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How Sona went down

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How Sona went down

How SONA went down

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India too good for Pakistan

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India too good for Pakistan

Virat Kohli scored an imperious century as India opened their World Cup defence in convincing fashion with a 76-run victory over Pakistan in a frenzied atmosphere at the Adelaide Oval today.

The much-anticipated Pool B grudge match, the latest chapter in one of the great rivalries in sport, attracted a passionate crowd of 41 587 to the revamped...

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See you at the Biennial

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See you at the Biennial

See you at the Biennial

Lagos Photo: The Masked Woman by Jenevieve Aken is a self-portrait series that explores representation of gender in Nigerian society through a performative lens
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More than 20 countries will take part in the inaugural Grid Cape Town Biennial, opening this weekend at the Castle of Good Hope. Through partnering with other...

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Motoring review: Moving Up! in the world

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Motoring review: Moving Up! in the world

Motoring review: Moving Up! in the world

CITY CAR: The Up! has been designed to incorporate elements of sympathy and simplicity

In my opinion, Volkswagens are neat, reliable, safe, practical, sensible and have great after-sale value. But they’re not terribly exciting from a design perspective, except perhaps for the new Scirocco and the svelte Volkswagen CC. But with Volkswagen’s new ent...

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APPS: Get high on dating

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APPS: Get high on dating

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With online dating apps like Tinder and Grindr gaining a mass following, developers in Colorado in the US decided to target a smaller group of aspirant daters with one common habit: they smoke weed.

High There! is a dating app for Android (and soon iOS) users in the US, in states where marijuana has been legalised. The app matches consumers of the...

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Get into Candice’s jeans

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Get into Candice’s jeans

Get into Candice’s jeans

Model cause: Funds from Candice Swanepoel’s jeans collection will go to charity

South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel has teamed up with Los Angeles denim maker Mother on a 90s street-inspired collection.
The range includes seven styles, from high-waisted to skinny jeans with slashed knees and are unmistakably reflective of the Victoria’s S...

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The new guard of SA menswear

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The new guard of SA menswear

A friend who is a fashion week ­veteran was lamenting the heat in the VIP/media/everybody lounge as sweat dripped ­unglamorously off our faces at the inaugural SA Menswear Week, which was held in Cape Town from February 5 to 7.

Held on a parking level of the V&A Waterfront, it gave the event a minimalist industrial feel and maximum heat, with...

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The best coffee in SA

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The best coffee in SA

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It is always fun to take Cape Town mountain snobs to Phuthaditjhaba in the Free State, and show them what a place with a real peak in its backyard looks like. The word awesome is overused but in Phutaditjhaba the Maloti mountains are truly awe inspiring. Spectacular sandstone cliffs soar above the malls, pot holes and Shweshwe shops of this...

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Speaking the unspeakable

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Speaking the unspeakable

Speaking the unspeakable

Pencil test 2, Ukuguqula ibatyi: Kemang Wa Lehulere in a screenshot from his video that references the degrading pencil tests that were ­conducted during apartheid to determine racial classification. If the pencil stayed in the hair, you were deemed black

Japanese artist and composer Mieko Shiomi’s Spatial Poem No 3 carried a simple instruction: Rec...

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Kathrada: ‘My comrades are coming home’

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Kathrada: ‘My comrades are coming home’

Struggle veteran and Rivonia triallist Ahmed Kathrada says he is happy to know that his “comrades” JB Marks and Moses Kotane are finally coming home.

A South African delegation has flown to Moscow in Russia to exhume and repatriate the remains of the celebrated struggle heroes.

The delegation, which left the country on Friday, consists of civil...

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Usain Bolt says he will retire after London 2017

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Usain Bolt says he will retire after London 2017

Multiple world record-holder and six-time Olympic gold medal winner Usain Bolt said he will retire after the 2017 World Championships in London.

The 28-year had previously hinted the 2016 Rio Olympics would be his last competition but sponsorship commitments dictated he will continue until 2017 where he will focus solely on the 100 metres.

“That was...

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The ten Sona memes that kept us laughing

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The ten Sona memes that kept us laughing

It may have been the most chaotic state of the nation address South Africa has ever seen, but that meant that Sona 2015 was also the most watched.
And now that South Africans have mastered the art of tweeting while watching TV, last night’s audience effectively created a big virtual lounge with their social media camaraderie.

Everyone had something...

