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 2020-07-07 12:32 

Uganda Radio Network

Court of Appeal Overturns CMI Officer's Acquittal for Murder...

In their Judgment, the Court of Appeal Justices re-evaluated the evidence by the DPP and found that Kabigumira's testimony coupled with the strange conduct of Maj. Babumba were sufficient to warrant a murder conviction....

 2020-07-07 12:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Omnia swings into annual profit as restructuring pays off...

Despite coronavirus lockdowns in regions where Omnia operates, the company was able to withstand its impact....

 2020-07-07 12:29 

News24

Eastern Cape to turn museums, hostels into field hospitals to combat risky self-isolation behaviour...

The Eastern Cape government plans to turn 18 state-owned properties, such as museums and hostels, into field hospitals after they found that people engaged in risky behaviour while self-isolating....

 2020-07-07 12:27 

Uganda Radio Network

Justice Minister Pleads with MPs to Support Proposed Political Party Regulations...

Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ephraim Kamuntu told legislators that since party elections and selection of party flag bearers is carried out by party organs that necessitate large congregations like delegates conferences, this method is l...

 2020-07-07 12:21 

Business Report (IOL)

ICTU outraged by 'unfair play' against Iqbal Surv, Sekunjalo, Independent Media...

The ICTU's Thabang Mothelo said on Tuesday that no individual should live in a constant state of fear for their lives in democratic South Africa....

 2020-07-07 12:11 

News24

Egypt arrests alleged serial sexual predator...

Egyptian authorities have arrested a man who allegedly sexually abused dozens of girls and women, in a case that has sparked outrage online, a security source has said....

 2020-07-07 12:11 

News24

15 farmers killed by gunmen in northern Nigeria - police...

Gunmen have killed 15 farmers in Nigeria's northwest Katsina state, police say, in the latest violence by cattle thieves in the restive region....

 2020-07-07 12:10 

News24

Australia's second-biggest city Melbourne under new coronavirus lockdown...

Five million Melbourne residents have been ordered back into lockdown after coronavirus cases surged in Australia's second-biggest city....

 2020-07-07 12:07 

Uganda Radio Network

Six Arrested for Attack on Settlement Camp in Moroto...

Major Peter Mugisa, the 3rd Division Army Spokesperson, says that the Uganda Peoples Defence Force-UPDF soldiers using intelligence reports tracked the armed group towards the Kenyan border leading to the arrest of six suspects including their ring leader...

 2020-07-07 12:03 

News24

WATCH | UK sanctions Russians and Saudis under new human rights powers...

The UK sanctions target alleged perpetrators in the killings of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. WATCH NOW....

 2020-07-07 12:02 

News24

Pompeo says US looking at banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said the United States is "certainly looking at" banning Chinese social media apps, including TikTok....

 2020-07-07 11:48 

News24

Thabang Moroe latest: Validity of Cricket SA boss's charges questioned...

The validity of Cricket South Africa's ethics and audit committees' reports, which served as the basis for CEO Thabang Moroe's ongoing suspension, has been called into question....

 2020-07-07 11:42 

News24

Brrrace yourselves: 'Mammoth' cold front to bring heavy rain, widespread snow to SA...

It's time to crank up the heater and lay out some extra blankets as a massive cold front is approaching South Africa, bringing with it heavy rain and snow in some parts....

 2020-07-07 11:37 

Business Live

JOHN COCKAYNE: How teeing off with a consultant works...

The golf business has remained unchanged for decades, but now is the time for innovation...

 2020-07-07 11:37 

Business Live

MultiChoice launches Showmax Pro in bid to capture streaming subscriber...

Showmax Pro will initially be rolled out in Nigeria and Kenya with additional countries to be added within 6 - 8 weeks...

 2020-07-07 11:37 

Business Live

Oil falls on virus surge and fear of renewed lockdowns...

Brent and WTI crude futures declined by 1.02% and 1.30%, respectively...

