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 2018-08-16 13:39 

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Ramaphosa to appoint commission of inquiry to probe PIC...

The PIC recently announced it was appointing a forensic investigator to look into its investment in the embattled VBS Mutual Bank...

 2018-08-16 12:52 

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DBE to appeal #FixTheNorms order...

The department of basic education is appealing a high court order that sets deadlines for them to fix school infrastructure, including toilets...

 2018-08-16 10:14 

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Two dead in fresh wave of Glebelands violence...

The deaths come a week before eight men allegedly involved in the murder of residents are set to make a court appearance...

 2018-08-16 10:03 

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Italy bridge collapse: 'Its state of deterioration was notorious'...

Experts say lightning strike 'highly unlikely' to have caused Genoa bridge disaster as state of emergency is announced...

 2018-08-16 09:40 

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Katz makes a jump from her mattress...

The artist, in her first international show, also uses the ground to map out the directions people take...

 2018-08-16 09:37 

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US newspapers hit back at Trump, defend free press...

The campaign faces the potential for galvanising supporters of the president around the notion that the media is out to get him...

 2018-08-16 08:35 

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Six years on, still no justice or closure for Marikana victims...

As thousands of mining jobs are cut, families of striking workers slain in 2012 still await compensation and justice...

 2018-08-16 07:53 

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Investors upbeat about Eskom, despite financial woes says Gordhan...

Gordhan noted that although profit from operations improved, the power utility still reported a net loss for the 2017 financial year...

 2018-08-16 07:25 

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Qatari emir vows $15bn Turkey investment after Erdogan meeting...

Qatar pledges to make direct investment in Turkey, currently hit by currency crisis amid a diplomatic stand-off with US...

 2018-08-16 07:08 

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South Africa is on a perilous path to making criminals of people on the move...

Like Europe, the country's response to vulnerable asylum seekers is inhumane...

 2018-08-16 06:35 

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Transnet CEO Gama, two other officials suspended...

The three have until the close of business day on August 20, to provide written submissions on why they should not be suspended...

 2018-08-16 06:00 

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Marikana widows 'are suffering'...

In your morning news roundup: The widows of Marikana have complained of living in abject poverty while they wait or compensation...

 2018-08-16 05:41 

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China, US to resume trade talks in late August...

The two countries are expected to launch a new round of tit-for-tat tariffs on $16-billion worth of goods from each country on August 23...

 2018-08-15 22:00 

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#LifeEsidimeni and the ghosts of our past: 'It's time to decolonise our ethics'...

When we got our independence, we did not ask ourselves what kind of ethics this new country needed. SA's health ombud reflects on his first big case....

 2018-08-15 18:33 

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Abrahams: 'I will return to serve society'...

In a message to his colleagues, Abrahams thanked those closest to him for the opportunity to head South Africa's prosecutorial body...

 2018-08-15 14:12 

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Reserve Bank: Auditors were part of the VBS Mutual Bank conspiracy...

The South African Reserve Bank's deputy says the bank's audited financial statements were not reliable...

 2018-08-15 13:35 

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Twitter suspends far-right figure Alex Jones for a week...

Apple, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube have all banned Alex Jones on the grounds that he engages in hate speech...

 2018-08-15 12:47 

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Our universities must stop being sites of women abuse...

'Clearly our universities are no welcoming safe spaces for women,' writes Lukhona Mnguni...

 2018-08-15 12:41 

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Percy Tau joins Belgian second division side...

The 24-year-old joined Albion last month from Mamelodi Sundowns for an undisclosed fee...

 2018-08-15 12:19 

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Germany paves way for 'third gender' option at birth...

Chancellor Angela Merkel's left-right coalition has passed a bill permitting children born intersex to be registered as 'various'...

 2018-08-15 12:18 

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If Mnangagwa gets away with it, then Kabila can too...

SADC's silence on Zimbabwe is bad news for the DRC...

 2018-08-15 12:04 

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Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises to 39...

More than 200 metres of the 1960s bridge crumpled without warning as traffic crossed the busy stretch of motorway on Tuesday...

 2018-08-15 10:50 

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Top China Buddhist leader quits in sex probe...

Xuecheng is one of the most prominent figures to face accusations in China's growing #MeToo movement...

 2018-08-15 10:10 

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X5 Maniac...

The BMW X5 M is big, but it's fast, and it sits firmly on the road and stops like a car half it's size...

 2018-08-15 10:05 

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'Miners did not shoot at police' new Marikana report...

New details about the infamous 'Scene 2' have emerged a day shy of the sixth anniversary of the Marikana massacre...

