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Mail & Guardian
SA steel industry on the brink of collapseThe first job losses in the steel industry will come in two waves. The first wa
SA steel industry on the brink of collapse
Mail & Guardian / Posted 57 minutes ago
The first job losses in the steel industry will come in two waves. The first wave is here, and crisis talks continue between labour, business and government. At least 10 000 people will lose their jobs in the next six months, but 190 000 workers are... Read more
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iol.co.za
Tokolos cries foul over Facebook banCape Town - Guerilla art collective Tokolos Stencils on Friday cried censorship
Tokolos cries foul over Facebook ban
iol.co.za / Posted 14 hours ago
Cape Town - Guerilla art collective Tokolos Stencils on Friday cried censorship after Facebook closed its account on the basis that it is “not a real person”. The group said it believed the University of Cape Town had prevailed on Facebook to block... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Black Student Movement Occupies Rhodes University OfficesQuestions of transformation in higher education are again in the spotlight, thi
Black Student Movement Occupies Rhodes University Offices
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 hours ago
Questions of transformation in higher education are again in the spotlight, this time at Rhodes University, where the Black Student Movement (BSM) camped out at the university's management offices, including the Council Chambers and the vice... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
SA's Top Researchers HonouredPretoria — South Africa's top researchers were celebrated for their continued p
SA's Top Researchers Honoured
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
Pretoria — South Africa's top researchers were celebrated for their continued pioneering work in advancing knowledge creation and innovation at the 2015 National Research Foundation (NRF) Awards. Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor on... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Setbacks for Traditional LeadersBy Terry Bell, News24 Correspondent The government's attempts to reinforce the
Setbacks for Traditional Leaders
AllAfrica.com / Posted 19 hours ago
By Terry Bell, News24 Correspondent The government's attempts to reinforce the role and power of traditional leaders has been delivered two major setbacks this month. On Tuesday last week, the full bench of the Eastern Cape High Court dismissed,... Read more
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Eye Witness News
Should political parties disclose funding sources? The pros and cons were discussed during a talk at the University of Cape Town
Should political parties disclose funding sources?
Eye Witness News / Posted 21 hours ago
The pros and cons were discussed during a talk at the University of Cape Town. Leaders of the SA's top 3 political parties: DA's Helen Zille, ANC's Jacob Zuma and EFF's Julius Malema. Pictures:... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Stem cell research outstrips legislationIt starts in a dish: a collection of cells that can be made to grow into cornea
Stem cell research outstrips legislation
Mail & Guardian / Posted 22 hours ago
It starts in a dish: a collection of cells that can be made to grow into corneas, hearts or livers, or used to treat currently incurable diseases. This is the future that stem cell therapies could offer us, but the path to that future is strewn with... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Zuma says sorry to fired Eskom bossPresident Jacob Zuma has apologised to former Eskom boss Tshediso Matona for th
Zuma says sorry to fired Eskom boss
Mail & Guardian / Posted 23 hours ago
President Jacob Zuma has apologised to former Eskom boss Tshediso Matona for the bad treatment he received when he was suspended from the power utility early this year, according to Mail & Guardian sources in the presidency and government. In an... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Bokani Dyer takes on the world“I hate world music,” Talking Heads frontman David Byrne once confessed. “The t
Bokani Dyer takes on the world
Mail & Guardian / Posted 23 hours ago
“I hate world music,” Talking Heads frontman David Byrne once confessed. “The term is a catch-all that commonly refers to nonWestern music of any and all sorts, popular music, traditional music and even classical music.” Under one label, world music... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Setbacks for traditional leadersTerry Bell, News24 Correspondent Port Elizabeth - The government’s attempts to
Setbacks for traditional leaders
News 24 South Africa / Posted yesterday
Terry Bell, News24 Correspondent Port Elizabeth - The government’s attempts to reinforce the role and power of traditional leaders has been delivered two major setbacks this month. On Tuesday last week, the full bench of the Eastern Cape High Court... Read more
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iol.co.za
Murdered loner’s true identity revealedINDEPENDENT MEDIADawn Flack placed flowers on the door way of her friend's flat
Murdered loner’s true identity revealed
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
