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  • Zuma calls for more trade cooperation with Botswana

    November 21, 2013 10:39 AM 152

    Enhancing projects between South Africa and Botswana is important for economic development, President Jacob Zuma said. "We need to prioritise cross-border projects to ease movement of goods and services," Zuma said at a bi-national commission with his Botswana counterpart President Ian Khama in Pretoria. The three-day meeting saw the two countries discussing

  • Botswana Rough Diamonds Arrive In Israel

    November 21, 2013 10:23 AM 149

    Israel Diamond Institute chair Moti Ganz introduced ODC, describing it in general terms, and said, "The firm has a variety of rough diamonds of all types and all sizes; its merchandise is sorted, which makes it easier for the buyer. I hope that Israel will be a big customer for ODC, leading the firm to bring its diamonds here, and that way everyone will be able to gain from the merchandise

  • Court dismisses BDP and Moswaane

    November 21, 2013 10:02 AM 159

    Gaborone High Court Justice Terence Rannoane has dismissed with costs a case in which Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) challenged the decision of the Independent Electoral Committee (IEC) to bar its candidate Ignatius Moswaane from running for a parliamentary seat in Francistown West by elections scheduled for Saturday this week. Delivering his ruling

  • Mall collapse puts council under spotlight

    November 21, 2013 9:43 AM 129

    November 21 2013 at 11:34am The tragic incident in Tongaat raises serious questions about the way the city is run, says The Mercury editor. Durban - A workman dies and dozens are injured as a building collapses while under construction. It transpires that plans for the new shopping mall at Tongaat had not been passed by the municipality and work had been continuing

  • Proteas release Henry Davids

    November 21, 2013 9:30 AM 101

    This one is for the guys... First of all, congratulations to Sachin Tendulkar on a prolific career – but that’s where it ends because his 200th and final Test match was farcical to say the least, writes blogger, ALFraser.

  • Nuclear Physicist: Cosmic Rays Could Reveal If We're Actually Living In The Matrix

    November 21, 2013 8:01 AM 127

    However this idea may not simply be science fiction — "cosmic rays" could reveal that we are indeed living in a simulated universe. According to Discover magazine, physicists can offer us the ability to test whether we live in our own virtual Matrix by studying radiation from space. Cosmic rays are the fastest particles that exist and originate in far-flung

  • Australia feral camels culled to 300 000

    November 21, 2013 5:47 AM 116

    Sydney - Australia's feral camel population numbers around 300 000, far fewer than the one million generally cited, a new study showed on Thursday after a four-year cull removed 160 000. Wild camels have roamed the arid outback since first introduced to the vast country as pack animals to help early settlers in the 19th century. But populations mushroomed

  • I don't give a f**k what people say: Bieber

    November 21, 2013 5:27 AM 106

    November 21 2013 at 07:20am The 19-year-old singer doesn't care how his antics such as visiting a brothel or annoying his neighbours with fast driving and wild parties are perceived because he is happy with the person he is becoming. "I know who I am and what I'm doing in my life and what I've accomplished and continue to accomplish as a performer, as a writer

  • Premier League - Paper Round: Wilshere injury storm

    November 21, 2013 5:08 AM 132

    Jack Wilshere is embroiled in a club v country row; Steve Clarke could leave West Brom; Liverpool are to bid for Kostas Mitroglou; and Julian Draxler could yet move to Arsenal - here are the main stories making headlines in today's newspapers. Wilshere in England injury storm: Jack Wilshere is at the centre of a club v country storm after sustaining

  • EU grows slightly, migrant inflow despite recession

    November 21, 2013 1:12 AM 98

    New data on population trends show that the 28-nation European Union grew by nearly one million last year. It hasn't quite made up from a drop in 2011, when the count shrunk by 1.8 million as recession hit Europe. The EU logged 900,000 more people in 2012 as a result of net migration influx - almost four times the natural growth between births and deaths