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 2021-01-22 16:44 

Business Live

PODCAST | Economic news of the week: Interest rates, inflation and the US presidency...

Peter Bauer, a professor at the University of Johannesburg's School of Economics, also talks about art and its contribution to the economy...

 2021-01-22 16:44 

Business Live

MARKET WRAP: JSE and rand fall as global market rally stumbles...

The R2030 government bond firmed, with the yield slipping four basis points to 8.78%...

 2021-01-22 16:44 

Business Live

House to deliver Trump impeachment charge on Monday...

Senate majority leader, Democrat Chuck Schumer, says the trial will be a full but fair one...

 2021-01-22 16:35 

News24

Jackson Mthembu to be given an official funeral...

The funeral will take place in Emalahleni, where he lived, and will be severely restricted due to Covid-19 lockdown regulations....

 2021-01-22 16:23 

News24

Pedestrian mowed down in a three vehicle pile-up...

A pedestrian has been crushed to death after she was hit by a chain of vehicles in a three-car pile-up at a bustling marketplace in Mount Frere....

 2021-01-22 16:22 

News24

Man gets 15 years for killing his wife...

The Northern Cape High Court handed down a 15-year sentence to a 37-year-old man for the murder of his wife....

 2021-01-22 16:19 

News24

Ramaphosa: Govt may need to increase debt to get Covid-19 vaccines...

The president said at the ANC's NEC lekgotla on Friday that government will look at increasing public borrowing to fund the procurement of Covid-19 vaccines....

 2021-01-22 16:02 

News24

Redefine withholds 2020 dividends to leave headroom for unexpected shocks...

Redefine says its solvency and liquidity test showed that it may have insufficient headroom to absorb unexpected further shocks....

 2021-01-22 16:02 

The New Humanitarian

Darfur unrest, Biden changes, and besieged Bangui: The Cheat Sheet...

A weekly read to keep you in the loop on humanitarian issues....

 2021-01-22 16:00 

News24

Mediclinic's revenue ticks up as it battles pandemic second wave...

Mediclinic saw a decline in demand for elective surgeries like cataract removals and hip replacements during the first wave of the pandemic as patients opted to put them on hold to avoid infection....

 2021-01-22 16:00 

Mail & Guardian

Uganda: 'I have never seen this much tear-gas in an election'...

Counting was slow across Uganda as a result of the internet shutdown, which affected some of the biometric machines used to validate voter registrations. The post Uganda: 'I have never seen this much tear-gas in an election' appeared first on The ...

 2021-01-22 15:48 

Business Live

Redefine won't pay a dividend for 2020 financial year...

This is the first time the Reit has not paid an annual dividend since listing in 2000, citing Covid-19 and its attendant financial pressure on tenants...

 2021-01-22 15:47 

News24

Tropical storm Eloise set to batter part of Kruger National Park...

Various parts of the Kruger National Park will be hit by major rainfall and strong winds on Sunday due to the Tropical Storm Eloise that will hit Mozambique....

 2021-01-22 15:44 

News24

Three Malian troops killed by roadside bomb...

Three Malian troops were killed and five wounded by a roadside bomb in the centre of the country on Thursday, military sources said, in the latest attack in the Sahel state....

 2021-01-22 15:31 

News24

Four killed, one arrested during shootout with cops following cash heist in Gauteng...

An armed suspect was arrested, and four alleged robbers were killed during a shootout with police in Katlehong, following a cash-in-transit heist....

 2021-01-22 15:29 

Uganda Radio Network

Youth Arrested on Eve of Presidential Results Still in Cells Without Trial...

Emmanuel Sewava, who operates a music library in Bwaise, Kawempe Division, in Kampala was arrested alongside three others on allegations of stocking fuel which they were allegedly going to use to burn the city in case the Electoral Commission announced Yo...

 2021-01-22 15:28 

News24

World's biggest coffee exporter could see 2021 harvest shrink by a third...

Brazil, the world's biggest coffee producer and exporter, could see its 2021 harvest shrink by as much as a third this year, mainly due to drought, the Conab agricultural statistics agency said Thursday....

