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Genetic tests on 11 rhino horns intercepted at OR Tambo will determine origin

JOHANNESBURG, July 27 – The rhino horns intercepted at OR Tambo International airport this week will be subjected to genetic profiling by the Forensic Science Laboratory of the South African Police Service (SAPS), to determine the origin of the rhinoceros horn.   The Environmental Affairs Minister Dr. Edna Molewa, who said in a statement that she […]

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Reject the Mining Charter, urges Phosa

JOHANNESBURG, July 27 – African National Congress (ANC) presidential hopeful, Mathews Phosa, has rubbished the recently revised Mining Charter as a document crafted by “corrupt politicians who colluded with illegal immigrants” in an attempt to get their hands on the country’s mineral resources. Under threat of legal action, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane suspended the implementation of the revised charter […]

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South Africa and Nigeria Parliaments advancing representative democracy

Sello Theletsane Wednesday, 26 July 2017 – Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) and leader of the South African delegation to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Africa Region Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers, Ms Thandi Modise, says that Africa’s two biggest economies must work closely together. Ms Modise said South Africa and Nigeria […]

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Stolen vehicles recovered before they could be smuggled across border

JOHANNESBURG, July 26 – Police in Limpopo on Wednesday recovered stolen luxury vehicles destined for neighbouring countries. Police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo said the operation took place around the Phafuri, Beitbriedge and Pontdrift areas. ”A white Mercedes Benz, stolen in Durban and belongs to a rental company, was apparently being smuggled into Zimbabwe when it […]

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China reaffirms position on Dalai Lama’s visit

BEIJING, July 26 — Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang on Wednesday reaffirmed China’s position on the Dalai Lama’s visits to foreign countries. Lu told a daily news briefing in Beijing that Tibet-related issues concern China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, saying that “we urge countries concerned to respect China’s core interests and make the right […]

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Mathoho ready for upcoming Soweto Derby on Saturday in Champion Cup clash

JOHANNESBURG, July 26 –  Erick ‘Tower’ Mathoho missed out on last Saturday’s Township Rollers game due to a light flu, but the lanky defender will certainly be ready for the upcoming Soweto Derby.  “Playing against Orlando Pirates is always special,” he said on Tuesday. Amakhosi and the Buccaneers face each other in the Carling Black Label […]