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Pierre Korkie was killed during an attempt by US special forces to free him from Al-Qaeda captors in Yemen on December 6.
Korkie family will use donation for a ‘fresh start’

Saturday 20 December 2014 14:43

The R1.7 million that was raised to help kidnap victim Pierre Korkie and his family after his expected release in Yemen, will now assist his widow and children start afresh.

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SPCA seeks donations for animals

Friday 19 December 2014 12:54

During the festive season, most people just think of giving presents to their family and loved ones. Often those who cannot speak for themselves are the ones who suffer the most during this time.

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RAF owes clean audits to turnaround strategy

Friday 19 December 2014 11:10

Road Accident Fund’s CEO Eugene Watson says they have received clean audits for the past two years.

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SA’s nuclear plans to solve power crises: Presidency

Thursday 18 December 2014 09:15

The Presidency says South Africa's plans to build new nuclear power stations, will be undertaken in line with the country's legislation and policies.

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Police mum on Kraaifontein murders probe

Thursday 18 December 2014 08:30

Western Cape police commissioner, has appealed to the public to let the police do their thorough investigations, without interference

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Gauteng police on drive to curb taxi wars

Thursday 18 December 2014 07:45

The South African Police will be deploying extra officers at several taxi ranks in Gauteng in efforts to deter episodes of taxi violence.

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Reconciliation is possible: Zuma

Wednesday 17 December 2014 09:04

President Jacob Zuma says reconciliation is possible if everyone makes an effort to achieve it.

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SA condemns Taliban attack on Pakistan school

Wednesday 17 December 2014 06:56

The South African government has condemned a Taliban attack on a military school in Pakistan which has killed 141 people, 132 of them children.

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DA wants clarity from Ramaphosa on load-shedding threat

Wednesday 17 December 2014 06:30

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has called on Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to provide clarity on the recent load-shedding threat.

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Hashim Amla eager to begin new era

Tuesday 16 December 2014 11:55

New Proteas captain Hashim Amla will be relishing the chance to dominate the West Indies, starting with the first Test in Centurion on Wednesday.

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered the "building the legacy Memorial Lecture" in honour of the late President Nelson Mandela
Ramaphosa reminisces on the life and times of Mandela

Monday 15 December 2014 21:28

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday delivered the "building the legacy Memorial Lecture" in honour of the late President Nelson Mandela at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.

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Health officials on high alert after measles outbreak

Monday 15 December 2014 14:07

The National Health Department has confirmed the prevalence of measles cases in five provinces.

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More than 4 300 SA citizens awaits life-saving organ

Monday 15 December 2014 14:05

There is a dire shortage of organ donors in South Africa, as only 0.2% of the South Africa population is registered as organ donors.

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Market watchers expect the rand to come under pressure from a string of U.S data
Rand firms after Fitch maintains rating

Monday 15 December 2014 11:15

South Africa's rand firmed against the US dollar on Monday, recouping some recent losses after ratings agency Fitch surprised markets

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Praises pour in for SA's Miss World

Monday 15 December 2014 08:30

2014 Miss world Rolene Strauss has been described as a humble, passionate, and caring person

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N Cape on high alert following measles outbreak

Saturday 13 December 2014 12:59

Northern Cape Health MEC Mac Jack says the department is on high alert after a measles outbreak in the province.

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Rand weaker, power crunch fans fears of rating downgrade

Friday 12 December 2014 20:26

South Africa's rand hit a six-year low against the dollar on Friday and bond prices slid on concern that ratings agency Fitch could downgrade the country's debt in its latest review.

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Madikizela-Mandela speaks out on state of parliament, Cosatu, EFF

Friday 12 December 2014 20:22

Struggle veteran, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, has decried the degenerating state of parliament as "shameful".

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SA team gears up for Dakar Rally

Friday 12 December 2014 20:21

The countdown for the 2015 Dakar Rally has started for the Imperial Toyota team. The Hilux bakkies and assorted spare parts are packed in containers and will leave for South America on the 17th.

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Pierre Korkie’s wife thanks South Africans

Friday 12 December 2014 18:16

Yolande Korkie has again thanked South Africans for their overwhelming support and numerous attempts to save her husband from Al-Qaeda militants.

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