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‘Bullies’ SAA/Mango being probed

saa mango

The relationship between South African Airways (SAA) and its low-cost subsidiary Mango will be the focus of an investigation by the Competition Commission, following a recent SAA “own goal”. The Commission confirmed it would be investigating a complaint by the Democratic Alliance following a statement by SAA that Mango’s financial …

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Man badly burnt in Pietermaritzburg car fire

A 25-year-old man is in hospital in Pietermaritzburg after being severely burnt when a car caught alight in the early hours of Saturday morning, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said. ER24 spokesman Werner Vermaak said paramedics were called at about 3am to a residential area in Glenwood, Pietermaritzburg, where they found a car …

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Coetzee named captain of Bafana Bafana’s COSAFA Cup

Rivaldo Coetzee

The Kakamas-born defender Rivaldo Coetzee will captain Bafana Bafana’s COSAFA Cup squad against neighbours Lesotho on Saturday afternoon. The clash will take place at the Sam Nujoma Stadium, Namibia (kickoff is at 15h00 local time, SA time 16h00). Rivaldo is the most capped player in this squad and will partner …

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On-air robbers go offline for 15 years

Two men accused of robbing SABC journalists on camera in March last year were on Tuesday sentenced to 15 years in prison by the Johannesburg magistrate’s court. Zimbabwean nationals Alfred Ndlovu and Clement Ncube robbed the SABC crew, including contributing editor Vuyo Mvoko, with a toy gun on 10 March …

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Junior Springboks hammer Japan

The Junior Springboks, after trailing 19-7 at one stage, won their opening match 59-19 against Japan at the World Rugby Under-20 Championship in Manchester, on Tuesday afternoon. The South Africans were given an almighty scare by Japan after winger Ataata Moeakiola’s hat-trick in the first half, but the 2012 champions …

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Thieves are walking off with Telkom’s network

Telkom registered more than 6 000 incidents of copper-cable theft on its network in the past year and as a result is now actively moving customers away from the technology to wireless and fibre alternatives. The telecommunications operator said in a statement on Monday that copper theft syndicates have become …

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Zuma will be forgiven for Nkandla: Malema

President Jacob Zuma will be “forgiven” for using taxpayers’ money to renovate his private homestead at Nkandla in rural KwaZulu-Natal only if he acts to recover land “stolen” from black South Africans, Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told supporters in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday. “Zuma … stands in the way towards …

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