INDEPENDENT MEDIADawn Flack placed flowers on the door way of her friend's flat. Photo: Gcina Ndwalane Durban - Police are still on the hunt for a suspect or suspects who murdered a 65-year-old woman who was found dead in her Umbilo flat last... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
South African Photographer Exhibits At New York's MetThe works of a South African photographer are being showcased at the Metropolit
South African Photographer Exhibits At New York's Met
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
The works of a South African photographer are being showcased at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in Manhattan, USA. The exhibition, featuring Jo Ractliffe's three series of images from the aftermath of the Angolan Civil War (1975 - 2002) and... Read more
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iol.co.za
Opposition mounts to $100bn nuclear plantJohannesburg - South Africa’s plans to build new nuclear plants costing as much
Opposition mounts to $100bn nuclear plant
iol.co.za / Posted yesterday
Johannesburg - South Africa’s plans to build new nuclear plants costing as much as $100 billion are encountering mounting opposition from within the government and ruling party over the project’s affordability. While Energy Minister Tina... Read more
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iafrica.com
'Race still matters' - MaimaneDemocratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane. Credit: AFP Twenty-one years after t
'Race still matters' - Maimane
iafrica.com / Posted yesterday
Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane. Credit: AFP Twenty-one years after the first democratic elections, many of the inequalities of apartheid remain, Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane said. The DA leader was speaking at the University... Read more
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Daily Maverick
People shall govern: Cope plans to let members directly elect presidentYou might be passionate about the principles of the African National Congress (
People shall govern: Cope plans to let members directly elect president
Daily Maverick / Posted 2 days ago
You might be passionate about the principles of the African National Congress (ANC), for instance, but feel very differently about Jacob Zuma as president. Too bad: as an ordinary voter, you’re stuck with whoever a few thousand people decide to elect... Read more
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The Daily Tar Heel
Property valued over Black lifeAs the body count of state-sanctioned Black genocide increases, white America c
Property valued over Black life
The Daily Tar Heel / Posted 2 days ago
As the body count of state-sanctioned Black genocide increases, white America continues to react not with outrage or even simple acknowledgement, but instead with an obsessive regard for property. On July 10, Sandra Bland, a Black woman, was pulled... Read more
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iol.co.za
Apartheid’s legacy still alive: MaimaneAPTwenty-one years after the advent of democracy, South Africa had not delivere
Apartheid’s legacy still alive: Maimane
iol.co.za / Posted 2 days ago
APTwenty-one years after the advent of democracy, South Africa had not delivered on many of the promises of 1994 and many of the inequalities of apartheid remained, said DA leader Mmusi Maimane. File picture Cape Town – Twenty-one years after the... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
'So white you've got to wear shades'George Hull Philosophy’s principal charm lies in its ability to do so much with
'So white you've got to wear shades'
Mail & Guardian / Posted 2 days ago
George Hull Philosophy’s principal charm lies in its ability to do so much with so little. This seduced me as an undergraduate, when I read WVO Quine’s argument for the startling claim that the meanings of words are, in principle, just as revisable... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Drug Discovery At UCT's H3D Attracts Global InterestGroundbreaking work by the University of Cape Town Drug Discovery and Developme
Drug Discovery At UCT's H3D Attracts Global Interest
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Groundbreaking work by the University of Cape Town Drug Discovery and Development Centre, H3D, in the research and development (R&D) of a potential single-dose cure for malaria, has attracted international interest, funding and scientists from around... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Mandela’s red Merc‚ strike become artRed is an exhibition by Johannesburg artist Simon Gush and has previously been
Mandela’s red Merc‚ strike become art
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
Red is an exhibition by Johannesburg artist Simon Gush and has previously been on display in Cape Town‚ Johannesburg and Grahamstown. It will run in East London until September 30. Speaking to the Daily Dispatch on Tuesday‚ one of the organisers‚... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Cape Town student sets out to be first quadriplegic woman to conquer KilimanjaroTwenty-year old ability activist Mycroft is expected to start her seven-days cl
Cape Town student sets out to be first quadriplegic woman to conquer Kilimanjaro
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 2 days ago
