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Fleurhof residents protest against prolonged power outage

Friday 28 April 2017 18:58

A week-long power outage has led to Fleurhof residents, west of Johannesburg, staging a protest again on Friday morning.

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Cosatu in Gauteng says Cosatu's affiliates have a right to express the views of their members.
Gauteng Cosatu won’t join calls for Zuma to forego May Day address

Friday 28 April 2017 16:03

Cosatu in Gauteng says it's not in a position to say whether or not President Jacob Zuma should address the national May Day Celebration on Monday.

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The state has made it clear that it will oppose bail.
Assassination plot suspect ordered to go under mental observation

Friday 28 April 2017 14:29

The State has requested that the man arrested for allegedly plotting to kill 19 people, including cabinet ministers, be sent for mental observation.

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Johannesburg was probably the most heavily affected by urban development.
Population of Gauteng doubled since 1994

Friday 28 April 2017 14:18

Since 1994 the population of Gauteng has almost doubled.

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The suspect was arrested earlier this week after extensive investigations done by the Hawks.
Coup plotter case postponed for further investigations

Friday 28 April 2017 12:59

The man arrested for allegedly plotting to assassinate several high profile individuals including cabinet members has appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court.

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Hawks Spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi says the arrest follows a lengthy investigation since October 2016.
Hawks to release 19 names on assassination hit list

Friday 28 April 2017 09:39

The Hawks are expected to make public the 19 names on a hit list of senior officials when a 23-year-old man appears in the Johannesburg Magistrate's court on Friday.

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SAA said in a statement on Wednesday that 32 flights were cancelled in total which included 28 domestic, three regional and one international flight.
SACCA to file review against SAA interdict

Thursday 27 April 2017 17:07

Despite operations at SAA returning to normal the SACCA said that their legal team is working on a review of the interdict against the company.

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David Makhura reiterated that Freedom was not for free as some freedom fighters died while some were imprisoned.
Makhura pays tribute to SS Mendi soldiers

Thursday 27 April 2017 15:54

Premier David Makhura used Freedom Day celebrations to pay respect to 616 South African soldiers who died during the sinking of the SS Mendi in the first world war.

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 The cabin crew staff went on strike over meal allowances.
Back to work for SAA cabin crew members

Thursday 27 April 2017 06:25

Members of the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) will return to work on Thursday following a Labour Court ruling putting an end to a strike at South African Airways (SAA).

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The state says it has a strong case and will oppose bail; the 25-year old suspect remains in custody.
Man who allegedly raped disabled child re-arrested

Wednesday 26 April 2017 19:30

The bail application for a 25-year-old suspect accused of raping a 9-year-old disabled child has been postponed to late May.

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In ConCourt papers President Jacob Zuma says Gwede Mantashe and Deputy Cyril Ramaphosa apologised for criticising  the cabinet reshuffle.
Presidency mum on reports that Zuma lied about Mantashe apology

Wednesday 26 April 2017 14:47

The Presidency has declined to comment on reports that President Jacob Zuma lied when he claimed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and ANC Secretary General Gwede Mantashe had apologised to him.

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Medical negligence leads to Swarts' stillborn baby

Tuesday 25 April 2017 20:29

36-week pregnant Shirley Swarts alerted a nurse at a local clinic that her baby was no longer moving and nothing was done.

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Media organisations condemn conviction of Cameroonian journalist

Tuesday 25 April 2017 18:17

Press organisations say they are concerned over the use of anti-terrorism legislation to clampdown on media freedom in Africa as Cameroonian journalist Ahmed Abba faces a possible death penalty.

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A woman from Sao Paolo in Brazil was found with 6.9 kilogrammes of cocaine worth almost R2-million in her luggage.
SARS drug bust at OR Tambo International Airport

Tuesday 25 April 2017 17:51

SARS has seized counterfeit goods and drugs worth more than R8 million at OR Tambo International Airport.

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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has urged parents to prepare the necessary supporting documents before next week.
Gauteng Online learner admission registration to open next Tuesday

Tuesday 25 April 2017 15:54

Gauteng Online learner admission registration for Grades 1 and 8 learners for next year are set to open on Tuesday next week.

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Terror-accused twins back in court

Tuesday 25 April 2017 08:18

The case against terror accused twin's Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie is expected to resume at the Johannesburg Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

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Uber drivers in Johannesburg fear for their lives

Monday 24 April 2017 20:26

Uber drivers in the Johannesburg area fear for their lives following messages over the weekend that they will be attacked.

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ANCYL leader Patrick Wisani was found guilty of Nosipho's murder in November 2016.
Wisani found guilty, victim's family wants life sentence

Monday 24 April 2017 15:51

The mother of a woman killed by former Johannesburg ANCYL leader Patrick Wisani says her daughter's killer deserves a life sentence.  

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Newly elected Saftu Secretary-General, Zwelinzima Vavi.
Vavi elected Saftu secretary-general

Sunday 23 April 2017 13:50

Zwelinzima Vavi has been chosen the Secretary-General of the newly-launched South African Federation of Trade Unions.

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ANC will need to reinvent itself: Mbalula  

Sunday 23 April 2017 12:59

African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee member, Fikile Mbalula, says the political life of the ruling party revolves around factional battles for power.

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