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Airlink to challenge Competition Commission’s decision against Safair merger

JOHANNESBURG, February 23 – South African independent airline companies, Airlink and Safair, said on Friday that they were disappointed to learn from the Competition Commission that it had declined to approve the proposed Airlink acquisition of Safair. In November, the companies filed an application at the Competition Commission for approval to merge under the umbrella of […]

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MPs worried about fate of Optimum miners

PARLIAMENT, February – Parliament’s portfolio committee on mineral resources on Friday urged government to intervene to ensure that workers at the Optimum coal mine are paid, adding that the owners should not be allowed to walk away unscathed after the mine went into business rescue. The chairman of the committee, Sahlulele Lupizo, said the situation […]

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Missing Mariannhill woman found dead

JOHANNESBURG, February 23 – Missing 30-year-old Xolisile Gchonco from Mpola, near Mariannhill, has been found dead, police in KwaZulu-Natal said on Friday. “In the early hours of yesterday, a body of a 30-year-old woman was found in a shallow grave in the Mpola area,” said Colonel Thembeka Mbhele. Gchonco was last seen leaving her homestead […]

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University of Mpumalanga, TVET college closed due to separate students’ protests

MPUMALANGA, February 23 – The Siyabuswa campus of the University of Mpumalanga and the CN Mahlangu campus of the Nkangala Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) College in the same area were closed on Thursday after students embarked on separate protests over alleged bursary fund problems and other issues. University of Mpumalanga’s director of communications Themba Manana […]

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Former SA defence force colonel sentenced to death by South Sudan court

JOHANNESBURG, February – A South Sudan court on Friday sentenced a South African ex-colonel to be executed by hanging, a witness told Reuters, this after he was convicted of conspiracy and attempting to overthrow the government. Retired colonel William Endley,  55, had been providing advice to former-vice-president-turned-rebel-leader Riek Machar, whose forces have been fighting a civil war […]