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 2020-06-03 17:24 

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Your weather: Another fine day expected on Thursday...

Another fine day is expected across the country, says the South African Weather Service....

 2020-06-03 17:21 

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Eastern Cape mayor tests positive for Covid-19...

The mayor of the OR Tambo district municipality in the Eastern Cape, Thokozile Sokanyile, has tested positive for Covid-19....

 2020-06-03 17:17 

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Education committee to probe fitiness of vice-chancellor over sexual harrassment claims...

Parliament's Higher Education Portfolio Committee is to conduct a preliminary inquiry into the fitness of newly appointed Sefako Makgatho University vice-chancellor Professor Peter Mbati who got the job despite allegations of sexual harassment hanging...

 2020-06-03 16:53 

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Pregnant elephant dies in India after eating explosive fruit trap...

A pregnant elephant was killed in India after eating fruit stuffed with explosives, sparking outrage over the use of such traps to protect crops and homes....

 2020-06-03 16:41 

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Body of SA medical student trapped in Cuba for over a month due to lockdown...

The body of fifth-year medical student Sibusiso Qongqo, who died in Cuba on 29 April, is still in Havana due to the Covid-19 lockdown....

 2020-06-03 16:36 

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Lockdown regulations verdict: Man who took on govt and won says it was 'like David taking on Goliath'...

Liberty Fighters Network president Reyno de Beer believes it will be a "slap in the face of the people of South Africa" if the government decides to appeal a ruling declaring the lockdown regulations invalid....

 2020-06-03 16:32 

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Tshwane administrator's plea to commuters: Heed the regulations, stop forcing your way onto buses...

The City of Tshwane has urged public transport commuters to comply with the Covid-19 lockdown Level 3 regulations following reports that commuters were forcing their way onto buses, ignoring the loading capacity limits....

 2020-06-03 16:27 

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Open letter to Judge Zondo: Please resume Commission hearings...

20 organisations ask state capture commission to issue interim report....

 2020-06-03 15:56 

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Lesotho's former first lady arrested in connection with Thomas Thabane's ex-wife's murder case...

Maesaiah Thabane, wife of former PM Thomas Thabane, transferred to correctional facility after court revoked her bail....

 2020-06-03 15:34 

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Zondo commission preparing to resume hearings end of June...

Chairperson of the commission of inquiry into state capture, Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, says the commission is preparing to resume its hearings end of June or early July....

 2020-06-03 15:22 

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ANC Gauteng shuts the door on Masina's latest twitter drama...

The ANC in Gauteng says it has closed the chapter on the latest social media furore involving its Ekurhuleni chairperson and mayor Mzwandile Masina after accepting the regional executive committee's decisions on his tweets....

 2020-06-03 15:20 

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PODCAST | Covid-19 Chronicles: Urgent measures needed to address testing backlog crisis...

The government urgently needs to address the deepening crisis of the Covid-19 testing backlog. New strategies are being put in place in the Western Cape, which include a ban on tests for those under the age of 55 with no comorbidities. Listen....

 2020-06-03 15:17 

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Covid-19 tests: This is why those under 55 without comorbidities will not be tested in Cape Town...

The Western Cape government has explained its decision to not test people aged 55 or younger in the Cape Town metro if they have no underlying conditions, as a nationwide backlog is holding up priority tests for those most at risk....

 2020-06-03 15:13 

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Provincial heads appointed to Special Investigating Unit in KZN and Eastern Cape...

Two provincial heads for the Special Investigating Unit have been appointed....

 2020-06-03 14:56 

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Firearm amnesty: Cele urges MPs for another amnesty period for people to hand over their guns...

Police Minister Bheki Cele has addressed a virtual meeting of Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Police, seeking its support for another firearms amnesty period between 1 August and January 2021....

 2020-06-03 14:50 

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Parliamentary meeting overshadowed by controversial tweet by Mayor Masina...

Days after being taken to task by the ANC for supporting an EFF tweet, Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina tells parliamentarians that he stands by his comments....

 2020-06-03 14:49 

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Five killed in Indian pesticide factory blast...

At least five people were killed and 46 others suffered severe burn injures in a blast at a pesticides factory in western India, authorities said....

