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KZN musicians whose roadside concert shut N3 appear in court

Written by on 9 September 2020

Dozens of artists gathered outside the Pinetown magistrate’s court on Wednesday, intensifying their call for the government to amend regulations to allow venues to accommodate more people. Their appeals come as 32 artists are set to appear in court after they were arrested for staging a protest on the N3 near Durban last week. The […]

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Comair rescue practitioners agree to fund medical aid for employees

Written by on 9 September 2020

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says the business rescue practitioners (BRPs) at Comair have agreed to immediately reinstate medical aid contributions for employees. The union said the agreement was reached after its threatened to take legal action the  reneging of an agreement with employees to continue with the contributions. “Last week […]

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Akani Simbine‚ Ruswahl Samaai victorious in Italy

Written by on 9 September 2020

Akani Simbine and Ruswahl Samaai triumphed at a low-key Italian meet in Rovereto‚ 75km north of Verona‚ on Tuesday night. Simbine won the 100m at the 56th Palio Città della Quercia in 10.17sec‚ edging Italian champion Lamont Marcell Jacobs‚ who finished in 10.21‚ well off his 10.10 season’s best. Samaai‚ the 2017 world championship bronze […]

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Cash-in-transit robber gets lengthy sentence

Written by on 9 September 2020

A Dube hostel resident convicted of robbery and murder has been sentenced to life imprisonment and an additional 47 years in jail. The sentence has been welcomed by the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks). Bhekani Dladla, 30, was sentenced by the Palm Ridge High Court on Monday for the armed robbery and murder of […]

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Violent protests over illegal power connections in Alexandra

Written by on 9 September 2020

Parts of Alexandra in northern Johannesburg were declared no-go zones by irate residents on Wednesday when they reacted with anger to an early morning operation by City Power officials to curtail illegal electricity connections. The section of River Park was cut off as mobs burnt tyres and barricaded roads before a tense standoff with riot […]

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Eskom makes U-turn, halts Tuesday evening’s load-shedding

Written by on 8 September 2020

Eskom has returned four of its generation units to service and, in an about-turn, said on Tuesday afternoon that it had cancelled load-shedding plans for the evening. “We have cancelled stage 1 for this evening. No load-shedding to be implemented tonight,” Eskom said in tweet. “Having successfully returned four generation units to service … no load-shedding […]

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