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Sanral to hold back on prosecution of non-paying e-toll users

The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) will take into consideration Transport Minister Dipuo Peters' call for the prosecution of non-paying e-toll users to be halted for now, Sanral's spokesman Vusi Mona said.

  • Lwandle  Gallo Images Public Lwandle eviction hearings resume

    The public hearings into the evictions of illegal shack dwellers in Lwandle resumed on Monday morning.

  • Marikana  Gallo Images Mr X: my life is in danger

    Marikana witness known as Mr X told the Farlam Commission of Inquiry on Friday that he believed his life is in danger and he would be killed by fellow miners if he was released from police protection.

  • Julius Malema  Gallo Images Malema urges members to build communities

    Economic Freedom Fighters's leader, Julius Malema, addressed thousands of people and students at the Garankuwe University of Limpopo University outside Pretoria on Thursday.

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Kidnapped Boy Finally Found

The nightmare kidnapping of a five-year-old boy in Bronkhorstspruit is finally over after the youngster was found safe and sound.

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Eleven rhino poachers appear in court

Eleven people appeared in the Pretoria High Court on Monday on charges of rhino poaching, illegal hunting and racketeering.

Politics
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Losing Arms Deal Bidder To Testify

One of the losing bidders in the 1999 'Arms Deal', Dr Richard Young, will testify at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Monday.

National Conversation
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Zuma relative launches massive land claim

President Jacob Zuma's nephew Inkosi Simpiwe Zuma has launched a massive land claim over more than 60 farms in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

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Boy Left In Car, Couple Arrested

Police arrested a couple over the weekend after they left their two-month-old boy in the car while they went shopping.

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  • CAR crisis  ASSOCIATED PRESS CAR violence resulted in massive death levels

    A retrospective mortality study conducted by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) among Central African refugees in Sido, Chad, reveals extreme levels of death during a violent crackdown against the Central African Republic’s (CAR) Muslim minority.

  • Dystopian fantasy distracts from our dystopian realityDystopian fantasy distracts from our dystopian reality

    Two millennia ago the Roman commentator Juvenal wrote of “panem et circensis,” bread and circuses, to demonstrate how the masses had abandoned political responsibility in exchange for full bellies and extreme entertainment. In Juvenal’s times entertainment was of the gladiatorial variety.

  • Van Zijl at it again – for charity and MadibaVan Zijl at it again – for charity and Madiba

    Serial record breaker Andre van Zijl, who has broken 43 different world records of the less common variety, is at it again as he seeks to cycle 6,700km on a spinning bike while sitting in a car.

  • South Sudan crisis  REUTERS Child malnutrition rates skyrocket in South Sudan

    Children in parts of South Sudan are suffering from shocking rates of malnutrition, the Doctors Without Borders said on Tuesday.

  • MSF racing against time in Ebola outbreakMSF racing against time in Ebola outbreak

    Over the last two weeks, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has treated more than 70 patients with symptoms resembling those of Ebola in Kailahun treatment centre, eastern Sierra Leone. MSF is concerned about a possible increase in patients in the coming weeks, as teams on the ground are working to find people who have the virus.

  • Govt’s 50 50 farm workers owners’ proposal a bad ideaGovt’s 50/50 farm workers/owners’ proposal a bad idea

    Just before the 2014 national elections, the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (DRDLR) announced a plan to redistribute 50% of commercial farm land to farm workers as part of ongoing efforts to redress historical imbalances in the country. The objectives of the plan are laudable: to deracialise the rural economy; to democratise the allocation and use of land by race, gender and class; and (less clearly) to support “production discipline” for food security and food sovereignty.

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