Windy

16°C

Durban

Windy

Humidity: 65%

Wind: 64.37 km/h

Sunny

16°C

Preroria

Sunny

Humidity: 25%

Wind: 28.97 km/h

Cloudy

15°C

Cape Town

Cloudy

Humidity: 55%

Wind: 11.27 km/h

At the same time, a protest against judicial overreach is expected to get underway in Durban later today. ANC leagues in KwaZulu-Natal will march from King Dinizulu Park to the Durban magistrate’s court. The demonstration follows the recent decision by the High Court in Pretoria for President Jacob Zuma to hand over documents explaining his Cabinet reshuffle. Provincial leadership insist that the march is not in support of Zuma but in defence of the country’s democracy.

UNITED STATES RACISM

14 August 2017
UNITED STATES RACISM

John Kessler, organiser of the “Unite the Right” rally that ended in violence on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States, ran for his life from a botched press conference after angry protesters descended on him. The white nationalist fl...

GAZA UNDER SIEGE

14 August 2017
 GAZA UNDER SIEGE

Two million people in Gaza are deprived of electricity, vital medical care and clean water in sweltering summer temperatures, this according to the United Nations. The UN has appealed to Israel to resolve its conflicts with Hamas. Gaza has been unde...

BANGLADESH FLOODS

14 August 2017
 BANGLADESH FLOODS

At least 13 people were killed and thousands more affected by floods in northern Bangladesh. Local media reports say heavy rains triggered flash floods across 10 districts in northern Bangladesh on Sunday (August 13) and the water is spreading to th...

SEVENTEEN KILLED, 8 WOUNDED IN BURKINA FASO

14 August 2017
SEVENTEEN KILLED, 8 WOUNDED IN BURKINA FASO

At least seventeen people have died and eight wounded in a provisional toll after an attack on a restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital, Ouagadougou. According to police reports, unidentified gunmen attacked the Aziz Istanbul restaurant late last nigh...

STATE CAPTURE

14 August 2017
 STATE CAPTURE

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has lashed out over media reports which suggest that prosecutors guiding the state capture probe believe that there’s insufficient evidence to act against President Jacob Zuma's allies, who are implicated in...

ZUMA FIGHTS BACK

14 August 2017
 ZUMA FIGHTS BACK

President Jacob Zuma has declared war on African National Congress MPs who voted against him last week in the parliamentary vote of no confidence against him. On Sunday, Zuma attended the ANC Youth League-organised cadres' forum in uPhongolo in nort...

MOSUL STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET

10 August 2017
 MOSUL STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET

Mosul residents and business community have welcomed the liberation of the Old City from the Islamic State after 9 months of fierce fighting. However, one month later, the city lies in ruins and local residents who have been trickling back worry abo...

U.N. CHIEF CONCERNED BY ‘WAR RHETORIC’ ON DPRK

10 August 2017
 U.N. CHIEF CONCERNED BY ‘WAR RHETORIC’ ON DPRK

United Nations Secretary General, Antonnio Guterres says he is troubled by the “increase in confrontational rhetoric” on North Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that its efforts to destabilise the Korean Peninsula will...

PAKISTAN IN INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION MOOD

10 August 2017
PAKISTAN IN INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION MOOD

The people of Pakistan have started preparations for the country’s 70th independence celebrations on August 14. Pakistan was made an independent state on August 14 1947 on border lines created by the British at the end their rule in India. The movem...

KENYA’S ELECTORAL RESULTS IN DOUBT

10 August 2017
KENYA’S ELECTORAL RESULTS IN DOUBT

Kenya’s electoral body has promised to verify whether the claims on system hacking made by the opposition’s presidential candidate Raila Odinga were true or not. According to the Independent Electoral and boundaries Commission (IEBC), an investigati...

MISSING PRETORIA BUSINESSMAN

10 August 2017
 MISSING PRETORIA BUSINESSMAN

The family of missing Pretoria Businessman Omar Carrim have appealed to his captors to set him free. 76 year old Omar Carrim went missing a week ago, he left his business in the Pretoria CBD and has not been seen since. Carrim has made contact with...

