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Johannesburg

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Durban

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Humidity: 83%

Wind: 35.40 km/h

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Preroria

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Cape Town

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The African National Congress (ANC) has called on its leaders to dismantle factions within the organisation which are tearing it apart and urgently work to build unity. The statement comes after the party’s treasurer-general Zweli Mkhize was heckled by ANC Youth League members in KwaZulu-Natal while addressing a memorial service for late struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada on Sunday. Mkhize has called the youth league’s behaviour unacceptable and embarrassing and says they need to be educated politically. He’s also apologised to all in attendance.

SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS

24 April 2017
 SYRIAN REFUGEE CRISIS

While the hopes of many Syrians have been shattered by the country's civil war, one Syrian working in Egypt has not allowed the tragic conditions to hinder his dreams as he aims to help inspire other refugees through his love of football. Anas Abu J...

FRANCE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

24 April 2017
   FRANCE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION

A lawmaker from French Republicans party and strong supporter of former conservative candidate Francois Fillon said that Fillon had suffered a "stinging defeat" after he failed to qualify for the first round of voting in France's presidential race....

EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT IN SAUDI TO BOOST BILATERAL TIES

24 April 2017
EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT IN SAUDI TO BOOST BILATERAL TIES

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-SISI arrived in Riyadh yesterday on an official visit intended to address regional security and improve relations between them. Sis’s government announced last year a maritime demarcation accord with Saudi Arabia t...

MOSUL RESIDENTS TRICKLING BACK HOME

24 April 2017
  MOSUL RESIDENTS TRICKLING BACK HOME

Hundreds of civilians continue to flee from the fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State in western Mosul, while others return to areas already freed. Iraqi forces have taken much of Mosul from the IS who captured the city in June 2014. T...

BRONKHORSPRUIT CRASH

24 April 2017
 BRONKHORSPRUIT CRASH

For family members of the 19 victims who were killed in the deadly minibus taxi crash in Bronkhorspruit, the wait to bury their loved ones will have to wait as DNA samples need to be taken. Eighteen schoolchildren and two adults died on Friday after...

ANC SUCCESSION BATTLE HEATS UP

24 April 2017
ANC SUCCESSION BATTLE HEATS UP

As the battle to succeed President Zuma heats up, the president says there is a parallel government operating outside the current leadership which is trying to destroy the African National Congress (ANC) in order to govern South Africa. Zuma was spe...

CANADA ICEBERG

20 April 2017
CANADA ICEBERG

Residents off the coast of the South Shore of Newfoundland, Canada have recently been treated to a view of the first iceberg and sea ice drift of the season.The massive chunks of floating ice have been witnessed off the coast of the towns of Middle...

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FACE UNCERTAINTY

20 April 2017
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FACE UNCERTAINTY

International students pursuing post graduate studies in the sciences and engineering have expressed great concerns after U.S President Donald Trump signed an executive order seeking a review of the U.S. Visa program for bringing high-skilled foreig...

MIGRANTS ARRIVE IN SICILY, DEAD AND ALIVE

20 April 2017
MIGRANTS ARRIVE IN SICILY, DEAD AND ALIVE

Hundreds of migrants and the bodies of several of those who died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea have arrived in the Sicilian port of Augusta after being rescued. Thousands of migrants have died trying to embark on the perilous journey across...

BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS TO BEGIN AFTER ELECTION

20 April 2017
BREXIT NEGOTIATIONS TO BEGIN AFTER ELECTION

British Prime Minister Theresa May believes that the June General election will strengthen her Brexit negotiating position with the European Union, and has been challenged to television debates by opposition leader, Jeremy Corbyn but has not yet ind...

CAPE TOWN TO IMPLEMENT CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

20 April 2017
CAPE TOWN TO IMPLEMENT CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY

Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille addressed the climate change coalition in Cape Town and spoke of the numerous strides being made by the city of Cape Town administration to decrease its carbon footprint. Cape Town is currently facing a crippling dr...

