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  • 21 October

    South African Christian group visits Israel on peace mission – The Jerusalem Post

    The Jerusalem PostSouth African Christian group visits Israel on peace missionThe Jerusalem PostPresident Reuven Rivlin with Zion Church Bishop Barnabas Lekganyane in Jerusalem, October 2017. (photo credit:Courtesy). Leaders of the Zion Christian Church, southern Africa's biggest Christian movement, have undertaken a peace mission to Israel.ZCC: Advocate for Zionism, figuratively and literally.News24all 2 news articles »

  • 21 October

    No one is born a leader, says Mac Maharaj – Citizen

    Nation – Google News – Citizen No one is born a leader, says Mac MaharajCitizenNo one is born a leader or has a special biological disposition that determines leadership, according to former presidential spokesman and cabinet minister Mac Maharaj. “No one is born a leader. There is no gene that …

  • 21 October

    Freedom Under Law accuses Dlamini of ‘insincerity and contempt’ – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Freedom Under Law accuses Dlamini of 'insincerity and contempt'News24Cape Town – Freedom Under Law (FUL) has accused Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini of showing contempt for social grant recipients and the Constitutional Court. FUL was responding to a report, by the expert panel appointed …

  • 21 October

    Mbalula opens new police station in Lusikisiki – News24

    Nation – Google News – News24 Mbalula opens new police station in LusikisikiNews24Lusikisiki – Police Minister Fikile Mbalula officially launched a new police station in Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape on Saturday. The newly built police station is situated on the R61, which is the main road that runs through …

  • 21 October

    Motsoaledi describes Maila as a hard worker – South African Broadcasting Corporation

    Nation – Google News – South African Broadcasting Corporation Motsoaledi describes Maila as a hard workerSouth African Broadcasting CorporationHealth Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has described his spokesperson, Joe Maila, who died on Thursday at a Pretoria shooting range, as a hard worker. Motsoaledi visited Maila's family in Florah Park, Polokwane. He …

  • 21 October

    Western Cape violence: DA calls for eight urgent interventions – Citizen

    Citizen Western Cape violence: DA calls for eight urgent interventionsCitizenIn a memorandum handed to the South African Police Service (SAPS) on Saturday, the DA highlighted the plight of communities living in constant fear due to the shortage of police and police resources in their areas, DA Western Cape leader Bonginkosi … …

  • 21 October

    নাসির মুমিনুলকে নিয়ে বাংলাদেশের টি টোয়েন্টি দল ঘোষণা | bangladesh vs south africa t20 squad

    নাসির মুমিনুলকে নিয়ে বাংলাদেশের টি টোয়েন্টি দল ঘোষণা | bangladesh vs south africa t20 squad Hit Sports provides bangladesh cricket news. Any Problem And Any Question Comment Under The Video I will Reply You soon As Possible Please Subscribe Here : https://goo.gl/V7AdSq Share This Video : @@@ Follow Us Socially …

  • 21 October

    ZCC: Advocate for Zionism, figuratively and literally. – News24

    Nation – Google News – The Jerusalem Post ZCC: Advocate for Zionism, figuratively and literally.News24It is inconceivable currently in South Africa to think of leaders of character and not mention the right Reverend Bishop, Dr BE Lekganyane. To everyone, I can safely assume he has been a wealth of knowledge …

  • 21 October

    Danny Jordaan mum on rape allegations – African Independent

    South African Football Association (Safa) boss Danny Jordaan has yet to respond to rape allegations levelled against him by singer and former ANC MP Jennifer Ferguson.

    Ferguson broke her silence about the alleged sexual assault after 24 years on Wednesday, claiming that the former Nelson Mandela Bay mayor violated her at a Holiday Inn in Port Elizabeth back in 1993.

    Independent Media tried contacting Jordaan numerous times yesterday but without any luck. Text messages also went unanswered. Ferguson told media this week that her decision to come out about her ordeal after all these years was prompted by the recent #MeToo campaign which was sparked by sexual assault allegations made by various women against Hollywood executive Harvey Weinstein.

    The 56-year-old says she was not planning to name her abuser but it was after the overwhelming response to her Facebook post that she changed her mind.

    In a Facebook post and a subsequent blog entry, Ferguson recounted a chilling tale. Almost 24 years ago, in a Port Elizabeth hotel, she alleges that a “pleasant and entertaining” Jordaan asked her to join him for a drink after a performance she had given at a sports dinner.

    “I accepted his invitation to join him for a drink at the bar, but said I needed to go up to my suite and change from my performance dress,” she wrote. “He joined me in the lift and said he would wait for me. I felt a little uneasy as he entered my suite, but beckoned him into the lounge and asked him to wait there while I changed.”

    Ferguson alleges: “I entered my bedroom, closed the door and began to change. A few minutes later the door opened and he entered and without a word grabbed me and forced me onto the bed from behind. He overpowered me and painfully raped me. It must have been over in about 20 seconds although it felt like a lifetime. He left immediately without saying a word.”

    Meanwhile, another woman is said to have accused Jordaan of raping her, according to Ferguson.

    “Just yesterday (Wednesday) I got a message from somebody who experienced the same thing with him,” Ferguson told HeraldLIVE from Sweden on Thursday.

    “I don’t know if she will be ready to disclose a relative of somebody in a very high position. It’s a big step to step out,” she said.

    Ferguson said she wouldn’t be pressing any charges against Jordaan following the allegations.

