ANC Northern Cape devastated by Block's 15-year sentence

2016-12-06 21:36

The ANC in the Northern Cape is still backing its former chairperson, John Block, who has been sentenced to 15 years in jail for his role in a multi-million rand corruption scandal.

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Fire ravages Port Elizabeth suburb

2016-12-06 20:49

At least one house has been razed to the ground as a runaway bush fire, driven by high winds, is burning out of control on the outskirts of a residential area in Port Elizabeth.

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DNA evidence will prove I did not rape, murder Franziska - accused

2016-12-06 21:36

Howard Oliver has told the Wynberg Magistrate's Court that outstanding DNA reports will prove that he did not rape or murder Cape Town teen Franziska Blochliger.

South Africa

Family Rottweiler shot dead after attacking toddler

2016-12-06 21:36

A Free State father whose Rottweiler attacked his 3-year-old child says he has no idea why the animal did it. The dad shot the dog dead after the incident.

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Du Preez keen to keep adding to team effort

2016-12-06 22:14

After a stellar weekend in Dubai, Branco du Preez is looking forward to another good showing at the HSBC Cape Town Sevens.

South Africa

Pretoria Girls High will study dept's report on racism

2016-12-06 20:34

Pretoria High School for Girls says it is studying a report into allegations of racism presented to it by the department of education.


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