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Krejcir to appear in court for Issa murder

Tuesday 3 May 2016 07:40

Convicted Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is expected back in court on Tuesday.

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Jeremy Cronin was clarifying his stance on the reinstating of arms deal charges against Zuma.
It's up to NPA to reinstate charges against Zuma - Cronin

Monday 2 May 2016 15:33

Jeremy Cronin says the NPA should also provide the reasons why it dropped the arms deal case in 2009.

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Wits expresses shock at students' deaths in Limpopo crash

Monday 2 May 2016 14:15

Witwatersrand University (Wits) has described as shocking its students' passing away in a minibus taxi crash on the N1 near the Nyl Plaza toll in Limpopo.

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Petrol price to increase by 12c per litre

Monday 2 May 2016 12:13

The Department of Energy announced a fuel price adjustments for this month which would see the price of petrol 95 and 93 Octane increase by 12 cents per litre.

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CAA to monitor SA Express after lifting suspension

Monday 2 May 2016 10:05

The Civil Aviation Authority says it will continue to monitor and oversee the full implementation of the corrective action plan of SA Express.

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Trade unions remain a force to be reckoned with in South Africa.
How unions have boosted pay, job security in democratic SA

Sunday 1 May 2016 11:26

Labour unions have played an integral role as a voice for social transformation in South Africa.

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Cold consitions will continue in the eastern pasrts of the Eastern Cape as well areas surrounding Lesotho and KwaZulu Natal
SA temperatures to remain cool as cold front approaches Madagascar

Sunday 1 May 2016 10:38

The South African Weather Service says temperatures will remain cool in some parts of the country following a cold front.

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The awards, which were hosted in line with Botswana's 50th anniversary, are aimed at celebrating and uplifting Setswana poetry.
Botswana hosts first ever Setswana Poetry Awards

Sunday 1 May 2016 07:53

Botswana's first Setswana Poetry Awards are recognition of the need to develop and maintain African languages.

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Africa's giant eye in the sky proving worth its SALT

Saturday 30 April 2016 08:48

South Africa's SALT telescope has helped detect the first white dwarf pulsar

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Water and Sanitation Minister, Nomvula Mokonyane says South Africa wants to align itself with other developing countries and external forces want to destroy that
External forces trying to destroy SA's ties with BRICS: Mokonyane

Saturday 30 April 2016 07:41

Minister Nomvula Mokonyane says there are external forces at play trying to discredit President Jacob Zuma in order to destroy South Africa's ties with BRICS and the developing world.

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The Post Office has been bedeviled  by crippling strikes, board room dramas and corruption in recent years.
Another crippling strike set to hit SAPO

Friday 29 April 2016 20:15

The Communication Workers Union says it, together with other unions at the Post Office, will down tools next Thursday and Friday to push for salary increases.

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The rand traded in a narrow band earlier in the session as liquidity remained light.
Rand races to firmest in a week, stocks inch up

Thursday 28 April 2016 21:20

SA's rand resumed a recent rally on Thursday, racing to a one-week high as emerging currencies lapped up the return of risk appetite after a string of disappointing data releases from the US.

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Consumers, squeezed by rising interest rates, unemployment of around 25% and high debt levels, are a growing headache for lenders in Africa's most advanced economy which is forecast by the government
S&P sees SA's banks up against growing credit risks

Thursday 28 April 2016 18:05

South Africa's banks will find it tougher to turn a profit as the economy remains feeble for the next few years and credit risks rise, credit ratings agency Standard & Poor's said on Thursday.

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Pitso Mosimane takes solace in the fact that they are still top of log.
We are stressed: Mosimane

Thursday 28 April 2016 16:22

Mamelodi Sundowns coach, Pitso Mosimane, has admitted stress levels have risen up as the PSL season nears the end and the championship race heats up.

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Benedict Vikalazi's work is still respected by many upcoming writers.
Benedict Vilakazi honoured with the Order of Ikhamanga

Thursday 28 April 2016 16:07

One of the South Africa's finest writers, the late Benedict Vilakazi, has been honoured on Thursday, with the Order of Ikhamanga.

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Women are three times more likely to be infected with HIV if they have female genital schistosomiasis (FGS), studies carried out in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, South Africa and Mozambique have found.
Parasitic worms may hold key to cutting spread of HIV: Researchers

Thursday 28 April 2016 13:37

A parasitic worm which affects millions of the world's poorest people may hold an important but little-known key to cutting the spread of HIV.

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Ex-pats celebrate Freedom Day in London with a ‘braai, beer and music’

Wednesday 27 April 2016 21:30

South Africans in London were just one group of expats who celebrated Freedom Day far from the motherland with a ‘braai, beer and music’, recreating a bit of home under cold skies.

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South Africans urged to come up with innovative business ideas

Wednesday 27 April 2016 17:36

Proudly South African (Proudly SA) has encouraged South Africans to come up with innovative business ideas.  

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Never too young to learn about democracy

Wednesday 27 April 2016 16:25

The 2016 Schools Democracy Week started this past weekend and runs until 30 April in schools countrywide as part of an annual joint initiative between the Electoral Commission and the DBE.

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South Africans drowning in debt as they celebrate Freedom Day

Wednesday 27 April 2016 16:14

As South Africans celebrate Freedom Day, more of them have fallen into the debt trap made worse by the increase in the general cost of living, said debt counsellor Wendy Monkley.

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