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Venezuela takes census in border area as part of row with Colombia

Venezuela started taking a census Monday in towns along the border with Colombia as part of a diplomatic spat that has seen more than 1,000 Colombians deported.

Exports likely to improve as production activity normalises

The country’s exports are likely to improve during the remainder of 2015 as production activity normalises‚ while the weakness of the rand exchange rate will add further support‚ according to Nedbank’s economic unit.

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The University of South Africa (Unisa) has defended changes to its application and selection processes‚ saying they will ensure access that will more effectively address historical imbalances without sacrificing quality standards.

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The Higher Education Transformation Network (HETN) has called for radical change in historically white institutions of learning.

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The Springboks' assault on the 2015 Rugby World Cup - already bedevilled by a series of disruptions on and off the field - faces a legal hurdle just as the final squad of 31 goes into camp this week.

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President Jacob Zuma yesterday called the economy "sick" and appealed to business and labour to put jobs before profits and wage hikes.

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Huge transfer fees spark concerns in the German Bundesliga

Kevin de Bruyne's record transfer to Manchester City earned Wolfsburg a reported 79.8 million euros (£58 million, $89.3 million), but there are concerns here about the drain of Bundesliga talent to England.

Doping in spotlight despite Beijing fireworks

A thrilling world athletics championships in Beijing failed to silence growing questions about doping, giving the sport's new boss Sebastian Coe much to ponder as he heads towards an Olympic year.

Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi have future test series named after them

Australia and England might have the Ashes but India and South Africa have evoked the memory of two iconic historical figures to name future cricket series between the two countries.

Five SA rowing crews hoping to book spots to Rio

South Africa’s five rowing crews seeking 2016 Olympic qualification are still in the hunt after the opening day of their world championships in France.

Monaco striker Martial set to join Manchester United

Monaco forward Anthony Martial is poised to join Manchester United after being allowed to leave the France training camp to sign his contract on deadline day, the French federation said on Monday.

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The National Teachers' Union has urged the Department of Basic Education to allow teachers to cash in part of their pensions early.

Congolese warlord goes on trial before ICC

Former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed "The Terminator", goes on trial before the International Criminal Court (ICC) tomorrow, accused of war crimes including the rape of child soldiers by his own rebel army.

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Islamic State fighters yesterday clashed with Syrian rebel forces in a Damascus neighbourhood, bringing the jihadists closer than ever to the centre of the capital.

Time for the e-nanny

Failing to monitor children's use of the internet could land parents in jail. The government has warned that neglecting to supervise a child's online activity is a criminal offence.

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There’s nothing like a bargain airfare offer to attract the attention of consumers, and as bargains go, they don’t come better than Safair’s R1 tickets - including taxes.

Koeberg unit shut for maintenance, system stable, says Eskom

One of two units at the Koeberg nuclear plant offline for routine maintenance but power supply remains stable as other plants come back from repairs, Eskom says

Five stressors caused by tech — and how tech can cure them

From pressure to keep up with social media to irritating beeps of devices, technology produces plenty of anxieties, but it can also be key in alleviating stress it brings

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