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Three petrol bombs found at Wits

Three homemade petrol bombs have been found at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) on Wednesday morning and police were on the scene with sniffer dogs. A student at Wits said the backpack containing three beer bottles filled with petrol that was found at Wits at the Raikes Gate on …

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Four injured after bakkie rolls in Vanderbijlpark

Joburg News – Four people were injured this afternoon, including a four-year-old boy, after a bakkie rolled off the Kariba Road in Vanderbijlpark. Paramedics from the ER24 Vaal branch arrived on the scene and found the bakkie, which had sustained a significant amount of damage, lying some distance away in …

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Biker killed in collision in Boksburg

A man, believed to be in his 50s, was killed this morning after he was knocked off his motorbike on Jubilee Road in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg. Paramedics from the ER24 Jhb East branch arrived on the scene and found a large truck on the one side of the road …

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Anything but the ANC: Joburg mayor makes his mark

South Africa’s biggest city Johannesburg is now run by a mayor who describes himself as an “unapologetic capitalist”, after local elections that transformed the country’s political landscape. For the first time since apartheid, the city’s mayor is not from the African National Congress (ANC), but instead from the pro-business Democratic …

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Zuma congratulates South Africans on economy growth

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday congratulated the South African government, business and labour after the announcement by Statistics SA (Stats SA) that the economy grew by a seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent in the second quarter. The growth was more than the 2.7 percent quarter which was predicted economists. Stats SA …

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Court to deliver McBride suspension judgment

The Constitutional Court is expected to deliver judgement on Tuesday in the case brought by suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) executive director Robert McBride challenging the lawfulness of Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s move to “unilaterally” suspend him. McBride wants his suspension by the police minister declared invalid. On May …

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Luthuli House marchers told to stay home

Thousands of people who were expected to march to African National Congress headquarters to demand that President Jacob Zuma and the party’s national executive committee step down were advised by the organisers to stay home on Monday due to safety concerns. Organisers said threats had been made over the weekend …

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Two dead – 18 injured in Gauteng car crashes

Two people died and 18 others were injured in two separate road accidents in Gauteng, paramedics said on Saturday. The first incident between a minibus taxi and a car took place late on Friday night at the corner of Hendrik Potgieter and Rhinoceros roads in Roodepoort, ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing …

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