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2014-04-17 World's Media Chiefs Press African Leaders on Freedoms
[allAfrica]Cape Town -Editors and publishers from across the world have singled out the governments of Egypt, Ethiopia, South Africa and Swaziland for threatening free expression and media freedom.

2014-04-17 Defence Witness Contradicts Pistorius
[SAPA]Pretoria -A defence witness on Thursday contradicted the evidence of murder-accused Oscar Pistorius.

2014-04-17 Vote No
[SACSIS]In recent days Ronnie Kasrils has been referred to as 'a rebel, a Judas, a scoundrel', as 'Satan', and as a 'disruptive, reckless and counter-revolutionary' figure spitting on 'the long struggles and the sacrifices of our people'.

2014-04-17 Ken Best Among 66 'World Press Freedom Heroes' in Cape Town This Weekend
[Observer]"A Celebration of 20 Years of Freedom," exclaims a banner in bold, electric print on the website of the International Press Institute's 2014 World Congress opening up this weekend in Cape Town, South Africa.

2014-04-17 South Africa a to Face England Lions in 2015
[SA Info]Cricket South Africa (CSA) and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday announced a reciprocal agreement in terms of which the England Lions will tour South Africa in the 2014/15 season and South Africa A will tour England in 2017.

2014-04-17 Cyclist to Rack Up the Kms to Help the Elderly
[SA Info]The aQuellé Tour Durban, one of KwaZulu-Natal's and South Africa's premier road cycling races, is a tough enough challenge for the average participant, but for David Kleynhans this year's race will be part of an epic 3 300km journey to raise funds and awareness for the elderly.

2014-04-17 Press Leaders Struggled to Get Visas for Congress
[allAfrica]The text of a resolution of the General Assembly of the International Press Institute expressing deep concern that South African diplomatic missions were obstructive in responding to visa applications, and calling on the government to explain why:

2014-04-17 Send 'Secrecy Bill' for Court Review, Says IPI
[allAfrica]The text of a resolution of the General Assembly of the International Press Institute calling on South Africa's president to send the 'secrecy bill' for constitutional review:

2014-04-17 Forensics Expert Differs From Pistorius On Magazine Rack
[VOA]A defense forensics expert in the trial of South African runner Oscar Pistorius has testified he thinks a magazine rack was in a different location than where Pistorius cited during his testimony.

2014-04-17 Vocational Learning With Swiss Precision
[SAnews.gov.za]A partnership between South Africa and Switzerland will give Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) college students the sought-after experience they need to do well in the workplace.

2014-04-17 Pistorius Trial - Week Six, Day Four
[Daily Maverick]It's the 25th day of the Oscar Pistorius murder trial, but also the last day that court will be in session for roughly two weeks. As of Friday, court will be in recess until Monday 5th May.

2014-04-17 Five Sports Stars to Receive National Awards
[SA Info]Five South African sports stars were on Wednesday named by the Presidency among the list of people who will be honoured with National Awards on Freedom Day, Sunday, 27 April, in an investiture ceremony at the Presidential Guest House in Pretoria.

2014-04-17 South Africa to Honour Its Freedom Heroes
[SA Info]Struggle stalwarts Ruth First, Dawid Kruiper and Frances Baard, top athletes Caster Semenya, Lucas Sithole and Cameron van der Burg, as well as business executives Raymond Ackerman and Chris Ball are among the list of South Africans who will receive National Orders, the country's highest civilian honour, on Freedom Day this year.

2014-04-17 Cape Town to Play Host to 'Cheeky' New Arts Festival
[SA Info]Cape Town is to host to a new performing arts festival that will be modelled on some of the world's most popular fringe festivals, Tony Lankester, the chief executive of the National Arts Festival, announced on Tuesday.

2014-04-17 First Students Graduate From Rural Youth Corps
[SA Info]Six thousand young people graduated from the four-year National Rural Youth Corps (Narysec) programme at Thaba Nchu College of Education in the Free State on Tuesday.

2014-04-17 SA Opposition Warns of 'Zanu-Fication' of ANC
[SW Radio]South Africa's main political opposition has warned against what it calls the 'ZANU-fication' of the ANC government, saying Jacob Zuma's party is increasingly reflecting the values of Robert Mugabe's party.

2014-04-17 Cosatu - Vavi Will Beat the ANC Drum
[Daily Maverick]Cosatu Secretary General Zwelinzima Vavi will be campaigning for the ANC in the upcoming elections, despite his criticism of the government and his allegiances to the National Union of Metalworkers SA (Numsa), Cosatu leaders said on Wednesday after a meeting with the South African Communist Party (SACP). Blade Nzimande took the opportunity to attack former Comrade Ronnie Kasrils and his Vote No campaign.

2014-04-17 Ayisafani - SABC Loses, Freedom of Expression Wins
[Daily Maverick]South Africa's citizens have won rare victory over the SABC, the country's public broadcaster, to carry campaign ads highly critical of the country's president. Is this the start of a new era in media freedom? J. BROOKS SPECTOR contemplates the question, bringing American experience in as comparison.

2014-04-17 Jay Naidoo's Van Zyl Slabbert Memorial Lecture - We Are a Nation Against the Ropes
[Daily Maverick]Two of the University of Stellenbosch's most notorious alumni were, of course, Hendrik Verwoerd and Daniel Francois Malan, the man who dreamt up the word "Apartheid". But the institution has also delivered to this country several visionary democrats and this week, "free agent", Jay Naidoo, paid tribute to one of them, delivering the annual Frederik Van Zyl Slabbert honorary lecture at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study. He also provided some handy geographical tips to the government of the d

2014-04-17 Audi RS7 Sportback - Hammer and Tongs
[Daily Maverick]It all starts with the momentary whirr of the starter - an almost disappointingly puny sound, but one rapidly and unequivocally eclipsed by the angry growl of a V8 being prodded into life. You feel as much as hear the deep, menacing throb from the gutter-sized exhausts, and when you prod the loud pedal, the whole car trembles in anticipation. Meet the meanest road-going Audi of them all: the larger-than-life RS7 Sportback.

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