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9 September 2020

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‘That one bullet ripped our family apart’: slain superhero cop ‘took her oath seriously’

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She was a “superhero”. Nothing could prepare Detective Warrant Officer Delene Grobler-Koonin’s family for March 5, the day she didn’t return home from work. “She optimised the true meaning of what a superhero is. She was courageous and always willing to go the extra mile for other people. She took her oath very seriously and […]

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9 September 2020

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Clicks urged to upskill staff, ‘wounded’ by EFF tactics

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Health and beauty retail store, Clicks, which on Wednesday decided to shut the doors of all its stores after two days of protests by the EFF, said it was offering counselling to its workers who were traumatised by the ordeal. “We are closing today to attend to the wounds of our people because this thing […]

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9 September 2020

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KZN musicians whose roadside concert shut N3 appear in court

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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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9 September 2020

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SA parents warned to keep children off TikTok until suicide video is removed

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Digital law expert Emma Sadleir has warned parents to keep their children off TikTok until it removes a graphic live video of a US man taking his life. The footage of the suicide was uploaded to the Chinese video-sharing social network on Sunday night from Facebook, where it was initially streamed. The video was removed but was […]

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9 September 2020

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Violent protests over illegal power connections in Alexandra

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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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9 September 2020

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Gwen Ngwenya takes on Julius Malema over shutdown ‘double standards’

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The DA’s head of policy, Gwen Ngwenya, has taken shots at EFF leader Julius Malema after his comments regarding the Clicks protests. Speaking at the height of the national Clicks protests this week, Malema said white racists should leave SA for Australia if they feel uncomfortable with the party’s actions. “Leave Clicks and white racism […]

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8 September 2020

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

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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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