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 2018-01-16 07:08 

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Simone Biles: 'I was abused' by USA gymnastics doctor...

In a statement posted on Twitter, Biles said she had wrestled with her decision to go public with her story since the scandal broke....

 2018-01-16 06:55 

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Why Zuma's free higher education plan will cripple SA's finances...

The initiative will plunge the country into a deeper financial crisis if it isn't adjusted one way or another....

 2018-01-16 06:03 

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Sanchez would be 'great' for United - Mourinho...

Sanchez, 29, looks to have played his last game for Arsenal, with Arsene Wenger saying that his move could be confirmed "in the next 48 hours"....

 2018-01-16 05:08 

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The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan dies aged 46...

Irish singer-songwriter Dolores O'Riordan, frontwoman of the multi-million selling rock band The Cranberries, died suddenly in London on Monday....

 2018-01-15 22:00 

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Women forced into sex to pay hospital bills, study says...

Patients too poor to settle medical debts are chained to drain pipes, starved and abused in health centres across parts Africa....

 2018-01-15 22:00 

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An inquiry into state capture is good but criminal trials must not be impeded...

The success of the commission will depend, in part, on its terms of reference — in the meantime, criminals must not be allowed to escape justice...

 2018-01-15 18:42 

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US embassy to Dirco: We respect the people of South Africa...

While Dirco demanded that the US apologise for Trump's remark, the statement the department released showed no indication that there was an apology....

 2018-01-15 16:04 

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Guptas in Assest Forfeiture Unit crosshairs...

This move will be the first time the state has taken direct action against the controversial and politically-connected family....

 2018-01-15 15:15 

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Angola's Lourenco keeps pressure on Dos Santos cronies...

Lourenco's manoeuvering against the nepotistical vestiges of Angola's last president began in November with the toppling of Isabel dos Santos...

 2018-01-15 15:05 

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Ethiopia to free opposition leader and hundreds of others...

The government also plans to pardon convicted criminals within the next two months — but only people who were not involved in murder...

 2018-01-15 14:52 

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Sindiso Magaqa's family still in the dark about the official cause of death...

There were rumours doing the rounds in Magaqa's neighbourhood that he was poisoned while in hospital....

 2018-01-15 13:59 

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Durban University of Technology staff go on strike because of aloof VC...

"Staff morale is at an all-time low, we're talking about unilateral restructuring, we're talking about the vice chancellor's closed-door policy"...

 2018-01-15 13:05 

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Justice For Siam Lee: We Must Defend Her From Victim-Blaming...

'Bodies which do not conform to heterosexuality, whiteness and able-bodiedness are not considered to be sufficiently deserving of empathy and care'...

 2018-01-15 12:31 

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SA Rugby confirms Steinhoff no longer Blitzboks sponsors...

It means the Springbok men's and women's, and SA Rugby Sevens Academy teams will no longer carry the company's logo....

 2018-01-15 12:13 

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Key moments in year one of the Trump presidency...

Here is a look at several key moments in the first year of Donald Trump's turbulent presidency....

 2018-01-15 11:59 

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Cape Town manager resigns amid internal DA fighting...

Ebrahim's resignation comes at a crucial time when the city is facing a severe water crisis and internal conflict within the Democratic Alliance....

 2018-01-15 11:37 

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Philippine news website's licence revoked after Duterte threat...

Rappler is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his brutal drugs war....

 2018-01-15 11:03 

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Mashaba fires Finance MMC, lays criminal charges...

Rabelani Dagada has also been suspended as a councillor by the opposition party's FedEx pending an inquiry of the DA's federal legal commission....

 2018-01-15 11:00 

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Virat Kohli gets an unbeaten century but loses partners...

India, who had resumed on 183 for five in reply to South Africa's first innings of 335, lost Hardik Pandya for 15 in the over after Kohli's milestone...

 2018-01-15 10:41 

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Why it might be time to eradicate sex segregation in sports...

Historically, women have been required to undergo humiliating sex testing procedures in order to compete in sport....

 2018-01-15 09:56 

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EFFSC shuts down UNISA's Sunnyside campus as students register late...

After reopening late applications, Unisa saw chaos erupt as students climbed over the campus' fence to register before the January 19 deadline...

 2018-01-15 09:27 

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'Feminist' Deneuve apologises to sex assault victims...

As an actress since she was 17, Deneuve admitted that during her career she had been "a witness to indelicate situations" between men and women....

 2018-01-15 09:16 

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Trump: I'm not a racist...

Senator David Purdue, a Republican from Georgia, called charges that Trump is racist "ridiculous"....

 2018-01-15 09:00 

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A Trump decree is killing innocent civilians in Somalia...

Trump's new relaxed rules of engagement are killing civilians and breeding the next generation of anti-US fighters....

