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2014-12-19 Do Prisoners Have Access to Better Medical Facilities Than the Public?
[Africa Check]South Africa's Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla has said that correctional facilities in South Africa are not the "disease-infested", poorly serviced centres of public perception. Africa Check investigated the claim.

2014-12-19 2014 in Review - a Turbulent Year in South African Politics
[Africa Check]It has been a stormy year in South African politics. We look back at our fact-checks of dodgy data, political spin, false claims, bogus qualifications and a bizarre conspiracy.

2014-12-19 Kashmir Floods - 'I Am Unable to Forget the Scenes of My Village When the Flood Hit'
[The Daily Vox]This past September, devastating floods and landslides in Jammu and Kashmir, led to the deaths of nearly 300 people. In addition, more than 253,000 homes and 648,000 hectares of crop land were damaged or destroyed. A government assessment has estimated that Kashmir has suffered a loss of at least one trillian Indian rupees (about R184-billion).

2014-12-19 SA Vs West Indies, Day Two - Van Zyl Makes a Stellar Test Debut
[Daily Maverick]South Africa continued their dominance on day two of the first Test against the West Indies: Hashim Amla scored his first double hundred as captain while Stiaan van Zyl made a ton on debut; South Africa declared on 552-5.

2014-12-19 Tickets for Bafana Bafana Vs Zambia Friendly On Sale
[SAFA]Bafana Bafana will face Zambia in an international friendly on 4 January at Orlando Stadium - a match that will be used as a farewell match for the Senior Men's National Team before leaving for Central African nation of Gabon en route to the 2015 CAF Orange Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

2014-12-19 IBA Group Releases Website of Its Office in South Africa
[PR Newswire]Johannesburg -IBA Group, an alliance of IT companies with 2,500+ people, launched a website of IBA South Africa, the company's office in South Africa

2014-12-19 Welcome Home, Rolene
[SA Info]A new South African hero was born as Rolene Strauss was crowned Miss World on Sunday, 14 December 2014 in London.

2014-12-19 Press Release - No Good Tidings in Christmas Nuclear Announcement
[Earthlife]As South Africa prepares for Christmas festivities, the government announced on Wednesday the 17th of December 2014, that it is ready to launch a nuclear procurement programme. The announcement comes after the majority of South African households and businesses have experienced emergency load shedding as a result of the poor maintenance of Eskom power stations and transmission lines. The load shedding has left communities and civil society at large wondering if the government is capable of safely operating

2014-12-19 Thumtom to Change the Face of Advertising
[Biz-Community]The Thumbtom Android App for smartphones is reportedly South Africa's first app that actually pays users for viewing ads.

2014-12-19 No EFF Members Are Joining ANC in Gauteng
[EFF]The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Gauteng had the most organised and disciplined fighters at the National Assembly held at the University of Free State; playing a positive role in leading delegates in revolutionary songs and deliberations. The top six national positions have three members of EFF from Gauteng, i.e. Commissars: Nyiko Floyd Shivambu as Deouty President, Advocate Dali Mpofu as Chairperson and Magdeline Moonsammy as the Treasurer.

2014-12-19 The EFF Welcomes the Release of the Cuban Five and Calls for End of Trade Embargo On Cuba
[EFF]The Economic Freedom Fighters welcomes the USA government's decision to release the remaining three of the Cuban Five who had been illegally held in US prisons since 1998. The USA is finally coming to accept that it cannot go on living as if Cuba does not exist and it expressed its intention to "normalise" diplomatic ties with Cuba.

2014-12-19 Rural Eastern Cape Teen Becomes Community Role Model
[Health-e]Avelile was born with HIV. Now, the teenager from rural Eastern Cape never misses a dose of her antiretrovirals (ARVs) - and has become an example to her community.

2014-12-19 Man Charged With Murder for Killing His Four Month Old Child
[SAPS]The man who allegedly killed his child after an argument with his girlfriend has been arrested. He is due to appear in the Ntuzuma Magistrate's Court soon facing murder charges. On 17 December 2014 at about 00:30, the suspect had an argument with his girlfriend at Emaplazini area, Inanda. An angry suspect picked up a child who was sleeping at the time and hit his head against the wall. The child sustained serious head injuries and was taken to a local clinic where he died. A case of murder was opened at In

2014-12-19 Diepsloot Man Arrested and Charged With Perjury for Giving a False Statement Under Oath
[SAPS]A 28-year-old man was arrested on Thursday, 18 December 2014 in Diepsloot for allegedly reporting a false fraud case to the police.

2014-12-19 Western Cape Flying Squad Arrest One Suspect for Possession of Three Illegal Firearms and Ammunition
[SAPS]On Thursday (2014-12-18) at about 18:00 three members attached to Flying Squad Unit Western Cape acted swiftly and followed up on information which led to the arrest of 23 year-old man who was found in possession of three illegal firearms and ammunition. Police searched premises where the suspect resides and confiscated the following: .22 Revolver, Lorcin 9 mm pistol, Helwan 9 mm pistol, 63 rounds of ammunition for different firearms.

2014-12-19 The Chief Justice Has Ordered Western Cape High Court to Hear EFF Matter of Suspension of Its MPs
[EFF]The Economic Freedom Fighters welcomes the decision by the Chief Justice to instruct the Western Cape High Court to hear the matter of the suspension of EFF MPs. This is despite what the Judge President of the Western Cape High Court John Hlophe did to dismiss the case. The Western Cape High Court shall therefore hear matter today, 19 December 2014.

2014-12-19 Farewell to a Lovable Revolutionary
[GroundUp]Sadie Forman (1929-2014) one of the most unconventional, interesting and lovable fighters in the South African anti-apartheid movement, died on the morning of 11 December, aged 85. She spent the last years of her life with her daughter, Sara, in Lewes, in the East Sussex county of England. Her funeral will be held on 23 December.

2014-12-19 Was Defence Intelligence's Secret R1.4 Billion Russian Kondor-E 'Spy Satellite' Launched This Morning in Kazakhstan?
[DA]Roscosmos announced that a Kondor-E earth observation satellite was launched this morning from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

2014-12-19 Case Against Three Alleged Coal Thieves Postponed
[SAPS]The case against three Zimbabwean nationals arrested in connection with the theft of coal from a mine in Ogies, Mpumalanga, has been postponed to the 23th of December 2014 for bail application.

2014-12-19 Durban Detective Nabs Fraudster
[SAPS]A 32-year-old suspect is presently in custody and stands accused of fraud. She was traced and arrested at the Durban High Court recently by a local detective, Constable P Khanyile. At the time she had been making an appearance on similar charges valued at almost R1.5 Million.

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