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Samwu to go ahead with protected strike

The South African Municipal Workers Union says it will go ahead as planned with its protected strike at the end of October in the City of Cape Town. At a press conference in Athlone on Wednesday, Samwu Cape metro regional secretary Mike Khumalo said municipal workers would go on strike[…]

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Dewani watches shooting videos

British businessman Shrien Dewani did not flinch on Wednesday morning as the Western Cape High Court was shown police videos re-enacting the shooting of his wife Anni in a shuttle taxi. He watched the three videos from the dock with the same expression he normally had when taking notes during[…]

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Parties react to Budget Policy Statement

Government needs to take bold decisions and implement tougher measures to get the economy to recover, the DA said on Wednesday. “It is a difficult time for South Africa, that is why we need bold and strong leadership. Globally, other markets are starting to recover,” Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi[…]

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Mthembu still in ICU: ANC

ANC MP Jackson Mthembu remains in the intensive care unit of a Witbank hospital after being shot and wounded in an armed robbery, the ruling party said on Wednesday. “He is recuperating well,” African National Congress spokeswoman Khusela Sangoni said. “He is still in hospital in ICU, but he seems[…]

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Three not linked to Mthembu shooting: Police

Three men arrested in Limpopo could not be linked to an armed robbery in which ANC MP Jackson Mthembu was shot and wounded, Mpumalanga police said on Wednesday. “Those guys have not been linked to the issue of Jackson Mthembu,” Brigadier Selvy Mohlala said. No one had been arrested yet[…]

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Ramaphosa to visit Lesotho

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will travel to Maseru, Lesotho on Wednesday to facilitate the country’s return to political normalcy, his office said. Ramaphosa, the South African Development Community (SADC) facilitator, would pursue SADC’s Troika mandate to facilitate political and security normalcy, spokesman Ronnie Mamoepa said in a statement. Ramaphosa would[…]

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Oscar processed and placed in cell

Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been processed and placed in his cell in the hospital wing of the Kgosi Mampuru II prison, the facility’s area commissioner Zebilon Monama said on Tuesday. “He is a little bit tired and tense but the chaplain went to talk to him,” he told Sapa. “He[…]

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Public reacts to Oscar sentencing

As social media went haywire with the news of Oscar Pistorius sentencing on Tuesday, there was a mixed reaction on the streets of Cape Town. The Paralympian was handed down a five year prison sentence for the culpable homicide conviction of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The athlete will serve three[…]

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Steroid use increasing in schools

The use of steroids or performance enhancing drugs have become more prevalent amongst high school boys in the local community and is showing no signs of slowing down. Reports show that these young boys are using the drug to positively influence their performances in competitive sports. The South African Institute[…]

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ANC councillor killed in Philippi

An ANC ward councillor and SA National Civics Organisation member has been killed in Philippi, Cape Town police said on Tuesday. “Last night at about 9.15pm a 53-year-old man who was a member of Sanco, Mr Charles Thembisile Kanku, and a woman were shot at on the driveway of Bongolethu[…]

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