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22 September 2016 1:08 PM Chainsaws in hand, some de-horn rhinos to stop poaching

PIETERMARITZBURG, South Africa – Eager to stop wildlife poaching, some in Africa are taking the drastic step of de-horning rhinos before the illegal hunters do, taking a whining chainsaw to the hulking animals' most distinctive feature. Earlier this week at the Gwahumbe Game Reserve, an 8-year-old white rhino named Vuyo was an unwilling participant 7

22 September 2016 11:52 AM Sanral Winelands Toll Project appeal thrown out

"We will, however, study the judgement and reasons provided by the Court of Appeal. Thereafter we will decide on a reasonable course of action to address the impact of the delay and the congestion which will result from an increase in road users and urban developments along this economic urban corridor." Earlier on Thursday, the Supreme Court of Appeal 6

22 September 2016 10:19 AM Sanral loses court bid in winelands freeway battle

City of Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille said she hoped the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling would be the end of “the city’s four-and-a-half-year legal battle to shield its residents against the socio-economic impact of Sanral-sanctioned toll roads”. A full bench of the appeal court upheld a Cape Town High Court judgment a year ago. “The (appeal court) 6

22 September 2016 6:54 AM Eyewitness News — SABC want to reappoint Motsoeneng, says board member

JOHANENSBURG – South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board member Krish Naidoo has confirmed that members of the board have said they want to reappoint Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the corporation’s acting Chief Operating Officer. Naidoo has confirmed a report in The Times newspaper this morning that he has opposed the plan after the Supreme Court of Appeal 9

22 September 2016 4:25 AM SABC's Hlaudi wants to stay, by hook or by crook

The SABC board is considering a highly controversial proposal that could lead to Hlaudi Motsoeneng making a comeback as the corporation's chief operating officer. The Times has obtained a copy of a draft resolution sent to board members on Monday for their approval. The resolution is to the effect that Communications Minister Faith Muthambi be asked 13

22 September 2016 4:21 AM Life resumes in Kinshasa after army subdues Kabila protests

KINSHASA — Small pockets of antigovernment protesters gathered in spots across Kinshasa on Wednesday, defying a heavy military presence, but elsewhere in the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) normal life resumed after two days of riots in which 44 people died, residents and witnesses said. In one district of the capital, angry youths 25

22 September 2016 3:51 AM SCA to rule on Winelands tolling

Bloemfontein - The Supreme Court of Appeal is to rule on the Winelands toll route matter on Thursday. The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) appealed a judgment over the right to toll the N1 and the N2 highways in August. The judgment was in favour of the City of Cape Town. On September 30 last year, the Western Cape High Court reviewed 8

21 September 2016 4:30 PM Pitt, Jolie star power mightier than box office power

LOS ANGELES — “By the Sea” didn’t just flop at the box office. It was a flat out rejection, making a mere $538,000 domestically. How could a movie starring the modern king and queen of Hollywood, Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt, the couple who can fetch $14 million for baby photos, have so little audience appeal? That’s the paradox of this movie star couple 12

21 September 2016 9:28 AM SABC delays releasing Annual Report

The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) has postponed the tabling of its 2015/16 Annual Report. The public broadcaster issued a short statement on Wednesday advising that the media conference originally scheduled for Thursday‚ September 22‚ has been moved to September 29. No reason was given for the postponement‚ but it comes a day after SABC chief 12

21 September 2016 7:56 AM Rand a touch firmer as market bets on low US rates

JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s rand held firm against the dollar on Wednesday, in a market expecting the Federal Reserve to keep US interest rates low for longer, boosting the appeal of high-yielding emerging market assets. The rand was at 13.8525 to the dollar by 0645 GMT, up 0.5% from Tuesday’s close at 13.9150. The yield on the 2026 benchmark government 3