S.African airports to use technology that can help detect swine flu

Swine FluJohannesburg - Airport authorities in South Africa on Wednesday said the swine flu outbreak had provided impetus to plans for the installation of technology that can help detect the virus among travellers, according to press and radio reports. Bongani Maseko, operations director of the Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), which manages the country's airports, was quoted gave details of the plans to thermal image detection systems in light of the outbreak.

"They would certainly help ... to detect people who may be carrying the disease," he told the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Politician killed by colleague's husband in Lesotho

Politician killed by colleague's husband in Lesotho Johannesburg/Maseru - A politician in Lesotho was shot dead, allegedly by the husband of one of his colleagues, police in the southern African mountain kingdom said Tuesday. Dominic Motikoe, the head of the National Independent Party was gunned down while on his way back from Parliament on Monday, police spokesman David Mphana was quoted as saying in a report by the South African Press Association.

Several shot, one killed in political violence in South Africa

Several shot, one killed in political violence in South Africa Johannesburg - Several supporters of the South Africa's ruling ANC were shot and one person died in apparently politically motivated violence five days after the country's peaceful parliamentary elections. In addition to the fatality, seven persons were reported in serious condition in the province of KwaZulu-Natal after being ambushed near the city of Pietermaritzburg.

Zuma wins election but ANC set to miss two-thirds majority

African National Congress (ANC)Johannesburg - South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) won the country's election with a decisive majority according to results Saturday - but appeared to have fallen just short of the two-thirds majority it wanted to enable it to change the constitution. With around 99 per cent of votes counted, Jacob Zuma's ANC had 66.2 per cent of votes to the 400-seat National Assembly, against 16 per cent for the Democratic Alliance of Cape Town mayor Helen Zille and 7 per cent for the the fledgling Congress of the People.

Common touch, cash and cool key to landslide ANC victory

African National Congress (ANC)Johannesburg - As the African National Congress (ANC) cruised to another overwhelming victory in South Africa's fourth democratic general election, the popularity of the ruling party of 15 years was being attributed to three main factors: the common touch, cash and cool.

Results from Wednesday's national and provincial elections showed the party's majority only slightly dented by the emergence of new opposition.

Duminy feeling the pressure of playing behind Tendulkar, Jayasuriya in IPL

Duminy feeling the pressure of playing behind Tendulkar, Jayasuriya in IPLJohannesburg, Apr. 24 : South Africa batting star J P Duminy is feeling the pressure of playing behind superstars Sachin Tendulkar and Sanath Jayasuriya in the elite Mumbai Indians batting line-up in the Indian Premier League (IPL), a Sports24 report has revealed.

"It is an amazing feeling to be in a team with such big reputations. But it is pressurising to come in at three or four and bat behind Jayasuriya and Tendulkar, especially considering their quality and experience," Duminy told Super Cricket.