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SA 80th in AgeWatch index
SA 80th in AgeWatch index

HelpAge International said on Wednesday that South Africa was ranked 80th out of 96 countries in its Global AgeWatch Index in 2014.

  • SA at 4th in Governance IndexSA at 4th in Governance Index

    This year's Ibrahim Index of African Governance was released on Monday, and South Africa has ranked fourth out of 52 countries.

  • Four dead travelled on SA documentsFour dead travelled on SA documents

    An official said on Monday that four people who were killed in the building collapse in Nigeria had been travelling on South African documents, and this caused confusion about the local death toll.

  • Peter's e-toll insurance comments 'startling'Peter's e-toll insurance comments 'startling'

    The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Monday that Transport Minister Dipuo Peters' statement that not paying e-tolls meant not paying insurance companies was startling.

Pregnant woman robbed at Canal Walk
Pregnant woman robbed at Canal Walk

A mom-to-be was robbed in Cape Town's Canal Walk shopping centre parking lot in broad daylight.

Court Update
Rapist gets three life sentences
Rapist gets three life sentences

North West police said on Saturday that a man received three life sentences for rape when he appeared in the Rustenburg Regional Court.

Small business getting no help: Maimane
Small business getting no help: Maimane

Democratic Alliance Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane said on Monday that government was not helping small businesses to be successful.

National Conversation
Gauteng water restored after 'economic sabotage'
Gauteng water restored after 'economic sabotage'

Water Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Monday that water supply to all areas affected by "economic sabotage" had been restored.

Strange World
Robbers choose R10 over iPhone
Robbers choose R10 over iPhone

The Mercury reported on Wednesday that four robbers wielding guns held up a man and his daughter in Durban, but refused their iPhone, instead taking her handbag with only R10 in it.

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  • Reasons for Grabouw riotsReasons for Grabouw riots

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    Temitope Balogun Joshua is under pressure following the collapse of a building belonging to his The Synagogue, Church of All Nations on Friday, a disaster in which 70 people had been killed.

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    After six months, there is still no sign of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

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