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Power grid remains vulnerable and under pressure

Wednesday 28 January 2015 20:08

Eskom stopped load shedding earlier than scheduled on Wednesday, but says the grid will remain vulnerable and under pressure throughout the week.

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Arrested Soweto residents released on bail

Wednesday 28 January 2015 18:49

The first group of people arrested during the violent Soweto lootings has been released on bail.

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Joseph Motsamai Semitjie was convicted of reckless and negligent driving in 2013.
Blue light driver gets five years

Wednesday 28 January 2015 12:15

The driver of the blue light vehicle who knocked over a teenager while going through a red traffic light has been sentenced to five years imprisonment.

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Sipho Mamize, General Manager of Afrika Tikkun's Wings of Life Centre in Diepsloot, says looters are not aware of what they are doing until they are faced with the law.
Mob mentality blamed for looting

Wednesday 28 January 2015 10:05

The looting of foreign owned shops in various townships has sparked much debate in different circles in the country.

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 SACP says Clive Derby-Lewis’ family are using his health to secure him parole.
Derby-Lewis must tell the truth: SACP

Wednesday 28 January 2015 08:55

The South African Communist Party (SACP) says Clive Derby-Lewis must not be released on parole because he has not disclosed the whole truth about its former leader Chris Hani’s murder.

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The H.E.S.S. telescope is a system of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes for the investigation of cosmic gamma rays in the energy range of 30 GeV to 100 TeV.
SA scientists make ground breaking gamma-ray discovery

Tuesday 27 January 2015 12:24

Wits University astronomers have discovered three extremely luminous gamma-ray sources in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), the satellite galaxy of the Milky Way.

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 Joel Dikgole, Xolani Qubeka, Mduduzi Manana and Blade Nzimande addressed the TNA Business Briefing.
Nzimande defends role of Seta's

Tuesday 27 January 2015 10:24

Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande says South Africa is fortunate to have the Sector Education and Training Authorities (Seta).

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Govt needs to find root cause of Soweto lootings: UNHRC

Tuesday 27 January 2015 10:05

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in South Africa says it’s concerned about the recent spate of violence and looting in Soweto that mainly affects foreigners and asylum seekers.

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Small Business Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu.
Laws regulating foreign owned spazas must be fast tracked: Zulu

Tuesday 27 January 2015 08:49

Small Business Development Minister, Lindiwe Zulu, says legislation regulating foreign owned spaza shops in townships needs to be fast tracked.  

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Makhura must act now on corruption: DA

Tuesday 27 January 2015 08:32

The DA in Gauteng says Premier David Makhura must use the corruption allegations levelled against former Health MEC Brian Hlongwa to root out corruption in the province.

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Dramat still on suspension

Monday 26 January 2015 16:38

Head of the Hawks, Lieutenant-General Anwa Dramat, will continue to remain on suspension.

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Eskom implements power cuts

Monday 26 January 2015 12:48

According to power utility Eskom, load shedding has begun across the country due to technical problems at power stations.

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Lobola App designed for entertainment

Monday 26 January 2015 09:40

Johannesburg techno boffin and Lobola app developer Robert Matsaneng says he developed the app purely for entertainment.

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High unemployment rate contributed in looting spree

Monday 26 January 2015 08:12

South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) chairperson advocate Lawrence Mushwana says they are hopeful that attacks on foreign nationals that took place in Soweto are coming to an end.

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George Louca to appear in court

Monday 26 January 2015 05:47

The trial of Cypriot national, George Louca, is expected to start on Monday in the South Gauteng High Court, sitting in the Palm Ridge Magistrates Court.

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Somali shopkeeper back in court over teen murder

Monday 26 January 2015 05:17

Somali shopkeeper, Senosi Yusuf, is due back in the Protea Magistrates Court on Monday in connection with the shooting to death of a Soweto teenager a week ago.

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Man to appear in court for selling rhino horn

Sunday 25 January 2015 16:45

A man arrested for trying to sell a rhino horn in Johannesburg is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday,  the Hawks said on Sunday. 

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Manamela leading prayer service following looting in Soweto

Sunday 25 January 2015 12:45

Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Buti Manamela, is leading a prayer service in Soweto following widespread looting and violence which gripped the township before spreading to other areas.

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Dramat can't return to work

Sunday 25 January 2015 12:15

Hawks boss Anwa Dramat cannot return to work on Monday now that Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko has filed to appeal a court's decision to overturn his suspension, the ministry said on Sunday.

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Ramaphosa calls for strong action against Soweto looters

Sunday 25 January 2015 06:36

ANC Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged law enforcement officers to arrest those who are behind the looting and damaging of foreign owned shops in Soweto.

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