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Amplats Q2 production hikes 5% despite challenges

JOHANNESBURG, July 20 – Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) reported on Thursday a five percent total platinum production increase to 617,000 ounces in the second quarter ending 30 June, with strong performances from Mogalakwena, Amandelbult and Unki mines. Amplats said Mogalakwena production increased by 15 percent to 113,900 ounces due to a strong increase in built-up head grade. Amandelbult production […]

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TAC distances itself from disruption of health minister’s speech

JOHANNESBURG, July 20 – The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) has distanced itself from the people who disrupted Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s speech on Wednesday during the funeral of HIV and gender activist, Prudence Mabele. A group of about 20 HIV activists twice disrupted Motsoaledi during his speech by breaking into song. They later walked out when deputy […]

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Deal reached to restart cancer machines, says KZN Health Department

DURBAN, July 20 – A deal has been reached between the KwaZulu-Natal health department and radiation oncology treatments and software maker Varian Medical Systems to restart two of the province’s cancer radiotherapy machines. On Wednesday, the department said KwaZulu-Natal health MEC Sibongiseni Dhlomo had met with Jean-Luc Devleeschauwer president of Varian’s Oncology Systems business in Europe, the Middle East, India and […]

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Biker killed in Fourways crash

JOHANNESBURG, July 20 – A 34-year-old motorbike rider died after a collision with a car near the intersection of William Nicol and Witkoppen roads in Fourways. ER24 Spokesperson Werner Vermaak said after the crash late on Wednesday night paramedics performed CPR on the rider for some time. “Despite their efforts, the rider sadly succumbed to his […]

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Joburg court postpones case of man who allegedly killed mother of his 2 children

JOHANNESBURG July 19 – The Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday postponed the case of man who allegedly killed the mother of his two children, stating that he was still on the waiting list to be admitted for psychiatric evaluation. Sibongiseni Patrick Zondi is accused of stabbing Nonhle Chairmane Mbonambi 20 times at the Summit club in Hillbrow […]

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Prudence Mabele was a fearless fighter and passionate activist, says Ramaphosa

JOHANNESBURG, July 19 – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday hailed HIV and gender activist Prudence Mabele as a fearless fighter and a passionate activist, saying that she had set an example for others to follow. “Prudence was a modern-day iteration of the fearlessness, steadfast conviction and selfless activism that drove Sophie de Bruyn, Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, […]