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Sentencing proceedings postponed again in case against rapist model agency boss

JOHANNESBURG, October 5 – Kempton Park model agency boss Dawie De Villiers made a request on Thursday in the Johannesburg High Court to remain a free man until 2018. “We’d like to be granted a postponement to 22 January 2018 due to the probation officer being diagnosed with breast cancer,” Advocate Riaan Greyling told Judge Namavidi during a […]

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Transnet upgrades fuel pipeline from Durban to Johannesburg

JOHANNESBURG, October 5 – Transnet’s has commissioned its upgraded 55km multi-products pipeline, which will enable it to move four petroleum products from Durban to Johannesburg. When the 24-inch trunk-line was first commissioned in 2012 it transported only diesel. Transnet said the upgrade means the pipeline will now be able to transport an additional two grades of petrol, Unleaded […]

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AB InBev completes $3.15bln transition Coca-Cola Beverages Africa transition

JOHANNESBURG, October 5 – The world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) on Thursday announced that it has completed the transition of its 54.5 percent equity stake in Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) for U.S.$3.15 billion after customary adjustments. This comes after AB InBev last year acquired SABMiller for U.S.$104 billion and reached an agreement to […]

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Suspended Home Affairs Apleni’s matter to be heard in two weeks

 PRETORIA, October 5 – The North Gauteng High Court on Thursday said the “complex” matter in which Director General of Home Affairs, Mkuseli Apleni, is challenging his suspension, will now be heard in two weeks time.  The long-serving director general turned to the courts after Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize placed him on precautionary suspension […]

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Six top African artist go head to head at 2017 MTV EMAs

JOHANNESBURG, October 4 – International music channel MTV announced on Wednesday, that six top African acts had been nominated for the 2017 MTV EMAs, which will air in London in two weeks. “The 2017 MTV EMAs feature some of the globe’s most talented entertainers, the annual awards celebration is watched by millions worldwide and provides the perfect […]

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PE police arrest #NMU rape suspect

PORT ELIZABETH, October 4 – Port Elizabeth police in the Eastern Cape arrested a wanted suspect on Wednesday afternoon, for the rape and robbery of two students at Nelson Mandela University. The arrest comes two days into protest action where students are demanding heightened security at all NMU campuses. On Monday night, a 25-year-old student […]