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Police used stun grenades to disperse a crowd of protesting school pupils outside the Western Cape education department's offices on Friday, they confirmed.

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Former South African great Shaun Pollock Friday predicted the Proteas would win a first World Cup by beating Australia in the final, helping to make-up for his own personal setbacks against the four-time champions.

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Stormers boosted by return of Etzebeth for Sharks clash

The role of returning Stormers lock Eben Etzebeth will be a primary factor in deciding the outcome of the Super Rugby derby against the visiting Sharks in Cape Town on Saturday.

Pollock sees South Africa v Australia World Cup final

Former South African great Shaun Pollock Friday predicted the Proteas would win a first World Cup by beating Australia in the final, helping to make-up for his own personal setbacks against the four-time champions.

Welbeck criticism wide of the mark, says Wenger

Striker Danny Welbeck is playing an important role in Arsenal's season despite being moved into an unpreferred wide role, manager Arsene Wenger said on Friday.

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It will be a player reunion of sorts when the Cheetahs and Bulls face off in the Super Rugby competition in Bloemfontein on Saturday.
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Bafana to face Nigeria at Mbombela

Bafana Bafana will play Nigeria in an international friendly on March 29 at the Mbombela Stadium, the Safa announced on Friday.

UFS engaging with lawyers on R1 million damages claim

The University of the Free State (UFS) and its Rector Prof Jonathan Jansen are engaging with lawyers on a R1 million damages claim from two former students, it said on Friday.

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President Robert Mugabe says the "good times are coming" for Zimbabweans even as he lamented civil servants' low pay and revealed he earns about US12,000 (about R142,000) a month, it was reported on Friday.

Top Qaeda leader, commanders reported killed in Syria

The military chief and several top commanders of the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front have been reported killed in northwestern Syria, where the jihadist militia has been making major gains in recent months.

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German carmaker BMW said its talks with technology giant Apple did not involve developing or building a car, denying a German magazine report.

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Coega Development Corporation plans to issue notice for Environmental Impact Assessment study to assess feasibility of establishing cargo airport, aeronautical cluster

NUM to oppose Eskom asset sales

Union says it will oppose any attempt by cash-strapped power utility sell assets, especially its finance company which helps provide home loans to employees

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