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 2018-08-21 14:03 

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State Capture Inquiry: Mcebisi Jonas to take stand on Friday...

Former deputy finance minister Mcebisi Jonas will be next on the stand when the commission of inquiry into state capture resumes....

 2018-08-21 13:59 

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Toddler survived a week among decomposing bodies...

Police say a 21-year-old man allegedly stabbed his mother, girlfriend and 3-month-old child to death before hanging himself....

 2018-08-21 13:45 

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On your marks, get set, stop!...

KwaZulu-Natal Athletics has threatened to take legal action against Msunduzi if the City goes ahead with the celebrity-studded opening of its controversial athletics stadium without engaging them....

 2018-08-21 13:17 

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Mark Minnie's suicide note: 'Don't give up, Chrissy'...

"Chrissy, don't give up now. You are almost home." These are the words of Mark Minnie, the co-author of The Lost Boys of Bird Island, in his suicide note to journalist Chris Steyn, who c--authored the controversial book with him....

 2018-08-21 13:02 

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AgriSA to meet Ramaphosa in Cape Town, Mabuza in Joburg...

AgriSA president Dan Kriek is set to meet President Cyril Ramaphosa in Cape Town, while the organisation's CEO, Omri van Zyl, will hold talks with Deputy President David Mabuza in Johannesburg....

 2018-08-21 13:01 

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Msimanga to recommend Tshwane city manager be suspended...

City of Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga will recommend to council that city manager Moeketsi Mosola be suspended following allegations of tender irregularities....

 2018-08-21 12:49 

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#StateCaptureInquiry: Set up special tribunal for officials abusing tender system - witness...

The government's procurement system is intentionally not followed in at least 50% of all tenders, chief procurement officer Willie Mathebula has told the commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture....

 2018-08-21 12:48 

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13-year-old boy shoots and kills himself at Stellenbosch home...

A 13-year-old boy has shot and killed himself at his family's Stellenbosch home, according to Western Cape police....

 2018-08-21 12:40 

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DJ Tira releases public statement on dancer's rape allegations...

Founder of record label Afrotainment DJ Tira has released a statement in which he addressed the rape allegations made against one of his dancers Nhlanhla Chiliza....

 2018-08-21 12:37 

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Turkish school in CAR fights Ankara's shutdown bid...

Turkey is ramping up pressure worldwide to shut down schools close to a network that it accuses of terrorism. But it is facing unusual resistance in the Central African Republic, one of the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the world....

 2018-08-21 12:34 

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'Affluenza' teen's mom to remain jailed pending trial...

A judge has denied bond for the mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck...

 2018-08-21 11:58 

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Seven-month-old baby missing after mom leaves her with stranger in shopping mall...

It's been two weeks since a seven-month-old baby went missing and the search is still on to find her....

 2018-08-21 11:43 

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WATCH: US immigration officers arrest man driving pregnant wife to hospital...

Immigration agents have arrested an undocumented immigrant who was driving his pregnant wife to hospital to give birth....

 2018-08-21 11:40 

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Hawks nab four men outside Delmas court after they appear for cash-in-transit heist...

Four men have been arrested outside the Delmas High Court in Mpumalanga, shortly after appearing in connection with a cash-in-transit heist case, the Hawks have said....

 2018-08-21 11:39 

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Another rape reported at Fort Hare university...

Fort Hare University promises to "beef up" security and review its policy on sexual harassment following another alleged rape....

 2018-08-21 11:39 

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Courtney Pieters murder trial postponed...

The trial of Mortimer Saunders, who is charged with the rape and murder of 3-year old Courtney Pieters, has been postponed in the Western Cape High Court because the prosecutor remains booked off sick....

 2018-08-21 11:33 

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Moscow signs military co-operation pact with CAR...

Moscow and the Central African Republic have signed a military cooperation agreement, less than a month after three Russian journalists were killed in the strife-torn Central African Republic while probing alleged Russian mercenaries....

 2018-08-21 11:32 

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#ShockWildlifeTruths: Captive lion breeding in Parliament's sights amid global 'outcry'...

The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs is set to advise whether legislation on regulating the controversial practice of canned lion hunting is needed....

 2018-08-21 11:32 

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Sympathy, outrage on Twitter after MultiChoice shuts down Afro Worldview...

Twitter users have expressed outrage, as well as sympathy, following the announcement that Afro Worldview's contract has been terminated by pay TV operator MultiChoice....

 2018-08-21 11:21 

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WATCH: Nun steals the show with a perfect pitch during a baseball game...

Sister Mary Jo may have just become the coolest nun in Chicago, thanks to her super pitching skills....

 2018-08-21 11:06 

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State granted lengthy postponement in Estina dairy farm case...

The Bloemfontein Magistrate's Court has granted the State's request for a lengthy postponement in the Estina dairy farm case....

 2018-08-21 11:01 

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GRAPHIC: Robbers try to snatch $75 000 from Texas woman...

Two men have been arrested in connection with an attack on a woman who withdrew $75 000 from a Texas bank....

 2018-08-21 10:35 

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KZN men awarded R3.6m after 7-year prison ordeal before acquittal...

Two KwaZulu-Natal men, who spent just short of seven years in custody before being acquitted of charges of rape and other crimes, have each been awarded R3.6m in damages....

 2018-08-21 10:34 

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New channel to replace Afro Worldview will be announced later this month...

MultiChoice says it will announce the successful bidder to replace the Afro Worldview news channel on August 28....

 2018-08-21 10:34 

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Rwandan national in SA uses technology to link small businesses with clients...

A Rwandan national who has lived in South Africa for nearly two decades has started a smart technology company aimed at bridging the gab between big businesses and vendors in the country....

