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Sunday, 02-07-16, 10:30Cracking Problem of Shortage of Highly Specialised Doctors[The Conversation Africa] It is well known that South Africa doesn't have enough doctors. What is less well known is that it is not producing enough medical sub-specialists in fields such as fertility and cardiology, among others. read more...
Sunday, 02-07-16, 6:22Granny Survives 'Thousands' of Bee Stings[News24Wire] An elderly Amanzimtoti woman has survived a frenzied attack by a swarm of bees in which she was stung "thousands" of times, says Netcare 911's Chris Botha, himself a bee farmer. read more...
Saturday, 02-06-16, 13:56Maties Students Suspended From Residence for Wearing 'Blackface'[News24Wire] Two female students who allegedly wore blackface to a housewarming party at the Heemstede Dameskoshuis at Stellenbosch University (SU) have been suspended from the residence pending the outcome of an investigation. read more...
Saturday, 02-06-16, 5:03Govt to Amend Travel Rules[News24Wire] Parents can breathe a sigh of relief after the Department of Home Affairs announced on Thursday it is amending its controversial rule that makes it a requirement for parents to have their minor children's unabridged birth certificates available before they can travel. read more...
Friday, 02-05-16, 13:21Desperate and Divided - South Africa Has Had Enough[ISS] Increasingly, South Africans from all walks of life are mobilising for change. Many resort to public protest in the hope of galvanising government to improve its performance and do something about unacceptable levels of unemployment and poverty. Last year saw widespread community-level protests, along with large-scale student protests popularised by the #FeesMustFall slogan. read more...
Friday, 02-05-16, 10:11Three Miners Missing After Mpuma Mine Collapses[News24Wire] Three miners are unaccounted for after the Lily Mine in Mpumalanga's Nkomazi area collapsed on Friday morning. read more...
Thursday, 02-04-16, 18:00Shedding Light On Hidden Epidemic of Police Suicide[The Conversation Africa] Suicide in the South African Police Service (SAPS) is at epidemic levels. Between 2012 and 2013, 115 officers died by suicide compared to 29 officers murdered on duty, an alarming four to one ratio. Unfortunately these statistics are not an anomaly. read more...
Thursday, 02-04-16, 15:19Opposition Refuses to Settle With 'Crook' Zuma[News24Wire] Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema is not prepared to accept President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla settlement proposal unless he agrees to the party's terms. read more...
Thursday, 02-04-16, 13:16Nkandla Parties Must Decide On Settlement - Concourt[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court will not yet play a role in President Jacob Zuma's proposal on repaying some of the money spent on his Nkandla homestead. read more...
Thursday, 02-04-16, 8:57Candidate for Mars Mission Faces Final Test[News24Wire] The South African scientist hoping for a one-way ticket to Mars will get her chance to prove she has the right stuff later this year. read more...

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