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Consumers to dig deep for municipal, electricity and petrol

Tuesday 31 March 2015 16:05

Consumers will be hard hit by major price increases on Wednesday. These will include municipal, electricity and petrol price increases.

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Nine in line for penis transplant in S. Africa

Saturday 14 March 2015 10:54

Nine more patients in South Africa are due to receive penis transplants following the world's first successful such transplant in Cape Town.

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Zambia's president recovering after surgery in SA

Saturday 14 March 2015 10:35

Zambia's new President Edgar Lungu has undergone surgery in a South African hospital..

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 Richard Young went on to give details of alleged fraud and corruption to the commission.
Young cross examination to be delayed

Thursday 12 March 2015 20:24

Richard Young, a losing bidder in the 1999 arms deal, is expected to wrap up his evidence on Friday.

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The ‘green cards’ given to domestic workers and garden workers at Worcester in Boland has drawn criticism from all sector of society.
Boland green cards similar to Dompas: SAHRC

Thursday 12 March 2015 20:17

The SAHRC  says there are similarities between the green cards issued to domestic and garden workers at Worcester in the Boland and the 'dompas' that black people had to carry under Apartheid.

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South African rates likely to rise in Q4, earlier than thought

Thursday 12 March 2015 17:27

South Africa's Reserve Bank is expected to raise interest rates towards the end of this year, sooner than previously forecast.

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The DA has welcomed the decision to debate the motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma.
DA's motion of no confidence in Zuma due for debate next week

Thursday 12 March 2015 14:28

The DA's vote of no confidence motion in President Jacob Zuma will be debated in the National Assembly next Tuesday.

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S.African stocks fall to one-month lows as investors flee

Wednesday 11 March 2015 19:47

South African stocks sank to a one-month low on Wednesday on the back of a wilting local currency and as investors focus on the likelihood of higher interest rates in the United States.

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Sizwe Nxasana says all business division performed well in 2015
Outgoing FirstRand CEO says SA experienced growth opportunities

Tuesday 10 March 2015 19:32

FirstRand's CEO, Sizwe Nxasana says all business division performed well in 2015.

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S.African rand hits 13-yr low as market sees U.S. rate hike

Monday 9 March 2015 19:19

South Africa's rand fell to a new 13-year low to the dollar on Monday, after investors sold off emerging market currencies amid heightened expectations of an imminent interest rate hike.

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Hundreds of Pro-Palestinian supporters took to the streets of Durban today in support of Israeli Apartheid Week.
ANC KZN urges boycotts of Israeli products

Friday 6 March 2015 20:28

The ANC in KwaZulu-Natal has urged members to boycott Israeli products as hundreds of Pro-Palestinian supporters took to the streets of Durban in support of Israeli Apartheid Week.

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Arms deal critic and losing bidder Richard Young has accused the Seriti commission of being one-sided.
Cabinet's role in arms deal questioned

Thursday 5 March 2015 16:59

Arms procurement parastatal Armscor should have played the leading role in the 1999 multi-billion rand purchase of military equipment

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At a post-budget discussion in Johannesburg, the minister outlined reasons for his decision to table the kind of budget he delivered in parliament last week.
BCI up in February

Tuesday 3 March 2015 19:02

Finance Minister Nhlanlha Nene's maiden budget speech has sparked off much debate and has been a cause of mixed reactions since it was delivered last week.  

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Agang wants National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to rescuse herself from the Motion of No confidence debate against President Jacob Zuma.
Agang withdraws motion of no confidence debate on Zuma

Tuesday 3 March 2015 17:47

The Motion of No Confidence in President Jacob Zuma brought by Agang has been withdrawn in the National Assembly.

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Hundreds shave for cancer

Saturday 28 February 2015 16:42

The annual cancer awareness campaign known as the Shavathong started countrywide on Saturday.

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Going to the game? Pack earplugs and lose the vuvuzela: WHO

Friday 27 February 2015 17:51

Sports fans risk having their hearing ruined by vuvuzela trumpets and deliberate attempts to increase stadium noise and they need to start seeing earplugs as something cool.

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Proteas batsman, AB de Villiers, says the victory is a great turnaround after loss at the MCG.
It all comes down to hard work for De Villiers

Friday 27 February 2015 15:40

AB de Villiers smashed West Indies bowlers from pillar to post for the quickest 150 in one-day internationals on Friday.

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SA GDP increased in 2014

Tuesday 24 February 2015 16:33

South Africa's real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 1.5%  in 2014, after an increase of 2.2% in 2013, Statistics SA said on Tuesday.

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Proteas take time off ahead India clash

Wednesday 18 February 2015 20:08

South Africa’s national cricket team, the Proteas spent time away from the game after an unconvincing victory in their opening match at the Cricket World Cup last Sunday.

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Amajita ready for action: Coach

Monday 16 February 2015 19:38

South Africa's under-20 national coach Thabong Senong says they are aiming for a top four finish at the African Youth Championship.

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