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Commonwealth Games Bid Committee says the games will boost Durban’s economy.
Durban formally lodges bid to host Commonwealth Games

Monday 2 March 2015 17:55

The opening ceremony of the 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place on 18 July, Mandela Day, should Durban get the nod to host the Games.

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Somadoda Fikeni says fraudulent qualification is worrying among officials in South Africa.
'Fraudulent qualifications give SA a bad name'

Monday 2 March 2015 11:20

Political analyst Professor Somadoda Fikeni says fraudulent qualifications among officials is worrying.

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Struggle stalwarts Moses Kotane and JB Marks' remains arriving on home soil on Sunday.
Homecoming of mortal remains marks new chapter: Zuma

Sunday 1 March 2015 20:45

The homecoming of the mortal remains of struggle stalwarts Moses Kotane and JB Marks should mark a new chapter of many more returns of those who died outside the country.

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Struggle stalwart Moses Kotane and JB Marks's remains arriving on home soil this morning.
Kotane, Marks played crucial role in SA's freedom: Vavi

Sunday 1 March 2015 11:41

Moses Kotane and JB Marks are the ancestors of freedom in South Africa, according to Cosatu General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi.

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Struggle stalwarts John Beaver (J.B.) Marks and Moses Kotane's remains have been returned to SA.
Kotane and Marks: We dare not fail them!

Sunday 1 March 2015 11:02

The occasion to celebrate the lives of Moses Kotane and John Beaver (J.B.) Marks, offers us an opportunity to reflect on the common histories shared by Russia and SA, says Nathi Mthethwa.

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The plane carrying the remains of Moses Kotane and JB Marks touched down at 6:15 this morning. The plane left the Russian capital, Moscow, on Saturday.
Radebe lauds Kotane, Marks for their role in liberating South Africa

Sunday 1 March 2015 08:38

Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe has thanked the families of Moses Kotane and JB Marks for sacrificing their sons in the fight for liberation in the country.

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Struggle veteran Moses Kotane and JB Marks have since the 70's been buried at the Novodevichy Cemetary in Moscow.
Kotane, Marks arrive on home soil

Sunday 1 March 2015 06:41

The plane carrying the remains of struggle icons Moses Kotane and JB Marks has arrived at the Waterkloof Airforce Base near Pretoria.  

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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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Motorists can expect another hike of over 80 cents a litre for fuel from April 1due to increases in the fuel levy and the road accident fund.
Petrol price set to rise

Saturday 28 February 2015 06:21

The price of all grades of petrol will increase by 96 cents a litre on Wednesday following months of relief at the pumps for motorists.

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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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AU Mission head applauds SA for mediation efforts

Friday 27 February 2015 13:33

The head of African Union Election Observation Mission (AUEOM) Raila Odinga, has applauded SADC and the government of South Africa for their commitment to bringing peace and stability in Lesotho.

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Probe into violence against foreigners

Thursday 26 February 2015 19:01

The violence involving foreign-owned businesses across the country will be investigated, Small Business Development Minister Lindiwe Zulu said on Thursday.

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Rand reverses gains, tracks weaker euro

Thursday 26 February 2015 18:28

The rand weakened against the dollar in line with the euro on Thursday.

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AU observer mission upbeat ahead of Lesotho's poll

Thursday 26 February 2015 18:09

Regional observer missions are hopeful Lesotho's much anticipated elections will go smoothly.

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Thousands of university students blacklisted due to unpaid fees

Thursday 26 February 2015 17:33

The South African Union of Students says that young people's chances of crafting careers for themselves have been derailed by having their names listed on the credit bureau.

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Finance Minister  Nhlanhla Nene has touched on the electricity crisis in his budget speech.
Govt pushes to limit effects of electricity constraint

Wednesday 25 February 2015 14:43

South African economy has recently taken a heavy knock due to electricity constraint which has been characterised by power cuts.

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S.Africa raises personal income tax, fuel and electricity levies

Wednesday 25 February 2015 14:23

South Africa will increase taxes on personal incomes and also hike levies on fuel and electricity to raise revenue, Finance Minister Nhlanhla said on Wednesday.

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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 in good spirits despite suffering a setback

Tuesday 24 February 2015 15:22

South Africa’s cricket team has suffered a setback ahead of Friday's World Cup clash against the West Indies in Sydney.

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