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Post Office employees strike for salary increments

SAPO

Thousands of workers at the cash-strapped South African Post Office (SAPO) will embark on a two day strike on Thursday and Friday over unresolved labour matters and demands for salary increments. The members of Cosatu affiliate, Communication Workers Union (CWU), said they are demanding a 15 percent salary increase and …

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Capitec bank faces legal action

Capitec Bank is facing legal action. The lender has been accused of reckless lending by Summit Financial Partners. The company says Capitec charges an initiation fee for every time a customer renews a loan, which it says is unlawful. And it claims the bank does not conduct an affordability assessment …

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One killed in major truck collision

One person sustained fatal injuries in a collision that occurred on Delfos Boulevard in Vanderbijlpark. The collision occurred during the early hours of this morning and involved a truck as well as a bakkie. When ER24 paramedics arrived on scene they found that the bakkie had collided with the rear …

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Sanral CEO needs R197bn for roads

Nazir Alli

South African National Roads Agency CEO on Wednesday said the backlog of maintenance and road networks was sitting at R197bn, up from R149bn in 2010. CEO Nazir Alli was addressing the business sector at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Umhlanga. He said non-toll roads, which made up 85% of Sanral’s …

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Witnesses could be called to testify in Phiyega case

Witnesses are expected to testify when the Claassen Inquiry resumes on Wednesday morning. On Tuesday, the probe into suspended National Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office got off to a rocky start. Evidence leaders wanted to call new witnesses but Phiyega’s lawyers opposed this. However, Judge Neels Claassen ruled …

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Rhino undergoes major operation

Hope the rhino has undergone a ground-breaking operation on Tuesday morning. The four-year old white rhino captured hearts around the world after a major facial trauma as poachers tried to chop off her horns. In Tuesday’s procedure, which lasted just over an hour, doctors used human abdominal surgery technology to …

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Woman dead in Nelspruit collision

 A woman was killed in a collision between two BMW’s yesterday evening. Shortly before 8pm paramedics from ER24 and local fire fighters arrived on the scene at the R40 and Banket Avenue in Nelspruit. Paramedics found two BMW’s standing a few meters apart from each other. A woman, believed to …

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Pedestrian airlifted after collision, Kingsway

Pedestrian airlifted after collision, Kingsway

A man in his 20s was left critically injured this morning after he was hit by a light motor vehicle on the N12 near the Kingsway Road in Kingsway, east of Johannesburg. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found the man lying in the emergency lane of the road. …

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10 children injured after taxi collision, Joburg

Ten children were injured this morning after a taxi and light motor vehicle collided at the Acacia and Ebony Road intersection in Northcliff, Johannesburg. ER24 paramedics, along with another service, arrived on the scene and found that a taxi and light had collided. The taxi was found lying on its …

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Two intruders dead in Kempton Park house robbery

Two armed intruders were reportedly shot and killed on Thursday night in Kempton Park. According to ER24 spokesman Russell Meiring, paramedics were called to the scene by local Community Police Forum members. Paramedics reportedly found the body of one man in the garden of the home and another inside the …

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