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Fawu to march against sugar tax

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) will march to the National Treasury in Pretoria on Monday to protest against the proposed introduction of a sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax, or “sugar tax”. Fawu general secretary Katishi Masemola said in a statement that the protest is informed by the “admission” from …

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DTI talks to big business about local procurement

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Monday said it was hosting an economic policy dialogue on Wednesday to discuss the role that big business can play in local procurement and localisation. DTI director-general Lionel October said buying locally manufactured goods and products would go a long way towards …

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Taxi rolls, at least eight injured in Centurion

Taxi rolls, at least eight injured – ER24 29 mins ago Joburg, Pretoria, South Africa At least eight people were injured when a taxi overturned on Ruimte Road in Centurion this morning. ER24 paramedics, as well as other services, attended to the incident. Upon arrival at the scene, paramedics found …

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Phahlane unaware of investigation into him

Acting National Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane on Wednesday said he was never approached or informed of an investigation of defeating the ends of justice against him. “The acting national commissioner was shocked to learn through reports circulating in the media that the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) is …

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Four men back in court for Tokai rape and murder

Four men accused of raping and murdering 16-year-old Franziska Blochliger in the Tokai forest are expected to appear in the Wynberg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The teenager was raped and murdered in March this year. Accused number two, Jerome Moses, and accused number four Daniel Easter, were granted bail as …

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Laptop thief at Witriviers School library

Laptop thief caught on camera during school parent’s evening The suspect can be seen grabbing a laptop with a charger and exiting the library.  The laptop was stolen from Laerskool Witrivier’s library during a recent father and daughter evening The school has urged members of the public to assist in …

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