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Denel denies Gupta capture

State-owned defence conglomerate Denel on Thursday sought to refute allegations that it had been co-opted by the Gupta family to give a R1-billion contract to VR Laser instead of LMT Holdings, which has cried foul and turned to the high court. “Denel wish to respond to the adverse reporting which …

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Man injured in shack fire

A man was left with 2nd degree burns after a fire broke out in a shack in Steadville, Ladysmith last night. The fire allegedly broke out due to a candle that fell over in the home.  When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene, they found that the fire department was already …

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At least 18 injured in bus collision

At least 18 people were left injured after a collision between a bus and a truck. The collision occurred last night on the Groblersbrug Road in Lephalale, Limpopo. Allegedly, the truck driver lost control of his vehicle and drifted into the oncoming lane heading towards the bus. The bus driver …

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Desai and Hofmeyr nominated to succeed Madonsela

Members of Parliament on Wednesday shortlisted 14 candidates for the post of Public Protector, among them Judge Siraj Desai and African National Congress (ANC) and National Prosecuting Authority veteran Willie Hofmeyr. Both men were nominated by members of the ANC, with the opposition objecting to Desai’s candidature and saying it …

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