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14 January 2019 10:05 AM Wozniacki fires into Oz Open 2nd round

Melbourne - Defending champion Caroline Wozniacki's bid to retain her Australian Open crown began with a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over Alison Van Uytvanck of Belgium on Monday. The third seed won her maiden Slam at Melbourne Park last year and is bidding to become the first woman to defend the title since Victoria Azarenka in 2013. The Dane comfortably 89

08 January 2019 8:38 AM SA's foot and mouth disease-free status temporarily suspended following outbreak

An outbreak of foot and mouth disease has led to the temporary suspension of South Africa's FMD-free status, the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries announced on Tuesday. "The matter has been reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) on Monday (January 7, 2019)," said spokesperson Khaye Nkwanyana. "As a result of this development 111

20 December 2018 4:25 PM Nigeria flood victims a 'major emergency': Red Cross

Nigeria is facing a "major emergency," with tens of thousands of people displaced by recent flooding at risk of hunger and disease if help cannot be got to them, the Nigerian Red Cross said on Thursday. "Many of the 200 000 people who fled flood waters are now leaving displacement camps but some of them are finding nothing but destroyed homes and farmland" 97

14 December 2018 1:55 PM SA chief of US Centres for Disease Control appears for 'complex' fraud case

The South African branch chief of the United States Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is not the only accused in a hefty fraud and corruption case involving more than R25m, it emerged this week. Alfred Bere, 36, dressed in a smart suit, made his second appearance in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday after being arrested in August 60

06 December 2018 3:10 PM SEE: Paralysed man stands for the first time to propose to his girlfriend

A man from Florida in the USA recovering from paralysis stood up for the first time this week to pop the question to his girlfriend in a tearful proposal that was captured on camera. Jacob Newbern, 27, who's been paralysed by a rare medical condition, on Monday asked Mary Batar to be his wife at Orange Park Medical Centre, a day before he was discharged 102

04 December 2018 6:02 AM WHO: US experts not needed to fight Ebola outbreak in DRC

The head of the World Health Organisation says it doesn't need experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or any other US government agency to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, insisting: "We can cover it." WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the UN health agency mostly needs the United 69

22 November 2018 8:53 AM Ramaphosa to announce Cabinet reshuffle

President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to announce changes to the National Executive at the Union Buildings, Pretoria, at 15:00 on Thursday. In a statement issued on Thursday morning the Presidency said "these changes have been occasioned by the passing away in September 2018 of the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Edna Molewa, and the more recent 71

27 October 2018 12:05 PM Niger launches mass polio vaccination drive

Niger has launched a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting more than three million children under five after new cases were detected, an official said on Friday. The programme kicked off on Thursday in the regions of Zinder, Maradi, Agadez and Diffa, said Rabi Souley, who is in charge of the programme. The mass vaccination come 12 years after the World 58

23 October 2018 4:15 AM SA's unused lunch breaks add up to 500k per employee

The average South African contributes over R500 000 in free work hours due to unused lunch breaks over their lifetime, a recent survey has shown. The research, conducted among 3 000 working South Africans by online job board CareerJunction, found that only one in three South Africans take their full lunch break. Moreover, it found that over a third of South 66

21 October 2018 8:00 AM Selma Blair reveals multiple sclerosis diagnosis in emotional Instagram post

Los Angeles — Film and TV actress Selma Blair announced she is dealing with a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. In a post on Saturday on her Instagram account, Blair, 46, says she was diagnosed with the disease of the central nervous system on 16 August. Blair says she is struggling with the disease's effects on her: "I am disabled. I fall sometimes 72