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03 January 2019 7:02 AM Choppers brought in to battle Betty's Bay and Pringle Bay fires

Air support has been brought in to battle a large fire in the Overstrand area in the Western Cape. The fire has devastated areas close to Betty's Bay, Pringle Bay, Hangklip and Rooi Els. "I'm still in the area at the moment and the air attack has been able to start; the helicopters are here and they are rapidly bringing the situation under control 497

02 January 2019 1:21 PM UPDATE: Death toll in Russian apartment collapse reaches 19

Search crews have pulled more bodies from a huge pile of rubble at a collapsed Russian apartment building, bringing the known death toll to 19. The bodies found on Wednesday in Magnitogorsk included a 3-year-old girl, Russian news agencies cited the emergencies ministry as saying. An 11-month-old boy who was pulled alive from the wreckage on Tuesday 78

24 December 2018 10:52 AM Warning after scammers use Nathi Mthethwa's name to scam people out of money

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa says he is consulting with law enforcement agencies after he was alerted to the fact that his name was being used in a scam to solicit money. According to the department, the modus operandi of the scammers to date has been to contact the Department of Arts and Culture, its agencies' employees and other individuals 76

02 December 2018 12:13 PM Saudi prince starts Sunday a two-day visit to Algeria

Algeria's presidency says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will start a two-day visit to Algeria on Sunday with a focus on economic ties between the two countries. The visit aims to consolidate boosting bilateral cooperation, the statement said. A diplomatic official told The Associated Press that the Saudi prince, known as MBS, will meet Algerian 70

30 November 2018 10:36 AM QUICK TAKE: 10 things you should know about Eskom's Tegeta contract

The report by Parliament’s portfolio committee on public enterprises on its inquiry into Eskom painted a bleak picture of a state-owned entity where governance structures were allowed to disintegrate, threatening its viability. The questionable 2016 contract with formerly Gupta-owned Tegeta Exploration and Resources, which ran into operational challenges 176

19 November 2018 7:54 AM OR Tambo on lock down during emergency-readiness drill

Travellers headed to OR Tambo International Airport should note that the airport is doing a major crisis simulation exercise on Monday 19 November. A similar process was done by Cape Town International Airport recently, which at the time included a hostage situation drill. There is no need for alarm as the exercise unfolds. Management at OR Tambo International 70

11 November 2018 2:24 PM Smoke forces Air France-Shanghai flight to divert to Siberia

An Air France flight carrying 282 passengers from Paris to Shanghai made an unexpected stop in Siberia on Sunday after smoke and a bitter smell filled the cabin, the company said. No passengers were hurt and they were put up in a hotel near Irkutsk airport in eastern Siberia, Air France told AFP. "The crew of AF116 on a Boeing 777 from Paris to Shanghai 78

02 November 2018 7:15 PM Indiana legislators push for school bus cameras after crash

Indiana legislators are pushing to add cameras on the outside of school buses after a driver ignored a stop arm and crashed into children crossing a road, killing three and critically injuring another. Republican Rep. Jim Pressel says he was already working on such legislation before the accident on Tuesday morning in Fulton County. Pressel says bus drivers 57

23 October 2018 3:46 PM How Ethiopia's new cabinet fits into Ahmed's reform agenda

Ethiopia’s ruling coalition has re-elected Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed as its chairman. This means that Ahmed will continue as prime minister until the next party congress. It is with this certainty that he has taken the opportunity to reassemble his cabinet for the second time this year. The latest reshuffle has downsized cabinet departments from 28 to 20. Ten of the new ministerial 54

25 September 2018 4:02 PM SA man kidnapped in Burkina Faso

A South African man is believed to have been kidnapped in the west African country of Burkina Faso. In a short statement, the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) on Tuesday said: "The South African government has been informed of the kidnapping of a South African national in Burkina Faso. "The government, through the missions 53