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Where in the world is Eugene de Kock

Speculation was rife on Sunday as various newspapers carried reports about where recently paroled former apartheid assassin Eugene De Kock might be. “We planned everything thoroughly. He is coming in for a soft landing,” political analyst and campaigner for De Kock’s release, Piet Croucamp told the City Press newspaper. He …

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African Bank boss dies

Controversial former head of risk at African Bank, has died at his home in Cape Town at the age of 53 after a short illness, the Sunday Times reported. Sokutu, made headlines last year for his “fuck the poor” remark in the wake of the bank being taken over by …

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Three killed by lightning in KZN

Three people died after being hit by lightning near Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, paramedics said. Two women, aged between 70 and 80, and a man, believed to be in his sixties, were confirmed dead at the scene, said Emergency Medical Services spokesman Robert McKenzie. They were believed to have been …

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Smart ID system reaches 1 million

Over a million smart-ID cards have been issued in less than a year, home affairs director general Mkuseli Apleni said on Wednesday. “We are confident of reaching the target of 1.6 million [smart-ID] cards by the end of 2014/15 financial year,” he said in a speech prepared for delivery in …

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More power cuts possible says Eskom

There was a good chance that South Africans would experience further power cuts on Tuesday, power utility Eskom said. “The grid is exceptionally tight. There is a medium to high chance of load shedding today [Tuesday] if we do see further technical challenges developing,” spokesman Andrew Etzinger said. He said …

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EFF to stay in red overalls or go nude

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The EFF would go nude in the National Assembly if they were to be barred from wearing their red overalls, gumboots and maid uniforms, The Star reported on Monday. Economic Freedom Fighter’s leader Julius Malema told the paper they would not take dress code instructions from Parliament. “We are going …

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Another arrest in Witbank SBV robbery


The Hawks in Mpumalanga arrested another person in connection with a massive robbery at SBV’s cash centre in Mpumalanga last year, bringing the total arrested so far to 17, spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi said on Sunday. Titus Maila, 45, was arrested at his home in Bronkhorstspruit and taken to the …

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Jackie Selebi dies

A saga of trials, prison and parole has ended for disgraced former police chief Jackie Selebi, who died after a long illness on Friday morning. Minister of Justice and Correctional Service Michael Masutha confirmed that Selebi died at the Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria. “The importance of human life …

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Windows 10 allows big changes for future Xbox

Savvy Xbox One owners and “Metro”/”Modern” design enthusiasts likely already know this: The Xbox One OS is a version of Windows 8. The fact that the Xbox One dashboard looks strikingly similar to Windows 8 on a tablet is no mistake — it’s the same OS, to an extent. In …

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La Grange a “spoilt white person” says ANC

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The ANC has called former president Nelson Mandela’s assistant Zelda La Grange a “spoilt white person”, the Beeld newspaper reported on Monday. “She preaches non-racialism to protect white people. Now she’s sowing racial division,” said ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe in an Afrikaans report translated by Sapa. “Non-racialism is about …

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De Villiers unprecedented in world cricket: Bacher

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After Sunday’s carnage at the Wanderers where Proteas captain AB de Villiers rewrote the record books, former South African cricket captain Ali Bacher said his admiration for De Villiers knew no bounds. “In my opinion, AB is the most brilliant, innovative batsman the world has ever seen,” Bacher said after …

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Zuma meets Greek orthodox pope


President Jacob Zuma met with the Pope and Patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria and All Africa: Theodoris II on Sunday in Pretoria. Zuma, flanked by Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe and a delegation from the international relations and cooperation department, welcomed Theodoris II to his official …

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SADTU shocked with Mswati


The SA Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) was shocked by reports that Swazi King Mswati III had pushed back the beginning of the academic year by a week, the union said on Sunday. “Sadtu is shocked by reports that King Mswati III has ordered the schools which were meant to reopen …

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