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 2020-08-05 18:56 

News24

Man accused of defrauding wealthy women goes on hunger strike at Stellenbosch prison...

Alleged criminal casanova Rudi Brits has refused to eat any food since being transferred to prison in Stellenbosch....

 2020-08-05 18:47 

News24

Biden bristles at being asked about cognitive test...

Joe Biden, the 77-year-old presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, pushed back strongly in an interview aired on Wednesday at a reporter who asked him if he's taken a cognitive test....

 2020-08-05 18:47 

Business Live

Weekly Covid-19 death toll falls for first time in three months...

Gauteng and Eastern Cape follow Western Cape with sharp drop in numbers...

 2020-08-05 18:47 

Business Live

PODCAST | The evolution and contribution of women to the economy...

Liberty's Daphne Rampersad and Babazile Mbetse discuss the economic and relational value that women bring to SA's economy during Covid-19 and beyond...

 2020-08-05 18:46 

Business Live

TIISETSO MOTSOENENG: Shoprite's Nigeria exit an embarrassing admission of defeat from CEO...

Yet the share's gain of almost 8% since the announcement suggests investors welcome the ruthless prioritisation of returns on capital...

 2020-08-05 18:45 

News24

OPINION | Zimbabwe wants to raise money through a sovereign bond - and it's ill-advised...

The Zimbabwean government recently signed an agreement to pay 4 500 white farmers US$3.5bn. But the proposal to fund the exercise by issuing a sovereign bond is highly ambitious....

 2020-08-05 18:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Gold Fields expects first half earnings to jump by up to 310%...
 2020-08-05 18:11 

News24

Tracing of wanted taxi violence suspect led to shootout near Tshwane hospital, say cops...

The police have revealed a shootout at the Tshwane District Hospital was linked to the tracing of a suspect wanted for taxi violence....

 2020-08-05 18:07 

Daily Nation

Ex-MPs' pension gets House nod...

The number of former lawmakers has reduced from 500 to around 150....

 2020-08-05 18:02 

News24

'Thieves were waiting at the door': Mboweni ends emergency PPE procurement...

No sooner had Treasury announced the Covid-19 budget, the thieves were already assembled at the door, waiting to steal, said Finance Minister Tito Mboweni....

 2020-08-05 18:01 

News24

State claims IPHC church attack was 'well-planned'...

The suspects are facing charges of murder, public violence and attempted murder as well as being in the possession of unlicenced firearms and ammunition....

 2020-08-05 17:51 

Business Live

MTN planning sale of all or part of R4.2bn Jumia stake, says insider...

MTN is said to be considering the sale after the online retailer's shares have surged 142% in 2020...

 2020-08-05 17:51 

Business Live

Death toll rises to 135 and thousands injured in huge Beirut blast...

President Michel Aoun said 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate had been stored for six years at the port without safety measures...

 2020-08-05 17:48 

News24

'Miracle' man guilty of scamming teacher out of R600k, claimed he could 'cleanse' it into R30m...

A man who tricked an Eastern Cape teacher into handing more than R600 000 to him with a promise of turning it into R30 million with "miracles", has been found guilty of fraud....

 2020-08-05 17:40 

News24

Constitutional Court ruling signals end of the road for wife killer Rob Packham...

The Constitutional Court has dismissed an application for leave to appeal the murder conviction of Rob Packham....

 2020-08-05 17:37 

News24

'Do you really need to party?' WHO asks world's youth...

Young people must curb their party instincts to help prevent new outbreaks of the Covid-19 disease, officials at the World Health Organization (WHO) pleaded on Wednesday....

 2020-08-05 17:36 

News24

Your weather update: Cloudy Thursday in store...

It will be a cloudy day across most provinces, says the South African Weather Service....

 2020-08-05 17:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Disney's surprise profit bolsters futures ahead of economic data...
 2020-08-05 17:26 

News24

DA MP sees nothing wrong in sharing 'flagrantly racist' video slamming Black Lives Matter movement...

This is not the first time a social media post by a DA MP or senior official has been called into question for its comments and positioning on race....

 2020-08-05 17:17 

News24

Gauteng health department fails to publish daily Covid-19 statistics...

The Gauteng Department of Health has not published daily statistics since Sunday, saying this is due to the number of recoveries which are still being validated....

 2020-08-05 16:59 

Daily Nation

Migori health officials contradict Kagwe...

They said only 14 of the 48 samples tested turned positive....

 2020-08-05 16:56 

Business Live

Blackstone to buy Ancestry.com as DNA curiosity on the up...

The $4.7bn deal is the first by Blackstone Capital Partners VIII and gives Ancestry a far higher valuation than the $2.6bn of four years ago...

 2020-08-05 16:56 

Business Live

MARKET WRAP: JSE gains for a third day as gold stocks rally on record metal price...

Global market sentiment has been supported by ongoing discussions in the US Congress regarding a Covid-19 relief package...

 2020-08-05 16:56 

Business Live

KHAYA SITHOLE: IMF loan forces us to examine effectiveness of relief package...

Once IMF and World Bank funds are used up, the government has to find additional ways of managing the crisis...

 2020-08-05 16:56 

Business Live

Busisiwe Mkhwebane to spend next two months fighting for survival in the courts...

The public protector is adamant that adverse findings made against her are nothing more than 'opinions' of a judge...

 2020-08-05 16:41 

News24

Dissolve executive arm of government to rid country of corruption - Holomisa...

UDM leader Bantu Holomisa has called for the dissolution of the executive arm of the government and replacing it with a caretaker government to rid the country of corruption....

