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 2020-06-05 08:21 

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Economy still in the hands of those who controlled it before democracy - ANC deputy SG...

While the ANC might not fully agree with its Ekurhuleni chairperson, Mzwandile Masina, it says the economy is largely under the control of those who ran it before democracy....

 2020-06-05 08:09 

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Nothing was done 'without the knowledge of the president' - top aide tells DR Congo graft trial...

A prominent DR Congo politician accused of embezzling $50 million earmarked for social housing has defended himself in a televised court hearing, claiming nothing was done "without the knowledge" of president Felix Tshisekedi....

 2020-06-05 07:33 

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'We're going to keep fighting, George' - Al Sharpton says Floyd's death will not be in vain...

Hundreds of mourners joined an emotional memorial service in Minneapolis for George Floyd, the black man killed by police last week, as civil rights leader Al Sharpton vowed mass protests will continue until 'we change the whole system of justice'...

 2020-06-05 07:29 

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Cabinet should have consulted Parliament on national state of disaster extension, says DA...

President Cyril Ramaphosa should have briefed Parliament on the extension of the national state of disaster, says the DA....

 2020-06-05 07:17 

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Four in court over 130 tons of stolen railway tracks worth R8m...

Four people have appeared in the Stilfontein Magistrate's Court in the North West i in connection with alleged stolen Transnet railway tracks worth about R8 million....

 2020-06-05 06:58 

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3 killed, 7 wounded in China supermarket stabbing spree...

Three people have been killed and seven wounded in a stabbing spree at a supermarket in rural southeast China, according to police....

 2020-06-05 06:52 

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UPDATE | Man admits using sheep shears to kill Tulbagh community doctor - report...

A 27-year-old man from Tulbagh in the Western Cape has reportedly admitted to killing community doctor Roelof Botha, 59....

 2020-06-05 06:52 

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Ingonyama Trust admits 'constant, perennial irregular expenditure'...

MPs are dissatisfied by the Ingonyama Trust's failure to meet its targets in the third and fourth quarters of the 2019/'20 financial year....

 2020-06-05 06:14 

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Free State cops arrest 5 suspected of robbing post offices of pension money...

Five people, aged 24 to 64 have been arrested in connection with two unrelated armed post office robberies in the Free State - one in Selosesha, Thaba Nchu, and another in Ehrlich Park, Bloemfontein....

 2020-06-05 05:55 

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Murdered boy, 4, found dead on the day of his birthday party to be buried...

The Spiderman outfit little Bandile Skosana, 4, would have worn to his birthday party is now what he will be clothed in when he is buried on Friday....

 2020-06-05 05:15 

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Citizens who trust Ramaphosa willing to sacrifice human rights to curb Covid-19 spread, survey finds...

South Africans, who have trust in President Cyril Ramaphosa, are more likely to sacrifice their human rights in order to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country....

 2020-06-05 05:01 

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FEEL GOOD | SA chefs prepare thousands of meals for the needy with surplus produce...

More than 300 chefs, restaurant owners and volunteers have been cooking thousands of meals for vulnerable communities using tons of food that would have gone to waste....

 2020-06-05 04:26 

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Friday Briefing | Behemoth: The return of ANC dominance...
 2020-06-05 04:03 

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ANALYSIS | Police brutality: Why it's easier for cops and soldiers to target poor, black people...

The reaction to George Floyd's death has sparked conversations in South Africa about the treatment of black people by law enforcement officers, especially during lockdown....

 2020-06-05 03:10 

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Truckers wait days to cross border into Zimbabwe...

"Before lockdown, it used to be almost two hours before I crossed into Zimbabwe. Now it's almost a week."...

 2020-06-04 21:07 

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Candles lit in memory of father and son shot dead in Cape Town street...

Candles lit up the night in Bonteheuwel, where about 50 people gathered for a memorial for a father and son shot and killed while walking from a nearby shop....

