State ownership key to jobs, growth – SACP

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The South African Communist Party (SACP) said in its year-end statement that the ‘private profit motive’ was to blame for soaring unemployment, and that an

No bail for SANDF weapons-theft suspects

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A captain and two lieutenants of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) are among the 12 men who will spend New Year behind bars

Eskom tariff hike shows ‘contempt for the public’

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The power utility’s application to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for a 16.6% tariff increase ‘marked a new level of arrogance and

Ruins of ancient palace uncovered in Mexico

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Archaeologists in Mexico believe the ruins of a large palace on the site of the ancient city of Kulubá in Yucatán state date back more

Fees Must Fall activist released on parole

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Kanya Cekeshe, who was serving an eight-year sentence for trying to set a police van alight in a 2016 #FeesMustFall protest, was released on Christmas

Power hikes, carbon tax to cost thousands of jobs – mining body

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Minerals Council of SA has warned that increased electricity tariffs over the next three years, coupled with the carbon tax, threaten more than 100 000 mining

Macron forfeits benefits to offset Christmas strike outrage

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As French transport strikes disrupted Christmas travel, President Emmanuel Macron announced that he would give up his own generous presidential pension in an attempt to

Christmas collection for victims of bus fire

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South Africans moved by the plight of a group of Zimbabweans who lost all their luggage in a fire which destroyed the bus they were

Alarm over report that SA sport to be ‘nationalised’

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A weekend report that the government has published an amendment bill to ‘nationalise’ the country’s sporting bodies has caused in alarm in sport circles. Rapport

Addis aims high

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Ethiopia has entered the space age with the Friday launch of its first satellite – from a space station in China. Solomon Belay, director general