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Murder accused DJ to continue testifying

Former DJ Donald Sebolai, who is accused of killing his girlfriend, is expected to continue testifying in his trial on Friday.  This after his testimony, which was due to continue on Thursday, was delayed. It had been love at first sight and he thought his fights with Rachel Dolly Tshabalala were …

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Leading refs renew contracts with SARU

Three of South Africa’s leading referees have renewed their contracts with the South African Rugby Union for a further four years, the organisation announced on Thursday. Craig Joubert and Jaco Peyper, who will officiate at the Rugby World Cup in September and October, have signed contract extensions for a further …

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Oil price drop a wake-up call for Africa – PwC

While the oil price drop has caused activity in Africa’s oil and gas industry to decline, it has also served as a wake-up call to many African governments, according to a report released by PwC on Wednesday. This wake-up call has spurred many African governments to start passing favourable oil …

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Protesters stone firefighter, torch fire engine

A fire fighter sustained injuries after being stoned by protesters in the Mzimhlope Hostel in Soweto. The incident happened on Wednesday night, said Johannesburg Emergency Management Services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi. It was not immediately clear how serious the fire fighter’s injuries were. Mulaudzi said the attackers were protesting against power cuts …

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Judgment in McBride labour court application on Friday

The Labour Court in Johannesburg will hand down judgment on Friday in an application by suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride to interdict his disciplinary hearing.  The court heard McBride’s application on Thursday for his hearing to be stayed pending his constitutional challenge of the powers of the police …

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Johannesburg firefighters on a ‘go slow’

Firefighters in Johannesburg are on a ”go slow”, with their demand for overtime being referred to arbitration, the city’s emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said on Monday. In the meantime, in the hours that they don’t work, staff who are normally station-bound such as station commanders, supervisors and managers, are …

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Top traffic official appears for fraud

A top North West traffic official appeared in the Wolmaranstad Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday on a charge of fraud and defeating the ends of justice, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said. Judas Mahlangu, who was the chief of traffic in the Maquassi Hills municipality, was arrested on Tuesday, said RTMC …

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