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Bangladesh are scheduled to play a one-day international in Christchurch on 17 March and are likely to be in the city on 15 March, two years to the day after a gunman killed 51 Muslim worshippers at two mosques and wounded another 40.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:24 am
In addition to testing sustainable dairy products, the group plans to encourage work on plant-based dairy alternatives, it added.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:10 am
Pell, 79, a former high-powered treasurer tasked by Pope Francis to clean up the Vatican's finances, spent more than a year in prison before he was acquitted and freed by Australia's High Court in April.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 9:07 am
Twenty-two current SAPS members as well as six former police officers are among the 42 accused.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:59 am
Ouma Katriena Esau from Upington who teaches the San language, N!UU, to youth in her community, globally acclaimed Ndebele artist Dr Esther Mahlangu and indigenous music expert Gogo Madosini Mphahleni, who lives in Langa, have been honoured for their work.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:56 am
Large water tanks are emptied in a matter of hours, says community leader.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:48 am
Call for state to form compact with civil society to drive land reform.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:23 am
The new party was launched by former City of Joburg mayor, Herman Mashaba, at the end of last month.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:13 am
Not a single dodgy deal uncovered by reporters has been dealt with by the state watchdog.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 8:07 am
Members of the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (Sactwu) are demanding increases in wages and night shift allowances, among other demands.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:58 am
Africa has weathered the coronavirus pandemic relatively well in terms of infections and deaths, though its economies have been badly ravaged.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:42 am
The City of Cape Town's dams are nearly filled to capacity.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:29 am
Pyongyang is subject to a range of restrictions imposed since 2017 that limit its oil imports and ban exports of coal, fish and textiles.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:22 am
Only 32% of Prasa's 34 corridors are functioning at the moment but the agency aims to reopen three more from next month.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:18 am
The Teddy Bear Foundation's director, Dr Shaheda Omar, said that the restrictions on movement trapped many children inside their abusive homes.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 7:08 am
The truck ploughed into the vehicles before it veered off the road in Pinetown on Monday night.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:49 am
Ricky Phungula's nephew Mxolisi and five other people were shot on Saturday night after they were forced out of the vehicle they were travelling in.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:47 am
The Gauteng Health Department has attributed the increase in active cases to people ignoring social distancing and choosing not to wear masks.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:38 am
The grim outlook on the data is based on the GDP's performance in the second half of the year, which saw the country fall deeper into recession with the economy shrinking by 16.4%.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:32 am
The hard, nationwide lockdown worsened problems for operators like Mango airlines, which ended up defaulting on its payments to creditors.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 6:13 am
By suspending some aid, the US has reopened the debate on whether developing countries should depend on foreign aid to realise their economic goals.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:59 am
The high ranking member was arrested on Monday in connection with the rape of his two daughters.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:54 am
He is yet to confirm or deny that he personally devised a scheme that paid R600 million to building material suppliers before any work was actually done
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:43 am
Cosatu's planned protest action over corruption will take place in every province on 7 October and are likely to affect the public service more than any other industry.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:32 am
The magistrate said that there's enough evidence for the trio to be tried potentially in the High Court.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:26 am
The demonstrators are temporary workers employed by contractors and Eskom Rotek Industries.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 5:18 am
Nomfundo Mkhonza (34), her boyfriend Nkanyiso Mthembu and four other people were returning from a party on Saturday night when they were ordered out of their car and shot.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:51 am
Man-made climate change has increased surface temperatures across the planet, leading to atmospheric instability and amplifying extreme weather events, such as storms.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:45 am
Former President Jacob Zuma said he has always been prepared to cooperate with the state capture commission in spite of his views about its legality, Zondo's suitability for the job and what he calls their personal relations.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:28 am
The number of people worldwide who have died of COVID-19 has passed 1 million, with many regions still reporting surging numbers of new infections.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:19 am
Detective Brett Hankison rejected grand jury charges unveiled last week that accused him of 'wanton endangerment,' for wildly and blindly shooting into adjacent apartments during the raid that saw Taylor shot dead by two other officers.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 4:14 am
Rafael nadal defeated Egor Gerasimov, the world number 83 from Belarus, 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 to launch his assault on a 13th French Open title, 15 years after triumphing on his debut.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 3:43 am
Goals from Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota saw off the Gunners, who had won their opening two league games of the season.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 3:32 am
The scoop from 'The New York Times', reporting that Trump paid only $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017, and none at all for 10 of the previous 15 years, was a shot to the jugular of the self-described billionaire.
