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‘ANC’ swimsuit woman wants the mess to go away

The Jamaican woman whose picture was used to encourage voters in Gauteng to register to vote – says she never gave the party permission to use her photo. Errice Alicia Anderson was trending last week when a picture of her wearing a swimsuit in ANC colours appeared on the Gauteng …

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Don’t give up hope, register to vote, says Maimane

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane on Saturday appealed to those who “have given up hope” to register and vote in this year’s local government elections. “Your vote matters, and your vote can be the difference between a new, fresh, clean, and citizen-orientated government, or five more years of the same,” …

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Pedestrian knocked down and killed in Free State crash

A pedestrian was knocked down and killed by a vehicle on the R26 in Bethlehem on Friday night, according to Free State paramedics. The man, believed to be in his 40s, was found lifeless in the middle of the road, said ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring. Paramedics began CPR but were …

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Sebolai escaped from the scene like a coward – Judge

Donald Sebolai

Sentencing is under way in former Jozi FM DJ Donald Sebolai’s murder case. Sebolai’s lawyer believes his client should be given a lighter sentence, far less than the minimum 15 years for murder. Sebolai was convicted of killing Dolly Tshabalala in Soweto in June 2014. He’s also guilty of defeating the …

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Eskom gets R5-billion bailout

eskom bailout

Government will make its final bailout payment to Eskom. The state utility will receive R5-billion despite the finance minister previously saying that he would withhold the funds. The payment was to be withheld until Eskom implemented further cost cuts. Treasury also wanted the parastatal to improve maintenance and complete its capital …

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Slain Mpumalanga teen dreamed of being a doctor

Mpumalanga teenager Nokubonga Angel Khoza, who was stabbed to death while sleeping in her bed in Doornkop at the weekend, will be remembered as a passionate person who had dreams of being a doctor. The 17-year-old was described as a bright student who helped her classmates with difficult equations during …

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Starbucks to open two outlets in Johannesburg

Starbucks coffee chain will open its first two cafes in South Africa in April, the company announced on Thursday, marking its entry into sub-Saharan Africa. The coffee shops will be located in upmarket shopping malls in and near the financial capital Johannesburg, catering for South Africa’s growing urban coffee market. …

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Lions show support for Ernie Els

Don’t be puzzled when the Lions take the field for their Super Rugby clash with the Chiefs in Hamilton on Saturday morning (06:15 SA time) with a distinct blue and white flavour. Yes, blue and white. The Lions will proudly be wearing the blue and white awareness colours of the …

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