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  • Zuma opens Spring Grove dam

    20 November 2013 8:59 AM 92

    November 20 2013 at 10:58am By Bongani Hans President Jacob Zuma, joined by acting Minister of Water Affairs Nathi Mthethwa, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu and several MECs and mayors, looks over the wall of the Spring Grove Dam near Rosetta, KwaZulu-Natal as part of the roll-out of the governments Infrastructure Build Programme. Durban - The official

  • Foreigners' shops looted in Thokoza

    20 November 2013 6:11 AM 80

    Johannesburg - Shops owned by foreigners have been looted during protests in Thokoza, east of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said on Wednesday. On Wednesday morning the situation in Thokoza was under control, with no incidents reported overnight. No further arrests had been made since three people were detained for public violence on Tuesday, after residents

  • 'Respect your votes'

    20 November 2013 4:36 AM 86

    Agang leader Mamphela Ramphele urged the youth of Bekkersdal on Tuesday to respect their votes and use them wisely. She told residents that the condition of Bekkersdal was not in line with what she and other freedom fighters had fought for. "As a freedom fighter, I did not fight for the kind of condition that Bekkersdal is in today. I fought for better

  • Cops breach rubber bullets order - DA

    19 November 2013 8:07 PM 91

    Johannesburg - Gauteng police are still using rubber bullets on protesting crowds despite a standing order put into place two years ago prohibiting their use, the DA said on Tuesday. Police had fired rubber bullets on protesters in Bekkersdal, Diepsloot and at the Union Buildings in Pretoria in the past six months, DA MPL John Moodey said. "This, despite

  • Call for Zim diamond sanctions to be lifted

    19 November 2013 6:47 PM 91

    A Zimbabwean immigrant working in Botswana lost both his arms after his employer reportedly shot him four times following his demand for payment for the work he had done, a report says. Johannesburg - An international meeting to discuss rules curbing the sale of conflict diamonds began on Tuesday with a call for the United States to lift sanctions on Zimbabwean

  • It’s real: Star Trek office block

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 78 5

    A Chinese millionaire and self-confessed Star Trek fan has boldly gone where no man has gone before with the design of his company headquarters, erected in the shape of the USS Enterprise. The office block in the eastern city of Fuzhou has the emblematic circular contours and tubular features of the show’s spaceship, according to images on the website

  • Zuma to get Marikana report Tuesday

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 80

    The long awaited report about what led to the grusome killings during the 2012 Marikana labour unrest, will be on President Jacob Zuma’s desk on Tuesday, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry said yesterday. “We are confident that the deadline for the submission of the report to the Presidency will be met on Tuesday, and we are currently just busy with a few final

  • ‘Minister after me': Eskom chairman

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 76

    Eskom chairman Zola Tsotsi fingered Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown for orchestrating moves to remove him from the board. “She had someone else in mind for the position, but was outvoted by her Cabinet colleagues,” he was quoted as saying in the Sunday Independent. Tsotsi who is facing a board resolution to oust him in a special board meeting

  • Makhanya wins 10km series opener

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 75

    Mapaseka Makhanya outclassed a quality field on Sunday, smashing the race record to win the opening leg of the Spar Grand Prix women’s 10km series in Cape Town. Zimbabwean Rutendo Nyahora set a blistering early pace but was soon caught by Makhanya, Lebogang Phalula and Rene Kalmer. While she lost ground before the 5km mark, with Makhanya and Phalula

  • Stormers outplayed by rampant Highlanders

    30 November 0002 12:00 AM 80

    The Stormers started their trip Down Under on a sour note when they were soundly beaten 39-21 by the rampant Highlanders on Saturday morning in Dunedin. Leading 24-7 at the break the Highlanders ran in five tries against three, breaking a losing run of six consecutive losses to the Capetonians. Holding a handy lead with 12 minutes left and already securing