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 2018-07-19 07:20 

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Land: The people speak - Smith gives CRC an 8 out of 10 for public hearings...

Eight out of 10 that is the rating co-chairperson of the Constitutional Review Committee Vincent Smith would give to this committee's public hearings on amending section 25 of the Constitution....

 2018-07-19 07:17 

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Suspect killed in shootout with guards after robbers attack unmarked security vehicle...

A robbery suspect has been shot and killed after a group of five men allegedly attacked a vehicle occupied by two security guards in Fort Klapperkop in Pretoria....

 2018-07-19 06:57 

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ANC fires heist suspect, but still employs 'tax-in-transit' kingpins...

Luthuli House, the ANC's headquarters, did a marvellous job this week. It fired one of its employees implicated in cash-in-transit heists, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela ....

 2018-07-19 06:26 

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HRW slams Morocco over journalist's 3-year jail term...

Human Rights Watch has criticised a Morocco court for sentencing a prominent journalist to three years in prison on a "dubious charge" relating to a northern protest movement....

 2018-07-19 06:26 

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DRC president Kabila to make address to the nation...

DRC President Joseph Kabila is expected to make a speech to parliament, less than a week before candidates can begin to register in postponed presidential elections....

 2018-07-19 06:21 

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ANC is my 'second home', and its members 'my family' - ANC man nabbed for cash heist...

A series of Facebook posts may shed light on the life of a little-known ANC employee who has been arrested for his alleged involvement in a cash-in-transit heist in Soweto....

 2018-07-19 06:08 

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US man walks 20 miles for first day of work, gets big reward...

Young Walter Carr did not want to miss his first day of work as a mover. So when his car broke down and he was unable to find a ride, he set off walking -- a distance of 32km....

 2018-07-19 05:15 

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Highly-anticipated KZN ANC elective conference to kick off...

Warring ANC KZN factions are gearing up for the highly anticipated eighth provincial conference at Durban University of Technology's sports centre....

 2018-07-19 05:09 

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Tale of sex, deception emerges about suspected Russian agent...

Prosecutors say a gun-rights activist suspected of being a covert Russian agent was likely in contact with Kremlin operatives while living in the United States, and they're also accusing her of using sex and deception to forge influential connections....

 2018-07-19 05:00 

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EXCLUSIVE: NPA declines to prosecute Tom Moyane for alleged assault of teen...

Suspended SARS commissioner Tom Moyane will not be prosecuted for the alleged assault of a 17-year-old girl, who is the mother of his grandchild, the NPA has confirmed....

 2018-07-19 04:25 

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'It's unfounded, a complete misunderstanding' - Lekota's reaction to being called a sell-out...

Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota says he will continue to stand firmly by his view that there is no need to amend the Constitution or to expropriate land without compensation, even in the face of being called a disgrace and a sell-out....

 2018-07-19 04:21 

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Japan okays 1st anti-smoking law seen as lax and partial...

Japan has approved its first national legislation banning smoking inside of public facilities, but the measure excludes many restaurants and bars and is seen as toothless...

 2018-07-19 04:05 

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PICS: Song, dance and tears as Ethiopian flight lands in Eritrea...

The "fasten seatbelt" sign had barely pinged off when passengers on a historic flight between Ethiopia and Eritrea began singing and dancing in the aisle....

 2018-07-19 04:05 

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Zimbabwe declares election day a public holiday...

The Zimbabwean government has reportedly declared July 30 a public holiday "to enable the electorate to vote without hassles from work-related commitments"....

 2018-07-19 03:39 

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WATCH: Top 5 world news videos today...

Watch the top 5 world news videos today: July 19, 2018....

 2018-07-19 03:17 

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Eastern Cape taxis threaten to strike if road isn't tarred...

Taxi drivers in Ntlaza, outside Mthatha, have threatened to embark on a strike if the road is not tarred. Money budgeted for tarring road was diverted for disaster relief in 2009....

 2018-07-19 03:14 

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Trump again praises Putin summit as 'success' despite uproar...

