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INCREASED EU TARIFFS HURT U.S. BEAN PRODUCERS

14 August 2018
INCREASED EU TARIFFS HURT U.S. BEAN PRODUCERS

Several small farmers in many parts of the United States say they have started feeling the negative effects of the global trade war initiated by President Donald Trump. Kidney bean farmers who depend on European markets that account for 60 percent o...

UK LABOUR LEADER REJECTS NETANYAHU’S COMMENTS

14 August 2018
UK LABOUR LEADER REJECTS NETANYAHU’S COMMENTS

The United Kingdom’s Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn, has rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Twitter accusations that he presided over a wreaths laying ceremony in honour of Palestinians who killed 11 Israeli athletes...

TOURISTS GO ON SHOPPING SPREE IN TURKEY

14 August 2018
TOURISTS GO ON SHOPPING SPREE IN TURKEY

Meanwhile, tourists in turkey are flocking to shops for shopping sprees, as the lira hit a new record low to the dollar yesterday. President Erdogan has urged Turks to extend their hospitality to tourists, as they bring dollars into the country at a...

CURRENCIES AROUND THE WORLD PLUMMET TO THE DOLLAR

14 August 2018
CURRENCIES AROUND THE WORLD PLUMMET TO THE DOLLAR

Several countries are experiencing a drop in their currencies. Amongst those hit are South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, Russia, India and Turkey. According to reports, the dramatic plummet of the rand to the US Dollar is due to external factor...

AFRICA TAKING CHINA INTO ITS CONFIDENCE

14 August 2018
AFRICA TAKING CHINA INTO ITS CONFIDENCE

The Sudanese government says it welcomes its close relationship with China amid tensions with western governments over President Omar Al Bashir’s refusal, to answer ICC charges on war crimes and crimes against humanity. China and Sudan es...

APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR NEW MAYOR OF CAPE TOWN

14 August 2018
APPOINTMENT PROCESS FOR NEW MAYOR OF CAPE TOWN

The Democratic Alliance briefed media yesterday on the process for appointing the new Mayor of Cape Town. This comes after Cape Town’s Mayor, Patricia de Lille, announced her resignation as mayor of Cape Town earlier this month. Watch ITV News...

DRIVERS LICENCE FRAUD SYNDICATE CAUGHT IN DELMAS

14 August 2018
DRIVERS LICENCE FRAUD SYNDICATE CAUGHT IN DELMAS

  The Hawks and National Traffic Anti-Corruption Unit have uncovered a syndicate issuing motor vehicle driver’s licences irregularly, at a driver testing station in Delmas, Mpumalanga. Three officials and two middle-men were arrested and c...

MARCH HELD IN DURBAN AGAINST FUEL INCREASE

14 August 2018
MARCH HELD IN DURBAN AGAINST FUEL INCREASE

The newly formed group called ‘People against petrol and paraffin increase’, marched against the petrol increases in the streets of Durban. The group handed over a memorandum of grievances to the Deputy Mayor of Durban, Fawzia Peer. Watc...

ITV PAYS TRIBUTE TO MJC'S MOULANA IHSAAN HENDRICKS

11 August 2018
ITV PAYS TRIBUTE TO MJC'S MOULANA IHSAAN HENDRICKS

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of the MJC's former President Moulana Ihsaan Hendricks. His funeral proceedings took place on Saturday August 11, 2018 in Cape Town. May the Almighty grant the Marhoom Jannatul Firdous. ITV paid tribu...

PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT ABBAS GREETS MUSLIMS TRAVELLING FOR HAJ

07 August 2018
PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT ABBAS GREETS MUSLIMS TRAVELLING FOR HAJ

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas visits the Pilgrims City, in the West Bank town of Jericho to greet Muslims departing to Saudi Arabia to perform their annual Hajj pilgrimage. Abbas sent a message for the pilgrims travelling, to go comfortably and...

TOKYO 2020 TOPS UP SECURITY

07 August 2018
TOKYO 2020 TOPS UP SECURITY

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics said it will for the first time introduce face recognition technology alongside routine security checks. According to the organisers, more than 40 facilities, including the main stadium will have the facial recognition s...

TOURISTS STRANDED AT INDONESIA’S LOMBOK AIRPORT

07 August 2018
TOURISTS STRANDED AT INDONESIA’S LOMBOK AIRPORT

Tourists remain stranded on Indonesia’s Lombok Island following the earthquake that hit the island on Sunday. About 100 aftershocks have been reported since Sunday, with authorities warning of further aftershocks that could measure up to 6.0 M...

