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3 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Nampak looks to buy into African growth

Greg Lawrence maintains blow moulding machines at Nampak. The maker of plastic bottles, beverage cans and cardboard boxes is expanding its plants in sub-Saharan Africa and sizing up acquisition opportunities as South African growth slows.

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Sun Jul 13, 2014

News24

.com | Amazing results for South African Choirs at the 8th World Choir Games 2014

News24 user Miriam Mannak submitted these great photos of the weekend snowfall n the Western Cape.

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Korea Herald

S. African envoy recalls - Madiba'

Nelson Mandela achieved almost universal respect around the world and across the political spectrum.

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.com | Man stabbed to death in Pietermaritzburg

The recent mining strike, which was a national disaster that cost business and workers billions, proves basic trade union precepts defy economic logic, says Martin Warburg .

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Reuters

UPDATE 2-South Africa's NUMSA union rejects pay offer, threatens wider strike

South Africa's NUMSA union rebuffed the latest pay offer from employers on Sunday, saying black workers still bore the brunt of inequalities, and threatened to widen its strike of metal workers and engineers to other sectors.

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Iol.co.za

15 years for killing newborn baby

A mother who killed her newborn daughter by strangling her and then forcing a facecloth down her throat has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.

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India.com

Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads for BRICS summit in Brazil

The bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa accounts for 40 per cent of the global population and a combined GDP of $24 trillion.

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Sat Jul 12, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Tutu backs right to die law reform

ARCHBISHOP Desmond Tutu says he reveres "the sanctity of life - but not at any cost", saying he would not want his life "prolonged".

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Jerusalem Post

ANC leader has - betrayed South African dream,' chief rabbi says

South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein on Friday demanded that his country's ruling party retract a statement comparing Israel with Nazi Germany, accusing a senior ANC official of having "betrayed the South African dream of peaceful and dignified dialogue."

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.com | Worker tells of last days on Modise's farm

The last farmworker to abandon National Council of Provinces chairperson Thandi Modise's farm said his family was forced to leave because they faced starvation, the Sunday Times reported.

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Iol.co.za

Boy risks mob to rescue girl

No one is praying harder for the recovery of Silindile Mhlongo than the boy who saved her life.

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.com | Soweto building collapse: 5th body found

A fifth body has been recovered in Soweto where a building collapsed last month, Gauteng police said on Saturday.

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.com | KZN woman, 66, wounded in PMB shooting

A 66-year-old woman has been wounded in a shooting at her Pietermaritzburg home, KwaZulu-Natal paramedics said on Saturday.

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Fri Jul 11, 2014

West Australian

BRICS to launch bank, tighten Latin America ties

The BRICS group of emerging powers will launch its own development bank at a summit next week, using its growing influence to establish a counterweight to Western-dominated financial organizations.

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Financial Times

South African wines

I am not a great fan of the word "icon" when attached to wine. It seems to me that wines ought to earn iconic status from their admirers rather than have it thrust upon them by marketeers keen to segment their product range.

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The Washington Post

Golf Ball-Sized Hail Batters South African Insurers' Outlook

Angela Dike was showing clients how to make duck red curry and chocolate spring rolls in her Thai cooking class when hail stones as big as golf balls started slamming into the 18 cars parked outside.

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Iol.co.za

Psych exam for sex bribe orderly

A court orderly, who allegedly accepted a R150 bribe to allow an awaiting trial prisoner to have sex with a prisoner's girlfriend, was sent for 30 days' psychiatric observation on Friday.

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Iol.co.za

State to fight rape cop bail bid

The State will oppose a bail application to be launched later this month by a policeman charged with raping two teenage boys, the Blue Downs District Court heard on Friday.

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Iol.co.za

Businessman shot dead in front of family

A Pietermaritzburg businessman was shot dead outside his Newholmes Way home on Thursday night as his terrified wife and three children looked on.

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The Globe and Mail

South Africa's NUMSA regions reject 10% wage offer

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa march during a strike in Cape Town September 9, 2013.

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