Posted: September 29, 2020, 3:15 am
The world champions are scheduled to play two matches each against Argentina, hosts Australia, and fierce rivals New Zealand between 7 November and 12 December.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:00 pm
The 39-year-old American made a slow but successful start to her latest pursuit of Margaret Court's record with a 7-6 (7/2), 6-0 win over Kristie Ahn in the French Open first round on Monday.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:52 pm
The WHO said the $600 million scheme would enable low- and middle-income countries to close the dramatic gap in testing for the new coronavirus.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:42 pm
Your EWN Weather Watch update for Tuesday, 29 September 2020.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:28 pm
Details of the work that went into this year's festival, showcased from the end of June to the beginning of July, were presented during Africa's Webinar on COVID-19 on Monday afternoon.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:04 pm
On Saturday, the Metal Theft Unit acted on a tip-off and caught three suspects with three metres of electric cable and 13 bundles of copper wire at a house in Westbank.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:59 pm
CSA will schedule this competition in the second half of the 2020/21 season.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:56 pm
The demonstrators are temporary workers employed by contractors and Eskom Rotek Industries.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:50 pm
Government announced that public funds would be used to inject the money to start a new national carrier.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:47 pm
A letter from the former president to the deputy Chief Justice follows a subpoena issued by Raymond Zondo for Jacob Zuma to appear before the commission on a non-negotiable basis.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:19 pm
According to the Amsterdam-based club, the ambitions and results in Amsterdam were in too great a contrast to the development of the football market in South Africa.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:13 pm
They were apparently told that they would receive only 25% of their pay this month, instead of the 50% they were promised.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:06 pm
This comes after South African Airways (SAA) Technical suspended its services to Mango due to non-payment.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:02 pm
Nthimotse Mokhesi told the state capture commission on Monday that in hindsight he should not have entered into the deal, which saw businessman Edwin Sodi paying the money for his house.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:59 pm
The competition went into lockdown with the rest of South Africa at the end of March but returns with three added teams and a chase to a unique finale in November.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:55 pm
The New York Times has reported that Donald Trump paid only $750 in federal income tax in 2016 and 2017, and none at all for 10 of the previous 15 years.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:44 pm
The 16-year-old Eldorado Park boy was shot while returning home from the shops in August.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:13 pm
Schools have been shut for the past six months as part of measures to curb the spread of coronavirus.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:09 pm
Among the list of demands which Cosatu will make to government during a strike next week is that the families of politicians should be barred from doing business with the state.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:38 pm
Nine people in total were killed in two separate incidents at the weekend.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:55 pm
They were attacked by four armed men in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:38 pm
As the global death toll breaches the million mark, these are the worst-affected countries in terms of fatalities and cases, as of September 28 at 1100 GMT.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 2:14 pm
EWN will not name the accused to protect the children involved. However, the ANC confirmed on Monday he was suspended.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:53 pm
The Sudan Family Support Programme aims to give some 32 million people, or around 80% of the population, 500 Sudanese pounds (nine dollars at the official rate, or just over two dollars on the black market) per person per month for a year,
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:39 pm
Over the weekend, nine people - comprising two river guides and seven guests - were reported overdue from a paddle on rafts.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:26 pm
Germany began to ease stringent measures from late April after weeks of lockdown brought new infections down from a peak of around 6,000 daily.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 1:12 pm
South African Airways needs more than R10 billion for the restructuring of the embattled airline.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 12:54 pm
An order from US President Donald Trump sought to ban new downloads of the app at the end of Sunday, but allowed until November 12 for a second phase aimed at stopping TikTok from operating in the US entirely.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:59 am
A group of activists operating under the name #WeSeeYou have occupied a Camps Bay mansion. But who are these activists and why are they doing this? EWN has put together a fact file on each of them.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:47 am
