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Farmworker shot and killed himself

Farmworker was shivering allegedly after he shot himself while tracking down stray buffalo. He was rushed to a hospital in Polokwane, Limpopo where he later died apparently due to the effect of the animal darting substance. The gun owner will be charged with culpable homicide. The freak incident happened in Lephalale, Limpopo on Friday. Lephalale police have also opened in inquest docket.

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Speak out against abuse

South Africans are encouraged to speak out against abuse and report criminal cases to the police. On Saturday, the country woke up to a hype of activities in various provinces to mark the launch of the annual campaign for 16 Days of Activism of No Violence against Women and Children. In Mpumalanga, Dr JS Moroka Local Municipality residents gathered in …

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The Lucky Specials Film exclusive broadcast

The Lucky Specials is a feature-length edutainment film, directed by Rea Rangaka, which is set in a mining town in Southern Africa, where rock dust and cramped quarters expose workers to various risks such as HIV and Tuberculosis. It follows the lives of members of a small-time cover band dreaming of making it big in the music industry. When tragedy strikes, …

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Top Billing talks to Pop mega star Ed Sheeran

 Lorna Maseko heads to London to chat to UK pop sensation Ed Sheeran and takes a little South Africa with her. Top Billing’s Lorna Maseko jetted into London for a one-on-one interview with U.K. artist, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran on the back of his hugely successful 2017 album release. In the personal sit down, Lorna asks the mega star where …

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Don’t grant Mugabes asylum

Lawyers representing Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday submitted persuasive letter to President Jacob Zuma including three Cabinet ministers. The letter is addressed to President Zuma, Minister of International Relations and Corporation, Minister of Home Affairs, and Minister of Justice. Minde Schapiro & Smith Attorneys stated in the letter that they have been instructed by their client [DA] to persuade the …

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Mnangagwa inaugurated as Zimbabwe’s President

Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been sworn in as Zimbabwe’s President, becoming the third President of that country. Crowds have gathered at the 60 000-seat Zimbabwean National Stadium in the capital Harare to witness the inauguration ceremony. When Mnangagwa arrived at the stadium, the crowd erupted with shouts and singing, cheering him. A handful of regional leaders have also attended the ceremony, including the leaders of Botswana, …

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Ethics Committee investigate Minister Bongo for alleged bribery

Ethics Committee will institute investigations following allegations that State Security Minister Bongani Bongo has allegedly offered Advocate Nthuthuzelo Vanara a bribe to resign. Vanara is as an evidence leader in the inquiry into mismagement of state funds at state-owned enterprises. Media reports indicate that Advocate Vanara submitted an affidavit to the Speaker of the National Assembly after he was offered …

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SADC Alliance calls for speedy elections in Zimbabwe

The SADC Alliance of National Human Rights Institutions and Ombudsman has called for the Zimbabwean government to head to the polls without delay. The Alliance, which met in Tshwane this week, said it has taken note of the positive political developments taking place in Zimbabwe, chief among them, the resignation of former President Robert Mugabe. In a statement released on …

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Repo rate remains unchanged at 6.75%

The Reserve Bank on Thursday kept the repo rate unchanged at 6.75% per annum, Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago said. “The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has decided that it would be prudent to maintain the current stance of monetary policy at this stage. Accordingly, the repurchase rate remains unchanged at 6.75% per annum,” he said. The decision made by the …

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New sheriff in town ready to serve

Newly appointed National Police Commissioner General Khehla John Sitole’s main focus is to create a safe and secure environment for all South Africans. This will be done through a turnaround strategy which will see the “the creation of a safe and secure environment into a crime-free conducive climate for socio-economic stability in support for a better life for all.” Outlining …

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