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Many communities have also suffered power cuts after vandalism in various provinces.
Cable theft puts SA business under strain

Thursday 28 August 2014 11:30

Cable theft is costing the country five-billion-rand annually.


Alexandra rat eradication hampered by domestic waste

Wednesday 27 August 2014 17:26

The City of Johannesburg says its programme of eradicating rats in Alexandra is being hampered by improper handling of domestic waste.


E-tolls severely affecting Gauteng motorists: Nactu

Wednesday 27 August 2014 11:38

The National Council of Trade Unions (Nactu) says the e-tolling system is putting pressure on the already financially strained motorists who are using Gauteng freeways.


ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe has accused Public Protector Thuli Madonsela of making President Jacob Zuma her personal project
ANC, Madonsela at each other's throats on social media

Wednesday 27 August 2014 11:08

In latest spat between the Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and the ruling ANC, both parties have resorted to twitter to further the feud.


Women must believe in themselves: Carolus

Wednesday 27 August 2014 08:46

ANC stalwart Cheryl Carolus has encouraged women to believe in themselves and not to listen to people who want to put them down.


Arts, Entertainment & Lifestyle Wrap: 26 August

Tuesday 26 August 2014 16:30

In case you missed some big lifestyle stories in and around South Africa this week, here's this week's Arts & Entertainment wrap.


Aurora mine workers' case postponed till 2015

Tuesday 26 August 2014 15:47

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed disappointment at the postponement of a court case involving directors of Aurora Empowerment Systems.


Women held for drugs at Cape Town airport

Tuesday 26 August 2014 14:12

Two women were arrested for alleged possession of drugs at Cape Town International Airport, Western Cape police said on Tuesday.


More heritage sites to be made accessible

Tuesday 26 August 2014 08:24

Minister of Tourism Derek Hanekom says his department will continue to grow this industry because they want to see people’s lives being transformed.


Those injured during the eviction were taken to hospital
Ten injured in Joburg eviction chaos

Tuesday 26 August 2014 06:08

Ten people were injured in a confrontation between residents and sheriffs at flats in Joubert Park, Johannesburg following evictions on Monday, the Gauteng Human Settlement Department said.


Musician Brickz to appear in court

Tuesday 26 August 2014 05:33

Kwaito musician, Sipho Charles Ndlovu, is expected to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Tuesday in connection with the rape of a 17-year-old girl.


Lonmin aims to cut up to 5 700 jobs

Monday 25 August 2014 16:29

Platinum producer Lonmin aims to cut around 5 700 jobs, about 21% of its South African workforce, as part of a drive to restore profits after a five-month wage strike this year.


According to the council's map, the areas around Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein were considered hotspots.
CGS identifying urban quake hotspots in SA

Monday 25 August 2014 12:55

The Council for Geoscience (CGS) is busy identifying earthquake hotspots in South Africa's urban areas, it said on Monday.


DTI aims to create more black industrialists

Monday 25 August 2014 07:25

The Department of Trade and Industry announced that it will create a hundred black industrialists in the next three years.


The city's emergency services say that about 40 shacks have been burnt in the area.
Jeppe Town shack fire claims one life

Sunday 24 August 2014 09:15

One person has been burnt beyond recognition in a shack fire in Jeppe Town, Johannesburg.


Pirates through to MTN8 final

Sunday 24 August 2014 06:35

A late brace from Lehlohonolo Majoro powered Orlando Pirates into the MTN8 final after a 3-1 second-leg victory over Wits.


Three i-stores have been robbed in Gauteng in August.
Search still on for i-store robbers

Saturday 23 August 2014 12:45

Gauteng police are still searching for four armed men who robbed an i-store of electronic goods worth millions of rand in Centurion, south of Pretoria.


Illegal diamond syndicate cracked

Saturday 23 August 2014 09:20

The Hawks say they've arrested 19 businessmen believed to be part of an illicit diamond syndicate operating in four provinces.


One of Tretchikoff’s paintings.
Tretchikoff paintings to woo Joburg art lovers

Saturday 23 August 2014 09:00

Diamond store, Browns will be holding an art exhibition on Saturday and Sunday at Hyde Park Corner Mall in Johannesburg.


Pirates are on the verge of playing in their fifth final in a row.
Pirates cautious despite advantage in MTN8 semi-final

Saturday 23 August 2014 08:05

Orlando Pirates will host Bidvest Wits at the Orlando Stadium on Saturday for the second leg of the MTN8 semi-final.


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