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US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Justice Antonin Scalia, a towering conservative voice on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 79, triggering a political showdown over his succession in the run-up to the presidential election.

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Alex Hales hit a century while the rest of his England teammates struggled in the fifth and final one-day international against South Africa at Newlands on Sunday.
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Russia has gained upper hand in Syria, Merkel ally says

Russia had gained the upper hand in Syria and the surrounding region through armed force, a senior conservative ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, and he voiced doubts that Moscow would respect a truce plan for the war-torn country.

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ANC, SACP welcome decision to prosecute Breytenbach

The ANC and the South African Communist Party (SACP) have welcomed the decision by the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) to charge Democratic Alliance Member of Parliament Glynnis Breytenbach.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Barack Obama agreed to intensify diplomatic and other cooperation to implement an agreement on Syria struck at talks in Munich, the Kremlin said on Sunday.

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The Democratic Alliance (DA) has urged the National Energy Regulator (NERSA) to reject the price hike being asked for by Eskom.

ANC outrage over Zuma's Thuli U-turn

President Jacob Zuma has angered senior figures in the ANC after ignoring advice from its national executive committee to take the public protector's Nkandla report on judicial review.

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Watching President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address this week reminded me of my favourite orator, Winston Churchill, who was once quoted as saying: "A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest."

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Mineworker Themba Mnisi always assumed he would be the one to be trapped underground - he never imagined his daughter would suffer this terrible fate.

School charges ill pupil R6 to call his guardian

A 15-year-old Durban boy is being billed for using his school's landline phone to contact his guardian when he was ill last week.

Ses'khona call to ban DA's 'black boers'

ANC and EFF supporters almost came to blows in Cape Town before President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation speech last night.

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Cops bust women mobsters

Italian police have swooped in on a Mafia clan in Sicily, arresting dozens in an international operation to dismantle a powerful crime group run by women.

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South Africa's Chris Morris plays a shot during the fourth One Day International cricket match against England

Massive game for Chris Morris: De Villiers

Chris Morris has struggled to get into the Proteas side in this ODI series, but after Friday night he will surely be one of the first names on the team sheet for Sunday's series finale in Cape Town. 

Wilshere, Cazorla will be back soon, says Arsenal boss

Arsenal's long-term injury absentees Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla are only weeks away from returning to first-team action, manager Arsene Wenger said ahead of Sunday's top-of-the-table Premier League clash against leaders Leicester City.

Zimbabwe's Chicken Inn have a plan to stop Sundowns' 'Pretoria CBD'

Chicken Inn coach Joey Antipas believes his team can do what only a handful of teams have done before them and stop Mamelodi Sundown’s forward line of Leonardo Castro, Khama Billiat, Keagan Dolly – dubbed the “Pretoria CBD.”

Litmus test for Bulls and Lions ahead of Super Rugby start

You would be excused for thinking the Super rugby season has begun two weeks early, given the strength of the two starting lineups for the warm-up clash between the Bulls and Lions in Polokwane.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema admits to lying over sex tape: report

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has admitted to lying to fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena over a sex video at the centre of an alleged blackmailing attempt, Le Parisien reported on Friday.
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is seen during a group portrait at the Supreme Court Building in Washington

US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79

Justice Antonin Scalia, a towering conservative voice on the US Supreme Court, has died at the age of 79, triggering a political showdown over his succession in the run-up to the presidential election.

The rest is up to you, Pravin!

Watching President Jacob Zuma's state of the nation address this week reminded me of my favourite orator, Winston Churchill, who was once quoted as saying: "A good speech should be like a woman's skirt: long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest."

Tesla ramps up sales, sets date for new model

Tesla said Wednesday its 2015 sales were up 51 percent as the electric carmaker reaffirmed plans for its new model that aims at a wider market.

Protect your privacy

Most consumers have wised up to the fact that they should never let their bank cards out of their sight and so no longer allow waiters to walk away from the table with their card.

Lead agent for state’s broadband project ‘not yet appointed’

Department will not say if Telkom is in the running to lead the SA Connect project

The informal economy should not become the ignored economy

Workshop will focus on and discuss how informal trade is largely unrecognised although it may be fifth-largest source of employment in Cape Town

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A serial rapist prayed with one his victims after he raped her‚ the court heard on Thursday before the man was convicted on five charges of rape and three of robbery.

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