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10 January 2019 11:15 AM CAR sets peace talks for January 24: AU

The African Union said Wednesday that long-awaited peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and militia groups would take place in Khartoum this month. "Direct dialogue between the CAR government and armed groups (will) be held on January 24 in Khartoum, Sudan, under the auspices of the AU," AU envoy Moussa Nebie said on Twitter 92

08 January 2019 4:52 PM Shutdown continues as Unisa and disgruntled Sasco members fail to reach agreement

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has failed to reach an agreement with disgruntled South African Students Congress (Sasco) members in an effort to end the shutdown at its Sunnyside campus in Tshwane. The institution's management met with members of Sasco from 09:00 until about 15:00, but could not find common ground on some of the grievances raised 64

08 January 2019 9:11 AM EFF Students Command demands fee-free registration at universities… or else

The Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC) has vowed to take to the streets if the government does not meet its demand for fee-free registration at universities. The organisation believes that charging registration fees excludes many students. EFF Students Command national president, Peter Keetse, explained that many students were accepted 68

01 January 2019 7:28 AM British demand for Irish passports rises as Brexit looms

British demand for Irish passports surged in 2018 as Brexit moved closer. Out of the total number of applications in the year to December 14, 98 544 came from Great Britain, an increase of 22% from the year-earlier period, the foreign ministry said in Dublin. The UK’s vote to leave the EU has raised concerns that its citizens could lose the right to live and work in Europe 83

31 December 2018 7:20 AM Gold barrels into 2019 as growth concerns spur demand for haven

Gold is closing out 2018 on a strong note, with haven demand in the ascendant amid volatile trading in global equities, rising concern about the economic outlook and a drawn-out government shutdown in the US. Spot bullion is holding near a six-month high after topping $1 280 an ounce, and the metal is set for the best monthly gain in almost two years 91

28 December 2018 1:51 PM Stand-up comedy to keep you laughing until the end of the year

Cape Town - Streaming platforms like Showmax and Netflix have been wonderful for South African comics in 2018. And it’s not only Trevor benefitting from on-demand TV, check out this selection of local and international stand-up and comedy specials, all available to stream instantly. CHECK OUT THE LIST HERE: (WARNING: Some of the trailers below are NSFW) 130

20 December 2018 5:58 PM Tunisian teachers demand better pay, protest work conditions

Tunisian high school teachers have taken to the streets of the capital to demand wage increases and improvements to what they call dire working conditions. Thousands of protesters, many of them bused in from across the country, marched in Tunis on Wednesday, starting at the Education Ministry and finishing at the city's main artery, Avenue Bourguiba 90

09 December 2018 7:56 PM Nobel peace winners demand action against sex abuse

One of the winners of this year's Nobel Peace Prize says the attention the prize has drawn to sexual violence against women in war zones must be followed by action against the abuses. Dr. Denis Mukwege spoke on Sunday at a news conference with Nadia Murad of Iraq, with whom he shared the 9-million Swedish kronor ($1m) prize. Mukwege was honoured for his work helping 65

09 December 2018 6:52 PM WBC green lights Wilder-Fury 'direct rematch'

Los Angeles - The World Boxing Council gave the go-ahead on Friday for a "direct rematch" between their heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, who battled to a draw in Los Angeles last Saturday. "Wilder and Fury gave boxing one of the best fights in the heavyweight division in a long time, which has created tremendous popular demand 37

05 December 2018 12:35 PM Eskom is said to propose moving debt to state, cutting jobs

The company’s executives outlined the proposal to move the debt onto the government’s balance sheet to bond investors in London this week, according to Sanchay Singla, a money manager at Legal & General who attended a meeting with them. The executives said they hadn’t formally raised the issue with Finance Minister Tito Mboweni or the National Treasury 85