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FRANCE ENDURES SEVERE DISRUPTION AS MILLIONS OF WORKER GO ON STRIKE

05 December 2019
FRANCE ENDURES SEVERE DISRUPTION AS MILLIONS OF WORKER GO ON STRIKE

  Millions of workers in France, have threatened to strike in protest at being forced to retire later or face reduced pensions. School and transport workers will join police, lawyers, hospital and airport staff in a general walkout. France's la...

HIGH PROFILE CORRUPTION TRIAL BEGINS IN ALGERIA

05 December 2019
HIGH PROFILE CORRUPTION TRIAL BEGINS IN ALGERIA

  The corruption trial for two former Algerian prime ministers, ex-senior political leaders and the automotive industry tycoons has begun in Algiers. Defence lawyers boycotting the first day’s proceedings, however the court president deci...

RAMAPHOSA CONCLUDES GUINEA VISIT

05 December 2019
RAMAPHOSA CONCLUDES GUINEA VISIT

  President Cyril Ramaphosa is working on improving bilateral relations between South Africa and three West African countries. President Cyril Ramaphosa is currently in Accra, Ghana. After concluding talks with Guinea’s President Alpha Co...

SOUTH SUDAN DELIBERATIONS ADJOURN FOR TWO WEEKS

05 December 2019
SOUTH SUDAN DELIBERATIONS ADJOURN FOR TWO WEEKS

  Deputy President David Mabuza concluded a successful working visit to South Sudan, where he chaired the meeting of the Parties to the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan. The Meeting was adjourned and will recon...

SAA TO RECEIVE R2 BILLION LIFELINE FROM NATIONAL TREASURY

05 December 2019
SAA TO RECEIVE R2 BILLION LIFELINE FROM NATIONAL TREASURY

  South African Airways (SAA) will get a R2 billion lifeline from National Treasury in post business rescue commencement funds. Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan made the announcement in a statement early this morning. The airline...

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT OF LAND UNDERWAY AS PARLIAMENT DELIBERATES SECTION 25

04 December 2019
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT OF LAND UNDERWAY AS PARLIAMENT DELIBERATES SECTION 25

  Parliament’s Ad Hoc Committee to initiate amending Section 25 of the Constitution, received a briefing yesterday on where land and any improvements thereon are expropriated for the purposes of land reform, the amount of compensation pay...

SOUTH AFRICA’S MUNICIPALITY DEBT WITH ESKOM SITS AT R26 BILLION

04 December 2019
SOUTH AFRICA’S MUNICIPALITY DEBT WITH ESKOM SITS AT R26 BILLION

  The total debt owed by different municipalities to Eskom has escalated from R1.2 billion in 2013 to over R26 billion this year. Salga, an umbrella body representing all municipalities, says one of the reasons municipalities could not honour t...

SA IN BILATERAL DISCUSSIONS WITH THREE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

04 December 2019
SA IN BILATERAL DISCUSSIONS WITH THREE WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES

  President Cyril Ramaphosa has kicked off his working visits to three West African countries - starting in Guinea today. The working visits are set to provide an opportunity for South Africa to explore new areas of cooperation with Guinea, Gha...

TWO KZN POST OFFICE MANAGERS IN COURT FOR FRAUD ALLEGEDLY LINKED TO SASSA GRANTS

04 December 2019
TWO KZN POST OFFICE MANAGERS IN COURT FOR FRAUD ALLEGEDLY LINKED TO SASSA GRANTS

  Two Post Office managers appeared in the Durban Commercial Crime Court on Monday, on charges of fraud, allegedly linked to South African Social Security Agency grants.During a join operation, conducted recently in Ethekwini, two branch manage...

KZN residents prepare for more rainfall

04 December 2019
KZN residents prepare for more rainfall

  Disaster teams are on high alert after the weather service issued a warning for gale force winds, severe thunderstorms and torrential rain in parts of KwaZulu-Natal. The South African Weather Service says there is a possibility of severe...

