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Confusion over alleged homeless attacker’s release

There’s confusion around the whereabouts of a man arrested on Wednesday for the attempted murder of a homeless man in Pretoria. The 40-year-old was supposed to make his first court appearance at the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court on Friday, but prosecutors said he was released. Police say he remains in custody[…]

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Probe launched into Mamelodi train collision

An investigation has been launched into what led to the collision of a passenger train and a rail maintenance locomotive which left at least 50 passengers injured in Mamelodi, Pretoria on Saturday. Gauteng Metrorail spokesperson, Lillian Mofokeng, said the accident happened at about 18:24 at Eerste Fabrieke Station. She said[…]

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Balfour Declaration at 100: From Ramallah to Pretoria

People in various parts of the world have staged protests on the centenary of Britain’s Balfour Declaration, which promised a homeland for Jewish people and paved the way for the occupation of Palestine. Thousands gathered in Ramallah on Thursday, the administrative capital of the occupied Palestinian territories, to march to[…]

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DA, EFF head to court over Brian Molefe

The DA and the EFF will approach the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday morning in a bid to have Eskom CEO Brian Molefe’s re-appointment reviewed. Molefe was reappointed as CEO of the parastatal by the Eskom board on Friday, May 12, after a dispute over a R30m pension pay-out,[…]

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South Africans heed call for mass action against Zuma

South Africans across the country have heeded to the call for mass action calling for President Jacob Zuma to step down. Protestors took to the streets in masses, lead by the Democratic Alliance (DA), displaying placards while chanting and singing. The DA in the Free State province joined the country in[…]

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SA in dock for failing to arrest Sudan’s Bashir

South Africa will on Friday seek to defend its failure to arrest visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir who is wanted on charges of genocide, at an unprecedented hearing before international war crimes judges. It will be a humbling moment for Pretoria, one of the leading voices in the creation of[…]

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