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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.

Suspended Judge Mabel Jansen fears for her life

Judge Mabel Jansen says she fears for her life, and those her children. She was placed on special leave last month following a controversial social media comment. A year ago she suggested that rape was part of black culture. Activist Gillian Schutte made the comments public, sparking widespread criticism and a …

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Businessman shot dead in Durban

A businessman died soon after being shot by robbers in Durban on Friday. Police spokesman Lt-Col Thulani Zwane said the man was “accosted” at his business premises in Helen Joseph Road (formerly Davenport Road) by four men at about 4.30pm on Friday afternoon. “They allegedly robbed him of an undisclosed …

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35 injured in Durban taxi crash

Thirty-five people were injured when three taxis collided on the M4 southbound just after Quality Street in Durban on Friday night, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said. Rescue Care paramedics arrived on the scene to find that three taxis had collided in the fast lane of the busy freeway, Rescue Care spokesman Garrith …

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Recovery in 3 days or shutdown: Lily Mine protesters

Protesters have issued an ultimatum to Lily Mine management over the recovery of trapped mine workers. They say if the three trapped workers are not recovered in three days, the Barberton mine must be permanently shut down. #Lilymine pic.twitter.com/HIMpLcZgmt — Lirandzu Themba (@LirandzuThemba) June 12, 2016 Union members marched to …

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Hewitt bid to appeal sentence dismissed

Bob Hewitt

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has dismissed Bob Hewitt’s appeal to have his sentence reversed. The former Grand Slam Tennis champion was convicted on rape charges and subsequently sentenced to six years in prison. BREAKING NEWS: Convicted rapist #BobHewitt now faces jail time as court dismisses his sentence appeal. pic.twitter.com/vQdk7KAGAk …

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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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