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 2020-01-26 15:11 

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Mkhwebane pays her taxes just like everybody else PP office after SARS probe report...

The Public Protector is a law-abiding citizen who pays her taxes just like everybody else, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane's office said on Sunday, following reports that the SA Revenue Service had launched an investigation into her income tax affairs dat...

 2020-01-26 15:04 

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China bans wild animal trade until viral outbreak eases...

China on Sunday ordered a temporary ban on the trade in wild animals as the country struggles to contain a deadly virus believed to have been spawned in a market that sold wild animals as food....

 2020-01-26 14:19 

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Drugs worth millions found in possession of suspects in Cape Town...

Meanwhile another search at a storage facility in Table View on Saturday led to over 23 400 Mandrax drugs and "Swazi Gold" dagga estimated at around R1.2 million....

 2020-01-26 13:07 

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Paris cancels Lunar New Year parade due to coronavirus...

Paris, home to two of the three French people taken ill in China's coronavirus outbreak, cancelled a Lunar New Year parade on Sunday as a "precaution", the capital's mayor Anne Hidalgo said....

 2020-01-26 13:01 

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Torrential rains, floods kill dozens in Madagascar...

At least 31 killed and thousands displaced by heavy rains and flooding in southern African island nation, officials say....

 2020-01-26 12:54 

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Outrage after Ugandan climate activist is cropped out of photo with white peers...

Social media users have come out in support of Ugandan climate advocate Vanessa Nakate after she was cropped out of a photograph taken with her white peers in Davos....

 2020-01-26 12:27 

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Alleged Durban cop killer arrested while boarding bus to Joburg...

A suspect in the murder of a police constable in Durban this past week was arrested when he attempted to board a bus from Pietermaritzburg to Johannesburg, police confirmed on Sunday....

 2020-01-26 12:01 

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ANALYSIS: Public approval is Ramaphosa's only defence against his enemies in the ANC...

What are South Africans to make of the murmurs that the ANC plans to recall Cyril Ramaphosa as president of the republic at its next National General Council in June? That's where the party will meet to review if government has implemented its policie...

 2020-01-26 10:53 

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Ex-air force sergeant who strangled child prostitute, gunned down own children to be released from prison report...

Former Air Force sergeant Flippie Venter, convicted of strangling a child prostitute in Burundi and later wiping out his children with an R4 rifle will be released on parole after serving only 13 years, Rapport reported on Sunday....

 2020-01-26 10:05 

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WATCH: One year on, Brazil town remembers 270 killed in dam breach...

Residents of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil paid homage on Saturday to the 270 people killed one year ago when a nearby dam burst, spewing millions of tons of mining waste over homes and farmland in one of the country's worst industrial accidents....

 2020-01-26 09:58 

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Thousands rally across Australia for 'Invasion Day' protests...

Thousands of people joined Invasion Day protests in cities across Australia on Sunday to mark the beginning of British colonisation of the vast continent....

 2020-01-26 09:16 

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These are the countries which have confirmed cases of the new coronavirus...

People in more than 10 countries, mostly in Asia, have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, which originated in Wuhan, China....

 2020-01-26 08:34 

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Herman Mashaba: A country without borders is not a country at all...

After all, we have become known as a "soft target" for foreign criminals fleeing their countries because of our combination of no border control and a criminal justice system that cannot tie its own shoe laces, writes Herman Mashaba ....

 2020-01-26 08:26 

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Man who raped his cousin after hitting her over the head with a bottle handed maximum sentence...

A rapist who beat and raped his own cousin after accosting her as she walked home from a party has been handed the maximum sentence....

 2020-01-26 06:10 

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Public Protector removal: What happens next?...

Speaker of the National Assembly Thandi Modise has given the green light for removal proceedings against Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to proceed. So what happens next?...

 2020-01-26 05:51 

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Rescuers scramble to find survivors after Turkey quake kills 22...

Rescue workers are racing against time to find survivors under the rubble after a powerful earthquake claimed 22 lives and left more than 1 000 injured in eastern Turkey....

 2020-01-26 05:43 

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US to evacuate its citizens from China virus epicentre...

