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 2020-07-01 17:00 

Business Report (IOL)

Americans face 25% jump in power bills, adding to summer of woe...

Millions already reeling from the coronavirus's economic fallout are about to face sharp increases in electric bills that may drive some to the brink of financial ruin....

 2020-07-01 16:48 

News24

Turkish President Erdogan vows social media 'control' after family insulted...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to tighten government control over social media after he said his family was insulted online....

 2020-07-01 16:38 

News24

Restructuring Sasol sells stake in Nigerian plant...

Sasol has agreed to sell its indirect stake in Nigerian plant to US oil giant, Chevron, as it seeks to rightsize the business and deal with debt crisis that has seen its shares fall some 57% this year alone....

 2020-07-01 16:34 

News24

Distance ... where Boks, SA franchises still retain kicking edge...

NZ teams are increasingly realising the value of kicking both penalties and occasional dropped goals, an SA expert tells Rob Houwing....

 2020-07-01 16:33 

News24

Too little teaching, planning and too few classrooms - teachers' survey raises alarm...

A survey by four unions has found teachers at schools across several provinces anticipate they won't be able to cope when more pupils return to classrooms next week....

 2020-07-01 16:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Michael Kors owner Capri estimates 70% plunge in first-quarter revenue...

Michael Kors owner Capri Holdings estimated a bigger-than-feared 70 percent slump in first-quarter sales as the Covid-19 pandemic hammers demand....

 2020-07-01 16:26 

Uganda Radio Network

Ugandan Judge Suzan Okalany Shortlisted for ICC Chief Prosecutor Job...

The committee chaired by Sabine Nlke reports to the President of the Assembly that due to COVID-19, an online interaction was conducted and of the 144 candidates who submitted applications for the job, only 89 candidates submitted supporting documents and...

 2020-07-01 16:18 

News24

Thursday's weather: Fire warning for Eastern Cape, otherwise a fine, cool day for the rest of SA...

There are fire warnings over parts of the Eastern Cape, but an otherwise fine and cool day across the country, the South African Weather Service says....

 2020-07-01 16:15 

Business Live

ALLAN SECCOMBE: How the ANC treats the state as its piggy bank...

Testimony at the Zondo commission shines a light on how the ANC raises funds from grateful businesses tapping into state contracts...

 2020-07-01 16:15 

Business Live

Western Province a step closer to Newlands stadium development deal...

The rugby union believes the loan agreement will enable it to pay off its R112m debt to Remgro and Investec...

 2020-07-01 16:14 

Business Live

M&A take advantage of surging stock prices as deals still being done...

Pandemic or not, acquisitions by European buyers involving at least partial stock payment have jumped 83%...

 2020-07-01 16:14 

Business Live

Hong Kong police unleash crackdown as new security law takes effect...

Critics say China's new law will end the freedoms that are key to Hong Kong's success as a financial centre...

 2020-07-01 16:13 

The New Humanitarian

The West's humanitarian reckoning...

Race, power, and relevance were among issues addressed in a TNH online conversation on humanitarianism in the midst of #BlackLivesMatter and COVID-19....

 2020-07-01 16:10 

The New Humanitarian

Readers react | #BlackLivesMatter and challenging Western power structures in aid...

Here's what readers are saying. What do you think?...

 2020-07-01 16:04 

News24

Covid-19: Gift of the Givers helps renovate Mitchells Plain Hospital for extra capacity...

A R5 million renovation at Mitchells Plain Hospital is under way to increase capacity for Covid-19 patients, thanks to the efforts of Gift of the Givers Foundation....

 2020-07-01 16:03 

News24

UK PM warns Israel: do not annex parts of the occupied West Bank...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has cautioned Israel against annexation in the occupied West Bank, saying it would violate international law....

 2020-07-01 16:00 

Business Report (IOL)

Tesla overtakes toyota as the world's most valuable carmaker...

Tesla became the world's second-most valuable automaker in January, when it surpassed Volkswagen. It's now worth more than twice the German giant....

 2020-07-01 15:58 

News24

Municipalities' finances managed in ways contrary to recognised accounting disciplines - AG...

Makwetu said the latest local government general report released on Wednesday detailed an undesirable picture of billions of rand in funds allocated to municipalities being managed "in ways that are contrary to the prescripts and recognised accounting...

 2020-07-01 15:51 

News24

'Blue lights fraud' matter to go to trial in November...

The so-called blue lights fraud matter, where former acting police commissioner Khomotso Phahlane is one of the accused, is set to go to trial in November....

 2020-07-01 15:32 

Uganda Radio Network

Former Presidential Candidate Prof. Baryamureeba Arrested After Knocking Woman Dead...

Deputy Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire, said Prof Baryamureeba is being detained at Kabalagala police station....

 2020-07-01 15:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Virgin Atlantic favours US hedge fund for rescue cash...

Virgin Atlantic Airways is edging toward a $620 million emergency financing package led by Davidson Kempner Capital Management....

 2020-07-01 15:26 

News24

'Dumped' Covid-19 samples fell through bakkie's canvas cover, courier company report suggests...

An initial report from a courier company transporting Covid-19 samples which were found along an Eastern Cape road, claims the cargo may have fallen through the canvas opening covering the bakkie....

 2020-07-01 15:25 

News24

Police, pupils clash at Durban school after teacher tests positive for Covid-19...

A teacher testing positive for Covid-19 at Nqabakazulu High School in KwaMashu resulted in violent clashes between pupils and police....

 2020-07-01 15:19 

Business Live

VINCE VAN DER BIJL: Yes Minister, it's not the government's fault?...

For Nathi Mthethwa to blame others for the lack of development in cricket is simply bad faith...

