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SIU To Take Action Against 9 More NGOs

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is preparing action against nine more NGOs implicated in wrongdoing in the Life Esidimeni scandal.This follows a court ruling on Friday. Two...

Man To Appear In Court For Alleged Human Trafficking

A man is expected to appear in the Cape Town Magistrates Court next week for allegedly trafficking a 25-year-old woman from Gauteng.The suspect was expected to appear in...

Something To Ponder

Marikana – We Must Not Forget16th August 2012, 34 miners lost their lives during a strike that was meant to pressurise for better wages from their employers. The massacre, the first...

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This week marked the 7th anniversary of the Marikana massacre. Thousands of people gathered at the koppie in Marikana on Friday to remember those who were killed during a wage strike seven years...

Old Mutual: Moyo’s Return To Compromise Interest Of Shareholders

Lawyers for Old Mutual submitted to the Johannesburg High Court on Friday that there was a clear breakdown of trust in the relationship between Peter Moyo and the board.

Wife Killer Jason Rohde Loses Bail Dismissal Appeal

The Western Cape High Court has denied convicted killer Jason Rohde's leave to appeal his bail dismissal.Rohde's legal team had approached the court earlier on Friday to overturn...

R5M Worth Of Drugs Found In Car In EC, 2 Arrested

Two people were arrested after being found in possession of drugs worth R5 million in Kinkelbos, in the Eastern Cape.This came after police spotted a suspicious vehicle driving...

Thousands Gather In Marikana To Remember Massacre Victims

Thousands of people gathered at the koppie in Marikana on Friday to remember those who were killed during a wage strike seven years ago.The event was organised by mining...

Over 60,000 People Say ‘No Bail’ For Meghan Cremer Murder Accused

CAPE TOWN - A Cape Town organisation has collected more than 60,000 signatures, calling for bail to be denied in the Meghan Cremer murder case.Jeremy Sias, Charles Daniels and Shiraaz Jaftha appeared in the...

Farlam: Inquiry Can’t Be Blamed For Lack Of Prosecutions Over Marikana Tragedy

JOHANNESBURG - Retired Judge Ian Farlam, who headed the inquiry into the Marikana massacre, believes that not much has changed and important recommendations in his report have not yet been implemented by government.The inquiry...

Magashule: Time For ANC To Move On From Surve Donation

CAPE TOWN - African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule said that it was time to move on from the saga involving the over R1 million donation from businessman Iqbal Surve.The payment caused a...

Vanderbijlpark Mom Wants Justice After Pepper-spray Attack At Mall

JOHANNESBURG - A Vanderbijlpark mother wants justice after she and her four-month-old baby were threatened and pepper-sprayed by a woman, who allegedly also called her a baboon. Itumeleng Tsoeu, aged 30, has since given a...
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Something To Ponder

Marikana – We Must Not Forget16th August 2012, 34 miners lost their lives during a strike that was meant to pressurise for better wages from their...

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Emery Hails Arsenal New Boys After Perfect Start

Unai Emery saluted his Arsenal new boys as David Luiz, Dani Ceballos and Nicolas Pepe all contributed to a 2-1 win over Burnley on Saturday.Emery's side made it...

Mane, Firmino Shoot Liverpool To Victory At Southampton

Liverpool made it two successive wins to start their Premier League title bid as goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino clinched a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Southampton on Saturday.

Wales Top Of The World After Beating England

Wales topped the world rugby rankings for the first time after beating England 13-6 on Saturday in Cardiff, ending almost a decade at the summit for World Cup holders New Zealand.

Cheetahs Fight Back To Sink Pumas

The Free State Cheetahs climbed to second in the Currie Cup standings with a 43-37 win over the Pumas on Saturday.The Cheetahs fought back from 7-22 down after...

Ruthless All Blacks Destroy Wallabies At Eden Park

The All Blacks sent out an emphatic message they are not to be underestimated at the World Cup as they bounced back from last week’s hiding to thrash the Wallabies 36-0 in...

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Giant Penguin Fossil Found In New Zealand

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