South Africa

By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 14th, 2014
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Being the number one Test team in the world carries with it a lot of expectation. Part of that expectation is that the team will maintain their ranking when they take on struggling teams. For South Africa to stay at the top, the task is simple. Even if Australia beat India 3-0 in their Test […...
By IAfrica
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Dec 14th, 2014
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Gauteng hospitals are suffering severe medicine stockouts. Here are photos that GROUNDUP has obtained of the empty shelves of a pharmacy in a Gauteng tertiary hospital. All the medicines shown (or, to be more precise, not shown) are used to treat psychiatric conditions. Last week The Times reported s...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 14th, 2014
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Around 2,000 delegates started the conference with each province leading the hall in song. Floyd Shivambu, who hosted the event, speaks in front of Dali Mpofu. All EFF leadership were to leave their positions on the stage on Sunday as voting for the top six positions took place. EFF members sing in t...
By IAfrica
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Dec 14th, 2014
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The 1998 Government White Paper on Energy Policy was indeed a far-sighted document in respect of its recommendations for the liberalisation of the electricity sector. But perhaps it was too far-sighted in view of the prevailing political and ideological realities of the times, because these official ...
By IAfrica
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Dec 14th, 2014
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Many people are disappointed by the fact that two of the world’s most popular religious figures did not meet while the Dalai Lama was in Rome. One asked on Twitter, “Surely spiritual men are above this politics?” The Vatican has not had diplomatic ties with China since 1951. It is w...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 14th, 2014
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Not a day goes by when journalists who have been covering the case since the murder of Anni Hindocha in 2010 and who have sat through the eight-week trial in the hard court benches have not called or WhatsApped each other to talk through yet another puzzling aspect of the murder. We run through a [&h...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 14th, 2014
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Men with AK-47s; the gentle grounds of Free State University pocked with gunfire; decapitated heads on pikes; blood-drunk cannibals running naked through the quad: Julius Malema claims that this is what everyone wants to see. It’s the EFF’s first ever National People’s Assembly in B...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 12th, 2014
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This article was first published by Africa Check, a non-profit fact-checking organisation (@AfricaCheck) South Africa is facing its worst power crisis since 2008. As the country’s struggling power utility, Eskom, battles to cope with demand for electricity, millions face the prospect of years o...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 12th, 2014
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“From my hospital bed, Thursday 11th December ’14. ‘Careless talk costs lives’ was the old adage in World War One. I am somewhat relieved that my careless talk will not be in danger of costing a single life in this mini-cyber-war, but I am more taken aback than I can express t...
By IAfrica
In South Africa
Dec 11th, 2014
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It’s taken Audi four years to create an S-badged version of its small A1 hatch. The new S1 is also the first subcompact car from Audi to offer Quattro all-wheel drive. And it reprises a badge worn by Audi’s World Championship-winning Group B rally cars in the 1980s. In other words, this s...