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2016-05-24 Sundowns Bounce Back in Champions League
[CAJ News] Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns have bounced back in the African Champions League competition through the back door after their opponents in the final qualifying round AS Vita Club of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) were disqualified for using an ineligible player.

2016-05-24 SA to Host Palestinian President
[] Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma will on Wednesday host President Mahmoud Abbas of Palestine, who will be on a working visit to South Africa.

2016-05-24 Chemists Make Cancer Treatment Breakthrough
[Daily Maverick] Two South African chemists have made a breakthrough in cancer research, which paves the way for early diagnosis and specialised treatment based on each cancer's unique genetic expression pattern. MARELISE VAN DER MERWE spoke to Dr Kevin Naidoo, one of the researchers who made the discovery.

2016-05-24 Does Nigeria's Kaduna State Have More Gold Than South Africa?
[Africa Check] The governor of Kaduna state in Nigeria, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai, told potential investors that the state has "all the data" to prove that it has more gold than South Africa. Where is it? Africa Check went looking.

2016-05-24 South African Start-Up Wins SWIFT Contest
[EA Business] Mauritius -The Innotribe Startup Challenge attendees selected the three most promising FinTech companies during its second annual showcase for Africa. The event was held in Mauritius, in partnership with SWIFT's African Regional Conference (ARC).

2016-05-24 Prosecutor to Challenge Order On Zuma Corruption Charges
[Deutsche Welle] South Africa's prosecutor plans to appeal a court decision saying President Zuma should face hundreds of graft charges. A court recently recommended that Zuma face the charges after they were dropped in 2009.

2016-05-24 Junior Wheelchair Stars Down Russia in Japan
[Sascoc] South Africa's wheelchair tennis junior team delivered a strong performance on day two of the BNP Paribas World Team Cup at the Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan with a 2-1 defeat over Russia.

2016-05-24 Zuma Wives' Cars Could Have Funded 116 Students
[DA] R8.6 million was spent on Zuma's wives' cars in the last five financial years, according to a parliamentary reply received today. These cars include such high-end luxury makes as Range Rovers, Land Rover Discoveries and Audi Q7s.

2016-05-24 Minister Notes Rhino Horn Court Judgment
[] Pretoria -Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has noted a judgment handed down by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) regarding the moratorium on the domestic trade in rhino horn.

2016-05-24 Unlocking the Potential of SA's Oceans
[] For many people, an ocean is often associated with fun, relaxation, and escape. It is a place where families and loved ones visit to unwind and enjoy the beauty of nature. However, there is more that the oceans do than produce fish and serve as the centre of attraction for beach goers, writes Chris Bathembu.

2016-05-24 MEC Mashatile Condemns Hammanskraal Violence
[] Pretoria -The Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs and Human Settlements MEC in Gauteng, Paul Mashatile, has expressed concern over the violent protest in Hammanskraal.

2016-05-24 Wostmann Can Run Her Way to More SA Running Records At Comrades
[Sascoc] Sunday sees Caroline Wöstmann (KPMG) trying to achieve something that no other female athlete has done before.

2016-05-24 Makhura's Attack On Mashaba Shows ANC Is Panicking
[DA] Yesterday, Gauteng Premier David Makhura, launched a bizarre attack on the the DA's mayoral candidate, Herman Mashaba.

2016-05-24 New Public Protector Must Be Loyal to the Rule of Law and Constitution
[DA] The process to appoint a new Public Protector, will begin today with the adoption of draft resolution in the House this afternoon. In this regard a multiparty Ad Hoc Committee will be established in order to interview candidates ahead of Adv. Thuli Madonsela's non-renewable seven year term expiring in October of this year.

2016-05-24 On 3 August We Must Paint Klapmuts and Stellenbosch Blue
[DA] The following remarks were delivered by the DA Leader during a campaign stop in the Stellenbosch Municipality. He was joined by DA Stellenbosch Mayoral Candidate, Gesie van Deventer.

2016-05-24 Toyota Launches New Models
[] President Jacob Zuma will today officially launch the new generation Toyota Hilux and Fortuner in Prospecton, Durban.

2016-05-24 Presidency Powers Not Extended to Premiers' Appointment
[] Pretoria -The Presidency says it does not have powers to appoint Premiers, who according to the Constitution, are elected by the relevant provincial legislatures.

2016-05-24 Cosatu Supports the NUM's March to Gold Fields South Deep Mine Against Victimisation and Lack of Transformation
[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions supports the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) march to the Gold Fields South Deep mine today. The union will hand over a memorandum raising a myriad of issues including unfair labour practices. We support the NUM in opposing the company's five year Employment Equity plan for 2016 and are also are behind its call for the transformation of the mine management that remains dominated by white people.

2016-05-24 Local Elections 2016 Date Proclaimed
[] Pretoria -Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) Minister Des van Rooyen has called an election of all municipal councils and set 3 August 2016 as the date of the Local Government Election.

2016-05-24 Calls to 'Revive' Syria Negotiations
[] Cape Town -International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Nomaindia Mfeketo says the only resolution to the instability in Syria can only be through negotiations between government, opposition parties and concerned stakeholders.

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