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Standard Bank ups stake in Tsogo Sun to 10%

Hotel and gaming group Tsogo Sun on Tuesday announced that Standard Bank has increased its shareholding of the company to 10 percent. This is after the bank disposed of its Tsogo Sun shares in August 2015 to remain only with 4.08 percent. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the hospitality …

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South African hotel targeted in credit card cyber attack

Hyatt Hotels announced in December 2015 that it had identified malware on computers that operate the payment processing systems for Hyatt-managed locations. The investigation showed unauthorized access to payment card data from cards used at multiple Hyatt-managed locations, including the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg. Anyone who made payments between 13 August …

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Lerusha Govender’s killer to appeal life sentence

Johannesburg – Convicted murderer Anthony Strauss was on Monday expected back in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court where he is to plead for a lesser sentence. Strauss is serving a life sentence after being found guilty of killing Lerusha Govender, a woman who had contracted him to do some work around …

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Mpumalanga woman killed after being struck by lightning

Johannesburg – A woman was killed after she was struck by lightning in the Mpumalanga Lowveld during a storm on Thursday afternoon, paramedics said. The 30-year-old was working on a farm near the Lowveld College of Agriculture when the incident occurred, said Netcare 911 spokesperson, Athlenda Mathe. Paramedics carried out CPR on …

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Jewish Board of Deputies lodges hate speech complaint with SAHRC

Johannesburg  –  The SA Jewish Board of Deputies [SAJBD] has lodged a complaint of hate speech with the SA Human Rights Commission [SAHRC] against a Port Elizabeth attorney, accusing her of posting anti-Semitic comments on Facebook. According to the SAJBD, Maureen Jansen posted a news article in December on her …

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The right to expropriate property

In clear election mode, President Jacob Zuma has carried out an outflanking manoeuvre against the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) by raising the prospect of land seizure. Speaking in Rustenburg, he referred to the “land that was stolen from us” and asked why stolen land should be paid for. The EFF …

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