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100,000 jobs created in CTown

The city of Cape Town has created 100,000 jobs since 2011, mayor Patricia de Lille said on Thursday. “Since 2011, the city has created more than 100,000 work opportunities through the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP),” she said in a speech prepared for delivery at a council meeting. There were[…]

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UN seems helpless in Israel-Palestine conflict: Zuma

The United Nations appeared to be helpless in the conflict between Israel and Palestine, President Jacob Zuma told the United Nations general assembly in New York. “Of concern in this matter has been the helplessness displayed by the UN, especially the UN Security Council, during the current conflict,” Zuma said[…]

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Govt refuses to discuss TB Joshua’s visa

Now is not the time to discuss the granting of a visa allowing Nigerian preacher TB Joshua to enter South Africa, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Wednesday. He was responding to a question on what government planned to do about a call to deny the man in[…]

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Body identification process ongoing: Radebe

A five-step process of identification is underway on the bodies of the South Africans killed in the Nigeria church building collapse, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Wednesday. Updating reporters in Pretoria on the situation, he said this was a “methodical and time consuming process, and one would[…]

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Women nobel laureates cancel SA trip

Women Nobel laureates have cancelled their trip to South Africa because the country has denied the Dalai Lama a travel visa, Sonke Gender Justice said on Wednesday. “Sonke Gender Justice was looking forward to hosting four women Nobel Peace laureates in Cape Town next month during the World Summit of[…]

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Hanover Str remembered on Heritage Day

Former District Six residents who were evicted from their homes during apartheid plan to visit the old Hanover Street on Heritage Day on Wednesday as a form of remembrance. According to the organisers of the event, the District Six Museum, Hanover Street was the most popular Street in District Six[…]

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Lentegeur talks crime with new SAPS general

With drug related crime and gangsterism plaguing Lentegeur, the Lentegeur sector of the Mitchell’s Plain Community Policing Forum (CPF) says the only way to fight crime is if the community works in a partnership with the police. This was discussed at a meeting on Monday night with the new Mitchell’s[…]

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SAHRC rejects Hangberg unrest claims

The SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) on Tuesday rejected claims it was delaying a probe into clashes between metro police and squatters in Hout Bay four years ago. “The commission would like to reject as misleading suggestions that we are dithering or blocking a report in this matter, or withholding[…]

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DA queries validity of crime stats

The validity of the recently released annual crime statistics was called into question by the Democratic Alliance on Tuesday. “The DA will today write to the Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, requesting he immediately table the 2013/2014 crime statistics… before Parliament so that the portfolio committee on police can assess[…]

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Greenhouse emissions: SA on track

South Africa’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, but are on track to meet targets the country agreed to at the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen five years ago, government said on Tuesday. Responding to a question at a briefing in Pretoria, environmental affairs deputy director Judy Beaumont said[…]

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