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Will South Africa's ANC conference decide Zuma's fate?.

The ANC conference won't mend the organisation's fractures or its inability to offer a promising vision for the country.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Oscar Pistorius Is Bruised in Prison Brawl.

The South African prisons authorities said the altercation at Atteridgeville Correctional Center would be investigated and that 'appropriate action' would be taken.

- International NY Times - US

Fin24.com | #GuptaLeaks: A tale of two captures: Alexkor, Gupta Inc and 'WMC'.

The diamond-rich desert area of the Richtersveld, on South Africa's north-west coast, seems unable to escape the clutches of monopolisation.

- Fin24 - SA

How can Africans keep the Pan African spirit alive?.

After the achievement of some, albeit, significant rights by Africans in Europe, the Caribbean islands and the Americas as well as the end of the colonial rule in Africa, and the apartheid regime in South Africa, many Africans wonder if the ideology of Pan-Africanism is still relevant in the 21st century.

- TheCitizen - TZ

This Day in History , December 13.

Today is the 347th day of 2017. There are 18 days left in the year.TODAY'S HIGHLIGHT1989: South African President F W de Klerk meets for the first time with imprisoned African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela, at de Klerk's office in Cape Town.OTHER EVENTS1808: Madrid capitulates to Napoleon Bonaparte.

- JamaicaObserver.com - JM

News24.com | Call to fix street lights after children electrocuted.

Philippi East residents have picketed outside the civic centre, calling on the City of Cape Town to fix street lights following the electrocution of two children.

- News24.com - ZA

Race Tight as South Africa's ANC Prepares to Elect Zuma Successor.

South Africa's ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation's next president. The front-runners are Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, a former trade union leader and one of South Africa's ...

- Voice of America - US

Fast Europe Open: South Africa CPI, UK unemployment.

- Financial Times - US

Small fashion design business making a big impact in Cape Town.

Pinkie Luswazi, founder of Lus-pin Manufacturers, a fashion design business based in Mandalay, Cape Town, has turned her passion for design from a young age into a prosperous business despite the high risks inherent in operating in the small, medium and micro-enterprises environment in townships.

- Cape Times - SA

Rising unemployment sign of 'deeply troubled economy'.

This comes after Statistics South Africa released its Quarterly Employment Statistics showing that employment decreased by 31 000 quarter-on-quarter.

- Cape Times - SA

Cape Town's water crisis: driven by politics more than drought.

The water crisis in South Africa's Cape Town teaches us there's more at okay than just rainfall. Disasters like droughts involves seeing the issue from many different perspectives, including politics.

- The Conversation - UK

Why changes to South Africa's labour laws are an assault on workers' rights

Proposed changes to South Africa's labour laws would make it almost impossible to strike and render the planned national minimum wage unenforceable.

- The Conversation - UK

Channel24.co.za | PICS: Princes William and Harry join Stormtroopers at London's Last Jedi premiere

Prince William and Prince Harry joined the cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the film's European premiere.

- News24.com - ZA

Sport24.co.za | Australia throw hat in for RWC 2027

Australia will bid to host the 2021 women's and 2027 men's Rugby World Cups, Rugby Australia announced.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Alabama Democrat in shock Senate win over Trump-backed Republican Roy Moore

Democrat Doug Jones has scored a stunning upset victory in a fiercely contested US Senate race in conservative Alabama, defeating President Donald Trump's chosen candidate who failed to overcome damaging accusations of sexual misconduct.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | We prayed and God saved us - Vaal tornado survivors

The only thing that kept the Nkuthas and Mtshalis alive after a tornado swept through Mamello, leaving more than a thousand people homeless, was faith.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Judgment day for DA's state capture order application against Zuma

Judgment is expected in the Pretoria High Court on the DA's application for an order that President Jacob Zuma adhere to the Public Protector's 'State of Capture' remedial actions.

- News24.com - ZA

Want to see new connected Africa? Go to Wandegeya

According to a recent authoritative report, while France is the top destination for African students, the numbers are declining. Otherwise, the second leading destination for African students is not the US or UK, it's South Africa. Nearly 20 per cent of African students studying abroad study in South Africa.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Fin24.com | Dlamini-Zuma win could mean little Christmas cheer for SA economy

Presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, who is campaigning under the slogan Radical Economic Transformation, is no favourite of the market, which is likely to react negatively should she win.

- Fin24 - SA

Fin24.com | PICS: Jochen Zeitz's favourite places in Cape Town

If you're one of the millions of travellers visiting the Mother City in the coming year - here's the skinny on philanthropist and ex-Puma CEO Jochen Zeitz's favourite local experiences.

- Fin24 - SA

African genetic diversity to unlock disease susceptibility

Scientists have sequenced the genetic makeup of 24 South African individuals of different ethnolinguistic origins. The first government-funded human genomics research study performed on African soil, aimed at unlocking the unique genetic character of southern African populations, has revealed a high level of genetic ...

- ScienceDaily - US

DHL Sponsors Africa’s Largest E-Commerce & Fintech Event

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, December 12, 2017/ - DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa has announced that the company has signed on as title sponsor for the 2018 DHL eCommerce MoneyAfrica Conference & Exhibition , which will ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

News24.com | 'Fugitive' Dutch arms dealer spotted driving around Cape Town in luxury cars, court hears

Two very different portrayals of a Dutch arms dealer convicted of crimes against humanity and selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor have been presented in court.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Woman found dead on Cape Town mountain

A missing woman has been found dead on Karbonkelberg in Hout Bay, Western Cape police have confirmed.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Day Zero moved forward as Cape Town water consumption increases to 'dangerous levels'

Cape Town's Day Zero has moved forward by two days after water consumption increased to "dangerous levels", says Mayor Patricia de Lille.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | SA Muslim, Jewish, Christian leaders united in condemnation of 'shameful' Trump

South African religious leaders have expressed their solidarity in condemnation of US President Donald Trump's "shameful" decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

- News24.com - ZA

Channel24.co.za | SA Bake Off season 3 winner crowned

Bianca Breytenbach crowned the winner of The Great South African Bake off season 3.

