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Cricket captain supports call for blood
Cricket captain supports call for blood Bloemfontein - The national blood stock levels are currently very low.
California bans paparazzi drones
California bans paparazzi drones California - California on Tuesday approved a law which will prevent paparazzi from using drones to take photos of celebrities, among a series of measures aimed at...
Loss of species even worse than previously thought
Loss of species even worse than previously thought London - The global loss of species is even worse than previously thought, the London Zoological Society (ZSL) says in its new Living Planet Index.
The stork arrives for Chevrolet and Protea cricketer today
The stork arrives for Chevrolet and Protea cricketer today Bloemfontein - Chevrolet Knights and Proteas batsman, Rilee Rossouw, will see 2014 becoming even more outstanding for him - following successful South Africa A tours and...
Vet varke en skape met jassies maak die DBV bly
Vet varke en skape met jassies maak die DBV bly Bloemfontein - ’n Opkomende varkboer van Tierpoort buite Bloemfontein en twee skaapboere van Verkeerdevlei het die dierebeskermsvereniging in die Rosestad se nuusbrief...
Kongokoors-slagoffer môre begrawe
Kongokoors-slagoffer môre begrawe Aroab - Die Namibiese boer Kobie Hoffman, wat verlede Dinsdag in die Life Rosepark-hospitaal in Bloemfontein aan Kongokoors dood is, word môre op sy tuisdorp Aroab...
Bekende Bloemfonteinse atleet en akteur 'n pienkvoet ryker
Bekende Bloemfonteinse atleet en akteur 'n pienkvoet ryker Bloemfontein - Suid-Afrika is moontlik ‘n aktrise of atleet ryker.
Vavi urges actors not to rush to replace Generations 16
Vavi urges actors not to rush to replace Generations 16 Johannesburg - Actors thinking of replacing the 16 who were fired from local soapie Generations should not consider it, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on...
Royal baby: Prince William and Kate expecting second child
Royal baby: Prince William and Kate expecting second child London - The Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child.
Northern Cape student wins literature award
Northern Cape student wins literature award Kimberley - A matric student from the Northern Cape High School in Kimberley has been awarded the PUK-Chancellor’s Trust Prize for prose.
National Book Week promotes reading
National Book Week promotes reading Bloemfontein - The country’s longest running reading campaign National Book Week is celebrating its fifth year of success.
Man dra kruis 8 000km oor Suid-Afrika heen
Man dra kruis 8 000km oor Suid-Afrika heen Potchefstroom - Motoriste tussen Potchefstroom en Carltonville moes vandag twee keer kyk om seker te maak dat hul oë nie besig is om poetse met hul te bak nie.
Thabong woman raped, murdered
Thabong woman raped, murdered Welkom - A woman was found dead in Thabong near Welkom, Free State police said on Tuesday.
Ebola misconception bad for travel
Ebola misconception bad for travel Cape Town - Misconceptions about the Ebola virus are a concern to the local and international travel trade, the Tourism Business Council of SA said on Monday.
Cuba introduces new customs limits
Cuba introduces new customs limits Havana - Cuba is bringing in new rules limiting personal imports of foreign goods into the country, where locally-made items are scarce and expensive.
Tenders for 2nd Avenue development close on Friday
Tenders for 2nd Avenue development close on Friday Bloemfontein - It should be clear by the middle of next month who the successful tenderer is for the One FNB Building, which forms part of the Second Avenue development....
The dark side of the 'Izikhothane' culture
The dark side of the 'Izikhothane' culture What would happen if burning your clothes or tearing up money just because, well, you could, was a normal social occurrence? Just another thing to do with your day. You...
Klein-Kariba maak sy deure weer oop
Klein-Kariba maak sy deure weer oop Bela-Bela - Die ATKV Klein-Kariba-vakansieoord in Bela-Bela, Limpopo, is ná ses maande en miljoene rande se opknappings- en herstelwerk weer gereed om sy deure vir...
12 million historic images uploaded
12 million historic images uploaded Washington - An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images.
Mars/moon hoax carried on social media platforms annually
Mars/moon hoax carried on social media platforms annually Bloemfontein - Social media has been abuzz with news that the planet Mars will tonight appear to be as big as the moon when observed from Earth.
Wêreld se wollerigste skaap gevind
Wêreld se wollerigste skaap gevind Perth - Twee Australiese boere glo hulle het die wêreld se wollerigste skaap gevind.
WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors
WHO recommends banning e-cigarette sales to minors Geneva - Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and...
Wet winter conditions to increase hayfever
Wet winter conditions to increase hayfever Johannesburg - Hayfever conditions are expected to get worse as the wet winter weather has increased the amount of pollen in the air, allergy medication provider Pharma...
'Generations' actors to be reinstated
'Generations' actors to be reinstated Johannesburg - The Arts and Culture Ministry says it’s been able to convince the SABC to reconsider firing actors of the popular soapie Generations and reinstate them.
Record price for first comic book featuring Superman
Record price for first comic book featuring Superman London - An almost perfect edition of the first comic book featuring Superman has sold for $3.2 million, or around R34 million at auction.
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