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Lucky escape for journo as Montana allegedly throws brick

Axed Prasa CEO Lucky Montana allegedly threw a brick at a journalist in Pretoria on Thursday night. It left a dent in Rapport journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s work car as he sped off, narrowly avoiding a head-on collision, he said. “He flung the brick with what seemed to me the …

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Murder accused DJ to continue testifying

  Former DJ Donald Sebolai, who is accused of killing his girlfriend, is expected to continue testifying in his trial on Friday.  This after his testimony, which was due to continue on Thursday, was delayed. It had been love at first sight and he thought his fights with Rachel Dolly Tshabalala …

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Leading refs renew contracts with SARU

Three of South Africa’s leading referees have renewed their contracts with the South African Rugby Union for a further four years, the organisation announced on Thursday. Craig Joubert and Jaco Peyper, who will officiate at the Rugby World Cup in September and October, have signed contract extensions for a …

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Oil price drop a wake-up call for Africa – PwC

While the oil price drop has caused activity in Africa’s oil and gas industry to decline, it has also served as a wake-up call to many African governments, according to a report released by PwC on Wednesday. This wake-up call has spurred many African governments to start passing favourable …

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Judgment in McBride labour court application on Friday

  The Labour Court in Johannesburg will hand down judgment on Friday in an application by suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride to interdict his disciplinary hearing.  The court heard McBride’s application on Thursday for his hearing to be stayed pending his constitutional challenge of the powers of the …

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