HEATWAVE FOLLOWED BY SEVERE THUNDERSHOWERS

03 December 2019
HEATWAVE FOLLOWED BY SEVERE THUNDERSHOWERS

  A HEATWAVE with persistently high temperatures will be experienced over Gauteng today until 11pm. The SA weather service has warned the public to avoid strenuous outdoor activities and to drink plenty of water. Totally different weather condi...

UN WARNS OF ‘CATASTROPHIC DISASTER’ IF GLOBAL TEMPERATURE RISE EXCEEDS 1.5°C

03 December 2019
UN WARNS OF ‘CATASTROPHIC DISASTER’ IF GLOBAL TEMPERATURE RISE EXCEEDS 1.5°C

  At COP25, climate conference currently underway, the UN’s Secretary-General António Guterres’ has stressed the need to end coal dependence. Guterres says that in several regions of the world, coal power plants continue to b...

FUEL INCREASES ON WEDNESDAY

03 December 2019
FUEL INCREASES ON WEDNESDAY

  For consumers planning road trips, they will have to digdeeper into their pockets this December, as the price of petrol is set to increase by twenty two cents per litre on Wednesday. Both grades of diesel will decrease by 14 and 15 cents per...

VIOLENCE IN OLIEVENHOUTBOSCH & WIERDABRUG CONDEMNED

03 December 2019
VIOLENCE IN OLIEVENHOUTBOSCH & WIERDABRUG CONDEMNED

  Gauteng's Provincial Commissioner of police has condemned the violence, and called for restraint following three separate incidents on Monday IN OLIEVENHOUTBOSCH AND WIERDABRUG, where a total of five victims lost their lives and nine were inj...

AFRICAN STATES DISCUSS WAY FORWARD PLANS WITH SOUTH SUDAN

03 December 2019
AFRICAN STATES DISCUSS WAY FORWARD PLANS WITH SOUTH SUDAN

  Meetings are currently underway in South Sudan to look at a Resolution of Conflict for the country. The consultative meeting aims for consensus on the remaining issues that led to the extension of the pre-transitional period. Deputy President...

TURKEY STOPS TRUCK WITH 82 MIGRANTS BOUND FOR EUROPE

12 November 2019
TURKEY STOPS TRUCK WITH 82 MIGRANTS BOUND FOR EUROPE

  Turkey seized a truck carrying 82 migrants in the coastal town of Ayvacik on Monday. Soldiers reportedly stopped the truck on suspicion and seized some 82 Afghan migrants bound to travel to Europe by sea. The migrants were sent to a repatriat...

"HAZARDOUS" SMOKY HAZE COVERS SUBURBS IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

12 November 2019
"HAZARDOUS" SMOKY HAZE COVERS SUBURBS IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

  Australian fighters are using aerial firefighting methods to save homes in one of Sydney’s suburbs as flames spread dangerously close to residential areas. Sydney, home to five million is forecasting high temperatures of 37 degrees Cels...

ISRAELI GUNFIRE KILLS PALESTINIAN ON THE WEST BANK

12 November 2019
ISRAELI GUNFIRE KILLS PALESTINIAN ON THE WEST BANK

  Israeli’s military spokesperson has reportedly confirmed sending troops into the Al-Aroub refugee camp, near Hebron city in pursuit of local Palestinians who had reportedly thrown rocks at cars. A 22-year-old, Omar Badawi, was shot in t...

ISRAELI FORCES TARGET OPPOSITION COMMANDER ABU AL-ATTA’S HOME IN GAZA

12 November 2019
ISRAELI FORCES TARGET OPPOSITION COMMANDER ABU AL-ATTA’S HOME IN GAZA

  Resistance groups in Gaza reportedly responded with rockets into Israel, in reaction to the slaying of Baha Abu Al-Atta, a Palestinian opposition commander, during an air raid on his home in Gaza, during the early hours of this morning. Israe...

KZN ON HIGH ALERT WITH HEAVY RAINFALL

12 November 2019
KZN ON HIGH ALERT WITH HEAVY RAINFALL

  Current forecasts are showing persistent rainfall over the next three days with anticipated thunderstorms.Rainfall is expected in the central and northern regions of eThekwini, potentially impacting river levels. Due to saturated ground condi...