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Gareth Cliff gets naked

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Gareth Cliff gets naked

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After Gareth Cliffs State of the Nation twitter war with Home Affairs spokesman Mayihlome Tshwete went viral yesterday the station took to the web airways not in red berets or funereal black but completely, 100% naked to launch #TheNudeShow on Sex Talk.

The show started at 10:00 am so tune in now to hear sex healer Jonti Searle and his guests Sexy...

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Somalian shop owner out on bail over murder

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Somalian shop owner out on bail over murder

A Somalian shop owner, Alodixashi Sheik Yusuf, was yesterday released on bail in the Protea Magistrates’ Court for shooting dead a Soweto teenager.

“Facts before me show you might be guilty of culpable homicide and not murder,” The New Age quoted Magistrate Herman Badenhorst as saying.

Yusuf was granted bail of R2 000 after his legal status was...

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Egypt court releases two Al Jazeera journalists

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Egypt court releases two Al Jazeera journalists

A Cairo court released two Al Jazeera journalists, Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed, after more than 400 days in jail, but did not dismiss the case against them.

Judge Hassan Farid said the next hearing would be on February 23.

Fahmy was released on 250 000 Egyptian pounds (nearly R390 000) bail, and Mohamed was released with no bail.

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Are you a thief if you keep money mistakenly paid in your account?

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Are you a thief if you keep money mistakenly paid in your account?

In this week’s newspapers, we hear of a worker who received payment in error of an amount of R500 000 into his bank account from his employer.

The employer intended to pay the worker the sum of about R5000,00 (five thousand rand) but mistakenly left out the comma resulting in the amount of R500 000 being paid into the worker’s bank account.

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Defence force rehearses for #SONA2015

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Defence force rehearses for #SONA2015

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Chiefs remain unbeaten, Pirates snatch late win

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Chiefs remain unbeaten, Pirates snatch late win

Bloemfontein Celtic put the pressure on unbeaten Premier League leaders Kaizer Chiefs in a goalless draw, while Orlando Pirates grabbed a late win against AmaZulu.

After a torrid, evenly-matched encounter at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein last night, Chiefs maintained their imposing unbeaten record that now stretches to 19 games with a...

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World Cup looms over Super Rugby competition

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World Cup looms over Super Rugby competition

The effect of Super Rugby on the World Cup is arguable but the effect of a World Cup on Super Rugby is indisputable and is likely to be felt again this year in a shortened season and in the absence of star players.

The nationality of the Super Rugby winner and the nationality of the World Cup winner have coincided only once in the histories of both...

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Kanye West rolls back diss of Beck, calls Grammys a joke

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Kanye West rolls back diss of Beck, calls Grammys a joke

Kanye West says he has nothing but respect for Beck. The Grammys? Not so much.

West paid a visit on Ryan Seacrest and his On Air radio show Wednesday to expound on his post-Grammy diss of the surprise album of the year winner.

The rapper walked up the steps at the Staples Center in Los Angeles as Beck was accepting his award on Sunday night but...

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Corrie Sanders’ killers get 30 years

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Corrie Sanders’ killers get 30 years

Three Zimbabweans who killed former world heavyweight boxing champion Corrie Sanders during an armed robbery were jailed for 43 years each today, of which they have to serve 30.

North Gauteng High Court judge Ferdi Preller sentenced Paida Fish, Chris Moyo and Samuel Mabena, all in their 20s, to 18 years’ imprisonment for murdering Sanders.

They were...

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Zille: Zuma’s time being eaten by big, blue dog of DA

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Zille: Zuma’s time being eaten by big, blue dog of DA

The Democratic Alliance will not disrupt the state of the nation address because it plans to hold President Jacob Zuma to account in court, party leader Helen Zille has said.

Addressing about 300 blue-clad supporters outside Parliament, she said Zuma’s time was being eaten up by the “big, blue dog” of the DA.

He thought he could run away from...

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Arsenal into top 4 as Balotelli sinks Spurs

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Arsenal into top 4 as Balotelli sinks Spurs

Arsenal climbed into the top four with a laboured 2-1 win over a spirited Leicester City while Liverpool continued their push up the Premier League table with a pulsating 3-2 victory at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

Mario Balotelli’s first league goal for Liverpool sealed a topsy-turvy game at Anfield that they twice led through Lazar Markovic and a S...

