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  1. .com | At least six killed in Free State, Gauteng accidentsRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | News24

    At least six people, including a five-month-old girl, died and 12 were injured in accidents in Gauteng and the Free State, paramedics said on Sunday. ER24 spokesperson Russel Meiring said the infant and two adults were killed when their bakkie overturned near Ficksburg on Saturday night.

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  2. Stormers take SA top spotRead the original story w/Photo

    8 hrs ago | RuggaWorld

    There was a lot of movement in the South African Conference after Round 15 of Vodacom Super Rugby this weekend, with the DHL Stormers going top and the Emirates Lions surpassing the Vodacom Bulls into second spot. The Vodacom Bulls started well against the Chiefs in Rotorua on Friday morning and led 15-3 after 20 minutes, but were left behind when the Kiwis stepped up a gear.

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  3. Super-charged Lions tame CheetahsRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Lions boss Johan Ackermann has been seeking an 80-minute performance from his players all season and they finally delivered in emphatic fashion in Bloemfontein last night. It might have come against a team shorn of many of their best players and possibly somewhat out of sorts following the resignation of their coach, but it remained a stunning showing by Ackermann's men.

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  4. Shakes beefs up Bafana for Zebra battleRead the original story w/Photo

    12 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    It's been a tense fortnight for Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, pictured , with injuries to players hindering his preparations for the Cosafa Cup tournament in the North West. Mashaba was forced to make three changes to his squad following injuries to Polokwane City duo, Cole Alexander and Puleng Tlolane, as well as SuperSport United youngster Athenkosi Dlala.

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  5. Waratahs Latu and Skelton citedRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | West Australian

    NSW Waratahs forwards Tolu Latu and Will Skelton and one of their potential Super Rugby opponents next week, have all been hit with alleged foul play citings after being involved in lifting tackles. Hooker Latu and lock Skelton were both cited for their involvement in a tackle on Crusaders lock Sam Whitelock in the 17th minute of Saturday's match at ANZ Stadium.

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  6. Jacques Potgieter offers new Waratahs enforcer Will Skelton some adviceRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | The Age

    Departing Waratahs enforcer Jacques Potgieter says Will Skelton is ready to step up as an abrasive pack leader but warned the young second rower to use his giant frame judiciously. Skelton is facing a dangerous play charge for his part in a lifting tackle on the Crusaders' Sam Whitelock on Saturday, and was the subject of heavy scrutiny for a number of other incidents in the Waratahs' 32-22 victory.

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  7. Lions roar against Cheetahs, keep Super Rugby play-off hopes aliveRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | ABC News

    The Lions have roared to a comfortable 40-17 away triumph over fellow South African Super Rugby franchise the Cheetahs at the Free State Stadium. Cheetahs: B Prinsloo 2 tries; C van Wyk 2/2 cons; F Brummer 1/1 pens Lions: J Kriel, L Mapoe, C Skosan, F de Klerk tries; E Jantjies 4/4 cons, 4/4 pens The win on Sunday morning pushed the Lions to 36 points and kept their hopes of an end-of-season play-off berth intact.

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  8. Lions spoil last home game for Cheetahs coachRead the original story

    Yesterday | Yahoo!

    Golden Lions spoilt the final Super 15 home match of Central Cheetahs coach Naka Drotske with a bonus-point 40-17 South African derby triumph Saturday in Bloemfontein. A four-try victory at Free State Stadium kept alive the play-off hopes of a Johannesburg outfit who have exceeded expectations this season in the southern hemisphere inter-provincial championship.

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  9. South Africa: Calling for a Radical Shift - Keep Afrikaans But ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | AllAfrica.com

    The University of Free State has been running a No-to-Racism Campaign. The campus communities are encouraged to take a stand against all forms of intolerance.

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  10. South Africa: Plastic HistoriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | AllAfrica.com

    In 2014 the statues of Presidents MT Steyn and CR Swart, which preside over the central square of the University of the Free State's Bloemfontein campus where the Vice-Chancellor and the University's top management sit, were shrink-wrapped in bright, fluorescent pink. This was part of an experimental public art project commissioned by the University and the Vrystaat Art Festival.

