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Home Affairs minister, Malusi Gigaba says he has made a plea to residents to be responsible.
Gigaba concerned about “xenophobia” march

Thursday 23 February 2017 14:39

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has expressed concern over a protest march planned against foreign nationals on Friday.

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45% tax increase described as a good thing

Thursday 23 February 2017 12:30

Economist Gilad Isaacs has welcomed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's announcement that those who earn more than R1.5 million annually will be taxed 45% of their personal income.

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Various organisations have joined the chorus in condemning the march against foreign nationals and immigrants planned in Pretoria for Friday.
DA slams xenophobic attacks in Gauteng

Thursday 23 February 2017 09:55

The Democratic Alliance has strongly condemned the recent spate of xenophobic violence in Gauteng.

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SA's ICC withdrawal unconstitutional: High Court

Wednesday 22 February 2017 10:43

The High Court in Pretoria has declared South Africa's withdrawal from the International Criminal Court as invalid.

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Residents, motorists cautioned as rains persists

Wednesday 22 February 2017 08:25

The South African Weather Service has issued a warning of persistent heavy rains across the country.

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Flash floods, wet conditions to persist

Tuesday 21 February 2017 21:14

The South African Weather Service has warned of flash floods as wet weather conditions are expected to persist throughout the week.

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HRC condemns violence directed at foreign nationals

Tuesday 21 February 2017 18:48

The Human Rights Commission has appealed to communities across the country to refrain from taking the law into their own hands.

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SAHRC concerned about foreign national attacks

Tuesday 21 February 2017 15:36

The South African Human Rights Commission has raised concerns over escalating violence against foreign nationals.

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The High Court in Pretoria will hear the case of Mark Zinde 23, for the murder of his mother in June and the assault of his father.
Zinda case postponed to June

Tuesday 21 February 2017 12:11

The High Court in Pretoria will hear the case of Mark Zinde for the murder of his mother in June and assault on his father, while out on bail for the murder charge.

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Fear grips foreign shop owners in Pretoria west

Tuesday 21 February 2017 12:05

Foreign businessmen in Atteridgeville, west of Pretoria, have started to remove goods from their shops.

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Police are investigating the murder of five people, including two children who were shot and killed in Hillbrow.
Hillbrow police investigate killing of family of five

Tuesday 21 February 2017 10:06

Police spokesperson says the victims three women and two children were shot in their home in Hillbrow.

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SA joins world to commemorate Mother Language Day

Tuesday 21 February 2017 09:45

Tuesday is Unesco's International Mother Language Day. It is celebrated annually and its aim is to promote the awareness of linguistics and cultural diversity across the globe.

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Days of heavy rains have wreaked havoc and major routes have been flooded and the rail services in some parts suspended.
Motorists urged to be cautious as rains persists

Tuesday 21 February 2017 08:53

Authorities have warned all road users to be cautious as heavy rains persist across the country.

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The Gauteng premier David Makhura says he will target places that care for the elderly, people with disabilities and children.
Makhura to inspect centres that house the vulnerable

Tuesday 21 February 2017 07:30

Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he will target places that care for the elderly, people with disabilities and children when he inspects centres that accommodate vulnerable members of society.

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Police will be called to appear before a Parliamentary committee to account for the violence between Rosettenville locals and foreign nationals.
Parliament committee to grill Rosettenville police

Tuesday 21 February 2017 05:41

Rosettenville police will be called to appear before a Parliamentary committee to account for the violence between locals and foreigners accused of running brothels and drug dens in the area.

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The Fees Commission established by the president, is probing the feasibility of free higher education.
Fees Commission to resume its public hearings

Monday 20 February 2017 21:14

The Fees Commission says it is on track to meet its extended deadline of June 30.

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Protestors clashed with police and started hurling rocks and stones in retaliation.
Tensions remain high at Duduza township

Monday 20 February 2017 20:39

Tensions remain high at Duduza township in Ekhuruleni as residents embarked on violent protest action on Monday.

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Both trains were full at the time of the accident.
Two trains collide in Pretoria, more than 100 people injured

Monday 20 February 2017 20:06

Two trains have collided at the Lynross Railway Station in Rosslyn, Pretoria.

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Gauteng Premier David Makhura apologised for the deaths of the more than 100 mentally ill patients.
Esidimeni tragedy dominates Gauteng's State of the Province Address

Monday 20 February 2017 19:04

The Life Esidimeni tragedy overshadowed Gauteng's State of the Province Address.

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Violence erupted at the weekend when residents burnt two houses suspected to be drug and prostitution dens allegedly operated by Nigerian nationals.
African Diaspora Forum appeals for peace in Pretoria West

Monday 20 February 2017 16:29

The African Diaspora Forum and other groups representing the interests of both foreign nationals and South Africans have appealed for peace in Pretoria West.

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