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Some Cape Town fires started deliberately: report

Two of the three fires that ravaged the Cape Peninsula in March this year were deliberately started, while a third – the largest of the three – was probably started accidentally by some vagrants. This is according to a forensic investigation report released on Thursday by the City of Cape[…]

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Habib loses his cool during debate on ‘Hitler’ student

Claims in a debate on the removal of controversial Wits SRC president Mcebo Dlamini that Vice Chancellor (VC) Adam Habib was appeasing the white and Jewish communities, prompted an emotional response from the rector on Thursday night. Students claimed that the “speedy” decision by Habib to remove Dlamini from his[…]

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Maimane ready to take the reigns

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) electoral process for the party’s top leadership position will come to a head this weekend as contenders, Dr Wilmot James and Mmusi Maimane face off in a bid to replace outgoing party leader, Helen Zille. The two squared off on Monday in a much talked about[…]

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Christopher Panayiotou on suicide watch: report

Christopher Panayiotou, the alleged mastermind behind the murder of his wife Jayde, is on 24-hour watch for fear he might try to commit suicide. Panayiotou, 28, is awaiting trial at St Albans prison in Port Elizabeth, reported Netwerk24 . If he is refused bail, he will continue to await trial[…]

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Foreigners legally need housing too: Sisulu

If South Africa is to heal itself of the long-term effects of xenophobia, it must find a way to ensure that those who are in the country legally have somewhere to live. Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu made the comment on Thursday at a news conference at Parliament before her budget[…]

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Chaos at Cape Town mall during robbery

Tenants at a Cape Town shopping centre hit by a trio of robbers on Wednesday tried to lock the suspects in the store they had hit. Chaos erupted at Vangate Mall in Athlone shortly before midday when the three “big” gun-toting suspects made their way to the Sherezad jewellery store,[…]

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Benni thought of his kids at gunpoint – friend

Former Bafana Bafana striker Benni McCarthy thoughts were of his children when he was being robbed at gunpoint at a barber shop, his friend and agent said on Wednesday. Percy Adams told News24 that after the robbery on Tuesday, Benni said to him that although these type of robberies were[…]

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Maimane ‘flip-flops’ on death penalty referendum

Two days after DA leadership candidate Mmusi Maimane publicly expressed his support for a referendum on the death penalty, he has backed down. “I would stand up straight and say I don’t support a referendum on the death penalty. We shouldn’t have a referendum,” Maimane told Netwerk24 in an interview[…]

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Man who claims Chabane was assassinated in court

The man who made allegations on Facebook that late Public Service and Administration Minister Collins Chabane was assassinated will appear in the Polokwane Magistrate’s Court on Thursday. Thembani Chabane, who reportedly claimed to be a relative of Collins Chabane, appeared on April 2 and was released by Magistrate Mohamed Shaik[…]

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State security aware of incidents of ISIS recruitment

There have been further incidents of people trying to leave the country to join the Islamic State (ISIS), the State Security Department said on Wednesday. However, spokesperson Brian Dube could not confirm an SABC radio report that another Cape Town teenager was stopped from joining the terrorist group. “He [Minister[…]

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