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2014-10-31 Zuma's MPs Let Him Off the Hook
[SAPA]Parliament -A draft report by the parliamentary committee on the Nkandla controversy has absolved President Jacob Zuma and concluded that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's findings against him on misspending on his private home were not binding.

2014-10-31 Why South Africans Refuse to Let Africa In
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2014-10-31 HIV Self-Test Kit Coming Soon
[What'sUpHIV]If you like movies at all, by now you will have seen - many times - the scene in romantic comedies in which a woman walks into her bathroom to perform a simple test which will tell her (with a high degree of accuracy) whether or not she is pregnant.

2014-10-31 Meyiwa, Mulaudzi Get Provincial Official Funerals
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma has declared Provincial Official Funerals for the late Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates Captain Senzo Meyiwa of KwaZulu-Natal and the Olympic medallist Mbulaheni Mulaudzi of Limpopo.

2014-10-31 Marikana - the List of Accused
[Daily Maverick]After two years, oral evidence from 56 witnesses, and transcripts running to almost 40,000 pages, legal teams at the Marikana Commission submitted their final heads of argument last week. GREG NICOLSON takes you through the accused. If the commissioners follow the recommendations, perhaps a police officer may finally be charged for the massacre.

2014-10-31 ANC Statement On Allegations of Bankruptcy
[ANC]The African National Congress refutes the claim made on the allegation of bankruptcy. This is contrary to the fact that the financial situation has improved albeit the negative impact of our reduced seats in parliament. We have been able to run the organisation and met all our financial obligations. It is nothing new that political organisations in South Africa operate from tight budgets owing to the funding model.

2014-10-31 Minister Patel and eNCA's 'Feel Good' Documentaries
[Daily Maverick]Free-to-air e.tv and its 24-hour eNCA cable news channel have built their brand on editorial independence, in strong opposition to the state-run SABC, and their commitment to let you "know more". Their independence has already been dented this week by reports that HCI directors tried to ensure positive coverage of government events - and now new evidence has emerged that eNCA may have broadcast an entire series of state-funded documentaries under the guise of news in the early part of 2014.

2014-10-31 SA's Domestic T20 Competition's Watershed Season Looms
[Daily Maverick]As T20 cricket becomes an increasingly important revenue stream for cricket, South Africa faces a potential watershed season. With big name stars all round and enough gimmicks to thrill Inspector Gadget, if this doesn't boost interest in the game, nothing will.

2014-10-31 Europe - More Broke Than Fixed
[Daily Maverick]South Africans like to think of their country as being superlative, and the corruption and stupidity stakes are no exception. After all, where else could one hear all those stories of raw, untarnished idiocy which we love to trade as part of the perennial South African dinner time conversation?

2014-10-31 How to Make Sure Your Research Centre Doesn't Get Burnt Down
[What'sUpHIV]Crossroads in Cape Town is your classic African "tough neighbourhood". It is a shanty town - a slum. So how do you go about getting volunteers from a place like that - a place in which all authority is usually viewed with doubt and suspicion - to participate in clinical trial which involves such potentially sensitive interventions as "vaginal rings", "vaginal gels" and "vaginal microbicides"?

2014-10-31 Focus on High Risk HIV Groups
[What'sUpHIV]Cape Town -Wednesday was key populations day at the HIVR4P conference. Key population is HIV jargon for groups that have disproportionately high rates of HIV infection – so groups that might be more at risk for HIV infection.

2014-10-31 Free Transport to Funerals of Sport Icons
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria -The Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) is providing free transport to mourners, who wish to attend the funeral services and burial of the fallen sporting heroes, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, Senzo Meyiwa and Phindile Mwelase.

2014-10-31 Analysis - Nkandla, Madonsela and the Schippers Ruling
[Daily Maverick]Hlaudi Motsoeneng is a big fish. He's said to lead the SABC's "good story to tell" slant and has won one of the most influential jobs in South African media, plus some pay rises when he got there, despite his lack of formal qualifications.

2014-10-31 Senseless Death, Crippling Inequality and the Leaderless State We're in
[Daily Maverick]This week, South Africa was in desperate need for leadership, for someone in a position of authority to soothe a troubled and hurting nation. The presidency issued statements on the deaths of three of South African sporting heroes but President Jacob Zuma did not make any public appearances.

2014-10-31 Mercedes-Benz GLA200 - Top of the A's?
[Daily Maverick]The sports utility vehicle, usually referred to as an SUV, has become a ubiquitous part of the motoring world. Large or compact, all-wheel drive or two-wheel drive, petrol or diesel, really rugged or more lifestyle-oriented - there's an SUV for every taste and need.

2014-10-31 Tamara Cherie Dyson Wins the Elle Rising Star Africa
[Vuma Reputation Management]Tamara Cherie Dyson from current World Design Capital Cape Town is the lucky young designer to be hitching her dreams to a star this year as she celebrates winning the ELLE Rising Star Design Award 2014, in association with MRP and presented by African Fashion International (AFI).

2014-10-31 Five Tips for Getting Through Your Finals Exams
[The Daily Vox]The matric class of 2014 is currently sitting its final exams, as are students at tertiary institutions across the country. Exams, and the long wait for results, are nerve-wracking but you are not alone. Here are five ways to deal with exam stress.

2014-10-31 Bafana Bafana, Sudan Afcon 2015 Qualifier Moved to Durban
[SAFA]The CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations Morocco 2015 qualifier between South Africa and Sudan on Saturday, 15 November 2014 has been moved from Mbombela in Nelspruit to Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

2014-10-31 Festival Staged to Mark 10th Anniversary of Eritrean-South African Diplomatic Ties
[Shabait]Asmara -A festival marking the 10th anniversary of Eritrean-South African diplomatic relations was staged today at the Expo grounds here in the capital under the theme "People, Liberation and Development". Senior Eritrean government officials, heads of national associations, Ambassadors, representatives of international organizations and invited guests participated in the event.

2014-10-31 Treasury Secretary's Meeting With South African Finance Minister
[State Department]Pretoria, South Africa -Joint Readout of Secretary Jacob J. Lew's Meeting Today with South African Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene

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