HOME AFFAIRS RELAXES TRAVEL RULES FOR FOREIGN CHILDREN

12 November 2019
HOME AFFAIRS RELAXES TRAVEL RULES FOR FOREIGN CHILDREN

  Foreign children will now be allowed enter and depart South Africa without carrying additional supporting documents such as birth certificates and consent letters. The Department of Home Affairs says they have communicated the changes to immi...

DELHI RESIDENTS COMPLAIN OF BREATHING PROBLEMS AS QUALITY OF AIR DECLINES

11 November 2019
DELHI RESIDENTS COMPLAIN OF BREATHING PROBLEMS AS QUALITY OF AIR DECLINES

  Hundreds of New Delhi residents are complaining of serious breathing problems, as the quality of air in the city deteriorates further. Delhi, a city of joggers has been choked by thick smog leading to authorities declaring a state of emergenc...

FRESH PROTESTS GRIP IRAQ

11 November 2019
FRESH PROTESTS GRIP IRAQ

  Protesters were back on the streets of Iraqi cities on Sunday (Nov 10), despite security forces killing at least five people the day before in central Baghdad. Live ammunition was used on demonstrators as well as tear gas and sound bombs. The...

POLICE HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL AS PROTESTS CONTINUE AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

11 November 2019
POLICE HAVE THEIR HANDS FULL AS PROTESTS CONTINUE AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

  Protestors are angry about what they see as police brutality.  Hong Kong police were undeterred by violent confrontation with protestors who were demonstrating against police brutality. Police fired tear gas in a university after student...

HONG KONG POLICE SHOOT PROTESTORS AS CHAOS CONTINUES ACROSS THE CITY

11 November 2019
HONG KONG POLICE SHOOT PROTESTORS AS CHAOS CONTINUES ACROSS THE CITY

  Hong Kong police opened fire at Protestors this morning as chaos erupted across the city, a day after officers fired tear gas to break up demonstrations that are now entering their sixth month. The latest violence comes after a student died i...

JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH ENDS 25-YEAR-OLD LAND DEAL BETWEEN JORDAN & ISRAEL

11 November 2019
JORDAN’S KING ABDULLAH ENDS 25-YEAR-OLD LAND DEAL BETWEEN JORDAN & ISRAEL

  Jordan’s King Abdullah has formally declared an end to the 25-year-old LAND deal between Jordan and Israel. The deal allowed Israeli farmers to cultivate land along the border between the two countries. Most Jordanians saw this as a hum...

THE PROBABILITY OF LOADSHEDDING REMAINS

11 November 2019
THE PROBABILITY OF LOADSHEDDING REMAINS

Eskom says they did not implement rotational loadshedding since 5am on Friday (8 Nov), however the system continues to remain extremely constrained and at risk. The generating plant is performing at very low levels of reliability. There is no loadsh...

HK AIMS TO UPHOLD MEDIA FREEDOM

05 November 2019
HK AIMS TO UPHOLD MEDIA FREEDOM

  Hong Kong’s Acting Chief Executive, Matthew Cheung has pledged to “cherish and safeguard” press freedom in the city amid continuing protests. On Monday (Nov. 4), several journalists from the public broadcaster and other loca...

EAST ASIA FREE TRADE IN THE PIPELINE

05 November 2019
EAST ASIA FREE TRADE IN THE PIPELINE

  Negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Partnership, also known as (RCEP) have made a major breakthrough, following a meeting to craft its way forward. Officials said this marks a strong step in the construction of an...

U.S. TO EXIT PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

05 November 2019
U.S. TO EXIT PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD

  The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations that it will withdraw IN 2020, the United States from the Paris Agreement that was signed by former President Barack Obama in 2015. The United States, the world’s largest...

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Indonesian Airlines Lion Air has confirmed that cracks have been found on two of Boeing 737 NG (NEXT GENERATION) fleet, adding to the number of domestic airlines with similar crack findings. One month ago, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration reported that Boeing had discovered structural cracks on an aircraft undergoing modifications and similar cracks in some additional planes. Last year, a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crashed in October in Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers on board. In march this year an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 plane also crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 passengers.

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