LUXURY YACHT IMPLICATED IN RAZAK SCANDAL REACHES MALAYSIA

07 August 2018
LUXURY YACHT IMPLICATED IN RAZAK SCANDAL REACHES MALAYSIA

In Kuala Lampur, a luxury yacht seized earlier this year at the request of U.S. authorities as part of a multi-billion dollar corruption investigation, arrived outside Kuala Lumpur today. Malaysia’s authorities are hoping the 250 million...

HUMANITARIAN AID SOUGHT FOR KATHRADA PARK FAMILIES

07 August 2018
HUMANITARIAN AID SOUGHT FOR KATHRADA PARK FAMILIES

283 PEOPLE DISPLACED AFTER 80 SHACKS BURNEDHumanitarian aid is being sought for the Kathrada Park families, who have been displaced after their shacks caught fire yesterday. ITV News spoke to Robert Mulaudzi from the Johannesburg Emergency Services...

DIARRHOEA OUTBREAK IN MPUMALANGA

07 August 2018
DIARRHOEA OUTBREAK IN MPUMALANGA

The Mpumalanga Provincial Government is working tirelessly to deal with the diarrhoea outbreak in the Ehlanzeni region of Mpumalanga. Over 1,300 cases of diarrhoea have been reported at health facilities, within the Mbombela Municipality. A serious...

DANES MARCH TO OPPOSE NIQAB BAN

02 August 2018
DANES MARCH TO OPPOSE NIQAB BAN

In Denmark, thousands of protesters marched through Copenhagen yesterday to protest the banning of the niqab by the Danish government. The protesters said the new ban on the wearing of face veils in public places  was an infringement on women&r...

TRADE WAR AND CYBER SECURITY TOP AGENDA OF ASEAN

02 August 2018
TRADE WAR AND CYBER SECURITY TOP AGENDA OF ASEAN

The 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ meeting kicked-off in Singapore today with trade war and cyber security top on the agenda. Southeast ASIAN nations have close trade and investment relations with China and the current trade dispute with the U....

EXILED CONGO OPPOSITION LEADER RETURNS HOME

02 August 2018
EXILED CONGO OPPOSITION LEADER RETURNS HOME

Congolese opposition leader Moise Katumbi plans to return home after two years in exile, in order to submit his candidacy in time for the December presidential elections. Katumbi, a millionaire businessman and former governor of the copper-mini...

CHAOS IN THE STREETS OF ZIMBABWE

02 August 2018
CHAOS IN THE STREETS OF ZIMBABWE

Post-election protests have erupted in the streets of Zimbabwe. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appealed for calm. A man was shot dead during demonstrations as the mood in Zimbabwe quickly descended into anger and chaos after MDC supporters, d...

FRAUDSTERS IN COURT FOR R100 MLN SCAM

02 August 2018
FRAUDSTERS IN COURT FOR R100 MLN SCAM

The Hawks Serious Commercial Crime Unit has confirmed that three alleged fraudsters appeared at the Praktiseer District Court this week. The suspects had attempted to defraud the Royal Bafokeng Trust Fund, of over one hundred million rands through a...

ESKOM AND UNIONS RESUME WAGE TALKS AT CCMA

02 August 2018
ESKOM AND UNIONS RESUME WAGE TALKS AT CCMA

Eskom and labour unions resumed wage talks this morning at the CCMA - in an effort to resolve the deadlock in negotiations. Eskom has confirmed that the South African Police Service continues to maintain order at power stations, as these are Nationa...

ANC IN KZN ANNOUNCE NEW POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS

02 August 2018
ANC IN KZN ANNOUNCE NEW POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS

The ANC’s Provincial Executive Committee in KwaZulu Natal held a media briefing as the new provincial leadership yesterday, to unveil their plans.Watch ITV News at 8pm for the details. 

YEMEN ON BRINK OF FAMINE

01 August 2018
YEMEN ON BRINK OF FAMINE

More than eight million people in Yemen are reportedly living in extreme hunger and depend entirely on external food. The U.N’S World Food Programme (WFP), said infrastructure like roads, wells, and farms have been heavily damaged limitin...

DENMARK’S MUSLIM COMMUNITY WILL FIGHT UNVEILING

01 August 2018
DENMARK’S MUSLIM COMMUNITY WILL FIGHT UNVEILING

Muslim women in Denmark have vowed to oppose the banning of the niqab by the Danish government. In May, the Danish parliament banned the wearing of face veils in public, joining France and some other European countries in upholding what some politic...

