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Public Protector investigating Mandela funeral

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is investigating Eastern Cape municipalities for corruption relating to the Mandela funeral.

Crime
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Man shot dead in Bryanston

A petrol station manager was shot and killed in Bryanston, Johannesburg, on Tuesday.

Court Update
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Krejcir's trial disrupted over food

The trial of Czech fugitive, Radovan Krejcir, and five others was interrupted in the Johannesburg High Court on Tuesday due to the fugitive refusing to return to court after lunch.

Politics
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ANC Warns Against Parliament Disruption

The ANC has warned existing members of parliament that parliamentary rules will be used to punish MP's who seek to disrupt its processes, ANC deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude said.

National Conversation
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Sanral 'Not Impersonating Cops'

Sanral has defended the right for its traffic control vehicles on Gauteng Highways to use blue lights.

Strange World
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Dead Man With Bullet Wounds Discovered

What started as a normal day of work in Heidelberg turned into a nightmare when a body was discovered in the long grass of the Suikerbosrand Nature Reserve.

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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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