 2020-06-03 14:30 

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Level 3 lockdown: Airports and airlines gear up for opening, but not many travellers expected...

Airlines and airports are readying for the lifting of some travel restrictions under Level 3 of the lockdown - but, according to FlySafair, not many travellers are expected at airports yet....

 2020-06-03 14:12 

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7 children in Covid-19 ward at Cape Town's Red Cross hospital...

Seven children are in a dedicated Covid-19 ward at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital. Two of the minors who have died since the pandemic hit were also patients at the hospital with underlying conditions....

 2020-06-03 14:06 

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Union calls for the shutting down of Far East Rand Hospital amid Covid-19 safety concerns...

The National Union of Public Service and Allied Workers is calling for Far East Rand Hospital in Springs to be shut down amid Covid-19 safety concerns....

 2020-06-03 14:05 

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Covid-19 wrap: Over 380 000 global deaths, Asian nations accused of censorship and more US job losses...

The novel coronavirus has killed at least 380 428 people since the outbreak first emerged in China last December, according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP....

 2020-06-03 14:00 

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77 vandalised schools in Mpumalanga to be repaired ahead of 8 June re-opening...

At least 147 schools were vandalised and burgled during lockdown in Mpumalanga....

 2020-06-03 13:34 

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No student will enter campus without being screened, says higher education deputy minister...

Universities and Technical and Vocational Education and Training campuses will be expected to have isolation and quarantine facilities set up before students return....

 2020-06-03 13:20 

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Libya warring rivals agree to return to ceasefire talks - UN mission...

The United Nations' Libya mission has said the country's warring parties agreed to restart talks aimed at reaching a lasting ceasefire, after a three-month suspension....

 2020-06-03 13:13 

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Taxi driver flees the scene after 2 killed, 15 injured in accident in Cape Town...

Two people have died, and 15 others have been left seriously injured in a taxi accident in Cape Town, with the taxi driver allegedly fleeing the scene....

 2020-06-03 13:02 

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OPINION | This is what I learnt in lockdown...

Lockdown has been a time of learning and self-discovery for many South Africans. Howard Feldman explores what he and those around him have learnt over the past sixty days....

 2020-06-03 12:51 

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SAHRC satisfied for now as education dept complies with Covid-19 deadline on regulations...

The SAHRC has confirmed that the education minister has come back to the Chapter 9 institution with revised back-to-school directions, which will be gazetted....

 2020-06-03 12:24 

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Covid-19 wrap: Global vaccine group urges solidarity, Sweden admits failures, Austria opens borders...

The head of the global vaccine alliance has warned 'nobody is safe unless everybody is safe' from the new coronavirus, urging international solidarity ahead of a fundraising summit as the pandemic threatens to trigger a resurgence of preventable d...

 2020-06-03 12:19 

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Mapisa-Nqakula denies there is a report with findings into Collins Khosa's death...

Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula says there is no report clearing soldiers of the death of Collins Khosa....

 2020-06-03 12:11 

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High court rules Covid-19 patients cannot be forced into state quarantine...

The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ordered that any person who has tested positive for Covid-19 cannot be forced to quarantine or be isolated at a state facility, if that person is able to successfully self-quarantine....

 2020-06-03 11:46 

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North West education dept confident schools will reopen as planned after principal tests positive...

Despite a North West school principal testing positive for Covid-19, the provincial education department says it is confident all will be ready at other schools for reopening....

 2020-06-03 11:05 

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Police watchdog investigating 'baffling' death of sex worker while in custody...

The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce, Sisonke, the National Movement of Sex Workers and Triangle Project have called for an investigation into the apparent suicide of Elma Robyn Montsumi....

 2020-06-03 10:57 

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Mark Zuckerberg backs Facebook hands-off policy on Trump posts despite anger, dissent - reports...

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has defended his decision not to interfere with posts by US President Donald Trump, US media has reported, after the social media giant's hands-off policy sparked outrage and prompted some employees to quit....

 2020-06-03 10:54 

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BREAKING | Mother of Alexia Nyamadzawo, 6, charged for her murder in KZN...

In a shock twist, the mother of six-year-old Alexia Nyamadzawo, whose body was found in sugar-cane fields on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast on Tuesday, appeared in the Umhlali Magistrate's Court on Wednesday on a murder charge....

