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July2018

SA gears up for lunar eclipse

The longest total eclipse in a century will take place on 27 July 2018 and should be visible in South Africa — weather permitting. What will we see? The full Moon will rise just after sunset on Friday 27 July. At 7:13 pm SA Time (17:13 UT), the Moon will[…]

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Three children starve to death in New Delhi

India’s public was in shock on Thursday as authorities confirmed three children starved to death in the national capital of the fastest-growing economy in the world. Mansi, 8, Shikha, 4, and two-year-old Parul were declared dead in a New Delhi hospital on Tuesday, bringing malnourishment and hunger within India into[…]

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Jacob Zuma back in the dock on corruption charges

Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, hot on the heels of the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) decision to turn down representations from his co-accused, French arms company Thint (Thales), on why it should not be prosecuted. The embattled former[…]

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Ramaphosa tells Putin the time’s not right for nuclear

South Africa’s nuclear energy expansion programme formed part of wide-ranging talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday afternoon, but no conclusion was reached on the matter, a spokesperson said. Russia has been one of the countries vying to build new nuclear power reactors in South Africa[…]

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A bruising blow for labour brokers

When a job seeker has been absorbed by a company through the services of a labour broker for a period of more than three months, do they become the permanent employee of the company, the labour broker, or both? In this scenario, they become an employee of the company, according[…]

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Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan election

Pakistan cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory on Thursday in the country’s tense general election, following accusations of “blatant” vote-rigging by rival parties. There was no official confirmation of results from Pakistan’s election commission almost 24 hours after polls closed in Wednesday’s vote but partial, unofficial tallies showed[…]

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