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Two MQM-L men held for PSP workers' killings

The News International - 7 hours ago
The Sindh Rangers announced on Wednesday that they had arrested two activists of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement's (MQM) London faction who were associated with the party's South African target killing network and responsible for murdering two Pak ...and...

AECI targets acquisitions abroad to boost growth

Moneyweb - 8 hours ago
JOHANNESBURG – South African explosives and chemicals company AECI is working on a number of acquisitions at home and abroad after building up a war ...and...

Just For Laughs Festival announces expansion to continent of Africa in 2018

660 News - 9 hours ago
MONTREAL – Just For Laughs is once again expanding abroad with a new home base in Africa. The Montreal-based comedy brand has joined forces with a South Africa-based conglomerate to launch the new venture. The partnership will aim to offer a ...and...

Madsen makes big waves in UK

SuperSport (blog) - 9 hours ago
Former KwaZulu Natal allrounder Wayne Madsen was the standout performer in the latest round-up of South Africans playing abroad on the English County Cricket circuit, with the T20 format dominating proceedings. The Kearsney College old...

South Africa: SA Surfski Stars Dominate Abroad

AllAfrica.com - 2 days ago
South African surfski paddlers have dominated a whirlwind month of international surfski events in varying conditions on three different continents, ending the four race mini-season dominating the Surfski World Series standings. Over the past four...

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How to register your child's birth

Roodepoort Northsider - 1 hour ago
Complete Form BI-154 and submit it to the nearest office of the Department of Home Affairs if you are in South Africa, or the nearest South African embassy, mission or consulate if you are overseas. • Pay the required fee for the application. What to...

Just For Laughs Festival announces expansion to continent of Africa in 2018

660 News - 9 hours ago
MONTREAL – Just For Laughs is once again expanding abroad with a new home base in Africa. The Montreal-based comedy brand has joined forces with a South Africa-based conglomerate to launch the new venture. The partnership will aim to offer a ...and...

Cellphone scammers targeting SA users

eNCA - 2 days ago
JOHANNESBURG -Cellphone Network service providers have warned about a new scam in which South African cellphone users are enticed to call international numbers. Morne du Plessis, fraud operations manager at MTN South Africa, said when a user ...and...

South Africa: Judge Gives New Hope to Overseas Couples Wanting to Adopt Babies in KZN

AllAfrica.com - 2 days ago
There is new hope for overseas couples trying to adopt babies after a judge ruled this week that an alleged "stumbling block" - a letter of recommendation from the KwaZulu-Natal head of social development - is no longer required. International ...and...

Don't let the taxman tax you twice

Moneyweb.co.za - 2 days ago
Come March 1 2019, every South African working abroad may be taxed in South Africa on their foreign employment income. If you are a 25% taxpayer in the foreign country, those equivalent earnings in South Africa would be subject to 45% tax. The foreign ...and...

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Chad shows le Clos

Times LIVE - 1 hour ago
Chad le Clos reclaimed his 200m butterfly world title as he torpedoed reigning champion Laszlo Cseh in front of his home crowd in Budapest last night. About 20 minutes later Cameron van der Burgh won South Africa's second medal of the gala, making the ...and...

[OPINION] How to build inclusive cities in an unequal SA

Eyewitness News - 3 hours ago
Of course, Cape Town may be sui generis, but all South African cities face similar challenges of urbanisation, lagging infrastructure and the remnants of apartheid's spatial development that sees the poor living outside the city and often in low-lying...

SA track and field stars look to shine in London amid controversy

eNCA - 4 hours ago
File: South African long jumper Luvo Manyonga. Credit: BackpagePix. With the world body (IAAF) feeling an early sense of festive season cheer in handing SA and invitation to enter a women's 4 x 400m relay team for the London showpiece,...

On Steep Curve Of Courage, Le Clos Tows Cseh To Unbroken Medal Run 2003-2016

SwimVortex.com - 7 hours ago
Tears streamed down his cheeks as the South African anthem floated across the water, his parents looking on when they weren't wiping their own eyes. ..... When I got back to South Africa there was a huge reception, almost as big as after London. Not ...and...

England vs South Africa, Live Score, 3rd Test Match, South Africa in England, 2017

India.com - 9 hours ago
On the other hand, South Africa have named three new caps, including opening batsman inHeinoKukn in the Test squad to play England. Batsman Aiden Markram and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo are the other new faces, with Stephen Cook and Wayne ...and...

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FIBO to expand international network with event in South Africa

Health Club Management - 6 hours ago
The summit is being hosted jointly by FIBO organiser Reed Exhibitions Deutschland, Reed Exhibitions South Africa and the European industry association EuropeActive. FIBO China will be taking place in September this year and its innovation tour will...

