Daily Archives: July 8, 2013
Normal retirement age should, by Government decree, be extended to a minimum of age 70.
The African private sector has the power to transform the continent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of Indonesian men who spent four days trapped in a tree by Sumatran tigers have been rescued.
Social activists want the health minister’s fiery condemnation of illegal initiation schools last week to be turned into action by the state.
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.
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.
The White House said on Monday that it is not in the best interests of the United States to immediately change its aid program to Egypt.
Canadian police on Monday struggled to find the remains of people killed when a driverless crude oil train derailed and blew up in a small Quebec town over the weekend as questions grew over how the disaster had occurred.
Britain’s government is banning Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram, a move that makes membership of or support for the organization a criminal offense.
About 600 people and numerous sled dogs were evacuated as a massive wildfire threatened homes in communities northeast of Fairbanks, Alaska, state and federal fire management officials said on Monday.