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NFP takes election disqualification to court

An apparent R90‚000 "administrative error" could cost the National Freedom Party (NFP) a shot at the August 3 municipal polls.

Interesting mix of nominees to replace Madonsela

The full list of people nominated to replace Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has brought some interesting characters into the public limelight.

MTN pays first instalment of Nigerian fine

MTN Nigeria has paid N30bn to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC)‚ its first payment towards the settlement of a N330bn fine‚ MTN Nigeria CEO Ferdi Moolman said on Wednesday.

Public’s contribution in public protector appointment process crucial‚ says Corruption Watch

Corruption Watch has urged the public to participate in the appointment process for a new public protector.

Counterfeit factory closed down in Durban CBD

The Hawks’ Counterfeit Team has closed down a counterfeit factory in the Durban CBD.

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After spending three years in her birthplace in the Czech Republic‚ a 900kg female black rhino‚ named Eliska‚ has finally returned to her natural homeland in Tanzania.

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Man arrested for driving truck with expired motorbike licence disk

Mpumalanga traffic officers have apprehended a man who was driving a truck with an expired motorbike licence disk.

Free State municipalities the worst payers

Service providers and people who do business with municipalities in the Free State province are highly likely not to be paid on time.
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In a season of change‚ Sharks prop Tendai “Beast” Mtawarira has found himself positioned as one of the old and wise heads in a relatively young group.

Nurses under fire for mistreating patients at rural clinics

The mistreatment of patients by "disrespectful" nurses in rural clinics in and around the OR Tambo district in the Eastern Cape was among some of the issues raised by participants during the last day of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians gender advocacy dialogue in Mthatha.

Breaking news : N2 between Cape Town and airport closed because of protests

The N2 between Cape Town and the city’s international airport is closed in both directions due to protests‚ Cape Town FMS confirmed in a tweet.
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Mamelodi Sundowns have gone from being out of the competition to tantalisingly close to qualifying for the 2016 Caf Champions League semifinals after they toughed out a 2-1 Group B win against Enyimba at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.

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The Democratic Alliance says it learned that late on Wednesday afternoon a group of self-proclaimed ANC supporters attempted to stop the flighting of the DA’s ‘Jobs Not Jets’ billboard in central Johannesburg‚ ahead of its unveiling on Thursday morning.

Rivers Church pastor apologises for his controversial sermon

Controversial Rivers Church Pastor Andre Olivier has “unreservedly” apologised for a sermon that had social media and his congregants divided this week.
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A South African woman who was caught in the random shooting during the suicide attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport on Tuesday described the ordeal as chaotic and horrible.

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Filling up with petrol is a chore for me, an inconvenient pit stop on the way to somewhere else.

The devil wears blue, only those in yellow should be trusted: Jessie Duarte

The devil wears blue and only those in yellow attire should be trusted, ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte told Cape Town residents during election campaigning yesterday.

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Fear rules Joburg, but Cape Town is murder capital

Joburgers are South Africa's most fearful citizens, even though people are more likely to be murdered in Cape Town or sexually assaulted in Mangaung.

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Absa Premiership: SuperSport United v Mamelodi Sundowns

Sundowns too good for Nigerian side Enyimba in Caf Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns have gone from being out of the competition to tantalisingly close to qualifying for the 2016 Caf Champions League semifinals after they toughed out a 2-1 Group B win against Enyimba at Lucas Moripe Stadium on Wednesday night.

Under-fire Proteas coach Russell Domingo vows not to quit

Russell Domingo remains South Africa’s senior men's cricket head coach‚ for now.
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South Africa’s Under-23 side got a bitter taste of what they can expect at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August after they were thumped 4-1 by hosts Japan in a friendly match played in Matsumoto on Wednesday.

PSL newcomers Cape Town City FC finally launched in the Mother City

Cape Town City FC will make their bow in the 2016/17 Premier Soccer League season after the new franchise out of the ashes of Mpumalanga Black Aces was launched on Wednesday.

South African Kevin Anderson gets death threats after Wimbledon first round defeat

South African tennis ace Kevin Anderson received death threats just days after he was elected to the ATP Player Council.
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Toyota recalling 3.3 million vehicles globally over defects

Toyota said on Wednesday it is recalling 3.37 million vehicles globally over a pair of defects, in the latest hit for a Japanese auto industry hit by fuel-efficiency scandals and an exploding airbag crisis.

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”.

Lucara Diamond too rich for Sotheby’s bidders

The Lesedi La Rona — ‘one of the greatest stones ever discovered’ — goes home after bids fall below the reserve price

Using muti to intimidate colleagues is a dismissible offence

If society views a perpetrator of witchcraft as a ‘bad person’‚ then an employer can too, and can remove them from their environment, Bargaining Council finds

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