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BDS rejects claims of Woolies AGM ambush

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions South Africa (BDS SA) has rejected media claims of an ambush on Woolworth’s annual general meeting (AGM), with the company set to meet with its shareholders on Monday. BDS SA is engaged in a year-long boycott against the popular retailer and last year bought single shares[…]

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Phiyega takes fight to Baleka Mbete

Suspended police chief General Riah Phiyega has given Parliament and Speaker Baleka Mbete an ultimatum to rescind a committee report criticising her leadership and her board of commissioners, or face legal action. This is the latest salvo from Phiyega, who has been fighting to keep her job. In a series[…]

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COP21 should address global inequality: Tutu

The COP21 conference on climate change, scheduled to take place in Paris next week, should also focus on global inequality, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said on Sunday. Failure to do so would send a direct message of contempt to poorer nations and people, who cannot afford the costs of mitigating the[…]

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Counterfeit ring bust in Bellville

What started out as an investigation into the printing of illegal abortion ads has instead led the Metro Police Tactical Reponse Unit to uncover a massive forgery ring in the city. The ring was bust in Bellville’s central business district on Thursday. Various counterfeit goods were discovered at the premises[…]

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EU and Turkey seal migrant deal

Turkey promised to help stem the flow of migrants to Europe in return for cash, visas and renewed talks on joining the EU in a deal struck on Sunday that the Turkish prime minister called a “new beginning” for the uneasy neighbors. Leaders of the European Union met Turkish premier[…]

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Israel suspends dialogue with EU bodies in peace process

Israel said Sunday that it would suspend diplomatic contacts with European Union bodies involved in the Palestinian peace process, following an EU decision earlier this month to label goods produced in Israel’s illegal settlements. The Israeli foreign ministry said in a statement that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the[…]

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Palestinian teen shot dead in clashes in Silwan

Israeli forces on Sunday evening shot dead a Palestinian teenage boy during clashes in the neighborhood of Silwan in occupied East Jerusalem, a local monitoring group said. The Wadi Hilweh Information Center said that 17-year-old Ayman Samih al-Abbasi died after he was shot in his chest in the Ras al-Amoud[…]

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2 dead, 4 000 homeless after CT fire

At least two people were found dead and thousands of people lost their homes in a devastating fire that raced through an informal settlement near Fish Hoek, Cape Town, early on Sunday morning. The blaze started in the impoverished Masiphumelele shortly after 01:00, destroying 800 shacks at last count, and[…]

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Victory for UWC students and staff

All outsourced staff employed at the University of the Western Cape will receive a monthly allowance of R2 000 from December 1, the council said in a statement. This is one of many agreements taken during a two-day meeting where council considered some of the issues raised by the students[…]

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Maties senate ‘likes’ English

Stellenbosch University may be a step closer to making English the main medium of instruction at the university. This after the university confirmed on Saturday that the Senate had accepted a motion in support of the University management’s proposal with regards to the use of language at the institution. Stellenbosch[…]

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