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  1. .com | Raped for initiation in sex denRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | News24

    An initiation school in Mpumalanga was used as a sex den where 21 girls aged between nine and 17 were repeatedly raped and physically abused, the Nelspruit circuit of the High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday. One of the 21 girls testified against Johan Jabulani Mlombo, 48 and his wife, Sister Mapalase Khoza, 41, both from Masoyi near Hazyview, a Sapa correspondent reported.

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  2. .com | 2 000 fight Cape firesRead the original story w/Photo

    17 min ago | News24

    More than 2 000 people are helping to quell the fire in Muizenberg that broke out over the weekend, the environmental affairs department said on Wednesday. This figure included 150 members of the department's Working on Fire programme, department spokesperson Zolile Nqayi said in a statement.

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  3. South African fires disrupt world's largest cycle raceRead the original story

    39 min ago | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    South Africa's Cycle Tour, the largest bicycle race in the world, will be shortened this year by road closures after fires swept across Cape Town's Table Mountain, race officials said on Wednesday. A number of roads associated with the scenic but tough 109- kilometer route remain closed to traffic since the fires started on Sunday and will be out of bounds for cyclists.

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  4. BDS activists interrupt Palestinian speaker in South AfricaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Times of Israel

    A lecture by Palestinian human rights activist Bassem Eid at the University of Johannesburg was discontinued Wednesday after students barged into the venue and interrupted the speaker, calling him "a liar and a sell-out," according to witnesses at the scene. The protesters were said to be associated with the BDS movement in South Africa, which urges boycotts, divestment and sanctions against the Jewish state as a means to end Israeli control of the West Bank.

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  5. Mbeki to African leaders: Invest in ICT infrastructure to solve local challengesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Vanguard

    By Emeka Aginam, in Barcelona, Spain Former South African President, Thabo Mbeki has urged African governments to invest more in Information Technology Infrastructure to resolve toughest problems like health, governance, education, traffic, among others currently facing the continent. This is even as the GSM Association has estimated that there are more than half a billion mobile connections on the African continent.

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  6. .com | What Opposition, Government Must LearnRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News24

    In the State of the Nation Address President Zuma blamed the global downturn and the World Banks downward forecast of global growth on South Africa's inability to reach its target. An incompetent government should not try to pull the wool over our eyes.

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  7. .com | Suspended EFF MPs approach courtRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News24

    Four suspended Economic Freedom Fighters MPs on Wednesday lodged an application in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg asking it to nullify the outcome of the party's first elective congress. "In the application to the high court, the members allege numerous instances of violation of the constitution of the party as well as the rules and guidelines governing the process of election of leadership," they said in a statement.

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  8. .com | Mahlobo not to blame for minions jammingRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News24

    Security Minister David Mahlobo on Wednesday brushed aside an opposition call to resign over the jamming of the cellphone signal during the State of the Nation address, saying he could not be held responsible for an operational error. Mahlobo told the National Assembly that since he had not ordered the signal blocking a question from Democratic Alliance intelligence spokesperson on whether he was prepared to quit was therefore "irrelevant".

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  9. South Africa interested in bidding for 2023 Rugby World CupRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

    ... it needed approval for a bid from the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, and government. South Africa has failed with bids to host three straight World Cups, losing out most recently to Japan for the 2019 tournament, the first ...

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  10. Soni wanted love rival doc out of KZNRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Pietermaritzburg businessman Ravijee Soni, 37, wanted his former friend Dr Bhavish Sewran out of KwaZulu-Natal, as he suspected Sewran of having an affair with his wife, the Pietermaritzburg High Court heard on Wednesday. He allegedly used a police officer's need for money to feed his drug addiction to devise schemes to harass him, and allegedly laid false charges which caused Sewran to appear in court.

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  11. Over 2 000 people fight Cape fireRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    More than 2 000 people are helping to quell the fire in Muizenberg that broke out over the weekend, the environmental affairs department said on Wednesday. This figure included 150 members of the department's Working on Fire programme, department spokesman Zolile Nqayi said in a statement.

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  12. Initiation school a 'rape den'Read the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    An initiation school in Mpumalanga was used as a sex den where 21 girls aged between nine and 17 were repeatedly raped and physically abused, the Nelspruit circuit of the High Court in Pretoria heard on Wednesday. One of the 21 girls testified against Johan Jabulani Mlombo, 48 and his wife, Sister Mapalase Khoza, 41, both from Masoyi near Hazyview, a Sapa correspondent reported.

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  13. Malvern man fights South African firesRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Malvern Gazette

    Charlie Wright, whose parents still live in West Malvern, is one of hundreds of volunteers called out to stop the flames, which are being driven by "excessively high winds" and are encroaching on local properties. Mr Wright has been involved in teams felling trees and scrub to create fire-breaks on Chapman's Peak above his own family home, in Noordhoek.

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  14. A deadly month on SA's roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Over 650 people died on South Africa's roads in February, the Road Traffic Management Corporation said on Wednesday. According to a preliminary report the deaths were from 578 crashes recorded between February 1 and 27, it said in the statement.

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  15. One dead in head-on crashRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    A driver was killed and two people were seriously injured in a head-on collision on the M7 West near Bellville, Cape Town, on Wednesday afternoon, paramedics said. "Paramedics quickly assessed the scene and found that one of the drivers had suffered severe injuries and had passed away before paramedics arrived," Rescue Care spokesman Garrith Jamieson said.

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  16. The Killen Group, selected as the new manager of the Nedgroup Investments Global Cautious FundRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Business Wire

    ... and separate accounts. www.thekillengroup.com Nedgroup Investments, a division of Nedbank Group Ltd, is one of South Africa's leading investment management companies with offices in Cape Town, Isle of Man and London. www.nedgroupinvestments.com

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  17. Wildfire illuminates night sky over Cape TownRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Mashable

    Hundreds of people have been forced to evacuate their homes in the South African city of Cape Town, as a wildfire burning for four days continued to threaten homes on Wednesday. Around 500 people have been temporarily displaced by the blaze that began on Sunday, and has raged on despite rain and ceaseless work by firefighters.

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  18. George Coetzee looks to lead home challenge at Africa OpenRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    ... just that after winning the Joburg Open on Sunday, the 27-year-old claiming his second European Tour title in South Africa in the space of eight weeks. "I think if I did I'd become one of the most hated people down here, so I'm not sure if I want to ...

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  19. Muslim marriage dispute lands in courtRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    ... have remained or have become parties to Muslim marriages, which are not recognised as valid marriages in South Africa. The views expressed by the courts have been pre-democratic era judgments." The Trust is also seeking that the Divorce Act be ...

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  20. Cape Town wildfires rage through the top South African tourist havenRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Daily Mail

    ... The race is described as the 'largest timed cycling event in the world', and has drawn 35,000 entrants from South Africa and around the world this year. Western Cape Premier Helen Zille said she was confident the fire would be out in time for the ...

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