Wed Jun 03 21:24:25 CAT 2015
15.5-million people of working age‚ out of 35.8-million‚ are employed

The number of unemployed people in South Africa increased slightly in the first quarter of 2015 comp.

A worker from the eThekwini municipality cleans up dirt left from a xenophobic attack on Somali businesses in Umlazi township south of Durban. Picture Credit: AFP

Municipal finances improve but warning sent to slackers

Forty municipalities (14%) and 18 municipal entities (32%) achieved clean audits for the 2013/14 financial year. [1] comments

Government plans to charge more for electricity to pay for R1 trillion nuclear deal – DA

The Department of Energy’s proposed R1 trillion nuclear programme is likely to be funded with electricity tariff hikes‚ says Democratic Alliance MP Gordon Mackay. [25] comments

Traffic cop calls SAPS after killing his gardener

A traffic policeman who fatally shot a man‚ allegedly in self-defence‚ is under investigation by the SA Police Service. [24] comments

Government promises to tackle surgical backlogs at Johannesburg hospital

Gauteng MEC for Health Qedani Mahlangu‚ admitting that Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital is experiencing backlogs in surgery‚ says she will improve the management of health facilities and prioritise emergency cases. [1] comments

Schoolgirl fundraises to raise a tombstone for jazz songbird

A Johannesburg schoolgirl who chose to do a history project on the late jazz singer and model Dolly Rathebe‚ is now utilising social media to help raise the cash needed to raise a tombstone in honour of the artist. [13] comments

'Attacks on police increase'

A total of 1‚501 police officers have been attacked in the 2014/2015. [8] comments

Fifa confirms South Africa paid $10m to Concacaf’s Warner

The South African government approved the transfer of US$10-million to “support the African diaspora in Caribbean countries as part of the World Cup legacy”‚ Fifa has confirmed in a statement. [27] comments

Global groups launch climate initiative for Sub-Saharan Africa

A landslide sent mud and water crashing onto homes in a town in Colombia's northwest mountains on Monday, killing at least 48 people and injuring dozens. Picture Credit: Reuters The need for more accurate weather forecasts in Sub-Saharan Africa today resulted in the World Meteorological Organization‚ African Development Bank and World Bank Group launching an initiative today to support the modernization of meteorological and hydrological services in the region. [0] comments

Nkandla expenditure is ‘morally unjustifiable’‚ Catholic bishops say

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Woman mauled to death by lion at Gauteng Lion Park

Visitors look at a lion, donated by South Africa, in an enclosure at Abidjan Zoo. Picture Credit: AFP
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Jesus, deliver us from churches

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Mr President: “You wanna see a chicken run? I’ll drown you in your firepool!”

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Nkandla report reactions: “If the public protector couldn’t get Zuma to pay, I guess no one else can”

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