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Incorrect food labelling under the spot light

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  660 Views  -  0 Comments
The National Consumer Commission (NCC) has launched an investigation into all retailers who sell agricultural produce. Woolworths is being probed over allegations of false labelling for products from Israel. The NCC says it decided to launch an investigation into retailers after receiving... Read Article

Low rainfall predicted for festive season

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 30 October 2015  -  745 Views  -  0 Comments
Pretoria – The Department of Water and Sanitation has warned that major parts of South Africa are likely to experience dry conditions and intense heat during the festive season and beyond as they will have little rainfall. Addressing a departmental workshop held in Pretoria recently, hydrologist in... Read Article

Nene promises adherence to expenditure ceiling

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 October 2015  -  742 Views  -  0 Comments
NATIONAL – During his mid – term budget speech on Wednesday, Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene admitted that global economic growth has slowed, commodity prices remain depressed and unemployment has increased in many parts of the world, factors that contributed to a revised revenue estimate for the... Read Article

Vodacom billions to go to Eskom, Brics bank

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 October 2015  -  770 Views  -  0 Comments
Government proposes to use a R2bn portion from its sale of Vodacom shares for South Africa’s initial capital contribution to the New Development Bank. The share sale is expected to yield total receipts of R25,4bn, of which R23bn has been provided to recapitalise Eskom. The purpose of the New... Read Article

Relations between US and Cuba restored

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 13 August 2015  -  1,410 View  -  0 Comments
WASHINGTON - Diplomatic relations between the US and Cuba have been officially restored, with Cuba’s foreign minister taking the hugely symbolic step of raising his country’s flag at a newly designated embassy in Washington later on Monday. Bruno Rodríguez visiting the US capital for the first time... Read Article

Ghana death toll rises to 150 after explosion, flooding

Article  -  Posted on Tuesday, 09 June 2015  -  4,609 Views  -  0 Comments
GHANA - Ghana’s president says the death toll from a gas station explosion in the capital and widespread flooding has increased to 150 people.  An explosion at a petrol station in Ghana’s capital Accra killed about 90 people, many of whom had sought shelter there from torrential rain, on Wednesday... Read Article

Nepal hit by second deadly earthquake in less than three weeks

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 May 2015  -  1,196 View  -  0 Comments
The latest quake killed scores of people and sent panicked families into the street, just 17 days since the devastating 7.8-magnitude tremor killed more than 8,000 and injured almost 20,000. Charikot, about 75 km (45 miles) east of Kathmandu, was one of the hardest-hit areas.Aula Bahadur Ale, the... Read Article

Burundi unrest: Top general announces overthrow of president Pierre Nkurunziza

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 May 2015  -  946 Views  -  0 Comments
A top Burundian general has announced the overthrow of president Pierre Nkurunziza, following weeks of violent protests against the president’s bid to stand for a third term. The radio broadcast by General Godefroid Niyombare — who was sacked from his position as the central African nation’s... Read Article

Boko Haram girls free

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 May 2015  -  807 Views  -  0 Comments
Hotoro, Kano, Nigeria - Nigerian troops rescued 200 girls and 93 women on Tuesday in the Sambisa Forest in the northeastern part of the country, the Nigerian Armed Forces announced. Military spokesman Maj. Gen. Chris Olukolade said the rescued girls and women are still being screened and none has... Read Article

Chile’s volcano erupts for first time in more than 40 years

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 15 May 2015  -  1,350 View  -  0 Comments
Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted twice in 24 hours, the country’s National Geology and Mining Service said early Thursday. The agency said it was evaluating the spectacular nighttime eruption, but indicated it was “stronger than the first one.” Authorities issued a red alert for the towns of Puerto... Read Article

Election result could mark turning point for Nigeria

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 02 April 2015  -  885 Views  -  0 Comments
NIGERIA - The victory of opposition candidate Muhammadu Buhari in Nigeria’s presidential election could mark a turning point towards genuine democracy for the country, improving the image and moral standing of Africa’s troubled giant. The defeat of President Goodluck Jonathan, whose People’s... Read Article

Trevor Noah to Host The Daily Show

Article  -  Posted on Monday, 30 March 2015  -  1,052 View  -  0 Comments
Is this an April's Fool Joke or not? Trevor Noah has been selected to become the next host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Daily Show,” it was announced today by Michele Ganeless, president, Comedy Central. His show’s premiere will be announced at a later date. Noah joined “The Daily... Read Article

Co-pilot ‘intentionally’ destroyed plane

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 27 March 2015  -  1,470 View  -  0 Comments
The co-pilot of the Germanwings jet barricaded himself in the cockpit and intentionally rammed the plane full speed into the French Alps, ignoring the captain’s frantic pounding on the door and the screams of terror from passengers, a prosecutor said Thursday. In a split second, all 150 people... Read Article

Tunisia attack: MSC confirms SA woman injured

Article  -  Posted on Saturday, 21 March 2015  -  2,967 Views  -  0 Comments
TUNISIA – A South African woman was wounded in the attack at the Bardo National Museum in Tunis, Tunisia, MSC Cruises said on Thursday. The South African woman was among the 3 714 guests and 1 267 crew members aboard the MSC Splendida which docked at the port of La Goulette, Tunis. “During the... Read Article

Basotho people ready to go to the polls

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 20 March 2015  -  1,371 View  -  0 Comments
Leader of the Lesotho Congress for Democracy (LCD) Mothejoa Metsing says his party is confident that the Kingdom of Lesotho elections set for this weekend will run peacefully. At least 74 observers have already been deployed in the country’s 10 election districts, observing amongst other things,... Read Article

Twitter boss admits firm is failing victims of trolling

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 February 2015  -  781 Views  -  0 Comments
Twitter’s chief executive Dick Costolo has admitted that the company “sucks” when it comes to dealing with abuse and trolling on the service. In a memo to staff, leaked to tech news website the Verge, he said that bullying behaviour on the network was driving users away. He promised tougher action... Read Article

Pope Says It’s OK to Spank Kids

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 13 February 2015  -  1,282 View  -  0 Comments
Pope Francis says it’s OK to spank your children - as long as their dignity is maintained. Francis made the remarks this week during his weekly general audience, which was devoted to the role of fathers in the family. Francis outlined the traits of a good father: one who forgives but is able to “... Read Article

Zim set to give white farmers 90 days to vacate

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 January 2015  -  1,128 View  -  0 Comments
White former farmers should be given 90 days to vacate their farms if the land they occupy has been allocated to a black person to avoid legal battles, the Zimbabwean government has reportedly said. According to the News Day, Land and Rural Resettlement Minister Douglas Mombeshora said government... Read Article

Zambia ruling party candidate leads in vote count

Article  -  Posted on Friday, 23 January 2015  -  863 Views  -  0 Comments
Zambia’s ruling party candidate led in partial returns from a presidential election in the southern African nation, election officials said Thursday. Edgar Lungu of the Patriotic Front party was ahead with 50 percent of the vote after 80 out of 150 constituencies were counted, according to results... Read Article

US lawmakers furious over Obama’s Cuba move

Article  -  Posted on Thursday, 18 December 2014  -  1,425 View  -  0 Comments
Washington - Some Republican and Democratic lawmakers expressed outrage Wednesday over Washington’s historic Cuba breakthrough, saying President Barack Obama conceded “everything” to a brutal Castro regime and warning Congress will block efforts to lift the trade embargo. Republican Senator Marco... Read Article