new years

World welcomes 2023 and leaves a stormy year behind

The world welcomed the new year with a packed party in Times Square and fireworks soaring above European capitals, while hoping for an end to the war in Ukraine and a return to post-COVID normality in Asia. It was a year marked by the conflict in Ukraine, economic stresses and the effects[…]

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New Year: new chapter

As the world prepares to countdown into 2016 tonight, there is a strong focus on resolutions and fresh goals for the new year. While Capetonians enclave themselves in New Year’s celebrations you may be keen on beginning a new chapter which could mean trying to pay off your credit cards[…]

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Dalindyebo could spend NYE behind bars

AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo may spend the new year behind bars. This follows Justice Minister Michael Masutha’s announcement that he had dismissed an application by Dalindyebo to have his case reopened. Masutha made the announcement at a media briefing in Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon. “I am unable to find anything[…]

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Two arrested in Belgium over suspected NYE attack plot

Two people were arrested in Belgium on Sunday and Monday, both suspected of plotting an attack in Brussels on New Year’s Eve, federal prosecutors said. Police found military clothing and Islamic State propaganda material but no weapons or explosives, prosecutors said on Tuesday. “Our investigation revealed serious threats of an[…]

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City warns of illegal discharging of fireworks

With 173 fireworks-related complaints and recorded numerous fireworks-related injuries on Guy Fawkes last month, the City of Cape Town has warned residents to act within the ambit of the law when discharging fireworks this New Years Eve. “The City of Cape Town appeals to residents to be cautious and sensible[…]

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