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Seven injured in Western Cape crash

Seven people were injured on Saturday when a truck collided with five vehicles on the Sir Louries Pass, near Cape Town, paramedics said. The truck’s brakes allegedly failed causing it to plough through other vehicles, said ER24’s Russel Meiring. Three people were critically injured. Two of them had to be[…]

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EFF to file papers

The Economic Freedom Fighters will file papers on Monday to challenge the suspension of its 12 MPs, leader Julius Malema said on Saturday. “Our lawyers are busy preparing the papers. The papers will be filed in the Western Cape High Court on Monday,” Malema said. On Thursday night, the National[…]

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Thousands evacuate flood-hit Gaza Strip

Rescue teams were working Saturday to help thousands of Palestinians evacuated from their homes after heavy flooding hit the Gaza Strip this week. The United Nations has declared a state of emergency in the war-torn coastal enclave following torrential rains. Among those affected were families who had lost their homes[…]

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Egyptian court drops Mubarak murder charge

An Egyptian court dismissed Saturday a murder charge against former president Hosni Mubarak over the deaths of protesters during a 2011 uprising, after a dramatic retrial in which he defended his three-decade rule. The court also acquitted the ex-strongman of a corruption charge, but he will remain in detention because[…]

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16 Days march on the Cape Flats

The Department of Community Safety in the Western Cape will be embarking on a 16 days of activism campaign from Friday across various areas on the cape flats. MEC Dan Plato said their campaign is aimed at empowering communities to understand the police’s role in protesting women and children from[…]

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No end in sight for Stakala case

Umrah travellers accusing Cape Town businessman Shahied Stakala of fraud say they can no longer stand the constant postponement of court hearings and the lack of evidence from investigating officers. One affected umrah pilgrim, Anwar Mohan, who has been religiously attending all court hearings at both courts where complaints have[…]

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Boycotting one company not effective: analyst

The boycott campaign against Woolworths has come under criticism from a local analyst, who has questioned the singling out of one company in protest against Israeli occupation. Reputation management expert, Solly Moeng, says the #BoycottWoolworths campaign initiated by the BDS movement, will have little effect unless government takes a proactive[…]

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CMRM supports Palestine Solidarity Day

The Claremont Main Road Masjid (CMRM) has given its support for the ‘International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian people’, set to take place on Saturday 29th November. The landmark day comes during heightened tensions in the West Bank, stemming from several incidents of illegal settlers desecrating Masjid al-Aqsa. It[…]

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