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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The number of Mpumalanga Maths and Science learners decreases

The MEC for Education in Mpumalanga, Bonakele Majuba has raised concern about the decline in the number of learners registered to write mathematics and physical science in this year’s grade 12 final examinations.

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Eleven Western Cape govt departments get clean audit

David Maynier

Eleven out of the 13 Western Cape government departments have received a clean audit by the Auditor General for the 2018/19 financial year.

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 R&B singer R. Kelly gets May 2020 trial date in sex abuse case

R Kelly

Singer R. Kelly will face a May18 trial on charges that he recruited underage girls and women to have sex with him, isolating them and controlling what they ate and when they went to the bathroom, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday.

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WATCH LIVE: Thabethe to continue testimony at the State Capture Inquiry on Friday

The former Head of the Free State Agriculture Department, Peter Thabethe, will continue his testimony at the State Capture Commission in Johannesburg on Friday.

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‘Tax Ombudsman remains critical institution’

Tax Ombudsman Judge Bernard Makgabo Ngoepe has emphasized that his office remains critical in ensuring that taxpayers are treated with the fairness they deserve. 

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President Cyril Ramaphosa and First Lady welcome Britain’s royal couple

On the last day of their African tour, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex went to Pretoria to meet president Cyril Ramaphosa and his wife, Dr. Tshepo Motsepe. 

Upon arrival at the Mahlambu Ndlopfu President’s Residence, Britain’s royal couple posed for a photo with the president before heading to  private meeting. 

From left: President Ramaphosa, Dr. Tshepo Motsepe, Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry. Picture: Karen Sandison. 


The Duchess wore a beige double-breasted collar dress similar to the one she wore yesterday. The only difference is that today’s one was a bit longer in length. The First Lady wore a floral flounce skirt with a matching shirt while Ramaphosa wore a black suit, white shirt and red tie. The Duke opted for a navy blue suit, white shirt and a blue tie.   

Britain’s royal couple at a meeting with President Ramaphosa and Dr. Tshepo Motsepe. Picture: Karen Sandison. 


Before meeting with the president, the royals went to Tembisa to learn about Youth Employment Services (YES). YES is an initiative launched by Ramaphosa aiming to tackle the critical issue of youth unemployment in South Africa by creating one million new work opportunities in the next three years.


The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the Young Empowerment Services Hub in Tembisa. Picture: Nokuthula Mbatha. 


Since their arrival in Africa, the Duke of Sussex not only visited South Africa but went to neighbouring countries such as Botswana, Angola, and Malawi where he followed the the footsteps of his late mother, Princess Diana and  raised awareness for HIV. 

The Duchess of Sussex remained in Johannesburg where she was on the ground, discussing violence against women and children. 

Duchess of Sussex engaging with children where she was discussing violence against women and children. Picture: Nokuthula Mbatha.  

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be flying back to Britain tonight. Here are some of the highlights during their South African visit. 

Mthethwa to sue for defamation after Naidoo’s testimony at State Capture Commission

Former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa says he has instructed his lawyers to sue for defamation after allegations against him resurfaced at the State Capture Commission in Parktown, Johannesburg.

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New Zealand hand down drubbing to Canada

Jordie Barrett

New Zealand administered the biggest drubbing of the 2019 Rugby World Cup so far, when they thrashed Canada 63- nil in a pool B match in Oita, Japan.

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‘Mthethwa benefitted from Crime Intelligence’s secret service account’

Former Crime Intelligence official, Colonel Dhanajaya Naidoo has told the State Capture Commission of Inquiry that the secret service account was used to purchase a luxury vehicle for former Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa.

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Peddie businesses count losses in the wake of fire

Burnt Business

Business people from the rural town of Peddie in the Eastern Cape are counting their losses after their businesses were gutted by a fire.