Twenty-year old ability activist Mycroft is expected to start her seven-days climb on Thursday (20) with seven other climbers “to raise funds in support of The Chaeli Campaign’s Inclusive Education Programme and The Chaeli Cottage Inclusive Preschool... Read more
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iol.co.za
Maxwele asks court to set aside UCT suspensionUCT student Chumani Maxwele visited the Western Cape High Court yesterday to ma
Maxwele asks court to set aside UCT suspension
iol.co.za / Posted 3 days ago
UCT student Chumani Maxwele visited the Western Cape High Court yesterday to make an application asking the court to set aside his suspension. The university had deemed Maxwele a potential risk to staff and students in June and suspended the Rhodes... Read more
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North Platte Bulletin
UNMC cancer researcher Dr. Sidney Mirvish dies at age 86An University of Nebraska researcher who led changes in way lunch meats, hot do
UNMC cancer researcher Dr. Sidney Mirvish dies at age 86
North Platte Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
An University of Nebraska researcher who led changes in way lunch meats, hot dogs, sausages are made was remembered Tuesday for his accomplishments. Services were held today for Sidney Mirvish, Ph.D., a professor emeritus in the Eppley Institute for... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Police Funerals Say About South Africa's Policing CultureBy Gráinne Perkins, University of Cape Town Police funerals and memorial servi
What Police Funerals Say About South Africa's Policing Culture
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
By Gráinne Perkins, University of Cape Town Police funerals and memorial services can reveal as much about the living as they do about the dead. South African police are murdered at a high rate. Between April 2013 and May 2014 68 members of the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Right of Response - #RhodesMustFall - Careful, Rebecca Hodes, Your Colour Is ShowingIn response to an article by Rebecca Hodes, How Rhodes Must Fall squandered pub
Right of Response - #RhodesMustFall - Careful, Rebecca Hodes, Your Colour Is Showing
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
In response to an article by Rebecca Hodes, How Rhodes Must Fall squandered public sympathy. By #RHODESMUSTFALL movement. It is incredibly regretful, but not altogether surprising, that we have received a critique from a historian at the University... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Informed Consent for Stem Cell Research - Why It Matters and What You Should KnowBy Leslie Jacqueline Greenberg, University of Cape Town This article is part o
Informed Consent for Stem Cell Research - Why It Matters and What You Should Know
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
By Leslie Jacqueline Greenberg, University of Cape Town This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on stem cell research and therapy. Read the rest of the series here. Ongoing developments in stem cell science mean that... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Libraries That Adapt Can Take the Continent's Knowledge to the WorldBy Lara Skelly, Cape Peninsula University of Technology South African libraria
African Libraries That Adapt Can Take the Continent's Knowledge to the World
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
By Lara Skelly, Cape Peninsula University of Technology South African librarians were shocked in 2013 when one of the top researchers at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology claimed that he no longer needed the library to do his... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
A Woman Has a Lot to Gain From a Prenup - MPFor many about to walk down the aisle a prenuptial agreement is a non- issue. T
A Woman Has a Lot to Gain From a Prenup - MP
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
For many about to walk down the aisle a prenuptial agreement is a non- issue. This is because it is not only considered un-African but a way to jinx a marriage since it stipulates who will take what when a marriage ends, before it has even... Read more
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Daily Maverick
Right of Response: #RhodesMustFall – Careful, Rebecca Hodes, your colour is showingIt has become increasingly clear the further we move away from the events of Ma
Right of Response: #RhodesMustFall – Careful, Rebecca Hodes, your colour is showing
Daily Maverick / Posted 4 days ago
It has become increasingly clear the further we move away from the events of March 9 that many of our so-called sympathisers are in denial of the objectives of our movement. On that fateful day, our comrade Chumani Maxwele threw faecal matter he had... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Marikana graffiti adorns abandoned Durban church(Jeff Wicks, News24) Durban - A symbol depicting the iconic 'man in the green
Marikana graffiti adorns abandoned Durban church
News 24 South Africa / Posted 4 days ago
(Jeff Wicks, News24) Durban - A symbol depicting the iconic 'man in the green blanket', Mgcineni 'Mambush' Noki, felled by police gunfire during the Marikana massacre, has cropped up in the most unlikely of places. A stencil of Noki, robed in his... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
