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One-Up robbed at gunpoint

One Up Cash n Carry in Khayelitsha fell victim to a robbery on Tuesday afternoon.  Six armed men held staff at gunpoint as they filled a box with airtime and cigarettes. The men fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. According to the store manager, Mr Majiet, the[…]

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Sheriff apologises for Lwandle removals

A Sheriff of the High Court who executed the removal of illegal shack dwellers from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town is sorry for the impact it had on residents, he said on Tuesday. “If something like this happens again, I’ll definitely handle this in a whole different manner,” Deon Burger[…]

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Metal workers ‘reluctantly’ accepts wage offer

Seifsa has “reluctantly” accepted the labour department’s wage proposal to end a strike in the metal sector, the employer body said on Tuesday. “Seifsa has reluctantly accepted Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant’s proposal to offer wage increases of 10 percent to low-level employees over the next three years,” it said in[…]

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Israeli soldier reported missing in Gaza

An Israeli soldier is missing in the Gaza Strip and presumed dead, local media quoted the Israeli military as saying, as Israeli airstrikes hit targets in the enclave and diplomatic efforts intensified to end more than two weeks of fighting. Israel’s Channel 10 News on Tuesday said the military believed[…]

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Putin vows to press rebels, help MH17 probe

A Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Tuesday to do everything possible to influence pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and help ensure a full probe into the Malaysia Airlines crash last week. However he added that it would not be enough with Kiev’s continuing military operation against the rebels, adding that[…]

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ANCYL reads names of murdered Palestinians

The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) gathered outside Parliament on Tuesday to read the 519 names of Palestinians who have been murdered since the start of the Israeli military offensive on Gaza this month. In a statement, the ANCYL expressed its frustration that South Africa has not yet expelled[…]

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Marikana inquiry enriching lawyers: SACP

The Farlam Commission of Inquiry into the events at Marikana in August 2012 is enriching lawyers and should be wrapped up without further delays, the SA Communist Party said on Monday. “It is extremely worrying that the tragedy of Marikana has become a source of private accumulation of wealth by[…]

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We are not opportunistic: Ses’Khona

The Ses’Khona People’s Rights Movement is not cashing in on the Lwandle land matter in Cape Town in any way, an inquiry into evictions on the land heard on Monday. “When Ses’Khona arrived there during these evictions, it was not the only time Ses’Khona was there. In January, from the[…]

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Israel hits dozens of targets in Gaza

Israeli aircraft and tanks have hit more than 70 targets in the Gaza strip, including five mosques, a football stadium and the home of the late leader of Hamas’ military wing, according to Palestinian police. At least seven Palestinians were reported killed in the new round of air strikes early[…]

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‘Thousands displaced’ by Boko Haram assault

A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa has displaced more than 15,000 people, according to an official. Monday’s statement came as security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the fighters. The attack on Damboa began late on Thursday but continued through the weekend, with[…]

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