 2018-08-15 09:54 

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Nebraska carries out first US execution using opioid fentanyl...

Three of the four substances used in Carey Dean Moore's execution had never been used in lethal injections in the state...

 2018-08-15 09:48 

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Kenyan farmers toast growing European demand for avocados...

Across Kenya's ochre fields, farmers are switching coffee and tea for avocados in a bid to profit from increasing European demand...

 2018-08-15 09:42 

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How could Turkey overcome its currency woes?...

Turkey would not need to impose capital controls to stem the plunge in the lira...

 2018-08-15 09:32 

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Gordhan: SA Express flights to take off next week...

Gordhan said that the airline plans to initiate two routes next week and possibly add more routes on a weekly basis...

 2018-08-15 09:07 

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The Lost Boys speaks to us all...

In many ways the book exposes the psychosocial trauma that has been inherent since the founding of our country...

 2018-08-15 08:07 

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'Mother of Azania' Veronica Sobukwe dies at 91...

Zondeni Veronica Sobukwe — struggle icon and widow of Robert Sobukwe — died on Wednesday morning...

 2018-08-15 05:53 

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Gauteng health department spends R94m on private legal firms...

In your news round up: A former Parktown Boys High School water polo coach has been slapped with over a 100 more child abuse charges...

 2018-08-15 05:44 

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Trump calls former aide Omarosa a 'dog'...

Omarosa Manigault Newman has dripped out recordings of embarrassing private conversations at the White House...

 2018-08-15 05:28 

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Tavern associations say tobacco bill will choke township businesses...

The Bill was released for submissions and comments in May this year, and the period for public comment on the bill closed on Wednesday...

 2018-08-15 05:15 

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New Lily Mine owners set to resume operations after three year hiatus...

Siyakhula Sonke Empowerment Corporation received R190-million in funding from the IDC to finance the takeover...

 2018-08-14 22:00 

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ANC Youth League: Critical but stable?...

This year the ANC Youth League is to elect its new leadership...

 2018-08-14 22:00 

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Almost half of injecting drug users could be living with Hepatitis C...

Newer lifesaving drugs for South Africa's "silent" killer aren't available in the country yet....

 2018-08-14 14:11 

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Silas Ramaite appointed as acting NPA head...

According to the NPA Act, Ramaphosa had to appoint one of the four deputy national director of public prosecutions to the role...

 2018-08-14 14:02 

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Workers won't vote for ANC if state job cuts go ahead...

The labour federation says it will not vote for the ANC in 2019 if government goes ahead with public sector job cuts and privatisation of SOEs...

 2018-08-14 13:09 

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Ramaphosa's choices to take over NPA reins...

The president will today appoint an acting national director of public prosecutions from among four contenders...

 2018-08-14 13:00 

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FIFA threatens to suspend Nigeria, Ghana...

Fifa statutes dictate that member states should 'manage their affairs independently with no influence from third parties'...

 2018-08-14 12:40 

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Hlaudi continues to haunt the SABC as DA comes for R1.7m in legal fees...

The party says that the public broadcaster's inability to pay its bills and legal fees shows that it's 'on the verge of insolvency'...

 2018-08-14 11:47 

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'Lost Boys' author found dead. What happens now?...

'Lost Boys' co-author Mark Minnie was reportedly found dead on Monday in Port Elizabeth...

 2018-08-14 10:44 

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Mali opposition candidate vows to reject presidential election results...

Soumaila Cisse: 'We have a large lead. We do not accept that our voice is stolen. This is why there are results we will not accept'...

 2018-08-14 10:07 

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MPs fume over energy department's 'boycott' of fuel price meeting...

The portfolio committee on energy resolved it would write to Energy Minister Jeff Radebe to voice its dissatisfaction at being left in the lurch...

 2018-08-14 09:30 

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Turkey-US: A timeline of plummeting relations...

The two countries are in disagreement over the Syria conflict and over the fate of Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen...

 2018-08-14 09:17 

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Equal Education: Ramaphosa's #SAFEInitiative is 'ironic'...

The civil society organisation has called the initiative 'ironic' in light of government's stalling of infrastructure delivery...

 2018-08-14 08:59 

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Gold Fields set to cut jobs in restructure...

The mining company is set to cut more jobs despite numerous restructuring efforts...

 2018-08-14 08:41 

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US state poised for first execution with fentanyl...

Fentanyl killed more than 20 000 people in the US in 2016. It is 50 times more powerful than heroin and up to 100 times stronger than morphine...

 2018-08-14 07:58 

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Marcus, Van Schoor to clear their names in UJ theft scandal...

Roy Marcus and Jaco van Schoor believe they did not engage in any wrongdoing...

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