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Limpopo men sentenced for sex crimes

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Two men have been sentenced to lengthy jail terms for rape and other crimes at Dzanani Regional court in Limpopo. Nekuvule Nduvhuwo (33) was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for two counts of rape, and 5 years imprisonment for robbery after he repeatedly raped a 61-year-old woman and robbed her of her belongings. Limpopo police
Source: The New Age

Medupi Unit 4 comes online

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Eskom’s unit 4 at the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo has come online. Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said the power utility is very happy with what was announced at the power station. “Eskom is pleased to announce that Unit 4 at its Medupi Power Station Project in Lephalale, Limpopo, has attained commercial operation status. The
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Mkhwebane rejects claims Zuma played role in CIEX report

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Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has dismissed “distortion” reports by The Star newspaper claiming that she made a personal admission that President Jacob Zuma had a role in the final CIEX report.   “Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is saddened by the distortions published in the Wednesday edition of The Star newspaper, alleging an admission on her
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Rachel Kalidass resigns as SABC board member

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Newly appointed SABC board member Rachel Kalidass has resigned from the SABC board over concerned surrounding the group CEO position on Thursday. Kalidass says that she raised concerns regarding the suitability of candidates being considered for GCEO and COO positions. “Despite the GCEO candidate having allegations of fraud and corruption levelled against him during his
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Life Esidimeni: ‘We gone against our oaths’

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Deputy nursing manager Dikeledi Manaka delivered her testimony on Wednesday, as the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing continues. Manaka who works for Cullinan Care and Rehab Centre in Pretoria admitted that she and her colleagues had compromised the well-being of the patients and gone against their oaths to agree to take care of patients without authorisation. “The Cullinan Care
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Three men arrested for human trafficking

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Three men will tomorrow appear at the Polokwane Magistrate Court to face charges of Human Trafficking. According to Hawks spokesperson Matimba Maluleke 15 Ethiopian nationals aged from 16 to 30 were held captive at the house in Polokwane after they were smuggled in South Africa with promises of work. Maluleke said the organised crime unit received information about
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EFF disgusted by ‘racist’ march under the name #BlackMonday

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The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) says that the march that was marked #BlackFriday by farmers on Monday in protest over farm killings in the country “promoted anti-black racism”. Farmers staged a protest on Monday highlighting the high number of farmers who are murdered in the country. AfriForum said that since 1 January 2017 at least
Source: The New Age

SABC staff to strike over salaries

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Media and Allied Workers Union (BEMAWU) has issued the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with a notice of a strike on Thursday. The dispute by the staff at the SABC affiliated to Bemawu is over salaries which the union allege that they have not increased. The workers are demanding an increase of about 10%. The
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Ladysmith mass shooting leaves 10 dead

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A mass shooting believed to be taxi violence related has left 10 dead on the N11 near Ladysmith, KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday morning. It is reported that the shooting took place at the Matiwaneskop N11 intersection and a private security vehicle linked to the Klipriver taxi association was ambushed and five people who were inside the vehicle
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Bathabile Dlamini in parliament to explain Post Office negotiations

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South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) minister Bathabile Dlamini together with Telecommunications Minister Siyabonga Cwele are on Tuesday expected to appear in Parliament to explain the Post Office negotiations. Dlamini has in the past weeks missed the SCOPA seating’s which she was expected to give clarity on the grants issues. On Monday, Dlamini announced that
Source: The New Age

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