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Police shootings put pressure on city’s mayor

Police officers stand outside Woodhull Hospital as the bodies of two Police officers who were shot in Brooklyn are removed from a hospital in New York. Picture: JOHN TAGGART / EPA
54 minute(s) ago

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio faces biggest crisis of his political career after gunman kills two police officers

African News

Seven more senior officials fired as Mugabe wields the axe

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Picture: REUTERS
1 hour(s) ago

Apparent purge continues of ruling party officials sympathetic to popular former vice-president Joice Mujuru

National

Presidency criticises Sunday Times’ energy story

Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
23 hour(s) ago

Spokesperson says side of the presidency was omitted and ‘flies in the face’ of ethics

Gadgets & Gear

Instagram users find they are less popular than previously thought

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1 hour(s) ago

Instagram reveals ‘corrections’ to number of people following many users, after removing significant number of fake accounts from service

African News

Tunisia’s old regime hopes makeover can win it the election

Beji Caid Essebsi. Picture: FETHI BELAID/ AFP
23 hour(s) ago

Beji Caid Essebsi was a minister in Habib Bourguiba’s government and is now standing for president himself

National

Pillay faces SARS suspension again

Ivan Pillay. Picture: GCIS
1 day(s) ago

SARS deputy commissioner faces second suspension, day after reinstatement

National

Zuma enacts Public Administration Act

President Jacob Zuma takes his oath of office during his inauguration ceremony at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday. Picture: REUTERS/SIPHIWE SIBEKO
2 day(s) ago

President signs act that bans civil servants doing business with state

Cows graze at a field near the Doel nuclear plant in northern Belgium in this August 22 2012 file photo. Picture: REUTERS

SA’s nuclear project: politics, not economics, will determine winners

Politics may tip balance as Russia’s Rosatom and France’s Areva SA prepare to battle it out for planned project that could cost $100bn

African News

Egypt allows in travellers from Gaza for first time since October

DOWN BELOW: A Palestinian tunnel worker gestures as he repairs a smuggling tunnel flooded by Egyptian security forces, beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Picture: REUTERS
22 hour(s) ago

Egypt opens Rafah border crossing for incoming passengers from Gaza Strip for first time in almost two months

African Business

Namibian bid to fund $19bn transport plan may start next year

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3 day(s) ago

Namibia will start tapping markets, investors to finance a five-year development plan as early as next year as country seeks to become a transport hub

Arts & Entertainment

A dance party with coffee and smoothies before work

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2 day(s) ago

A vibrant, alcohol-free rave for four hours before work is the latest trend attracting thousands of revellers and hitting 16 cities around the globe

African News

Namibians grab land amid housing crisis

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3 day(s) ago

More than a thousand people illegally occupy land in Swakopmund, saying they have grown tired of waiting for government to give them plots to live on

Labour

Setback for collective bargaining extension

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant. Picture: MARTIN RHODES
3 day(s) ago

Court sets aside a three-year agreement in the metals industry, a serious blow for collective bargaining

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Sony aims to release The Interview film, but how?

Cyber attack on Sony Pictures, threats of violence appear to limit possibilities for safe distribution channels for screening

Other Sport

Ecclestone trying to revive South African GP

Formula One commercial supremo Bernie Ecclestone. Picture: REUTERS
2 day(s) ago

The Formula One supremo is working to return SA to the motor racing schedule

Europe

ECB QE question marks cool three-day stocks rally

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1 day(s) ago

Global share market rally peters out as worries emerge that European Central Bank’s money printing plans could come with attached restrictions

Politics

Parliamentary EFF sanctions judgment to be given on December 23

Economic Freedom Fighters. Picture:  BALESENG MOSOTHO
2 day(s) ago

Judgment in sanctions case between Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and Parliament to given by Judge Dennis Davis on Tuesday, December 23

Asia-Pacific

Disease spreads in war-torn Syria

Syria war. Picture: EPA/SEDAT SUNA
2 day(s) ago

Regular supplies of fresh medicine are not reaching ill and injured patients, with vaccination rates almost halving, says World Health Organisation

