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2014-08-23 Opposition Party Stirs Political Upheaval
[Deutsche Welle]South Africa's parliament is to appoint a special committee to investigate lawmakers of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The party disrupted parliamentary proceedings.

2014-08-22 S. African President Walks Out of Parliament Amid Chaos
[VOA]Johannesburg -The South African parliament was plunged into chaos yet again Thursday, forcing President Jacob Zuma to walk out in the middle of his address to the national assembly.

2014-08-23 Sasol Banyana Banyana Arrive in Zambia
[SAFA]Sasol Banyana Banyana arrived safely in Lusaka, Zambia, on Thursday afternoon for their friendly match against the Zambian women's national team, She-polopolo.

2014-08-23 Eastern Cape Edge Limpopo in Third Place Playoff
[SAFA]Eastern Cape beat Limpopo 1-0 in the losers final of the SAFA Regional Women's League U19 Championship at Thohoyandou stadium on Firday.

2014-08-22 South Africa Names Squad for Nigeria Clash
[Premium Times]The new coach of South Africa's National team- Bafana Bafana, Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba, has invited as much as 34 players for the two upcoming 2015 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, qualifying matches against the Super Eagles of Nigeria, and Sudanese national side.

2014-08-22 EFF in Parliament - Charges Laid
[Daily Maverick]Right when South Africa was set to have its own YouTube video of Members of Parliament coming to blows and the police treating elected leaders like violent protestors, calm was restored. Almost. GREG NICOLSON looks at the charges that were laid after Thursday's parliamentary protest by the Economic Freedom Fighters.

2014-08-22 We Will Not Be Held to Ransom - SABC
[SAPA]The SABC will not allow itself to be held to ransom by actors, the public broadcaster's COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng said on Friday.

2014-08-22 Little Co-operation Over SABC Report - Lawyer
[SAPA]Cape Town -There has been little co-operative governance so far in resolving conflict over Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's report on SABC COO Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the Western Cape High Court heard on Wednesday.

2014-08-22 Mashaba Announces Bafana Squad for Afcon Qualifiers
[SAFA]New Bafana Bafana coach Ephraim 'Shakes' Mashaba has announced a squad of 34 players for the two upcoming CAF ORANGE Africa Cup of Nations, Morocco 2015 qualifying matches against Sudan and Nigeria.

2014-08-22 SAA Increases Flights to Lagos and Johannesburg
[Guardian]SOUTH AFRICAN Airways (SAA) has increased frequency between Lagos and Johannesburg from 7 to 8 services per week effective 2 September 2014.

2014-08-22 Op-Ed - Has Democracy Been Consolidated in South Africa?
[Daily Maverick]Much argument over South African democracy revolves around the electoral dominance of the ANC and its repeated re-election as ruling party. Ten years ago I argued that there was nothing about ANC electoral dominance, in itself, that was necessarily antagonistic to constitutionalism. This was shown in political history, amongst other places in Sweden, where stable democracy coexisted with decades-long electoral dominance of the Social Democrats.

2014-08-22 Sh*t the EFF Will Do - Break Parliament
[Daily Maverick]On Thursday, the EFF have stepped up their parliamentary-insurrectionist campaign, baiting President Zuma over the upgrades to his presidential palace in Nkandla. When the smoke finally cleared, and the riot cops had holstered their Glocks, South Africa had entered the Age of Rage. In the Big House, chaos now rules.

2014-08-22 Cricket - SA Complete Zim Whitewash As Quinton De Kock Continues to Shine
[Daily Maverick]South Africa won their three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe 0-3 on Thursday, despite playing three relative rookies. They did their jobs aptly, but the player who stood out most was Quinton de Kock.

2014-08-22 Mini Cooper - a Big Little Car
[Daily Maverick]The third Mini generation to make its appearance since the British brand became part of the BMW stable may have grown in size (again), but in dynamic terms, it still epitomises the cheeky adolescence of the truly tiny original. Besides, its underpinnings are so good that they'll soon be shared by some BMW models ... DEON SCHOEMAN drives the enticingly chuckable, and highly entertaining, base-model Mini Cooper.

2014-08-22 By Accident or By Design - Cape Town's Festival of Invention
[Daily Maverick]The naming of Cape Town as the World Design Capital may have been met with cynicism in some circles, but if you took a peek at this month's Open Design Festival, you'd be forgiven for being swept away by it all. It's crammed full of exciting inventions and is, to borrow a phrase from the writer's children, 'kak cool'. And you don't have much time left to experience it, so you'd better get cracking.

2014-08-22 Leeuwkop Max C - Inmates Claim Abuse and Torture, Turn to Courts for Relief
[Daily Maverick]After Llewellyn Smith was brutally assaulted, stripped naked, electro-shocked and tortured in the Leeuwkop Max C prison showers last week, his wife Malanie brought an urgent application in the South Gauteng High Court requesting that her husband was granted permission to see a private medical practitioner, that he was x-rayed and permitted to lay charges with the SAPS.

2014-08-22 Dance - Unmute - Charting Unspoken Truths in Supercool Venue
[Daily Maverick]Capetonians love to casually claim their culture capital status, but hate to have to actually own it. With more art, theatre and music than you could shake a fist at, the empty seats on any given night bear testament to that other side of Capetonian character... the infamously flakey 'RSVPossibly bru'. The fact is, if we want to be able to boast of the African avant-garde, we probably need to actually go to some of it every now and again.

2014-08-22 An Open Letter to Fellow Activists Across the Globe
[Daily Maverick]Building from below and beyond borders.

2014-08-22 The Day Madness Ruled - Mayhem in Parliament As EFF Demands Zuma
[Daily Maverick]Of course it was destined to happen. The moment Julius Malema tackled President Jacob Zuma on the Nkandla issue was always going to cause pandemonium. But when it did, a constellation of shame followed. A president who shows disdain for parliamentary accountability, a Speaker who abuses her powers, Members of Parliament who have no respect for that hallowed institution, a state which deploys heavily armed riot police to fight political battles.

2014-08-22 Enchanting Cirque √Čloize Id - Melding Circus Glamour With Street Grit
[Daily Maverick]I'm going to jump right in and say it - I loved this show so much that I'd go back again this evening. And the next night too. Cirque √Čloize ID is the most infectious fun-filled show you can imagine. No, you can't even imagine it really, unless you're a world-class theatrical producer yourself. Which you aren't, so you really ought to book some tickets and if you have stroppy teenagers in the family, take them too.

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