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 2020-06-04 13:09 

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North West mines are now Covid-19 infection hotspots, says province's health department...

Mines have become the hotspots for Covid-19 in the province, the North West Department of Health says....

 2020-06-04 13:09 

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Lockdown: AfriForum lays charges with UN human rights body over 'draconic regulations'...

AfriForum has laid charges against the government at the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights over "draconic regulations" for the coronavirus lockdown....

 2020-06-04 13:08 

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Why lockdown judgment opens up the possibility for more lawsuits against government...

The Gauteng High Court judgment, which declared most of the Level 3 and 4 lockdown regulations as invalid and unconstitutional, may pave the way for a litany of lawsuits....

 2020-06-04 12:40 

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AbaThembu royal family members accused of assaulting king's advisor...

Babalo Papu, an advisor to AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Dalindyebo, has approached police to open a criminal case against some members of the royal family - including acting King Azenathi Dalindyebo....

 2020-06-04 12:32 

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Lockdown: City of Joburg under-collected about R1.3 billion in revenue for April and May...

The City of Johannesburg has under-collected about R1.3 billion from ratepayers between April and May....

 2020-06-04 12:06 

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Cele 'vindicated' after whistleblower ruling, but Public Protector's office says agreement voluntary...

Police Minister Bheki Cele feels the police have been "vindicated" after the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria concluded that the Public Protector's report on witness protection matters involving two KwaZulu-Natal whistleblowers should be declare...

 2020-06-04 11:50 

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Covid-19 wrap: UK PM urges global effort, Iran infections surge, France cancels Bastille Day parade...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called for a 'new era of global health co-operation' as he prepared to host a vaccine fundraising summit under the shadow of coronavirus....

 2020-06-04 11:29 

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Thousands of Malian refugees flee Niger camp after deadly jihadist attack - UN...

Thousands of people have fled a camp hosting 20 000 Malian refugees in western Niger after a deadly jihadist attack devastated the site, the United Nations has said....

 2020-06-04 11:18 

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Here is what the High Court said about the various lockdown regulations...

Although the country is still on lockdown, the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has declared various regulations governing Alert Level 3 and 4 as unconstitutional and invalid. Here is what the High Court said about the various regulations....

 2020-06-04 10:50 

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Another 2 killed, 4 injured during more shootings in Cape Town...

At least another four shooting incidents have been recorded in the Cape Town area this week since the start of lockdown Level 3 - including three in the Du Noon area and one in Athlone....

 2020-06-04 10:41 

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OPINION | Court throws South Africa's lockdown exit strategy into disarray. But it got it wrong....

This week's High Court judgment on the lockdown regulations is unconvincing in many respects and has applied the law incorrectly, writes Richard Calland....

 2020-06-04 10:40 

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39 wounded in knife attack at Chinese primary school...

A knife-wielding attacker has wounded 37 students and two adults at a primary school in southern China, officials have said, with local media identifying a security guard as the perpetrator....

 2020-06-04 10:40 

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Japanese student arrested after two family members killed with crossbow - report...

A Japanese student has allegedly killed two members of his family with a crossbow and injured at least two others before being arrested, according to local media....

 2020-06-04 10:33 

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'F***ing blacks' video being investigated by prestigious Pretoria boys' school...

Pretoria Boys' High School says it is taking steps after a video surfaced on social media in which some of its pupils make racist comments and jokes....

 2020-06-04 09:55 

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Level 3 | Trauma cases rise at 2 Cape Town hospitals just days after easing of regulations...

Trauma cases at two Cape Town hospitals have spiked substantially since the reopening of the economy under Level 3 of the lockdown....

 2020-06-04 09:35 

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German police identify 'murder' suspect in Madeleine McCann case...

Police revealed Wednesday they have identified a new suspect in the disappearance of British girl Madeleine McCann in 2007, saying the 43-year-old German man with a history of child sex abuse may have killed her....

 2020-06-04 09:14 

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Covid-19 wrap: US deaths increase, alcoholism surges in Germany and record tolls in Mexico, Brazil...

