Thursday Mar 6
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Funeral parlour boss speaks out on SA mine disaster
As friends and families of 22 of the 23 Zimbabweans who perished in a disused mine in South Africa prepare to accompany the bodies home, an official at the funeral parlour that is handling the repatriations has spoken out.
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Wed Mar 05, 2014
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Dead Zimbabwean miners were hiding from SA police
There are reports that the 22 Zimbabwean miners who died in a disused shaft in Johannesburg last week unwittingly exposed themselves to deadly gas in a bid to evade arrest by the South African police force.
Cop protester killing case postponed
Crocodile Bridge Gate and gravel roads in the southern part of the Kruger National Park have been closed due to heavy rains and flooding.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
South Africa: Collecting Copper in the Klipspruit River - Different Zama Zamas, Different Risks
On Tuesday, reports emerged that the bodies of five more illegal miners had been discovered near a shaft in Roodepoort.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Bodies of 10 illegal Joburg gold miners found
The bodies of 10 illegal miners have been found in the past two days near an abandoned gold mine shaft in Roodepoort, west of South Africa's commercial capital, Johannesburg.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Rescuers no longer retrieving miners' bodies
Rescuers will not be able to retrieve more bodies from an abandoned shaft at Durban Deep in Roodepoort because of dangerous gases which have already killed 11 people, Johannesburg emergency services said on Thursday.
Five illegal miners found dead in South Africa
JOHANNESBURG: South African emergency workers on Wednesday said they had discovered the bodies of five illegal miners outside an abandoned gold mine, a week after the high-profile rescue of two dozen other illegal miners.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Bodies of 5 illegal miners found
Martin Warburg wonders if political parties should rather have to pass some kind of IQ test before being allowed to register for elections.
Three held for taxi boss murder
Three men have been arrested in connection with the murder of the chairman of the Dobsonville Roodepoort Leratong Johannesburg Taxi Association , police said on Tuesday.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Robber shot in Roodepoort
A suspected robber was shot on Friday after he allegedly stole jewellery and a cellphone in Roodepoort, Gauteng police said.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Gordhan: Improve miners' living conditions
Better living conditions are needed in the mining sector, which plays an important role in the economy, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Tuesday.
Road rage: self-defence claimed
Leaving the Roodepoort Magistrate s Court, Nigel Pearce mounts the motorcycle of his brother Douglas, who was shot dead in a road rage incident on Malibongwe Drive, Randburg, on Valentine s Day.
Mon Feb 17, 2014
Road rage accused granted bail
Johannesburg - A man accused of shooting dead a motorcyclist during a road rage confrontation was granted R5 000 bail in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Monday.
We're not evil - biker
Attacking a female politician for anything other than how she does her job is unfortunately commonplace in SA's political discourse, writes Kameel Premhid .
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Man in court for 'road rage' murder
A motorist who allegedly shot dead a motorcyclist in an apparent road rage confrontation in Johannesburg is due to appear in the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court on Monday.
Thu Feb 13, 2014
Protesters willing to die for their causes
Service delivery protests are on the rise - and sending in the police or making empty promises are only making it worse.
Wed Feb 12, 2014
'But hell, it was hot'
When the blistering heatwave struck last month, staff at the Florama old-age home in Roodepoort didn't take any chances: they brought in extra fans and made sure the home's nearly 200 residents remained well hydrated.
Revival raises curtain on new era of joys
Roodepoort Theatre Re-launch PRODUCTION: Aria! Opera for Everyone SINGERS: Stfan Louw, Aubrey Lodewyk, Elizabeth Lombard, Otto Maidi, Antoinette Olivier, Alexandra Wald CONDUCTOR: Eddie Clayton ORCHESTRA: Johannesburg Youth Orchestra CHORUS: Voices of the Nation.
Mon Feb 10, 2014
Keaton Energy seals R350m Investec loan
JUNIOR coal producer Keaton Energy's securing of a R350 million financing facility from Investec Bank would give it financial flexibility and reduce the cost of capital, the JSE-listed firm said yesterday.