An urgent rethink on customary law is neededOn the face of it, this provision was simply designed to bring traditional lead
An urgent rethink on customary law is needed
Mail & Guardian / Posted 4 days ago
On the face of it, this provision was simply designed to bring traditional leaders into the constitutional framework. However, legislation dealing with traditional leadership was subsequently enacted and the question then becomes whether this... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Labour Department Put Lives At RiskFor nearly seven years, the Department of Labour (DoL) withheld information tha
How Labour Department Put Lives At Risk
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
For nearly seven years, the Department of Labour (DoL) withheld information that could have imperiled the lives of many members of the public, campaigning lawyer Richard Spoor maintains. His comments come after the release last week of the... Read more
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Mail & Guardian
Decolonising Wits: Politics of the toyi-toyi on-screenDecolonising Wits is filmmaker and author Aryan Kaganof’s feature-length film l
Decolonising Wits: Politics of the toyi-toyi on-screen
Mail & Guardian / Posted 5 days ago
Decolonising Wits is filmmaker and author Aryan Kaganof’s feature-length film looking at the Wits University end of what has come to be called the #RhodesMustFall movement. But even that reading is deceptive. For even as the film hints that Wits is... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Are Judges Under Threat or Do They Complain Too Much?By Richard Calland, University of Cape Town Next week, South African President
Are Judges Under Threat or Do They Complain Too Much?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
By Richard Calland, University of Cape Town Next week, South African President Jacob Zuma will sit down with its chief justice for an unprecedented, potentially watershed discussion. It would be fascinating to be a fly on the wall to observe how... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
UCT is country’s top beer brewing varsityThe university was named on Saturday night as the winner of the 8th Annual SAB
UCT is country’s top beer brewing varsity
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 5 days ago
The university was named on Saturday night as the winner of the 8th Annual SAB Intervarsity Beer Brewing Challenge 2015 at an awards ceremony held at the SAB Cyril Ramaphosa World of Learning in Kyalami‚ Johannesburg. The university’s Munich Dunkel‚... Read more
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iol.co.za
Stemcells, building blocks of our bodiesREUTERSStem cells are the building blocks of our bodies. They are able to diffe
Stemcells, building blocks of our bodies
iol.co.za / Posted 5 days ago
REUTERSStem cells are the building blocks of our bodies. They are able to differentiate into the more that 200 cell types that make up our bodies. Cape Town - The words “stem cell research and therapy” evoke a number of responses. In emotionally... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
French train heroes tell about beating up terroristAlek Skarlatos must have thought the danger from Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen wa
French train heroes tell about beating up terrorist
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 6 days ago
Alek Skarlatos must have thought the danger from Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen was behind him. The young National Guard reservist wrapped up a tour of duty to Afghanistan in June and was in Europe to decompress for a month with friends, according to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mugabe Succession Recipe for DisasterThat Zimbabwe is in a dire state is now common cause and a serious point of con
Mugabe Succession Recipe for Disaster
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
That Zimbabwe is in a dire state is now common cause and a serious point of concern among the well-meaning. Some say but for the façade of stability conferred by the multi-currency regime underpinned by foreign currencies over which we have no... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
French train terror attack: British hero tells how he helped tackle gunmanHe said: “I looked up and saw a guy carrying an AK-47 or at least I assume it w
French train terror attack: British hero tells how he helped tackle gunman
Daily Telegraph / Posted 6 days ago
He said: “I looked up and saw a guy carrying an AK-47 or at least I assume it was some kind of machine-gun. “I ducked down in my seat. Alek got up and Spencer got up and they looked at what was happening and Alek said to Spencer 'go get... Read more
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Eye Witness News
UCT rejects calls to remove Farlam from council Rhodes Must Fall movement wants retired judge Ian Farlam removed from UCT Cou
UCT rejects calls to remove Farlam from council
Eye Witness News / Posted 6 days ago
Rhodes Must Fall movement wants retired judge Ian Farlam removed from UCT Council. FILE: Rhodes Must Fall movement wants retired judge Ian Farlam removed from UCT Council. Farlam Commission of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Country Needs Better Laws for Stem Cell Research and TherapyBy Janine Scholefield, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Melodie
