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Numsa breaks ties with alliance

Numsa is breaking ties with the tripartite alliance, its general secretary announced on Monday. “We decided to break with the alliance and resolved to form a United Front and explore the possibility of socialism in South Africa,” Irvin Jim told reporters in Johannesburg. The tripartite alliance consists of trade union[…]

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Peters condemns arson at metrorail depot

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday condemned the burning of 19 Metrorail train coaches at the Salt River depot in Cape Town. The coaches were set alight on Sunday afternoon forcing Metrorail technicians to work through the night to reconfigure replacement sets. According to Peters, the arson attack led to[…]

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State to appeal Oscar case

The State will appeal paralympiian Oscar Pistorius’s conviction of culpable homicide and the sentence he received, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Monday. “The appeal on conviction is based on the question of law,” spokesman Nathi Mncube said in a statement. “The merits and the demerits of the NPA’s[…]

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Dozens more girls kidnapped in Nigeria

Dozens of girls and young women are being abducted by rebels in northeast Nigeria, raising doubts about an announced cease-fire and the hoped-for release of 219 schoolgirls held captive since April. Thirty teenage girls and boys have been kidnapped since Wednesday from villages around Mafa town, 40 kilometers (25 miles)[…]

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Iran orders probe into acid attacks on women

Iran’s judiciary chief has tasked his deputy with leading a probe into several acid attacks on women that have sown fear across the Islamic republic and provoked rare protests in cities. At least four women had acid hurled at them earlier this month. According to reports on social media, the[…]

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Israel plans 1,000 settler homes in Jerusalem

The Israeli government has said that it is advancing construction plans to build about 1,000 housing units in occupied East Jerusalem that Palestinians want to be part of their future state. A government official said on Monday that plans include building infrastructure in the occupied West Bank that will be[…]

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Beitul Aman launches revamped male wing

Through the continued support and assistance from a group called Friends of Beitul Aman, the Beitul Aman Home for the Aged (BUA) in Wynberg was able to open their new and improved male wing section on Saturday. To mark the milestone, the facility invited some guests to witness the ribbon cutting ceremony.[…]

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Shock at Meyiwa’s death

Celebrities and sporting stars across the world expressed shock on Twitter as they woke up to the news of the death of soccer player Senzo Meyiwa. The 27-year-old Bafana Bafana and Orlando Pirates goalkeeper and captain was shot dead at about 8pm in Vosloorus on Sunday. Former Orlando Pirates coach[…]

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US envoy hits out at global response to Ebola

The US ambassador to the United Nations has criticised the level of international support for nations hit by Ebola as she begins a tour of west African nations at the epicentre of the deadly outbreak. Samantha Power said before arriving in Guinea on Sunday that too many leaders were praising[…]

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Shrien Dewani trial continues

British businessman Shrien Dewani’s trial, on a charge of murdering his wife Anni, continues in the Western Cape High Court in Cape Town on Monday. At his last court appearance on Wednesday, a police ballistics expert called by the State seemed to cause much exasperation and frustration during cross-examination. Pieter[…]

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