 2020-07-07 11:35 

Standard Digital

Reopening places of worship to begin next week...

The Council has argued that four-step phased reopening will aid in decision making depending on the infections....

 2020-07-07 11:34 

News24

INFOGRAPHICS | SA breaches 200 000 coronavirus cases, with half of those coming in just 14 days...

It took 102 days for South Africa to record 100 000 coronavirus cases. In just 14 days, that number has doubled....

 2020-07-07 11:33 

Uganda Radio Network

Serere, Ngora Return UGX 500m to Treasury...

Both districts advertised for various jobs at the beginning of the year, but interviews were halted after the President announced a lockdown following the outbreak of COVID-19....

 2020-07-07 11:30 

Business Report (IOL)

FNB to discontinue cheque issuance from January 2021...

FNB has announced that it will be discontinuing the issuing of cheques by 01 January 2021....

 2020-07-07 11:09 

Uganda Radio Network

MPs Karuhanga, Mwiru Join Muntu's Alliance for National Transfirmation...

The declaration comes shortly after Gen. Muntu's endorsement as the party's candidate in the forthcoming presidential race. The two legislators are part of the group that disagreed with a camp that supported Patrick Amuriat Oboi against Muntu duri...

 2020-07-07 11:04 

Business Report (IOL)

Public enterprises tells SAA unions there is no money for better severance pay...

The Department of Public Enterprises said it would not be able to entertain further demands from labour unions regarding the retrenchment process at South African Airways....

 2020-07-07 10:44 

Standard Digital

Two Homa Bay MCAs charged with assault and robbery...

Kendu Bay Town MCA Morris Ogwang and his Kibiri counterpart Michael Odira denied charges before the court....

 2020-07-07 10:43 

News24

Dis-Chem fined R1.2 million after losing price gouging case for surgical masks...

The Competition Tribunal says the pharmacy chain failed to show that increases in the price of certain surgical masks were reasonable....

 2020-07-07 10:42 

Business Live

Dis-Chem found guilty of price gouging on face masks...

The company was found to have contravened the Competition Act after it increased prices for three types of masks...

 2020-07-07 10:42 

Business Live

Electrification of rural areas hit by budget cuts due to pandemic...

Likely cuts of R230bn over the next two years means a delay of electrification, not that it won't happen, says the energy department...

 2020-07-07 10:42 

Business Live

Rand weakens amid growing number of Covid-19 cases globally...

The local currency market remains rangebound...

 2020-07-07 10:38 

News24

Grade 7 pupil raped en route to KwaZulu-Natal school...

A Grade 7 girl has been raped while en route to school after she went back home to fetch her face mask in Bulwer....

 2020-07-07 10:32 

Uganda Radio Network

Applicants Throng Interpol for Certificate of Good Conduct...

Simon Ocaayi told URN at the Interpol Offices in Kololo on Monday that he is preparing to travel to Iraq for work once the lockdown is lifted. He however, said this was the third time he was being turned away at the gate yet all he wants is to register an...

 2020-07-07 10:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Massmart eyes 1800 job cuts at Game...

Massmart has embarked on Section 189 consultations with organised labour on plans to possibly cut 1 800 jobs across its Game stores....

 2020-07-07 10:21 

Mail & Guardian

Eskom refers employees suspected of contracts graft for criminal investigations...

The struggling power utility has updated Parliament on investigations into contracts where more than R40-billion was lost in overpayments The post Eskom refers employees suspected of contracts graft for criminal investigations appeared first on The Mail &...

 2020-07-07 10:21 

Mail & Guardian

Eskom refers employees suspected of contracts graft for criminal investigations...

The struggling power utility has updated Parliament on investigations into contracts where more than R40-billion was lost in overpayments The post Eskom refers employees suspected of contracts graft for criminal investigations appeared first on The Mail &...

 2020-07-07 10:14 

Uganda Radio Network

10,000 Junior, Senior Police Officers Retrained in 4 Years...

