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Home Affairs to deploy more staff at OR Tambo Airport

Thursday 8 December 2016 19:55

The Home Affairs Department says it'll bring in additional staff to assist at the Immigration office at Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport during the festive season.

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Giraffes reclassified as endangered species

Thursday 8 December 2016 19:46

Giraffes are now classified as an endangered species with the number of giraffes dropping from 151 000 to 97 000 over 30 years.

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Nehawu joins calls for Zuma to step down

Thursday 8 December 2016 17:59

The National Health and Allied Workers’ Union says President Jacob Zuma should make a bold step and resign from being the country's President.

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Education dept says 20% maths pass is a once off measure

Thursday 8 December 2016 16:02

The Department of Basic Education has defended its controversial decision to drop the maths pass rate to a mere 20% for grade 7 to 9 pupils.

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Mashaba defends comments on foreign nationals

Thursday 8 December 2016 12:31

Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has defended his statements that foreign nationals who are in Johannesburg without documentation are linked to criminal activity in the city.

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UK Prime Minister Theresa May can’t rely on her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and others in the Commonwealth for unfettered trade support.
The UK won’t easily find post-Brexit trade partners in Commonwealth

Thursday 8 December 2016 07:12

Since the so-called Brexit, there has been a resurgence in the importance of the Commonwealth to the UK.

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Numsa says its new workers’ party will focus on improving the lives of the poor and working class.
Numsa forges ahead with new party ahead of 2019 elections

Thursday 8 December 2016 06:00

A new political party that champions the rights of workers is on the cards ahead of the 2019 general elections.

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Kyalami, CT emerge as Grand Prix host contenders

Wednesday 7 December 2016 20:34

The Kyalami race track in Midrand has re-emerged as a top contender to host a Formula One Grand Prix if it's to be held in South Africa in the future.

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SABC briefs media following walkout in parliament

Wednesday 7 December 2016 14:53

The SABC Board Chair Mbulaheni Maguvhe claims he was bullied by members of the committee. Maguvhe is addressing a media briefing in Cape Town.

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Psychologist advocates post-prison treatment for sexual offenders

Wednesday 7 December 2016 12:45

Clinical Psychologist Simphiwe Sinkoyi, says more needs to be done to rehabilitate sexual offenders.

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IfMalemaWas-President trends on Twitter

Wednesday 7 December 2016 11:30

Social media users took to Twitter to express their wishes or what could possibly happen if EFF leader Julius Malema was the country’s president.

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 David Makhura says disciplinary proceedings have been instituted against 125 government officials allegedly involved in financial misconduct.
Twitter praises for Gauteng’s anti-corruption drive

Wednesday 7 December 2016 08:25

Twitter users have welcomed the Gauteng Political Report delivered by Premier David Makhura in the Legislature in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

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SA women soccer teams battle for 2016 Sasol League title

Wednesday 7 December 2016 05:39

Banyana Banyana players attended the 2016 Sasol League National Championships which kicked off in earnest on Tuesday at the D’Almeida Stadium in Mosselbaai, Western Cape.

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SA outpacing global nations in online mobile adoption

Tuesday 6 December 2016 12:48

The 2016 Nielsen Mobile Shopping, Banking and Payment Survey, shows that South Africans are outpacing global nations in online mobile adoption.

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Gauteng officials in hot water over financial misconduct

Tuesday 6 December 2016 12:35

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says disciplinary proceedings have been instituted against 125 government officials allegedly involved in financial misconduct.

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Sifiso Ncwane died of kidney failure on Monday.
Celebrities express shock at Ncwane’s passing

Tuesday 6 December 2016 12:10

Prominent South Africans have sent their condolences to well-known Gospel singer, Sifiso Ncwane on Twitter.

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SA’s economy continues to slow down

Tuesday 6 December 2016 12:00

South Africa's economy continues to slow down as different sectors are being affected negatively by both domestic and international factors.

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Ncwane described as a go-getter

Tuesday 6 December 2016 10:00

As tributes continue pouring in for the late gospel singer, Sfiso Ncwane, music producer Tshepo Nzimande has described him as a go-getter.

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Innovative ideas needed to curb road fatalities

Tuesday 6 December 2016 08:15

As the festive season kicks off, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters and traffic officers will on Tuesday meet to discuss new and innovative ways of reducing road fatalities in the country.

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Moody's affirms Sanral’s investment grade ratings

Tuesday 6 December 2016 07:20

Ratings agency Moody's has affirmed the South African National Roads Agency Limited's (Sanral) current investment grade ratings of BAA3, but downgraded the outlook to negative.

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