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Ebola death toll edging to 4,900 mark: WHO

The death toll in the world's worst-ever Ebola outbreak has edged closer to 4,900, while almost 10,000 people have now been infected, new figures from the World Health Organization showed Wednesday.

Ramaphosa back in Lesotho

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa arrived in Maseru, Lesotho on Wednesday to facilitate the country's return to political normalcy, his office said.

Mtubatuba municipal manager suspended

The municipal manager of the Mtubatuba local municipality in KwaZulu-Natal, Siyabonga Ntuli, has been suspended, the department of co-operative governance and traditional affairs said on Wednesday.

EFF welcomes principal's dismissal

The EFF on Wednesday welcomed the dismissal of the principal of a school in Bloemfontein, where the old South African flag and pictures of party leader Julius Malema were displayed alongside monkeys.

Nhleko orders IPID probe into Grabouw crime

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) has been ordered to investigate crime in the Western Cape town of Grabouw, the police ministry said on Wednesday.

Electoral court postpones Tlokwe matter

The Electoral Court on Wednesday postponed the case by independent candidates in the 2013 Tlokwe by-elections, the Electoral Commission of SA said.

ANC was never in favour of Numsa expulsion

The ruling party was not in favour of the National Union of Metalworkers of SA being expelled from Cosatu, deputy ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday.

Everything you need to know from Nene's first medium term budget

All the news from Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene's first s Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement in one place.

Russian official refuses to apologise for calling Serena and Venus the 'Williams Brothers'

Head of the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev has evaded issuing a full on apology to Serena and Venus Williams after he called them the "William brothers", adding that they looked "scary".

Man fakes coma for two years to avoid court

A fraudster who pretended to be quadriplegic and sometimes comatose for two years to avoid prosecution has been convicted after police caught him on camera driving and strolling around supermarkets.

Then it got all physical

A career path in science was the most natural decision Dr Buyisiwe Sondezi believes she has ever had to make in her life.

Oscar joins new club

Oscar Pistorius has joined a unique club of jailbird sportsmen.

Liquid Gold: SA olive oil wins 'Oscar'

Five of South Africa's finest extra virgin olive oils were recognised last week.

Poachers feel the heat

In the war on rhino poaching it is good news - law enforcement had one of their most successful weekends in the Kruger National Park last week - and research suggests the demand for horn in Vietnam is declining.

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Playing for Proteas is a dream come true, says young speedster Rabada

Following his call-up to the Proteas T20 squad to play Australia in November, young Lions fast-bowler Kagiso Rabada says it has always been his dream to play for South Africa.

Clive Barker and his aces ready to 'challenge' for league title

With another victory under the belt, Mpumalanga Black Aces intend to put up a worthy fight in the race for the Premiership title, goalkeeper Jackson Mabokgwane has warned.

Comrades Marathon general manager quits

The Comrades Marathon general manager, Chris Bruwer, will be moving on after only one year at the helm of the race, and seven months before the 90th running of the ultra-marathon.

Putin urged to act against racism in Russian soccer

President Vladimir Putin must demand an end to the racism plaguing Russian soccer and the country should stop denying it has a problem, the executive director of Football Against Racism in Europe told Reuters on Wednesday.

Now you're rubbing it in, after thrashing Roma 7-1 Bayern stars visits Pope

Following Bayern Munich's 7-1 thrashing of Roma in the Champions League on Tuesday night, one would think they would be less than welcome around the Italian capital.

Parliament under siege

Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament yesterday as police shot dead a gunman suspected of killing a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.

Nene puts poor first

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene promised yesterday to spare the poor in his austerity drive, but with South Africa in dire straits economically, the impoverished will have to bite the bullet until the lean times are over.

Watch: Driverless Audi RS 7 Sportback complete a lap

The German manufacturer demonstrated a driverless concept ahead of the DTM German Touring Car Championship finals in Hockenheim, Germany on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

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Employment tax incentive ‘showing positive results’

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene says reports on programme to encourage employers to appoint young workers with little experience indicate it is successful

State mulls selling assets to help Eskom

Government will provide Eskom with at least R20bn of funding through sale of non-strategic assets to help utility out of financial crisis, says finance minister

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