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Head-on collision leaves one dead, 5 others injured

A woman has been killed and five others injured this morning after two light motor vehicles collided head-on and one burst into flames on the Christian De Wet Road in Kloofendal, West of Johannesburg. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene and found one light motor vehicle well alight on the …

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15 School children injured in Midrand taxi collision

Fifteen school children have been injured this morning after a taxi accident on the corners of Richards and Church Roads, in Midrand. Just after 7am Emer-G-Med’s M07, A02, A03 and A06 responded to the emergency call. The fifteen school kids, all aged around 7-years-old sustained injuries ranging from minor to …

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Taxi overturns leaving 14 injured on the N12 in Boksburg

14 people were left injured this morning after a taxi overturned on the N12 near the Atlas turn-off in Boksburg. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at approximately 05h30 this morning and found the taxi lying on its side on the fast lane of the highway. Several passengers from the …

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Fawu to march against sugar tax

The Food and Allied Workers’ Union (Fawu) will march to the National Treasury in Pretoria on Monday to protest against the proposed introduction of a sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) tax, or “sugar tax”. Fawu general secretary Katishi Masemola said in a statement that the protest is informed by the “admission” from …

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DTI talks to big business about local procurement

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Monday said it was hosting an economic policy dialogue on Wednesday to discuss the role that big business can play in local procurement and localisation. DTI director-general Lionel October said buying locally manufactured goods and products would go a long way towards …

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Taxi rolls, at least eight injured in Centurion

Taxi rolls, at least eight injured – ER24 29 mins ago Joburg, Pretoria, South Africa At least eight people were injured when a taxi overturned on Ruimte Road in Centurion this morning. ER24 paramedics, as well as other services, attended to the incident. Upon arrival at the scene, paramedics found …

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