LIBYA DEPORTS MIGRANTS, INTERCEPTS 579 AT SEA

01 August 2018
LIBYA DEPORTS MIGRANTS, INTERCEPTS 579 AT SEA

Libyan authorities have deported 160 migrants from Misrata to Niger as part of the voluntary deportation programme that puts illegal migrants in Libya on one way flights back to their countries of origin. The voluntary deportation programme was...

ZIMBABWEAN OPPOSITION TO CHALLENGE ELECTION RESULTS

01 August 2018
ZIMBABWEAN OPPOSITION TO CHALLENGE ELECTION RESULTS

Vote counting draws to a close in Zimbabwe with the ruling ZANU-PF touted as the winner following unofficial results. However, former Minister of Finance and leader of the MDC condemned the process of releasing results, saying that in some districts...

SOUTH AFRICANS TO CELEBRATE AUGUST AS WOMEN’S MONTH

01 August 2018
SOUTH AFRICANS TO CELEBRATE AUGUST AS WOMEN’S MONTH

South Africa will celebrate the month of August as Women’s Month. This month is in honor of the 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on August the 9th in 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws and the rise of social ills...

STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA PREPARES FOR CENSUS 2021

01 August 2018
STATISTICS SOUTH AFRICA PREPARES FOR CENSUS 2021

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has announced that fieldworkers are currently mobilising communities, to prepare for data collection from selected areas in Gauteng, Kwa-Zulu Natal, and Western Cape from today until August 21st. Fieldworkers will...

ANC SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE FOR REDISTRIBUTION OF LAND

01 August 2018
ANC SEEKS CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE FOR REDISTRIBUTION OF LAND

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced after an ANC NEC Lekgotla meeting last night that the ruling party will seek to change South Africa’s constitution, to speed up the redistribution of land to the country's poor black majority.

ISRAELI COURT CHARGES POET FOR HER POEM

01 August 2018
ISRAELI COURT CHARGES POET FOR HER POEM

  An Israeli court has charged an Israeli Arab poet, Dareen Tatour with five months in jail after convicting her of incitement to terrorism for a poem and remarks she posted on social media. Her case drew attention to the advanced technology us...

MANSOON RAINS BATTER MYANMAR KILLING 10 PEOPLE

01 August 2018
MANSOON RAINS BATTER MYANMAR KILLING 10 PEOPLE

  Surging floodwaters killed at least 10 people and forced thousands from their homes across Myanmar as heavier monsoon rains batter the region. Evacuation orders have been issued in several areas, while 163 camps have been set up for displaced...

HUNDREDS OF INDONESIANS TAKE REFUGE IN TENTS AFTER EARTHQUAKE

01 August 2018
HUNDREDS OF INDONESIANS TAKE REFUGE IN TENTS AFTER EARTHQUAKE

  Hundreds of Indonesians took refuge in tents after a deadly earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok. Meanwhile 500 trekkers feared to be trapped in Mount Rinjani after the quake triggered a landslide. 

ZIMBABWE’S ELECTION RESULTS

01 August 2018
ZIMBABWE’S ELECTION RESULTS

  Zimbabwean voters anxiously wait for results after a peaceful and strong turnout in the Zimbabwean election. Officials overseeing the polls, estimated an average turnout of around 75 

7 YEAR OLD GIRL MURDERED IN VERULAM KZN

01 August 2018
7 YEAR OLD GIRL MURDERED IN VERULAM KZN

  Meanwhile, hundreds of Verulam residents gathered outside the Verulam Magistrates Court this morning to protest against the release of a man in custody for the murder and rape of a seven year old child killed in Waterloo last Saturday

HORROR TAXI SHOOTING IN KZN

01 August 2018
HORROR TAXI SHOOTING IN KZN

  KZN Health MEC Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo has hailed staff at the Forensic Pathology and Emergency Medical Services for their role in attending to the horrific taxi-related shooting incident. The massacre, which claimed the lives of 11 people last...

MARCH AGAINST FUEL PRICE INCREASE

01 August 2018
MARCH AGAINST FUEL PRICE INCREASE

  Various organisations including the Democratic Alliance rallied today against the high fuel prices. Protesters have urged for the fuel levy to be reduced by 20 percent and have called on the government to act on the rising fuel costs and VAT....

SOUTH AFRICA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES TO 27.2%

01 August 2018
SOUTH AFRICA’S UNEMPLOYMENT RATE RISES TO 27.2%

  Statistics SA revealed that the official unemployment rate in South Africa has increased to 27. 2% in the second quarter of 2018 from the first quarter. According to Stats SA, the unemployment rate increased due to a decline in the numbe...

ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS CONTINUE IN NICARAGUA

31 July 2018
ANTI-GOVERNMENT PROTESTS CONTINUE IN NICARAGUA

Anti-government protests continue in Nicaragua. President Ortega has reaffirmed his rejection for early elections or his resignation. According to reports the United States has stated that Ortega and his wife were "ultimately responsible" for deaths...

SPAIN TO INVEST 30 MLN EUROS ON MIGRANTS

31 July 2018
SPAIN TO INVEST 30 MLN EUROS ON MIGRANTS

The Spanish government has pledged to invest 30 million euros in an emergency plan to manage the influx of African migrants, as Spain becomes the main destination for people fleeing war and hardships in their own countries. The money will go to...

CALIFORNIA’S CARR FIRE REGARDED WORST BLAZE

31 July 2018
CALIFORNIA’S CARR FIRE REGARDED WORST BLAZE

In the United States - thousands of firefighters in California have made some progress against the wildfires which turned 80,000 hectares of land into ash wasteland. The Carr Fire is regarded as the worst blaze in northern California. According to t...

TRUMP RETHINKS OUTBURST AGAINST IRAN

31 July 2018
TRUMP RETHINKS OUTBURST AGAINST IRAN

U.S. President Donald Trump has revised his attitude towards Iran after threatening Tehran with military action. Trump said he would be willing to meet Iran’s leader without preconditions to discuss how to improve ties after pulling the U.S. o...

EX-APARTHEID POLICEMAN BACK IN COURT FOR AHMED TIMOL MATTER

31 July 2018
EX-APARTHEID POLICEMAN BACK IN COURT FOR AHMED TIMOL MATTER

Former apartheid-era police officer, Joao Rodrigues appeared at the Johannesburg Magistrate court yesterday to face a charge of murder and defeating the ends of justice, in the case of anti-apartheid activist Ahmed Timol. The defense for 80 yea...

COUNTING UNDERWAY IN ZIMBABWE

31 July 2018
COUNTING UNDERWAY IN ZIMBABWE

Vote counting continues after a strong turnout in Zimbabwe’s election. ZANU-PF’s President Emmerson had faced off against MDC’s Chamisa in the elections. Officials overseeing the polls, estimated an average turnout of around 7...

UAE READY TO GRANT THREE-MONTH VISA AMNESTY

31 July 2018
UAE READY TO GRANT THREE-MONTH VISA AMNESTY

  The United Arab Emirates is to grant a three-month visa amnesty starring on August 1 for all visa violators and overstating visitors in the country. In a statement, authorities said overstaying visitors will be able to exit the country w...

DISAPPEARANCE OF MH370 MAY NEVER BE KNOWN

31 July 2018
DISAPPEARANCE OF MH370 MAY NEVER BE KNOWN

  The real cause for the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 may never be known after a detailed report on the incident was released today. The doomed MH370, carrying 239 passengers disappeared en route from Kula Lumpur to...

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO GROW

31 July 2018
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES CONTINUE TO GROW

  About seven people are still missing from the wildfires spreading in Shasta County, California. More than ten thousand people fled their homes as the wildfires quickly spread yesterday. Officials estimate that more than 300 fires were burning...

THE FIRST ELECTION IN 37 YEARS WITHOUT MUGABE ON THE BALLOT PAPER

31 July 2018
THE FIRST ELECTION IN 37 YEARS WITHOUT MUGABE ON THE BALLOT PAPER

  Zimbabwean polling stations opened early this morning in an election that people hope will deliver a credible government that will solve the country’s economic woes. Zimbabwe’s economy suffered severely during the Mugabe-era due t...

HEAVY RAIN IN MYANMAR DAMPENS SEARCH FOR LANDSLIDE VICTIMS

30 July 2018
HEAVY RAIN IN MYANMAR DAMPENS SEARCH FOR LANDSLIDE VICTIMS

Heavy monsoon rains continue to damper the search for Myanmar landslide victims in the Kachin area. According to reports, the victims were killed during landslides in the mines, where impoverished locals search deep in the ground for pieces of...

AHED TAMIMI VISITS PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT ABBAS AFTER RELEASE

30 July 2018
AHED TAMIMI VISITS PALESTINIAN PRESIDENT ABBAS AFTER RELEASE

Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi and her mother Nariman were released from prison yesterday. Crowds of supporters gathered to greet her. Tamimi declined to take questions from Israeli media journalists, because of what she said was unfair cover...

