World Food Day focuses on awareness of world hunger and malnutrition

Wednesday the world celebrates World Food Day. The day focuses on awareness about issues of hunger and malnutrition facing the world.

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Eskom announces possible load shedding on Wednesday

Power utility Eskom says there is a possibility of rotational load shedding across the country from 9 o’clock on Wednesday morning.

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‘Joker’ remains Box Office ruler with $55 million

Joaquin Phoenix is king of the North American box office once again as “Joker” scores an easy victory in its second weekend with $55 million at 4,374 sites.

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SABC board to appear before parly

The SABC board and executive will on Tuesday appear before Parliament’s Communications Committee to brief it about the public broadcaster’s annual report and statements for the 2018/2019 financial year.

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Magaqa’s family expresses frustration over more delays in his murder case

The trial of four men accused of killing former ANC Youth League secretary-general Sindiso Magaqa has been transferred to the High Court in Pietermaritzburg.

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SARS ‘rogue unit’ case postponed to February 2020

Ivan Pillay

The case against three senior former South African Revenue Services (SARS) officials accused of their involvement in the so-called SARS rogue unit has been postponed in the High Court in Pretoria.

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Traffic disruptions following protest on Malibongwe Drive

Protestors have blocked Malibongwe Drive in Randburg, north of Johannesburg, with burning tyres and rubble.

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Calls for indigenous foods to be embraced

Food

Experts are calling on South Africans to embrace nutritious indigenous foods as the world battles climate change and food insecurity.

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Pretoria High Court postpones Myeni trial

Dudu Myeni

The High Court in Pretoria has postponed the trial in the matter between the Organization Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) and the former Chairperson of the SAA board, Dudu Myeni, to the 21st of October.

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Judicial services committee report to detail disciplinary cases

Mogoeng Mogoeng

The Office of the Chief Justice says details of outstanding disciplinary cases against some judicial officers are expected to be reflected in the Judicial Services Committee report soon to be released by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng.

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Lamola welcomes US sanctions against Gupta family

Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola has welcomed what he describes as a ‘collaborative effort’ in the fight against corruption.

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Williams looking forward into representing Bafana at home town

Port Elizabeth-born and bred Bafana Bafana goal-keeper, Ronwen Williams, is looking forward to playing for the national team for the first time, before his home crowd.

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‘South Park’ creators offer mocking ‘apology’ to China over episode

The creators of satirical animated series “South Park” issued a mocking “apology” to China after media reports that episodes of the show were no longer available on some Chinese websites.

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Lebusa looks to solidify his place in Bafana squad

Left-footed centre-backs are rare to find and having a player like Musa Lebusa at Bafana Bafana is very exciting at this stage of the modern game.

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Judy Umraw climbs Mount Kilimanjaro to highlight GBV

Judy Umraw

A Pietermaritzburg woman has climbed the highest Uhuru Peak of the Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania dressed in a traditional Saree, in a bid to cast the spotlight on Gender-Based Violence (GBV).

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Red-hot Reinach gives Bok coach headache after record hat-trick

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus has a potential selection headache after third-choice scrum-half Cobus Reinach scored the fastest ever Rugby World Cup hat-trick in a dazzling individual display during Tuesday’s 66-7 Pool B win over minnows Canada.

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Agrizzi to be cross-examined at State Capture Inquiry on Wednesday

Former Armscor CEO Kevin Wakeford is expected to cross-examine former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi at the State Capture Commission in Parktown, Johannesburg,on Wednesday morning.

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Masilela murder trial continues in PTA High Court

Pretoria High Court

The trial of the five men accused of killing actor and musician Dumi Masilela commences at the Pretoria High Court after it was postponed because one witness failed show up.

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We did not capitalise on 1996 AFCON success – Barker

Former Bafana Bafana coach Clive Barker believes South African football has been plummeting since the mid-1990s when they won the Africa Cup of Nations.

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Black Sash concerned about new Sassa collection points

Civil rights group, Black Sash, has raised concerns over the new collection points that the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) beneficiaries must visit to access their grants.

