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2 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Biko Walls of Memory - A Multi Living Hip Hop Human Being

Hip Hop Film artist Vuyisa "Breeze" Yoko, aka "Khasi" who directed this piece called "Biko's Children", said in the opening of this film, if Biko were alive he would be a Hip Hop Head. THIRTY-SEVEN YEARS after his death, Steve Bantu Biko has come to life, on the walls of black communities throughout South Africa... Graffiti writers are grafting Biko's image on rough, often neglected surfaces, forcing people to remember the man and his legacy in a whole new way.

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10 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Empty fuel truck found after hijacking

A truck transporting 35 000 litres of petrol was hijacked on Impala Road in Protea Glen, Soweto, on Tuesday and was later found abandoned without its more than R400 000 cargo. The hijacking took place in the early hours.

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11 hrs ago | News24

.com | DA & EFF Stand Together

About bloody time! The DA, EFF and smaller parties were real opposition when they acted together by walking out of South Africa's Parliament yesterday. The source of conflict was Speaker Baleka Mbete.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

AllAfrica.com

South Africa: The New Radicals By Glenn Moss - a Generational Memoir of 1970s South Africa

This book brought me up with a jolt; it was hard to read at times. Not because it is badly written, quite the reverse.

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Iol.co.za

Petrol worth R40K stolen from truck

A truck transporting 35 000 litres of petrol was hijacked in Johannesburg in the early hours of Tuesday morning - and found empty in Protea Glen a few hours later, Soweto police said. "They forced him to stop when he was on the freeway and they dropped him off in Brakpan," said Makhubela.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Iol.co.za

Axed soap stars want to return: report

A man cycles past a billboard in Soweto featuring Sophie Ndaba, who plays Queen Moroka on 'Generations' on August 20, 2014. Photo: Themba Hadebe The 16 Generations actors who were fired after embarking on a two-week strike, have seemingly surrendered in their battle against the show's bosses.

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Iol.co.za

Soweto residents voice e-toll views

Residents of Soweto were given a chance on Monday to voice their views on e-tolls as well as the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project. Dozens of Soweto residents, mostly clad in blue Democratic Alliance T-shirts, filled the Orlando Community Hall where an advisory panel on the socio-economic impact on the tolls was discussed.

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Switched

An Easy 10-Step Guide to Organising an Instameet

Instagram has just announced their official Tenth World Wide Instameet on their blog . This announcement encourages Instagrammers all over the world to meet in their cities over the weekend of the 4-5 October 2014! Here's a short film that was made during the 9th World Wide Instameet in South Africa that was hosted in Soweto, Johannesburg.

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Leigh Journal

A Lowton school has received an award for its work to bring the international into its classrooms.

The award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. St Catherines maintains a very successful partnership with Hitekani Primary School in Soweto, South Africa and staff from both schools have made reciprocal visits and shared their experiences back in both school.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Times of Israel

Israel's founding a 'crime against humanity,' says South Africa's ANC

A man walks past an election poster of Jacob Zuma's African National Congress party in the Soweto township of Johannesburg, South Africa Friday, May 9, 2014. South Africa's ruling party condemned Israel as a nation founded on the basis of apartheid, and branded the establishment of the state a crime against humanity.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The New Zealand Herald

Kerre McIvor: Pistorius judge delivers justice

When Judge Thokozile Masipa found Oscar Pistorius not guilty of the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, I thought we were going to see another OJ -- another famous sportsman who would get away with murder. But I should never have doubted the judge.

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Reuters

Reaction in Soweto to Pistorius verdict

Oscar Pistorius' guilty verdict for culpable homicide, not intentional murder, has sparked some anger in South Africa where some residents of Soweto say the track star got preferential treatment. Mana Rabiee reports.

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Iol.co.za

JMPD officer and boyfriend found dead

A female Johannesburg metro police officer and her boyfriend were found dead at their house in Meadowlands, Soweto, a JMPD spokesman said. "Fellow officers arrived at her house in Extension 9 Meadowlands and found her boyfriend dead on the kitchen floor with the officer's service pistol next to him," spokesman Wayne Minnaar said.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Iol.co.za

More arrests as cops hunt mall robbers

Three men were arrested in Tembisa, north east of Johannesburg, on Friday in connection with the recent spate of mall robberies in Gauteng, the Hawks said. On Tuesday, Gauteng police commissioner Lt-Gen Lesetja Mothiba said malls in the province had been robbed 11 times in the past month.

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Iol.co.za

Nurse accused of stabbing colleague

Carrying her belongings in both hands, the nurse from Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital was making her first appearance at the Orlando Magistrate's Court in Soweto. The accused, Noxolo Patricia Mbangatha, spent Wednesday night at Diepkloof police station after she had allegedly stabbed a male nurse colleague while they were on duty.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Straits Times

Oscar Pistorius verdict: All you need to know about the 'trial of the century'

South African Paralympian athlete Oscar Pistorius attends the closing arguments in his murder trial at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa on Aug 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP South African paralympian Oscar Pistorius' tie is adjusted by his uncle Arnold during his murder trial at the High Court in Pretoria, on July 3, 2014.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

People's Daily Online

China's support - timely' in South Africa

Student representatives express gratitude for the support from the Chinese embassy and company in South Africa at the graduation ceremony of the training program. "My biggest wish is to see, during my life time, my grandson master a skill that enables him to provide for himself."

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LBC 97.3

M'Lady: The Trial Judge Who Rose From Nothing

The fate of Oscar Pistorius lies in the palm of one Thokozile Masipa, a woman who grew up in poverty but rose to become only the second black female to be appointed a judge in South Africa. From day one of the trial, the irony of this elderly black woman standing in judgement over a rich, privileged young white man cannot have been lost in a country with a racial history like South Africa.

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Tue Sep 09, 2014

Star-Telegram.com

Judge to give verdict in Pistorius trial

The judge in the Oscar Pistorius murder trial was taciturn through months of court proceedings that caught the attention of the world. On Thursday, however, she'll deliver a judgment that brings her to the forefront.

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The Washington Post

Judge to give verdict in Pistorius trial

File: In this Friday, May 9, 2014 file photo Judge Thokozile Masipa, to right of door in red cape, and her advocates examine the bullet-riddled toilet door up close during expert forensics evidence being given at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial in in Pretoria, South Africa. Judge Masipa is expected to announce her verdict after summing up Thursday and Friday in Pistorius' murder trail after scrutinizing evidence given by 37 witnesses in a court transcript running to thousands of pages in a drama that has played out over six months.

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