 2021-01-22 15:12 

Uganda Radio Network

220 Police Trainees Dismissed Over Academic Papers and Health...

Enanga said all trainees underwent very thorough individual medical assessments at the training school, where it was established that 38 trainees, had medical conditions that could not meet the inherent requirements of the training and the subsequent oper...

 2021-01-22 15:04 

News24

EFF slams Treasury for 'growing secrecy' after missing deadline to table financial statements...

The EFF is troubled by what it calls a "growing tendency of secrecy in the National Treasury and Finance Ministry" after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni failed to submit the Consolidated Financial Statements to Parliament on time....

 2021-01-22 14:59 

Uganda Radio Network

Motorsport Fraternity Mourns Celebrated Co-driver Nekusa...

The celebrated navigator was a co-driver to rally legends Sam SSali earlier in the 80s and later partnered with Karim Hirji and participated in different rallies across the country including the historic WRC Safaris rallies....

 2021-01-22 14:53 

Business Live

Canada ramps up deportations even as Covid-19 rages...

Lawyers and human rights advocates are decrying Canada's decision to resume deportations, which endanger the people being deported and the government officers that accompany them...

 2021-01-22 14:52 

News24

WP v Sharks rivalry now one of SA's biggest, has been 'brewing for a while'...

The Western Province v Sharks rivalry has become one of the biggest in the country ahead of Saturday's Currie Cup semi-final at Newlands....

 2021-01-22 14:52 

Business Live

Consumer spend dips slightly in December...

South Africans spent only 1%, or R300m less, at R68.7bn, dropping from R69bn in the previous year...

 2021-01-22 14:39 

News24

Brendin Horner murder: Case postponed again as investigations not completed...

The case against two men accused of murdering farm manager Brendin Horner has been postponed for further investigations. Both of the accused remain in custody....

 2021-01-22 14:30 

Nation

Ethiopia, Somalia deny Somali soldiers fighting in Tigray...

Ethiopia has joined Somalia in refuting claims that Mogadishu sent troops to fight in the Tigray war under a secret plan...

 2021-01-22 14:25 

News24

Fake doctor who treated patients for two years, arrested with boyfriend assistant...

A bogus doctor who treated patients at her surgery for two years without being registered, has been arrested by Eastern Cape police in Molteno....

 2021-01-22 14:16 

Uganda Radio Network

Loser in Nakasongola LCV Chairperson Race Attributes Defeat to Intimidation, Vote Rigging...

Musaazi has rejected the results citing massive rigging and intimidation of his agents at polling stations. Musaazi cited Airfield A polling station located near Nakasongola Army Barracks, where almost all voters in register cast their votes which is impo...

 2021-01-22 14:14 

News24

GovChat gets stay of execution in tribunal scrap with WhatsApp...

The Competition Tribunal has issued an order regulating arrangements between GovChat, WhatsApp and Facebook until the Tribunal issues its final decision....

 2021-01-22 14:08 

Business Report (IOL)

Five growth areas that SMMEs should focus on in 2021...
 2021-01-22 14:05 

News24

Russia vows crackdown on Navalny protests...

Aides of jailed Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny faced possible fines and prison time on Friday as police vowed to crack down on opposition protests this weekend....

 2021-01-22 14:05 

Uganda Radio Network

Journalist, Jinja NUP Election Officer Released...

Mutoigo was arrested by a combined team of both Uganda Peoples' Defense Forces-UPDF and the police while relaying live events at the Jinja City tally center on Thursday afternoon....

 2021-01-22 13:57 

Business Live

GLOBAL MARKETS: The China phoenix...

China's GDP expanded 6.5% in the fourth quarter of 2020, a faster rate than before the pandemic and easily outpacing the expected performance of other big countries...

 2021-01-22 13:51 

News24

'Cable thief' injured, parts of Joburg without power following 'tampering' at substation...

Many Johannesburg residents have been left without power following alleged 'tampering' that left a mini-substation on fire and an alleged cable thief seriously injured....

