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Officials arrive for Senzo Meyiwa funeral

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Officials arrive for Senzo Meyiwa funeral

Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba arrived for the funeral of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa at Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban this morning.

Gigaba, wearing a black suit, white shirt and grey tie, was accompanied by his wife, who wore similarly subdued colours.

He shook hands with supporters before paying tribute to Meyiwa.

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Son to Usher: Dad, you’re not a great singer

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Son to Usher: Dad, you’re not a great singer

New York – One of Usher’s sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the Grammy-winning star: “You’re not a great singer.”

Usher says his son Naviyd Ely Raymond, who turns 6 in December, isn’t impressed with the multiplatinum singer.

“He doesn’t care about what I do as much … He’s like, ‘I’m the star. Who are you? Yo...

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Two nabbed over R4.5m worth of rhino horn

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Two nabbed over R4.5m worth of rhino horn

Two men were arrested at OR Tambo International Airport for possession of rhino horn worth an estimated R4.5 million, the SA Revenue Service said.

“As a result of specific, targeted profiling work, two foreign nationals travelling from Maputo to Vietnam via Joburg were intercepted in the international departures section of the airport for a...

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CAF meet over Ebola-clouded Cup of Nations

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CAF meet over Ebola-clouded Cup of Nations

When and where the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations will be staged should be resolved within days amid pleas from hosts Morocco to postpone the tournament over the Ebola epidemic.

The virus has claimed almost 5 000 lives this year, almost all in west African countries Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Pig-head protest ‘misguided and extremely unfortunate’ – ANC

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Pig-head protest ‘misguided and extremely unfortunate’ – ANC

The ANC has expressed concern at the action by Cosas members who placed a pig’s head in the meat section of a Woolworths store in protest against trade relations with Israel.

“The placing of pigs’ heads, in violation of the religious beliefs of certain sections of our population, is misguided and extremely unfortunate,” ANC deputy secretary-general...

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Boko Haram: Kidnapped girls married off

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Boko Haram: Kidnapped girls married off

Nigeria – Boko Haram denied that they had agreed to a ceasefire in a new video, describing the Nigerian government claims as a lie and apparently ruling out future talks.

The group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, in the video obtained by AFP also claimed the 219 schoolgirls kidnapped from the remote northeast town of Chibok, in Borno state, in April had...

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SA a water-scarce country – Zuma

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SA a water-scarce country – Zuma

South Africa is a water-scarce country with it being a problem in many communities, President Jacob Zuma has said.

“South Africa is rapidly growing into a water-scarce country, particularly due to broader changes which are caused by climate change and global warming,” Zuma said yesterday in Giyani, Limpopo.

“As a result, many countries experience v...

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‘Rest in peace Senzo Meyiwa’

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‘Rest in peace Senzo Meyiwa’

Scores of soccer supporters arrived at the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban this morning to attend the funeral of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Wearing sport regalia, and mostly in Orlando Pirates colours, they sang and danced as they waited for the gates to the stadium to open.

Meyiwa also captained Orlando Pirates.

Vuvuzelas and drums...

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Travel – Seychelles: Unmitigated bliss

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Travel – Seychelles: Unmitigated bliss

Zinhle Mapumulo was invited to the opening of Eden Island, a man-made jewel in the Seychelles. She almost didn’t come back

There I was, nibbling on fresh oysters and lobster, sipping French Champagne, and relaxing on a sun deck admiring the pristine Indian Ocean.

It sounds like a scene from the TV series, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but...

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Pics – Senzo Meyiwa back home

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Zuma extends arms inquiry

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Zuma extends arms inquiry

President Jacob Zuma has extended the deadline for the Seriti Commission of Inquiry’s public hearings into alleged corruption in the multi-billion-rand arms procurement deal.

The term of the commission had been extended to April 30 2015, spokesperson Mac Maharaj said today.

“Upon the conclusion of the term, the commission shall submit its final r...

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Man appears for Meyiwa murder

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Man appears for Meyiwa murder

A 25-year-old man appeared in the Boksburg Magistrates’ Court in connection with the murder of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Senior prosecutor Henk Strydom confirmed the arrest and court appearance to TimesLive.com, while eNCA identified him as Zanokuhle Mbatha.

