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Registration, Accommodation Obstacles Lead To Hunger Strike By Wits Students

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) students in Johannesburg are striking on Tuesday morning. The Student Representative Council (SRC) has called on the students to embark on a hunger strike. In a statement issued on Monday evening, the SRC said the hunger strike would “show this university that we are willing to risk our lives […]

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3 Killed In Mitchells Plain Gang Attack, 4 Arrested

CAPE TOWN – Another gang-related attack in Mitchell’s Plain has left three people dead. Police have arrested four people so far. The three men were shot dead on Monday in Lentegeur. The Lentegeur community policing forum has strongly condemned the “senseless” murders and wants the police to deploy more visible officers at the local station […]

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Here Are Some Of The Risks African Business Should Be Worried About In 2019

The Allianz Risk Barometer highlights that the most important business risk facing Africa this year are Market Developments and political risks and violence. CNBC Africa’s Esther Awoniyi discusses this and more with Seelan Naidoo, Head of Property and Engineering at the Allianz Global Corporate Specialty Africa.

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Man (22) Drowns Near Elands Bay

CAPE TOWN – A 22-year-old man has drowned while swimming at a beach near the West Coast town of Elands Bay. Emergency crews from Lamberts Bay, about 30 kilometres north of the town, responded to the incident on Sunday afternoon. Authorities say that the victim, from Vredenburg, had been at the beach with friends and […]

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Inquest Underway For Ford’s Accountability In Deadly Kuga Fire

An inquest is underway to determine whether the Ford Motor Company should be held accountable for the death of a man in 2015. Reshall Jimmy died when his Ford Kuga burst into flames while he was traveling in Wilderness in the Southern Cape. Details on how the court process will play out are being discussed. The Western Cape […]

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Corruption Watch Files Delinquency Papers To Eskom Board

Civil-society organisation Corruption Watch said it has launched an application in the High Court of Pretoria to have former Eskom board members declared delinquent. The application “focuses on the violation of fiduciary duties and gross negligence on the part of former board members,” Corruption Watch said in an emailed statement on Monday. The papers name […]

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Joburg Theatre To Celebrate Oliver Mtukudzi’s Legacy

The Joburg Theatre in Braamfontein, Johannesburg has invited South Africans to the celebration of Oliver Mutukudzi’s music on Tuesday. The concert, directed by fellow traveller and compatriot Steve Dyer will start at 12pm until 5pm. The 66-year-old Zimbabwean master of song, who was affectionately known as Tuku died on 23 January after losing a battle to […]

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An African Fairy Tale Trip Inspired By Disney

Disney has been capturing the imaginations of children and adults alike for almost 100 years with its tales of brave characters on epic journeys through awe-inspiring landscapes. Now the old favourites are getting a revamp with numerous live-action remakes and sequels hitting screens in 2019 and beyond. From the famous Giraffe Manor to the Masai Mara, opportunities to […]

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Australia Hit By Worst Floods In 100 Years

Once-in-a-century floods have turned streets into rivers and forced thousands to abandon their homes in northeast Australia, with authorities warning of tornadoes and more rain over the next few days. Australia’s tropical north experiences heavy rains during the monsoon season at this time of the year, but the recent downpour has surged far above normal […]

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