Daily Archives: July 8, 2013

Opinion: Is 75 the new 65?

Normal retirement age should, by Government decree, be extended to a minimum of age 70.

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Opinion: The age of aid is ending

The African private sector has the power to transform the continent.

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Whose heads will roll, Gigaba?

Eskom is heading for a 700MW “gap” in power supply after finally owning up to another delay, of at least six months, in the delivery of the first electricity from its Medupi power station.

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Legal chaos of lying children

The evidence of a nine-year-old girl who could not remember her age in court and whose testimony was at times nonsensical was enough to have her father locked away for life for allegedly raping her.

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Knives out for Tlokwe rebels

The ANC is preparing for a showdown with its fired councillors in Tlokwe, North West, who are planning to contest the coming by-elections as independents.

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Drug-free body to appeal to minister

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sports plans to appeal to Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula to vouch for it at the Department of Education, so that it can roll out its dope-testing programme at schools.

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Tigers trap men in tree for days

A group of Indonesian men who spent four days trapped in a tree by Sumatran tigers have been rescued.

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'Act on initiation abuse'

Social activists want the health minister’s fiery condemnation of illegal initiation schools last week to be turned into action by the state.

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U.N. urged to consider drones, gunships for South Sudan mission

The United Nations should consider deploying surveillance drones and helicopter gunships in South Sudan because peacekeepers are struggling to protect civilians from violence and rights abuses, the U.N. special envoy to South Sudan said on Monday.

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Two more journalists from Murdoch's UK titles to be charged

The head of news at Rupert Murdoch’s British Sun tabloid is to be charged with authorising illegal payments to police and army officials, prosecutors said on Monday, the latest senior figure from the media mogul’s newspapers to face criminal charges.

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