At least 10,000 junior and senior police personnel have been equipped with new command and investigations skills in the last four years according to data compiled by police force's research, planning and human resource directorates....

 2020-07-07 10:01 

News24

Ralph Mathekga | The VBS saga that won't go away...

While the ANC and EFF have taken a stance on the VBS saga, it is likely to have a crippling impact on both parties, writes Ralph Mathekga ....

 2020-07-07 10:01 

News24

Heavily armed gang ambushes cash van on Eastern Cape highway...

Eastern Cape police have launched a manhunt for a heavily-armed gang that bombed a G4S cash van and made off with an undisclosed amount of money....

 2020-07-07 09:56 

News24

Anrich Nortje: ANOTHER older 'newcomer' of the year...

Anrich Nortje's deserved "newcomer" laurel at the CSA Awards should signal a prosperous SA era for the paceman, writes Rob Houwing ....

 2020-07-07 09:54 

Uganda Radio Network

18 New COVID-19 Cases Confirmed...

According to the health ministry, all persons who travelled with the positive case on July 5 from India are under observation and have been tested once for the disease. The positive case was also in quarantine by the time the virus was detected....

 2020-07-07 09:47 

News24

Two frontline City of Joburg officers die of 'Covid-19 related complications'...

Two City of Johannesburg frontline staffers have died of "Covid-19 related complications"....

 2020-07-07 09:44 

Business Live

Consumer confidence plummets in second quarter...

The FNB/BER consumer confidence index fell to just three points shy of its all-time historic low of in 1985...

 2020-07-07 09:44 

Business Live

Siberian Arctic temperatures and fires beat all the records again...

Region is warming faster than the rest of the world, climate scientists worry...

 2020-07-07 09:43 

Business Live

WATCH: How EFTs have performed during Covid-19 pandemic...

Mike Brown, MD of etfSA, talks to Business Day TV about how exchange traded funds...

 2020-07-07 09:43 

Business Live

Third-party opinion on sale of Tongaat unit due in September, says Barloworld...

Barloworld and Tongaat Hulett are in dispute over the R5.3bn sale of the sugar producer's starch business...

 2020-07-07 09:42 

Uganda Radio Network

Civil Servants Given Ultimatum to Resign before Joining Politics...

The instruction was given by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Local Government Ben Kumumanya through a circular to all Chief Administrative Officers and Town Clerks. In the circular, he asked the accounting officers to instruct all persons with ...

 2020-07-07 09:37 

Uganda Radio Network

Kabale, Rukiga Ambulances Grounded...

Alfred Besigensi, the acting Kabale district health officer says that due to lack of ambulances, surveillance activities against Covid-19 are becoming difficult since the roads in the area are impassable and require strong vehicles....

 2020-07-07 09:30 

Mail & Guardian

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap...

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities The post Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap appeared first on The Mail & Gua...

 2020-07-07 09:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Tribunal approves sale of Tongaat Hulett's starch business...

Tongaat Hulett said it was pleased at the decision by SA's Competition Tribunal to approve the acquisition of its Tongaat Hulett Starch business....

 2020-07-07 09:25 

Business Report (IOL)

Consumer confidence plunges to 35 year low...

Consumer confidence plunged to record lows in 35 years during the second quarter of 2020 due to the halt in economic activity in the three months to June....

 2020-07-07 09:08 

News24

Interdict granted against truck driver strike over employment of foreign nationals...

An interdict has been granted against truck drivers who threatened a national strike to protest against claims that foreign nationals are employed by the industry instead of local drivers....

 2020-07-07 09:00 

Business Report (IOL)

Will there be a steady electricity supply over the next decade?...

We need a reliable electricity supply to get us through the next six months. But what about the next six years?...

 2020-07-07 09:00 

Standard Digital

'Killer' mother unfit to stand trial...

Mother killed her four children a week ago...

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