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Twenty-three people were killed in three major accidents as the Easter weekend gets under way.
Twenty-three people were killed in three major accidents as the Easter weekend gets under way.

Easter road fatalities a concern: RTMC

Friday 18 April 2014 15:31

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says it is deeply concerned about the high number of fatalities on the country's roads.

Easter road fatalities a concern: RTMC

Friday 18 April 2014 15:31

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) says it is deeply concerned about the high number of fatalities on the country's roads.

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We must honour our unsung heroes: Mashatile

Friday 18 April 2014 14:57

Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile is calling on all "unsung heroes and heroines" who contributed during the struggle against apartheid to emerge and be honoured for the role they have played.

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KwaDukuza taxi feud ends

Friday 18 April 2014 14:39

The situation is calm following a taxi feud between two rival taxi associations in KwaDukuza on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast.

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Pray for peaceful polls: Zuma

Friday 18 April 2014 14:14

President Jacob Zuma on Friday asked members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to pray for peaceful elections on May 7.

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Cape residents rebuild shacks after fires

Friday 18 April 2014 11:17

Residents of ImizamoYethu informal settlement in Hout Bay near Cape Town have started rebuilding their shacks after a fire destroyed more than 60 dwellings.

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24 die on SA roads

Friday 18 April 2014 11:00

Twenty-four people have died and 34 others sustained injuries on South Africa's roads since the start of the Easter weekend.

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Multi-million rand oncology unit opened at Frere hospital

Friday 18 April 2014 10:58

Eastern Cape Health MEC, Sicelo Gqobana says his department has spent over R 200 million to improve services at the troubled Frere hospital in East London.

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SANBS urges more blood donations over Easter

Friday 18 April 2014 10:42

The South African National Blood Service, the SANBS, has urged people to continue donating blood, especially at this time, as national stocks are low.

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Limpopo accident claims 8 lives

Friday 18 April 2014 10:14

Eight people have been killed in Limpopo after a taxi overturned and caught alight on the Makhado-Thohoyandou road on Thursday night.

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Social Development welcomes grant ruling

Friday 18 April 2014 10:00

The social development minister welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling that social grant payments must not be disrupted while issues with the contract for managing payments are sorted out.

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