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Giraffe dies after hitting head during transport

A giraffe died on the N1 in Centurion on Thursday after it hit its head while being transported on a truck.

Crime
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Metrorail vandalism condemned

On Wednesday, Western Cape transport MEC Donald Grant condemned the vandalism of infrastructure belonging to Metrorail.

Court Update
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Pistorius case: State files arguments

The NPA reported on Wednesday that the State filed its final arguments in the murder case of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius.

Politics
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Ramphele fraud claims silenced

Agang SA’s new leaders have been ordered to cease implicating former leader Mamphela Ramphele in allegations of fraud.

National Conversation
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Electricity prices to increase

The National Energy Regulator said on Wednesday it expected SA power provider Eskom to increase electricity tariffs by more than eight percent in 2015.

Strange World
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Woman strips naked at Mandela statue

The Star reported on Wednesday that a woman stripped down naked and caressed the statue of the late former SA president Nelson Mandela in Sandton.

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  • Hepatitis B  Wikimedia Commons\Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Protect infants with HepB jap at birth!

    On World Hepatitis Day, 25 organisations and individuals from around the world have called on the DOH and dti to address the public health threat of hepatitis, by implementing hepatitis B immunisation at birth, and reforming national patent laws to promote access to more affordable hepatitis therapies.

  • Ebola virus  Wikimedia Commons\Cynthia Goldsmith Content Providers American doctor with Ebola stable

    An American doctor in West Africa who has been infected with the Ebola virus has received intensive treatment and was stable, according to Sapa and the Associated Press.

  • 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.

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