- News24.com - ZA

Pistorius injured in prison brawl over phone

Former Paralympic champion and convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius has been injured in a prison brawl over the use of a public phone, a South African official said on Tuesday

- Daily Monitor - UG

Draken International to buy surplus South African fighters

South Africa's state-owned defense company, Denel, is selling 12 Cheetah fighter jets to Draken International, a U.S.-based tactical fighter training company.

- UPI - US

South Africa's Zuma rejects reports his office is drafting emergency laws | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Jacob Zuma has rejected local news reports that his office has started drafting regulations for a state of emergency, the president’s office said on Tuesday. FILE PHOTO: South Africa's President Jacob Zuma attends the 37th Ordinary SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government in ...

- Firstpost - IN

Pistorius suffers bruise in prison fight over phone use

JAILED South African track star Oscar Pistorius suffered a bruise in a fight with another inmate over the use of a phone in prison where he is serving a sentence for murdering his girlfriend, a prison spokesman said yesterday.

- Shanghai Daily - CN

South Africa's Zuma rejects reports his office is drafting emergency laws

JOHANNESBURG - South African President Jacob Zuma has rejected local news reports that his office has started drafting regulations for a state of emergency, the president's office said on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

'Fierce and formidable' Dlamini-Zuma eyes South Africa's presidency

JOHANNESBURG - Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma is a fierce campaigner against racial inequality whose hostility to big business has rattled investors in South Africa. She is also one of two front runners to be the country's next president.

- Reuters - US

Tight race as South Africa's ANC prepares to elect Zuma successor

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's ruling African National Congress holds an election this weekend to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader in a closely fought contest whose winner is likely to emerge as the nation's next president.

- Reuters - US

Oscar Pistorius Injured in Prison Altercation

Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use, a South African prison spokesman has confirmed. Singabakho Nxumalo of the Department of Correctional Services said Tuesday that Pistorius sustained a minor injury at the Atteridgeville ...

- Newser - US

Oscar Pistorius Bruised in Jail Fight Over Telephone Use

Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use, a South African prison spokesman confirmed Tuesday.   Pistorius sustained a minor injury in an alleged assault at the Attridgevill Correctional Center last week, Singabakho Nxumalo of the ...

- Voice of America - US

News24.com | WATCH: Nando's ad fires up South Africa

With less than 20 days to the new year, fast food outlet Nando's has decided to spice things up, reminding South Africans of their potential to always sort things out.

- News24.com - ZA

Oscar Pistorius suffers bruise in prison fight

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 12 ‑ Jailed South African track star Oscar Pistorius suffered a bruise in a fight with another inmate over the use of a phone in prison where he is serving a sentence for murdering his girlfriend, a prison spokesman said today....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Oscar Pistorius suffers bruise in prison fight

Jailed South African track star Oscar Pistorius suffered a bruise in a fight with another inmate over the use of a phone in prison where he is serving a sentence for murdering his girlfriend, a prison spokesman said on Tuesday. Fellow prisoners were angered by a long phone call he made and it led to a fight, local media ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Oscar Pistorius bruised in a jail fight over telephone use

Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use, a South African prison spokesman confirmed on Tuesday .

- Stuff - NZ

Metrorail must provide alternative transport - Sanco

The South African National Civic Organisation on Tuesday called on rail service provider Metrorail to provide alternative transport for commuters left stranded by the suspension of its service on the key Central Line in Cape Town.

- Cape Times - SA

Zuma's legal chickens come home to roost in latest ruling​

Flaw in the NPA Act has been exposed by Zuma's conduct, and the court has now moved to recognise the impugned provisions are in fact unconstitutional.

- Cape Times - SA

Archbishop urges ANC 'to follow their consciences'

Archbishop Thabo Makgoba of Cape Town urged all ANC branch representatives to use conference to "put all factional, partisan interests aside".

- Cape Times - SA

Is there anyone in city council actually doing traffic planning?

It's time Cape Town became more aware and more accommodating to the millions of tourists who help keep the city going.

- Cape Times - SA

Organise alternative transport for train commuters – Sanco

Sanco on Metrorail to provide alternative transport for commuters left stranded by the suspension of its service on the key Central Line in Cape Town.

- Cape Times - SA

Oscar Pistorius hurt in prison fight in South Africa

The disgraced athlete, who was jailed after shooting dead his girlfriend, sustained minor injuries.

- BBC - UK

News24.com | Vaal tornado leaves more than 1 000 homeless

The tornado that ripped through the Vaal Marina has left more than a thousand people homeless.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Here's what the Post Office social grants deal will cost

The South African Post Office will be handling core functions of a new hybrid social grants scheme from April 2018. This is how much it will cost in its first year.

- News24.com - ZA

News24.com | Detaining me longer could kill me - Dutch arms dealer arrested in Cape Town

A Dutch arms dealer, convicted of selling weapons to former Liberian president Charles Taylor and of crimes against humanity, says his further police detention in Cape Town could prove fatal.

- News24.com - ZA

Oscar Pistorius bruised in a jail fight over telephone use

JOHANNESBURG — Olympian Oscar Pistorius, in jail for murdering his girlfriend, was bruised in an altercation with another inmate over telephone use, a South African prison spokesman confirmed Tuesday.Pistorius sustained a minor...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

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