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5 facts about what’s possibly the world’s first flower

David Dilcher, a paleobotanist from Indiana University in the United States, and his colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth. This ancient aquatic plant, called the Montsechia vidalii, has overtaken the Archaefructus sinensis, an aquatic plant …

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CPI increased by 5% in July – Stats SA

July’s annual CPI inflation rate increased by 5%, according to Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) on Wednesday.   The rate was 0.3 of a percentage point higher than the corresponding annual rate of 4.7% in June 2015. On average, prices increased by 1% between June 2015 and July 2015. The …

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DJ cross examination to conclude

The cross examination of former Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai is expected to conclude at the High Court sitting in Palm Ridge on Wednesday. During his last appearance on Monday, prosecutor Elize le Roux said she needed a short while longer for her cross-examination of the murder-accused DJ. She has …

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KFC music concept wins top Loeries prize

Innovation and technology helped KFC and Ogilvy & Mather Johannesburg scoop the top prize at Saturday’s Loeries Awards at Durban’s ICC. The brand and agency won the coveted Grand Prix Loeries Award for their SoundBite concept (see video below). This new technological concept allowed KFC customers to listen to music …

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SA, roll up your sleeves: Maimane

DA leader Mmusi Maimane agrees with economist Dawie Roodt that all South Africans need to roll up their sleeves and help solve the country’s problems. “There are shared values that we must drive in South Africa,” Maimane told News24. “I think often we shouldn’t get into this space where our …

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Panayiotou back in the dock in September

The case against Christopher Panayiotou, accused of orchestrating his wife Jayde’s murder, has been postponed to September 28. Panayiotou, 28, and his co-accused Sizwezakhe Vumazonke, 30, believed to be the hitman, made a brief mandatory appearance in the Port Elizabeth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday morning. Panayiotou appeared more informally dressed …

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Five things we learned at Oppikoppi 21

The 21st edition of the Oppikoppi music festival took place over the Women’s Day weekend near the town of Northam in Limpopo. Here are five takeaways from this year’s festival.   1. Preparation is king The saying goes fail to prepare, prepare to fail, and this is no more true …

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