The United States is arranging a flight to evacuate personnel and American citizens trapped at the epicentre of a deadly virus in central China, the US State Department said on Sunday....

 2020-01-26 05:36 

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Hong Kong declares Wuhan coronavirus outbreak an 'emergency'...

Hong Kong has declared a new coronavirus outbreak as an "emergency" - the city's highest warning tier - as authorities ramp up measures to reduce the risk of further infections....

 2020-01-26 05:31 

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Disciplinary hearing clears high-ranking fisheries official accused of multimillion-rand abalone theft...

The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries has instructed its legal team to launch an application in the Labour Court to review and set aside the findings of a disciplinary hearing which cleared a high-ranking official accused of being involved...

 2020-01-26 05:15 

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EXCLUSIVE: Hawks asked by top Ramaphosa advisor to hold off on probe amid fresh CR17 leaks...

A Hawks investigation into the leak of a handful of President Cyril Ramaphosa's private emails with his advisors surrounding the CR17 ANC presidential campaign has ground to a halt, at the request of one of his top aides....

 2020-01-25 20:09 

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Tshwane speaker on Cogta MEC's decision to suspend her - 'it was a grave breach of separation of powers'...

The DA have argued that Gauteng Cogta MEC Lebogang Maile's decision to suspend Tshwane speaker Katlego Mathebe should be put on hold pending a legal review as she would not be able to represent the DA's interest in council....

 2020-01-25 19:28 

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WATCH | 'Nobody can leave': trapped Wuhan residents stock up...

Police at a roadblock on the outskirts of Wuhan turned away cars trying to leave the virus-stricken city on Saturday, as other anxious residents trapped inside spent the Lunar New Year stocking up on masks and medical supplies....

 2020-01-25 19:25 

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Fire on the slopes of Table Mountain contained...

A fire which broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain has been contained by firefighters, the City of Cape Town says....

 2020-01-25 19:23 

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9 people win Daily Lotto jackpot!...

A whopping 9 people won the Daily Lotto jackpot in Saturday's draw....

 2020-01-25 19:01 

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Daily Lotto: Saturday's results...

Here are the winning Lotto and Lotto Plus numbers from the Saturday, January 25 draw....

 2020-01-25 18:53 

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R5m in counterfeit goods seized in Durban Central...

Police arrested five people during an integrated operation to crack down on the sale fo counterfeit goods....

 2020-01-25 18:05 

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Another passenger train burns in Cape Town...

A passenger train has caught fire in Cape Town between the Kentemade and Century City stations....

 2020-01-25 15:58 

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Judge Salie-Hlophe paints Deputy Judge President Goliath as racist, ambitious with an 'unhealthy obsession' with her marriage...

Judge Gayaat Salie-Hlophe has accused Deputy Judge President of the Western Cape High Court Patricia Goliath of attempting to oust Judge President John Hhlope in order to succeed him....

 2020-01-25 15:22 

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Mexican children take up arms in fight against drug gangs...

With baseball caps and scarves covering their faces, only their serious eyes are visible as a dozen children stand to attention, rifles by their side....

 2020-01-25 14:22 

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The journey of a 9-year-old in search of a better life in South Africa: 'I thought I would be shot'...

Children, often undocumented and unaccompanied, risk the dangerous crossing into South Africa in hope of a better life....

 2020-01-25 13:18 

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'Prayer really helped me a lot' - SA man describes leaving Wuhan as coronavirus spreads...

A South African man working in Wuhan, China, says he was lucky to get a flight out of the city for the Lunar New Year break as the country widens its travel restrictions to halt the coronavirus outbreak....

 2020-01-25 12:10 

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Two Rohingya women killed in Myanmar shelling...

Two Rohingya women were killed and seven others injured in shelling the Myanmar military and insurgents blamed on each other, days after the UN's top court ordered the country to protect the beleaguered Muslim minority....

 2020-01-25 12:07 

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NSRI swimmers rescue stranded whale in Struisbaai...

A Layard's Beaked Whale was found weak and beaching outside the Struisbaai harbour....

 2020-01-25 10:59 

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Coronavirus: Surgical masks selling out in New York's China Town...

