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SA on high alert for plague

October 26 2017 – THE Institute for Communicable Diseases on Thursday alerted South African citizens travelling to Madagascar to avoid highly populated areas containing the plague outbreak in the country. The World Health Organisation (WHO) released a report on October 20, which indicated that 1297 cases and 102 deaths — with a case fatality rate of seven percent — has ... Read More »

Chilli Boys add bite to their midfield as Mako returns for Downs clash

October 25 2017 – ChIPPA United will have midfield sensation Paseka Mako back from injury for their Telkom Knockout Cup match against Mamelodi Sundowns at the Sisa Dukashe Stadium in East London on Sunday. Chippa, fresh from a hard-fought league win over Cape Town City at the same venue last Saturday, are also hoping that former Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Sandile ... Read More »

SA to upgrade ports of entry to boost regional trade – Gigaba

October 25 2017– South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Wednesday said government was planning to upgrade the country’s key ports of entry in a bid to improve regional trade and curb slow economic growth. Gigaba said that there were many opportunities across the Sub-Saharan African region that South African companies could capitalise on as the region’s growth outlook had ... Read More »

Togan president urged to step down

October 25 2017 – The United States State Department has expressed deep concern over rising levels of violence and restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly in Togo, related to protests over proposed constitutional reforms. “We are particularly troubled by reports of excessive use of force by security forces and reports that government-sponsored vigilantes are using force and the threat ... Read More »

Mbalula takes another pot shot at Zimbabweans for SA crime

Ocotber 25 2017 – A SOUTH African cabinet minister has warned local farmers against employing Zimbabwean illegals and then blaming the police when they get robbed and or killed. This is the second time the Police minister has singled out Zimbabweans for SA’s high crime rate. South Africa’s police Minister Fikile Mbalula has warned farmers to be careful not to ... Read More »

Durban storm damages hit half a billion rands

October 24 2017 – IT WILL cost the Municipality of eThekwini more than a half a billion rand to repair damages caused by recent storms has escalated to more than half a billion rand. The Executive Committee on Monday approved a report at a meeting, which stated that the estimated cost to repair infrastructure damaged during the storm on 10 ... Read More »

Foreigners have a right to housing

October 24 2017 – JOBURG city’s plans to evict people from hijacked buildings in order to tturn them into low-cost housing exclusively for locals (South Africans) is a futile exercise, says Alana Potter‚ director of research and advocacy at the Socio-Economic Rights Institute (SERI). Speaking at the SA Human Rights Commission indaba on access to housing for migrants living in ... Read More »

Windies in command against Zimabwe 19

October 22 2017 – ZIMBABWE failed to capitalise on its encouraging opening day as Devendra Bishoo, the leg-spinner, put the West Indies in command of the first Test with his five-wicket haul at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Sunday. Zimbabwe came into the two-match series strengthened by the return of Brendan Taylor and Kyle Jarvis, and carried the advantage ... Read More »

WHO withdraws Mugabe ambassadorship

October 22 2017 – The World Health Organization (WHO) has reacted swiftly to international outrage over its appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, rescinding the post less than one week after it was announced. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the first African director general of the Geneva-based WHO, announced the 93-year-old leader’s appointment on October 18. The WHO ... Read More »

Nkosazana distances self from Guptas

October 20 2017 – ANC presidential hopeful and former AU Commission boss, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, on Friday denied reports linking her to the controversial Gupta family. “For the record, Dr. Dlamini Zuma has no links with any of the Gupta associated businesses except for the finances received for the South African Person of the Year Award which she received, like many ... Read More »

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