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For the women who spend their days and nights in Naledi, the news of the recent deaths of four women has only intensified their fear.

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Auditor-general asked to probe Zuma friend’s R81m payment

The auditor-general will be requested to investigate why President Jacob Zuma’s friend was given a R81m advance payment on a tender to address acid mine drainage.

Alleged sex texts ‘could end Radebe’s presidential hopes’

The “slight” chance Jeff Radebe might have had to become ANC president has become even slimmer following claims that he was allegedly involved in a series of sex SMSs and emails sent to a young employee asking for nude pictures of herself.

ANC ‘seriously concerned’ over corruption levels

The ANC says it has noticed that certain state-owned enterprises have been suffering from poor management and allegations of corruption.

Hunter dies after elephant falls on him

A professional big game hunter from Tzaneen has died during a hunt in Gwai, in Zimbabwe, when a member of his group fired at a storming elephant cow and the animal fell on him.

Angolan apartheid troops battle to survive in SA

Angolan soldiers recruited by South Africa’s apartheid government to fight against their homeland now live in squalor, forgotten and unwanted.

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While You Were Asleep

North Korea ready to deploy new missile in response to Trump’s policies

In what Pyongyang says its answer to President Donald Trump’s policies, North Korea claims it’s ready to deploy and start mass producing a new midrange missile.

Trump urges Muslim leaders to confront extremism

US President Donald Trump has urged Islamic leaders to take a stand against violence done in the name of religion, describing the struggle against extremism as a “battle between good and evil”.

3 climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

Three climbers have died on Mount Everest and another is missing in a busy and tragic weekend on the world’s highest mountain, officials and expedition organisers have said.

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Group approaches High Court to change sexual abuse law

The Women and Men Against Child Abuse organisation is expected to approach the High Court to change the law to ensure that the legal system acknowledges the seriousness of all sexual violence cases, regardless of the elapsed time since the offence.

Estate agent back in court for racist rant against black police officer

The real estate agent whose racist rant towards a black police officer was caught on camera is expected to appear in the Randburg Magistrate’s Court.

Inspection in loco to be held in Sinoxolo’s rape, murder trial

An inspection in loco is expected to be held in the trial of two men accused of raping and killing Sinoxolo Mafevuka in Khayelitsha.

“The ANC will not split because it has the responsibility to unite the people of our country and the ANC itself has its own responsibility of staying united.” Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa

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