US President Donald Trump insists his summit with Vladimir Putin had been a success, despite the uproar over his apparent acceptance of the Russian leader's denial of election meddling....

 2018-07-18 20:55 

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No change in Pietermaritzburg Home Affairs offices, despite intervention - residents...

Pietermaritzburg residents say they arrive hours before the Home Affairs offices open, but they still queue for long periods....

 2018-07-18 20:25 

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Land: The people speak 'Traditional leaders are making us suffer'...

While several members of the Mahikeng community have recognised and respected the role of traditional leaders in the ongoing land debate, some have raised concerns over their treatment of people who live on land under their control....

 2018-07-18 20:25 

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WATCH: White House lights go out on President Trump...

"Whoops, they just turned off the lights."?...

 2018-07-18 20:23 

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Trump-Kim statement overpromised on return of war remains...

Of three key elements of the US-North Korea agreement on recovery of American war dead, one was unfulfilled, another is likely false and a third is in doubt....

 2018-07-18 19:47 

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Land: The people speak - The Ingonyama Trust shouldn't divide...

It's no surprise that the Ingonyama Trust was raised at the Constitutional Review Committee's first hearing in KwaZulu-Natal, given recent veiled threats of succession and violence from the Zulu king, who is the sole trustee of the trust....

 2018-07-18 19:06 

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Couple accused of murdering 18-month-old Jeremiah Ruiters face new child neglect charges...

Additional charges have been added in the case against a Cape Town couple accused of murdering 18-month-old Jeremiah Ruiters, and they relate to the alleged abuse and neglect of the little boy's siblings....

 2018-07-18 18:49 

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Zuma is not a member of Mazibuye African Congress new political party president...

The president of Mazibuye African Congress, a new political party formed in KwaZulu-Natal, says former president Jacob Zuma is not a member of their party but "a total embodiment of a struggle of a black child in South Africa"....

 2018-07-18 18:29 

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eThekwini deputy mayor tells resident 'service delivery is not my job' in recorded phone call...

A Durban resident has shared a voice recording of a heated exchange she had with eThekwini Deputy Mayor Fawzia Peer in which she says: "Service delivery is not my job"....

 2018-07-18 18:27 

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911 caller warns of gas leak before fatal Wisconsin blast...

Recordings show a construction worker called 911 to warn he could smell and hear a leak from a broken gas main, just before a massive explosion killed a firefighter and destroyed six buildings in southern Wisconsin....

 2018-07-18 18:25 

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Land expropriation without compensation key to taking forward Madiba's vision - Ramaphosa, Zuma...

Land expropriation without compensation is one of the key programmes that will take forward late President Nelson Rholihlahla Mandela's vision of a free South Africa, both President Cyril Ramaphosa and former president Jacob Zuma have said....

 2018-07-18 18:00 

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Grace Mugabe ally under police 'radar' in wake of grenade attack: report...

A former ally of Grace Mugabe has been placed on a "persons of interest" list by Zimbabwean police in the wake of last month's grenade attack on a ruling party rally, a report says....

 2018-07-18 17:28 

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WATCH: Thai football team speak to media for first time since cave rescue...

After surviving being trapped in a cave for 17 days, a team of young footballers talk to the media....

 2018-07-18 17:19 

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Weather Update: SA's interior to experience a drop in temperature...

The central interior of the country is expected to experience a drop in minimum temperatures on Thursday....

 2018-07-18 17:05 

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E Guinea opposition demand govt resign over political prisoners...

An opposition leader in Equatorial Guinea has called for the government to resign over its failure to release political prisoners, a promise made by President Teodoro Obiang Nguema....

 2018-07-18 17:05 

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South Sudan foes to sign 'preliminary' power pact this week...

Sudan says that South Sudan's warring factions have agreed to sign a "preliminary"; power-sharing deal this week, which would be followed by a final one later in the month....

 2018-07-18 16:37 

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Man arrested for allegedly shooting Grade 10 pupil on school grounds...

A 38-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly murdering a Grade 10 pupil on school grounds in Batlharo in the Northern Cape....