 2020-07-01 15:19 

Business Live

Vehicle sales fall by a third in June as Covid-19 disrupts economy...

Despite this, the latest deterioration is not as bad as April's 98.4% and May's 68% fall...

 2020-07-01 15:19 

Business Live

Banking to become bespoke as Covid-19 creates new demands...

After the pandemic, banks will have to ensure customers are getting real value for their money if they want to keep them, writes Cowyk Fox...

 2020-07-01 15:19 

Business Live

BioNTech vaccine shows potential in early human trials...

Working with Pfizer, BioNTech says testing shows that the vaccine 'yields immune activity and causes a strong immune response'...

 2020-07-01 15:07 

Standard Digital

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Britain-announced-plans-to-ease-citizenship-for-Hong-Kongers-after-China-made-its-first-arrests-under-a-controversial-new-security-law-...

 2020-07-01 15:00 

Business Report (IOL)

Sirius Real Estate seeks new acquisitions...

Sirius Real Estate had weathered the first phase of the Covid-19 crisis with relative success and a strong balance sheet enabled it to seek new opportunities....

 2020-07-01 14:58 

Standard Digital

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 2020-07-01 14:51 

Standard Digital

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Chasing-the-virus-How-Indias-largest-slum-beat-back-a-pandemic...

By-late-June-more-than-half-the-slums-population-had-been-screened-for-symptoms-and-around-12000-tested-for-coronavirus...

 2020-07-01 14:48 

Uganda Radio Network

PAC Questions State House on Acquisition of Okello House...

State House has said its former landlord at plot 10A, Nehru Road, overlooking the State House in Nakasero, Alexander Okello lost his property Okello House after he was duped to by individuals....

 2020-07-01 14:38 

Mail & Guardian

JSE-listed company BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications...

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts' The post JSE-listed company BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications appeared fi...

 2020-07-01 14:33 

Uganda Radio Network

Interim Mayors Demand Additional Funding for New Cities...

Raphael Magyezi, the Local Government Minister says that plans are underway to lobby additional funding to supplement the already approved municipality budgets....

 2020-07-01 14:33 

The New Humanitarian

Russia holds key to UN Syria aid operation...

Another diplomatic dispute over cross-border aid is playing out as civilians face war, economic crisis, and the pandemic....

 2020-07-01 14:32 

Uganda Radio Network

UCC Pursuing Policy to Regulate Online Businesses...

Speaking during an online discussion organized by Uganda Nation Bureau of Standards-UNBS under the theme "Ensuring Quality of products and services in e-commerce, Henry Mugabi, the Assistant Technical Officer in Uganda Communications Commission, said ...

 2020-07-01 14:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Checkers sells R50m worth of virtual grocery since the start of lockdown...

Computicket has sold almost 200 000 virtual grocery vouchers valued at over R50 million since the start of the lockdown....

 2020-07-01 14:24 

Business Live

Manufacturing figures improve as lockdown eases...

The Absa PMI spiked in June, but this is not a sign of a return to pre-pandemic levels...

 2020-07-01 14:24 

Business Live

PSL clubs can train 'when they are ready' with Covid-19 safety protocols...

Clubs have to meet safety conditions before they will be allowed to get on the sanitised pitch...

 2020-07-01 14:24 

Business Live

Hong Kong citizens to be allowed to move to UK due to Chinese security law...

The UK is not alone in criticising China's new national security law, which came into force just before the July 1 anniversary of Hong Kong's return to Chinese rule...

 2020-07-01 14:24 

Business Live

LETTER: Tie SA's foreign loans to policy reform...

Unless SA makes the necessary reforms, taking on new debt will lead to a painful reckoning...

 2020-07-01 14:21 

Uganda Radio Network

KCCA Director of Physical Planning Resigns...

Atwine who took over office in 2017 was in 2018 found to be unqualified for the position following an investigation by the parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State-COSASE....

 2020-07-01 14:21 

News24

Reserve Bank sees South Africa's GDP shrinking 32.6% in quarter 2...

The annualised drop in gross domestic product is forecast at 32.6% for the three months through June from the previous quarter, the Reserve Bank said in response to a query....

 2020-07-01 14:16 

Standard Digital

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Oromo-living-in-the-United-States-have-gathered-in-Minnesota-to-protest-the-death-of-musician-and-activist-Hachalu-Hundessa...

 2020-07-01 14:14 

Uganda Radio Network

2021 Election: Gov't Declines to Declare State of Emergency...

Kamuntu argued that periodic elections are now part of Uganda's historical mission for sustainable peace, security and stability. He explained that Ugandan expect to have a chance to choose their leaders every 5 years through elections, adding that th...

 2020-07-01 14:14 

News24

Cybercrime Bill a step closer to being enacted after NCOP passes it...

A Bill criminalising the distribution of harmful messages and which imposes obligations to report cybercrimes, could soon become law....

 2020-07-01 14:10 

News24

Ralph Mathekga | Is the rage directed at Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng fair?...

The furore over Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's unwavering public support of Israel raises far deeper questions beyond one of the longest border disputes in modern history....

 2020-07-01 14:09 

News24

Hong Kong police fire water cannon at crowds protesting new security law...

Hong Kong police have fired water cannon to break up the first protest since China introduced sweeping security legislation and they made their first arrests under it....

 2020-07-01 13:55 

News24

Trump 'more and more angry at China' over coronavirus...

US President Donald Trump has said he was growing "more and more angry at China" over the spread of the coronavirus....

 2020-07-01 13:54 

News24

JUST IN | ConCourt dismisses DA's urgent bid to challenge Disaster Management Act...

The Constitutional Court has dismissed the DA's application for direct access in challenging the constitutionality of the Disaster Management Act....

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