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  • MyCiTi strikers, City of Cape Town at impasse over EFF's inclusion in talks

    18 October 2018 3:39 PM 31

    The impasse over the unprotected strike by MyCiTi workers continued on Thursday, as the City of Cape Town said it would only meet with union representatives, while the strikers pressed for the EFF to be included in the talks. The "wildcat" strike by MyCiTi employees entered its fourth day on Thursday, with multiple routes disrupted in Cape Town. About

  • DRC Ebola outbreak not global emergency 'at this time': WHO

    18 October 2018 11:46 AM 26

    A deadly Ebola outbreak in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is deeply worrying, but does not yet merit being labelled a global health emergency, the World Health Organisation said on Wednesday. "Based on the current context... the committee recommended that the current Ebola outbreak in DRC does not constitute a public health emergency of international

  • Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

    18 October 2018 10:23 AM 23

    Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545 000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other former sports ministry officials

  • SAA blocks 2 suspicious passengers from boarding plane after recent mid-flight theft

    18 October 2018 10:08 AM 30

    South African Airways (SAA) on Thursday confirmed that two passengers were denied entry to one of its flights, following a recent theft during a flight from Johannesburg to Hong Kong. According to SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali, the airline acted to prevent any further incidents on the Hong Kong route. He told TimesLive the two passengers intended travelling

  • SIU recovered only R34m out of R299m for the state

    18 October 2018 8:44 AM 32

    The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) could have recovered R299m in the 2017/2018 financial year, but only managed to recover R34m for the state. However, as a result of its interventions, the unit prevented payments to the value of R407m in relation to 11 matters and had three contracts or administrative decisions set aside, saving the state R797m. This information

  • One of Africa's safest capitals? Brazzaville, Congo on the rise

    18 October 2018 8:42 AM 23

    The 2017 World Economic Forum listed Kigali in Rwanda as the safest African city. Tangiers in Morocco came in second. Yet earlier this year Forbes published a list of the 10 new coolest cities to visit. Surprisingly Brazzaville in Congo made the list. And mainly because of its safety. Despite the country's tumultuous history, Brazzaville, is on the rise. Dubbed

  • Zimbabweans react angrily to picture of Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera

    18 October 2018 7:13 AM 21

    Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to a picture of President Emmerson Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera in Harare. "There is no bad time to get your cholera vaccine, even during a cabinet meeting! We have embarked on a vaccination drive to help protect our communities from this disease, and we encourage those in high density areas to get vaccinated

  • Man kills granny, 105, over witchcraft claims – report

    18 October 2018 5:15 AM 21

    A Malawian man, 30, has reportedly been arrested for killing his 105 year-old grandmother over witchcraft allegations. According to Nyasa Times, police confirmed the incident, adding that Mathias James forced his way into the woman’s house after drinking beer in a neighbouring village. James beat the deceased woman with a wooden spoon. The attack was so hard that the woman

  • 'It's really tough but we battle along': This school has 3 teachers and 3 pit toilets for 116 pupils

    17 October 2018 8:39 PM 28

    Mfunalwazi Primary School in Ncera village, 30km outside East London, has 116 pupils from Grade 1 to 7 and only three teachers. The school was established in 1994 but still has three pit toilets and one tap. Some children use an open field to relieve themselves. The floors are broken and the roof leaks when it rains, GroundUp reports. Parents and teachers

  • Two dead including child in Tunisia floods

    17 October 2018 6:33 PM 17

    Flash flooding in central Tunisia killed at least two people including a six-year-old child on Wednesday, the interior ministry said. The drownings came less than a month after torrential rains killed at least five people in the northwestern region of Cap Bon. The child died in the Sidi Bouzid region, while a 40-year-old man drowned in a flooded wadi in the neighbouring