At the core of its fight with the government is the failure to deal with corruption and the public service wage increase dispute.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:45 am
Drought is a natural phenomenon. But there's a lot more we can do as government and people to mitigate against the effects of it, writes Yonela Diko.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:30 am
Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) - a splinter group of the Boko Haram jihadist group - on Sunday opened fire on the convoy of Borno state governor Babagana Umara Zulum near the town of Baga on the shores of Lake Chad.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:16 am
Free State Housing HOD Nthimotse Mokhesi said that he agreed with Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo that Blackhead, a company paid R255 million to audit and remove asbestos, misrepresented its expertise to get the job.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 11:14 am
All three accused in the Nathaniel Julies murder case have been denied bail.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:59 am
Felicien Kabuga, who is 84 according to officials but claims to be 87, was arrested in May at his home outside Paris after 25 years on the run.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:49 am
The incident occurred over the weekend when four armed men broke into the house.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:29 am
The struggling state-owned entity said it experienced a dramatic reduction in revenue during the lockdown period and is currently looking at ways to improve cash flows.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:22 am
The 33-year-old former England international converted two penalties and scored one from open play as the 2016 champions came from 1-0 down at the Etihad on Sunday.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 10:09 am
The notorious gang has carried out many high-end jewellery heists in Johannesburg over the years.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 9:53 am
Of the 10 charges, one relates to an allegation that he attempted to assault a learner and the other charges relate to him not getting teachers and pupils back to school in August as per the directive of the provincial education department.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 9:49 am
President Cyril Ramaphosa said that improvements were continuing in municipal debt collection and despite load shedding, maintenance work was continuing at power stations.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 9:04 am
Ennerdale residents have joined people from other communities in Lenasia south and Lawley in a demonstration that started in the early hours of Monday morning.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:50 am
It's been a week since the group of seven people booked and occupied the luxury house. The group only paid for the weekend but refused to check out. The move is aimed at drawing attention to land and housing issues.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:46 am
Wuhan, the central Chinese city and ground zero of the virus, has flaunted its rebound with packed pool parties and bustling amusement parks.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:31 am
Police Minister Bheki Cele is expected to visit the affected families on Monday before giving an update on investigations.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 8:21 am
At least 41 people, including several police officers, face charges of money laundering, corruption and theft.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:54 am
Nicholas Pooran dived cat-like to grab the ball at full stretch six feet (two metres) over the boundary before twisting in mid-air and backhanding it over the rope a split-second before he hit the ground.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:51 am
Last year, Nongluck Chairuettichai qualified for Thailand's national longboard team - the oldest member ever to join the squad.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:41 am
Clinton Hartnick was arrested shortly after it emerged that a 20-year-old woman had been attacked while quarantining at a facility near Mossel Bay earlier this month.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:31 am
Hawks officials said that they had been monitoring human trafficking operations for a year and conducted raids in Kuruman and in Rustenberg.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:26 am
Financial experts are extremely concerned that half a year has gone by since President Cyril Ramaphosa first introduced the lockdown and yet there is still no adopted economic recovery plan.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 7:17 am
The president has used his weekly newsletter, to touch on the country's energy crisis and how government plans to stabilise the situation at least in the short-term.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:46 am
Over the past few months, several bodies were discovered among bushes along the seaside road between Khayelitsha, Mitchells Plain and Strandfontein.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:35 am
The Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said that protesters had blocked roads in Lawley, Lenasia south and Ennerdale.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:20 am
We can draw encouragement, confidence and hope from the measures we are taking now to address our immediate electricity challenges, writes the president.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:16 am
With just five weeks to go until the US election, the German government's coordinator for relations with the United States and Canada, Peter Beyer, insisted there were more shared interests than differences.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 6:04 am
