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Family happy after woman accused of setting relative alight denied bail

The family of a Mthatha man who died in hospital after he was doused with paraffin and set alight, has hailed the justice system after the woman accused of the crime was ...

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Hoops for Lives initiative brings netball to Newlands

Sport development in disadvantaged areas plays a vital role in how young people’s lives are shaped.

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Bus firm's services suspended after fatal Kei Cuttings crash

DMJ buses will remain off the country’s roads for now after the deadly Kei Cuttings accident, which claimed the lives of 31 people in August. All ...

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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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East London mothers still in dark about what killed their children at crèche

It has been a month since babies Kwahlelwa Ndongeni and Ezam Makhabane died mysteriously at their crèche and their ...

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Neighbours band together as burglaries spike in Beacon Bay

Beacon Bay residents are on high alert after a spate of house burglaries, with the latest happening on Wednesday ...

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Shock R920m overtime paid to Eastern Cape health department staff

Taxpayers in the Eastern Cape paid almost a billion rand for government employees’ overtime in the 2020-2021 ...

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Germans shocked by killing of cashier after Covid-19 mask row

German politicians expressed shock on Tuesday over the killing of a 20-year old petrol station worker after an argument ...

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Developing countries should manufacture and procure their own vaccines, Ramaphosa says

While President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the US’s commitment to donate an additional 500-million vaccine doses to ...

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Ramaphosa refers transport bill back to parliament for reconsideration

The president sent the legislation back to parliament as he expressed reservations about its constitutionality. In the ...

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SCA dismisses Ledla's appeal in R139m PPE corruption case

The SCA on Wednesday dismissed an application to appeal against a Special Tribunal order declaring a R139m PPE contract ...

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Law stopping single fathers from registering children in their name is unconstitutional: ...

A piece of law that prevents a single dad from registering his child’s birth under his surname unfairly discriminates ...

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Covid-19 cases, deaths and hospital admissions on the decline, but don't get complacent: ...

"The national seven-day moving average of daily case numbers, positivity rate and testing rate continue to decrease, ...

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Mandatory vaccinations closer to reality at UCT as senate gives backing

An overwhelming 83% of the UCT's senate voted to make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory from next year - but the ...

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UN must prioritise repatriation of victims of slave trade, says Ramaphosa

President Cyril Ramaophosa has called on the UN to put the issue of reparations for victims of the slave trade on its ...

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Burglary temporarily halts services at Gonubie traffic department

Despite being open for business, the Gonubie traffic department was closed temporarily last week for a few days ...

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ConCourt rules for AfriForum in five-year battle over Afrikaans at Unisa

The University of SA's decision in 2016 to adopt a new language policy and discontinue Afrikaans as a language of ...