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All your South African news in one convenient and easy to read place. Our SA News is made up of all the news throughout our different community websites.

Rapist sentenced to 27 years imprisonment

A 35-year-old man was convicted and sentenced to 27 years imprisonment for rape by the Butterworth Regional Magistrates Court . South African Police Services spokesperson Captain Jackson Manatha on Thursday said the incident occurred in 2010 in the Tyiweni Locality, Manqulo Village, near Kei Bridge in Butterworth. “It is alleged that the …

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Super computer makes its debut

South Africa has unveiled the fastest super computer on the continent.  It’s also one of the fastest in the world and is already being put to good use. It’s 15 times faster than it predecessor and has the equivalent power of 40,000 laptops connected by 56 Gigabit per second network. The …

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Phiyega hearing draws to a close

Riah Phiyega

Legal teams will today present final arguments at the inquiry into Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office. Yesterday, evidence leaders argued the suspended police commissioner had breached the constitution. They have called for her removal, saying Phiyega should have taken control of the situation in Marikana in August 2012, when a protest by …

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Tea bar tantalises taste buds

Jessica Bonin

While coffee cafes populate most corners of inner city streets, tea bars are mostly unheard of. A tea aficionado in Cape Town is trying to change that. Jessica Bonin started selling her mint, cocoa and chilli-infused teas from her caravan. She compares commercial teas sold in tea bags to instant …

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Man killed in hit and run

A man believed to be in his 30’s died after he was knocked down by a vehicle at Pretoria and Fakkel streets. ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found the man lying on the street. Fire and Rescue was attending to the man. Paramedics assessed the man and found that …

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Gautrain service disrupted


JOHANNESBURG – Gautrain experienced technical difficulties on Wednesday morning, with disrupted routes between Sandton and Park Station. Passengers travelling btwn Sandton and Park stations are advised to make alternate arrangements. Gautrain bus operating btwn these stations — Gautrain (@TheGautrain) June 1, 2016 Gautrain blamed the disruption in service on a …

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