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Pikitup boss cleared of wrongdoing in R263m tender

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Pikitup boss cleared of wrongdoing in R263m tender

Suspended Pikitup managing director Amanda Nair has been cleared of wrongdoing relating to the awarding of a multimillion-rand tender.

“The bidding process for the tender was initiated prior to the appointment of Ms Nair as managing director of Pikitup, and was processed following normal supply chain management procedures,” City of Joburg mayoral co...

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Sundowns demolish Swallows

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Sundowns demolish Swallows

Defending Premiership champions unleashed an avalanche of attacks on Moroka Swallows to cruise to a 4-1 win.

Sundowns came out guns blazing in the first half in search of a positive start to the New Year after a lukewarm first-half of the season.

The Brazilians had a blistering passage of play that yielded four goals at the Lucas Moripe Stadium...

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Cops called to Bobbi Kristina’s home week before found in tub

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Cops called to Bobbi Kristina’s home week before found in tub

One of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s neighbours reported a domestic dispute at her address a week before she was found face-down in a bathtub.

In an emergency call made on January 23, a man who identified himself as a security guard at the gated community where Brown lives told a dispatcher that a neighbour reported a fight at Brown’s address in Georgia.

Th...

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Address the state of the nation

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Address the state of the nation

In ordinary times, the statement might have seemed strange. But these are no ordinary times in South Africa. Strangeness is the new normal.

The statement in question was an assurance from Parliament that this week’s state of the nation address (Sona) by President Jacob Zuma would not be disrupted by Eskom’s power-interruption problems.

Secretary of...

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Phosa link in call to boycott Afrikaans culture festival?

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Phosa link in call to boycott Afrikaans culture festival?

The ANC in Mpumalanga has called for the boycott of Innibos – an annual Afrikaans arts and culture festival – after a well-known artist sang the old national anthem last year.

Controversial Afrikaans singer Steve Hofmeyr caused an outcry when he sang a rendition of Die Stem at the festival in Mbombela.

Mpumalanga ANC secretary, Lucky Ndinisa, told a...

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Political party funding remains secret… for now

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Political party funding remains secret… for now

The Constitutional Court has reserved judgment in the battle to have political party funding revealed to the public.

Non-profit making organisation, My Vote Counts, approached the court seeking an order compelling parliament to enact a law compelling all political parties to reveal their sources of funding.

My Vote Counts argues that...

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Inside labour: Don’t get distracted from the nation’s state

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Inside labour: Don’t get distracted from the nation’s state

The state of the nation/the freedom of the land/Shall be judged by the vote of man.”

That’s a line from a popular freedom song of the early 1960s. It expressed the naive belief that once universal suffrage – votes for all – arrived, we, the majority of South Africans, would be free and determine the state of our nation.

It certainly hasn’t panned o...

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Worker gets R500 000 due to typo, refuses to pay back the money

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Worker gets R500 000 due to typo, refuses to pay back the money

A Free State worker has refused to return more than R500 000 accidentally paid into his bank account.

In a court application to get the money back, Michael Mochudi, managing director of Motsi Civils and Plant Hire in Welkom, said he meant to pay R5687.61 into Kathu worker Phemelo Mothupi’s Capitec account, but left a comma off by mistake, Beeld r...

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Parmalat recalls apple juice contaminated with chemicals

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Parmalat recalls apple juice contaminated with chemicals

Dairy brand Parmalat has recalled a batch of PureJoy apple juice because it was contaminated with cleaning chemicals.

“All the unsold affected products have already been recalled from our distribution system, as well as, where possible, from the stores to which it had been distributed,” Parmalat spokesperson André Mahoney was quoted as saying by The...

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Friends Friction: Ditch protocol – go back to basics

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Friends Friction: Ditch protocol – go back to basics

‘Happy birthday,” I wrote on someone’s Facebook wall. I was amazed he’d turned 34, because I’ve known him since he was a baby.

His reply was swift.

“Thank you, uncle. But the UIF is killing me.”

That’s the unemployment insurance fund – and it hurts, because it wasn’t meant to be this way.

We all want our children to succeed and get a better life than...

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Graphic – Poverty in SA

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Graphic – Poverty in SA

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Memo gives Muthambi nearly complete control of SABC

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Memo gives Muthambi nearly complete control of SABC

Communications Minister Faith Muthambi’s battle with the divided SABC board has taken a dramatic turn with the emergence of a document allowing her almost complete control over its decisions.

