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6 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

World Skateboarding Championships Return to South Africa October 1-5

World Skateboarding Grand Prix announced today it has extended invitations to over 70 countries to participate in this year's Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships October 1-5.

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15 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Afrikaans theatre fails to impress

RAMBLING SATIRE: Madri 1 2 van Straten, Michelle Hoffman, Ilne Fourie, Hilletje Moller-Bashew and Chanmarie Erasmus in Don Juan Onder die Boere.

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19 hrs ago | Bizcommunity

Phakaaathi, a new soccer supplement

The Gauteng-based daily newspaper, The Citizen has announced the launch of a new soccer supplement, Phakaaathi on 22 July 2014.

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

News24

.com | Free State DA launches public health survey

Why do some people prefer to stay ignorant about politics, while others explode when you mention some of our leaders' faults? asks Gomotsegang Motswatswe .

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Iol.co.za

Free State health care a 'moral failure'

The DA in the Free State on Monday described the province's health system as a "moral and constitutional failure".

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Israel must withdraw from Gaza Strip, says Zuma

While criticising the Israeli defence force and Hamas, President Jacob Zuma says the ANC will go "back to basics" through its Imvuselelo campaign.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

Future African leaders get a crash course in U.S. history

Irene Ikomu of Uganda, left, Rumbidzai Dube of Zimbabwe, center, and Alora Jiang of China share a laugh and some local fare during a cookout Wednesday, July 16, 2014, for a group of young African leaders visiting the College of William & Mary for two weeks as part of a White House initiative.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

BroadcastNewsroom

African EduWeek firmly establishes the place of technology in the classroom

DMN Newswire--2014-7-18--"It is so worthwhile to come and see what is available in e-learning and classroom technology, it is the only way to move forward," said Kennia Plaskitt, principal of the Willowmoore High School in Benoni during the SABC Education African EduWeek that took place in Johannesburg last week.

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Bizcommunity

1st for Women supports Bikers for Mandela Day 2014: Take action against abuse

From 11 to 13 July 2014, Zelda la Grange, DJ Fresh, Saint Seseli, Angie Khumalo, Anele Mdoda, Alex Caige, Clint Cunningham and Johrne van Huyssteen donned helmets to take part in another Bikers for Mandela Day event.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

World marks Nelson Mandela Day

It's Nelson Mandela International Day, a day of service celebrated on July 18, Mandela's birthday.Mandela, the former president of South Africa and Nobel Peace Price recipient, died at 95 on Dec. 5, 2013.

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Iol.co.za

Passenger praises SA flight crew

Former Kimberley schoolboy, Neil Papenfus, has nothing but praise for the South African Airways staff for their handling of the situation when his Hong Kong-bound flight hit severe turbulence, flinging passengers and crew into the air.

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Thu Jul 17, 2014

The Virginian-Pilot

My father, King of Common Sense, wouldn't lie to me

Every year around this time, I think of my late father. If he were alive, he'd turn 91 in a few days.

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Mail & Guardian

At home with Nadine Gordimer, a very private individual

Ilse Wilson, the daughter of Communist Party stalwart Bram Fischer, remembers the era of 'Burger's Daughter' and other times spent with its author.

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Iol.co.za

Government launches patriotism drive

The government will spend R34m to have the South African flag flying at every school and teach everyone to sing the national anthem, the arts and culture ministry said on Thursday.

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Diamonds.net

De Beers 2Q Production +7%

De Beers production rose 7 percent year on year to 8.515 million carats in the second quarter of 2014, Anglo American reported.

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Iol.co.za

Mobs loot foreign businesses in Zamdela

Foreign-owned businesses in the Zamdela township outside Sasolburg, Free State, became targets of xenophobic attacks following a failed labour dispute between the SA Municipal Workers Union and the local municipality.

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Wed Jul 16, 2014

Mail & Guardian

Free State healthcare workers march for Malakoane's head

In a TAC march, workers in the province's crisis-hit health sector say they will hold a night vigil every Wednesday until demands are met.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

News24

.com | Farmers urged to be pro-active on security

SA needs to draw up a multi-dimensional strategy on how to follow up on BRICS outreach - one which focuses on diversifying economic ties, says Dr Siphamandla Zondi .

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Le Monde diplomatique

North of Limpopo

When Mungo Soggot moved from journalism to writing non-public intelligence and investigation reports for corporate clients and investors, he made a miraculous discovery: he could pay his sources for information.

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Iol.co.za

Man loses appeal over k-word

The Supreme Court of Appeal on Tuesday dismissed a man's appeal over his use of the word "k****r".

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