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Nelson Mandela has been admitted to 1 Military hospital in Pretoria,
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Former president Nelson Mandela has been admitted to 1 Military hospital in Pretoria, for what the presidency describes as routine tests. The elder statesman…

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Jacob Zuma attended the Eskom Expo for young scientists in Pretoria.
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President Jacob Zuma says celebrating the achievements of the country’s children is crucial. He was speaking at the Eskom Expo for young scientists in Pretor…

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'Croc had my head in its jaws'
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Pretoria – A Pretoria East man has told of how he fought off a crocodile that had his head in its jaws. Jody Saunders, 37, a diver, was attacked by the crocodile at the Rust de Winter Dam on the Elands River, north east of Pretoria, while doing routine …

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Suspected sabotage in Pretoria train smash
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Suspected sabotage by striking members of the National Transport Movement Union may have caused this morning’s train accident in Pretoria West…more on the …

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Cop acquitted of sound engineer's killing
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Pretoria – One of the two police officers who allegedly shot and killed a young sound engineer after the 2010 World Cup closing ceremony has been acquitted of all charges. Railway police officers Sergeant Lillian Tlhapi and Warrant Officer Enoch …

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Anxious wait for Pistorius ahead of appeal ruling
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The state failed to convince Masipa that he intended to kill when he fired shots through a locked toilet door at his luxury Pretoria home and he was found guilty of culpable homicide. There was a considerably a lower key atmosphere in court today as …

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Oscar could get bail, says law expert
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Pretoria – After 49 days in prison, Oscar Pistorius could get bail if the State succeeds in its application for leave to appeal his sentence and conviction, a law expert said on Monday. “If leave for appeal is granted, he can apply for bail and …

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Karin Giannone reports on Oscar Pistorius verdict from Pretoria
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BBC News Channel with Ben Brown.

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Bid to save SA justice system
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The DA will request a review of the NPA given the judgment handed down in the Shrien Dewani case, says Glynnis Breytenbach. Pretoria – The DA will write to the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Michael Masutha and chairman of the portfolio …

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Pretoria diver survives crocodile attack (image)
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Pretoria diver survives crocodile attack (image). CNS Reporter/Amelia de Ridder. Image courtesy stock.xchnge. A diver sustained minor injuries after surviving a crocodile attack at Rust de Winter dam on the Elands River, north east of Pretoria. Multimedia.

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Raucous send-off for Dutch fans in Pretoria
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Hundreds of Dutch football fans paraded through the South African city of Pretoria on Sunday where an ‘Oranje camping’ (Orange camp) was set up during the Wo…

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Trouble getting Kabul bodies home
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Pretoria – Efforts to repatriate the bodies of the slain former Pretoria East pastor Werner Groenewald and his two children from Afghanistan are facing “challenges”. But the remains could possibly be back in time for a memorial service scheduled for …

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Hospital upgrade to enhance patient care
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Pretoria – A fully renovated ward, an upgraded outpatient department, new lifts, a state-of-the-art gym and gardens complete with new roses in bloom, were among features presented by Tshwane District Hospital to its patients and the community on …

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Oscar Pistorius trial live from Pretoria court
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In the Oscar Pistorius trial, the judge has rejected the charges of pre-mediated murder for Oscar that has still to give the final verdict. Pistorius is also…

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Steenkamps deny Dewani case meddling
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Dewani maintains Tongo helped him organise a surprise helicopter trip for Anni for R15 000. Meanwhile, the High Court in Pretoria is expected to hear a request to appeal Pistorius's conviction and sentence on Tuesday. He is serving a five-year sentence …

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State halts Becker's parole bid
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Johannesburg – The department of correctional services on Saturday confirmed that it had managed to temporarily halt the release of convicted killer Christoff Becker. His lawyers made an urgent parole application in the High Court in Pretoria and the …

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Oscar Pistorius News – Reeva Steenkamp, JOHANNESBURG, Pretoria Magistrates’ Court
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Reeva Steenkamp’s Mom Wants Answers: ‘Why My Little Girl?’ “Why did he do this?” asks June Steenkamp about accused murderer Oscar Pistorius http://feeds.peop…

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Cop admits fondling women's breasts
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Pretoria – Chilling confessions of sexual harassment and misconduct in the South African Police Service have emerged following the dismissal of a senior commander found guilty of the offences. The commander was fired after admitting to sexually …

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Ex-Bok relives hijacking horror
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Pretoria – “There's no need to panic. Those guys did not know who they were fighting. By the grace of God, I survived.” These were the words of 1995 Rugby World Cup legend, Hannes Strydom, when he told the Pretoria News of his hijack ordeal on Tuesday …

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Wild cat on the loose near Pretoria
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A Serval (medium sized wild cat) has escaped from the Rietvlei Nature Reserve near Pretoria, community watch group eBlockwatch said on Monday. The animal was spotted crossing the R21. eBlockwatch founder Andre Snyman clarified that while the …

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Law & Crime News – Bernard Madoff, Oscar Pistorius, Reeva Steenkamp, PRETORIA
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Lautenberg charity, others lose bid to revive Madoff claims (Reuters) – A federal appeals court rejected a bid by former Bernard Madoff investors, including …

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