of Isabel dos Santos
(Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:15:00 +0200)

SA Rugby confirms Steinhoff no longer Blitzboks sponsors
It means the Springbok men’s and women’s, and SA Rugby Sevens Academy teams will no longer carry the company’s logo.
(Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:31:00 +0200)