AECI targets acquisitions abroad to boost growth

Moneyweb.co.za - 8 hours ago
AECI, which has a presence in Africa, Australia, Indonesia and South America, will look for further acquisitions in Europe, Africa and North America in the agricultural sector, industrial chemicals and construction, Dytor said. “We have to be a little ...and...

SA Airlink to provide scheduled air services to St Helena and Ascension Island

Independent Online - 22 hours ago
Following the necessary approvals, it is anticipated that a service between St Helena Airport and OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa, will commence in October. Further information on the monthly service between St Helena and ...and...

The Biggest Companies in Africa, 2017

The African Exponent - 1 day ago
Imperial began its life in 1947 as a motor dealership in downtown Johannesburg and has grown to a company of more than 47,000 people spread out across South Africa, the rest of the continent Europe, the UK, USA and Australia. It has a large rental ...and...

Europe will help Boks as well

Franco - 2 days ago
Toyota Cheetahs Director of Rugby Franco Smith believes his team's possible move to playing in Europe can be beneficial for South African rugby as a whole. With SA Rugby and Pro12 both confirming they are in discussions to add two South African...

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On Steep Curve Of Courage, Le Clos Tows Cseh To Unbroken Medal Run 2003-2016

SwimVortex.com - 7 hours ago
Weeks before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro last year, the South African star confirmed that both parents were fighting cancer. His mother Geraldine's breast cancer had returned after her remission in 2010, and his father Bert had undergone an ...and...

Race Video: Watch Chad Le Clos Battle Laszlo Cseh in Budapest 200 Fly Final

SwimSwam - 13 hours ago
While he came home in a pair of 30.0s, it was just enough to hold off a fast-charging Laszlo Cseh of host nation Hungary. Japan's Daiya Seto finished on the third step of the podium, while USA's Jack Conger was fifth. ... South Africa's Chad Le Clos ...and...

Team SA named for BMX World Champs in USA | Into Cycling ...

Into Cycling Newspaper - 18 hours ago
Olympian Kyle Dodd and Youth Olympian Alex Limberg are part of the South African team at BMX World Championships in the United States. A 28-strong team ...and...

The Biggest Companies in Africa, 2017

The African Exponent - 1 day ago
Imperial began its life in 1947 as a motor dealership in downtown Johannesburg and has grown to a company of more than 47,000 people spread out across South Africa, the rest of the continent Europe, the UK, USA and Australia. It has a large rental ...and...

Whether It's The Media, Makhosi Khoza Or Racism -- Suppression In SA Society Is On The Rise

Huffington Post South Africa (blog) - 2 days ago
I find it quite intriguing that parallel events are happening in the United States of America and in South Africa. Both countries have groups that seek to intimidate and suppress the media, active citizens and leaders. In the USA, Donald Trump's...

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England Men vs South Africa Men 2017, 3rd Test: Ben Stokes vs Kagiso Rabada, other key battles

Cricket Country - 6 minutes ago
The Australians have already started talking about England's susceptibility against pace. Damien ... Toby Ronald-Jones vs Hashim Amla: Amla had slammed 311, the first triple-hundred by a South African, the last time the two teams played a Test at The Oval.and...

England vs South Africa, 3rd Test: Proteas look to build on advantage in 100th 5-day match at The Oval

Firstpost - 1 hour ago
Since 2010, South Africa have lost a mere 7 away Tests in 35 matches played. 5 of those have come in sub-continental conditions and one in a dead rubber in Australia (day-night match in Adelaide). The Lord's Test can be termed as their only hiccup in ...and...

Kogan expands into insurance

The Australian - 4 hours ago
Kogan (KGN) has struck a three-year deal with Hollard Insurance, the South African-owned company behind Real Insurance, to offer home, contents, landlord, car and travel insurance to its online customers. Kogan Insurance joins Kogan Mobile and Kogan ...and...

DIARY-Emerging Markets Economic Events to Sept 28

Reuters Africa - 7 hours ago
TUESDAY, AUGUST 1 SYDNEY - Reserve Bank of Australia holds monetary policy decision meeting - 0430 GMT. ... FRIDAY, AUGUST 11 ** JOHANNESBURG - South African Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba speaks at a breakfast event – 0600 GMT.and...

Long-distance learning: building a university on a South Pacific island

Times Higher Education (THE) - 8 hours ago
Substantial support comes from Presbyterian churches in Australia and New Zealand, which supply some lecturers, and the college is also assisted by unpaid foreign Christian volunteers, who teach and work on construction projects. A conservative...

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