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NPA denies Oscar appeal

The National Prosecuting Authority on Sunday denied a report that the appeal against Oscar Pistorius’s conviction and sentence will start next month. “It is not true,” spokesman Nathi Mncube said in an sms. He denied a Sunday Times report that State prosecutor Gerrie Nel would discuss the matter with National[…]

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57 Woolies protestors arrested

A total of 57 people who had protested in a Woolworths store in Killarney Mall were arrested on Saturday, Johannesburg police said. The group was charged with public disturbance, said Constable Thabo Malatji. “They went to Woolies and started disturbing customers inside the shop,” said Malatji. The protests are linked[…]

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Pikoli to become Wcape police ombudsman

Former National Prosecuting Authority head Vusi Pikoli is set to become the police ombudsman for the Western Cape, the Saturday Star reported. The appointment of a provincial police ombudsman would be a first for the country. Pikoli, who also headed the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry which looked into complaints related[…]

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UIF benefits set to increase

Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) benefits are set to increase, Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant said on Saturday. “The prudent investment of your funds by the UIF management and the board means that government is now in a position to increase unemployment insurance benefits from the current eight months to a year,”[…]

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Tributes pour in for Mulaudzi

President Jacob Zuma has paid tribute to Olympic silver medalist, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, who died on Friday. “The nation has lost a true hero and one of our most disciplined and talented athletes who flew the South African flag across the sporting globe,” said Zuma. “We wish to convey, on behalf[…]

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Butchered cables angers Manenberg residents

The continuous vandalism of telephone cables has angered Manenberg residents who have been left without working landlines. Residents say they sent their complaints thrice to service provider Telkom who simply responds with smses promising to resolve the issue, but with little action. “I have been without a landline for three[…]

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Kewtown teen missing

NGO Pink ladies have asked the public for help in assisting the family of a young boy who went missing in Kewtown last Friday 17 October 2014. The organisation’s director Dessie Rechner said the 15 year old was last seen at a friend’s place in Kewtown at 10 am. “Tawfiq[…]

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Switch to prepaid box, says Chamber

Small businesses cannot absorb the increased costs in electricity, says the Cape Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is dealing with growing complaints from small business owners about the financially crippling electricity tariffs implemented by the City of Cape Town. Peter Haylett, the chairman of the Chamber’s Industrial Focus Portfolio Committee,[…]

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More nuclear meetings to be held

Meetings with nuclear experts from various countries will be held soon, following one with Russia this week, the SA Nuclear Energy Corporation said on Friday. “The meeting with Russia was held this week. This follows an announcement from government last week that vendor parade workshops would be held –the first[…]

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No rift between Zuma and Mantashe: ANC

There is no rift between President Jacob Zuma and ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe, the party said on Friday. “The African National Congress dismisses with the contempt they deserve reports… claiming a ‘rift’ between ANC President, Comrade Jacob Zuma, and the secretary-general, Comrade Gwede Mantashe,” spokesman Zizi Kodwa said in[…]

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