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Defence files final arguments in Oscar case

The defence team for murder-accused Oscar Pistorius filed their final argument in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday, his lawyer said. “We have filed our argument and are ready,” said member of the Pistorius legal team, lawyer Brian Webber. Final argument in Pistorius’ murder trial will be heard on[…]

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Sanral application adjourned

The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) brought its application on Monday to keep certain documents out of the public domain because of commercial confidentiality. The application is being heard in camera. In May last year, the city was granted an interim interdict to halt the proposed N1/N2 Winelands Toll[…]

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Nigeria Ebola doctor contracts the virus

A doctor in the Nigerian city of Lagos who treated a Liberian victim of Ebola has contracted the virus, the second confirmed case in sub-Saharan Africa’s largest city, authorities said. Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu, who confirmed the positive test, said on Monday that 70 other people believed to have come[…]

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Gaza: No place to bury the dead

Umm Mohammed Abu Sada uses her headscarf to block the stench of bodies, some of which have been lying outside for days. Excluded from Israel’s humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, this city in southern Gaza has suffered under continued Israeli shelling and air strikes. “The smell of bodies knocks[…]

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Gaza shelled during Israel’s limited truce

A Gaza City house has been shelled and other areas in Gaza have been fired upon since an Israeli-declared seven-hour humanitarian truce has come into effect. The Gaza Health Ministry said a child was killed and 30 people, mostly women and children, were wounded in the strike on Monday on[…]

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Dead body found at UWC

A 19 year old student’s body was found on the University of the Western Cape’s campus in Bellville on Monday. At 7.45am, Thobela Rinstana was covered up by cleaners and security in the computer lab of the campus. A student in the science department of geology, Rintsana barely got to[…]

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Metrorail services on track

As Capetonians restarted the working week on Monday, Metrorail said its services were back on track. Last week, train services were halted after vandals cut signal cables on the Phillip line, leaving hundreds of thousands of commuters stranded. Vandals first struck last Wednesday leaving cables in 25 areas ruined. On[…]

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Pappe inspired by SA

“Post-Apartheid South Africa was an inspiration for me and an inspiration for many activists like myself.” These were the words of prominent Israeli historian and social activist, Professor Ilan Pappe during a visit to Cape Town this past weekend. Pappe is visiting the country in a nationwide tour to raise[…]

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ACDP at pro-Israeli rally

Israel has the same right to existence as other democratic states, ACDP president Kenneth Meshoe said on Sunday. “We are here to say we do not believe what is coming out of the media, we can read and we know the truth,” African Christian Democratic Party leader Meshoe said at[…]

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Lwandle inquiry extended

The term of the inquiry into the removal of people from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town has been extended, spokesman Vusi Tshose said on Sunday. Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu granted a request from inquiry chairman Denzil Potgieter for the inquiry to be extended until September 30, he said in[…]

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