 2018-08-21 10:12 

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Google sued for unwanted tracking of phone locations...

A lawsuit filed in federal court here accuses Google of invading people's privacy by tracking the whereabouts of smartphones users despite "location history" settings being turned off....

 2018-08-21 09:59 

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Another train carriage torched in Cape Town...

Firefighters have responded to a train in flames at Koeberg station, battling to douse the inferno that razed one carriage....

 2018-08-21 09:44 

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Christian poet harassed by porn WhatsApp groups run by a 'mentally challenged' rabbit farmer...

A writer of Afrikaans Christian literature is fearing for her life after reportedly outing members of "pornographic4; WhatsApp groups....

 2018-08-21 09:37 

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Ebola death toll in DRC rises to 55...

The Ebola outbreak in eastern DRC has claimed at least 55 lives since the start of the month, authorities say, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months....

 2018-08-21 09:08 

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Dad claims he killed pregnant wife 'in a rage' after she strangled their daughters...

Days after pleading for his 'missing' wife and daughters' safe return, a Colorado man has been charged with murdering them....

 2018-08-21 08:50 

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Reflections on a captured Zimbabwean state...

Zimbabwe's military junta proved that Mugabe was not the country's problem. He was only an instrument of the real problems of Zimbabwean politics....

 2018-08-21 08:47 

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Julius Malema, the supreme president of SA...

Malema had established himself as a kingmaker of the ANC long before he was fired....

 2018-08-21 08:31 

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'Step down and avoid humiliation at Constitutional Court,' MDC's Chamisa tells Mnangagwa...

Zimbabwean opposition leader, Nelson Chamisa has reportedly urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to "concede defeat" and "stepdown" to "avoid humiliation at the Constitutional Court"....

 2018-08-21 08:31 

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Scores arrested over violence in restive Ethiopian state...

Security forces have arrested 171 people for various "illegal acts" in Ethiopia's troubled Oromia region, state media has reported, after a spate of ethnic clashes in the region....

 2018-08-21 08:19 

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Matatiele poised for shutdown if Transport MEC fails to pitch up...

Matatiele residents are threatening a total shutdown of the town if Eastern Cape Transport MEC Weziwe Tikana fails to address them....

 2018-08-21 08:18 

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Trump fears a Mueller interview could bring perjury charge...

President Donald Trump is expressing concern that anything he tells special counsel Robert Mueller under oath could be used to charge him with perjury....

 2018-08-21 08:09 

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WATCH LIVE: #StateCaptureInquiry day 2 | First witness testifies...

Treasury's chief procurement officer Willie Ndleleni Mathebula will be the first witness to testify at the commission of inquiry into state capture, sitting in Johannesburg, on Tuesday....

 2018-08-21 08:08 

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Unproductive, incompetent state at heart of SA's problems...

Underlying most of South Africa's multitude of problems and challenges is the reality that the state is incapable of executing any plan properly or applying any policies correctly and efficiently, writes Max du Preez ....

 2018-08-21 07:49 

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Whale calf carcass washes up on KZN beach...

A large group of bystanders have gathered at Pipeline Beach in Amanzimtoti, south of Durban,where a beached whale calf carcass has been found....

 2018-08-21 07:20 

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LIVE: Day 2 of #StateCaptureInquiry - first witness expected...

Treasury's chief procurement officer Willie Ndleleni Mathebula is expected to be the first witness to testify at the commission of inquiry into state capture, at the start of proceedings on day two....

 2018-08-21 07:10 

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Day at the beach turns to panic, tragedy; married couple die...

They came on a boat, Jet Skis and a paddleboard, but couldn't help 2 swimmers who died....

 2018-08-21 07:00 

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Zondo will have to run a tight ship to beat the headwinds...

The judicial commission into state capture is going to be a long and hard slog and Deputy Chief Justice Ray Zondo will be the biggest determinant of the body's success, writes Pieter du Toit ....

 2018-08-21 06:20 

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Bike-riding bandit sentenced for Kansas bank robbery...

A 57-year-old Kansas man who fled on a bicycle after robbing a bank has been sentenced to three years and one month in federal prison....

 2018-08-21 06:18 

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Sewage keeps taps running in Beaufort West...

Treated sewage effluent is keeping the taps running in drought-stricken Beaufort West....

 2018-08-21 06:10 

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Melania Trump planning solo international swing to Africa...

Melania Trump is planning her first big solo international swing as first lady when she visits several countries in Africa in October...

 2018-08-21 06:10 

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Top Africa stories: Grace Mugabe fake PhD, Mugabe farm...

The University of Zimbabwe for boss have been suspended over Grace Mugabe's "fake" PhD, and Robert Mugabe will only be allowed to keep one farm in line with the government's land policies, says President Emmerson Mnangagwa....

 2018-08-21 05:06 

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Man expected back in court for allegedly raping, killing little Courtney Pieters...

Mortimer Saunders is facing charges of premeditated murder and rape after the toddler's body was found in a shallow grave several days after she went missing....

 2018-08-21 05:05 

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UN rights chief warns UN could 'collapse' without change...

The outgoing UN human rights chief says the UN Security Council's five permanent members wield too much power at the United Nations, warning that world body could "collapse" if that doesn't change....

 2018-08-21 05:00 

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Expropriation list: denial and secrecy dangerous...

To deny a problem or keep it a secret will not make the problem disappear. It is dangerous and worsens the problem because you cannot prepare yourself to address the problem by way of a well-designed strategy, writes Kallie Kriel ....

 2018-08-21 04:47 

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Stellenbosch land owner heads to court for eviction order...

A Stellenbosch wine farm owner is expected to head to the Western Cape High Court for an eviction order after a group of people who had been evicted, rebuilt their shacks on the land....

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