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Zuma's Daughter Lands Top State Job

President Jacob Zuma's daughter Thuthukile, 25, has landed herself a top position in government following her appointment as chief of staff at the department of telecommunications and postal services.

  • Air Algerie  STR\Newscom\Reuters Air Algerie Loses Contact With Plane

    Air Algerie has confirmed that it has lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft an hour after it took off from Burkino Faso on Thursday.

  • Patricia De Lille  Gallo De Lille: I Was Being Followed

    Patricia De Lille has revealed how she had been 'vilified' and 'followed' in the weeks after blowing the whistle on the now infamous arms procurement deal in 1999.

  • Anni Dewani pic  Gallo Images Anni Dewani killer wants parole

    The Cape Times reported that the lawyer of Anni Dewani’s murderer is preparing a bid for medical parole.

Crime
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Police Arrest Man On The Run

Gauteng police have revealed that a man has been taken into custody for alleged rape and kidnapping incidents.

Court Update
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Carstens's drunk driving trial postponed

The drunk driving trial of musician Arno Carstens was deferred in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Politics
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North West Premier Supports Madonsela Probe

North West premier Supra Mahumapelo declared his support for a public protector investigation into alleged corruption in the province.

National Conversation
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South Africa To Host 2016 AIDS Conference

The city of Durban will play host to the 21st International AIDS Conference in 2016, the first time an African city will host the forum in 16 years.

Strange World
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Mapungubwe Hit By Rhino Poaching

Mapungubwe National Park has been hit by poaching after a rhino carcass was found on Thursday.

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  • CAR crisis  ASSOCIATED PRESS CAR violence resulted in massive death levels

    A retrospective mortality study conducted by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) among Central African refugees in Sido, Chad, reveals extreme levels of death during a violent crackdown against the Central African Republic’s (CAR) Muslim minority.

  • Dystopian fantasy distracts from our dystopian realityDystopian fantasy distracts from our dystopian reality

    Two millennia ago the Roman commentator Juvenal wrote of “panem et circensis,” bread and circuses, to demonstrate how the masses had abandoned political responsibility in exchange for full bellies and extreme entertainment. In Juvenal’s times entertainment was of the gladiatorial variety.

  • Van Zijl at it again – for charity and MadibaVan Zijl at it again – for charity and Madiba

    Serial record breaker Andre van Zijl, who has broken 43 different world records of the less common variety, is at it again as he seeks to cycle 6,700km on a spinning bike while sitting in a car.

  • South Sudan crisis  REUTERS Child malnutrition rates skyrocket in South Sudan

    Children in parts of South Sudan are suffering from shocking rates of malnutrition, the Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday.

  • MSF racing against time in Ebola outbreakMSF racing against time in Ebola outbreak

    Over the last two weeks, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has treated more than 70 patients with symptoms resembling those of Ebola in Kailahun treatment centre, eastern Sierra Leone. MSF is concerned about a possible increase in patients in the coming weeks, as teams on the ground are working to find people who have the virus.

  • Govt’s 50 50 farm workers owners’ proposal a bad ideaGovt’s 50/50 farm workers/owners’ proposal a bad idea

    Just before the 2014 national elections, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) announced a plan to redistribute 50% of commercial farm land to farm workers as part of ongoing efforts to redress historical imbalances in the country. The objectives of the plan are laudable: to deracialise the rural economy; to democratise the allocation and use of land by race, gender and class; and (less clearly) to support “production discipline” for food security and food sovereignty.

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