South Africa 28 October 2013

October 28 - The ANC in Gauteng has urged the national government to intervene in the service delivery protests in Bekkersdal. The community in the west of the province has been protesting for several weeks.

South Africa 27 October 2013

Johannesburg, October 27 – Zwelinzima Vavi's hopes of being reinstated to his position in Cosatu have suffered a setback on Sunday.

Africa 27 October 2013

Africa, October 27 – The African Union has accused Sudan’s government of stopping an AU delegation from visiting the disputed Abyei region. This comes after there was no progress in recent talks on the flashpoint region.

World 27 October 2013

Hundreds of protestors have marched on Capitol Hill in Washington, to voice their dissent against the U-S government's online surveillance programmes. The scope of spying was exposed earlier this year, by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden.

World 27 October 2013

October 27 – Casper the Moluccan Cockatoo plays a tambourine solo over and sings and dances to a cover of 'Walk Idiot Walk' by The Hives. CREDIT: Youtube/ Gary Jackson

World 27 October 2013

Demolition of Sandy Hook Elementary begins USA, October 27 – In the US, officials have begun the demolition of Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School. 20 young children and six adults were shot dead at the school last December.

South Africa 27 October 2013

Johannesburg, October 27 – Sports Headlines: Sharks beat Western Province to become 2013 Absa Currie Cup Champions whilst Soweto derby between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs ends in a draw.

South Africa 27 October 2013

October 27 - More than five hundred pupils from six schools in the Bekkersdal area have been bussed to a secure location to write their exams. The Gauteng provincial department of education's spokesperson Gershwin Chuenyane spoke to eNCA.

South Africa 27 October 2013

Johannesburg, October 27 - Thousands of illegal taverns operate across South Africa. Many owners are trying to convert into legal entities, but it remains a cumbersome process.

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South Africa 27 October 2013

The streets of Cape Town came alive this weekend, with hordes of the undead. As Halloween approaches, the fourth annual Zombie Walk saw hundreds of flesh-eaters lurk and screech through the Mother City.