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NPA head might be suspended

The Presidency said on Friday that President Jacob Zuma has told National Prosecuting Head (NPA) head Mxolisi Nxasana that he was considering suspending him.

Crime
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Gogo tied up for two days

Gauteng police said on Friday that a woman, 75, was tied up at her home in Morningside, Johannesburg for two days.

Court Update
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Durban doctor's trial continues

The trial of a doctor who’s accused of running a brothel with his wife in Durban is expected to continue in the Durban Regional Court on Friday.

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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Someone bought Oscar’s house!

The house in Silver Woods Estate, Pretoria, where Oscar Pistorius shot and killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine’s Day in 2013 has been sold.

Strange World
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Commonwealth Games athlete tested for Ebola

An athlete competing at the Commonwealth Games has been tested for the Ebola virus, and results came back negative.

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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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