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South Africa’s most corrupt school’
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Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi intends to lay criminal charges against a former Glenvista High School principal and the governing body chairperson after an explosive forensic report on alleged corruption. Lesufi revealed on Monday the duo had squandered millions of rand in school funds and that the governing body had authorised the principal’s purchase of air tickets, payments of levies at his holiday home, the installation of a carport and payment of hunting fees. The forensic investigation was conducted by...

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Children’s horror death in shack fire
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An Orange Farm grandfather was woken by his five young grandchildren screaming in agony as they burnt to death inside their shack. Simon Magagula tried everything in his power to save them, but he was no match for the raging flames. Instead, he was forced to watch helplessly as their small bodies were burnt to ash. “I heard the children crying, so I got out of the house and saw a big fire and heard the children yelling ‘Help us!’,...

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Petrol shortage to last for a week in Gauteng
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The Fuel Retailers Association says the shortage of fuel in Gauteng could continue for at least a week. Pumps at numerous filling stations in the province are reported to have run dry due to problems at two major plants. The association says a Durban refinery has shut down for plant maintenance. There are also disruptions at the Sapref refinery, a joint venture between Shell South Africa and BP Southern Africa. This means two main depots have been affected in Gauteng....

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Lindiwe Sisulu promises 5000 military veterans houses in next the 8 months
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More than 5 000 veteransREGISTERED on the Department of Military Veterans database should have houses by the end of thisFINANCIAL year, Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu said on Monday. Addressing over 200 military veterans in Cape Town, Sisulu announced that provinces would prioritise housing for military veterans. “Military veterans played a central role in pushing the apartheid Government to start negotiating with the ANC,” Sisulu told the gathering. “We owe our freedom to you. It is my mission to ensure that in...

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IFP member shot dead at home
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An Inkatha Freedom Party member, Zwelithini “Fuhluza” Khumalo, was shot and killed outside his home in Inanda near Durban on Monday afternoon, the party said. This was less than a month after the IFP’s Ward 39 chairperson in KwaMashu, Mbhasobheni Biyela was killed, party spokesperson Blessed Gwala said in a statement. “We are shocked that the killing of our leaders in that area has not stopped. “We are often assured that the police are doing their best to stop the...

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President Zuma to report back on progress since State of the Nation
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President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday hold a media briefing to provide an update on progress made in key areas since his State of the Nation Address in February. According to a statement issued by the Presidency, Zuma will discuss information germane to the “nine-point plan” he announced in the SONA, as well as other interventions, in an effort to boost economic growth and create jobs. The nine-point plan consists of the following: Revitalisation of the agriculture and agro-processing value-chain; Advancing beneficiation...

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Bathabile Dlamini Elected as new ANCWL President
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Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini is the new president of the African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL). The results of the league’s top five leaders were announced in the early hours of Saturday morning after over 2 700 delegates stayed up for hours to cast their votes. Dlamini defeated Angie Motshekga, having lost to her at the League’s 2008 Mangaung National Congress. Dlamini will be deputised by Sisi Ntombela who works under her in government as MEC for Social Development...

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Saturday, 08 August 2015
Kwazulu Natal police crackdown on chop-shops
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Police have conducted a nationwide sting operation, to crack down on scrapyards and chop-shops suspected of dealing in stolen vehicles. Ten people were arrested in Isipingo and Chatsworth south of Durban for various offences, including being in possession of stolen property. Police also recovered firearms and police uniforms suspected to have been used to commit crimes. “The primary objective of this as you would know, we are having a problem with vehicle hijackings, vehicle thefts and we feel that we...

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Saturday, 08 August 2015
4 killed in Mpumalanga crash
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Johannesburg – Four people were killed in a collision between a car and bakkie near Barberton, Mpumalanga, on Saturday evening, paramedics said. One of the vehicles was apparently making a U-turn, or coming out of a side road when the accident happened around 19:00, ER24 spokesperson Werner Vermaak said. The two occupants in the bakkie were killed, along with two of the four people in the car. The other two were seriously injured   source: Thomas Hartleb /...

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Mafikizolo Reunited Tour in Newcastle
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The Mafikizolo Reunited SA Tour was held at the Scrapyard in Newcastle, KZN on the 4th April. It was an electrifying performance as described by the fans who were at the concert. K.O Cash Time opened for the Mafikizolo at the event. They are indeed South Africa’s best export as described by the Hip Hop star who also dazed the fans with his performance....

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Sunday, 05 April 2015
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