Monthly Archives:August 2017

Public transport protest in Matatiele won’t affect crucial services

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CRUCIAL services would not be affected by the public transport protests, according to authorities in Matatiele, Eastern Cape. The Matatiele local municipality leadership today facilitated negotiations the whole day with the relevant stakeholders, with the aim of stopping the protests that are under way in and around Matatiele. Delegated by the MEC for roads and
Source: The New Age

Denel in show of force at Polish expo

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Denel will have a strong marketing presence at central and eastern Europe’s prominent defence and technology exhibition in Poland next month. The International Defence Industry Exhibition takes place from Monday to Friday and brings together heads of armed forces, defence decision makers, analysts and media from across Europe. It is the 25th exhibition in the
Source: The New Age

Texas flood disaster by the numbers

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Monster storm Harvey hit the south Texas coast late Friday and then stalled, gushing torrents of rain over Houston, the country’s fourth largest city with six million people in the greater metropolitan area. The storm continues to shower the region as it heads slowly toward the neighboring state of Louisiana. – How much rain? –
Source: The New Age

Pentagon chief lets transgender troops remain in service

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday that transgender troops would continue to serve in the military while he studies an order by President Donald Trump banning them from US forces. Trump surprised Pentagon leaders in July by announcing via Twitter the ban on transgender people serving “in any capacity”, reversing a plan launched by
Source: The New Age

Concern over increase in smugglers

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THE Department of International Relations and Cooperation (Dirco) has expressed concern at the number of South African citizens being arrested abroad for drug trafficking. This follows the arrest of a female South African police officer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last week for smuggling cocaine. The police officer worked at a Johannesburg police station before her
Source: The New Age

Anfield thrashing ‘disastrous’, admits Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conceded his team had been punished for a “disastrous” performance after they were thrashed 4-0 by fellow Premier League title hopefuls Liverpool on Sunday. Liverpool scored through Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Daniel Sturridge at Anfield to condemn Arsenal to a second successive defeat after last weekend’s 1-0 loss
Source: The New Age

Stars shine on stage

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Talented actress Vatiswa Ndara who won the best actress award at the first annual DStv Mzansi viewers choice awards has thanked her fans for recognising her 13-year acting career. Reacting to her win on Saturday which saw her fend off competition from the likes of Masasa Mbangeni, Thandeka Dawn King and rising star, Thuso Mbedu,
Source: The New Age

Campaigns criss-cross the country

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This weekend was characterised by a sharp upturn in campaigning for the top job in the ANC that will be decided in the December elective conference of the party. In Gauteng, ANC veteran Winnie Madikizela-Mandela met with ANC presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma who took her campaign trail to Madikizela-Mandela’s doorstep in Soweto yesterday. After
Source: The New Age

Born a Crime in line for another award

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South African comedian Trevor Noah’s career continues to rise on the global and local stages after his memoir, Born A Crime, was recently nominated for the Thurber Prize for American Humour. His book was selected by a panel of US judges as one of the three finalists from a selection of seven or eight semi-finalists.
Source: The New Age

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