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Petrol price drop beneficial to consumers

Wednesday 3 September 2014 05:39

Hard pressed consumers will benefit from a drop of 67 cents in the price of petrol which came into effect on Tuesday night.

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Hendrick Cutshwa was found guilty of raping a five-year old in Vaalspan.
Man sentenced to life in prison for raping five year old

Tuesday 2 September 2014 18:21

A 39-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the Northern Cape High Court.

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Debbie Damant, SA Tourism's country manager says SA has been growing relatively steadily.
S Africans must promote domestic tourism: Damant

Tuesday 2 September 2014 18:14

SA Tourism's country manager, Debbie Damant has called on South Africans to put more effort into promoting and sustaining domestic tourism as it is contributing 52% of total tourism in the country.

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The matric examination will start on October the 27th and finish on October the 28th of November.
Education Dept gearing for incident free matric examination

Tuesday 2 September 2014 17:40

Parliament has heard that the class of 2014 is now left with 54 four days before they sit for their final exams.

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Bafana Bafana will start their qualifying campaign with an away match against Sudan in Khartoum on Friday night.
Bafana Bafana ready to make history

Tuesday 2 September 2014 14:43

The current crop of Bafana Bafana players want to make their own history under new coach Shakes Mashaba.

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Last survivor of timeless test dies

Tuesday 2 September 2014 13:43

The world's oldest test cricketer Norman Gordon, who was the last survivor of the timeless test, passed away in Johannesburg on Tuesday at the age of 103.

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Neotel CEO & MD Sunil Joshi.
Neotel sees untapped markets for telecom start-ups

Tuesday 2 September 2014 12:15

There is still enough room for start-ups in South Africa’s telecommunications industry, says  company  Neotel CEO & MD, Sunil Joshi.

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SADC sends observer team to Lesotho

Tuesday 2 September 2014 11:30

South Africa’s Department of International Relations says the Southern African Development Community (SADC) is deploying a facilitation team to help restore normality in Lesotho.

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Moyo demands fair treatment for traditional healers

Tuesday 2 September 2014 11:15

Gogo Moyo says traditional healers are not given much recognition in South Africa, especially in the health department.

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State requests postponement

Monday 1 September 2014 20:14

The State has asked for a postponement in the matter between King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo of the Abathembu and President Jacob Zuma, the presidency said on Monday.

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The system failure shut down most of the bank's functions, leaving its customers frustrated.
Standard Bank apologises for a nationwide system crash

Monday 1 September 2014 19:25

Banking group Standard Bank has apologised to its clients after a nationwide system crash that lasted nearly two hours on Monday morning.

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South African Health Department have selected 11 hospitals across the country.
SA chooses 11 hospitals to deal with Ebola

Monday 1 September 2014 17:13

The South African Health Department says 11 hospitals in total have been selected across the country to quarantine and treat Ebola patients should the need arise.

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Players movements suggest change in trend

Monday 1 September 2014 16:10

Recent player movements in the Premiership have indicated a shift in transfer trends, with some footballers resisting the strong allure of the league's bigwigs.

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‘Jazzing it up at Zoo Lake’

Monday 1 September 2014 13:56

A huge stage was erected at Zoo Lake in Johannesburg on Sunday morning (31 August 2014). The Jazz on the Lake concert formed part of the Johannesburg Arts Alive Festival which runs until September 10.

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Expert cautions SA over Lesotho crisis

Monday 1 September 2014 10:45

Military analyst, Helmut Heitman says if Lesotho descends into internal violence this will have a huge impact on South Africa.

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 Lesotho's military seized control of the tiny African kingdom's police headquarters and jammed radio stations and phones.
SA govt calls on Lesotho army to return to barracks

Sunday 31 August 2014 20:15

The South African Government has called on the Commander of the Lesotho Defence Force to order the Army to return to their barracks.

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President Zuma was speaking at the Heads of Mission Conference in Pretoria.
Diplomats must support economy: Zuma

Sunday 31 August 2014 16:03

South African ambassadors and high commissioners across the world should support all initiatives that promote the country's economy, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday.

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Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Public servants must serve public: Ramaphosa

Sunday 31 August 2014 14:28

South Africa needs public servants who truly serve the needs of the people, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday.

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SANDF not involved in foiling Lesotho coup

Sunday 31 August 2014 13:01

South Africa has denied that its troops were involved in foiling an alleged coup in Lesotho.

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Lesotho's PM flees to SA

Sunday 31 August 2014 06:54

Lesotho's Prime Minister, Thomas Thabane, on Saturday accused his country's army of staging a coup against him and fled to neighbouring South Africa.

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