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Nadine Gordimer dies

Nobel laureate and writer Nadine Gordimer died peacefully in her sleep at the age of 90, her family said on Monday. “Her son Hugo and daughter Oriane and her caring helpers were with her… A private memorial service will be announced at a later date,” law firm Edward Nathan Sonnenbergs[…]

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Lwandle residents to be moved back

Talks aimed at finding a solution to the eviction of hundreds of families from an informal settlement in Lwandle, Cape Town, were “not a smooth-sailing exercise”, a government official said on Monday. “It was a very difficult exercise. There was a lot of mistrust between ourselves and community members,” a[…]

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CDP condemn Tutu euthanasia statements

Jesus Christ would not have approved of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s support for assisted suicide for the terminally ill, the Christian Democratic Party (CDP) said on Monday. “In his desire to be in the limelight it would appear that he [Tutu] has become a friend of the enemy instead of[…]

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Immigration rules won’t change: Gigaba

The new immigration regulations will not be changed but home affairs will deal with problems which have arisen since their implementation, minister Malusi Gigaba said on Monday. “We are willing to engage with anybody who has concerns about the implementation,” he told reporters in Johannesburg. He was speaking at the[…]

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Alleged heart-eater’s bail bid continues

The Athlone Magistrate’s Court, in Cape Town, will hear closing arguments on Monday in the bail application of a Zimbabwean man accused of killing a man and eating his heart. On Thursday, the court heard that Andrew Chimboza, 35, was a danger to society and a flight risk. Testifying in[…]

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Numsa lowers wage demand

Numsa on Sunday said it lowered its wage increase demand to 10 percent, in a bid to end the strike in the metals and engineering sector. “As a union we are ready to end the current strike with a one-year agreement and a 10 percent increase,” National Union of Metalworkers[…]

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Minister to explain Motsoeneng appointment

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi is to appear before a parliamentary committee to explain her ratification of Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s appointment as SABC COO, the Sunday Independent reported. Communications committee chairwoman Joyce Moloi-Moropa confirmed the minister would appear before the committee, apparently this week. In an opinion piece in the same newspaper,[…]

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Zuma denies corruption

President Jacob Zuma has refuted accusations of government corruption, according to papers filed at the Constitutional Court, the Sunday Independent reported. Zuma called the latest court bid by businessman Hugh Glenister, who as part of his quest to ensure independence for the Hawks, seeks to prove corruption in government, “wholly[…]

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Peaceful talks needed in Middle East: Dirco

A lasting solution to the Middle East unrest can only be found through serious and genuine negotiations between the parties involved, the international relations department (Dirco) said on Friday. “We strongly urge all sides to refrain from responding to violence with violence and to exercise restraint, including a halt to[…]

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Kick out Israeli diplomats: Vavi

Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi urged government on Friday to immediately cut diplomatic ties with Israel. “This government of ours must, not tomorrow but today, buy a ticket for the ambassador of Israel, take him to the airport and send him back home,” said Vavi in Pretoria. “They should send[…]

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