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Johannesburg firefighters on a ‘go slow’

  Firefighters in Johannesburg are on a ”go slow”, with their demand for overtime being referred to arbitration, the city’s emergency services spokesperson Robert Mulaudzi said on Monday. In the meantime, in the hours that they don’t work, staff who are normally station-bound such as station commanders, supervisors and managers, …

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Quiet prior to Manqele appearance

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The scene was calm outside the Alexandra Magistrate’s Court in Johannesburg on Monday morning ahead of the appearance of the woman arrested after the death of hip-hop star Nkululeko Habedi, known as Flabba in the music industry. Police tape had been placed outside the court entrance, with members of the …

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Man stabbed tied to tree near Pretoria – Joburg

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Joburg: A man with multiple stab wounds was found tied to a tree near Bronkhorstspruit, east of Pretoria, paramedics said on Saturday. The man, 53, was found at around 2pm on Saturday along the R104, said Netcare 911 spokesman Chris Botha in a statement. He was transported to a Pretoria …

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Girl murdered in Daveyton

A girl, 15, was murdered in Daveyton near Benoni, Actonville police said on Saturday. “The half-naked body was found covered in blood with her throat cut open with [a] sharp object on Saturday morning at about 6am,” said Major Mack Mngomezulu. The body was found in Pulane Street. The motive …

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Street fashion for the nation

For 43-year-old Abigail Sizani fashion is much more than a mundane act of getting dressed. “Since I had a stroke recently, I find that fashion is a way of making myself feel better by looking better. “It helps me lift my spirit when I feel down.” Standing in line for …

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N1 closed for goose crossing

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A metro police officer briefly closed the N1 south at Beyers Naude Drive in Johannesburg on Monday morning to help a mother goose and her six goslings cross the busy freeway. “The officer found the goose and goslings trying to cross over from the centre of the freeway when he …

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Man arrested for speeding

A man was arrested for allegedly speeding and drunken driving early Sunday morning, Johannesburg metro police said. “A 30-year-old was arrested for drunken driving as well as for speeding when he was caught at 185km/h on the N1 in Midrand at 1am this [Sunday] morning,” said Chief Superintendent Wayne Minnaar. …

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