The United States has recorded 919 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 107 099, according to the latest real-time tally reported by Johns Hopkins University....

 2020-06-04 09:02 

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PIC | Snake catcher to the rescue as 2 massive black mambas 'dance' in KwaZulu-Natal backyard...

Veteran KwaZulu-Natal-based snake catcher Nick Evans is chuffed after getting up close and personal with a 2.95m black mamba, his biggest catch ever....

 2020-06-04 08:25 

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Lockdown: Senegal arrests 74 people over violent protests against coronavirus curfew...

Senegalese police have arrested more than 70 people after protests tinged by violence broke out in several cities across the West African country demanding a night-time coronavirus curfew be lifted....

 2020-06-04 08:01 

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George Floyd protests: Barack Obama voices support for young US protesters...

Former US president Barack Obama has applauded the 'profound' protests by Americans demanding racial justice and said demonstrations over last week's killing of a black man in police custody could spark nationwide reforms....

 2020-06-04 07:50 

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Scopa wants public works to stop paying for 'absolute mess' of a fence at Beitbridge border...

Scopa supports the directive from law enforcement agencies that the Department of Public Works pays no further money on the fence at the Beitbridge border post....

 2020-06-04 07:18 

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Gauteng man dead after girlfriend allegedly chased and stabbed him...

A woman from Springs on Gauteng's East Rand has been arrested for allegedly using a knife to stab her boyfriend and chasing him when he attempted to flee....

 2020-06-04 07:11 

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'It's not enough' - Protesters welcome new charges in George Floyd killing but remain in streets...

US protesters have welcomed new charges brought against Minneapolis officers in the killing of African American man George Floyd but thousands still marched in cities across the country for a ninth straight night, chanting against racism and police brutal...

 2020-06-04 06:00 

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ANALYSIS | Lockdown judgment a reminder for govt about the fine line between lives and livelihoods...

This week's high court judgment on the rationality of lockdown regulations emphasised the necessity for the government to strike a delicate balance, writes attorney Bulelwa Mabasa....

 2020-06-04 05:27 

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NOT FAKE | Yes, monkeys in India stole Covid-19 blood samples from lab assistant...

One of the monkeys was later seen in a tree "chewing one of the sample collections kits", which meant blood samples from the three patients had to be taken again....

 2020-06-04 05:06 

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OPINION | John Steenhuisen: Level 3 decision hurts SA but suits ANC...

The president has to stop smashing the economy to death with the "blunt instrument" of lockdown and start putting his country ahead of his party, argues John Steenhuisen....

 2020-06-04 04:50 

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National water storage has again declined - department...

The decline in the country's water levels should make water users rethink their consumption patterns, inculcate behavioural change and value water more, the Department of Water and Sanitation has said....

 2020-06-04 04:06 

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Mbhazima Shilowa: Officials failed in forward planning for schools...

The Department of Education should have used the lockdown period to identify schools that needed attention to prepare for pupils to return, writes Mbhazima Shilowa ....

 2020-06-04 04:03 

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Looming financial crisis for Ekurhuleni municipality as it projects a R1.2 billion shortfall...

The City of Ekurhuleni has projected a R1.2 billion revenue shortfall and a sharp increase in bad debt as cash-strapped consumers battle the Covid-19 pandemic....

 2020-06-04 03:48 

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Aboriginal teens were illegally tear gassed in Australian juvenile jail, court rules...

Aboriginal teenagers were illegally tear gassed in an Australian juvenile jail, a court has ruled amid renewed public condemnation over police abuse of indigenous citizens in custody....

 2020-06-04 03:46 

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'We won't forget and we won't forgive' - Sudan protesters rally one year after bloody crackdown...

Sudanese protesters took to the streets of Khartoum, angrily demanding justice for scores of pro-democracy demonstrators killed a year ago in a bloody crackdown....

 2020-06-04 03:44 

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ANALYSIS: National state of disaster ends before court deadline to amend lockdown regulations...

