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2 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Tax on sugar sweetened drinks may reduce obesity in South Africans

A suggested tax on sugar sweetened beverages has been given more credence in a research paper by academics from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Drunk driver guilty of toddler's death

Tears streamed down the face of Amanzimtoti mom Suzette Ratcliffe as pensioner Robert Gilmore was found to have caused the accident in which her 3-year-old son was killed.

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6 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Durban teacher held for child porn

A prominent Durban drama teacher who has taught at a string of top KwaZulu-Natal high schools - and directed or performed in numerous drama productions - has been arrested for sexual abuse and possession of child pornography.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Parliament to Set Up New Nkandla Committee

The National Assembly on Tuesday resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to consider President Jacob Zuma's response to the Nkandla controversy amid protest from the DA that its mandate is too narrow.

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Related Topix: Africa, World News, Democratic Alliance (South Africa), African National Congress (South Africa)

Yahoo!

Ebola fears slowing tourist flow to Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is putting off thousands of tourists who had planned trips to Africa this year, especially Asians, including to destinations thousands of miles from the nearest infected community such as Kenya and South Africa.

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Related Topix: World News, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Health, H1N1 Influenza / Swine Flu

Iol.co.za

Third man escaped during court shooting

A third man escaped from custody when two awaiting-trial prisoners opened fire in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court, Gauteng police said on Wednesday.

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WNEM-TV Saginaw

South Africa: Soap opera cast is fired

"Generations," a hugely popular soap opera in South Africa, first aired in 1993, a year before the nation's first all-race elections ended apartheid.

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AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Charges Dropped Against Marikana Miners

Charges against 279 miners who were arrested during the August 2012 unrest at Lonmin's platinum mine in Marikana were dropped in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court, north of Pretoria, on Wednesday.

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Iol.co.za

Suspected dog smugglers granted bail

Two Angolan men suspected of smuggling dogs were released on bail of R5 000 each by the Springbok Magistrate's Court, Northern Cape police said on Tuesday.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Iol.co.za

Man held after woman stabbed 50 times

A man was arrested in Pietermaritzburg on Tuesday in connection with the stabbing of a woman in Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng police said.

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Bizcommunity

Katlego Maboe joins Ice Bucket Challenge in South Africa

Katlego Maboe, the Expresso Morning Show presenter, has joined the wave of celebrities, including President Barack Obama, in the Ice Bucket Challenge, the latest viral campaign to promote awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis , also known as motor neuron disease.

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The Raw Story

Racial violence in Ferguson reminiscent of apartheid, UN rights chief says

Clashes between police and protesters in the U.S. town of Ferguson are reminiscent of the racial violence spawned by apartheid in her native South Africa, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday.

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ContactMusic.com

Filming Of Next 'Resident Evil' Movie Postponed Due To Milla Jovovich's Pregnancy

The filming of the sixth instalment of the Resident Evil film franchise has been postponed due to Milla Jovovich's pregnancy.

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Cybercast News Service

Pistorius brother out of ICU after car crash

Oscar Pistorius' brother is recovering and has been discharged from a hospital intensive care unit after suffering internal injuries in a car crash and going into respiratory failure, a spokeswoman for the Pistorius family said Tuesday.

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Iol.co.za

Lawyer 'traumatised' after court shooting

An attorney who witnessed the shooting of a policeman and an orderly at the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Tuesday said she was traumatised by the ordeal.

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Ilkley Gazette

Volunteers from Horsforth School help Aids orphans in South Africa

Handprints from Horsforth and thousands of pounds have been taken to South Africa by a group who have travelled out to help Aids orphans.

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ABC News

South Africa Repatriates Journalist's Remains

South Africa is repatriating the remains of a black anti-apartheid journalist who died in the United States in 1965 and was buried there until his recent exhumation.

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Iol.co.za

Group objects to nudist beach

Now the Hibiscus Coast Municipality on the South Coast is mulling over the idea of a nudist beach.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Straits Times

South African drama Mies Julie sizzles with erotic heat

See the ragged, beating heart of South Africa ripped out and laid bare on stage in Mies Julie, a blazing modern adaptation of Swedish playwright August Strindberg's 19th-century classic.

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Iol.co.za

Six held for Evaton shooting

Six men were arrested on Monday for allegedly shooting dead four men and injuring four others in Evaton, south of Johannesburg, Gauteng police said.

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