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Lwandle report handed over

National Minister of Human Settlements Lindiwe Sisulu on Wednesday received the long awaited report on the evictions that took place in Lwandle’s Nomzamo informal settlement in Cape Town in June this year. Although at a press briefing at Parliament, Sisulu could not give details of the contents of the report,[…]

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ANC rejects arms inquiry testimony

The ANC on Wednesday rejected a claim that ANC stalwart Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was one of the “concerned MPs” who leaked information on the 1999 arms deal. “With no fear of contradiction, the ANC disputes the allegations as lies being peddled against Comrade Winnie,” deputy secretary general Jessie Duarte said in[…]

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‘SA prepared for Ebola’

South Africa is prepared for a potential case of Ebola, the health ministry said on Wednesday. “We have identified 11 hospitals around the country to deal with patients who could be affected by Ebola,” spokesman Joe Maila said. “If anything happens, and someone is discovered to have Ebola, we can[…]

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12 dead from cross-border shelling in Kashmir

Three women were killed as Indian and Pakistani forces kept up heavy cross-border firing in the disputed Kashmir region, officials said Wednesday, taking the civilian toll to 12, with dozens more injured. The latest casualties came overnight after nine people died Monday in what was the troubled region’s highest civilian[…]

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ISIL fighters ‘withdraw from parts of Kobane’

Fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have reportedly withdrawn from some parts of the embattled Syrian city of Kobane overnight after air strikes by a US-led coalition. Al Jazeera’s Bernard Smith, reporting from the Syrian-Turkish border city of Urfa, said that Syrian-Kurdish fighters confirmed[…]

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Clashes erupt at Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque

Palestinian demonstrators have clashed with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem, leaving three officers lightly injured, according to police. Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from West Jerusalem, said that Palestinian worshippers on Wednesday morning were not allowed into the mosque by Israeli police, who then[…]

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Missing children cases worries parents

A recent spike in missing children on the Cape Flats has raised concern amongst parents. In the last week alone as many as five youngsters have gone missing in and around Hanover Park, a worrisome trend during the school holidays. In one particular case, 19 year old Zunaid Begg from[…]

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Nizaam awarded at WP Rugby Awards

DHL Western Province and Stormers loose forward Nizaam Carr was the big winner at the 2014 WP Rugby Awards Evening at the Southern Sun Cape Sun on Tuesday night. The 23-year-old loose forward star walked off with two big prizes – the adidas MVP Award and the prestigious Players’ Player[…]

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EFF disciplinary process returns

The disciplinary procedure against Julius Malema and 19 other EFF MPs is expected to continue in Parliament on Wednesday. Malema led the Economic Freedom Fighter’s MPs out of their disciplinary hearing on Tuesday, leaving it to proceed in their absence. He told the powers and privileges committee: “Whatever the outcome[…]

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Dewani back in court

The trial of Shrien Dewani, accused of murdering his wife during their Cape Town honeymoon, is expected to continue on Wednesday in the Western Cape High Court. On the first day of his trial on Monday, the British businessman sought to provide explanations to disprove claims he killed his wife[…]

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