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BMW used to spin at Chatsworth funeral to be checked for modifications

Durban – The BMW used in a wheel-spinning incident during a funeral procession outside the Mobeni Heights Cemetery in Chatsworth is to be examined by metro police for modifications.

The vehicle’s owner, Warren Pretorius, appeared in the Chatsworth Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after handing himself over to the Bayview SAPS on Wednesday.

He was fined R3 000, but would face jail time if he committed a similar offence again.

He was charged with reckless and negligent driving.

The incident took place on the Higginson Highway recently.

Pretorius, who apparently spins tyres at funerals, was allegedly hired for R1 500 to “perform” at the funeral.

Metro police spokesperson senior superintendent Parboo Sewpersad said Pretorius’s green BMW was found in Newlands East on Tuesday and was impounded.

“It will be inspected by an examiner of motor vehicles for any modifications,” Sewpersad said.

If the vehicle was found to be illegally modified, it would be suspended and have to undergo a roadworthy test.

The BMW can be seen in videos circulating on social media after the funeral. One clearly shows the BMW’s tyres being spun in the middle of an intersection, with other vehicles blocking the flow of traffic on Higginson Highway.

Sewpersad said investigations were under way after the Chatsworth resident was given a send-off with the spinning of car tyres, gunshots and the sound of emergency vehicle sirens from Raffia Road in Crossmoor through to the cemetery in Chatsworth.

The police were also probing the alleged involvement of a security firm, a private ambulance service and a funeral service in reported traffic and other infringements during the funeral procession.

Last week, there were reports that staff of the security firm and ambulance service had handed themselves over to the police.

The funeral service vehicles were reportedly fitted with flashing white lights and sirens, which contravened national road traffic regulations.

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Bafana Bafana visit Nelson Mandela Hospital for Children

Bafana Bafana players visited the Nelson Mandela Hospital for Children in Johannesburg ahead of their match against Mali later this week.

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SA Women Sevens name experienced squad for African qualifiers in Tunisia

CAPE TOWN – Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Paul Delport named an experienced squad to travel to Tunisia for the Rugby Africa Women’s Sevens qualifier event over the weekend.

The tournament will be played in Monastir on Saturday and Sunday when the team will try to qualify for to the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Qualifying tournament next year.

Zintle Mpupha, the captain, is one of six players that represented South Africa at the Rugby World Cup Sevens in San Francisco last year. There are also three new faces in the squad for the tournament in North Africa.

Mpupha, Buhle Sonomzi, Zinhle Ndawonde, Zenay Jordaan, Nadine Roos and Eloise Webb all travelled to the USA last year and that experience will stand them in good stead when they face Uganda, Zimbabwe and Zambia in Pool B of the tournament.

The Springbok Women Sevens team for the Qualifiers in Tunisia. Photo: Supplied

Mpupha, along with Jordaan, Rights Mkhari, Mathrin Simmers and Webb, are all fully contracted Sevens players and were instrumental earlier this year in helping the Springbok Women 15-a-side team qualify for the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 to be played in New Zealand.

Catha Jacobs (Tuks) was also part of Delport’s group that won the Centrale Sevens and Nancy Sevens in France earlier this year, while Liske Lategan and Meghan Philips, who will play for the Springboks for the first time, represented Tuks in recent months in various tournaments.

"I am happy with the squad,” said Delport. “We are without Christelene Steinhobel, who is still recovering from an operation, and Alyssa Conley has a foot injury, which is not worth risking for this trip.

"However, there are some very good and experienced players in the team. It is going to be a tough tournament no doubt and we realise what is at stake.”

The Womenboks Sevens star Mathrin Simmers in action. Photo: @WomenBoks on twitter

The squad will depart from Cape Town on Wednesday.

