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One in four cigarettes smoked in SA illegal – expert

Friday 31 October 2014 16:43

In the past four years the illicit cigarette trade has cost the government close to R18 billion.

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Cosatu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, was addressing delegates at the 7th National DENOSA Congress
Vavi labels SA health system an economic apartheid

Friday 31 October 2014 09:50

Cosatu General Secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi has described South Africa's current health system as an economic apartheid

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‘One death too many’: Gun Free SA

Thursday 30 October 2014 19:53

The spate of fire-arm related crimes has seen a renewed attempt to tighten gun control in South Africa.

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Mbalula pays homage to three sporting figures

Thursday 30 October 2014 17:56

Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula has called on South Africans to fight crime and take responsibility for lives.

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Boks show support at triple memorial

Thursday 30 October 2014 15:10

The death of three South African sporting heroes over the past week has brought South Africans together, Springbok captain Jean De Villiers said at a memorial service in Johannesburg on Thursday.

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Ramaphosa says the talks have been fruitful
Quick solution needed in South Sudan: Ramaphosa

Thursday 30 October 2014 11:05

Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa has held talks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir as part of South Africa's efforts to mediate a peace agreement

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Eighty-one  South Africans died when the  Synagogue Church of All Nations building collapsed in Nigeria.
Family of Nigerian disaster victim seeks closure

Thursday 30 October 2014 11:00

The family member of one of the deceased Nigerian collapse victims Mxolisi Green says it is frustrating that the family is unable to bury his cousin Thomas Matsina.

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Eskom might resort to load shedding

Wednesday 29 October 2014 18:48

Eskom has warned that load shedding could be on the cards if electricity is not being used sparingly.

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Rand firmer as US data disappoints

Tuesday 28 October 2014 19:55

The rand firmed to a six-week high against the dollar on Tuesday as durable goods orders in the United States came in below estimates.

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John Kani takes his latest play home

Tuesday 28 October 2014 19:14

South African star actor John Kani will be on stage with his latest play, Missing, for the first time in his city of birth, Port Elizabeth.

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SA's Kevin Anderson survives first round of BNP Paribas Masters

Monday 27 October 2014 18:40

South Africa's top men's tennis player, Kevin Anderson, was given a bye in the first round of the BNP Paribas Masters in Paris.

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Rand, bonds bid time ahead of risk events this week

Monday 27 October 2014 18:22

The rand and government bonds were little changed on Monday, bidding time ahead of a data-heavy week that will drive direction.

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SA has 20 million economically active people

Monday 27 October 2014 16:54

South Africa has 20.1 million economically active people but the country's labour absorption rate has remained stagnant at around 42.8%.

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This comes as South Africa is re-organising its water governance structure
Water and sanitation dept host Dutch delegation

Monday 27 October 2014 14:17

The Department of Water and Sanitation is hosting a Dutch delegation for a meeting.

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Rain ends Protea, New Zealand ODI

Monday 27 October 2014 07:22

The third one-day international between New Zealand and South Africa at Hamilton was abandoned because of incessant rain at Seddon Park on Monday.

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The military is working hard to improve its training.
SA military in the spotlight again

Sunday 26 October 2014 19:05

 South Africa is counting the cost of what is arguably the biggest corruption scandal the country has witnessed as a democracy.

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Chad Le Clos missed the 100 metre butterfly final.
Chad le Clos adds another gold medal in Beijing World Cup

Saturday 25 October 2014 20:37

Chad Le Clos added another gold medal to take his tally to four golds when he won the 50 metre free-style final on the last day of the Beijing leg of the Swimming World Cup.

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Rand still on firmer ground after budget

Friday 24 October 2014 17:56

The rand hovered near the previous day's five-week highs against the dollar on Friday.

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With government wanting to invest in fracking to export natural gas and signing a deal with Russia to build 8 nuclear reactors by 2030, renewable energy seems to be last on the list.
The Energy Story

Friday 24 October 2014 17:55

Renewable energy seems to be the answer to avoid climate change risks to people’s health and environmental damage but it is still a seemingly long road to developing this green future.

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SA man faces second US wildlife indictment

Friday 24 October 2014 17:07

One of the South African brothers facing indictment in the US over the sale of illegal rhino hunts was previously fined for illegally importing a leopard carcass to that country.

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