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JMPD officers deployed to fire-ravaged Joburg CBD building

A metro police contingent has been deployed to the fire-ravaged building in the Johannesburg CBD. More than 70 people including 12 children were killed and more 60 others injured after the blaze ripped through the five-storey building on Thursday morning. More than a dozen JMPD officers have been keeping a[…]

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Joburg train crash: Transport minister wants answers

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday called for answers into the cause of the train crash in Johannesburg that killed a woman Metrorail employee. “As government… we need Prasa to give answers as to how a moving train can crash into a stationary one,” she told reporters at the Denver[…]

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Evictions hit refugees at Johannesburg church

Hundreds of refugees who have been living in a church in the South African city of Johannesburg and told to vacate by December 31, are still in precarious situation without alternative accommodation, according to a church leader. Bishop Paul Verryn, whose leadership at the Central Methodist Church ended on Wednesday,[…]

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