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Osaka laughs off ‘too sunburned’ comment with plug for sponsor’s sunscreen

Japanese tennis player, Naomi Osaka, has laughed off comments by a Japanese comedy duo who said she was “too sunburned” and “needed some bleach”, turning the tables with a plug for Japanese cosmetic giant Shiseido that is one of her sponsors.

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Middendorp shoulders blame for Khune’s latest injury

Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune continues to struggle with injuries and this time Amakhosi head coach Ernst Middendorp is shouldering the blame for Khune’s latest injury.

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Wales overpower Australia to top Pool D

Six Nations champions Wales took a massive step towards topping Pool D with a thrilling 29-25 victory over Australia in the Rugby World Cup in Tokyo on Sunday.

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Fraser-Pryce blazes to history with fourth world gold

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce powered her way to 100 meters gold on Sunday to become the first person to win four gold medals over the distance at the athletics world championships.

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E Cape establishes Fashion Council for emerging designers

African inspired outfits are gaining increasing popularity and it’s evident on social media platforms. The establishment of the Eastern Cape Fashion Council is giving aspiring designers an opportunity to grow their craft.

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Rand West City Local Municipality to issue letters of dismissal

More than 700 Rand West City Local Municipality employees could soon be unemployed on Gauteng’s West Rand.

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Eddie Murphy brings Dolemite to the big screen in a new biopic

Eddie Murphy hit the orange carpet on Saturday for the premiere of his new film “Dolemite is My Name” in Los Angeles, California.

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Ireland’s victory lap over Japan

Ireland can effectively give themselves three weeks to prepare for a likely Rugby World Cup quarter-final against South Africa with a win over Japan on Saturday.

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Baccus on PSL standard, and Middendorp’s tactics

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Kearyn Baccus says it hasn’t been easy to settle in the Premier Soccer League (PSL) after joining Amakhosi during the off-season from Australia.

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Southern Kings to face Cardiff Blues in PRO14 rugby tournament

Ball

The Southern Kings will face off against the Welsh outfit, Cardiff Blues in their opening match of the PRO14 rugby tournament.

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Plans to formalise Grade 9 as second exit point of schooling

Angie Motshekga

The Department of Basic Education is working on formalising Grade 9 as one of the exit points of schooling.

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Khuzwayo honoured by eThekwini and discusses future plans

Brilliant Khuzwayo has been honoured by the eThekwini Municipality for his career with a special luncheon held in his honour in Durban.

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Waves for Change welcome royal couple visit

The management of the NGO, Waves for Change, welcomed the visit of the royal couple, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan to Monwabisi Beach at Khayelitsha in Cape Town on Tuesday.

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‘Joker’ raises concern for US movie theatre massacre families

Families involved in a 2012 movie theatre mass shooting in Colorado have asked the studio behind “Joker” to help lobby for gun reform, expressing concern about the film’s portrait of a mental breakdown that leads to violence.

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All Blacks’ Williams apologises for Instagram photo misunderstanding

All Black Sonny Bill Williams has apologised to a Malaysia-based photographer for posting an image on Instagram which was later taken down by the social media platform over copyright issues.

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PANSALB looks to develop isiXhosa for medical and engineering fields

Machine

The Pan South African Language Board is discussing and authenticating the use of isiXhosa words in the medical and engineering field in order to grow the language.

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Heritage sites show ancient VhaVenda kingdom and civilisation

For hundreds of years VhaVenda people held a belief that the natural warm water pool in Nzhelele, Limpopo has healing powers.

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Jones utilizes squad depth for USA clash

Manu Tuilagi

England coach Eddie Jones has opted to rest Manu Tuilagi for Thursday’s World Cup match against the United States in one of 10 changes to the line-up that beat Tonga 35-3 in their Pool C opener in Sapporo.

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ take top Emmy honours on night of upsets

Medieval drama “Game of Thrones” closed its run with a fourth Emmy award for best drama series while British comedy “Fleabag” was the upset winner for best comedy series on Sunday on a night that rewarded newcomers over old favourites.

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