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Local news for Johannesburg, South Africa continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

5 hrs ago | Uganda News Picks

$75,000 Anzisha Prize for Young Entrepreneurs 2014 Finalists

For the first time ever, African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are delighted to have Anzisha Prize finalists from Togo and Ivory Coast Five young women are among the 12 finalists in the running for the $75,000 prize money that will be awarded on 23 September 2014, and will fly to Johannesburg from DRC, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa ... (more)

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8 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

Lesotho military denies coup

JOHANNESBURG: Lesotho's military has denied staging a coup, saying that it acted to disarm police officers because they threatened to destabilise the country.

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12 hrs ago | AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Court Rules Against Lengthy Detention of Illegal Migrants

The Department of Home Affairs says it is studying the South Gauteng High Court judgement on the detention of illegal foreigners at the Lindela Deportation Facility.

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16 hrs ago | Al Jazeera

Lesotho military in 'attempted coup'

Military units in Lesotho have surrounded government and police buildings and gunfire has been heard in the small mountainous southern African kingdom, in what diplomats said appeared to be an attempted coup.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

Bloomberg

South African Trade Gap Widens to 6.9 Billion Rand in July

South Africa's trade gap widened in July as oil imports increased and local car manufacturers boosted purchases of components during a strike.

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Customer Interaction Solutions

MTN and Huawei Announce Completion of Transport SDN and 2.4T WDM System Field Trial in South Africa

ENP Newswire - 29 August 2014 Release date- 28082014 - Johannesburg, South Africa - Huawei and MTN, Africa's largest telecommunications operator, today announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing system.

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Mail & Guardian

Sharp rise in classroom homophobia

South Africa's schools are a hostile environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex pupils, said gender activists this week.

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BBC News

Africa in pictures: 22-28 August 2014

People gather at a window on Friday to watch those taking part in the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove Festival in the south-western Nigerian state of Osun.

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Voice of America

South Africa Finds 4 Guilty of Shooting Rwandan Exile

A South African court on Friday found four men guilty of trying to kill an exiled critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame, in a case that had strained diplomatic ties between the two countries.

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ABC News

SAfrica: 4 Guilty in Murder Try on Rwandan General

A South African court found four men guilty Friday of an attempt to murder an exiled former Rwandan general in front of his home in Johannesburg, an attack that the general said was ordered by Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

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Q-Notes

Back to School

Published: August 29, 2014 in A&E / Life&Style , Cover Stories , Featured Stories Updated: August 29, 2014 at 8:14 am Warren Radebe was 24 when he first began coming out to his friends.

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News24

.com | The Zuma spy tapes: all you need to know

As President Jacob Zuma loses his appeal to block the release of the so-called "spy tapes", News24 charts the battle that began more than decade ago.

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Mail & Guardian

Dance Umbrella lives to tango another day

The lottery has waltzed in to give the festival the funding lifeline it needs to step out for another year.

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Mail & Guardian

Rebooting Shifty Records's mighty rebel yell

Thirty years later, a project aimed at preserving this vital canon of work will culminate in a series of exhibitions and concerts.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Trenchless Technology

Bauma Conexpo Africa Moves to Three-Year Cycle After 2015

After celebrating its premiere event in 2013, Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry is making some changes.

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Mail & Guardian

The long road to dethroning patriarchy

"If you flick through the design history books, you'll notice that pretty much all the 'great designers' have something in common.

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Iol.co.za

Lindela detentions unlawful: court

The High Court in Johannesburg has ruled that the detention of migrants at the Lindela Repatriation Centre is unlawful and unconstitutional, the SA Human Rights Commission said on Thursday.

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Voice of America

'Bad Mannered' South Africans Go Back to School

The luxurious grounds of La Chatelet in Johannesburg's Sandhurst suburb are now a school for those seeking impeccable table manners and other social skills.

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Voice of America

'Beefy' Waiters Strut Across South Africa's Social Boundaries

"I'd say seven out of ten clients now are women," said one of the Beefcakes boys introduced onstage.

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Mail & Guardian

Where there's smoke, there's fire

"I wish I never smoked in the first place and moving over to electronic cigarettes [e-cigarettes] was my way of trying to kick the habit but my nicotine addiction has increased - now I want to smoke all the time," says Brett Pearton from Randburg in Johannesburg, shaking his head with regret.

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