 2020-06-03 10:13 

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'There's no corona!' - Denial a major obstacle in fight against coronavirus in DR Congo...

'Corona is a reality. Protect yourself and protect others,' Mamie Batata, a worker with the Catholic charity Caritas, warns through a megaphone as she proceeds through Kimbanseke, a rundown part of Kinshasa....

 2020-06-03 09:54 

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Mayor Masina never attempted to resign - ANC Ekurhuleni...

The ANC in Ekurhuleni says its chairperson and mayor Mzwandile Masina explained the rationale behind his controversial tweets and offered an apology for "where he erred"....

 2020-06-03 09:16 

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WATCH | Residents scramble for money following cash-in-transit bombing...

The bombing of a cash-in-transit van in Chamdor, Krugersdorp, saw people scrambling for money strewn all over the road after the explosion....

 2020-06-03 09:12 

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Covid-19 wrap: US records 1 081 more deaths, Brazil death toll tops 30 000 and Italy reopens borders...

The novel coronavirus has killed another 1 081 people in the United States in 24 hours, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University....

 2020-06-03 09:06 

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Government will study the High Court judgment and make corrections - Mkhize...

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize said mistakes in lockdown regulations were bound to happen because government was dealing with a new situation "that none of us really know how to go about"....

 2020-06-03 08:47 

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Tulbagh community doctor hacked to death on his farm, 4 arrested...

Dr Roelof Botha's daughter says he was a hero who went out of his way to help his patients and the community....

 2020-06-03 08:17 

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Lockdown regulations: Here are some of the challenges the government is facing in the courts...

The Liberty Fighters Network has won a court challenge to have Level 3 and 4 lockdown regulations declared unconstitutional and invalid.The ruling was delivered by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria....

 2020-06-03 07:55 

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George Floyd protests: US protesters defy curfews as Trump faces backlash for violent crackdown...

Protesters have defied curfews across the United States as leaders scrambled to stem anger over police racism while President Donald Trump rejected criticism over his use of force to break up a peaceful rally....

 2020-06-03 07:34 

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George Floyd's death presents US with opportunity to address human rights issues - SA...

The SA government says the death of George Floyd presents the US with an "opportunity to address fundamental issues of human rights"....

 2020-06-03 07:15 

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FIRST TAKE: Court judgment shows why government should always be challenged...

This government must always be checked and kept honest, writes Pieter du Toit ....

 2020-06-03 07:07 

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WATCH | Shark caught in fishing net at the start of the annual sardine run along KZN south coast...

A group of fishermen rescued a shark after it was caught in a net in Ramsgate on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. The net was being used to catch the first shoals of sardines after sitings had been made on Sunday, marking the beginning of the annual sardine...

 2020-06-03 06:46 

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Five in court after KwaZulu-Natal man was kidnapped, hacked for his cellphones and sandals...

A 23-year-old man has been allegedly accosted by armed attackers in Empangeni, forced into a vehicle and later assaulted and stabbed with a sharp instrument....

 2020-06-03 06:19 

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INFOGRAPHICS | Western Cape Covid-19 outbreak three weeks ahead of SA...

Covid-19 has hit the Western Cape harder, and faster, than any other part of the country. Is it providing us with a snapshot of what is to come elsewhere, or will it be our New York, a tragic exception?...

 2020-06-03 06:16 

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Melanie Verwoerd: We can and must be better - lessons from America...

As we have seen in America, racism will simmer away until there is one incident too many and it all becomes too much. This can easily happen in South Africa as well, writes Melanie Verwoerd ....

 2020-06-03 06:13 

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OPINION: After Collins Khosa and George Floyd learning how to breathe again...

Collins Khosa's death may not be the moment that creates the energy that we see sweeping across America, but it should be, writes Rekgotsofetse Chikane....

 2020-06-03 05:48 

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Lockdown ruling vindicates Constitution - advocate Zehir Omar after court win...

The High Court in Pretoria declaring lockdown alert levels 4 and 3 unconstitutional and invalid vindicates the Bill of Rights and the Constitution, the applicants' attorney has said....

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