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One killed in grenade attack on Kenya church

At least one person was killed when a grenade was thrown into a Nairobi church on Sunday, the latest in a series of attacks in Kenya.

Kenyans will go to the polls in March, 2013

Kenya's electoral commission has announced on Saturday that the country's next presidential elections will be on March 4 2013.

Kenya’s presidential candidates to face ICC

Kenya's presidential hopefuls are amongst a group of people called by the ICC to stand trial for ordering rapes and murders after a disputed election.

Kenya’s tribunal on violence ‘doomed’

Kenya's elite would subvert any local tribunal that attempted to try post-election violence suspects, says the country's 'Iron Lady', Martha Karua.

Somali pirates seize Panama-flagged ship MV ORNA

Somali pirates on two skiffs seized the Panama-flagged merchant ship MV ORNA after firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades at the vessel.

Kenya moves towards new constitution

Provisional results on Thursday show that Kenyans voted in favour of a new constitution in a referendum that could reshape the political landscape.

Strike threat Eskom widens

A potential strike at Eskom widened after a second union said on Wednesday its members rejected a new pay offer.

NUM rejects Eskom pay offer, talks go on

The National Union of Mineworkers said on Tuesday it had rejected the latest wage offer by Eskom, but would pursue talks for now.

NUM hopes to reach deal with Eskom

The NUM said it was hopeful wage talks on Monday with Eskom could avert a strike that could disrupt electricity supply during the World Cup.

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Introducing the new CSIR strategy and identity

This will guide the research, development and innovation organisation in its pursuit to conduct research that enables a capable state

Itec serves up high-tech integrated surveillance system for family food company

The system includes facial recognition software and a thermal screening solution that will provide instant temperature screening of all employees

Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

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