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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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Venus starts season with win

Veteran Venus Williams began the season with her 46th career title as she beat Caroline Wozniacki 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 on Saturday to win the ASB Classic. The 34-year-old American took a step up from 2014, when she lost the Auckland final to Ana Ivanovic. Third seed Williams struggled in the …

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Business confidence drops in Dec

Sacci’s Business Confidence Index (BCI) shed 2.5 points in December 2014, declining to 88.3 from 90.8 in November, it said on Thursday. This was the lowest level since July 2014 when it measured 87.9, the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said in a statement. “Given the highest level …

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SARS Suspends Richer again

The SA Revenue Service’s strategic planning and risk group executive, Peter Richer, has been suspended again, Sars said on Wednesday. Richer was officially suspended on Tuesday, it said in a statement. He and deputy Sars commissioner Ivan Pillay were initially suspended on December 5 amid allegations of a special projects …

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1st of 9 bodies from AirAsia identified

A passenger aboard AirAsia Flight 8501 became the first victim of the crash to be returned to her family Thursday, one of many painful reunions to come, as search crews struggled against wind and heavy rain to find more than 150 people still missing. Hayati Lutfiah Hamid’s identity was confirmed …

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Rocket kills 26 at wedding party

A rocket fired amid fighting between Taliban insurgents and Afghan soldiers killed at least 26 people at a nearby wedding party Thursday night, authorities said, a grim end to a year that saw the end of the 13-year U.S.-led combat mission there. The rocket struck a house in southern Helman …

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Hacker steals fingerprint from photo

A German computer hacker has demonstrated how easy it is to foil biometric fingerprint security by using nothing but commercial software and a couple of high resolution photos of one’s hand. To prove it, he recreated the German defense minister’s print. German hacker Jan Krissler, aka ‘Starbug,’ claimed that by …

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Bavuma to debut for SA

Proteas captain Hashim Amla is confident Temba Bavuma will play in the Boxing Day Test against the West Indies at St George’s Park in Port Elizabeth, on Friday. “It’s fitting that Temba should play, given that he has been in the squad,” Amla said in Port Elizabeth ahead of the …

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Mental approach is key for Ramdin

West Indies captain Denesh Ramdin believes his side need to change their mental approach ahead of the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at St George’s Park, in Port Elizabeth, on Friday. The tourists were outclassed in all departments by the top-ranked Proteas in the first Test in Centurion last …

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