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4 min ago | Iol.co.za

Eskom package approved

The package, approved at a special Cabinet meeting in Cape Town on Thursday, would guarantee energy security and support gross domestic product growth, spokeswoman Phumza Macanda said in a statement. "This package was based on recommendations from an Inter-Ministerial Committee which reviewed an extensive set of options available to ensure energy security."

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3 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Africa Check: Do 40,000 whites own 80% of SA? The claim is incorrect.

It is a claim that has been widely circulated since Andile Mngxitama, a Member of Parliament and "commissar for land and agrarian revolution" with the Economic Freedom Fighters , raised the issue in an open letter to business tycoon Richard Branson in May this year. Two weeks ago, South Africa's Minister of Land Reform and Rural Development, Gugile Nkwinti, was quoted making a similar claim.

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9 hrs ago | PR-inside.com

Mediclinic International Limited (MDC) - Financial and Strategic SWOT ...

Mediclinic International Limited is a healthcare service provider. The center provides acute care specialized hospital services.

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13 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Madonsela answers her critics

South African of the Year one moment, CIA agent the next. It's been a roller-coaster week for Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

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17 hrs ago | Iol.co.za

Top cops in the dock

National police commissioner Riah Phiyega has escaped criminal charges, but some of her top cops, including Western Cape provincial police commissioner Lieutenant-General Arno Lamoer, may not be so lucky. The Sunday Independent has established, through several independent sources, that plans are afoot to charge Lamoer, Brigadier Sharon Govender, Brigadier Darius van der Ross and Brigadier Kolindren Govender with corruption and racketeering.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

The Age

Tatafu Polota-Nau may miss rest of the season for Wallabies

The Wallabies could be forced to head to Europe for their World Cup dry run without experienced scrummager Tatafu Polota-Nau after scans revealed the 50-Test hooker would be out for up to two months with an ankle injury. Polota-Nau played just 40 minutes on his return from a knee injury after spraining his ankle against Argentina on Saturday.

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South China Morning Post

Pistorius verdict has scholars and critics thumbing Latin dictionary

In her verdict, Judge Thokozile Masipa said prosecutors had in fact failed to prove Pistorius, 27, had intended to kill the person behind the door, let alone Steenkamp, when he fired his four 9mm rounds. Masipa's rejection of premeditation was largely expected: there were only two witnesses to the shooting, one of whom was killed, leaving the state to rely on circumstantial evidence and the testimony of neighbours that Masipa rejected as conflicting and unreliable.

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Iol.co.za

Malema 'charms old money'

The politician who wants to nationalise just about everything took the podium at one of Cape Town's bastions of the privileged English liberal establishment, a club popular for its tennis courts and tender green croquet lawns. There was not even the tiniest cavalcade when EFF commander-in-chief Julius Malema, dressed in his now trademark red overalls and beret, got out of a mid-sized car, notable only for its Gauteng number plates.

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Kirkland Reporter

Le Grand Bistro Americain in Kirkland hosts wine safari to savor on Sept. 21

Le Grand Bistro Americain proprietor Ted Furst and executive chef Shawn Martin will be hosting a special five-course dinner featuring seven wines from South Africa, where wine has a history dating back more than 350 years - possibly the oldest wine tradition in the New World. The event will take place at 6 p.m. on Sept.

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NewsOn6 Tulsa

Rampant Ebola fear takes toll on Africa tourism

State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.

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Fairfax Times

Comedian Stanhope brings new laughs to Fall Church

Doug Stanhope exits a phone interview with a joke, apologizing for not being as funny as he'd hoped due to drinking too much the night before.

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Scotsman.com

On this day: Iain Gray wins Scottish Labour vote

Pheidippides had run 150 miles in two days in a futile attempt to ask the Spartans to assist the Greek army, but in the end its help was not required. 1645: Battle of Philiphaugh and defeat of the Royalist troops under Montrose by the Covenanting army under Sir David Leslie.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Mail & Guardian

City of Cape Town plans to acquire drones

Shortly after referring to its CCTV system as "Big Brother", the City of Cape Town says it is in the "planning phase" of a camera drone project. Shortly after referring to its CCTV system as "Big Brother", the City of Cape Town says it is in the "planning phase" of a camera drone project.

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Iol.co.za

Emails allowed in Capitec fraud case

A Cape Town court ruled on Friday that testimony about sensitive emails found on a former Capitec official's laptop were admissible against him. Faick Davids, who resigned from Capitec after nine years with the bank to join African Bank, appeared in the Bellville Specialised Commercial Crime Court.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorialHillary Clinton...

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died Hillary Clinton among speakers at Angelou memorial NEW YORK - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nobel laureate Toni Morrison were among the expected speakers at a tribute to Maya Angelou, the author, poet and stage performer who died Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1tHugg8 US poet Maya Angelou reads a poem during a ceremony to present South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu of Cape Town the William J. Fulbright Prize for International Understanding on November 21, 2008 at the State Department in Washington.

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Mirror.co.uk

Oscar Pistorius' women: The loves of South Africa's one-time most eligible bachelor

Oscar said: "By the time I'm 50, I hope to be married with a family, dog and white picket fence around my house." But to catch Oscar's eye you would have to be blonde, blue eyed and gorgeous - it didn't matter what you thought about dogs or fences.

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The First Post

Why wasn't Oscar Pistorius convicted of murder?

The prosecution accused Pistorius of premeditated murder, claiming he had deliberately shot his girlfriend Steenkamp after an argument on Valentine's Day last year. However, Judge Masipa told the court that the state had failed to prove "beyond reasonable doubt" that Pistorius is guilty of premeditated murder.

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Iol.co.za

Malema vows to shake up sleepy Parliament

EFF leader Julius Malema on Thursday let rip, vowing to continue shaking up a sleepy Parliament and to not let President Jacob Zuma off the hook over repaying undue benefits from the R215 million taxpayer-funded Nkandla security upgrades. The Nkandla saga had moved on to repaying the money being the only issue for Zuma, he said.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

Iol.co.za

Work together to improve schools: Zuma

Pupils, educators and parents should work together to improve education and learning at schools, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. "Our children should be taught in secure environments... which affirm their dignity as citizens of this beautiful country," Zuma said in a speech prepared for delivery.

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AllAfrica.com

South Africa: Oscar Verdict - What Does It Mean

Oscar Pistorius is not guilty of murder but can still be found guilty of culpable homicide. But what did the Judge really say.

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