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9 September 2020

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Prince Harry, Meghan pay back R53m for Frogmore Cottage renovation

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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have refunded British taxpayers 2.4 million pounds (approx R53m), the cost of renovating their UK home, in line with a commitment they made after announcing in January they would step back from royal duties. The refurbishment of Frogmore Cottage, a house within the grounds of Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle […]

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9 September 2020

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Rugby stars trek into the desert as Battle of the Sports kicks off

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Four teams of some of SA’s favourite sports personalities are this month embarking on an all-out endurance race against time through the Northern Cape desert. On Sunday, “Team Rugby” arrived in Kenhardt, a small town close to Verneukpan, the large salt pan famous for hosting attempts to break the land-speed record and now the scene […]

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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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Comair rescue practitioners agree to fund medical aid for employees

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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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9 September 2020

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Akani Simbine‚ Ruswahl Samaai victorious in Italy

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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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9 September 2020

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Cash-in-transit robber gets lengthy sentence

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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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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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