May 26, 2017

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Fistula causes incontinence

Kenya's hopes of ending incontinence caused by fistula, one of the most serious childbirth injuries, are rising as more women are receiving surgery, more local surgeons are being trained and awareness of the stigmatising condition grows.

Zambia wants to move capital from Lusaka

Zambia is considering a proposal to move its capital from fast-developing Lusaka to a nearly uninhabited marshland district in the centre of the country, a minister said yesterday.

UK security minister says no specific threat to public this weekend

British emergency services are prepared for possible attacks on public events over an upcoming holiday weekend but have no information on specific threats after Monday's bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22, a government minister said.

IN FULL: Zuma speaks out on state capture commission

President Jacob Zuma on Friday denied reports that he is opposed to a commission of inquiry to investigate allegations of state capture.

Judge Mandisa Maya is new president of the Supreme Court of Appeal

President Jacob Zuma has appointed Justice Mandisa Muriel Lindelwa Maya as the President of the Supreme Court of Appeal with immediate effect. She is the first woman to be appointed to the highest office at the Supreme Court of Appeal since the establishment of the Court in 1910.

Zuma says he is not opposed to state capture commission

President Jacob Zuma on Friday denied that he was opposed to establishing a judicial commission to investigate allegations of state capture.

Primary school pupil dies after falling from ceiling

A Grade 6 learner has died after falling from an eight-metre high ceiling in the school hall‚ the education department said.

'We can't afford a massacre' - tow truck drivers protest

There is a “tense” standoff between the eThekwini Metro Police and tow truck drivers who embarked on a drive-slow on the N2 freeway on Friday morning.

Four men killed in shootout with police in Benoni

Four men were killed in a shootout with police in Benoni in Gauteng on Friday morning‚ emergency officials said.

Henri van Breda weeps as pathologist describes horrific injuries suffered by his family

Marli van Breda put up a major fight against her attacker‚ while her elder brother Rudi probably lay alive for some time before succumbing to his injuries as blood seeped into his lungs.

Social development department will start phasing CPS out by year end

Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini says her department will start phasing out CPS as the current social grants service provider by November.

Probe into Trillian can form part of recommended state capture inquiry: Sexwale

Tokyo Sexwale has announced that the investigation he commissioned last year into the implication of Trillian Capital Partners in state capture can form part of an inquiry recommended by the public protector.

Zuma is too implicated to choose the judge in state capture inquiry‚ says Sexwale

President Jacob Zuma should not appoint the judge leading an inquiry into state capture because he himself has some explaining to do‚ ANC veteran Tokyo Sexwale said on Thursday.

Unemployed Umlazi man wins R34.4m in Lotto

No job‚ in his 30s. But now a Durban man is “beyond happy” after winning a R34.4 million Lotto jackpot.

Tshwane council adopts its first budget

The City of Tshwane has adopted its Integrated Development Plan and Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTREF)‚ the first tabled by the new administration.

It is official - the Inkatha Freedom Party has captured Nquthu

The ANC and the NFP are the biggest losers in the Nquthu by-elections‚ losing three seats and one seat respectively in comparison to what they attained in last year’s local government elections before the troubled council was dissolved.

China vows maximum effort to recover kidnapped citizens in Pakistan

China said on Thursday it will do all it can to ensure the safe return of two citizens kidnapped in Pakistan and it promised new measures to protect Chinese people and companies working in the country, an important link on its Silk Road infrastructure plan.

Gambia cleans sleazy image

For decades, The Gambia has built a reputation as a haven for tourists willing to pay for sun, sand, sea ... and sex.

Landmine kills three policemen

Three police officers were killed in eastern Kenya yesterday when their vehicle hit a landmine, a senior official said, in an attack claimed by Somali jihadist group al-Shabaab.

Our leadership has no morals‚ no ethics‚ no justice - Motlanthe

Recent events at state enterprise Eskom show the extent to which public resources are being abused‚ former president Kgalema Motlanthe said on Thursday.

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