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Three in EL hospital after train carrying 500 crashes into truck

Three people were hospitalised on Thursday after a truck and a car were hit by a train at an East London railway crossing.

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Honorary doctorate for iconic isiXhosa newsreader Noxolo ...

Iconic isiXhosa newsreader Noxolo Grootboom is to receive an honorary doctor of letters (D Litt) (Honoris causa) degree from Rhodes ...

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BCM provides tanks to help water deprived communities

Water-scarce Buffalo City Metro is stepping up efforts to relieve water shortages by delivering water tanks to 44 communities in the city.

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Farmers Under Siege

A bloody battle over livestock in the hills of the Eastern Cape has turned so violent that established farmers are starting to surrender, sell up and migrate. Marginal farmers living in villages and some farmers have gone into resistance mode and ...
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Mdantsane e-hailing driver claims taximen held his car ransom

Violence and intimidation has escalated in the Buffalo City battle between e-hailing drivers and members of rival taxi ...

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Strike shuts special needs schools across BCM

Special needs schools across Buffalo City are being shut down, one by one, as strike action by non-teaching staff ...

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Ramaphosa promises houses, jobs and services ... in just a few weeks

Ramaphosa full of promises, but is confronted by protesters during his Western Cape campaign

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'We've messed up,' says former deputy president Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Former deputy president Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka has called on those elected in the upcoming local government ...

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Rosebank Mall evacuated for second time in three days over bomb threat

By about 7.15pm on Thursday, said SAPS spokesperson Col Dimakatso Sello, officers were still on the scene but had not ...

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Zondo hits back at former spy boss Arthur Fraser

The commission said Fraser is yet to provide the information he claimed to have pertaining to “presidents and judges”.

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Covid-19: 520 cases, 81 deaths recorded in SA in 24 hours

There were 520 new Covid-19 cases and 81 deaths recorded across SA in the past 24 hours, the NICD said on Thursday.

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ActionSA wants court to force IEC to 'find a way' to remedy ballot paper omission

Judge admits that the matter between the party and the electoral commission “is not a straightforward case”.

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Six 'illegal miners' killed in shoot-out with police

Mogale said the team seized two minibuses, mining paraphernalia, gold-bearing material, 11 firearms and bags of food.

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Cheating in exams 'simply not worth it', Western Cape education MEC warns matrics

Western Cape education MEC Debbie Schäfer has issued a stern warning to matric candidates thinking of cheating in the ...

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'Remorseful' paroled fraudster J Arthur Brown 'takes responsibility' for crime

Fraudster, J Arthur Brown’s release on parole marks the final chapter in the Fidentia fraud scandal that unravelled ...

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Pupils and teachers run to safety as fire breaks out at EC school

Pupils and teachers at Sapphire Road Primary School in Bethelsdorp scattered for safety on Thursday afternoon after ...

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'Youngest' self-proclaimed millionaire Sandile Shezi in court for fraud

SA’s youngest self-proclaimed millionaire, Sandile Shezi, has appeared in court charged with allegedly defrauding his ...