The pools for the tournament are:
A: Kenya, Senegal, Botswana, Ghana
B: Uganda, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Zambia
C: Tunisia, Madagascar, Morocco, Mauritius

The Springbok Women’s Sevens squad:
1 Rights Mkhari
2 Catha Jacobs
3 Buhle Sonomzi
4 Zinhle Ndawonde
5 Sizophila Solontsi
6 Zintle Mpupha (captain)
7 Mathrin Simmers
8 Zenay Jordaan
9 Nadine Roos
10 Eloise Webb
11 Liske Lategan
12 Meghan Phillips 

The Springbok Women Sevens team for the Qualifiers in Tunisia. Photo: Supplied

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National Assembly criminalises so-called ‘revenge porn’

Porn

The National Assembly has passed legislation which criminalises so-called revenge porn – or the distribution of private sexual photos and films without consent.

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Javett Art Center to host discussion on Zwelethu Mthethwa painting

The Javett Art Center at the University of Pretoria will host a public discussion about its inclusion of the work of convicted killer, Zwelethu Mthethwa, in the All in a Day’s Eye: The Politics of Innocence exhibition.

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KZN man arrested with drugs worth R4 million

Arrest graphic

Hawks arrest man with drugs as well as equipment used to package drugs and other machinery to the street value of approximately 4 million.

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Denis Goldberg to showcase ‘Forgotten Liberators’ exhibition

Former Rivonia Trialist and long-term political prisoner, Denis Goldberg, will introduce the “Forgotten Liberators” exhibition at the Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation on Sunday, on the eve of Archbishop Emeritus Tutu’s 88th birthday.

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Two women accuse actor James Franco of sexual exploitation

Two women filed a civil lawsuit against Hollywood actor James Franco on Thursday, accusing him of running a bogus film school where young women eager to advance their acting careers were duped into auditioning nude or shooting explicit sex scenes.

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Erasmus praises Boks for demolishing Italy

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has praised his team following their 49-3 demolition of Italy at the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan on Friday.

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Bemawu concerned about persistent climate of fear at SABC

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) says it is concerned about a persistent climate of fear, especially after the announcement of the partial bailout.

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DA’s metro chairperson in Cape survives no confidence motion

Cape Town – The Democratic Alliance’s metro chairperson, Grant Twigg, has survived a motion of no confidence against him on Saturday. 

Twigg kept mum on the proceedings on Saturday. “Nothing really has changed since then, we had a robust discussion,” he said.

DA councillor Rose Rau and Mayco member for Transport Felicity Purchase made a submission on why Twigg should face such a motion. In an email sent out by Purchase last week seen by the Cape Argus, Purchase details why she brought the motion forward. 

“The reason I have supported the motion is because I believe the party is at a crucial stage in the country’s history, and now, more than ever, needs strong ethical leadership. We need a strong team to drive us to that victory in the metro to ensure the DA wins Cape Town in the 2021 election,” the email stated.

She also brings up some concerns against the metro chairperson, among some of those concerns are, the performance that the party showed in the last elections, an increasing unwillingness to listen by the new chairman at region, an increased mobilization along racial lines undermining the achievement of unity, intimidation and bullying of staff and officials, PR councillors and ward councillors and factionalism style of a group mind set.

“Allegations made by Felicity Purchase are patently untrue, untested and disingenuous. But clearly displays the attempt by a minority hellbent in pursuing their own agenda to tarnish my name politically before the next congress,” Twigg said.

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Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ back at top of charts 50 years after release

The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” album has returned to the top of the British album charts 50 years after its first release.

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fifa and who team up to promote healthy lifestyles - FIFA and WHO team up to promote healthy lifestyles

FIFA and WHO team up to promote healthy lifestyles

Soccer’s world governing body FIFA and the World Health Organization (WHO) agreed on Friday to work together to ensure tobacco-free environments at stadiums and to promote healthy lifestyles through football.

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sabc workers fear bailout will be used to effect mass retrenchments union - SABC workers fear bailout will be used to effect mass retrenchments: Union

SABC workers fear bailout will be used to effect mass retrenchments: Union

The Broadcasting, Electronic, Media and Allied Workers Union (Bemawu) at the SABC say a climate of fear is persisting at the public broadcaster, especially since the announcement of the partial bailout from Government.

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