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14 January 2019 11:33 AM Canada air traffic controllers buy pizza for US colleagues

Canadian air traffic controllers have bought hundreds of pizzas for their American counterparts over the past few days in what has become an industry-wide show of support during the US government's partial shutdown. Peter Duffey, the head of the Canadian Air Traffic Control Association, said on Sunday the initiative began on Thursday when employees at Edmonton's 102

13 January 2019 6:11 PM Gauteng department of health to fast track the filling of community service nurses' vacancies

The Gauteng Department of Health plans to fast track the filling of community service nurses' vacancies. “The role of nurses is crucial in the healthcare system, they are the heart and soul of the system and the department will continue to prioritise them,” head of department Professor Mhululi Lukhele said in a statement on Sunday. This comes days after 153

12 January 2019 7:51 AM Dying woman seeks caregiver for beloved 15-foot-long plant

A Pennsylvania woman who's dying of cancer is trying to find a home for her beloved 15-foot-long plant. LNP reports Gabrellen Pfarr has a few months to live after deciding not to pursue further treatment for cancer. Now, the 83-year-old wants to find a caring home for the sprawling plant she's been nurturing for 10 years in her Lancaster apartment 171

12 January 2019 6:55 AM Anderson wins 'Ambassador of the Year' award

Cape Town - South Africa's Kevin Anderson has been honoured in the International Tennis Writers’ Association’s annual “Ambassador of the Year” awards. According to the ITWA website, the awards are given each year to one man and one woman after a vote by the 120-plus members of the organisation, which represents the world’s leading tennis journalists 89

11 January 2019 9:44 AM Violent N3 protest in KZN sparked by land invasion-related arrests

Arrests for the alleged invasion of private property sparked the violent protests that led to the closure of the N3 in the vicinity of Howick in KZN Midlands on Thursday night, police have said. Spokesperson Captain Nqobile Gwala said on Friday morning that community members embarked on a protest and blockaded the R617 and the N3, burning tyres and tree logs, after 137

10 January 2019 5:50 PM Mzwanele Manyi denies money laundering claims as he is dismissed from party he formed

Former Government Communications and Information System (GCIS) boss has denied claims of attempted money laundering after he was dismissed from the All Africa Decolonisation Congress (AADC) party he just formed in December. The AADC has accused Manyi of trying to use churches that support the party to launder money and discussing party funding with the controversial 99

09 January 2019 8:36 PM Man dies while trying to save girl, 13, from drowning at sea

A 29-year-old man has died, while two other people have been transported to hospital following a drowning incident at Wolfgat Nature Reserve on Wednesday. "Despite extensive efforts by paramedics to resuscitate the 29-year-old man, sadly he has been declared deceased on the scene. "The 13-year-old female, believed to be a disabled person, and the man aged in his 30's were transported 96

08 January 2019 4:52 PM Shutdown continues as Unisa and disgruntled Sasco members fail to reach agreement

The University of South Africa (Unisa) has failed to reach an agreement with disgruntled South African Students Congress (Sasco) members in an effort to end the shutdown at its Sunnyside campus in Tshwane. The institution's management met with members of Sasco from 09:00 until about 15:00, but could not find common ground on some of the grievances raised 70

08 January 2019 9:11 AM EFF Students Command demands fee-free registration at universities… or else

The Economic Freedom Fighters Students Command (EFFSC) has vowed to take to the streets if the government does not meet its demand for fee-free registration at universities. The organisation believes that charging registration fees excludes many students. EFF Students Command national president, Peter Keetse, explained that many students were accepted 73

08 January 2019 7:18 AM Read to reject France move and join Jake in Japan?

Cape Town - All Blacks captain Kieran Read and midfielder Ryan Crotty are off to Japanese clubs after the 2019 Rugby World Cup and Aaron Smith and Dane Coles could follow, according to European media reports. According to the Stuff website, France's daily sports newspaper L'Equipe reported on Monday that Read would not be joining Paris club Racing 92 for the 2019/20 season 61