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Roodepoort parents: This is about corruption, not racism

The playground and classrooms of Roodepoort Primary School, in Davidsonville were eerily quiet on Tuesday morning. An independent mediation team is presently deciding on the future of the school after violent disruptions and clashes with residents. The school, which has been mired in allegations of corruption and racism, was temporarily …

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ANC wants to ‘mend its ways’

The ANC has realised it needs to “mend its ways” after shedding support in the last two national elections. This is contained in a discussion document released by the ruling African National Congress, in which it acknowledges it has lost support – especially in the metros. “The negative trends… [are] …

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KZN beaches closed after shark threat

Beaches in Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast have been closed for bathing following the presence of a humpback whale carcass attracting sharks in the general area, the KZN Sharks Board said on Sunday. “We’ve taken the gear [shark nets] from Scottburgh… We don’t want to do unnecessary damage from …

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Eskom’s coal standoff with Glencore unpacked

The standoff between power supplier Eskom and commodity trading and mining group Glencore [JSE:GLN] has long been coming. In 2012, just as the Competition Tribunal was mulling over the merger between Glencore and Xstrata, Eskom entered the fray as a so-called intervening party. Eskom was concerned about the influence the …

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Madonsela to release Prasa report

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela is expected to release her report on an investigation into allegations of maladministration at the Prasa report(Prasa) on Monday afternoon. The report was initially meant to be released on July 23, however according to her office, “implicated parties” approached her on July 22 requesting that she postponed …

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R195m bus depot planned for Durban

The eThekwini Municipality is set to invest R195m in the construction of a new depot in the Bridge City area, north of Durban. The municipality’s head of communication Tozi Mthethwa said on Wednesday the super depot – which is part of the city’s Integrated Rapid Public Transport Network (IRPTN) – …

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Oscar Pistorius still in the limelight

From CNN to the Guardian, Oscar Pistorius continues to make international headlines, after his release into correctional supervision was blocked. Various local and international news agencies, which had already been running stories about Pistorius’s expected release from jail on Friday, updated their websites with the announcement that the decision was …

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