 2021-01-22 13:48 

News24

Brace yourselves - here comes Cyclone Eloise | Weekend update...
 2021-01-22 13:48 

Uganda Radio Network

National Youth Delegates Reject Voting, Demand for UGX 2 Million Each...

However, the election which is supposed to have closed at 4: 00pm today has failed to take off by closing time as the youth delegates turned rowdy demanding that each of them be paid UGX 2 million before going to vote for the candidates....

 2021-01-22 13:42 

Nation

'Disturbing' allegations of rape in Ethiopia's Tigray conflict: UN...

Pramila Patten, the UN's special representative on sexual violence in conflict, says she is greatly concerned by allegations from the northern region....

 2021-01-22 13:35 

Uganda Radio Network

A Week After Presidential Election, EC Hasn't Published Results...

Indeed, there were indication that results were about to be uploaded on the EC site: on Wednesday, a section of 2021 General Elections results was created on the EC site. This section which was under Elections and Results has now been deleted....

 2021-01-22 13:32 

Mail & Guardian

No way out for Thales in arms deal case, court rules...

The arms manufacturer has argued that there was no evidence to show that it was aware of hundreds of indirect payments to Jacob Zuma, but the court was not convinced. The post No way out for Thales in arms deal case, court rules appeared first on The Mail...

 2021-01-22 13:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Alibaba's Tmall Global helps global SMEs open online stores...
 2021-01-22 13:28 

Nation

Fear and frustration in Nigeria as millions at risk of phone suspension...

The government of Africa's most populous country has ordered telecom operators to block SIMs of people who fail to register for a National Identity Number by February 9....

 2021-01-22 13:20 

Business Report (IOL)

SA markets muscle higher...
 2021-01-22 13:19 

News24

JUST IN | State secures verbal guilty plea agreement with man accused of murdering Tshegofatso Pule...

The NPA says the State has reached a verbal guilty plea agreement with Muzikayise Malephane, the man accused of murdering eight-month pregnant Tshegofatso Pule....

 2021-01-22 13:18 

Uganda Radio Network

Health Committee Decries Stagnant NMS Budget in 2021/2022 Estimates...

According to the Budget Framework Paper the budget allocation to the national medical stores has increased by just 10bn shillings from 410bn shillings in the current financial year. Dr. Bukenya says this increment is to be shared among the regional referr...

 2021-01-22 13:11 

Mail & Guardian

Why Cameroon is obsessed with hosting the Afcon...

The African nation is hoping to use the tournament to paper over the divisions of the Anglophone crisis and the cracks made by a dictator who has ruled for almost four decades. Will it work? The post Why Cameroon is obsessed with hosting the Afcon appeare...

 2021-01-22 13:06 

News24

China finds coronavirus cluster in major chicken processing plant...

China reported its first cluster of Covid-19 cases among workers in a meat processing plant, raising fears among local consumers who have until now mainly worried about the safety of imported foods....

 2021-01-22 13:04 

News24

Tropical storm Eloise threatens to disrupt South Africa's power supply over the weekend...

Eskom's Matimba and Medupi facilities may be the most exposed to flooding, according to MeteoFrance's forecast trajectory of Eloise...

 2021-01-22 13:03 

Mail & Guardian

How the pandemic is accelerating the online art market: Consumers are increasingly happy to view and buy art digitally, from home...

These artworks would sell well online, but lesser-known artists might struggle. Photos: Courtesy Sanlam Art Collection The post How the pandemic is accelerating the online art market: Consumers are increasingly happy to view and buy art digitally, from ho...

 2021-01-22 13:01 

Business Live

LETTER: Treasury responds on Covid-19 vaccine planning...

The Treasury is committed to ensuring that funding will not be a constraint to the availability of vaccines...

 2021-01-22 13:01 

Business Live

Tencent reportedly looking for $6bn loan...

People familiar with the matter say the proceeds are for general corporate purposes...

 2021-01-22 13:01 

Business Live

Only 10% of Zimbabwe government staff working in offices amid Covid-19 surge...

Since January 3 restrictions have included a dawn-to-dusk curfew and the closure of all non-essential businesses...

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