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International media have showed huge interest the Oscar Pistorius trial.
Global media praises live broadcast of Pistorius trial

Tuesday 21 October 2014 10:02

The international media has commended the South African government for allowing paralympian Oscar Pistorius’s trial to be broadcast live.

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 Pretoria discovered 15 more military explosives at a Pretoria scrap yard.
Police appeal for information on scrapyard explosion

Tuesday 21 October 2014 06:24

The police have appealed for information on the location of old military explosive devices after a fatal explosion at a Pretoria West scrap yard on Monday morning.

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Scrapyard explosion claims life

Monday 20 October 2014 17:19

Pretoria police have discovered fifteen more military explosives after what is believed to be a World War II canon went off inside a scrapyard in Pretoria West, killing one man and injuring another.

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The Gauteng Health Department has 9 510 vacancies out of the more than 70 000 approved posts in the province.
Gauteng hospitals' high vacancy rate a worry

Monday 20 October 2014 12:53

The Democratic Alliance says the high vacancy rate is a major contributing factor for poor service in Gauteng hospitals.

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The "Brickz" rape case was postponed to November 6 to allow the defence to be furnished with all the documents they needed.
Brickz rape case will proceed: NDPP

Monday 20 October 2014 11:45

The NDPP has ruled that the rape case against musician Sipho "Brickz" Charles Ndlovu will proceed, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

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Brickz’s lawyer, Dumisani Mabunda, says the rape case against his client is "weak and filled with holes."
NDPP to pronounce way forward on Brickz's case

Monday 20 October 2014 10:30

The Roodepoort Magistrate's Court is expected to hear on Monday whether the NDPP will proceed with the rape case against Kwaito musician, Sipho Charles Ndlovu, popularly known as "Brickz."

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Tighter security to be enforced at shopping malls

Monday 20 October 2014 09:47

The President of the South African Council of Shopping Centres, Marna van der Walt says greater security measures are to be instituted at shopping malls.

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Two Limpopo escapees to appear in court

Sunday 19 October 2014 12:25

Two suspects who escaped from the Marble Hall police holding cells in Limpopo a few weeks ago have been re-arrested.

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Mall robbery merchandise tracked to Nigeria

Saturday 18 October 2014 16:24

Police say Nigeria has emerged as the destination of many of the electronic devices stolen during the recent spate of mall robberies across the country.

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Cyril Ramaphosa was speaking at the funeral of 9-year-old Veronica Mofokeng in Soshanguve, north of Pretoria.
Ramaphosa pleads for protection of children

Saturday 18 October 2014 14:56

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has made an impassioned plea to communities to support the police in their fight against crimes in which children are killed.

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E-tolls protesters set bills alight at Sanral offices

Saturday 18 October 2014 14:46

E-tolls protesters have set their bills alight in front of the offices of roads agency Sanral in Pretoria.

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Greenpeace organised a send-off for David Barnard at O.R. Tambo International Airport on Saturday morning.
SA runner off to Antarctica for gruelling marathon

Saturday 18 October 2014 12:25

South African environmental activist and ultra-marathon runner, David Barnard has left the country to participate in the Last Desert Race in Antarctica on Saturday.

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 Parks Tau delivered the ANC’s political report at the 13th Johannesburg regional conference.
Tau slams corruption in the public sector

Saturday 18 October 2014 08:25

Chairperson of the African National Congress in Johannesburg, Parks Tau, has blamed corruption in the public sector for what he calls obsessive consumerism.

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Numsa to join Cosatu in e-toll march

Saturday 18 October 2014 07:45

The National Union of Mine Workers of South Africa has thrown its weight behind Cosatu's planned protests against Gauteng e-tolls in Pretoria.

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Land restitution must be debated properly: Minister

Friday 17 October 2014 20:44

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister, Senzeni Zokwana says there should be further discussions around the issue of land restitution.

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On Thursday a freak sandstorm whipped Gauteng and the Free State.
SA experiencing strange weather phenomena

Friday 17 October 2014 20:18

The past couple of days have seen the country experiencing strange weather phenomena.

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President Jacob Zuma was addressing government officials at the official opening of the Department of Environmental Affairs' "Green Building" head office named Environment House.
Fight climate change: Zuma

Friday 17 October 2014 15:05

All South Africans should play an active role in the global fight against climate change, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday.

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Acting Group Executive of SABC News, Jimi Matthews.
The Complexion of Newsrooms changed: but old norms haunt us

Friday 17 October 2014 11:21

The mainstream media in South Africa follows the model assumed by the major western media houses when it comes to reporting on Africa, writes Jimi Matthews.

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Cosatu urges Gauteng motorists to come in large numbers in support of Saturday's e-toll protest march to Sanral offices
Cosatu to up ante on anti e-toll campaigns: Dakile

Friday 17 October 2014 11:20

Cosatu says it is upping its campaign against the e-toll system despite the ANC Gauteng leadership’s recent pronouncement that they are against the system.

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Motorists were also affected by the sandstorm which hit parts of the country on Thursday.
Sandstorm experienced in four provinces

Friday 17 October 2014 09:00

The South African Weather Service says the widespread sandstorm late on Thursday was experienced in parts of the Free State, Gauteng, North West province and Limpopo.  

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