“I can confirm that a suspect has appeared this afternoon [at the Boksburg M...

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Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Wenger

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Arsenal can still win Premier League, says Wenger

London – Arsenal are still in contention for the Premier League title and it is too soon to say that leaders Chelsea can go through the season undefeated, says manager Arsène Wenger.

Wenger’s so-called “Invincibles” team achieved that feat over 38 league games in 2003-2004, but he said that José Mourinho’s Chelsea, with seven wins and two draws from...

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Petrol price to drop by 45 cents

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Petrol price to drop by 45 cents

The price of petrol will drop by 45 cents a litre next week, the energy department has said.

From Wednesday, the wholesale price of diesel of 0.05% sulphur will decrease 61 cents per litre, while diesel 0.005% sulphur would decrease 60 cents per litre, the department said today.

The retail price of 95 and 93 petrol would decrease by 45 cents per...

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New presenters for Power FM

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New presenters for Power FM

Award-winning journalist Iman Rappetti and author and strategist Victor Kgomoeswana are the latest additions to Joburg’s Power FM.

The two begin their journey with the relatively new talk radio station from Monday.

Rappetti follows in the footsteps of Eusebius McKaiser, who left the 9am to midday slot about six weeks ago.

She is currently a senior...

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IEC chair shortlist is out

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IEC chair shortlist is out

A former Democratic Alliance member of Parliament, a former ANC national executive committee member and a media guru are all in line to fill former Independent Electoral Commission chairperson Pansy Tlakula’s shoes.

Tlakula resigned in September after it was found that her role in the R320-million lease for the IEC’s headquarters in Centurion in 2...

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Post office sitting on mail ‘mountain’

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Post office sitting on mail ‘mountain’

There is a “mountain” of undelivered mail at the South African Post Office, MPs heard today.

“We have a mountain of mail that is undelivered that is now quite substantial,” the post office’s public affairs general manager Andrew Nongogo told members of Parliament’s telecommunications and postal services portfolio committee.

Reducing this backlog...

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Thousands pay respect to Senzo Meyiwa

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Thousands pay respect to Senzo Meyiwa

The body of slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa arrived in Durban this afternoon as thousands of mourners gathered for his memorial service.

Police closed off Anton Lembede Street in Durban to traffic outside the City Hall, with eThekwini metro police and the South African Police Service creating a path allowing the vehicle with his body to...

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Ahmed Kathrada film ‘a tribute to him’

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Ahmed Kathrada film ‘a tribute to him’

A documentary film about the life of struggle veteran Ahmed Kathrada has had its debut screening in Durban.

“Kathy [Kathrada] is an exceptional man who has given his entire life to the freedom of our people,” producer Anant Singh said today.

“Our film is a tribute to him and we hope that it inspires people, especially the youth, to emulate his e...

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Vodacom fixes phone number leaking bug

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Vodacom fixes phone number leaking bug

Vodacom has reversed a software glitch that led to some subscribers’ phone numbers being leaked.

The mobile network recently ran a software update to increase security on certain opt-in services and facilities allowing customers to charge purchases to their phone bill, spokesperson Richard Boorman said today.

“In these specific instances, we provide...

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Thousands wait for Senzo Meyiwa’s body

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Thousands wait for Senzo Meyiwa’s body

Police closed off Anton Lembede Street in Durban to traffic outside the City Hall as thousands of mourners gathered to await the arrival of the body of slain Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

eThekwini metro police and the South African Police Service attempted to keep space open in the road to allow the vehicle transporting his body to pass.

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15 judges fail to disclose interests

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15 judges fail to disclose interests

Fifteen judges who failed to declare their financial interests will be reported to the Judicial Conduct Committee, the office of the chief justice has said.

Spokesperson Lulama Luti today said the registrar of judges’ registrable interests, Pat Gagai, had confirmed that 15 judges had not disclosed their interests.

This was after one judge submitted...

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Nigeria avoids Fifa ban

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Nigeria avoids Fifa ban

Abuja – The Nigeria Football Federation says it has avoided a long-term ban by Fifa after in-fighting over the leadership of the football body was ended through intervention by the country’s president.

