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Chiefs change two for Lions tussle

Ahead of their Super Rugby clash against the Lions, Chiefs head coach Dave Rennie has made just two changes to the starting XV which defeated the Crusaders. Up front, Maama Vaipulu gets a start at No 8, with Tom Sanders moving to blindside flank. In the backline, Latu Vaeno gets …

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Alleged truck robber with police bulletproof vest shot

A man wearing a police bulletproof vest was shot and wounded by a security guard as he and two other men allegedly attempted to rob a truck carrying goods on the M1 highway in Johannesburg. Police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Lungelo Dlamini, said police also seized an unlicensed firearm during the …

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Four Seasons hotel launches a contemporary High Tea

Once a favourite pastime of the Victorian aristocracy in England, afternoon tea has recently been experiencing a global renaissance: a leisurely ritual savoured by discerning palates from around the world. As Joburg’s streets become ablaze in purple, the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg celebrates this iconic blooming with the …

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Jantjies eager to impress Bok selectors

Springbok and Lions flyhalf Elton Jantjies wants to prove his worth during Super Rugby this season. In a South African rugby perspective, this is Jantjies’ biggest opportunity to stamp his authority in the flyhalf position. With Handre Pollard and Pat Lambie – the flyhalves who were selected for the 2015 …

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Wits on high alert after UCT protests

The University of Witwatersrand increased security on Wednesday after fiery protests at the University of Cape Town and the petrol bombing of the vice chancellor’s office, Wits Vice Chancellor Adam Habib said. Slamming the burning of art, a bus and a bakkie, Habib said there could never be an excuse …

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Motshekga denies targeting Sadtu

Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga has denied claims she is targeting Sadtu after some of its members were implicated in a jobs-for-cash scam. On Tuesday, Motshekga said an independent ministerial task team was appointed following media reports into the allegations. Teacher unions had recommended the task team’s establishment. Motshekga accepted …

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Man arrested for R500 ‘bribe’

A 33-year-old man was charged with bribery and interfering with police duties, Ekurhuleni Metro Police department (EMPD) spokesperson Lieutenant Wilfred Kgasago on Tuesday. Kgasago said the Metro Police by-law unit members stopped a Toyota Dyna in Leeuwpoort Street in Boksburg CBD yesterday. He said that due to the extremely poor …

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