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No e-tolls in CTown: Cape Chamber

The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry on Tuesday welcomed the announcement by Sanral that there will be no e-tolling in Cape Town, and said it was opposed to any form of toll roads within the city limits. “We are also concerned that, if the N1 and N2 tolls roads[…]

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Nkandla architect faces R155m claim: report

Architect Minenhle Makhanya and the department of public works are facing a R155 million civil claim relating to work done at President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home, the SABC reported on Tuesday. According to the SABC, court documents lodged by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) showed that Makhanya and the department[…]

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Israel-Hamas talks tackle Gaza blockade

Negotiators in Cairo have addressed the issue of the Israeli Gaza blockade, as the clock ticks down to the 2100 GMT deadline that will end a current 72-hour truce. By that time on Wednesday, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in the Egyptian capital must have either agreed on a permanent ceasefire,[…]

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US sends 130 more military advisors to Iraq

The United States has sent 130 more military advisors to northern Iraq to assess the scope of the humanitarian crisis there, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. “I recommended to the president and the president has authorized me to go ahead and send about 130 new assessment team members[…]

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Judge orders exam for Guantanamo hunger striker

A federal judge has ordered an independent medical evaluation for a prisoner on hunger strike at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. U.S. District Judge Gladys Kessler directed the government to allow Syrian prisoner Abu Wa’el Dhiab to be examined by three experts chosen by his lawyers. Kessler’s order[…]

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Police facing court action over arrest of protesters

The Action Forum for Palestine are planning to take action against the South African Police Services (SAPS), over the treatment of five pro-Palestinian supporters arrested on Sunday after allegedly staging an illegal protest. The protesters were pulled over by police after returning from a picket near the Sea Point Pavilion,[…]

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Gazans weary of IDF breaking truce: Qattawi

With a 72-hour ceasefire currently in effect, residents of the troubled Gaza Strip have gone about resuming their normal daily activities, with some departing from the make shift refugee centres to discover the fate of their homes. Many Gazans have fled their family homes in the more stricken areas, seeking[…]

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Why are we profiled, asks activist

One of five pro-Palestinian demonstrators arrested on Sunday says they were profiled and questioned by police and the Hawks without being given any indication to the reasoning behind their arrest. Abdul Gani Sahib, one of the five arrested on Sunday says they were innocently holding up flags and signs nearby[…]

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‘Pornography destroying society’

Pornography hurts adults, children, couples, families, and the whole of society. So says Family Police Institute director Errol Naidoo, highlighting pornography’s destructive impact on communities. The activist was commenting on the licensing of three pornographic television channels by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) to StarSat. A group[…]

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GOTG assists Orkney quake victims

Volunteers from Gift of the Givers were on site on Tuesday to assist victims most affected by the earthquake destruction in Khuma and surrounding areas in the Orkney area. Orkney has been declared a state of disaster by the North West government after an earthquake hit the area last week.[…]

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