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Indonesia seizes half-a-million masks amid coronavirus panic buying

Authorities were questioning two people after a raid at a warehouse in satellite city Tangerang, where nearly 600 000 surgical masks were found

Lion Air jet should have been grounded before fatal crash, Indonesia says

The Boeing 737 MAX vanished from radar about 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, slamming into the Java Sea

Indonesia to divert rain after flooding kills four

Indonesia is trying to divert rain away from its capital Jakarta after four people were killed due to heavy flooding in the area.

Westwood’s lead cut at Indonesian masters

Defending champion Lee Westwood holed four birdies for a 4-under 68 after Saturday's completion of the second round at the Indonesian Masters.

Scores dead as Indonesia hit by tsunami, volcano

Indonesia struggled on Wednesday to find bodies and survivors after a tsunami smashed into a remote island chain and a volcano erupted.

Scores missing, dead after dam bursts in Jakarta

Rescue workers in Indonesia searched on Saturday for 100 people still missing after a dam burst sending a torrent of water crashing into Jakarta.

Indonesia reports 97th bird-flu death

An eight-year-old Indonesian boy has died of bird flu, the Health Ministry said on Friday, bringing the toll to 97 in the nation worst hit by the H5N1 virus. The boy was the seventh person from the Jakarta satellite city of Tangerang to die of the disease since October. He died at 4am local time in a Jakarta hospital, the ministry's bird-flu centre said.

World’s Muslims celebrate start of holy month

Most of the world's 1,2-billion Muslims celebrated the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Thursday as Indonesians prayed for the victims of a massive earthquake that rocked Sumatra island a day earlier. The start of Ramadan, the holiest month of the Muslim calendar, is traditionally determined by the sighting of a new crescent moon.

Indonesia puzzled at riddle of missing plane

Two weeks after an Indonesian plane vanished with 102 passengers and crew, investigators admitted on Monday they still did not know exactly where or why the aircraft apparently came down. All they have found in two frustrating weeks of searching is a fragment of tail-fin and a few pieces of cabin debris washed up on the shore.

Scores die in Indonesian floods

The death toll from devastating floods in Indonesia has jumped from 15 to at least 60, with hundreds of other people still missing, local officials said on Sunday. "We have evacuated 60 bodies from Aceh Tamiyang district," Ghufran Zainal Abidin, the local chairperson of the Prosperous Justice Party, said from the worst-affected area in Aceh province.

Jakarta: ‘Pollution City’ and not afraid to admit it

With its hazy skies, traffic-clogged streets and fume-belching vehicles, the Indonesian capital Jakarta is poking fun at its constant state of pollution in a bid to clear the air. To mark World Environment Day, authorities on Monday unveiled six giant billboards around Jakarta reading "Welcome to Pollution City", with an illustration of a couple holding their noses.

Geologists: Indonesia quake could awaken volcano

Geologists warned on Tuesday that simmering Mount Merapi volcano could blow its top in the wake of the powerful quake that devastated swathes of Indonesia's main island of Java. "There is a very large possibility that tectonic activities trigger or increase volcanic activities," said Syamsulrizal, who works at Indonesia's national vulcanology office.

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Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

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SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

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SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

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