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Telkom users to be wary of hoax

A Cape Town woman says she might have been scammed out of thousands of rands, had she not hung up a fraudulent call allegedly from Telkom. Rashiedah Petersen said she received a call at approximately 12:40 on Thursday afternoon from a woman claiming to be calling from the telecommunications company.[…]

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BLA welcomes legal bill signing

The Black Lawyers Association (BLA) on Friday welcomed the signing into law of the Legal Practice Act (LPA). “The coming into law of the LPA is a major step towards the transformation of the legal profession, which… is very important because the transformed legal profession paves the way for the[…]

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Opposition walks out of Nkandla committee

Opposition parties on Friday walked out of Parliament’s committee on the Nkandla controversy after the ANC refused to agree to call President Jacob Zuma and to enforce the public protector’s findings against him. The walkout was led by opposition leader Mmusi Maimane after two and half hours of debate failed[…]

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More ISIL sites in Syria hit by US air raids

Warplanes from the US-led coalition have bombed oil installations and other facilities in territory controlled by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in eastern Syria for a second consecutive day, activists said. The strikes reportedly hit two oil areas in Deir ez-Zour province on Friday, a day[…]

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Yemeni Houthis celebrate ‘Friday of victory’

Thousands of supporters of Shia Houthi rebels in Yemen have taken to the streets to celebrate their first Friday since taking control of much of the capital, Sanaa. Houthi rebels, who had besieged Sanaa for a month, seized key state installations earlier this week without any resistance. Armed Houthis hailed[…]

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Commemorating Imam Haron

The following is the Jumuah khutbah delivered by Imam Dr Rashied Omar at Claremont Main Road masjid on Friday, ahead of the commemoration of Imam Abdullah Haron’s death This weekend we will commemorate two momentous events. On Saturday the 27th September 2014 we shall be remembering the 45th anniversary of[…]

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Zuma took control nuclear deal: report

The energy department on Friday declined to comment on a report that President Jacob Zuma took control of a R1 trillion nuclear deal, negotiated directly with Russian president Vladimir Putin, and instructed Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson to sign it. “We can’t speak on that. It is unfair that you ask[…]

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Payday weekend sees spike in road deaths

Authorities believe that Capetonians are more prone to road accidents on pay day weekends. Analysis of 2014 fatalities data indicates that fatalities on pay day weekends spike by as much as 23.6% compared to other weekends. While on average, 3.6 people are killed every day on Western Cape roads, this[…]

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British MP’s vote on Iraq’s airstrikes

British lawmakers vote Friday on whether to bomb Islamic State in Iraq, joining United States-led air strikes against a group that has seized control of swathes of the war-torn country. The hours-long debate is to begin with a speech by Prime Minister David Cameron at 0930 GMT and the motion[…]

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Asylum seeker numbers rise by a quarter: UNHCR

The number of asylum-seekers in industrialised countries has risen by nearly a quarter, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq as well as instability in Afghanistan, Eritrea and elsewhere, the UN refugee agency said Friday. In the first six months of this year, the total number of people requesting[…]

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