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CTown actor dies in crash

The Western Cape government on Tuesday mourned the loss of Cape Town actor and musician Thabang Sidloyi in a car accident. Provincial transport MEC Donald Grant said Sidloyi, 27, was flung from a BMW convertible on the N2 on Friday evening. According to provincial traffic services, it was believed that[…]

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TAC says Aids treatment stalling

In T-shirts boldly declaring “HIV Positive,” members of the Treatment Action Campaign marked the 10th anniversary of their court victory that brought the South African government to provide drugs to AIDS patients, in Johannesburg on Monday. Commemorating World Aids Day, the group called it a reunion rather than a celebration[…]

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High Court to hear Derby-Lewis parole bid

The High Court in Pretoria will hear an urgent appeal for medical parole on behalf of Clive Derby-Lewis on Tuesday, Front National said. “The legal representatives will argue that administrative incompetence on the part of the department of correctional services is the root cause of the rapid decline in the[…]

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SA mom in Afghanistan doing ‘okay’

The South African woman whose family was killed in Afghanistan believes God saved her life for a reason, Beeld newspaper reported on Tuesday. In a phone interview with the Afrikaans daily, Hannelie Groenewald said she would have wanted to die with her husband and two teenage children, “but God clearly[…]

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Fishermen protest delay in interim relief permits

In a desperate bid to force the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Daff) into issuing interim relief permits for small scale fishing, a group of fishermen stormed the department’s offices, essentially bringing operations to a standstill. Headed by Coastal Link South Africa and the Masifundise Development Trust, the group[…]

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Malema sequestration postponed again

The provisional sequestration order against Economic Freedom Fighters’ leader Julius Malema regarding his outstanding tax bill has been extended to next year. The High Court in Pretoria on Monday postponed the matter to March 16. “The court order was granted today by mutual agreement between Sars and the taxpayer [Malema][…]

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SCA sentences former Fidentia boss to jail

Former Fidentia boss J Arthur Brown was sentenced on Monday to in effect 15 years in jail after the Supreme Court of Appeal set aside his previous sentence for fraud. Brown received 15 years’ imprisonment on each of two fraud charges. The sentences would run concurrently. The National Prosecuting Authority[…]

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Zuma ‘failed exceptionally’: DA

President Jacob Zuma has failed to lead South Africa, especially when it comes to the economy, the DA said on Monday. “It’s clear… in our view that President Jacob Zuma has failed exceptionally in his job,” Democratic Alliance parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane told reporters at Parliament in Cape Town. He[…]

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SA to mark World Aids Day

South Africa, which continues to have the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS infection in the world, will mark World Aids Day on Monday with a variety of activities including a reunion of activists. “The reunion, hosted in Johannesburg, will involve many individuals who had played a key role in our struggles[…]

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SA family killed in Taliban attack on Kabul

The latest Taliban strike in Kabul killed a South African father running an education charity and his two teenage children, a family spokeswoman said Sunday, as the city police chief resigned after a spate of attacks. With the US-led NATO war against the Taliban nearing its end, the insurgents have[…]

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