TURKEY TO HOST SUMMIT WITH FRANCE, GERMANY AND RUSSIA

30 July 2018
TURKEY TO HOST SUMMIT WITH FRANCE, GERMANY AND RUSSIA

    Turkey’s President Erdogan will hold a summit with France, Germany and Russia on September 7 in Istanbul, to discuss regional issues including the Syrian conflict. Speaking to Turkish journalists during his visit to South Afr...

EXPERTS SAY CHINESE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH POSITIVE

30 July 2018
EXPERTS SAY CHINESE PRESIDENT’S SPEECH POSITIVE

Experts and business leaders in many countries have praised Chinese President XI’s speeches, at the just-concluded 10th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa. XI said China was going to play a greater role in promoting multilateralism and...

TENSIONS RISE IN GAZA AS U.N. CUTS FUNDING TO UNRWA

30 July 2018
TENSIONS RISE IN GAZA AS U.N. CUTS FUNDING TO UNRWA

Palestinians in Gaza city and other Israeli occupied territories have become restless following an announcement by the United Nations to cut its funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). The United States government has sla...

ROBERT MUGABE BACKS OPPOSITION

30 July 2018
ROBERT MUGABE BACKS OPPOSITION

Former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, surprised his country’s men and women by backing opposition candidate40-year-old Nelson Chamisa. In an interview, Mugabe said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government was unconstitutional and r...

ZIMBABWEAN POLLING STATIONS OPENED THIS MORNING

30 July 2018
ZIMBABWEAN POLLING STATIONS OPENED THIS MORNING

Zimbabwean polling stations opened early this morning in an election that people hope, will deliver a credible government that will solve the country’s economic woes. Zimbabwe’s economy suffered severely during the Mugabe-era, due to san...

DURBAN HERB MARKET ON FIRE

30 July 2018
DURBAN HERB MARKET ON FIRE

The Russel Street Herb market in Durban went down in flames last night (July 29). Firefighters have been on site to put out the flames since. Business owners affected by the fire are deeply concerned as they say, they lost everything. The motive is...

MNANGAWA AND CHAMISA BOTH VYING FOR LEADERSHIP OF ZIMBABWE

31 July 2018
MNANGAWA AND CHAMISA BOTH VYING FOR LEADERSHIP OF ZIMBABWE

  Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa cast his vote in the first election since the removal of Robert Mugabe, saying the entire election process will remain peaceful. Zimbabwe's opposition candidate, Nelson Chamisa, told cheering crowds that &nb...

POLLS OPENED TODAY FOR PAKISTANIS TO VOTE

25 July 2018
POLLS OPENED TODAY FOR PAKISTANIS TO VOTE

Tensions were high as polls opened in Pakistan today. About 28 people were killed and 35 wounded in a attack on a polling station in the southwestern part of Pakistan. The military has stationed over 370,000 personnel across Pakistan to ensure...

MADIBA’S STATUE UNVEILED ON BALCONY OF CITY HALL, CAPE TOWN

25 July 2018
MADIBA’S STATUE UNVEILED ON BALCONY OF CITY HALL, CAPE TOWN

The unveiling ceremony of Nelson Mandela’s Statue on the balcony of City Hall in Cape Town was held yesterday. This is the very place where Mandela gave his maiden speech as a free man on the 11th of February 1990. 

KZN MAY STILL BE FACING POLITICAL KILLINGS

25 July 2018
KZN MAY STILL BE FACING POLITICAL KILLINGS

The motive for the murder of KZN chairperson of the ANC youth league, Bongani Mkhize is still unclear. Mkhize was shot dead after the ANC elective conference in Durban this past weekend. His alleged killers will make their second court appearance on...

CHATSWORTH MOSQUE ON FIRE

25 July 2018
CHATSWORTH MOSQUE ON FIRE

KwaZulu Natal Police are investigating the fire incident at Chatsworth mosque which spread through the Masjid-e-Mukhtar in Durban this morning. KwaZulu-Natal police spokesperson Thembeka Mbhele, said it is still not clear at this stage whether the f...

 

COSATU together with the South African Communist Party (SACP) and SANTACO celebrated May Day with a march that started at the Durban City Hall to Curries Fountain stadium to hold a rally.

The rally was to celebrate building unity and cohesion of COSATU to advance the national democratic revolution. Deputy President David Mabuza accompanied by various KZN leaders and religious leaders participated in the event. Mabuza says the ANC should be united

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