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 2020-07-07 16:13 

Business Live

Lindiwe Sisulu says law enforcement must make sure land is not invaded...

The minister told MPs on Tuesday that proper procedure must be followed by authorities who seek to evict people from land...

 2020-07-07 16:13 

Business Live

LETTER: Fraud is everywhere, incompetence not...

Patronage machine was not what our constitution envisaged to aid the poor...

 2020-07-07 16:09 

Standard Digital

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 2020-07-07 16:06 

News24

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for Covid-19...

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has tested positive for the Covid-19, he has said....

 2020-07-07 16:06 

News24

Open Championship to be replaced with virtual battle of the ages...

The Open Championship will be replaced by a virtual tournament that will see players from different era's competing against each other, the R&A has said....

 2020-07-07 16:03 

News24

Robbery victim's ex-girlfriend among 5 arrested for extortion, assault in KZN...

Five suspects have been arrested after a 50-year-old man was allegedly lured by his ex-girlfriend to a meeting before being robbed, assaulted and extorted, police have said....

 2020-07-07 15:49 

News24

Wednesday's weather: Fine and cool - the calm before the expected storm...

It's the calm before the storm - the forecast looks set for fine and cool conditions before the heavy rains and cold expected for the rest of the week....

 2020-07-07 15:48 

News24

Sheet out of luck: Rude awakening for alleged cellphone thief arrested while feigning sleep...

An alleged cellphone thief got a rude awakening in Cape Town when he was arrested in possession of his stolen loot while pretending to be asleep....

 2020-07-07 15:48 

Standard Digital

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Bolsonaro-who-earlier-played-down-the-severity-of-the-virus-calling-it-little-flu-took-the-test-on-Monday-after-developing-symptoms...

 2020-07-07 15:48 

Business Report (IOL)

Understanding what's going on with oil prices the avocado theory...

On 20 April for the first time ever, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil, the benchmark price for US oil, fell into negative territory....

 2020-07-07 15:46 

News24

JUST IN | Back to school: Here is when the other grades will return...

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has gazetted amended regulations on the dates when children in grades still learning from home will return to school....

 2020-07-07 15:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Debt sale may tell if investors can stomach SA glut...

It could prove to be the bond auction that swamped the South African market....

 2020-07-07 15:23 

News24

52 dead in Japan floods as more troops join rescue...

Japan will deploy more troops to search for survivors of devastating floods and landslides that have killed at least 52 people in the southwest of the country....

 2020-07-07 15:23 

News24

Biotech firm Novavax gets record $1.6bn in US funding for Covid-19 vaccine...

Novavax, one of the front-runners in the Covid-19 vaccine race, will receive $1.6 billion from the US government, the biggest contribution yet from 'Operation Warp Speed'....

 2020-07-07 15:18 

Business Live

LETTER: What the Cape Town mayor really said...

A columnist's statement that Dan Plato defended the heavy-handed treatment of Bulelani Qholani in Khayelitsha is a lie...

 2020-07-07 15:18 

Business Live

Global accolade for Bok captain Kolisi...

World Cup-winning coach Rassie Erasmus is also on the list, together with captain Kolisi, of the game's top 50 movers and shakers...

 2020-07-07 15:18 

Business Live

GSK joins Philip Morris-backed Medicago on plant-based Covid-19 vaccine...

Human testing is due to start in mid-July and, if successful, the companies could manufacture about 100-million doses by the end of 2021...

 2020-07-07 15:18 

Business Live

History offers Wall Street nothing in unprecedented Covid crisis...

A dose of scepticism is needed as past recessions were caused by fiscal or monetary problems — not a global pandemic...

 2020-07-07 15:06 

Standard Digital

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Chakwera-was-forced-to-cancel-the-countrys-56th-Independence-Day-celebrations-on-Monday-due-to-a-surge-in-coronavirus-cases...

 2020-07-07 15:05 

Mail & Guardian

IEC ready for elections despite budget and Covid setbacks...

The Electoral Commission of South Africa said next year's local government elections will go ahead despite the pandemic as it has plans in place to keep employees and voters safe The post IEC ready for elections despite budget and Covid setbacks appea...

 2020-07-07 15:04 

Mail & Guardian

Extract: Gunning for Bessie's Head, from 'The Terrorist Album'...

The question of what made one a terrorist is easy to answer: any form of opposition to apartheid. Harder to answer is the question: Who made one a terrorist? Among the people in the album is novelist Bessie Head, who left South Africa for Botswana in 1964...

 2020-07-07 15:03 

News24

SANDF member allegedly shoots man dead during mob altercation...

A member of the South African National Defence Force has allegedly shot dead a man in Dingledale Trust, Chochocho....

 2020-07-07 15:02 

News24

Uber to launch grocery deliveries...

Ride-hailing service Uber has unveiled plans to launch grocery deliveries after testing the service in over 30 countries....

 2020-07-07 14:57 

News24

Pregnant Cape Town woman shot, man wounded on his birthday...

A drive-by shooting in Hanover Park has reportedly left a pregnant woman seriously injured and a man hospitalised on his birthday....

 2020-07-07 14:50 

News24

Covid-19: Schools in Kenya to remain closed until 2021...

Kenya has declared that its school year was considered lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, and primary and secondary pupils would return to class next January....

 2020-07-07 14:47 

News24

Covid-19: 75 SANDF doctors, nurses deployed to assist Eastern Cape hospitals...

The Eastern Cape's most overwhelmed hospitals will be assisted by a military medical team of 75 doctors and nurses deployed to the province....

