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Kenfac residents angered over killings

The Kensington Facreton Ratepayers Association (KFRA) has expressed concern over the discovery of multiple bodies near the areas, saying residents are living in constant fear. Media reports have speculated that a spate of body disposals between the Century City and Arcadia Park train stations may potentially be the work of[…]

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DHET to assist with university placements

As a sizable percentage of the current crop of Matriculants scramble to submit last minute applications for tertiary education in 2015, the Department of High Education and Training (DHET) has revealed that it will assist students in securing a place at an institution of their choice. This is in order[…]

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Action Forum vows to continue Woolies campaign

The Action Forum in support of Palestine has vowed to press ahead with its campaign of protesting outside the stores of local retailer Woolworths, despite the arrest of four of its members at a picket at the Cavendish Square branch over the weekend. Charges against the protesters were dropped on[…]

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SCA dismisses Transnet appeal: Lawyer

Transnet’s application for leave to appeal a ruling allowing their pensioners to bring a class-action suit was dismissed in the Supreme Court of Appeal, the pensioners’ attorneys said on Tuesday. “On December 17, the appeal court dismissed the application for leave to appeal. The reason being no reasonable prospect for[…]

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Three more arrested for Kraaifontein murders

Following the arrest of three more people on the weekend, a total of 10 people have now been charged with the murders of six Kraaifontein men, the NPA said on Tuesday. “Each is facing six counts of premeditated murder,” said National Prosecuting Authority regional spokesman Eric Ntabazalila. The additional arrests[…]

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Parly accepts EFF court ruling

Parliament on Tuesday said it would comply with the Western Cape High Court’s interim order lifting the sanctions against 20 suspended EFF MPs. “Parliament notes the judgment… delivered today, which, as an interim measure, requires Parliament to pay, with immediate effect, the salaries and allowances to 20 Economic Freedom Fighters[…]

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Tsunami survivors recall how mosques stood firm

When a powerful tsunami smashed into this Indonesian city ten years ago, the only structures left standing in many neighborhoods were mosques. For the hundreds who found refuge within their walls, the buildings’ lifesaving role has not been forgotten – and for many, that experience strengthened their faith. Architectural experts[…]

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Children killed in Syria air strikes

At least 10 children have been killed after two schools were hit in a series of air strikes carried out by the Syrian government in Damascus and villages in the Idlib province, sources say. Military jets dropped barrel bombs on a school in the town of Safohan in Idlib province[…]

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Tweede Nuwe Jaar moved due to Moulood

Following intense debate within the Cape minstrel fraternity in recent weeks, it’s been decided that the Tweede Nuwe Jaar festival will be moved to Monday 5 January 2015, to respect the religious significance of Milad-un Nabi. Moulood, the 12th Rabi-ul Awwal on the Islamic calendar, marks the birth of the[…]

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