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Book detailing Mandela’s last days pulled off shelves

JOHANNESBURG, July 24  – The sale of a book detailing Nelson Mandela’s last days has been halted and copies taken off book store shelves, publishers Penguin Random House said on Monday. The publishers said they withdrew the book, titled ‘Mandela’s Last Years’, out of respect for the statesman’s family. ”Penguin Random House South Africa (PRHSA) accepted Mandela’s […]

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Mamoepa knew how to bring clear, simple message to public – Makhura

PRETORIA, July 24 – Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Monday described the late anti-apartheid activist Ronnie Mamoepa, who served as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa’s spokesman, as a distinguished civil servant and a model commumicator. “He is particularly remembered for his contribution to communicating a very clear and simple message that resonates with ordinary citizens, about the work […]

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Political parties upbeat ahead of by-election in Pietermaritzburg ward

PIETERMARITZBURG, July 24  – Political parties have moved to full swing in garnering votes for the upcoming by-election in ward 32 in Msunduzi Municipality (Pietermaritzburg) scheduled for August 2. On Sunday, political parties descended at Jika Joe informal settlement, urging locals to vote for them. The informal settlement has a high concentration of voters and is seen […]

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TMPD officer on the run after allegedly killing girlfriend

JOHANNESBURG, July 24  – A member of the Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department (TMPD) is on the run after allegedly killing his girlfriend when he found her with her ex-boyfriend, police said on Monday.   TMPD spokesperson, Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, said the incident occurred  while the officer was off-duty in Boikhutshong, near Brits.   “Wednesday night, 19 July 2017, […]

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Men convicted and sentenced to 25 years for murder by KZN court

DURBAN, July 24  – The Mtunzini High Court in KwaZulu-Natal has convicted and sentenced two men to 25 years imprisonment for murder, police said on Monday. Police spokesperson, Colonel Thembeka Mbhele, said Malusi Mdlalose, 28, and Bonginkosi Ngobese, 49, were convicted and sentenced for the kidnapping and murder of Maxwell Thandanani Skhakhane ,56. “Mdlalose was sentenced to 25 […]

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SA to probe data costs as a hindrance to small business – Gigaba

PRETORIA, July 24  – Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba on Monday said the South African government want ED to probe the cost of data and its limitations to doing business in the country, particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises. “We believe that further reforms in the telecommunications sector would be supportive of entrepreneurs and small businesses through reduction […]

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Eight die on Western Cape roads

CAPE TOWN, JULY 24 – Eight people died during the weekend in road crashes the Western Cape Provincial Traffic Services said on Monday The fatalities included three drivers, four pedestrians, and one passenger. During the same period as many as 32 motorists were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. “12 motorists were arrested […]