WITS UNIVERSITY PROTESTS

20 April 2017
WITS UNIVERSITY PROTESTS

A group of students have blocked the main entrance to Wits University, protesting over accommodation. The students are expected to hand over a memorandum to the Dean of Students. While there have been claims the protest is also about the reappointme...

SOCCER HOOLIGANS KILL FAN

18 April 2017
  SOCCER HOOLIGANS KILL FAN

An Argentine soccer fan was declared dead after suffering a vicious attack by a group of men during a first division match at the weekend. TV footage showed Belgrano supporter Emanuel Balbo being set upon by hooligan fans of the same team during Sat...

PALESTINIAN PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE

18 April 2017
  PALESTINIAN PRISONERS ON HUNGER STRIKE

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails began a hunger strike on Monday in response to a call by prominent prisoner Marwan Barghouti, widely seen as a possible future Palestinian president. Palestinians termed the open-ended strike a protest again...

“I.S.” CONTINUES TO FIGHT BACK IN MOSUL

18 April 2017
   “I.S.” CONTINUES TO FIGHT BACK IN MOSUL

Iraqi forces, backed by U.S-led coalition airstrikes are making progress in their offensive to dislodge the Islamic State from Mosul but face a “very complicated” urban battle as IS fighters are reportedly using civilian hideouts to wage their urban...

TURKEY REFERENDUM

18 April 2017
 TURKEY REFERENDUM

Reaction in Turkey has been mixed following the country's historic referendum on Sunday that was to decide whether to rewrite Turkey's constitution, and give the president more power. According to figures from the state run Anadolu agency, results s...

HAWKS SHOWDOWN LOOMING

18 April 2017
  HAWKS SHOWDOWN LOOMING

A showdown is looming at the Hawks with ousted head Berning Ntlemeza refusing to vacate his position. The police ministry says if Berning Ntlemeza tries to forcefully occupy the top office today, legal action will have to be taken. Last week the Hig...

ANC SUCCESSION BATTLE

18 April 2017
ANC SUCCESSION BATTLE

The office of the Public Protector is expected to consider a request by the opposition Democratic Alliance to investigate whether government is abusing state resources by providing VIP protection to ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. N...

SPANISH SOCCER PLAYER INJURED IN BLAST

12 April 2017
SPANISH SOCCER PLAYER INJURED IN BLAST

Three explosions hit the bus of German football team Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night ahead of its first leg UEFA Champions League quarterfinal match against AS Monaco causing football authorities to postpone the match until tonight. All stadium t...

CHILDREN BEING USED AS “SUICIDE BOMBERS”

12 April 2017
CHILDREN BEING USED AS “SUICIDE BOMBERS”

The United Nations Children’s’ Fund (UNICEF) says the number of children getting involved in suicide bombings in the conflict in Northern Nigeria was alarming. According to UNICEF, in the countries fighting BOKO HARAM in the Lake Chad region - Niger...

LIFE GOES ON IN NORTH KOREA

12 April 2017
LIFE GOES ON IN NORTH KOREA

The people of North Korea say they are not concerned about the ratcheting up of tensions with the United States ahead of a massive military parade on Saturday, 15 April. U.S. President Donald Trump has warned North Korea of military action if it did...

ASIAN AMERICANS UP IN ARMS

12 April 2017
ASIAN AMERICANS UP IN ARMS

The Asia-American community has taken to the streets of Chicago and other cities in the United States to protest what they called racial injustice and discrimination after an Asian passenger was forcibly removed from United Airlines. Video posted on...

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

12 April 2017
NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION

Thousands of people have descended on Church Square in Pretoria in what has been dubbed a national day of action to call on President Zuma to step down. The protestors will move on to the Union Buildings. Opposition parties have called on their memb...

NATIONWIDE BUS STRIKE

12 April 2017
NATIONWIDE BUS STRIKE

Bus commuters throughout the country have voiced their frustrations at today’s nationwide bus driver strike as they have been left stranded and cannot go to work. Thousands of bus drivers affiliated to Numsa and Satawu are demanding a 15% pay hike....