Yearly Archives: 2012

Fireworks and dancing as Asian nations celebrate New Year 2013

Sydney's skyline has erupted with fireworks as revellers cheered in the new year from the city's harbour in the world's first major 2013 celebration.

India launches massive welfare programme

India's government is to roll out the first phase of its hugely ambitious plans to hand out cash to welfare claimants.

Cosatu consider e-toll protest in North-west

Cosatu has been deciding whether to go ahead with a planned protest at the Swartruggens toll gate on the N4.

90% of Syrian conflict deaths occurred in 2012, say NGO

Nearly 90% of those who have died in Syria's 21-month conflict were killed in 2012, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has said.

Fitness test deaths: Provincial minister dismisses calls to resign

KwaZulu-Natal transport minister Willies Mchunu on Monday dismissed calls for him to resign as premature and irrelevant.

Markets stable despite looming ‘fiscal cliff’

Markets have appeared to be taking in stride the prospect that US politicians will fail to agree a budget deal in time.

Limpopo premier and co visit giant theme park in China

Limpopo premier Cassel Mathale and three provincial ministers have visited a giant theme park in China to get ideas for tourism, Beeld has reported.

Commission of inquiry to probe fitness test deaths

A commission of inquiry must be established to investigate the deaths of seven aspirant traffic officers in Pietermaritzburg, the SACP have said.

Asian investors sell off stocks before US ‘fiscal cliff’ hits

With just hours left before the US hits the "fiscal cliff", investors on the other side of the world sold off stocks to lock in profits.

Frank Farian on Christmas and Mary’s Boychild

The Mail & Guardian catches up with the mastermind of Feliz Navidad and Mary's Boychild - Frank Farian.

Glenn McGrath inducted into Cricket Hall of Fame

Glenn McGrath will be inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame during Australia's third Test against Sri Lanka in Sydney

Zuma tells SA to embrace National Development Plan in 2013

The National Development Plan, rhinos, service delivery, soccer, Brics, Marikana and Mandela have been on President Jacob Zuma's mind as 2012 ends.

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