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WHAT TO DO: A group   consisting of mostly unemployed young men sit idly outside a house in Mdantsane. Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD

Unemployment rate increases to 25.5% – Stats SA

The unemployment rate increased by 0.3 percent between the first and second quarters of 2014 to reach 25.5 percent, Statistics SA said on Tuesday.

June 14, 2014. 11-year-old Lindikhaya Bawane sits on one of the demolished structures at Sanral's site between Nomzamo and Lwandle outside Strand.  PHOTOGRAPH: ESA ALEXANDER/SUNDAY TIMES

Lwandle eviction like apartheid forced removals, affected couple tells inquiry

The violent removal of people and structures from Sanral-owned land in Cape Town resembled removals during apartheid, an affected resident said in Lwandle today.

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Zuma in royal ouster

PRESIDENT Jacob Zuma has given AbaThembu King Buyelekhaya Zwelibanzi Dalindyebo 30 days to convince him why he should not vacate his throne.

Gallo Images looks to buy the South African Press Association (SAPA).

Gallo looking to buy SAPA

Gallo Images is looking into possibly purchasing the SA Press Association (Sapa), the news agency’s chairman said today.


New Brics bank could firm African development mettle

LAST week Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) announced they are joining forces to establish an alternative to the World Bank. The proposed new Brics bank will be capitalised to the tune of $50-billion (R526-billion) which is about the same size as the World Bank’s loan to Brazil.

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Gordimer inspired US: Obama

NOBEL laureate and writer Nadine Gordimer was an inspiration through her concern for those who struggled for equality, United States President Barack Obama said earlier today.

The book cover for the late Nelson Mandela's book, "Conversations with myself".

Win Mandela’s book for your 67 minutes

ON JULY 18, South will be honouring Nelson Mandela.

A drug addict shows how they smoke certain types of drugs through the top of a broken beer bottle. Picture: STEPHANIE LLOYD. © DAILY DISPATCH

Ex-addicts reach out to tik junkies

Sanca and Narcotics Anonymous provide new hope

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