23 August 2014, 13:17:34

Arbitrator appointed in spy tape matter

Legal teams representing the DA, President Jacob Zuma and the NPA have agreed on an arbitrator to review the full-set of the so-called spy tapes records, Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille said on Friday.

Netcare loses bid to block KPMG from health inquiry

Healthcare company Netcare on Friday lost its bid to have KPMG blocked from working on a market inquiry into the private health sector, the Competition Commission said.

Police officer brands Ferguson protesters 'rabid dogs'

A police officer in Missouri was suspended Friday after he voiced his contempt via Facebook of protesters condemning the fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white police officer.

Two year jail terms for hiding Ebola victims in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone, battling a deadly outbreak of Ebola, passed a law on Friday that will see anyone harbouring a victim of the disease facing a two-year jail term.

Dead floppy drive: Kenya recycles global e-waste

In an industrial area outside Kenya's capital city, workers in hard hats and white masks take shiny new power drills to computer parts. This assembly line is not assembling, though. It is dismantling some of the estimated 50 million metric tons of hazardous electronic-waste the world generated last year.

Double life sentence for serial rapist

A Refilwe hawker who raped three schoolgirls and two women at gunpoint after breaking into their homes received a double life sentence in the High Court in Pretoria on Friday.

Bail for MTPA rhino theft accused

Four Mpumalanga men arrested in connection with the theft of 112 rhino horns were each released on R20,000 bail in the Nelspruit Magistrate's Court on Friday.

Interpol seeks clues to Thai 'baby factory'

Interpol said it has launched a multinational investigation into what Thailand has dubbed the "Baby Factory" case: a 24-year-old Japanese businessman who has 16 surrogate babies and an alleged desire to father hundreds more.

First Malaysian bodies from MH17 crash fly home

A plane carrying the bodies of 20 Malaysian victims of flight MH17, which crashed in Ukraine in July, took off from Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, Dutch media reported.

Picture of the day: If looks could kill

While the general public was focusing on the EFF's 'staged protest' in Parliament, social media was buzzing with comments on the photo of Zuma's facial expression.
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