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Cops Boss Fired Over Abduction, Rendition of Zimbabweans

SOUTH AFRICA: Gauteng Hawks boss Major-General Shadrack Sibiya has officially been given his marching orders after he was recently found guilty of playing a part in the rendition of Zimbabweans. On Saturday, Hawks spokesman Brigadier Hangwane Mulaudzi confirmed that Sibiya had been dismissed. He warned that if any members of the Hawks were found to be involved in criminal activities...

Ramaphosa Denies Knowing His Jet Belonged To Gupta Family

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa yesterday said he "honestly" did not know that the private jet that flew him to Japan belonged to the Gupta family. He was responding to a question in the National Council of Provinces by EFF member Vusiwana Mtileni. Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said there was nothing untoward about the use of the plane, which is registered to...

Prophet Mboro Severely Beats Up His Bodyguards After Failing To Pay Him

IT WAS the last day of August and Pastor Mboro’s bodyguards had allegedly not been paid . . . Again! One guard, Festus Collins (37), said they went to demand their pay on Monday, but instead of getting money they were chased out and moered. “We had an agreement to be paid R5 000 every month, but since I started working...

Energy Minister To Face Questions Over Nuclear Bid

Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance (DA) will on Tuesday ask Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson why Russia’s nuclear energy framework agreement looks like a signed deal. Joemat-Pettersson will be briefing the Portfolio Committee on Energy in the National Assembly on the five international nuclear agreements. The country is in the process of procuring a nuclear fleet to generate 9 600 megawatts...

Ramaphosa To Shed Light On Eskom, SAA Plans

Cape Town - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is to shed light on plans to improve the efficiency of key state-owned enterprises such as South African Airways, Eskom and the South African Post Office at a parliament briefing on Wednesday. Ramaphosa was assigned by cabinet in December 2014 to develop turnaround strategies for parastatals, to enable them to play a meaningful...

Scientists Using Computers To Test Thousands Of HIV Vaccines

More than 30 years have passed since the discovery of the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV, and scientists are still struggling to develop a vaccine. But researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville have used an unconventional method to get one step closer. Instead of finding an antibody to kill the virus, they simply created one using a computer program. Four years...

HIV Cure: Zimbabwe Conducts Trials Of HIV Vaccine

ZIMBABWE is preparing to conduct its first ever HIV vaccine trial as part of efforts to curb the spread of HIV. The country is one of the hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, with an estimated adult HIV prevalence of 15 percent and 1.4 million people living with HIV out of a population of 14 million people. About 800,000 HIV-positive locals are also...

How To Know If You Might Have Contracted HIV

Symptoms of HIV/AIDS According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection. Almost one in six of this group are unaware that they are infected. People often don’t have any noticeable symptoms at the time of HIV infection. Any symptoms they do have are unlikely...

When Democracy Met Idiocracy: Rise of The Donald

By J BROOKS SPECTOR As the gravity-defying phenomenon of Donald J Trump’s apparent early support continues to mystify and captivate analysts and supporters, J. BROOKS SPECTOR tries to take a measure of what it may mean. Donald Trump seems to have captured the pre-pre-election news cycle in a way that is uniquely a creature of our time. Rich as Croesus, totally...

South Africa Must Face Its Demons

By ANDREW IHSAAN GASNOLAR In light of our current economic woes, it would be easy for some South Africans to pretend that patriarchy, racism, misogyny and hatred are issues that are secondary to bread-and-butter issues. However, these issues are interrelated and interconnected and definitely not secondary. We were at this crossroads before when we opted to embrace compromise and a...

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