 2020-06-04 20:37 

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Teacher to be probed for allegedly threatening to put knee on pupils' necks if they do not submit assignments...

The Gauteng education department has said it would probe an incident where a teacher reportedly threatened to re-enact the actions that led to led to American George Floyd's death if her pupils did not submit their assignments....

 2020-06-04 20:29 

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26 years of democracy have not yet ensured black lives matter as much as white ones - NMF...

In South Africa, 26 years of democracy have not yet ensured that black lives matter as much as white ones, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has said....

 2020-06-04 20:17 

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Coronavirus: Eastern Cape overtakes Gauteng as infection rate rises rapidly...

The Eastern Cape has overtaken Gauteng as the province with the second highest number of coronavirus infections....

 2020-06-04 20:08 

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George Floyd killing: Bail set at $750k for 3 officers accused, as hundreds attend memorial service...

Three more accused for being involved in the murder of George Floyd have appeared in court....

 2020-06-04 19:34 

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Three lucky Daily Lotto players win jackpot...

Three Daily Lotto players struck it rich in Thursday's draw and won the jackpot of R64 186.30...

 2020-06-04 19:31 

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EC hospital beset by issues as Mkhize raises concerns about spike in Covid-19 cases...

While Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has raised concerns about the rapid increase of Covid-19 cases in the Eastern Cape, its largest casualty unit with a dedicated isolation site, Livingstone Hospital, is struggling....

 2020-06-04 19:10 

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Madeleine McCann case: German suspect is 'repeat sex offender' - report...

The man suspected by German authorities of murdering missing British girl Madeleine McCann allegedly has a history of child sex abuse....

 2020-06-04 19:04 

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International Covid-19 news: Virus hunt buoyed by $8bn pledge, Tomorrowland goes online...

All the latest global Covid-19 news....

 2020-06-04 18:57 

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Western Cape to use high-flow nasal oxygen as early signs show improved treatment...

Western Cape doctors are feeling hopeful about the early results of using nasal oxygen instead of ventilators to treat serious Covid-19 cases at public hospitals....

 2020-06-04 18:44 

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WATCH | Capetonians stage vigil outside Parliament in solidarity with Black Lives Matter...

A group of Capetonians on Wednesday joined a peaceful "walk-by" vigil outside Parliament in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement....

 2020-06-04 18:39 

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Caring for the dead: Christian, Muslim, and Covid-19...

sssMedical staff and burial volunteers in Iraq are under the cosh dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, having to bury between two-to-four bodies every day....

 2020-06-04 18:30 

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Police committee welcomes the enactment of IPID amendment bill...

The independence of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has been strengthened after President Cyril Ramaphosa enacted the Independent Police Investigative Directorate Amendment Bill....

 2020-06-04 18:12 

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Parliament wants to know why defence ministry has not implemented commission's recommendations...

Parliament's defence committee says recommendations by the Defence Force Service Commission are falling on deaf ears, while soldiers continue to work with unserviceable equipment and under "unacceptable4; conditions....

 2020-06-04 17:52 

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Minister wants to save academic year above saving lives - Maimane tells Concourt...

In an urgent application to the apex court, Mmusi Maimane is challenging the government's decision to reopen schools. He highlighted poor infrastructure, school overcrowding, staff shortages, sanitation and public transport as the motivation behind hi...

 2020-06-04 17:40 

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Covid-19: Western Cape govt to pay private hospitals R16 000 per bed if it runs out of space...

It will cost the Western Cape government R16 000 a bed for state patients to be treated at a private hospital if government hospitals no longer have space for patients....

 2020-06-04 17:09 

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International Covid-19 news: Africa needs to 'triple its testing', 'US picks companies to develop vaccine'...

The latest Covid-19 news from around the world....

 2020-06-04 16:59 

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Burundi elections: Top court rejects opposition bid to annul poll results...

Burundi's constitutional court rejected a bid to overturn the results of last month's contested election....

 2020-06-04 16:57 

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Police headquarters closed after employee tests positive for Covid-19...