Bulk purchases of face masks, as many as 250 at a time, started earlier this week in the tiny New York district....

 2020-01-25 10:33 

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'If I had a tap in my yard, my child wouldn't have died' - Mother blames QwaQwa municipality for daughter's drowning...

"If I had a tap in my yard my child wouldn't have died." A grieving mother of a girl, who drowned at a dam in QwaQwa while fetching water, is blaming the embattled Maluti-A-Phofung municipality for her daughter's death.....

 2020-01-25 09:13 

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China deploys 450 military medical staff to virus epicentre...

China has deployed 450 military medical staff, some with experience combating SARS or Ebola, to a central city stricken by a virus that has killed dozens of people, state media said Saturday....

 2020-01-25 09:06 

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Motsepe's 'Africa loves Trump' statement an insult - EFF...

The EFF has lambasted mining mogul Patrice Motsepe after he was caught on camera telling Donald Trump "Africa loves him"....

 2020-01-25 08:03 

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Countries with confirmed cases of coronavirus...

A SARS-like virus has claimed 26 lives since emerging on December 31 in a market in the Chinese city of Wuhan....

 2020-01-25 08:01 

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Mpumalanga MEC Lindiwe Ntshalintshali says dirty deals recording is a tactic to discredit her...

A recording of Mpumalanga MEC of Sports and Recreation Lindiwe Ntshalintshali allegedly discussing kickbacks has been aired....

 2020-01-25 07:07 

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EFF retracts 'Stratcom agent' allegations against Gqubule and Harber, apologises after court order...

The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg ordered the EFF to remove the statements from all their media platform and apologise within 24 hours of the granting of the order....

 2020-01-25 06:50 

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WATCH | Powerful quake kills 20 people in eastern Turkey...

A powerful earthquake has killed at least 20 people and injured more than 1,000 in eastern Turkey, as rescue teams searched through the rubble of collapsed buildings for survivors on Saturday....

 2020-01-25 06:48 

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Twitter account impersonating NPA head Shamila Batohi suspended...

A Twitter account impersonating NPA boss Shamila Batohi is suspended after it posts a tweet promising high-profile arrests....

 2020-01-25 05:47 

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WATCH | Democratic prosecutors wrap up case against Trump...

Democratic prosecutors on Friday wrapped up three days of arguments for seeking Donald Trump's removal from office, as the US president's lawyers prepared to take their turn presenting his defense in the Senate's historic impeachment trial....

 2020-01-25 05:32 

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Australia confirms first coronavirus case...

Australia on Saturday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus that has claimed 41 lives in China, becoming the latest country in a growing list to be affected by the illness....

 2020-01-25 05:10 

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Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa might not survive DA FedEx this weekend...

Tshwane mayor Stevens Mokgalapa might be booted from the DA this weekend when the party's federal executive meets at its headquarters in Bruma, Johannesburg....

 2020-01-24 20:32 

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34 US troops injured in recent Iranian strike: Pentagon...

Nearly three dozen US troops suffered traumatic brain injuries or concussion in this month's Iranian air strike on a military base in Iraq, the Pentagon says....

 2020-01-24 20:32 

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Boko Haram kills five in northeast Nigeria: sources...

Gunmen from the Boko Haram jihadist group killed five people and abducted several others as they collected firewood in restive northeast Nigeria, security sources say....

 2020-01-24 20:30 

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Media kicked out of meeting between Lesufi and Parktown Boys' High parents...

The media has been kicked out of a heated meeting between Parktown Boys' High parents and Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi....

 2020-01-24 20:06 

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Private law firm to lead probe to unearth the truth of Enoch Mpianzi's drowning...

The Gauteng Department of Education has appointed an independent law firm to investigate Enoch Mpianzi's death, due to inconsistencies in "alleged facts" surrounding the turn of events at the camp....

 2020-01-24 19:38 

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High Court dismisses Tumi Mokwena's bid to suspend liquidation of firm...

The urgent application by Polokwane lawyer Tumi Mokwena for the suspension of a liquidation order on his law firm has been thrown out by the Limpopo High Court....

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