  • 21 October

    টি-টোয়েন্টি সিরিজে তামিমের পরিবর্তে যে টাইগার মাঠ নামবে | south africa vs bangladesh t20 squad

    টি-টোয়েন্টি সিরিজে তামিমের পরিবর্তে যে টাইগার মাঠ নামবে | south africa vs bangladesh t20 squad Hit Sports provides bangladesh cricket news. Any Problem And Any Question Comment Under The Video I will Reply You soon As Possible Please Subscribe Here : https://goo.gl/V7AdSq Share This Video : @@@ Follow Us Socially …

  • 21 October

    #DurbanStorm: Now our beaches are littered with plastic pellets – Independent Online

    Durban - Thousands of volunteers are needed to save Durban’s beaches after last week’s storm and extremely rough seas. This is the call from marine biologists after billions of small plastic pellets, known as nurdles, washed up on the beaches.

    These are a potential health hazard, warns uShaka Sea World’s Jone Porter. According to a release by the South African Association for Marine Biological Research (SAAMBR), the infestation is a potential environmental hazard that has to be cleaned up.

    “Thousands of hands are needed to collect these along the drift line over the next few days. So, take nets, sieves, colanders, spades and buckets, go down at low tide and try to clear as much of it as you can while it's still new. It makes for a little workout, but will go a long way towards minimising the long-term damage to our marine environment.

    “If we all work together, we can help clean these nurdles off our beaches,” Porter said.

    These plastic pellets landed on the beaches as a consequence of last week's storm and the extremely rough seas.

    Each small granule is half-moon shaped. The specific particles that have washed up on Durban beaches are actually an industrial raw material. They are re-melted and moulded in factories to make plastic products. In themselves, they are not harmful.

    But SAAMBR points out “the bad news is that these plastic pellets or nurdles do absorb pollutants such as PCBs and organochlorine pesticides which are extremely harmful to marine life and humans if consumed.

    “Nurdles never disintegrate but merely break down into smaller and smaller fragments. The nurdles and the toxins they have absorbed can enter the food chain as they are eaten by fish and other marine animals.”

    In light of this serious threat, uShaka Sea World is not only asking residents to help clean these harmful nurdles off our beaches, but is also providing clearly labelled bins at collection points into which beach-goers can deposit any nurdles collected.

    A regular beachgoer, Fred Turck of eManzimtoti, wrote a letter to The Independent on Saturday to describe the ecological disaster he had witnessed unfolding.

    He said he was part of a group that walked on the beachfront last Sunday.

    “We came across plenty of plastic pellets on the beach – smooth, round, white, like flattened balls about 4mm in diameter and 2mm thick. There must have been millions, or tons of them, lining the surf zone.

    “These pellets were quite possibly washed up after the storm of Tuesday, October 10. I took a few home and placed them in a strong solution of hydrochloric acid, hoping to simulate the stomach of a marine animal. The pellets did not dissolve, so this means they will probably end up as solids in the digestive systems of these animals. Some will remain there and clog the internals of the animals, while some will be excreted to end up elsewhere in the food chain.

    “This is very worrying. The beads may have been washed accidentally into the rivers and/or the sea during a storm, but the original owners (shall we call them the ‘polluters’?) should be penalised nonetheless, for not protecting us and our planet from this mess.”

    uShaka said drop-off points had been created where the public could hand over the collected nurdles.Independent on Saturday

  • 21 October

    Township bakery in South Africa makes bread more affordable

    *A bakery in South Africa, Borotho Bakery has slashed commercial bread prices in half in order to bring relief to residents in Soweto Township where incomes are low.* The bakery was started at a time when other bakers in the city hiked prices of wheat products to keep up with …

  • 21 October

    Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions in Parliament

    Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa answers questions in the National Assembly this afternoon. He faces questions about what government has done in tackling corruption at State Owned Entities. Ramaphosa will also be questioned about the state of affairs at South African Airways and the recent bailout. Last month SAA was given …

  • 21 October

    Migos Litest perfomance in Durban (South Africa)

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  • 21 October

    South Africa may avoid downgrades to junk in November – Reserve bank governor

    *A narrowing current account deficit, improving economy and stable inflation should help South Africa avoid credit rating cuts in November, central bank governor, Lesetja Kganyago said in an interview, playing down concerns over the most recent cabinet reshuffle.* Growth in Africa’s most industrialised economy has slowed to a near standstill …

  • 20 October

    Zukiswa Rantho suprised by Public Enterprises Committee reshuffle – Eyewitness News

    Eyewitness NewsZukiswa Rantho suprised by Public Enterprises Committee reshuffleEyewitness NewsAs acting chair, Rantho led the committee to secure resources and an experienced evidence leader for the probe. Newly-appointed Parliament's Committee on Public Enterprises chairperson Lungi Mnganga-Gcabashe. Picture: www.parliament.gov.za.New deployments in parliament - Office of ANC Chief WhipPoliticswebState Capture Inquiry Postponed After ANC Appoints New

  • 20 October

    Zuma has until end of November to submit representations – Shaun Abrahams – Politicsweb

    PoliticswebZuma has until end of November to submit representations – Shaun AbrahamsPoliticswebThe fact that I do not respond to each paragraph ad seriatim nor directly to any comments therein should not be construed as my acquiescence therewith. Mpshe SC's incorrect invocation and reliance on section 179(5)(d) of the Constitution and section ...Zuma corruption