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Mandela still in critical condition

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_President_Jacob_Zuma_Official.jpgPresident Jacob Zuma addressed editors in Johannesburg at a National Editors' Forum (Sanef) briefing on Monday morning.A scheduled off-the-record editors' briefing on the economy and the youth became a fully fledged press conference.

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Agang SA to hire 'Obama team'

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_mamphele_foto.jpgThe newly launched political party Agang SA is hoping that the same team which helped US President Barack Obama win in 2008 will help it to do well in next year's election, City Press reported on Sunday.

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Motorist survives Clifton fall

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Clifton_fall.JPEGA woman survived a 150-metre fall down a cliff in her car in Clifton, Cape Town, paramedics said on Sunday.The woman, believed to be in her early 30s, lost control of the car at around 7.30am on Saturday, said ER24 spokesperson Derrick

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Zulu royal palaces cost KZN R15m

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Zulu_King_Goodwill.jpgKwaZulu-Natal spent R15m in renovating Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini's palaces in 2012/13 financial year, Premier Zweli Mkhize said on Thursday.He revealed the figure when tabling a budget of R63m for the department of the royal household, in

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Zuma a 'tyrant' and 'monster'

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Kenny_kunene.jpgFlamboyant businessman Kenny Kunene lambasted President Jacob Zuma on Friday, calling him a "monster" and a "tyrant" in an open letter published on The Star's website.In the letter, addressed to Zuma, Kunene said: "In public you smile

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Marikana shop ran out of pangas

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Mine_strikers.jpgA Marikana shop owner ran out of pangas and axes, after demand for the items increased during unrest in the area, the Farlam Commission of Inquiry heard on Tuesday."There was a sudden great demand for pangas, axes, and hatchets from

Buthelezi spin doctor joins ANC

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_ifp_logo.jpgInkatha Freedom Party leader Mangosuthu Buthelezi's sometime speech writer joined the African National Congress on Tuesday.Roman Liptak, who represented the IFP in the KwaZulu-Natal legislature, was presented by the ANC, along with

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Mandla wanted to be a DJ

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_mandla.jpgNelson Mandela's grandson Mandla wanted to be a disc jockey but his illustrious grandfather had other ideas for him -- passing down a lesson on the responsibility that South Africa's most famous surname carries.

Boy, 11, fathers child with woman

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Rape-photo.jpgWellington - An 11-year-old New Zealand boy was reported on Saturday to have fathered a child with the 36-year-old mother of a school friend, raising questions on why women cannot be charged with rape in the country.

Mandela was a 'smooth African'

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Former president Nelson Mandela was not just a nice ANC man, he was a "smooth African", President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday.Opposition parties should not distort Mandela's legacy and should be "honest and genuine" in appreciating him, he said in

SA adoptions growing in Finland

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_flag_of_finland1.jpgThe adoption of South African children by Finnish couples is steadily growing, South Africa's ambassador to Finland Sello Moloto said.In 2011, Finland's statistics showed that most children adopted from abroad were born in South

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Marikana officers commit suicide

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Riah_police_commisioner.jpgTwo police officers who were deployed to deal with the violent August 16 strike at Lonmin’s Marikana mine, have committed suicide.This was revealed during the cross examination of National Police Commissioner

Agang can do well in next year’s poll

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_mamphele_foto.jpgAfter Dr Mamphela Ramphele said she was forming a political party to contest next year’s general election, many observers pondered the long-term viability of another opposition party. To answer this question, one needs to make a cursory assessment of

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Ban on Mandela visitors - report

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_madiba.jpgNewspapers speculated on the health of former president Nelson Mandela on Monday morning, more than two days since the last update on his condition was made public."Mandela Lockdown", read The Star newspaper's front page headline, 

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Zuma pays R800 rent for Nkandla land

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Nkandlahome3.jpgPresident Jacob Zuma pays R800 a month to lease the 8.9ha land on which his Nkandla compound is built, City Press reported on Sunday.In addition the public works department pays R1300 a month for the 6.6ha leased adjacent to the

Pistorius: Crime of passion not ruled out

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Oscar_Pistorious.jpgThe State will attempt to prove that Oscar Pistorius killed Reeva Steenkamp on the spur of the moment, and the possibility of a “crime of passion” has not been ruled out.A source made this revelation to Volksblad based on forensic evidence that was gathered at the crime

Reeva 'had premonition' of her own death

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Reeva-Oscar.jpgA day before the Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius is due to appear in the dock for a pre-trial hearing, Reeva Steenkamp's parents will make some explosive revelations in a documentary set to be aired on Channel 5 in Britain on Monday

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Man sues after rape in police cells

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Rape-photo.jpgA Pretoria man is suing the police for over R1m after he was stripped naked by cellmates and raped and assaulted all night long following his unlawful arrest.Beeld reported that although he was released unconditionally the next day,

Australian claims to be Jesus

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_miller_Jesus.jpgA former IT specialist from Australia is claiming to be the reincarnation of Jesus and is amassing followers from as far afield as Britain, say reports.One of Alan John Miller's followers is a British woman Louise "Luli" Faver, aged 39, a former neuroscientist who

KZN prosecutor arrested for rape

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_rape.jpgA 38 year Old man has been arrested in Dundee,KwaZulu Natal on rape charges,He is reported to be a prosecutor at the Dundee magistrate court.The incident took place on the 23 May 2013,The 23-year-old woman had gone to court with her boyfriend

Whites may benefit in new land bill

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_land.jpgThe land claims process which closed 14 years ago will be reopened, The Star newspaper reported on Wednesday.According to the draft restitution of land rights amendment bill published last week, the new deadline for claims would be 31 December

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Mugabe blast Mandela's legacy

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_mugabe.jpgZimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has blasted former president Nelson Mandela's reconciliation policies, and has labelled him "too much of a saint" in a television interview, The Sunday Independent

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Msholozi:Stop using my name

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_President_Jacob_Zuma_Official.jpgMsholozi has condemned the practice of his name being used for irregularities."It is unfortunate that some officials and members of the public would resort to that practice of using and abusing the names of members of Cabinet in this manner to further their own

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Jose past tense in Madrid

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_jose_photo.jpgReal Madrid president Florentino Perez announced Monday that coach Jose Mourinho will leave at the end of the season .

"We've decided to bring our relationship to an end at the end of the current

Strike Looms in Mining Sector

b_152_152_16777215_00_images_Mine_strikers.jpgWith a 60% wage increase demand and a low down on Gold and other minerals NUM calling for a nation wide strike is on the way.The industry still governed by greed and Amajitas being paid peanuts for

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