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The day has finally arrived – the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is under way

CAPE TOWN – As per Olympic Games tradition – after some beautiful dancing and fireworks – the parade of the nations saw the various countries walking out in Japanese alphabetical order, meaning Team South Africa were the 178th country to walk into the stadium. Due to pandemic restrictions it’s the first time in Olympic history …

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Phahlane tells Zondo Inquiry of ‘propaganda machinery’ unleashed against him

JOHANNESBURG – Former acting Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane told the State Capture Commission how former members of police watchdog, IPID, unleashed a propaganda machinery against him. The commission has resumed its hearings into law enforcement agencies on Friday afternoon. Phahlane has previously featured in testimonies by the embattled former head of IPID, Robert McBride. READ …

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Govt’s EVDS website is now available in more languages

JOHANNESBURG – Government’s Electronic Vaccination Data System is now available in more languages and users can also choose the site they want to get their COVID-19 jab from. The EVDS website has been translated to other languages, including Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa and Sesotho for now with the plan to incorporate all languages. The Department of …

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Govt revises number of people killed in KZN, Gauteng unrest to 330

JOHANNESBURG – JOHANNESBURG – The police have again revised the body count following last week’s rolling violence and looting. On Thursday, they reported the number of dead people in Gauteng and KwaZulu Natal to be 337. But on Friday, that number has gone down to 330. Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshaveni said: “Some …

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Nzimande formally announces COVID vaccination drive for higher education sector

CAPE TOWN – Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has announced the formal commencement of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for the post school education and training sector. He briefed the media on Friday afternoon on the rollout plan. “I say formal because in several respects, our sector has already undertaken much important work to support the …

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REGINALD KGWEDI: Taxi violence comes from a political vacuum in public transport

OPINION South Africa’s public transport system comprises of three modes – bus, train, and the minibus taxis industry. Taxis transport about 67% to 70% of public transport passengers, raises 71% of the total revenue, and receive 0% of subsidies. In comparison, the Gautrain transports 1% of public transport users, raises 7% of the total revenue, …

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GROUNDUP : Soup kitchen in Delft struggles to serve rising numbers of hungry, jobless people in the community

Farida Ryklief in Delft, Cape Town, feeds over a thousand people in her community daily. She says many residents have lost jobs during the pandemic. Some are selling their household appliances to pay for basic necessities such as electricity and bread. (Photo: Tariro Washinyira) Community soup kitchens say the number of people coming for food …

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Age of the Assassin: Delay tactics bedevil Kinnear murder-accused Zane Kilian’s bail application

Nafiz Modack (left) and Zane Kilian, who are accused of murdering Lieutenant-Colonel Charl Kinnear. (Photo: Vincent Cruywgen) Former rugby player and murder-accused Zane Kilian has terminated the service of his instructing attorney and advocate due to an alleged lack of funds, only to immediately appoint a Port Elizabeth attorney to represent him. Vincent Cruywagen The …

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Judge Teffo warns against further delays in Life Esidimeni hearings

JOHANNESBURG – Judge Mmonao Teffo has ordered all parties involved in the Life Esidimeni inquest to ensure all legal representation issues are addressed when the hearings resume next month. On Friday, Judge Teffo postponed the hearings to 2 August to ensure all outstanding issues are dealt with. The formal inquest began in the High Court …

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