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Apple unveils new iPhone and waterproof smart watch

Apple on Wednesday unveiled two upgraded versions of its iPhone and a new waterproof smart watch, seeking to reignite growth for the iconic technology maker. The iPhone 7 and larger iPhone 7 Plus, with new camera technology, 50-meter water resistance and other features, were the highlight of an Apple media …

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New Moloto railway to link Gauteng to Mpumalanga

A new railway line will finally be constructed along the notorious Moloto Road that links Mpumalanga to Gauteng. The Chinese government will invest R30 billion to develop the over 125 kilometre railway line. The money is part of the R800 billion investment by the Chinese to develop the continent’s transport …

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Zuma congratulates South Africans on economy growth

President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday congratulated the South African government, business and labour after the announcement by Statistics SA (Stats SA) that the economy grew by a seasonally adjusted 3.3 percent in the second quarter. The growth was more than the 2.7 percent quarter which was predicted economists. Stats SA …

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Court to deliver McBride suspension judgment

The Constitutional Court is expected to deliver judgement on Tuesday in the case brought by suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) executive director Robert McBride challenging the lawfulness of Police Minister Nathi Nhleko’s move to “unilaterally” suspend him. McBride wants his suspension by the police minister declared invalid. On May …

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Luthuli House marchers told to stay home

Thousands of people who were expected to march to African National Congress headquarters to demand that President Jacob Zuma and the party’s national executive committee step down were advised by the organisers to stay home on Monday due to safety concerns. Organisers said threats had been made over the weekend …

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Two dead – 18 injured in Gauteng car crashes

Two people died and 18 others were injured in two separate road accidents in Gauteng, paramedics said on Saturday. The first incident between a minibus taxi and a car took place late on Friday night at the corner of Hendrik Potgieter and Rhinoceros roads in Roodepoort, ER24 spokesperson Chitra Bodasing …

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Taxi overturns injuring 16 in Vanderbijlpark

16 people were injured this morning after their taxi overturned on the N1 south-bound highway near the R57 turnoff in Vanderbijlpark. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene at 08h06 and found the taxi parked on the side of the road. Paramedics noticed that one of the rear wheels of the …

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Delivery van and car collide injuring two, Blairgowrie

Two people were injured early this morning after a collision between a delivery van and light motor vehicle on the corners of standard and Conrad in Blairgowrie, Johannesburg. ER24 paramedics arrived on the scene to find both the light motor vehicle and delivery van parked on the side of the …

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