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1 hr ago | NatureNews

Brazil considers transgenic trees

Viewed from above, Brazil's orderly eucalyptus plantations offer a stark contrast to the hurly-burly of surrounding native forests.

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5 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Power failure in Eersterust

City of Tshwane technicians are trying to restore power to certain parts of Eersterust, west of Pretoria, the municipality said on Wednesday.

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6 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Wheat crop may fall to smallest since 2010

South African farmers may produce 4.8 percent less wheat this season than a year earlier, making it the smallest harvest since 2010, the Crop Estimates Committee said as it lowered the area prediction for the cereal to the lowest on record.

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9 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Survey to measure poverty in SA

Statistics SA is conducting a survey to measure the level of poverty and inequality in the country, it said on Wednesday.

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13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Hospitals in disarray over laundry

A lockout of staff at a state laundry in Pretoria has left hospitals high and dry and out of stock, and management has been accused of violating labour laws by failing to follow procedure in a dispute.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

News24

.com | Waterkloof accused seeks parole

Frikkie du Preez, one of the so-called Waterkloof Four, will have to wait a while longer to hear whether an application for his release on parole will succeed.

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AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Former Mineral Resources Minister Faces Marikana Commission

Former mineral resources minister Susan Shabangu denied that Cyril Ramaphosa influenced her into seeing the Marikana strike as a criminal issue.

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Iol.co.za

Zuma will face protest until he pays

The protest action of the EFF last Thursday has received mixed reaction from the ruling party, which can be summarised as mere reflections of a basic intellectual bankruptcy.

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DNA India

3 Indian-origin South African women brutally murdered

Three Indian-origin women in South Africa have been murdered brutally in separate incidents, two of them allegedly killed by their partners, sending shock waves among the community members.

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Bloomberg

South Africa Avoids Recession as GDP Expands 0.6% in Quarter

South Africa 's economy avoided its second recession in five years, expanding an annualized 0.6 percent in the three months through June.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Kenya Drops Visa Rules For South Africans

Confirmation has been received from Nairobi that the Kenyan government has, for the time being, suspended the introduction of what has been described retaliatory Visa requirements for South African citizens.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Iol.co.za

Must cheats pay up? Court to decide

In a case which could be groundbreaking for cheating spouses, the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein will on Wednesday hear arguments as to whether the right to claim damages for adultery is still relevant in our modern society.

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In-depth Africa

Gauteng Health suspends CFO

Pretoria The Gauteng Department of Health has suspended its Chief Financial Officer , Ndoda Biyela, pending an internal investigation, the department said on Monday.

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In-depth Africa

Malema's (new) day in court: No drama, no fireworks

The stage was all set for Malema's North Gauteng High Court appearance. Firstly, if things went horribly wrong and Malema was declared an unresolved insolvent, he could no longer be an MP.

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AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Klerksdorp Earthquake - Mining or Nature?

Establishing whether the recent earthquake in South Africa's North West province was purely mining induced, or caused by natural tectonic shifts in the earth's crust, is not a simple matter, experts said during a recent panel discussion hosted by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in Pretoria.

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Iol.co.za

Pretoria becoming a shopping mecca

Development and investment in Pretoria's shopping and retail sector has given the city a surge in its economic status.

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Iol.co.za

Medunsa students in court

Five Medunsa students appeared in the Pretoria North Magistrate's Court on Monday, following a strike at the university, Gauteng police said.

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Iol.co.za

I will beat corruption charges: Malema

EFF leader Julius Malema was confident of beating looming fraud, corruption, money-laundering, and racketeering charges against him, he said on Monday.

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Mail & Guardian

Zim ConCourt finds criminal defamation is 'unconstitutional'

Zimbabwe's Con Court has held that a law criminalising defamation is unconstitutional, saying civil remedies were A preferable to criminal penalties.

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Iol.co.za

Aurora liquidators back in court

A R1.7 billion claim against mining company Aurora Empowerment Systems' insolvent estate is set to continue in the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

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