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Meet the pinnacle of Mercedes SUVs

New networked control systems enhances the superior driving experience. More power, better dynamics, more equipment features – with a rated output of 430kW, a discrete suspension and a revised AMG Speedshift Plus 7G-Tronic transmission, the new Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 4MATIC marks the pinnacle of Mercedes SUVs. With the change of model designation, Mercedes-AMG is emphasising the proximity to the S-Class. A look …

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Golf RSA’s Naidoo lands Big Easy victory

Golf RSA National Squad member Dylan Naidoo became the first amateur and youngest winner of a Sunshine Big Easy Tour event when he lifted the Big Easy Observatory title with a two-stroke victory on Wednesday. The 18-year-old Modderfontein golfer upstaged a field of 109 professionals with rounds of 64 and …

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Willies Mchunu sworn in as KwaZulu-Natal premier

Willies Mchunu was sworn in as KwaZulu-Natal’s premier in the province’s legislature in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. Mchunu’s election by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) was unopposed as no other nominations were submitted for the position. While the ANC welcomed his appointment, opposition parties expressed reservations over his appointment, pointing …

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Palestine thanks South Africa for its allegiance

The Palestinian government on Wednesday in Cape Town thanked the South African government and the public for its long-standing allegiance to the Arab nation. “We appreciate very much what you are doing for us,” said the Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat. Erekat was part of the Palestinian delegation that paid …

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Three men die in Ogies collision

Three people died in a collision between a bakkie and a light delivery vehicle on the R555 in Ogies, Witbank, this morning. ER24 paramedics arrived on scene and found the two vehicles crushed against each other in the veld on the side of the road. One person was trapped in …

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Shooting leaves one dead, another injured, Vaal

One man was killed and another seriously injured this morning after a shooting incident that took place in the parking of a mall on the R42 in the Vaal. AT 03h20 this morning, ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene after receiving the emergency call of the shooting. Upon arrival, paramedics …

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Sadtu must face the music, says DA

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga needs to ensure that the officials and teachers implicated in buying and selling teaching posts face the full force of the law, the Democratic Alliance said on Saturday. The DA welcomed the release of the “Jobs for Cash” report on the SA Democratic Teachers’ Union …

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SA hurdlers stepping up their Rio fine-tuning

South Africa’s two 400-metre hurdles champions, LJ van Zyl and Wenda Nel, will both return to ‘happy hunting grounds’ over the weekend. Friday night sees Van Zyl (Tuks/HPC) competing at the Ostrava Golden Spike Meeting where he not only won but also he equalled his South African record of 47.66 …

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Zuma returns from Qatar on alternative flight

President Jacob Zuma arrived in Pretoria on an alternative flight on Friday morning after Inkwazi developed technical problems in Qatar, the Presidency said. “The aircraft used by the President, Inkwazi, developed technical problems in Qatar resulting in the use of an alternative aircraft to return to Pretoria,” said the Presidency …

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Hawks hit back at SACP over Gordhan probe

The Hawks reacted angrily on Thursday at suggestions by the South African Communist Party (SACP) that ongoing investigations into Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan were politically motivated. The elite crime fighting unit is investigating Gordhan over his alleged role in creating a “rogue unit” at the South African Revenue Services (Sars). …

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Vodacom achieves record-breaking mobile speed

Using a language that appears to be a modern version of Morse Code, Vodacom on Thursday announced that it had achieved mobile speeds in excess of 1 Gigabit per second (Gbps). This news that [dot-dash-dot-dot-dash-dash] helpfully added to Huawei’s announcement on Wednesday that it had, in collaboration with MTN, achieved …

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Motor industry driving Tshwane economy: Mayor

Tshwane Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa on Tuesday paid tribute to the automotive sector for driving the capital city’s economy during the current challenging global economic conditions. “I assume all of us have seen in the recent months investments made in the automotive sector of the our economy which currently accounts for …

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Body of SA soldier to be repatriated from South Sudan

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday conveyed the condolences of President Jacob Zuma, the government and people of South Africa to the family and friends of Warrant Officer Muzwandile Joel Sithole who died in South Sudan. Warrant Officer Sithole died on Friday while on official duty in Juba, the capital …

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