08:22 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, March 08, 2014
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200, carrying 239 people lost contact over the South China Sea early on Saturday morning on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
International aviation authorities still hadn't located the aircraft several hours later.
Malaysia Airlines CEO Ahmad Yahya said at a news conference that Flight MH370 lost contact with Malaysian air traffic control about two hours after it had taken off from Ku... read more
07:25 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Eastern Cape Health MEC, Sicelo Gqobana says there are currently 109 vacancies for doctors at the three State hospitals in Port Elizabeth.
The MEC was replying to a question by the DA in the Bhisho Legislature, saying there were 70 vacancies at Livingstone, 35 at Dora Nginza and 4 at the Provincial hospital.
He said currently, interviews for doctors, nurses and support staff were being conducted, and appointments w... read more
11:33 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, March 02, 2014
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Saturday hosted a lavish wedding for his only daughter Bona, days after festivities to mark his 90th birthday. South African President Jacob Zuma, Zambian President Michael Sata, Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, and Ghana's former president Jerry Rawlings were among the 5,000 guests at the reception at Mugabe's residence in Harare.
Bona, the eldest child from Mug... read more
13:52 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, January 27, 2014
Buckingham Palace was advertising Monday for a new housekeeping assistant, whose duties include running the royal baths and
arranging serving the tea.
The successful applicant for the £14,400 ($23,800, 17,400 euros) a year post will be responsible for "high quality cleaning,
presentation and guest care" at Queen Elizabeth II's official London residence.
Duties include "arranging dry cleaning... read more
14:47 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, January 23, 2014
British authorities have fined Standard Bank more than R137 million for failing to carry out adequate safeguards to combat money laundering.
Sapa reports that Britain's Financial Conduct Authority fined Standard Bank for shortcomings in its procedures regarding corporate customers with political ties.
The Standard Bank Group has extensive operations in 18 African countries and 13 other countries outside of Africa.
... read more
11:56 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, January 09, 2014
Active region 1944 erupted on 7 January 2014 with an X-class X-ray solar flare accompanied by a coronal mass ejection (CME).
The CME is travelling towards Earth and is estimated to impact the Earth’s magnetic field around 9:00 UT on 09 January 2014.
Based on time/height measurements of SOHO/LASCO data the initial CME speed is estimated at ~2353 km/s.
The impact of the CME could spark a strong geomagnetic storm ... read more
10:18 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, January 03, 2014
Formula One legend, Michael Schumacher turned 45 on Friday, while lying comatose in a French hospital after suffering critical head injuries in a ski accident.
Doctors and family members were tight-lipped on Thursday about the condition of the German racing great, who has been hospitalised since Sunday, when he slammed his head against a rock while skiing in the French Alps.
There have been conflicting statements about t... read more
06:14 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, December 30, 2013
Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher is said to be in critical condition after undergoing brain surgery following a skiing accident in the French Alps on Sunday.
The Grenoble University Hospital Centre said the retired racing driver arrived at the clinic in a coma and underwent immediate surgery for a serious head trauma.
Schumacher fell and hit his head on a rock while skiing in Meribel.
Resort managem... read more
07:22 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, December 19, 2013
The film, "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" has received two nominations at the 34th London Critics Circle Film awards.
Naomie Harris, who plays Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, received nominations for Supporting Actress of the Year and British Actress of the Year.
The winners will be announced on February 2.
The Mandela movie also received three Golden Globe nominations last week.... read more
07:16 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Former world heavyweight champion and convicted rapist Mike Tyson has been banned from entering Britain and forced to cancel appearances to promote his new autobiography.
His publishers said on Tuesday that there had been a change in the UK immigration law last December which bans anyone who has been sentenced to more than four years in prison from entering the country.
Tyson served three years of a six-year sente... read more
07:58 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, December 01, 2013
US actor Paul Walker who starred in the Fast & Furious series of action films has been killed in a car crash in California.
His publicist said in a statement that 40-year-old Walker had been a passenger in a friend's car which crashed north of Los Angeles yesterday.
The Porsche, in which both men died, was reduced to a mangled wreck after it burst into flames after hitting a pole.
Walker starred in The Fast and Th... read more
07:42 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 30, 2013
A Mozambican Airlines plane carrying 28 passengers and six crew members is missing en route from Mozambique to Angola.
The airline said that flight T-M-470 took off from Maputo on Friday morning and was due to land in Angola after 3pm Friday.
Mozambique says initial information suggests that the plane might have landed in Rundu, in northern Namibia near the border with Botswana and Angola.
Its says the last contact ... read more
07:37 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, November 30, 2013
Several people have been injured after a police helicopter crashed into the roof of a pub in the Scottish city, Glasgow.
Several people are still trapped inside the unstable building.
Authorities said they had made contact with people still inside The Clutha pub in the city centre.
Several injured people had also been taken to hospital.
Television images showed what appeared to be the helicopter's propeller sticki... read more
11:54 (GMT+2), Mon, Monday, October 28, 2013
Eden District Municipality’s Road Department maintains ± 5800 km gravel roads
as agent on behalf of the Provincial Government of the Western Cape (PGWC).
The entire area is divided in 15 wards of which 16 grader operator machines are
used to maintain it.
On Wednesday, 16 October 2013, PGWC handed over a brand new grader
machine to the Eden Roads Department to replace a machine that served a
period of a... read more
07:31 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Kenya's president has proclaimed victory over the gunmen who stormed a Nairobi mall, saying security forces had defeated the attackers.
More than 60 people, including a South African, were killed in the siege which began on Saturday.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said the dead included 61 civilians whose bodies have been recovered so far and six security forces, while some 175 were injured, including 62 who remain hosp... read more