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Canal Walk slams CTimes article

The management of Canal Walk shopping centre has slated a Cape Times’ report on the robbery of a pregnant woman, saying the article was exaggerated. An employee at Bride and Co was attacked in the car park and pulled away by robbers in a getaway car on Tuesday. The woman[…]

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Telkom users to be wary of hoax

A Cape Town woman says she might have been scammed out of thousands of rands, had she not hung up a fraudulent call allegedly from Telkom. Rashiedah Petersen said she received a call at approximately 12:40 on Thursday afternoon from a woman claiming to be calling from the telecommunications company.[…]

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BLA welcomes legal bill signing

The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) on Friday welcomed the signing into law of the Legal Practice Act (LPA). “The coming into law of the LPA is a major step towards the transformation of the legal profession, which… is very important because the transformed legal profession paves the way for the[…]

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Opposition walks out of Nkandla committee

Opposition parties on Friday walked out of Parliament’s committee on the Nkandla controversy after the ANC refused to agree to call President Jacob Zuma and to enforce the public protector’s findings against him. The walkout was led by opposition leader Mmusi Maimane after two and half hours of debate failed[…]

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Zuma took control nuclear deal: report

The energy department on Friday declined to comment on a report that President Jacob Zuma took control of a R1 trillion nuclear deal, negotiated directly with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and instructed Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to sign it. “We can’t speak on that. It is unfair that you ask[…]

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Payday weekend sees spike in road deaths

Authorities believe that Capetonians are more prone to road accidents on pay day weekends. Analysis of 2014 fatalities data indicates that fatalities on pay day weekends spike by as much as 23.6% compared to other weekends. While on average, 3.6 people are killed every day on Western Cape roads, this[…]

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CT approves open data policy

The City of Cape Town approved the open data portal and policy on Thursday, it said. “As part of the City of Cape Town’s commitment to ensuring transparent, accountable and accessible government, council today approved the City’s Open Data Policy,” the city said in a statement. “In having done so,[…]

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First ‘low carb’ conference in CT

The first international low carbohydrate conference will be held in South Africa next year, Professor Tim Noakes said on Thursday. “In February next year… we have got 14 of the best leading scientists in the low-carb field coming to talk in Cape Town,” he told the Cape Town Press Club.[…]

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SAPS chief vows to fight crime in MPlain

The sound of gun fire ringing out and more recently, pipe bombs has become a nightmare for many residents in Mitchells Plain on a day to day basis. But this is nothing new, as many communities in the area have become accustomed to the the climate of violence. Community police[…]

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Govt to set up SA Legal Practice Council

A local attorney has hailed the signing into law of a new legal practice bill, which will likely result in the formation of single regulatory body for both attorneys and advocates. The new body, which will be called the SA Legal Practice Council, will seek to bridge the divide between[…]

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