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  11. De Beers to Sell Last Producing Assets in KimberleyRead the original story

    Friday | Resource Investing News

    The Financial Times reported that De Beers is planning to sell its last producing assets in Kimberley, South Africa. The company's plan is to focus on "much larger mines across southern Africa."

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  12. .com | Groenpunt prison break: 5 inmates re-arrestedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | News24

    Five of the seven Groenpunt prison inmates who escaped two days ago have been nabbed, the Department of Correctional Services said on Friday. "Four of the inmates, Zandile Elvis Nkhabu, Teko Mphuthi, Kwazi Nkosi Ndlovu and Tshediso Benjamin Mokoena, were arrested this [Friday] morning in Deneysville in the Free State and one, Majafe Celso Romao, was arrested yesterday [Thursday] on the way to Sasolburg," department spokesperson Logan Maistry said in a statement.

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  13. Cop in court for fraudRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Iol.co.za

    A police constable, arrested for fraud after unlawfully demanding payment to release a vehicle from police holding, appeared in the Ladybrand Magistrate's Court in the Free State on Thursday. Provincial police spokesperson Constable Peter Kereli said Constable Rethabile Motete, 31, was released on a R1 000 bail.

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  14. Fuel cell technology could power SA IncRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mail & Guardian

    The Chamber of Mines has installed a platinum fuel cell generator, a technology that, like solar and wind, could get a huge boost from economies of scale. The Chamber of Mines in central Johannesburg has power even when load-shedding brings the rest of the country, including the chamber's own members, to its knees.

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  15. Rugby: Cats with contrasting fortunesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | Mail & Guardian

    Two years ago the Cheetahs were the good-news team of South African rugby. They made the Super Rugby playoffs for the first time in the history of the franchise and played scintillating rugby along the way.

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  16. South African president apologizes to MozambiqueRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    California farmers who hold rights to water that date as far back as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the... California farmers who hold rights to water that date as far back as the Gold Rush are bracing for their first state-ordered conservation in decades, as a record drought prompts some of the deepest cuts yet in the... When gunfire erupted outside a Texas restaurant, most of the leather-clad motorcycle riders watching the confrontation immediately ran away from the shooting.

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  17. 'Liewe Heksie' on |stage set to bewitchRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Iol.co.za

    DID YOU know that in addition to voicing Koning Rosekrans, Riaan Cruywagen also provided the voice for the two sprites, Kerrie and Borrie? Margiet Meyer-Rodenbeck discovered that when she had to call up the SABC to talk to them about Liewe Heksie as she is mounting a pantomime titled Liewe Heksie: Flower Power. Doing research for the Afrikaans pantomime commissioned by KKNK , she also discovered that Mimi Coertser provided the voice of the fairy queen back in the day, so casting Zanne Stapelberg as that character in her show made sense.

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  18. Swallows relying on ageing bird of preyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | Iol.co.za

    If Swallows are to survive the drop, Siyabonga Nomvethe will have to come out firing against Black Leopards. Photo by Phillip Maeta/Gallo Images When he secured Moroka Swallows a stay of execution with yet another goal that delivered a crucial three points in their season-ending match - a 1-0 victory over Bloemfontein Celtic - Siyabonga Nomvethe was doing something that comes naturally.

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  19. Century milestone looms for Ben SmithRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | The Age

    All Black Ben Smith will be seeking to help the Highlanders overcome a major Super Rugby hoodoo and celebrate a personal milestone when they play the Western Force in Perth on Saturday. If selected, Smith will join Anton Oliver, Tony Brown and Jimmy Cowan among those who have played 100 games for the franchise.

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  20. Stormers seek Senatla 'X-factor'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday May 19 | Iol.co.za

    Will Seabelo Senatla be running onto the green grass of Newlands in the blue and white of the Stormers against the Rebels? Apparently, that could be entirely up the flying winger himself if the Stormers coach Allister Coetzee's comments are anything to go by. Senatla was due to arrive back in Cape Town after the conclusion of the Sevens World Series.

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