"After the revolution... I thought it's the right time to come back... despite the luxury people enjoy in the West," said Mohamed, who now heads the Sudanese Mineral Resources Company's health and environment department.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:59 am
On Saturday night, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck approximately 1,600 kilometres southeast of South Africa. That same evening a tremor measuring 2.5 was felt in Durbanville, Cape Town and another slightly less powerful one on Sunday.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:56 am
However, the Vaal Dam in Gauteng has hit a new low, with levels sitting at just under 34%. The same downward trend can be seen at dams across KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and the North West.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:29 am
The worst skirmishes since 2016 have raised the spectre of a fresh war between the ex-Soviet rivals, locked since the early 1990s in a stalemate over the Armenia-backed breakaway region of Nagorny Karabakh.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 5:18 am
The president has suspended the minister's salary for three months instead allocating the money to the solidarity fund to support the country's response to the pandemic.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:57 am
The three women and the two men were gunned down on Saturday in an attack in Kwandengezi.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:43 am
Before the pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa had big plans for the fourth industrial revolution in the country, improving people's lives through technology. But the lockdown has exposed just how far behind South Africa is compared with other countries.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:26 am
The Health Ministry says 1,268 new infections were picked up over the past day, pushing the number of known cases in this country to almost 671,000.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:16 am
On Sunday 2230 GMT, the disease had claimed 1,000,009 victims from 33,018,877 recorded infections, according to an AFP tally using official sources.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:12 am
The 'New York Times' alleged the billionaire president paid just $750 federal income taxes in 2016 - the year he won the White House - and 2017, and no federal income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years because he reported losing more money than he made.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 4:04 am
Nadal, the undisputed king of clay, needs one more major to equal Roger Federer's record of 20, but the Spaniard comes to Paris short of preparation and unhappy with the French Open's choice of new balls.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:44 am
Jamie Vardy's hat-trick dealt an early blow to Manchester City's hopes of wrestling back the Premier League title as they conceded three penalties in a 5-2 defeat to Leicester.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:41 am
The AFP tally of the death toll is only provisional, but it provides a reference point for comparing the new coronavirus with that of other viruses, past and present.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:18 am
The figure was the lowest daily rise in infections in Victoria since June 12 and came as residents of the state capital Melbourne saw a raft other virus restrictions also eased.
Posted: September 28, 2020, 3:10 am
European champions Bayern Munich suffered a first defeat for 10 month when their 23-match winning run was ended by a shock 4-1 Bundesliga loss at Hoffenheim.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 4:58 pm
Lesufi said the paper has already been set and it should remain the same.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 4:43 pm
Officers described Saturday night's attack in Kwandengezi as an execution-style massacre.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:38 pm
The Council of Geoscience urged the public not to panic as the are no imminent threats to public safety.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 3:13 pm
"I will be strongly demanding a Drug Test of Sleepy Joe Biden prior to, or after, the Debate on Tuesday night," Trump tweeted.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 2:16 pm
Police said the brothers were drinking with two friends in the Jojweni locality when an argument ensued.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 2:05 pm
Kubayi-Ngubane thanked South Africans who visited various attractions across the country which she says has given the industry a much-needed boost.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 1:40 pm
Dozens of people took part in rare protests in recent days in several villages in Egypt, according to videos shared widely on social media, especially by sympathisers of the Muslim Brotherhood, an outlawed Islamist group.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 12:33 pm
Five suspects were handcuffed during the operation in Rustenburg and in Kuruman on Sunday.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 12:29 pm
The motive of the killing is not known at this stage.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 12:08 pm
More than a 100 such volunteers have died since January.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 11:51 am
The City of Cape Town is concerned by the attacks on its officials while carrying out their duties to assist residents.
Posted: September 27, 2020, 11:43 am
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