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Thai cops charge 8-year-old girls under junta law

Two eight-year-old girls have been charged under a draconian Thai junta law for tearing down voter lists for an upcoming referendum, police said Saturday, as authorities go to increasingly bizarre lengths to muzzle dissent.

Former Argentina leader slams corruption probes as political plot

Facing corruption probes that threaten to land her behind bars, former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez described her growing legal troubles as part of a "persecution" of progressive Latin American leaders that has boosted the right in the region.

Doctor allegedly duped into signing false death certificate found dead

An East London doctor allegedly duped into signing a death certificate which aided a former ANC leader to fake his own death‚ has been found dead in his swimming pool.

South Africa begins bid for a place in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India

South Africa’s quest for a place at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup in India next September begins in earnest when they take on Seychelles in their opening match of the regional COSAFA Championships in Mauritius on Saturday.

UCT under fire for ban on Prophet Mohammed journalist

The University of Cape Town is at the centre of a row over freedom of speech after barring a Danish journalist from campus because his magazine published a series of cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed in 2005.

SA on the verge of qualifying for another continental tournament

South Africa can book another continental finals appearance if they can hold their nerve in the second leg of their 2017 African Under-20 Championship qualifier at home to Lesotho on Saturday.

Can Hyundai beat Mercedes and BMW at their own game?

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Confident Dolly makes bold prediction ahead of Rio Olympic Games

Keagan Dolly has thrown caution to the wind and maintains that coach Owen da Gama's SA under-23 charges have enough talent in their ranks to exit the group stages of the men's football tournament at the Rio Oympic Games next month.

Researchers successfully block colon cancer tumor growth

Researchers in the USA have discovered that reducing the amount of the L-glutamine amino acid in the body can block the growth of colorectal cancer tumors in mice. The first clinical trials on humans are due to begin this summer.

Lions drawing inspiration from Whiteley magic ahead of Crusaders showdown

The Lions are drawing strength from captain Warren Whiteley's timely return from injury as they build up to Saturday's crucial Super Rugby quarterfinal against the Crusaders.

Explorer of outer frontier detects faint sound of galaxy radio halo

A radio halo in a galaxy cluster has been discovered by a researcher at the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Astrophysics and Cosmology Research Unit.

DA the offspring of the National Party: Zuma

I am going to crush them and there is no speaker of parliament here to call me to order‚ President Jacob Zuma told thousands of ANC supporters in Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape on Saturday.

Lions ease past Crusaders to earn Super Rugby semifinal berth

The Lions have elevated their status as firm candidates for the 2016 Super Rugby title.

The protest against itself the SABC screened but didn’t know about…

The SABC unwittingly screened a protest on Friday – but had no idea that it was doing so and that the protest taking place right under chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng’s nose was by the public broadcaster’s own news staff.

20 dead, 160 wounded as blast rips through Kabul protest

A powerful explosion on Saturday ripped through crowds of minority Shiite Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 20 people and leaving 160 others wounded, officials said.

Eric keeps cool as curious lion says hello

All Eric Ubisi could do was stay still and hope his instincts were dead right as the young lion got so close he could have leaned down to touch it.

Is he back in the ANC or isn't he? Confusion over Marius Fransman

President Jacob Zuma staged a public display of support on Thursday for sidelined Western Cape ANC leader Marius Fransman.

Ask Wendy: So you thought you were applying for a loan?

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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Trump celebrates at the conclusion of the final session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland

Five key moments from the Republican convention

A fractious Republican convention wrapped up Thursday with Donald Trump accepting the party's White House nomination. Here are some key moments from the four-day gathering in Cleveland.

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Lions ease past Crusaders to earn Super Rugby semifinal berth

The Lions have elevated their status as firm candidates for the 2016 Super Rugby title.

2015 Telkom Knockout, Last 16:  Mamelodi Sundowns v Chippa United

Confident Dolly makes bold prediction ahead of Rio Olympic Games

Keagan Dolly has thrown caution to the wind and maintains that coach Owen da Gama's SA under-23 charges have enough talent in their ranks to exit the group stages of the men's football tournament at the Rio Oympic Games next month.

Can the Sharks and the Stormers upset the Super Rugby odds?

Saturday represents a huge moment in South African rugby as the Stormers and Sharks try to overcome the odds to reach the Super Rugby semi-finals against the Chiefs and the Hurricanes respectively.
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Meintjies on course to become first South African to achieve Tour de France top 10 finish

South Africa’s Louis Meintjies rode brilliantly up the gruelling ascent on the slopes of the mythical Mont Blanc on Friday to stay on course to become the first South African to achieve a top 10 finish in the Tour de France.

Gloves off between Lions and Crusaders ahead of Super Rugby quarterfinal

The Crusaders will go full steam ahead when they take on the Lions in their Super Rugby quarterfinal clash at Ellis Park on Saturday.

Can Hyundai beat Mercedes and BMW at their own game?

When the 2017 Hyundai Genesis G80 goes on sale this fall it will do so as a car with more passenger space than a Mercedes E Class, more horsepower than a Cadillac CTS and with a raft of active safety systems as standard that even Volvo S90 drivers are offered as optional extras.

An ombud’s guide to dealing with high-maintenance complainants

There has been a steady increase in unreasonable conduct on the part of people complaining to the Ombudsman for Long Term Insurance‚ fuelled by what Ron McLaren describes as “anger‚ frustration and an exaggerated sense of entitlement”.

Business intelligence must look at internal and external data

When you can see, enrich and analyse internal data in the context of the external, you can see how the operation’s pieces work together, writes Hjalmar Gislason

WATCH: How to deal with an unsolicited offer to buy your business

Engaging with acquirers just to see how the market values your company could damage your business relationships and reputation, an expert warns

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