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Morrison hopes brace against Ajax is the start of better opportunities

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BERNARD Morrison’s brace against Ajax Cape Town in the last 32 of the Nedbank Cup on Saturday would have given Orlando Pirates coach Milutin Sredojevic a pleasant selection headache. In the absence of other strikers, Morrison was handed a rare start at the weekend. He grabbed his chance by scoring both goals in a 2-0
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National minimum wage in spotlight

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THERE are serious consequences for those who misrepresent the facts in demonstrating their “inability” to pay the national minimum wage. The Department of Labour is developing an online system to help analyse data submitted by employers when applying for national minimum wage exemptions. Exemptions cover employers who can demonstrate that they are not able to
Source: The New Age

Tom Ford puts ‘Pussy Power’ center stage at NY Fashion Week

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Tom Ford on Thursday put female empowerment centre stage at NY Fashion Week, kicking off the global Fall/Winter 2018 season with models prowling the runway as cat women, very much wearing the trousers. If the biannual style fest battles an identity crisis as top-name labels flee to Europe, the 56-year-old Texan-born designer turned movie director
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New interim rulers to be announced

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THE new temporary leadership of the ANC in the Free State may be announced today when the national executive committee (NEC) visits the province. This follows after the recently elected NEC said on the weekend that the ANC provincial executive committees (PEC) in the Free State had been suspended and interim structure aimed at uniting
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I’m a crossfire victim – Koko

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FORMER Eskom acting chief executive Matshela Koko claims to have been a “crossfire” victim in a war of attrition at the power utility in an affidavit he will submit today before Parliament’s inquiry into corporate governance at the state-owned enterprise. In his explosive submission, Koko outlines how corruption allegations against him have had a negative
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Maestro used his craft to fight against social ills

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JAZZ legend Hugh Masikela not only used his music as a powerful antiapartheid tool and to keep the world entertained but also to fight against social issues including substance abuse. While many remember him for his timeless melodies, Bra Hugh as he was affectionately known, also used his music as a tool to heal those
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Sal pays tribute to his father

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IT IS with a heavy heart that I confirm that my father, Hugh Ramapolo Masekela, has hung up his horn after a long battle with prostate cancer. It is difficult to comprehend that this moment is real. To me, my father has always been both ageless and immortal. Of the countless shows I had the
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Unisa remain open for salary negotiations

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Unisa Management has announced that they remain open for salary negotiations with their staff members. This follows a protest by National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (Nehawu) members demanding 12% salary increment. The members threatened to go on an unending strike if their demands are not met by the university’s management. The university had
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Bathabile Dlamini sticks to her guns at Sassa inquiry

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On day two of the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) inquiry, Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini stuck to her guns that work streams team was initiated to work hand-in-hand with Sassa officials. The minister on Tuesday continued to give testimony at the inquiry as to why she should not be liable for cost of litigation
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ANCYL dismayed by Hoerskool Overvaal incident

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The ANC Youth League has condemned police action at Hoerskool Overvaal. Earlier today police fired rubber bullets injuring several people who were protesting outside the school demanding admission for English speaking students. Last week, the school won an application to reverse a decision by the North Gauteng High Court to register 55 more students at
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