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Child, 3, dies in Knysna, total death toll in WCape due to extreme weather now 9

CAPE TOWN, June 8  – The death toll from the severe weather conditions in the Western Cape reached nine on Thursday, the provincial government said. “Unfortunately we need to announce there’s another fatality, we just received the news that we found a three-year-old body, bringing the total fatalities to nine since the disaster started,” Local […]

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Zuma has failed, must go – NUM

PRETORIA, June 8– The African National Congress-aligned National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) on Thursday called on President Jacob Zuma to step down and to be replaced by his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa. In his opening remarks at the two-day NUM central executive committee meeting underway in Tshwane, union President Piet Matosa said South Africa needed “sober […]

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Zimbabwe bus crash claims 43 lives

HARARE, June 8 ‑ Forty three people died and 24 others were injured when the driver of a Zimbabwe-registered bus lost control of the vehicle before it veered of the road and rammed into a tree, authorities confirmed on Thursday. National police spokesperson, Senior Assistant Commissioner Charity Charamba, said the accident, which involved a King […]

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Banking Association welcomes Mogajane’s appointment as Treasury DG

JOHANNESBURG, June 8 – The Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) has welcomed the appointment of Dondo Mogajane as National Treasury’s new director general, saying that it was a step in the right direction that would boost investor confidence. National Treasury announced Mogajane on Wednesday as its new director-general after Cabinet confirmed his appointment. In a […]