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28-year-old, Simosakhe Ngcobo has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the Durban High Court for the murder of seven-year-old Philisiwe Ngidi.
KZN child’s killer gets 25 years

Friday 22 May 2015 11:29

A 28-year-old man has been sentenced to 25 years imprisonment by the Durban High Court for the murder of a seven-year-old girl.

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Tough road ahead for over-indebted consumers

Friday 22 May 2015 09:45

Economists expect interest rates to peak to between 11% and 12% during the current rate tightening cycle.

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‘Some mining companies still prioritise profit over safety’

Friday 22 May 2015 08:06

The National Union of Mine Workers (NUM) says the country's mining sector is still far lagging behind in implementing the required health and safety measures.

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Sanral CEO Nazir Allie spoke exclusively to SABC on their reaction to the new e-tolls dispensation.
Sanral CEO speaks about new e-toll dispensation

Thursday 21 May 2015 20:40

Reactions continue to pour in following the announcement of the new e-toll dispensation. On Wednesday, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the new model.

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Chairperson of the African Union Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma addressed the two-day China-Africa Colloquium at the University of Cape Town on Thursday.
Africa eyes China for industrialisation programme

Thursday 21 May 2015 20:00

African countries are looking at China to boost their efforts to kick-start their industrialization programme.

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Refusal of issuing licences due to e-toll debt would be contrary to administrative law of South Africa.
FF Plus against withholding car licences due to e-toll debt

Thursday 21 May 2015 16:44

FF Plus Parliamentary Spokesperson on Transport, Advocate Anton Alberts, says withholding motor licences due to outstanding e-toll debt is illegal and unconstitutional.

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Public Service Commission found that the Western Cape Health Department has fared the best in a study on health care
Western Cape 'raises bar' in health care delivery

Thursday 21 May 2015 12:36

The Public Service Commission (PSC) has found that the Western Cape Health Department has fared the best in a study on health care delivery which was conducted with three other provinces.

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Dr Bernadette Lahai discussing the Pan-African Parliament’s aim to make companies more transparent to the public regarding financial documentation.
Dr Bernadette Lahai talks Pan-African Parliament

Thursday 21 May 2015 10:27

Dr Bernadette Lahai touches on the goals of the PAP to fight the various ways finances can be stifled out of the continent.

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South Africa is experiencing a dry season due to the past season not being as rainy as hoped.
'Conserve water, every drop counts'

Thursday 21 May 2015 10:15

Department of Water Affairs Spokesperson, Sputnik Ratau says South Africa is experiencing a water shortage due to the past rainy season not being as rainy as it was expected to be.

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Fatima Chohan, Deputy Minister of Home Affairs  says share borders should co-operate in their management
Cohesion urged between foreign nationals, South Africans

Thursday 21 May 2015 07:00

: Home Affairs Deputy Minister, Fatima Chohan, says countries that share borders should co-operate in their management.

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The Pietermaritzburg Supreme Court of Appeal will drop the charges against two brothers Sboniso and Vusi Mnguni who were wrongfully imprisoned for 14 years.
KZN brothers wrongfully imprisoned freed after 14 years

Thursday 21 May 2015 05:54

Two brothers, Sboniso and Vusimuzi Mnguni have been freed from prison, after being wrongfully imprisoned for 14 years.

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South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) introduces an adopt-a-granny initiative aimed to provide the elderly with warm clothing for the winter months, but also to extend a hand of compassion and lo
Young people urged to care for the elderly

Thursday 21 May 2015 00:30

The South African National Zakah Fund (SANZAF) has introduced an adopt-a-granny initiative during its Operation Winter Warmth campaign.

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Zuma apologises to Mozambicans for xenophobic attacks

Wednesday 20 May 2015 17:33

President Jacob Zuma has apologised to the government and the people of Mozambique for the recent attacks on foreign nationals which saw a Mozambican national Emmanuel Josias Sithole killed.

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Well known public figure, Raymond Suttner, says citizens need to unite to reclaim their hard-won democratic rights, which are now being squandered.
Citizens need to claim ethical leadership

Wednesday 20 May 2015 10:05

In modern democracies most people accept that there must be leadership. But the meaning of leadership and the quality of leaders are issues with which most societies grapple, writes Raymond Suttner.

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Residence of the Cape Flats experience dangers of gang violence during moments of load shedding.
Cape Flats asks to be exempted from load shedding

Wednesday 20 May 2015 08:51

The City of Cape Town's Safety and Security Department says areas on the Cape Flats that were hit the hardest by gang violence in recent weeks should be exempted from load shedding.

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Dr Danny Titus, South African Human Rights Commission speaking on the signed memorandum of understanding between the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the South African Police Services
SAHRC, SAPS sign memorandum of understanding

Wednesday 20 May 2015 08:36

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) and the South African Police Services (SAPS) sign a memorandum of understanding.

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Marlene Van Niekerk expresses how she feels about her nomination for the Man Booker International Prize and how her book was received around the world.
South African author up for the Man Booker International Prize

Wednesday 20 May 2015 08:28

Award winning South African poet, novelist and short-story writer, Marlene Van Niekerk, has been nominated for the Man Booker International Prize in a ceremony held in London.

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The 2015 Johannesburg Joy of Jazz festival is expected to make a great contribution to the growth of the local economy with the star studded event.
Star studded Standard Bank Joy of Jazz to be expected

Wednesday 20 May 2015 06:17

The City of Johannesburg says the annual Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival contributes greatly to the growth of the local economy.

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ANC welcomes call for more white people in SANDF

Wednesday 20 May 2015 05:46

The ANC has welcomed an instruction given to the Defence Force to recruit more whites to reflect the demographics of South Africa.

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SA, Mozambique set to strengthen bilateral ties

Tuesday 19 May 2015 20:48

South Africa and Mozambique are set to strengthen bilateral ties as President Jacob Zuma undertakes a state visit to that country.

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