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Zuma, chief justice meeting underway
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Pretoria – The crucial meeting between the executive and the judiciary is currently underway at the Union Buildings in Pretoria. A delegation of senior judges, led by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, arrived at the building on Thursday morning for a …

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'Hospital burned my bum with acid'
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Pretoria – Mary Niyibizi went to Kalafong Hospital for a procedure that would have lasted no more than an hour last Tuesday, but she is still lying there with severe burns to her buttocks and private parts. Niyibizi, 39, and her family are going …

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SA's success in space
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South Africa has a rich tradition in space technology and infrastructure and continues to be a global player, says Sandile Malinga. Pretoria – South Africa's rich tradition in space, dating back to the 1950s, has positioned it as an active participant …

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Dad's body stuck at airport for days
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Pretoria – For Roelof “Jaco” Janse van Rensburg's family, the relief of having his body returned to South Africa was short-lived after it got stuck at OR Tambo Airport's customs services for two days. Janse van Rensburg's body arrived from Mali on …

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Expect a fight to free Oscar
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Pretoria – Oscar Pistorius's legal team are expected to fight tooth and nail to have him released from jail on Friday. His lawyer, Brian Webber, could not be reached late on Wednesday to confirm whether they would launch an urgent application in the …

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Oscar Pistorius to remain in prison
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Minister of Justice and Correctional Services, Adv. Michael Masutha, is referring the decision to place Pistorius on correctional supervision to the Correctional Supervision and Parole Review Board of the Kgosi Mampuru 11 prision in Pretoria. He said …

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Exclusive: Pistorius' life inside maximum security prison
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Pretoria, South Africa (CNN) For months, few details surfaced of Oscar Pistorius' life in a maximum security prison. There's a bit of grainy cellphone video leaked out of the disgraced Olympian playing soccer with a Czech mob boss who shared his …

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Tshwane fleet boss fired, rehired
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Pretoria – Deputy director of the Tshwane Corporate Fleet Management division, Matlou Mokoka, was fired for not having proper qualifications, but rehired in the same senior position under a cloud of controversy. According to the SA Municipal Workers …

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Pilot with head injury wants job back
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Brian Ruiter – who has more than 20 years' flying experience and was captain in command of Boeing 737-800 passenger aircraft when he was placed on sick leave in November 2010 – has asked the high court in Pretoria to order the aviation authority to …

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Accident victim awarded R4.6m
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Pretoria – In a sequel to an accident more than 14 years ago, a young man from KwaZulu-Natal is now due to receive more than R4 million in damages from the Road Accident Fund (RAF). Sicebi Mathaba was a bright schoolboy with great prospects, but when …

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Unions 'prevent hiring of good foreign teachers'
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Pretoria – Respected academic, Professor Jonathan Jansen, says pressure from trade unions prevents the hiring of qualified foreign teachers who are legally in the country, to fill vacant teaching posts. In an interview with the Pretoria News, Jansen, …

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Oscar photographer sues police
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Pretoria – The South African Police Service is facing a R200 000 damages claim after a photographer working for The Star was allegedly accosted by members of the police and manhandled while in the capital city to cover the trial of Oscar Pistorius last …

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2015/16 Absa Premiership: Golden Arrows vs University of Pretoria
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PSL returnees Golden Arrows face their first test against University of Pretoria in Durban – this way for the line-ups at Chatsworth Stadium. Kick-off is at 15h00. Arrows: Mbaeva, Mngwengwe, Mathiane, Letuka, S.Dube, N.Cele, Shitolo, Ramagalela, Sibeko …

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Man shot in highway robbery
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Pretoria News understands he underwent emergency surgery on Friday night. The man was travelling along the N1 south in a white Chrysler and used the off-ramp to John Vorster Drive. He was forced to stop when a black Range Rover, which had been …

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Lawyer threatens to 'f**k up' reporter
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Pretoria – Seconds after the judge had left the courtroom, an enraged Pretoria advocate told a senior investigative journalist: “If you ever do that again, I will f***k you up.” The drama broke out after Carte Blanche journalist Tony Beamish applied …

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'Why didn't Satanists keep him out of jail'
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Pretoria – “If he was a Satanist and these things existed, why didn't they help him get out of jail? He is just an animal; he doesn't belong with people.” These were the words of Wendy Masango, mother of 11-year-old Raipela, killed by the convicted …

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Beloved Corolla found, 22 years on
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Pretoria – Derick Goosen could be forgiven for losing hope that he would ever be reunited with his 1988 Toyota Corolla, stolen from a complex in Wonderboom in 1993. Finding the vehicle seemed like a lost cause. But thanks to some crafty and diligent …

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Robber's 120-year jail term cut
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Pretoria – The effect of so-called Methuselah sentences – jail terms of 50 years or more – came under the spotlight in the high court in Pretoria when a serial housebreaker complained about the 120 years meted out to him. Thabo Gift Ndou was appealing …

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Grandad killed in his home
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Pretoria – The family of an 88-year-old Soshanguve man who was murdered at his home said they have been left shocked by the senseless killing. Family spokesman and son-in-law Exten Makwela said he could not express how devastated the family was by …

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Trafficking a clear and present danger
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Pretoria – Aged just 19, an HIV-positive woman was trafficked by a Nigerian man and introduced to prostitution in Pretoria. The woman came from a poor family in the Free State and was promised she would be enrolled at a tertiary institution in the capital.

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Crimes against women a norm – experts
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Pretoria – Societal attitudes towards emotional, verbal and physical abuse against women and a prevailing sense of impunity by men could be the source of the brutal attacks on South African women. There has been outrage and public debate since the …

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