Americas

NEWS ANALYSIS: Cuba gains a friend but loses a scapegoat

Picture: REUTERS/CARLOS BARRIA
3 day(s) ago

‘Big bad wolf of Yankee imperialism is softening its teeth’, says a diplomat, as US rapprochement robs Cuba of a political and economic whipping boy

African News

Five die in Mozambican floods

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2 day(s) ago

Five people die in floods in the capital Maputo, after days of torrential rain, according to Mozambican authorities

Middle East

Tiny fraction of Gaza pledge delivered

Hamas. Picture: REUTERS/SUHAIB SALEM
2 day(s) ago

Barely 2% of $5.4bn pledged to help rebuild Gaza after seven-week Israel-Hamas war has been transferred, with funds for shelters set to run out in midwinter

Europe

In Frankfurt, BlackBerry is still king

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3 day(s) ago

The northern German city is one of the last remaining strongholds for BlackBerry’s mobile phones, with a loyal market of bankers, lawyers, and regulators

National

‘Jobs for pals’ claims groundless, says Wesgro CE

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3 day(s) ago

ANC and Cosatu in the Western Cape claim CEO Tim Harris’s appointment has exposed the corrupt practices of the City of Cape Town

Economy

Lower oil prices no ‘lasting solution’ for emerging economies

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2 day(s) ago

Sharp drop in oil will exert downward pressure on inflation, but will not provide ‘lasting solution’ for economies with deeply embedded inflation problems

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Cartoons

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Six gadgets and tips to save power and beat loadshedding this festive season

With Eskom saying that the energy crisis may go on for a good while, devices can help those who need electricity for work and other essential activities

Travel & Food

Up hill and down desert dune

Namib. Pictures: EUGENE YIGA
3 day(s) ago

When Eugene Yiga tried quad-biking in Namibia it was just two guys and two bikes in a sand wilderness stretching 2,000km up to Angola

Travel & Food

RESTAURANT REVIEW: The Noisy Oyster

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3 day(s) ago

The Noisy Oyster in Paternoster is well worth the walk as it lives up to its promise: a fun-loving group of like-minded people who want to offer great food and wine, writes Eugene Yiga

Shakes Mashaba. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/LEFTY SHIVAMBU

Mashaba names 34 for Africa Cup

Bafana coach will cut number to 23, giving all a chance ‘to fight hard for a final spot’

Soccer

Omission of Bucs strikers from Bafana ‘surprising’

Eric Tinkler. Picture: GALLO IMAGES'/DUIF DU TOIT
3 day(s) ago

Eric Tinkler is surprised that strikers Lehlohonolo Majoro and Kermit Erasmus have been left out of Shakes Mashaba’s Bafana Bafana squad

Cricket

Amla rises to occasion with top score against Windies

Hashim Amla. Picture: GALLO IMAGES/DUIF DU TOIT
3 day(s) ago

Hashim Amla shrugs off questions about added pressure on his shoulders now that he will captain SA’s Test team at home for first time

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The Third Umpire

Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema, who was elected to the position unopposed at the weekend despite the inevitable rowdy dissent and personality clashes. At least there wasn’t a bare bum in sight.

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Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, who will be breathing the biggest sigh of relief of all after ratings agencies Fitch and S&P left their SA ratings unchanged on Friday. It’s going to be an intense six months to the next update.

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Tharisa Minerals chairman Loucas Pouroulis, who faces a R50m lawsuit, plus interest and court costs, for allegedly failing to pay for shares he agreed to buy from Cayman Islands-registered Siebels Hard Asset Fund.

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Opinion Poll

Governors of some US states are sticking to plans to quarantine healthworkers returning from countries with Ebola, despite pressure from the White House. What you think of these measures?


55%
 
It’s fair, countries should be able to protect their people by whatever means necessary
12%
 
This is not fair to healthworkers volunteering to assist, and will badly affect Ebola-hit countries without sufficient help
33%
 
They are allowed to stay in their homes, and this is fair enough to minimise risk for all
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