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Tributes pour in for ‘Shoes’

Tributes have poured in for the late Bafana Bafana great John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu, who passed away at Morningside Clinic in Johannesburg on Tuesday. The African National Congress paid tribute to Moshoeu, who was a key and influential player in the Bafana Bafana squad that won the African Cup of Nations …

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New quota for Proteas?

Cricket South Africa CEO Haroon Lorgat has not ruled out the possibility of increasing the number of players of colour required to feature for the Proteas, Netwerk24 reports. Lorgat was speaking at the launch of the new Africa T20 Cup in Johannesburg on Tuesday. At present, the target is to …

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11 held during Jeppestown raid by army, police

Eleven men were arrested for being in possession of drugs and stolen property during a raid by police and the army in the Jeppestown men’s hostel in central Johannesburg, police said on Wednesday. National police spokesperson Solomon Makgale said large bags of dagga and possibly stolen items were recovered at …

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Man critical after shooting

A man, believed to be in his 50s, is in a critical condition after he was shot at in Nimrod Park, Kempton Park, paramedics said on Tuesday. The man was found lying on the ground in Lechwe road following a shooting incident on Monday night, Netcare911 spokesperson Santi Steinmann said. …

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Freedom Festival SA postponed

The organisers of the Freedom Festival SA have announced that the festival will be postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. The festival would have taken place on Saturday 25 April at Supersport Park, Pretoria and on Monday 27 April (public holiday) at the West Coast Ostrich Ranch, Cape Town. New dates …

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Xenophobic attacks: Mugabe under fire

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who also chairs the Southern African Development Community and the African union, has come under fire over his silence, as xenophobic attacks targeting foreign nationals spread from Durban to Johannesburg. According to News Day, anxiety and anger gripped Zimbabwe, with opposition politicians and social commentators criticising …

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Shimlas win first Varsity Cup title

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UFS-Shimlas have beaten NWU-Pukke 63-33 in an epic final in Bloemfontein on Monday to claim their first Varsity Cup title. The hosts outscored their old rivals by nine tries to four in a breathless match to end the season unbeaten and hand Pukke their second consecutive final defeat. The visitors …

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Officials blame each other for missing chairs

Dumisane Malamule

The Mpumalanga department of health and the Mbombela local municipality have blamed each other for missing chairs that have left patients with sore feet at a local clinic. Health spokesperson Dumisane Malamule said the chairs at the White River Clinic were removed by municipal officials three months ago. “Yes, we …

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