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59 min ago | Indybay.org

"Miners Shot Down" Berkeley Screening To Benefit Striking SA Platinum Miners

Suggested donation: $10, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Proceeds will be sent to currently striking platinum miners' strike fund in Rustenburg.

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3 hrs ago | CBC News

4/20 rally draws marijuana enthusiasts to Alberta Legislature

The event, known as 4/20, takes place every year on April 20 at about 4:20 p.m. as part of worldwide demonstrations for the legalization of marijuana.

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7 hrs ago | USA Today

Holy days converge in packed Old City Jerusalem

Palm fronds and wooden crosses clutched in their hands, throngs of Christians have spent Holy Week retracing the last steps Jesus took before his death and resurrection in the ancient Old City of Jerusalem, while hundreds of thousands of Jews have made their own pilgrimages for the eight-day holiday of Passover.

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11 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Husband held for murder

A Durban man who allegedly ordered a hit on his wife was arrested on Thursday and has spent the Easter weekend behind bars.

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15 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Man hands himself over after stabbing

A man who allegedly stabbed another man to death at Jacobs Hostel, in Durban, has handed himself over to police, KwaZulu-Natal police said on Sunday.

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18 hrs ago | West Australian

South Africa's 'spaza' shops suffer as big retail rolls in

In this corner of South Africa's black township of Soweto, the biggest building used to be the Catholic church.

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19 hrs ago | AlertNet

South Africa's ANC set for two-thirds majority - poll

The African National Congress is on course to win nearly a two-thirds majority in May 7 elections, a poll showed on Sunday, confounding analysts who had predicted a fall in support for South Africa's ruling party 20 years after the end of apartheid.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

MBendi

Oil and Gas Africa 2014 - Cape Town, South Africa

While the continent's growing importance as a new source of crude oil is attracting an increasing number of Afro-centric oil industry meetings and conferences, our event Oil and Gas Africa, now in its 6th edition, is still the largest and only Engineering Supply Chain exhibition.

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Iol.co.za

Cop's fingerprints found at murder scene

A police officer is among 10 people arrested for the murder of another policeman at the Klapmuts police station outside Stellenbosch, Western Cape police said on Saturday.

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Iol.co.za

Two boys killed in hit and run

File image. A driver has fled the scene of an accident in which two boys, aged six, were killed in the Western Cape.

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In-depth Africa

How South African Immigration officials hate on Nigerians

A travel agent narrates how her client was disrespected, illegally held in a cell and deported from South Africa after arriving the country yesterday April 18thbecause according to SA immigration, the man hadn't paid for his hotel reservation.

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Iol.co.za

I took muti, says raped man

A North Coast man who was allegedly gang-raped at gunpoint by three women says he was able to cope because of muti he had taken days earlier.

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Courthouse News Service

South Africans Have Case for Aiding Apartheid

Ford Motor Co. and IBM must face a class action from black South Africans accusing them of supplying the apartheid regime with military cars and computers, a federal judge ruled.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Age

In Pistorius trial, critics see a justice system favouring rich and famous

Pretoria: Before the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius opened, a judge who ruled that most of it could be broadcast said that decision would counter the notion that South African justice treated the rich and famous "with kid gloves" while it was "harsh on the poor and vulnerable".

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Weekend

Nigeria Claims Africa's Highest GDP, Disputing World Bank's Poverty Stats

News headlines worldwide are trumpeting the startling news that Nigeria has now surpassed South Africa as having the continent's healthiest economy.

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Iol.co.za

Five die in KwaZulu-Natal accident

Five people died and 12 others were seriously injured on Friday morning in a mini-bus accident on a road between Muden and Weenen near Greytown, paramedics said.

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St. Cloud Times

Baby on board: Chelsea Clinton says she's pregnant

Alongside her mother Hillary Clinton, Chelsea Clinton announced that she is pregnant with her first child with husband Marc Mezvinsky.

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News24

Kasrils an enemy of the people - MKMVA

Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils is an "enemy of the people" with his "No Vote" campaign, the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association said on Thursday.

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New Vision

Return to South Africa part II: discovering Soweto

It was the fourth and last day of our stay in Johannesburg, and that day would also be the final day of the Africa Fashion Week in Pretoria.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 2-South African platinum firms lift wage offer to 10 pct

South African platinum producers made a new wage offer on Thursday in a bid to end a three-month strike at their mines that has hit 40 percent of global output of the industrial metal.

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