The company, implementing the constructional work for the Haramain Express Train, has completed the construction of 430 km of rails out of 450km, which is the distance between Makkah and Madinah, the project sources said. They said there were only 20 km remaining for the completion of the entire rail[…]
ANC struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada’s condition following an operation remains unchanged. On Monday, Ahmed Kathrada Foundation spokesperson Neeshen Balton said he saw the 87-year-old on Sunday night and he appeared to have had a restful night on Saturday. “There aren’t significant signs of improvement, he is still being kept sedated[…]
The first step to prepare for elections in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho has been completed. On Sunday, the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) closed registration of new voters, and transfer of voters who have moved. The country goes to elections 3 years early after a motion of no confidence in[…]
The policeman previously hand-picked by former president Nelson Mandela to head up an elite investigative team is set to be grilled in the witness stand on Monday and reveal more alleged apartheid-era cover-ups. Major General Andre Lincoln is expected to be cross-examined in the Western Cape High Court. An original[…]
Police say they have intensified their investigation into the theft of 15 computers from the Chief Justice’s offices in Midrand, north of Johannesburg occurred the day after the Constitutional Court handed down its judgment on the grants crisis. Fifteen computers, containing confidential information on South Africa’s judges were stolen during[…]
Somali officials whose forces freed a hijacked oil tanker and its eight Sri Lankan crew said on Sunday that NATO ships must do more to prevent the illegal fishing that locals say sparked the latest attack. Monday’s hijacking was the first time that Somali pirates had successfully hijacked a commercial[…]
Heavy clashes rocked eastern districts of the Syrian capital on Sunday after rebel fighters launched a surprise assault on government forces, a monitor and state television said. Steady shelling and sniper fire could be heard across Damascus on Sunday as rebel factions allied with former al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat Fateh al-Sham[…]
17 million social grant recipients on Friday morning were finally put out of limbo when the Constitutional Court ruled that Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) will continue to pay South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grants on 1 April. This until another entity is contracted to do so. In a much[…]
The High Court in Pretoria is set to hear an urgent application by the former directors and chairperson of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) board Popo Molefe to set aside the decision of Transport Minister Dipuo Peters to dissolve the board. Molefe’s legal team is expected to[…]
President Jacob Zuma has extended well wishes to struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada who is recovering in hospital after an operation to remove a blood clot on the brain. Zuma extends good wishes to 87-year-old Kathrada and urges South Africans to keep the struggle veteran in their thoughts. Kathrada was admitted[…]
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