 2020-07-07 14:41 

Uganda Radio Network

NIRA to Issue Over 150, 000 National IDs to Wakiso Residents...

In a letter to the Resident District Commissioner, Rose Kirabira, the Authority explains that the issuance of the IDs had been halted because of the Covid19 prevention measures....

 2020-07-07 14:33 

News24

Francois Louw: Schoolboy rugby taken too seriously...

Recently-retired Springbok flank Francois Louw believes schoolboy rugby is often taken too seriously....

 2020-07-07 14:30 

Business Report (IOL)

4Sight and Unplugg partner to form B-BBEE firm...

The new alliance, 4Sight Unplugg, will be 51 percent owned by Unplugg while 4Sight will have a 49 percent stake....

 2020-07-07 14:25 

News24

KZN records first Covid-19 infant death...

KwaZulu-Natal had its first infant death when a five-month-old baby died after contracting Covid-19, the health department says....

 2020-07-07 14:23 

Business Live

Halftime clash between two Spurs players was 'beautiful'...

Coach Mourinho says Lloris-Son altercation is a sign that the team is growing up...

 2020-07-07 14:23 

Business Live

Zoom starts hardware subscription service...

The teleconferencing company has partnered with third-party hardware manufacturers for the phone and meeting-room devices...

 2020-07-07 14:23 

Business Live

Hundreds of thousands arrested over lockdown rules...

Only a small proportion of those arrested for contravening the rules have paid admission of guilt fines so far...

 2020-07-07 14:23 

The New Humanitarian

In Burkina Faso, violence and COVID-19 push children out of school and into harm's way...

More than half of the nearly one million Burkinabe now displaced are children. Many are alone and vulnerable to abuse....

 2020-07-07 14:23 

Business Live

STEVEN FRIEDMAN: SA's skewed democracy throws citizens to the wolves...

The ANC's response to Covid-19 has shown it sees most of its voters as problems, not partners...

 2020-07-07 14:17 

Standard Digital

Walk the talk on Buy Kenya Build Kenya, Uhuru tells Cabinet...

All the shirts are designed and made by Rivatex East Africa Limited, a textile factory based in Eldoret....

 2020-07-07 14:14 

Uganda Radio Network

Salon Operators Ready to Observe Standard Operating Procedures...

Salon and Spa Operators have called on Government to reopen their sector since they have been observing hygiene and safety before the covid-19 lockdown....

 2020-07-07 14:12 

Uganda Radio Network

Vice Chancellors Undergo Mandatory Covid19 Test Ahead of Meeting with Education Minister...

Dr. John Ssenyonyi, the outgoing Vice-Chancellor Uganda Christian University who also doubles as the chairperson of the University Vice Chancellor's Forum confirmed the scheduled meeting but declined to speak on the mandatory Covid19 test....

 2020-07-07 14:05 

News24

Cash-strapped farm owner removed roof to force out farm dwellers...

The owner of Western Meadows farm in Port Elizabeth has been accused of attempting to constructively evict people living on her property by removing their roof....

 2020-07-07 14:00 

News24

Another 5 hours of rolling blackouts for Gauteng...

Parts of Tshwane will be in the dark from 5pm on Tuesday to avoid network overloading, Eskom has said in a statement....

 2020-07-07 13:56 

News24

ANALYSIS | Right to life and fair trials for war criminals...

Anthea van der Burg analyses how Congolese rebel leader Germain Katanga's fair trial rights were violated at the International Criminal Court....

 2020-07-07 13:53 

News24

Gauteng cops investigating alleged rape of 2-year-old while in Covid-19 isolation at hospital...

Gauteng police have confirmed they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the rape of a two-year-old child at the Dr George Mukhari Academic Hospital in Pretoria....

 2020-07-07 13:49 

Uganda Radio Network

Gov't advised to Follow Kenya's Approach in Reopening Worship Places...

President Uhuru Kenyatta set the stage for the gradual resumption of congregational worship to take effect in the next three weeks with only 100 congregants allowed to access worship places for services will be restricted to just an hour....

 2020-07-07 13:47 

News24

They killed her in front of her children - father of pregnant woman murdered on KZN farm...

While pregnant and trying to protect her two children, KZN mom Zakiyyah Ahmedjan Ismail was murdered before her attackers fled empty-handed, her grieving father says....

 2020-07-07 13:47 

Uganda Radio Network

130,000 Miss Out on Face Masks in Isingiro...

William, Kubaryenda Rwakanuma, Chairperson LCIII Endiizi, Sub-county said they received only 5,000 masks to be given to a population of 100,000 people....

 2020-07-07 13:41 

News24

Covid-19: Tokyo temple offers pandemic-hit Vietnamese workers a safe haven...

A few hours after sundown, Thi Tu Luong dragged her suitcase in Tokyo's business district, looking for the temple that would take her in....

 2020-07-07 13:40 

Standard Digital

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 2020-07-07 13:33 

Uganda Radio Network

Police Returns Impounded Motorcycles to Riders in Mbale...

Rogers Taitika, the Elgon Region Police Spokesperson, says they have decided to return the motorcycles to the Boda boda riders after running out of space to keep them....

 2020-07-07 13:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Banks so far give R30.6bn in customer relief - Basa...

In addition, more than R10.6bn has been extended to distressed businesses under a Covid-19 loan guarantee scheme...

 2020-07-07 13:28 

Business Live

Paris Club rejects debt relief request from Zimbabwe citing human rights...

The group, which represents creditor nations including members of the OECD, was owed more than $3bn by Zimbabwe 2018...

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