September 25, 2017

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Canadian scuba diver dies off Cape Point

A Canadian citizen who surfaced in a lifeless condition while scuba diving off Cape Point was declared dead after extensive efforts to resuscitate him on Sunday.

Water and screams: dam crash leaves seven dead

The sound of rushing water and screams are likely to have filled the final moments for seven people who drowned when a car plunged into a dam in the northern reaches of KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday.

Cosatu’s call for strike ‘an act of desperation’‚ says Numsa

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it will not support Cosatu’s calls for a socio-economic strike on Wednesday which it describes as “an act of desperation”.

Irrational and irresponsible to keep Myeni on SAA board‚ says DA

The Democratic Alliance says a media report that South African Airways board chairperson Dudu Myeni has asked the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) for R6-billion to bail out the beleaguered airline is yet another reason why she should be dismissed.

Government aims to deracialise economy through radical economic transformation: Zuma

President Jacob Zuma says his administration aims to deracialise the economy through radical economic transformation.

PIC head denounces plot to remove him

 The chief executive of South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation (PIC) said he was the victim of a plot to oust him because of the pension manager’s stance on bailing out other state firms.

OPINION: Linguistics imperialism risks destroying our heritage

September is heritage month in South Africa and different activities are taking place in celebration of our diversity.

Don’t let economic exclusion be the heritage of our children too: Maimane

More than two decades into the country’s democracy‚ the project of building a prosperous and inclusive economy has ground to a halt‚ because the people entrusted with this project have shifted their attention to other things‚ says Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane.

OPINION: Knitting together the traditional and innovative is where heritage really counts

Never mind the smell of meat sizzling on the braai – or even the curio shop version of the different cultures in our country which pop up in the media on this day each year.

ANCYL in coal bribe scandal

ANC Youth League president Collen Maine accepted a half a million rand “donation” from a coal company after promising it he could stop its contract with Eskom being scrapped‚ the Sunday Times reported.

Uber stripped of license to operate in London

London stripped Uber on Friday of its licence to operate from the end of next week in a huge blow to the taxi service and 3.5 million users in one of the world’s wealthiest cities.

Ex-con sentenced for swindling jail buddy

A flamboyant Ekurhuleni man accused of using presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma's name to dupe his former jail mate of nearly R70000 has been sentenced to five years in prison.

Dudu Myeni’s stay at SAA is legal - Gigaba

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba continues to insist the extension of South African Airways chairwoman Dudu Myeni’s contract is legal‚ despite views to the contrary by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and concerns raised by Parliament’s finance committee.

Alleged bully to be removed from school

An alleged bully will temporarily be removed from his school to receive counselling after he was implicated in the death of a Grade 7 learner.

Mugabe at UN stands up to 'Giant Gold Goliath' Trump

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe did not mince words at the United Nations Thursday about Donald Trump, mocking the US president as the "Giant Gold Goliath."

Protests, teargas in Uganda as Museveni seeks to extend rule

Ugandan police fired teargas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators who had gathered to march towards parliament to protest against draft legislation that could extend longtime leader Yoweri Museveni's rule.

Facing crime wave, residents in S.Sudan capital pay police for protection

Residents of South Sudan's capital say they are collecting cash to pay police unofficially to patrol their neighbourhoods, amid a crime wave and a cash crunch that means authorities often cannot pay their wages.

Kenyan president says repeat election must be held within set time

Kenya's repeat presidential election must be held within the 60 days stipulated in the constitution after the Supreme Court nullified the result of a vote held last month, President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday.

Ntlemeza claims he cannot find court order that nullified his appointment

Former Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza claims he cannot find the court order that nullified his appointment.

Dozens of migrants feared dead off Libya after boat runs out of fuel

Dozens of migrants were feared dead after their boat ran out of fuel in the Mediterranean Sea off the western Libyan town of Zuwara, the coastguard said on Thursday.

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