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'No place for sexist mayor'
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Pretoria – Bow ties and black outfits were sported in the Tshwane council on Thursday in solidarity with a DA councillor who claimed executive mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa made sexist remarks towards her, and another whose claim to fame, according to …

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Shot liquor store owner on the mend
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Pretoria – The liquor store owner shot during an armed robbery at his shop on Monday has been removed from the intensive care unit to a general ward and is recovering from surgery. Store owner Leon Luters was shot in the chest and upper arm outside his …

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ANCYL to target Afrikaans-only schools
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Pretoria – The gloves are off against public schools in Pretoria east that still use Afrikaans on all their written materials, thereby excluding those who did not speak the language from getting quality education closer to their homes. The ANC Youth …

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Random Hacks of Kindness returns to Pretoria next weekend
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“This time, participants can expect challenges from the Pretoria Street Photography project, Augmented Reality apps, app for the City of Tshwane and other exciting projects,” he says. Nghonyama also explains that the City of Tshwane will be a partner …

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Sixtysomethings among those living on the streets
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Dr Stephan de Beer, a researcher and director of contextual ministry at the University of Pretoria, said the largest concentrations of homeless people in Tshwane were in their 20s and "rather disturbingly, over the age of 60 – people who should be …

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Bid to remove migrant kids off street fails
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Pretoria – Efforts to remove a group of about 17 immigrant children – the youngest of them two years old – from the pavement outside the offices of the UN in the Pretoria CBD failed again on Wednesday, when their parents put up a fight. Instead, the …

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'The devil made me do it'
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Pretoria – “The devil made me do it. This was the excuse of a boy, aged 14 at the time, who hacked his mother, grandmother, brother aged six and baby sister to death with an axe. The boy, who is now 16 pleaded guilty to the four murders and admitted …

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Church Street bombing horror recalled
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Pretoria – The images of panes of glass falling from a multitude of windows, which exploded into bursts of blood when it hit the ground on Church Street 32 years ago, will never leave the mind of then 19-year-old Lydia van der Merwe. The young woman …

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McBride's disciplinary hearing postponed
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Pretoria – The disciplinary hearing of suspended Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) head Robert McBride over a controversial report on the rendition of Zimbabweans was postponed to July 6 on Thursday. This was to allow McBride's …

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'Reconsider refugee status for Congolese'
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Pretoria – The sad story of how a Congolese refugee with an accounting degree, landed up in the streets of a city in South Africa after his family were gunned down in front of him in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has emerged in the High Court in …

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Shock as Hewitt goes home
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Pretoria – Gasps filled the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday as former tennis star Bob Hewitt was allowed to go home for a month while his new lawyer prepares his application for leave to appeal his convictions for rape and indecent assault. ''This is …

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Shock as Hewitt goes home
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Pretoria – Gasps filled the High Court in Pretoria on Tuesday as former tennis star Bob Hewitt was allowed to go home for a month while his new lawyer prepares his application for leave to appeal his convictions for rape and indecent assault. ''This is …

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Baby who swallowed battery turns two
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Pretoria – The past six months have been worse than a roller-coaster ride for the Garland family from Centurion, who have watched baby Caylee suffer the traumatic and extremely painful effects of swallowing a button battery. The family celebrated her …

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R816k for police torture victim
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Pretoria – “We are happy the case is all over and justice was done. Now my son can pick up the pieces of his life.” This is the response of Dawn Morris, mother of Leaan Peters, who was subjected to torture by police who falsely accused him of being …

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Prepaid users won't be hit by wrangle
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Pretoria – Electricity supply to consumers already on the ill-fated Tshwane smart prepaid meters will not be affected by the termination of the contract with the service provider, PEU. Mayor Kgosientso Ramokgopa confirmed on Friday that a new service …

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Independent Media announces senior editorial promotions
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According to Val Bojé, editor of Pretoria News, Jos Charle has served the publication with distinction in many roles, and remains responsible for the all-important night editing role. His appointment as Deputy Editor is well deserved.

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TribeOne fest: How your taxes were spent
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Pretoria – Eight months ago, hip hop star Nicki Minaj was billed to make her debut performance on African soil alongside 150 other artists from all over the world in an open field near Cullinan. The City of Tshwane spent R40 million on infrastructure …

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Engineer finally finds his true passion
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Pretoria – Some people may go through life not sure about what they are truly passionate about, but Victor Sebuthuma turned the tables on the lack of opportunities in his chosen field and took a mere R300 remuneration until he found his passion …

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Ludeke: We react well to pressure
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Pretoria – Bulls coach Frans Ludeke would be excused for having sleepless nights in the build-up to his side's Australasian tour, as they will be looking for a minimum of three victories to remain in the Super Rugby title race. Speaking on their …

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Nxasana inquiry to start
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Pretoria – The inquiry into National Director of Public Prosecutions Mxolisi Nxasana's fitness to hold office will start in Centurion on Monday. Advocate Nazeer Cassim SC will chair the inquiry to be held at the SA Law Reform Commission offices, and he …

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Inmates win right to use laptops in cells
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Pretoria – It was a question of David taking on Goliath when three inmates at Kgosi Mampuru II Prison in Pretoria turned to court to challenge the “policy” of not allowing them to have laptops in their cells. Ambrose Hennie, Jade Jacobs and Sabelo …

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