 2020-08-05 16:38 

News24

Beirut reels from huge blast, as death toll climbs to at least 113...

Lebanese rescue workers searched for survivors in the mangled wreckage of buildings and investigators blamed negligence for a massive warehouse explosion that sent a devastating blast wave across Beirut, killing at least 113 people....

 2020-08-05 16:30 

Business Report (IOL)

OPINION: Pandemic teaches us how to be resilient...
 2020-08-05 16:26 

News24

Twitter hacker's virtual bail hearing hacked by porn bomb...

A bail hearing by Zoom for the 17-year-old who hacked some of the world's highest-profile Twitter accounts last month was interrupted by participants showing porn....

 2020-08-05 16:12 

Uganda Radio Network

Gulu City Leaders Struggle to Maintain Access Roads...

The impassable roads are spread across 124 villages and 34 parishes in the two Divisions of Gulu City. Currently, some of the parishes with notable bad and impassable roads include Tegwana, Kirombe, Pece Cubu, Kabed'opong, Layibi-Techo and Kanyagoga a...

 2020-08-05 16:01 

Business Live

Pitso Mosimane laments the new normal under Covid-19...

The Sundowns coach admits he is not sure how his team will perform after a prolonged lay-off...

 2020-08-05 16:00 

Business Live

Zoom court hearing of Twitter hacker rudely interrupted with porn...

The porn bombs did not lower the bail of the 17-year-old, who hacked some of the world's highest-profile Twitter accounts demanding bitcoin...

 2020-08-05 15:57 

Uganda Radio Network

MP Tables Constitutional Amendment on Recognition of Maragoli Tribe...

The Maragoli community living in Kigumba in Kiryandongo district, Ntoma and other parts of Masindi district are a Kenyan tribe that left their homeland in the 1920s. Reports indicate that they moved from Kenya after an agreement was reached at between the...

 2020-08-05 15:55 

News24

Church attack: State 'riding a dead horse', says lawyer representing 17 accused...

Eric Mphatswe, who represents 17 of the suspects, said his clients were innocent and that they were responding to a call that the IPHC headquarters were under siege....

 2020-08-05 15:53 

Daily Nation

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Samsung on August 5, 2020 unveiled the Galaxy Z Fold 2 folding phone. PHOTO | SAMSUNG | AFP...

 2020-08-05 15:53 

Daily Nation

Samsung unveils new version of folding smartphone...

New devices aimed at jump-starting sales in a market hit hard by the global pandemic....

 2020-08-05 15:48 

Uganda Radio Network

Anti-Corruption Agencies Fueling Confusion- Museveni...

Museveni says he brought what he called confusion by founding different agencies to fight corruption something that has not addressed the question of corruption....

 2020-08-05 15:44 

Uganda Radio Network

Teso MPs Threaten Legal Action Against Landlords Who Protested Creation of Soroti City...

Elijah Okupa, the Kasilo County MP in Serere says they are studying the document presented to various offices and will soon make a decision on whether to drug the petitioners to court. He claims that three people, whose names were included as petitioners ...

 2020-08-05 15:33 

Daily Nation

Five Busia murder suspects set free...

The suspects were arrested after six bouncers were killed in a mob attack last year....

 2020-08-05 15:32 

Mail & Guardian

Manage urban transformation to avoid infrastructure blockages...

It is possible to urbanise without congestion and the attendant ills through emphasis on better institutions, writes Eddie Rakabe The post Manage urban transformation to avoid infrastructure blockages appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-08-05 15:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Only muted economic recovery in 2020 - Absa...
 2020-08-05 15:29 

Uganda Radio Network

Over 3000 Older Persons in Busia to Benefit from SAGE Funds...

Raphael Osacha, the Busia District Community Development Officer, says each registered elder will receive Shillings 150,000 as arrears for the past six months....

 2020-08-05 15:26 

News24

Four die in two separate fires in Cape Town...

Four people have died after two structures caught fire in separate incidents in Cape Town....

 2020-08-05 15:16 

Mail & Guardian

Shongweni stink: EnviroServ bosses back in court...

Managers charged over landfill emissions want charges set aside The post Shongweni stink: EnviroServ bosses back in court appeared first on The Mail & Guardian ....

 2020-08-05 15:05 

Business Live

Beirut's blast will be blamed on Hezbollah, no matter what...

That such an explosive stockpile existed will likely see the US treasury and Israel tap Hezbollah, which they believe controls many of Beirut's ports, writes Hussein Ibish...

 2020-08-05 15:05 

Business Live

Singapore addresses mental health issues migrant workers...

As the city-state has closed down, many workers are unable to pay or see their families and say mental anguish is more serious than the virus...

 2020-08-05 15:05 

Business Live

US signs $1bn deal for 100-million doses of J&J's Covid-19 vaccine candidate...

This is J&J's first deal to supply its investigational vaccine to a country...

 2020-08-05 15:05 

Business Live

Door still open for Tokelo Rantie as Celtic prepare for semifinal...

Bloemfontein team decline to sign former Bafana player but he is still training with them...

 2020-08-05 15:00 

News24

WATCH | Frere Hospital doctors and nurses spread cheer with dazzling dance challenge...

Frere Hospital staff have won over the hearts of the public after showing off some impressive dance moves during a surprising participation in the Jerusalema Dance Challenge....

 2020-08-05 14:58 

Business Report (IOL)

Why SafetyWallet Health and Safety E-Learning training will help Health and Safety compliance...

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