On September 14 last year, Muthambi signed an amended version of the SABC’s Memorandum of Incorporation, which allows her the power to:

» Veto the board’s p...

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Police: Evidence links Krejčíř to many crimes

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Police: Evidence links Krejčíř to many crimes

Czech fugitive and murder accused Radovan Krejčíř was allegedly involved in a raft of crimes and substantial evidence has been collected against him.

“Indeed we unearthed a lot of evidence that we will be able to place before the court which will indicate that Krejčíř and many of his co-accused … were involved in many criminal activities,” a p...

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Kanye West almost pulls another Kanye

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Kanye West almost pulls another Kanye

Los Angeles – Kanye West almost pulled another Kanye at the Grammy Awards, and once again it involved Beyoncé.

West briefly popped up on stage as Beck accepted the album of the year award yesterday for Morning Phase, beating out expected victor Beyoncé.

West smiled and quickly jumped down, but not before getting guffaws from Beyoncé and Jay Z.

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How to maximise your retirement savings

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How to maximise your retirement savings

Nonhlanhla Zaba, a financial planner at Liberty, says instead of suddenly panicking and rushing around to put extra money into your retirement savings, you can put in additional funds at any point during the tax year.

“For example, you could have topped up your retirement savings in December or January using your annual bonus. There is no reason to...

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Telecoms industry likely to haemorrhage more jobs

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Telecoms industry likely to haemorrhage more jobs

More than 700 jobs were lost in the telecommunications industry in 2014 – and it appears 2015 will see more of the same.

Telkom, MTN and Cell C all shed staff last year as the highly competitive environment continues to eat away at jobs. Of the big guns, only Vodacom says it hasn’t retrenched any staff yet.

Telkom seems headed for the biggest cut – i...

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Hell ride to school

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Hell ride to school

Ten pupils have died and at least 61 have been injured on the country’s roads since the start of the school year three weeks ago. Lubabalo Ngcukana joined a group of 22 pupils on their way to class

A treacherous trip on the back of a bakkie each morning is the only way many South African children can get an education.

This is certainly true for 23...

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The antidote to pale males

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The antidote to pale males

Ava DuVernay’s excellent Martin Luther King Jr biopic, Selma, picked up a best picture nomination for this year’s Oscars, but she was snubbed when the best director nods were announced.

Soon after, #OscarSoWhite started trending on Twitter.

After 12 Years a Slave did well last year, the Oscars are their usual shade of lily-white again. And with...

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To lace up, or not to lace up?

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To lace up, or not to lace up?

To lace up, or not to lace up?

Waist training involves wearing a belt made from thick latex, cotton lining and sometimes boning around your waist and stomach, in what is in essence a corset to supposedly strengthen your core, build abs and lose weight.

It is said to work by forcing a more upright posture, which works your core muscles. It is advised users wear the trainer while...

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Yes! Yes! Yes! Consent and sex

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Yes! Yes! Yes! Consent and sex

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It’s important to be certain that the person you are having sex with consents to it. Not only can sex without consent do immense psychological damage to the victim, it is against the law.

There’s a misconception that if someone doesn’t say no or show physical signs of fighting off the other person, consent has been given.

Many women sometimes...

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Central bank takes fight to Shuttleworth

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Central bank takes fight to Shuttleworth

The SA Reserve Bank can’t be forced to pay back expat billionaire Mark Shuttleworth his R250 million “exit charge” – because, the central bank claims, it never took it.

The bank has filed arguments in the Constitutional Court in its bid to overturn Shuttleworth’s Supreme Court of Appeal victory against it last year.

The case relates to the 10% “exit...

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Mining plan sent to the dump

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Mining plan sent to the dump

It is the last major proposal for state intervention in mining to come out of South Africa’s heated nationalisation debate – but the notion of “strategic minerals” seems headed for the garbage heap.

The proposal was already significantly diluted in a last-minute compromise with the Chamber of Mines early last year.

If even this watered-down version...

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TV’s most awkward dating show

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TV’s most awkward dating show

Mzansi Magic has become the love doctor of local TV due to the sheer number of reality dating shows on its schedule.

The channel’s newest, Love Back, hosted by Thomas Gumede, sees the comedian and actor use his schoolboy energy and charm to play cupid for estranged lovers.

But it is the way the show goes about getting the unsuspecting partner on...

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