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SAA bailout raises hackles at National Treasury

South African National Treasury officials are reluctantly complying with orders to find funds to bail out the state airline, fearing ...

PCB announces dates for Pakistan vs Zimbabwe limited-overs series

Lahore [Pakistan], September 23 (ANI): Pakistan will launch its ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Super League campaign against Zimbabwe in ...

Can we use African Indigenous Knowledge to tackle Covid-19?

Heritage Day is almost here - it's time to celebrate all the "fluffy", less threatening parts of African culture, braai, ...

PRO14, SA Rugby 'in early discussions' about adding more SA teams

PRO14 organisers on Wednesday confirmed they were in talks with SA Rugby regarding the possibility of adding more South African ...

Angola detains dos Santos-linked executive on graft claims

Angolan state prosecutors on Tuesday arrested a businessman with close links to ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos over corruption claims, ...

Zimbabwe get govt nod to travel to Pakistan for limited-overs series

Harare [Zimbabwe], September 23 (ANI): The Government of Zimbabwe has granted permission to its cricket team to tour Pakistan for ...

The impact of Covid-19 on conservation

The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated the global travel industry with the concomitant bankruptcies, restructurings and job losses. A less obvious ...

Climate explained: humans have dealt with plenty of climate variability

Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions ...

Chris Forlee out as CEO of energy regulator Nersa

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) has terminated the appointment of its Chief Executive Officer, Chris Forlee, according ...

What the tourism sector can learn from Cape Town's drought

Extreme weather events have been topical in the southern African region and beyond in the past decade or so. Prior ...

A contested legacy: Julius Nyerere and the 2020 Tanzanian election

Tanzanians will head to the polls on 28 October in which the incumbent, John Magufuli, faces a determined opposition. Elected ...

Voting in a pandemic: Ink on cotton wool, and bring your own pen

The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) is leaving nothing to chance in the upcoming "mini elections" in November, where ...

OPINION | The impact of Covid-19 on conservation

The Covid-19 pandemic has devastated the global travel industry with the concomitant bankruptcies, restructurings and job losses. A less obvious ...

How can smoke from West Coast fires cause red sunsets in New York?

If you are one of the millions of people in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. who turned your gaze toward ...

Government to make British & Irish Lions tour a 'protected event'

Government is moving to make next year'sSaturday 3 July: British & Irish Lions v Stormers - Cape Town Stadium, Cape ...

Camps Bay Airbnb taken over by Cape Town group seeking safe space

A group of people looking for a safe space to live have occupied a luxury Camps Bay house in Cape ...

Construction activity levels remain 'ultra-depressed'- survey

Despite the easing of lockdown restrictions in the third quarter, activity and confidence levels in the construction industry are still ...

Land Bank receives R1.5bn from government, plans to pay creditors

The Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa has received the first tranche of a R3 billion equity injection ...

Brisbane Heat sign Jack Wildermuth ahead of BBL

Brisbane [Australia], September 22 (ANI): Brisbane Heat has announced the signing of all-rounder Jack Wildermuth ahead of the upcoming Big ...

Reading with meaning: One programme showing positive impacts

South Africa's relatively poor performance in learning outcomes persist, despite an almost universal primary enrolment rate, government policies that ensure ...

Mali Junta Picks Former Defense Minister as Transitional President

The junta that overthrew Mali's president last month said Monday that former defense minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah N'Daw ...

Has the skin lightener industry learned from Black Lives Matter?

Black Lives Matter activism has jolted the skin lightener industry. In June, manufacturers of skin lighteners joined other corporations in ...

COVID-19 and HIV: so far it seems the outcome is not what was feared

Based on official figures - which may be somewhat under reported - COVID-19 has not been as devastating in South ...

African players in Europe: Mane, Zaha two-goal stars

SenegaleseSADIO MANE (Liverpool)The Senegal forward tormented Chelsea as he triggered Andreas Christensen's red card and then scored twice in the ...

Women's buying power reshaping SA property market

There has been a steady increase in women's buying power in the residential property market, according to data analysed by ...

Judge to rule on Andile Lungisa bail application on Friday

Convicted criminal and former ANC Youth League leader Andile Lungisa must wait until Friday to hear whether he will be ...

General Conference: Day 1 Highlights

At the start of the plenary session on the first day of the IAEA's 64th General Conference, Azzeddine Farhane of ...

Botswana Blames Bacteria for Deaths of 330 Elephants

GABORONE - Wildlife officials in Botswana say the recent deaths of hundreds of elephants in the Okavango Delta panhandle was ...

What can be done to better support women pursuing their PhDs in Africa

A Doctor of Philosophy - commonly known as a PhD - is the highest level of academic training. It allows ...

One million people share hopes and fears for future with the UN

No matter where they came from, their background, age or gender, participants in the exercise were, the UN has said, ...

Mark Boucher enthusiastic about the new Proteas way

Proteas coach to help forge a new identity for the young squad."It was important for this team to create a ...

International Peace Day: Guns still fire in Africa

In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared the annual opening day of its regular sessions, 21 September, as ...

Cyril Ramaphosa | 75 years of the UN: Reform is needed

Dear Fellow South African,The United Nations will this week begin the 75th session of its General Assembly, where the nations ...

#HimOrMe: Trial of mom accused of killing 'abusive' partner to begin

The trial of a mother of two accused of killing her allegedly abusive partner during an incident of domestic violence ...

Truck Convoy Brings Boon to DRC Town Plagued by Violence

Innovation Truck Convoy Brings Boon to DRC Town Plagued by Violence view team Kanyabayonga, an area of Democratic Republic of ...

UNHCR names Nansen Refugee Award regional winners

GENEVA - A refugee school teacher striving to empower rape survivors, a scientist and mother of four on a quest ...

Colts Release Week 3 Unofficial Depth Chart For Jets Matchup

What does the Indianapolis Colts’ unofficial depth chart look like for Sunday’s 2020 Week 3 matchup against the New York ...

Will Israel Annex the Jordan Valley

The Israeli government of Benyamin Netanyahu plans to annex the Jordan Valley. Why is this decision being made right now? ...

Electric Kyler Murray Runs Cardinals To WFT Victory

Quarterback stars again as team starts 2-0 with 30-15 win Darren Urban A year ago, Kyler Murray didn't run the ...

Kenya's Cherono makes comeback at Continental Tour Gold in Nairobi

NAIROBI, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- After two seasons of injury frustrations, the 2014 Commonwealth Games 5,000m champion Mercy Cherono is ...

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U.S. dollar jumps in Asia, stocks mixed

SYDNEY, NSW, Australia - Stocks in Australia took off on Wednesday, following the lead in the U.S. and Europe overnight. ...

Coprom: Long-term inflation expectations in Brazil remain anchored

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- The Central Bank of Brazil's Monetary Policy Committee (Copom) on Tuesday warned of short-term ...

Uzbekistan turns to its massive gold reserves for economic relief

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan - Uzbekistan is turning to its massive gold reserves to help fight its way out of an economic ...

Trump and Yoshihide Suga confer on Japan-U.S. security alliance

TOKYO, Japan - Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday discussed the importance of pursuing ...

Shanghai to play increasingly important role as financial center

NEW YORK, New York, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Shanghai is expected to play an increasingly important role as a financial ...

OYO crosses 50 million app downloads

New Delhi [India], September 23 (ANI/NewsVoir): OYO, the world's leading hospitality chain crossed the 50 million app downloads mark today, ...

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