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03 December 2018 7:00 PM Bouteflika, citing flu, scraps talks with with Saudi prince

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's planned meeting with Abdelaziz Bouteflika was canceled on Monday because the Algerian president has the flu. Bouteflika's office said in a statement that he was confined to bed with an "acute flu." The prince is in Algeria as he continues his tour of Arab nations after attending the Group of 20 summit in Argentina 23

02 December 2018 4:58 AM Envoy says US aiming for warmer ties with Eritrea

The United States wants better ties with Eritrea following this month's lifting of UN sanctions against the Horn of Africa nation, Washington's top Africa diplomat said on Friday. The UN Security Council sanctioned Eritrea in 2009 for supporting Al-Shabaab militants in Somalia but lifted the restrictions following the July signing of a peace deal that ended 25

29 November 2018 2:33 PM SARS penalties for outstanding corporate tax returns to kick in soon

The SA Revenue Service (SARS) said on Thursday that it will soon impose administrative non-compliance penalties for outstanding corporate income tax (CIT) returns. Administrative non-compliance penalties will be imposed on companies that fail to submit an income tax return, as required under the Income Tax Act, for years of assessment ending during the 2009 and subsequent 48

29 November 2018 8:31 AM New US airstrike in Somalia kills 3 al-Shabaab extremists

The US military says it has killed three al-Shabaab extremists with an airstrike in central Somalia as it continues to attack a new base of operations for the al-Qaeda-linked fighters. The US Africa Command statement says Tuesday's airstrike was carried out "in the vicinity of Quy Cad near Debatscile" in the Mudug region. The US last week reported several 40

28 November 2018 8:17 AM LIVE: State capture inquiry continues, former mineral resources minister takes the stand

The judicial commission of inquiry into state capture continues as new witnesses, including former department of mineral resources minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi, take the stand. Advocate Pretorius sayd the legal team takes full responsibility for not having full set of papers before him. Apologises on behalf of legal time.Zondo says it's unacceptable to not have the statement 38

27 November 2018 5:31 PM Weather Update: Rain continues in the south and east of SA

Showers and thundershowers continue in the east and along the south coast on Wednesday. Severe thunderstorms are expected in places along the escarpment and Lowveld of Mpumalanga as well the south-eastern parts of Limpopo. Scattered afternoon showers and thundershowers are expected in the Lowveld region in Mpumalanga and Limpopo. Isolated showers and rain can be expected 53

26 November 2018 2:44 PM West Rand municipality strike enters 5th week

The strike over salaries and other benefits by disgruntled West Rand District Municipality workers entered its fifth week on Monday, with no end in sight. The strikers remain steadfast that they will only return to work once their benefits have been fully paid, with interest. The municipality had invested R77m into the now liquidated VBS Mutual Bank, despite 23

25 November 2018 6:00 PM Chinese master's 1 000-year-old scroll may fetch $60 million

A record for Asian art may be broken Monday with the auction of a rare 1 000-year-old Chinese scroll rendered by the era’s most important artist. The work depicting a withered tree, new bamboo shoots and a rock is expected to fetch roughly $60m at a Christie’s auction in Hong Kong. The scroll is one of only two known to exist by the 11th century Song dynasty 30

22 November 2018 6:00 PM Latest US airstrikes in Somalia kill 6 al-Shabaab extremists

The US military on Thursday announced the latest of several deadly airstrikes this week against al-Shabaab extremists in Somalia as it targets a region well north of where the al-Qaeda-linked fighters control large parts of the country. The US Africa Command statement said two new strikes killed six fighters and destroyed a weapons cache on Wednesday 26

21 November 2018 7:50 AM LIVE: Pravin Gordhan continues with third day of testimony at #StateCaptureInquiry

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan says his detractors should appear before the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture and "say their piece under oath". Gordhan, who is testifying at the commission for a second day, told inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that he was not "accountable to bullies" 46