The national police headquarters in Pretoria has closed temporarily after an employee tested positive for Covid-19....

 2020-06-04 16:55 

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ANC and allies to take a stand against racism and police brutality on Black Friday...

President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead the ANC and its alliance partners in the launch of their Black Friday anti-racism campaign....

 2020-06-04 16:45 

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Your weather: Another fine and cool day heading into the weekend...

The South African Weather Service says the country is in store for another fine and cool day....

 2020-06-04 16:40 

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WATCH | One person treated for smoke inhalation after office fire in Joburg CBD...

One person was treated for smoke inhalation after two rooms in an office building in the CBD were damaged in a fire. Watch....

 2020-06-04 16:40 

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Abandoned new-born baby found alive on Durban pavement...

A case of child abandonment has been opened after a new-born boy was found alive on a pavement in Chatsworth, Durban....

 2020-06-04 16:36 

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Richards Bay man apologises for video of him and a friend 'catching a klap for our troubles'...

A man recorded goading and getting into a tussle with a security guard at a Richards Bay liquor store has apologised, saying what transpired was "a result of frustration of this whole Covid lockdown"....

 2020-06-04 16:31 

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Lockdown regulations ruling: 'Flawed' judgment creates more confusion than clarity, say experts...

The High Court judgment that declared levels 4 and 3 of the lockdown unconstitutional and invalid has been described by some experts as flawed....

 2020-06-04 16:00 

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Qaanitah Hunter | Controversy around Mzwandile Masina is just noise and deflection...

It is easier for the Ekurhuleni mayor to make noise about nationalising the economy than to come up with ways to prevent his district from becoming a coronavirus epicentre, writes Qaanitah Hunter....

 2020-06-04 15:49 

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Lockdown | Lower-income households have difficulties paying for expenses, suffer from hunger - survey...

People from low-income homes have found it difficult to pay their expenses during the lockdown, an online multilingual Covid-19 survey conducted by the University of Johannesburg (UJ) and Human Sciences Research Council has found....

 2020-06-04 15:48 

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New bill requiring political parties to reveal donors now law...

Political parties and independent candidates will now have to record the names and details of their donors and make financial records available on a quarterly basis....

 2020-06-04 15:48 

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Jihadist attacks displaced 210 000 Mozambicans, says UN...

More than 210 000 people, most of them women and children, have been forced to flee their homes in northern Mozambique since 2017, says UN....

 2020-06-04 15:45 

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Cabinet to appeal judgment declaring lockdown regulations for levels 3 and 4 invalid, confident of another outcome...

Cabinet on Thursday announced it would appeal the high court judgment, which declared various regulations governing Alert Level 3 and 4 of the nationwide lockdown as unconstitutional and invalid....

 2020-06-04 14:38 

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Former lieutenant general, 8 other cops among 15 arrested for allegedly defrauding SAPS...

Nine police officers, including a former lieutenant general, and six civilians are expected to appear in various courts for allegedly defrauding the SA Police Service in an alleged vehicle scam involving police vehicle branding....

 2020-06-04 14:03 

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Covid-19 wrap: Global deaths top 385 000, Senegal eases curfew and Armenia hospitals overwhelmed...

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 385 869 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP....

 2020-06-04 13:42 

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Boy, 2, dies from gunshot wounds hours after father killed in drive-by shooting in Cape Town...

A two-year-old Cape Town boy, who was shot along with his father in a drive-by shooting, has also died, police say....

 2020-06-04 13:25 

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PPE that went missing in KwaZulu-Natal 'mysteriously reappears' - report...

Large quantities of personal protective equipment that "disappeared"; in Umlazi, Pinetown and Zululand earlier this week, has mysteriously reappeared, a report says....

 2020-06-04 13:10 

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Lockdown: Joburg mayor heartened by recovery rate, urges residents to keep adhering to rules...

Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo has pleaded with the city's residents to continue adhering to lockdown regulations to prevent further Covid-19 infections....

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