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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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Vodacom grows after strong network investment


Vodacom on Monday reported solid results for the year ended March 2016, with group service revenue rising 7.4 percent to R66.76 billion underpinned by improved trends in voice revenue and data revenue growth of 28.5 percent. The South Africa’s largest mobile operator said it had spent R8.7 billion to upgrade …

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Time running out for SA: Citizen

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The recent credit ratings announcement by Moody’s Investor Service (Moody’s), to maintain South Africa’s Baa2 rating (two above junk) with a negative outlook, has been widely lauded by the Presidency as a sign of the efforts of ‘‘Team South Africa’’. While the vote of confidence by Moody’s is welcome, there …

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Jason Day wins The Players Championship

The best field in golf was no match for Jason Day at The Players Championship. Day caused only a little drama Sunday in what otherwise felt more like another coronation for the 28-year-old Australian. He led by at least two shots the entire round, played bogey-free again on the back …

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Chippa’s Malangoane and Sali sink Pirates

Goals in each half from Joseph Molangoane and Buyani Sali handed Chippa United a 2-0 win over Orlando Pirates in an Absa Premiership match at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Wednesday night. The home side started positively with their first shot on goal in the sixth …

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Lonmin worker dies in Marikana

A mineworker died at Lonmin’s Rowland shaft in Marikana near Rustenburg in the North West, the company said on Monday. “It is with great regret that Lonmin Plc confirms the passing of Mr Fanelekile Giyama, a loco operator at Rowland shaft, following a box hole incident on Saturday, [7 May …

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SA Swimmer Brad Tandy off to Rio

South African freestyle swimmer Brad Tandy is heading for the Rio Olympics later this year. The United States based sprinter nailed a 22.13 seconds finish in the heats of the 50m sprint at last month’s national aquatic championships in Durban and cemented his spot by winning the final, again within …

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4000 voters without addresses in Tlokwe

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There were at least 4,000 registered voters on the IEC voters’ roll in Tlokwe, North West who do not have addresses, the Constitutional Court heard on Monday. Wim Trengove SC told the full bench of justices that with 4,000 Tlokwe registered voters do not having addresses, the ruling of the …

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Unemployment rate rises by 2.2%

The rate of unemployment increased by by 2.2 percent or 355,000 people in the first quarter of this year compared to the the last three months of 2015, Stats South Africa (Stats SA) said during the release of the Quarterly Labour Force Survey on Monday. Stats SA said this resulted …

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