While the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that the lockdown regulations, which were declared invalid and unconstitutional, be amended within 14 days, the national state of disaster is set to lapse before that deadline....

 2020-06-03 20:53 

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3 shot dead in broad daylight in Cape Town...

A triple murder is being investigated after two gunmen opened fire on people sitting in a yard in Gugulethu, leaving three dead and one injured....

 2020-06-03 20:30 

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Mkhize: Covid-19 in the Eastern Cape showing same pattern that drove up Western Cape outbreak...

The Western and Eastern Cape accounts for 78% of the country's confirmed coronavirus cases, with the Eastern Cape showing the "same pattern that drove up the outbreak" in the Western Cape, Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has said....

 2020-06-03 20:27 

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Man killed, 2-year-old shot in Cape Town...

A two-year-old boy was shot and a man killed in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, Western Cape police have said....

 2020-06-03 20:04 

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Strand police station reopens after confirmed coronavirus case...

Operations have resumed at the Strand police station after it was closed following a confirmed coronavirus case, Western Cape police has said....

 2020-06-03 19:50 

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Every day ke payday for Daily Lotto players...

The jackpot prize in Wednesday's Daily Lotto draw rolled down to the next level with 123 players winning R1 670.40 by matching four numbers....

 2020-06-03 19:40 

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WATCH | Woman awaits surgery after alleged attack by metro cop...

Thalente Ngidi, 35, has been in hospital since Sunday after allegedly being slapped and punched in the face by an Ekurhuleni Metro Police officer, leaving her nose fractured in two places....

 2020-06-03 19:28 

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George Floyd killing: Cop to face harsher charges, three others to be arrested - report...
 2020-06-03 19:10 

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'Very few' soldiers infected with Covid-19 - Mapisa-Nqakula...

While "very few" SA National Defence Force members have been infected with Covid-19, Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula does not want to say how many....

 2020-06-03 19:01 

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Here are your Lotto and Lotto Plus results...

Here are the winning Lotto and Lotto Plus numbers from the Wednesday, 3 June, draw....

 2020-06-03 18:53 

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Man in dock after 7 found dead in Durban house...

A 23-year-old man arrested for a bloodbath that left seven people dead in eMsahweni, Durban, last month has appeared in the Umbumbulu Magistrate's Court....

 2020-06-03 18:52 

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International Covid-19 news: WHO to resume treatment trials, Italy opens for Europeans...
 2020-06-03 18:41 

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SANDF stays mum on possible assistance to Mozambique...

The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will only discuss behind closed doors the possibility of the deployment of its special forces to Mozambique to help quell terrorist activities....

 2020-06-03 18:36 

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Woman, 72, killed by an alleged drunk driver cautioned youth about driving while drunk...

The son of one of eight pedestrians, who were killed by alleged drunk drivers in the Eastern Cape on Monday, says his mother, Miriam Gcakazi, 72, was a disciplinarian who cautioned youngsters against drinking and driving....

 2020-06-03 18:25 

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Cyclone Nisarga: 2 die, but Mumbai escapes largely unscathed...

Two people were reported dead, but Mumbai appeared to escape the worst of Cyclone Nisarga, the first severe storm to threaten India's financial capital in more than 70 years....

 2020-06-03 18:05 

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Armed gang pretending to be healthcare workers hit pension pay point...

An armed gang pretending to be Covid-19 healthcare workers allegedly robbed a pay point in Pietermaritzburg....

 2020-06-03 17:39 

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Body of missing miner found underground in North West mine...

The body of a missing miner has been found underground at Harmony Gold's Moab Khotsong mine near Orkney in the North West, the company has confirmed....

 2020-06-03 17:37 

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International Covid-19 news: US suspends Chinese airlines, Sweden admits virus response was poor...

Global Covid-19 news update....

 2020-06-03 17:36 

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20 000 tons of diesel spills into Siberian River, Putin declares state of emergency...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered a state of emergency and criticised a subsidiary of metals giant Norilsk Nickel after a diesel spill into a Siberian river....

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