South Africa 31 October 2013

Cape Town, October 31 – Western Cape authorities have pressed charges against one of the organisers of Wednesday's service delivery protest, which turned into a riot through the streets of Cape Town's CBD.

South Africa 31 October 2013

Durban, October 31 – Eskom’s Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme is one of the parastatal’s flagship projects. Once it comes online, the R8.9 billion scheme will help ease the country’s growing power demands.

Africa 31 October 2013

Belgium, October 31 – In the town of Tervuren, Belgium, The Royal Museum for Central Africa will be closing its doors for a while. It will be undergoing massive renovations and be given a chance to reassess its colonial past in Africa.

South Africa 31 October 2013

Durban, October 31 – The family of a grade-nine pupil, who was violently killed at Sizimele High School in KZN this week, are demanding answers about the last few moments of their child’s life.

South Africa 31 October 2013

October 31 – Police have defended their tactics in reacting to Wednesday's riot in the Cape Town CBD. More than 3,000 people marched to Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's office demanding she accept their memorandum calling for better service delivery.

Sport 31 October 2013

Johannesburg, October 31 – Sports Headlines: Sharks parade the ABSA Currie Cup trophy in Durban whilst SA youth Tyron Mondi is to attend Bolton Wanderers International Academy.

Africa 31 October 2013

Somalia, October 31 – Diplomats say the United Nations Security Council is likely to boost the African Union force battling Somalia militia group Al-Shabaab. Britain is working on a plan to increase the number of troops by 4,000.

South Africa 31 October 2013

A Cape Town professor has been lauded for his groundbreaking research in the study of asthma and lung-related illnesses. Professor Eric Bateman has been credited with revolutionising the way in which pulmonary diseases are monitored and treated.

South Africa 31 October 2013

Johannesburg, October 31 – Government says the number of civil servants doing business with the state is worrying. And to show just how rife the problem is, an anti-corruption unit has been set up by the Public Service and Administration Department.

South Africa 31 October 2013

Johannesburg, October 31 – Halloween may be growing in popularity in South Africa. But it's more than just about trick or treating, and dressing up. Christian and Pagan groups alike acknowledge that traditionally, it was a day to honour the dead.