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10 Things to Know: This Week's Takeaways

South Korean Navy personnel try to search missing passengers aboard the sunken ferry Sewol in the water off the southern coast near Jindo, South Korea, Friday, April 18, 2014.

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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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Newsday

Top 10 Tips: Susanne du Toit

Susanne du Toit won last year's BP Portrait Prize, one of the UK's most prestigious visual arts awards.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

News24

DA wants to empower fishing communities - Zille

The DA has a plan for harbours and small-scale fishing communities, leader Helen Zille said in Cape Town on Thursday.

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Iol.co.za

Mandela's iconic speech still relevant today

Fifty years ago, Nelson Mandela stood up in the Palace of Justice in Pretoria and told the world he was prepared to die for his dream of a democratic, non-racial South Africa.

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Greenwich Citizen

Pistorius trial: Prosecutor chides defense witness

Forensic expert, Roger Dixon, left, holds a court exhibit, a magazine rack, as he answers questions put to him by chief state prosecutor Gerrie Nel , right, during the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius, in Pretoria, South Africa, Thursday, April 17, 2014.

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Iol.co.za

Opposition files Tlakula documents

Opposition parties filed an urgent application in the Electoral Court on Thursday over their demand that IEC chairwoman Pansy Tlakula must resign, UDM leader Bantu Holomisa said.

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News24

Dixon admits to omitting man's height in photo

Here's everything you need to know about day 25 of Oscar Pistorius's trial in the North Gauteng High Court.

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Mail & Guardian

SCA rules some charges against Mdluli to be set aside

While corruption and fraud charges may be set aside, according to the Supreme Court of Appeal, Richard Mdluli could face murder charges again.

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Iol.co.za

Pretoria squatters vow to spoil votes

Disgruntled residents at an informal settlement west of Pretoria say they will support Ronnie Kasrils in the Vote-no campaign.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Iol.co.za

Oscar the same as ET, says Jani Allan

The late AWB leader Eugene Terre'blanche was cut from the same cloth as Oscar Pistorius, Jani Allan says in an open letter to the murder accused athlete.

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Mail & Guardian

Zuma's long night of the Cabinet

When choosing a Cabinet striking the balance is always tricky, especially if you have 67 positions to fill and are expected to repay debts.

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News24

Amputee apologises for killing wife

The call by Ronnie Kasrils to voters to "spoil" their vote, and thereby hoping that SA will go against the ANC, is a disgrace, says Sizwe Mda .

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Iol.co.za

Empty titles don't matter to the poor

The writer says instead of bragging or mourning about the size of the economy, we should make more noise about the size of the gap between those who benefit from the economy and those who are exploited by it.

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Iol.co.za

Doors trouble Pistorius clan since 1844

More than a century before paralympian Oscar Pistorius appeared in court on a murder charge, a founder member of the Pistorius clan in South Africa earned himself a lesser degree of infamy in circumstances also involving a wooden door.

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Drivers must be fit, says minister

Clamping down on unfit drivers would help reduce road deaths in South Africa, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Wednesday.

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AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Zuma Corruption Scandal Dogs ANC Ahead of Elections

In just a few weeks, South Africans head to the polls to vote in parliamentary elections.

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Zille hands out solar kits in Pretoria

Democratic Alliance leader Helen Zille on Wednesday handed out solar power kits to residents of the Chris Hani informal settlement in Hammanskraal, north of Pretoria.

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News24

Parents queue for school enrolments

News24 has launched the latest update to their Elections 2014 platform - comprehensive interactive election results maps that work across all web and mobile devices.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Feministing

Your Daily Poem: June Jordan

Ed. note: For National Poetry Month , we're highlighting one feminist poem each day in April.

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