The organisation says President Goodluck Jonathan has ensured “a truce”, and a faction challenging the election of the federation’s president, Amaju...

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ANC denies it’s facing bankruptcy

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ANC denies it’s facing bankruptcy

The ruling party has denied a report that it faces serious financial problems.

“We refute the claim and allegation that the ANC is broke and facing bankruptcy,” spokesperson Zizi Kodwa said today.

The African National Congress was funded largely through donations and was “not a profit-making organisation”, he said.

The Mail & Guardian reported...

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4 killed in Van Reenen’s Pass truck crashes

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4 killed in Van Reenen’s Pass truck crashes

Four people were killed and 14 others were injured in two accidents on Van Reenen’s Pass that brought traffic to a standstill on the N3.

“When ER24 paramedics arrived at the first incident, they found that a truck had jack-knifed across the road, colliding with a number of other vehicles,” spokesperson Russel Meiring said.

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Senzo goes home

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Senzo goes home

Senzo Meyiwa’s body is finally going home.

This morning, the Meyiwa family went to Kelly Khumalo’s mother’s home in Vosloorus, where Meyiwa was shot and killed on Sunday night, to perform a traditional Zulu ceremony.

Relatives, among them Meyiwa’s parents Samuel and Ntombifuthi, were escorted by a barrage of police cars and the morgue van carrying t...

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Pics – SA remembers fallen heroes

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Thuli Madonsela to Jacob Zuma: ‘You are not above the law’

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Thuli Madonsela to Jacob Zuma: ‘You are not above the law’

Beeld today published a copy of a letter that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela wrote to President Jacob Zuma six weeks ago. In it, she warns him that his response to her report on security upgrades at his Nkandla home “sets a dangerous precedent”.

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SA soldiers wounded in Sudan ambush ‘critical but stable’

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SA soldiers wounded in Sudan ambush ‘critical but stable’

Two South African National Defence Force soldiers deployed as part of a United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan have been wounded in an ambush near their base.

“The injured soldiers were airlifted by helicopter to a UN hospital in El Fasher shortly after the ambush. The two members are in a critical but stable condition,” said Cap...

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Chris Brown settles assualt lawsuit

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Chris Brown settles assualt lawsuit

Washington – The lawyer for a man who was punched by singer Chris Brown outside a Washington hotel says he has settled a lawsuit against the singer.

The Washington Post reports that John Hayes, the attorney for Parker Adams, confirmed yesterday that a settlement had been reached. He did not say how much the settlement was worth. He did not...

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Bafana Afcon qualifier moved to Durban ‘for Senzo’

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Bafana Afcon qualifier moved to Durban ‘for Senzo’

The Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between South Africa and Sudan has been moved from Nelspruit to Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.

The encounter, scheduled for November 15, was moved to Durban following the the South African Football Association’s request to the Confederation of African Football to play the match in Senzo Meyiwa’s hometown.

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Arson suspected in community hall fire

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Arson suspected in community hall fire

A community hall that was burnt down in Kraaifontein yesterday seems to have been the target of arsonists because nothing was stolen, the City of Cape Town said.

“There were signs of a break-in detected in the bathroom ceiling, while safety and security staff also found two un-detonated petrol bombs on the outside of the building,” said mayoral com...

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Nkandla draft report says Madonsela’s report isn’t binding

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Nkandla draft report says Madonsela’s report isn’t binding

A draft report by the parliamentary committee on the Nkandla controversy has concluded that Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s findings against President Jacob Zuma on misspending on his private home were not binding.

The document, read out to the ANC-only committee yesterday, states: “The remedial action of the Public Protector is not binding.”

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Bear with us … the ship is tight, ANC tells staff

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Bear with us … the ship is tight, ANC tells staff

Just three months after it was reported that the ANC wanted more money for political parties, it has been alleged that the governing party is in financial doldrums and may even have to cut staff.

Some workers at Luthuli House have already complained that they haven’t been paid for more than two months, reports the Mail & Guardian today.

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Travel – Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve: Rugged, remote jewel

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Travel – Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve: Rugged, remote jewel

If you’re looking for a bit of adventure in pristine wilderness, why not take off for Baviaanskloof Nature Reserve in the Eastern Cape?

