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Chiefs name team for Kings tussle

kaizer chiefs

A largely new-look forward pack will front up for the Chiefs when they take on the Southern Kings in Port Elizabeth on Saturday. Head coach Dave Rennie has made numerous changes to the team that lost 36-32 to the Lions in Hamilton last Saturday. The revamped front row sees Mitchell …

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MPs unimpressed with Gordhanless Budget debate

Pravin Gordhan

MPs of all political parties in the National Assembly, bar the ANC, were not impressed that a debate on finance minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget continued on Wednesday in his absence. Gordhan is currently overseas where he is reassuring investors and trying to stave off an investment downgrade from rating agencies. …

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Sanlam Musiekfeesat at the US Woordfees

All of South Africa’s literary and music enthusiasts will make their way to the energetic streets of Stellenbosch for the annual Stellenbosch University Woordfees, from 4 – 13 March 2016. Following the success of the inaugural introduction of the concept “Every word is a masterpiece” last year –Musiekfees sponsor Sanlam …

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Keep an eye on Barclays Africa, Old Mutual

Among this week’s “five shares to watch” are Barclays and Old Mutual, which have announced they’d be selling their African operations or parts thereof. Overberg Asset Management’s Kirk Swart lists his five shares to watch this week. Barclays plc announced recently that it intends to trim its 62% holding in …

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Petersen comes clean on fixing scandal

Alviro Petersen

Former Proteas batsman Alviro Petersen has revealed some shocking ‘facts’ over his involvement in Cricket South Africa’s (CSA) most recent match-fixing investigation.  CSA suspended Gulam Bodi for 20 years following his confession of trying to fix matches in last year’s RAM SLAM T20 Challenge, and since then names of other …

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Zuma’s Sona rules February Google search

Politics trumped sports in February as South Africans shifted online interest to the goings-on in the National Assembly chamber. According to data from Google South Africa, President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address (Sona) attracted the most attention from South Africans with 22 search terms, including “zupta must fall”, …

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Gay pride sweeps Cape Town

Hundreds of locals, tourists and spectators converged on Cape Town’s city centre for the annual gay pride parade on Saturday. The event celebrates the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community. They took to Somerset Road for the annual parade celebrating gay pride and rights. Cape Town Gay Pride pic.twitter.com/9okNPNR4Qc …

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South Africa opens its first solar-powered airport

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Friday launched South Africa’s first solar-powered airport in George, Western Cape. “South Africa has a high level of Renewable Energy potential and presently has in place a target of generating 42% of its power needs through Renewable Energy sources by 2030,” said Peters. #firstsolarplant @DipuoPeters …

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