Why Country Needs Better Laws for Stem Cell Research and Therapy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
By Janine Scholefield, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Melodie Slabbert, University of Cape Town|| Michael Sean Pepper, University of Pretoria and Robea Ballo, University of South Africa South Africa has a patchy array of laws... Read more
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iol.co.za
The 2015 ‘F*** WHITES!’-OlympiadINDEPENDENT MEDIAEusebius McKaiser says he has zero regrets about shutting down
The 2015 ‘F*** WHITES!’-Olympiad
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAEusebius McKaiser says he has zero regrets about shutting down, as moderator, the racial hatred expressed by a member of the audience at the 2015 Ruth First Memorial Lecture that was held at Wits Great Hall earlier this week. File... Read more
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iol.co.za
Why I shut down anti-white hecklerINDEPENDENT MEDIAEusebius McKaiser says he has zero regrets about shutting down
Why I shut down anti-white heckler
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
INDEPENDENT MEDIAEusebius McKaiser says he has zero regrets about shutting down, as moderator, the racial hatred expressed by a member of the audience at the 2015 Ruth First Memorial Lecture that was held at Wits Great Hall earlier this week. File... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
War Memorial Vandals Get Community ServiceTwo women who defaced a war memorial in Uitenhage have been sentenced to 250 ho
War Memorial Vandals Get Community Service
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Two women who defaced a war memorial in Uitenhage have been sentenced to 250 hours of community service each, Eastern Cape police said. Vuyokazi Voxeka, 29, and Nombulelo Mkwena, 28, splashed white paint on part of the South African War Memorial,... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Are judges in South Africa under threat or do they complain too much?It would be fascinating to be a fly on the wall to observe how the country’s tw
Are judges in South Africa under threat or do they complain too much?
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 7 days ago
It would be fascinating to be a fly on the wall to observe how the country’s two most important constitutional office-holders handle a very sensitive conversation about a very delicate topic: judicial independence. The meeting, set for August 27,... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
War memorial vandals get community serviceThomas Hartleb, News24 Port Elizabeth - Two women who defaced a war memorial i
War memorial vandals get community service
News 24 South Africa / Posted 7 days ago
Thomas Hartleb, News24 Port Elizabeth - Two women who defaced a war memorial in Uitenhage have been sentenced to 250 hours of community service each, Eastern Cape police said. Vuyokazi Voxeka, 29, and Nombulelo Mkwena, 28, splashed white paint on... Read more
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iol.co.za
Are SA judges really under threat?APNext week, President Jacob Zuma will sit down with Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogo
Are SA judges really under threat?
iol.co.za / Posted 7 days ago
APNext week, President Jacob Zuma will sit down with Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng for an unprecedented, potentially watershed discussion. File photo: Siphiwe Sibeko Are the judges’ concerns justified or do they complain too much? Richard Calland... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Lies Behind the Hype and the Hope of Stem Cell Research and TherapyBy Michael Sean Pepper, University of Cape Town and Nicolas Novitzky, Universit
What Lies Behind the Hype and the Hope of Stem Cell Research and Therapy
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
By Michael Sean Pepper, University of Cape Town and Nicolas Novitzky, University of Pretoria This article is part of a series The Conversation Africa is running on stem cell research and therapy ahead of the launch of a special edition of the South... Read more
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IAfrica South African Business News
ANC sold us out - MathunjwaThe African National Congress has betrayed black workers and has sold them to t
ANC sold us out - Mathunjwa
IAfrica South African Business News / Posted 7 days ago
The African National Congress has betrayed black workers and has sold them to the highest bidder, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union leader Joseph Mathunjwa said. Speaking at a Marikana solidarity gathering at the University of Cape... Read more
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iafrica.com
ANC sold us out - MathunjwaThe African National Congress has betrayed black workers and has sold them to t
ANC sold us out - Mathunjwa
iafrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
The African National Congress has betrayed black workers and has sold them to the highest bidder, Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union leader Joseph Mathunjwa said. Speaking at a Marikana solidarity gathering at the University of Cape... Read more
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