 2018-07-18 16:11 

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Barack Obama gives advice to up-and-coming leaders in SA...

Former United States president Barack Obama has advised the youth to worry less about what they want to be, but to rather concern themselves with the journey they take to get there....

 2018-07-18 16:03 

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#News24 ICYMI: Humanity, humour and land Mandela day messages; Anderson to continue representing South Africa; and ANC heist suspect linked to Nkwinti's R97m 'farm for friends' scandal...

Kevin Anderson says he intends representing South Africa for the remainder of his professional tennis career, and footage apparently shows the moment the Wonderboom plane crashed....

 2018-07-18 16:00 

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20 years on, ICC urges help to fight war crimes...

The International Criminal Court has marked its 20th anniversary, urging all nations to help its "vital work" seeking justice for war crimes victims, despite its controversial acquittal of a former Congolese militia chief....

 2018-07-18 16:00 

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PICS: Champagne as historic commercial flight links Ethiopia and Eritrea...

Ethiopia and Eritrea have resumed commercial airline flights for the first time in two decades, marking the latest phase in a whirlwind peace process between the former foes....

 2018-07-18 15:54 

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May's party denies 'cheating' in Brexit parliament vote...

Britain's ruling Conservative party rejected accusations of dirty tricks after breaking a voting pact with an opposition MP on maternity leave on a crucial piece of Brexit legislation....

 2018-07-18 15:48 

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We must live the legacy of Mandela Thabo Mbeki...

Former president Thabo Mbeki says, in order to achieve the legacy of Nelson Mandela, we need to move forward as a country....

 2018-07-18 15:36 

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Youngsters give blind woman's home a Mandela Day makeover...

A group of young people from Uitenhage have given a blind woman's house a makeover on Mandela Day....

 2018-07-18 15:29 

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Bid to halt ANC Gauteng conference struck off court roll for lack of urgency...

The ANC can forge ahead with it elective conference this weekend, after an application by several disgruntled Ekurhuleni members was struck off the roll of the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg....

 2018-07-18 15:18 

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Pregnant woman shot and injured in ongoing Bonteheuwel gang war...

Gang gunfire in Bonteheuwel, Cape Town, has resulted in a pregnant woman becoming another casualty, as a turf war continues to keep locals on edge....

 2018-07-18 15:09 

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Trump asked Iran's Rouhani for meeting 8 times at UN - official...

The chief of staff to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says that his US counterpart Donald Trump asked for a meeting eight times during the UN General Assembly last year....

 2018-07-18 15:03 

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Land: The people speak - No liberty without land, Vryheid hearing told...

Liberation is incomplete without the return of the land, Parliament's Joint Constitutional Review Committee has heard in Vryheid - the KwaZulu-Natal town with the name that means "freedom" or "liberty"....

 2018-07-18 14:53 

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Bonginkosi Khanyile and his lawyer part ways...

The Legal Aid attorney representing Bonginkosi Khanyile has withdrawn from the criminal case against the Economic Freedom Fighters student activist....

 2018-07-18 14:48 

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Cape Town metro cops shot at after stopping to help vehicle...

Cape Town Metro Police officershave been shot at after stopping to assist a stationary vehicle on the N2 highway near Khayelitsha....

 2018-07-18 14:45 

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Decision to appeal Jiba ruling not racist - General Council of the Bar...

The General Council of the Bar of South Africa says it was not being racially selective by applying for leave to appeal against the Supreme Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the NPA's Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi....

 2018-07-18 14:36 

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WATCH: Cyclist falls into gap of rising bridge...

Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise....

 2018-07-18 14:33 

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Nigeria arrests Boko Haram members linked to Chibok attack...

A Nigerian police official says authorities have arrested 22 Boko Haram extremist leaders and fighters who are responsible for the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok and more than 50 suicide bombings....

 2018-07-18 14:33 

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At least 26 feared dead in DRC boat accident...

At least 11 people have died and 15 are missing after an overloaded boat with around 100 people onboard capsized on the Congo River, local officials say....

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