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EFF faces criminal charges

The Gauteng legislature has laid criminal charges against members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), following a violent protest the party had on Tuesday outside the legislature.

  • Air Algerie  STR\Newscom\Reuters Air Algerie Loses Contact With Plane

    Air Algerie has confirmed that it has lost contact with one of its passenger aircraft an hour after it took off from Burkino Faso on Thursday.

  • Patricia De Lille  Gallo De Lille: I Was Being Followed

    Patricia De Lille has revealed how she had been 'vilified' and 'followed' in the weeks after blowing the whistle on the now infamous arms procurement deal in 1999.

  • Anni Dewani pic  Gallo Images Anni Dewani killer wants parole

    The Cape Times reported that the lawyer of Anni Dewani’s murderer is preparing a bid for medical parole.

Crime
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Men arrested for stealing a motorbike

Two men were arrested in Gauteng for allegedly stealing a motorbike.

Court Update
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Carstens's drunk driving trial postponed

The drunk driving trial of musician Arno Carstens was deferred in the Cape Town Magistrate's Court on Thursday.

Politics
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De Lille To Testify At Arms Deal Inquiry

Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille will make an appearance at the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Thursday to testify in the on-going Arms Deal investigation.

National Conversation
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Tongaat Mall Collapse Inquiry Continues

The inquiry into the Tongaat Mall Collapse which killed two people will continue in Durban on Thursday.

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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