ANC SAY PARTY HAS BEEN VINDICATED

10 August 2017
ANC SAY PARTY HAS BEEN VINDICATED

The ANC has hit back following the failed motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, saying it’s been vindicated. The party’s chief whip, Jackson Mthembu, says the move by the opposition exposes what the ANC has always stated, that the motion...

AL JAZEERA ACCUSE ISRAEL OF CENSORSHIP

08 August 2017
 AL JAZEERA ACCUSE ISRAEL OF CENSORSHIP

Al-Jazeera says it would legally challenge Israel’s decision to shut down the news channel in Jerusalem, calling it an attack on independent journalism. In an interview Al Jazeera’s senior correspondent, Jamal El-Shyal said the move by Israel was an...

SYRIAN ARMY STEPS UP AIR STRIKES

08 August 2017
 SYRIAN ARMY STEPS UP AIR STRIKES

The Syrian army stepped up shelling and air strikes on the last opposition-held enclaves in the Syrian capital, its heaviest bombardment in the two-month campaign to flush out the last remaining fighters. The army’s offensive has dented the Russian-...

KENYA DECIDES

08 August 2017
 KENYA DECIDES

Kenyans are casting their votes to elect a president and a new parliament following weeks of campaigning and claims of a plot to rig the results. Polling takes place between 6.00am and 5.00pm local time with results expected to be announced within s...

ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 6

08 August 2017
  ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 6

Market analysts are also playing a game of wait and see as the country gears up for the Secret Ballot into President Zuma. This is Zuma’s 8th motion of no confidence and analysts fear that ratings agencies will view the political uncertainty in a ne...

ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 5

08 August 2017
ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 5

Protests broke out across Gauteng on Tuesday morning ahead of the no-confidence vote against President Jacob Zuma. Bus services were disrupted by blockades‚ hours ahead of the crucial vote in parliament. According to reports‚ community-led protests...

ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 4

08 August 2017
 ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 4

Staying with this developing story, thousands of Capetownians have taken to the streets of the mother city in support of the motion of no confidence. Members of civil society have echoed the sentiments of opposition parties, calling on African Natio...

ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 3

08 August 2017
ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 3

Former President Thabo Mbeki has also weighed in to the debate on whether the President will be ousted today in the opposition backed motion of no confidence. Mbeki has called on ANC MP’s to ask the question, do they have faith and confidence in the...

ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 2

08 August 2017
 ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 2

ANC Parliamentary Chief Whip Chief Whip Jackson Mthembu has welcomed the decision of the speaker of Parliament to have a secret. The ANC are confident that the motion will be defeated later today as MP’s have been ordered to vote according to the pa...

ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 1

08 August 2017
 ZUMA MOTION OF NO CONFIDENCE 1

Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema says today’s vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is an opportunity for African National Congress (ANC) MPs to take a stand against corruption. He says that since the vote will be held in...

WORLD HEN RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS

07 August 2017
 WORLD HEN RACING CHAMPIONSHIPS

It brings an entirely new meaning to the words 'Chicken Run,' but the annual World Hen Racing Championships brought some extra excitement to England's Peak. Hens have been in strict training for the past couple of months preparing for their annual W...

MIGRANT RESCUE

07 August 2017
 MIGRANT RESCUE

More than one hundred migrants were rescued by Libya's coastguard and naval forces off the coast of Tripoli and taken to a detention centre. The migrants are mostly from Africa and were heading for Italy. The rescue comes just days after the first I...

OIC CALLS FOR HELP FOR ROHINGYA MUSLIMS

07 August 2017
OIC CALLS FOR HELP FOR ROHINGYA MUSLIMS

The Secretary General of the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Yusuf bin Ahmad Al-Othaimeen has called on the international community to help ROHINGYA Muslims living in refugee camps in Bangladesh. About 75 000 Rohingya Muslims have fled M...