National News

HPCSA puts out ‘Noakes guilty’ statement, then takes it back

The Health Professions Council of South Africa incorrectly put out a statement saying it had found Tim Noakes guilty of unprofessional conduct.

#RandReport: Rand makes modest gains, ‘political noise’ in focus

At 1515 GMT, the rand was 0.30 percent firmer at 13.8325 to the dollar.

Has the #FeesMustFall campaign been hijacked by criminals?

Khomotso Phahlane says since February, 831 protesters have been arrested during Fees Must Fall protests.


Seychelles: President Appoints First Woman as Designated Minister

[Seychelles News Agency] Victoria -Macsuzy Mondon on Friday became Seychelles' first woman to occupy the post of Designated Minister.

Africa: Europe Seeks to Return Nigerian Economic Migrants

[IRIN] After an accord with Turkey practically shut down the Aegean route, the EU is eying a raft of deals with African nations to stem an increasing surge across the Central Mediterranean that has led to a record number of migrant deaths at sea.

Africa: African Initiative Calls for Focus On Land Restoration

[SciDev.Net] Generating sufficient scientific knowledge to restore degraded land is critical in Africa because the continent largely depends on land and other natural resources for socioeconomic development, experts say.


Nigeria Boko Haram: Army ‘releases child suspects’

The UN says it has negotiated the release of 876 children held as suspects by the Nigerian army.

How Michelle is turning young voters on to Hillary

Young, black female volleyball players give their views about Michelle Obama's support for Hillary Clinton.

‘Why I don’t like train make-up advert’

Alexandra, a British woman living in Tokyo, tells World Have Your Say why she disagrees with an advert discouraging women from applying make-up on the move.

More National News

Verdict on Noakes expected in April 2017

Following its incorrect statement that Professor Tim Noakes was found guilty of unprofessional conduct, the Health Professions Council of South Africa says it will announce its finding in April 2017.

You can’t expect police to be spectators – Phahlane

The police will not apologise for carrying out its mandate to maintain order during ongoing Fees Must Fall protests, acting national commissioner Khomotso Phahlane says.

Yengeni ‘looking forward’ to end of drunk driving trial

Closing arguments in ANC national executive committee member Tony Yengeni's drunk driving trial will be heard in December, the Cape Town Magistrate's Court has said.


Liverpool ready to challenge – Ferguson

Jurgen Klopp has transformed the Merseyside club into genuine PL title contenders this season, Sir Alex Ferguson has said.

Ndoro: We’ll do it for Senzo

Orlando Pirates striker Tendai Ndoro admits that the memories of Senzo Meyiwa’s death are still fresh in their minds.

Day two washed out in Durban

Persistent rain forced the second day of the Sunfoil Series match between the Dolphins and Knights to be abandoned at Kingsmead on Friday.


Mercedes’ new bakkie, kid kart champs… 8 great SA motoring stories you need to read

From Mercedes-Benz revealing its new X-Class bakkie, to car insurers responding to vehicles damaged in violent student protests... here are 8 motoring stories you need to read.

More bad news for motorists: Petrol hike expected in November

The price of petrol is set to increase by around 45 cents a litre in the first week on November. according to the Automobile Association of South Africa.

‘I think I just found my next car’ – SA bakkie lovers react to Mercedes’ new X-Class

'Look at the interior you can't get mud on that', 'I love it though I'm expecting it to be around R850 000'... Wheels24 readers react to the new Mercedes-Benz X-Class bakkie.

Business & Finance

SAA committed to financial turnaround, says Myeni

SAA chairwoman Dudu Myeni said that the airline’s board, management and National Treasury have made commitments to turn the airline’s financial status back to sustainability.

Facebook executives feel the heat of content controversies

After Facebook's removal of an iconic Vietnam war photo stirred an international uproar last month, the social network's executives quickly backtracked.

You can’t stop Facebook using your data

Facebook’s software knows your face almost as well as your mother does. And like mom, it isn’t asking your permission to do what it wants with old photos.


BlackBerry’s swansong coming to SA

BlackBerry’s last smartphone, the DTEK50, is coming to South Africa after the company announced recently that it would stop making smartphones.

Amazon spooks investors with big spending

Amazon has reminded investors it’s still willing to spend lavishly on products or areas that could be the next big thing even if it means thinner profit margins and a weaker stock price.

Twitter plots new path after merger talks fail

Twitter said it has a path to growth and profitability, even as the struggling social network unveiled hefty job cuts and more losses after talks to find a buyer collapsed.


Bacteria may slow the spread of Zika

Scientists are conducting tests with microorganisms that have been shown to hamper the spread of viruses carried by mosquitoes.

British babies tested for cholesterol

A big study in England screened thousands of babies for high cholesterol and genes that can cause early heart disease.

Birthing pool not ideal for delivery

It is important to differentiate between labouring in water and delivering in water – and new guidelines state that delivering a baby in water has no discernible benefits.