 2018-01-15 07:27 

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Spike in Listeria infections in South Africa: why it matters...

Listeria is an organism that contaminates food and can result in pregnant women going into premature labour or even losing their babies....

 2018-01-15 07:00 

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City lose, Sanchez off? Premier League talking points...

A disjointed Arsenal slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Bournemouth, with Arsene Wenger's misery compounded by the near-certain departure of Alexis Sanchez....

 2018-01-15 06:55 

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Zuma should not be humiliated in leadership question says Ramaphosa...

If President Zuma has to leave before his term ends, he should not be humiliated in the process, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday....

 2018-01-15 06:00 

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Kevin Anderson crashes out of Australian Open...

South Africa's Kevin Anderson exited the 2018 Australian Open at the first round stage when he was beaten by Britain's Kyle Edmund on Monday....

 2018-01-15 05:54 

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De Lille must take ultimate political responsibility— Maimane...

The DA resolved that De Lille will be charged with alleged misconduct and investigated by the DA's Federal Legal Commission...

 2018-01-14 22:00 

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Unembargoed: Mail & Guardian January 12 to 18...

All the articles in this week's Mail & Guardian are now free to read online....

 2018-01-14 16:43 

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Ramaphosa takes on ANC leadership role with alacrity, clarity of intent...

Cyril Ramaphosa seems to be on the way to uniting a fractious ANC. But he's got a rough road to travel before he can claim any victories....

 2018-01-14 16:04 

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DA resolves to formally charge and investigate De Lille...

This comes following months of serious claims and counterclaims, involving allegations of intimidation, criminality and misconduct...

 2018-01-14 15:38 

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Zuma's reported Dlamini-Zuma 'interim' presidency demand denied...

"No such discussion has taken place and no such demand has been made anywhere by President Zuma."...

 2018-01-14 13:39 

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Trump rage ignores the truth...

Poor people living in the slums of Africa and Haiti have indeed a miserable life....

 2018-01-14 13:27 

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US Embassy must explain 'shithole' comment, says Dirco...

Trump allegedly made his controversial statement when he met US legislators who came to see him about a bipartisan bill on immigration....

 2018-01-14 08:12 

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H&M stores are closed because they called our children baboons— Malema...

'We are black and we are proud. We are black and we are beautiful. We are black and we are not ashamed of being black'...

 2018-01-14 07:55 

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Olympic torch arrives in Seoul ahead of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games...

The Olympics torch arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a four-day relay throughout the capital city...

 2018-01-13 20:14 

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Officials: Inbound missile warning to Hawaii a 'false alarm'...

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency also confirmed there is "NO missile threat to Hawaii."...

 2018-01-13 19:33 

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Late Proteas implosion gifts India hope...

It was far from the high-octane Test cricket that was seen in Cape Town last week, but it was every bit as engaging....

 2018-01-13 18:26 

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Maine: Booing President Zuma was planned...

The ANCYL president accused some within the party of orchestrating the heckling....

 2018-01-13 14:20 

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#ANC106: Prosecute those implicated in state capture - Ramaphosa...

Ramaphosa also made it clear the days of cadre deployment would soon be over...

 2018-01-13 14:11 

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Ramaphosa: South Africa is open for investment...

Ramaphosa also reiterated the ANC's adoption of a resolution to expropriate land without compensation....

 2018-01-13 13:58 

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8 things you should know about the ANC's January 8 statement...

here are eight points you should probably know, and will most likely see cropping up later in the year....

 2018-01-13 13:05 

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SACP won't bow to ANC in 2018...

If the ANC does not redesign the way the alliance operates, the SACP has a standing resolution to contest elections without the governing party....

 2018-01-13 11:16 

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Inside the DA divisions in the City of Cape Town...

The DA's Federal Executive Council will meet on Sunday "to thoroughly engage with all aspects of the allegations against De Lille"....

 2018-01-13 11:00 

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WHO: South Africa's listeriosis outbreak 'largest ever'...

The second largest outbreak of listeriosis was in 2011, when the United States had a total of 147 reported cases....

 2018-01-13 09:09 

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LIVESTREAM: Ramaphosa delivers his maiden January 8 statement...

Newly-elected ANC President Cyril Ramphosa will deliver his January 8th statement in East London on Saturday....

 2018-01-13 08:55 

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Zuma booed by ANC members at #ANC106 rally...

This is the second time Zuma has been booed at a major national event....

 2018-01-13 08:39 

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East London stadiums packed for #ANC106 rally...

ANC supporters arrived as early as Friday night in anticipation of the rally....

 2018-01-12 14:54 

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Hope and despair at ANC door-to-door in Duncan Village...

The township is better known for underdevelopment residents still strongly support the ANC....

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