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New video of Shiraaz Mohamed surfaces

Another video of the kidnapped South African photo-journalist Shiraaz Mohamed has emerged in which he makes a desperate plea for the government to assist him. In the visuals, Mohamed, who has lost weight and has dark bags under his eyes, is seen held in an underground cell. Wearing tattered clothing,[…]

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City and Dial-A-Ride reach an agreement

By Zahraa Schroeder A long-awaited meeting between frustrated Dial-A-Ride users and the City of Cape Town has finally culminated in an agreement, one that would hopefully, finally, cater to the needs of thousands of disabled people.  The agreement comes after months of back and forth complaints to the city council,[…]

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Sahuc urges mindfulness of public image as hujjaj return

As thousands of South African hujjaj return home and arrive at their respective airports, family members of the pilgrims have complained about the strict regulations in place to control the movements of well-wishers at the airport. The hajj regulator insists that such protocols are necessary and urges all Muslims to[…]

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Demerit system for drivers officially approved

The much-dreaded Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (AARTO) Bill has officially been signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The legislation is most infamously known for its demerit system, which will have a profound change to driving in South Africa.  This controversial proposed traffic law seeks to impose a[…]

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Potential fourth suspect involved in Cremer murder

After Meghan Cremer’s murder suspects were in police custody, an undisclosed amount of cash was withdrawn from her bank account from an ATM in Philippi. According to the Facebook Group Adjudicate, “a day after the three suspects were in custody an undisclosed amount of money was withdrawn from Meghan Cremer’s[…]

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City of Cape Town’s power tariffs to be probed

The National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) is investigating the City of Cape Town’s electricity tariff increase and its tariff structure. The increases were brought into effect in July 1. “Nersa received numerous complaints regarding the City of Cape Town’s electricity tariffs and is looking into the matter,” said[…]

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The arguments for and against the NHI

Since the National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill was introduced to Parliament last week, the debate about the plan which promises to fundamentally change healthcare in South Africa has heated up. While the arguments for NHI tend to focus on the massive inequalities in the current access South Africans have to[…]

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Valuable minerals! Greenland buy isn’t a joke, Trump says he’ll ‘talk to Denmark about it’

Reports that Donald Trump sees Greenland as a good real estate prospect were no joke, with the White House economic adviser, and then Trump himself confirming that he’s really mulling the purchase of world’s largest island. “It’s an interesting story,” Larry Kudlow told Fox News Sunday. “It’s developing. We’re looking at it.[…]

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