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71 Pelican Park homes built for Madiba Day

Habit for Humanity SA chose to turn Nelson Mandela Day into Nelson Mandela Week, after mobilising volunteers to spend 40 hours constructing more than 67 homes in the Pelican Park area. The initiative was run in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela foundation, Power Construction, and the City of Cape Town,[…]

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Mandela looking down on earth: Tutu

Former president Nelson Mandela is looking down from heaven at the things people are doing to celebrate his legacy, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu said in Cape Town on Friday. Wearing a black jacket over his purple robes at the V&A Waterfront, Tutu explained to bystanders that God had called Mandela[…]

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No SA passport holders on Malaysian plane: Dirco

None of the passengers on the Malaysia Airlines plane that went down in Ukraine were travelling with a South African passport, the department of international relations said on Friday. “Our mission in Kuala Lumpur informed us that amongst the passengers no one was travelling with a South African passport,” spokesman[…]

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Gov condemns Israel Gaza invasion

South Africa is gravely concerned by Israel’s “illegal” ground invasion of the Gaza Strip, the international relations and co-operation department said on Friday. “The South African government strongly condemns the [Thursday] launch of the ground invasion of the Gaza Strip by the Israeli Defence Force,” spokesman Clayson Monyela said in[…]

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Abalone worth R3.8 million seized

Abalone with a street value of about R3,8 million was seized on Thursday at a farm warehouse in Philadelphia, north of Cape Town, police said. Three Zimbabweans and a Mozambican were arrested after police responded to a tip-off about abalone smuggling, Colonel Tembinkosi Kinana said. Police searched a store in[…]

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No facts in past 16 yrs: Mbeki

For the past 16 years, there have been no facts supporting allegations of mismanagement in the arms deal, former president Thabo Mbeki told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Thursday. “There is this huge volume of work which has been done,” he said referring to investigations conducted by the state.[…]

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10 days paternity leave: SGJ

Men should be provided with 10 days’ paternity leave, non-profit organisation Sonke Gender Justice (SGJ) said on Thursday. The non-profit organisation came out in support of financial manager Hendri Terblanche launching the 10-day paternity leave campaign, eight months after his twin children were born three months premature. His petition was[…]

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5 arrested for Beacon Valley shooting

Five men have been arrested following a shooting in Beacon Valley, which claimed the life of a 10 year old boy on Tuesday evening. Western Cape police said they arrested five men aged between 20 and 31 years following an attack on the 10 year old minor and two others[…]

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Woman in court for cloned bank card

Two separate cases involving a Cape Town woman who allegedly went on two spending sprees with cloned bank cards, may be combined into one, the Bellville Commercial Crimes Court heard on Thursday. While out on warning for her first case, Anushka Rossi allegedly went on a second, similar, spending spree.[…]

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Zuma reponse on Nkandla delayed

President Jacob Zuma needed more information before responding to findings on his Nkandla home, his office said on Thursday after he missed a deadline to report to Parliament on the matter. “President Jacob Zuma is still seized with preparing the report to the Speaker on the upgrades at his Nkandla[…]

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