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  1. South Africa inaugurates massive new power plantRead the original story w/Photo

    27 min ago | West Australian

    President Jacob Zuma inaugurated on Sunday the first unit of a massive new coal-fired power plant in South Africa, hailing it as a step away from the country's energy woes. The Medupi power station, situated north of Johannesburg, is to produce 4,800 megawatts of electricity by 2019, when it is expected to be operating at full capacity.

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  2. What would the animals do?Read the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Lake Cowichan Gazette

    Although the civil engineer and former dam- and bridge-builder was a leader in a profitable worldwide company, there was no shortage of challenges, and he had to be careful to keep the company ahead of its competition. Scott, now 62 and a business consultant based in South Surrey, recalls having long talks about strategies with his Western Canada boss at the time.

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  3. South Africa: New Power Station OpenedRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | AllAfrica.com

    The completion of Medupi is expected to grow South Africa's Gross Domestic Product by about 0.35 percent a year, says President Jacob Zuma. President Zuma has acknowledged that energy challenges faced by the South Africa in recent times has had a negative impact on the economy.

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  4. .com | Be careful on roads - ZumaRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | News24

    President Jacob Zuma on Sunday called for extraordinary caution and strict adherence to the rules of the road following the death of 36 people when a bus overturned on the R408 in the Eastern Cape this weekend. At least 25 people were killed and several injured when a bus overturned on the R408 between Butterworth and Willowvale.

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  5. An unexpected art tour of Cape TownRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Denver Post

    ... immersed in it, not only from Mother Nature's showy palette, but also galleries of paintings and sculptures of South Africa's most impressive collections. If you were to plop yourself in the lobby and begin to wander around, the interior decor of ...

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  6. Sport24.co.za | Ajax to face Chiefs in MTN8 finalRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News24

    Ajax Cape Town will face Kaizer Chiefs in the 2015 MTN8 final following a 1-0 win over Bidvest Wits at Bidvest Stadium on Sunday. The Urban Warriors were second favourites heading into the tie after the reverse fixture in Stellenbosch ended at 1-1, but their task was made easier after Siyabonga Nhlapo saw red for the hosts in the early exchanges of the encounter.

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  7. .com | Probe launched into Gauteng infrastructure development deptRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News24

    An investigation is to be launched into allegations of cronyism and corruption within certain Gauteng Department of Infrastructure Development programmes. MEC Nandi Mayathula-Khoza, speaking before the Gauteng infrastructure portfolio committee at the provincial legislature on Friday, said victims claimed they were not paid regularly.

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  8. .com | Zuma to attend China WWII commemorationRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | News24

    ... Five-to-Ten Year Strategic Programme for Co-operation," Majola said. They would also discuss preparations for South Africa's hosting of the Forum for China-Africa Co-operation summit between December 4 and 5 and provide an update on developments ...

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  9. South Africa Sees Rhino Poaching Intensify as 749 Animals KilledRead the original story

    4 hrs ago | The Washington Post

    Rhino poaching in South Africa has intensified this year after a record number of animals were killed in 2014, according to Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa. In the period to Aug. 27, 749 rhinos were poached compared with 716 in the same time frame last year, Molewa told reporters on Sunday in the capital, Pretoria.

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  10. YOURead the original story

    4 hrs ago | Dissident Voice

    ... mission of our country on a declining doomed journey, Unrealistically plotting a pure, unblemished yearning, South Africa in a smoldering spiral, I myself feverishly searching your printed pages for transparent answers yet still nothing, One sided ...

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  11. Bilic On 'Bus'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Football365

    Slaven Bilic admitted West Ham "parked the bus" in their shock 3-0 win over Liverpool, but added: "We didn't put the handbrake on." Goals from Manuel Lanzini and Mark Noble in the first-half led the Hammers on their way to an unlikely victory at Anfield after back-to-back defeats at home to Leicester and Bournemouth.

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  12. .com | Two men jailed for murder, robberyRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | News24

    Two men have been sentenced to 40 years in prison for murder and robbery by the Madadeni High Court in KwaZulu-Natal, provincial police said on Sunday. Mandla Ngema, 24, and Bongani Buthelezi, 19, were each sentenced to 25 years for murder and 15 years for robbery for killing 61-year-old Thembani Masondo in Mondlo near Vryheid, spokesperson Major Thulani Zwane said.

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  13. .com | Eastern Cape accidents death toll risesRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | News24

    The number of people who have been killed in two separate accidents in the Eastern Cape has risen to 46, the Department of Health said on Sunday. Of the nine who had survived, five were still critical and four were still in a serious condition, spokesperson Sizwe Kupelo said.

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  14. .com | Sanef 'shocked' by sentencing for Al Jazeera journalistsRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | News24

    The South African National Editors Forum along with several key media forums, have expressed their collective "shock" at the sentencing of three Al Jazeera journalists in Cairo. The sentiment was expressed by the African Editors Forum, the African Media Initiative and delegates of the 19th session of Highway Africa Conference meeting at Rhodes University in Grahamstown.

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  15. Plans to upgrade 13 harboursRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    Thirteen fishing harbours in the province are set for multimillion-rand facelifts over the next few years to develop the ports, create jobs and attract tourists to boost the local economy. The cost of the first two phases of the project, to be carried out from this year to 2018, is estimated at R395 million and involves plans to redesign harbours to make them more productive and pedestrian-friendly.

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  16. Medupi unit six 'a milestone'Read the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    The completion of unit six at the new Medupi power station in Limpopo is an in important milestone for South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday. "Pressure is being alleviated on the national electricity system to prevent or minimise load shedding," Zuma said after unveiling unit six - the first of the power station's six units to be completed.

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  17. S Africa's Kruger still a magnet for rhino poachersRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | The Times of India

    A game ranger stands near the carcass of a black rhinoceros that had been shot by poachers in the Kruger National Park, on August 4, 2015. PRETORIA: The poaching of rhinos has risen in South Africa's Kruger National Park this year but is on the decline elsewhere in the country, environment minister Edna Molewa said on Sunday.

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  18. Bid to bar Boks from World CupRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    ... their passports and travel documents as these are "the properties of the government of the Republic of South Africa". It also wants an order for the authorities responsible for the ports of exit to bar the team from leaving South Africa for England.

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  19. 37 die in crashes on Eastern Cape roadsRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

    An investigation of two crashes in which 37 people were killed in the Eastern Cape on Saturday is under way. Simon Zwane, spokesman for the National Road Traffic Management Corporation, said on Saturday's collisions, one involving a bus load of people en route to do their monthly shopping, were the "worst we have seen in a long time".

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  20. South Africa, hit by electricity shortages, opens first power station in 20 yearsRead the original story

    6 hrs ago | Reuters

    Aug 30 President Jacob Zuma opened South Africa's first new power plant in 20 years on Sunday with a warning that the country's perennial energy shortages were hampering economic growth. Construction on the six-unit, 4,764 MW Medupi plant near Lephalale, about 350 km north of Johannesburg, was started in 2007 but the first 794 megawatts only came online this week after delays due to strikes, technical issues and cost overruns.

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