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S.Africa power company fires 1,000 workers at new plant

S.Africa power company fires 1,000 workers at new plant

27 March 2015   0 comments
State power company Eskom said Friday more than 1,000 workers building South Africa's first new power plant in 20 years have been sacked for staging an illegal strike, as the country grapples with rolling...

Gun drills and discipline at S.Africa anti-poaching school 25 March 2015

Gripping a semi-automatic rifle in his muscular right hand, anti-poaching instructor Simon Rood berates his students for not taking their gun lessons seriously. "The problem with you is you don't want...

Booker International prize finalists announced in S.Africa 24 March 2015

The finalists for the prestigious Man Booker International Prize were announced in Cape Town on Tuesday, with 10 authors from around the world contending for the 60,000 pound (nearly $90,000) prize.The...

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt guilty of raping girls in S.Africa 23 March 2015

Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was found guilty Monday in South Africa of raping and assaulting young girls he was coaching there in the early 1980s.Hewitt, 75, had pleaded...

Outrage over assault on S.African author who praised Rushdie 23 March 2015

A publisher on Monday condemned a violent assault on one of its authors in South Africa after she praised Salman Rushdie, whose work has often been criticised for alleged blasphemy against Islam.Zainub...

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt guilty of raping girls in S.Africa

23 March 2015
Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was found guilty Monday in South Africa of raping and assaulting young girls whom he was coaching in the early 1980s.Hewitt, 75, had pleaded......

Ex-tennis star Bob Hewitt guilty of raping girls in S.Africa

23 March 2015
Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was found guilty Monday in South Africa of raping and assaulting young girls whom he was coaching in the early 1980s.Hewitt, 75, had pleaded......

S.African students protest over colonial statue 20 March 2015

A statue of British coloniser Cecil Rhodes was wrapped in black garbage bags at a South African university Friday as hundreds of protesting students demanded that it be torn down.Demonstrations over what...

S.Africa HIV+ women forced to sterilise: rights groups 19 March 2015

Doctors at some public hospitals in South Africa have allegedly coerced dozens of HIV-positive women to undergo sterilisation over the past three decades, rights groups said Thursday.The Women's Legal...

S.African colonial statue hit by 'poo protest' dispute 19 March 2015

A bucket of human excrement thrown on a statue of British coloniser Cecil Rhodes at a South African university has escalated protests over racial transformation since the end of apartheid 21 years ago.Student...

S. Africa inflation drops to four-year low 18 March 2015

South Africa's annual inflation rate hit a four-year low of 3.9 percent in February, figures showed Wednesday, though analysts predicted an imminent rise in consumer prices.The rate was 0.5 percentage...

S.Africa's Zuma survives no-confidence vote 17 March 2015

South African President Jacob Zuma survived a vote of no confidence in parliament Tuesday after being reviled by opposition parties as a thief who was destroying Nelson Mandela's legacy.In a rambunctious...

South Africa: Zimbabwean woman burnt alive near Pretoria 17 March 2015

A Zimbabwean woman wrongly accused of killing a young boy has been lynched by an angry mob in a shanty town near the South African capital, Pretoria.The woman was burnt alive while another man, also from...

Botswana MPs want wildlife hunting ban lifted ahead of talks 17 March 2015

A week before Botswana hosts two key wildlife conservation conferences, a small group of lawmakers are seeking a review of a 2014 commercial hunting ban designed to reverse a decline in wildlife.Botswana...

S.Africa finds unmarked graves with 100 bodies at sugar farm 17 March 2015

South African authorities on Tuesday said they have discovered a suspected mass burial site containing around 100 bodies at a sugarcane farm near the southestern port city of Durban.The bodies buried...

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