With rugged mountain scenery, yellowwood forests, giant aloes, hiking and 4×4 trails, cycling and fishing, this could be for you.

The reserve’s rugged sandstone cliffs and spectacular folds conceal over 200 r...

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TV review – When We Were Black: A fist in the air

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TV review – When We Were Black: A fist in the air

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The first season of film maker Khalo Matabane’s miniseries When We Were Black was deemed by the SA Film and Television Awards (Saftas) to be the best TV drama series of 2007.

The story of love and politics in Soweto in 1976 was the talk of the township when it was first screened. Viewers loved the bungling...

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Pics – Burkina Faso burns

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Apple boss Tim Cook: I’m proud to be gay

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Apple boss Tim Cook: I’m proud to be gay

New York – Apple boss Tim Cook has become the highest-profile business chief executive to admit that he is gay.

Making the public declaration in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, Cook says he’s proud to be gay.

Cook said that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. The executive said that for years...

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SA is ‘swimming’ in high unemployment state

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SA is ‘swimming’ in high unemployment state

South Africa is in a high unemployment state, statistician-general Pali Lehohla has said.

“The story line in South Africa is that we are in a high unemployment state, over a very long period of time from 2008, and we can go back to 2001,” he said at the release of Stats SA’s 2014 third-quarter labour-force survey in Pretoria.

“We have been swimming i...

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Strong is the new sexy – fitness guru

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Strong is the new sexy – fitness guru

Nonhle Ndala has no sympathy for South Africans who don’t exercise and say the daily hustle keeps them stuck behind their desks rather than in the gym.

The celebrity fitness guru, who counts TV personality ­Minnie Dlamini and rapper Da L.E.S among her clients, says a busy schedule is no excuse to let yourself go.

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Meyiwa murder should not have happened – Ramaphosa

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Meyiwa murder should not have happened – Ramaphosa

The killing of Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa was a death that should never have happened, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said.

Responding today to a question on crime in the National Council of Provinces, he said South Africa had been robbed of a great talent.

Meyiwa, who also captained Soweto football team Orlando Pirates, was shot dead...

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HIV vaccine could be available in SA by 2019

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HIV vaccine could be available in SA by 2019

Preparatory work is well underway to license an HIV vaccine in South Africa.

If all goes well, in terms of the follow-up trials set to begin in January until 2017, the vaccine could be available for general use by 2019.

The vaccine will be similar to the RV144 vaccine which made headlines across the world in 2009 when it showed that it could protect...

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Chelsea denied by last-minute Van Persie goal

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Chelsea denied by last-minute Van Persie goal

Robin Van Persie scored a dramatic stoppage time equaliser to earn Manchester United a deserved 1-1 draw at home to Premier League leaders Chelsea today.

Didier Drogba (36) playing from the start because Diego Costa was unfit, headed the visitors in front in the 53rd minute from a corner conceded when David De Gea was forced into a fine save from...

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No Faith in Phumla Williams

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No Faith in Phumla Williams

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has demoted Phumla Williams, replacing the acting director-general with a far more junior employee as part of a shake-up of the department of communications.

Government’s propaganda machine, the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS), officially ceased to exist at the beginning of this month. I...

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We’re lovin’ the salt

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We’re lovin’ the salt

South Africa’s McDonald’s franchises sell some of the saltiest Big Mac burgers in the world, according to a report by World Action on Salt and Health (Wash).

The report by the British non governmental organisation lists local Big Macs as having the fourth-highest salt content, at 2.47 grams.

The saltiest Mac burgers are sold in Malaysia (2.7 grams)....

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ANC tries its hand at artichoke farming

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ANC tries its hand at artichoke farming

Next time you order artichokes on your pizza, particularly in Johannesburg, you may have the ANC to thank for the pleasure.

The governing party is using the farm, from which it will eventually run its political school, to corner the market in artichokes.

Italy, Spain and Egypt are the world’s largest producers of the edible flower, but the ANC is w...

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R200 million funding boost for youth agency

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R200 million funding boost for youth agency

Troubled body says cash injection will be used for projects and not salaries

A week after it was threatened with closure, the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) was granted an additional R200 million in funding this week. The agency used to offer enterprise finance and grants for struggling entrepreneurs and cooperatives.

It has assisted more...

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