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Seven Injured in Ou Kaapse Weg Collision

Seven Injured in Ou Kaapse Weg Collision

Seven people were injured on Friday morning when three vehicles collided on Ou Kaapse Weg in Fishhoek, Western Cape, said ER24’s Russel Meiring. He said paramedics, along with other services, arrived on scene and found the three vehicles stationed on the side of the road. “On assessment, paramedics found that seven people had sustained moderate


Finance Ministry Warns Of Fake Facebook Accounts

The Ministry of Finance warned of fake Facebook accounts that purported to be those of the Minister of Finance, Nhlanhla Nene. “These accounts are part of ongoing attempts to con the public, both in South Africa and abroad, of their hard-earned money,” said the ministry in a statement. The ministry said these included bogus letters

Rietspruit farm animal cruelty

Another Case Of Animal Cruelty Uncovered On State-Owned Farm

Another case of animal cruelty on a state-owned farm has been reported, this time in the Limpopo province. According to the Democratic Alliance’s Annette Steyn evidence has emerged which indicates “shocking neglect” of livestock on the Rietspruit farm, allegedly managed by former Bela Bela municipal manager, Andrew Dipela. Steyn said these animals appear to be

Desmond Tutu

SA Deserves A Springboks Team That Represents Rainbow Nation – Tutu

South Africa deserves a Springboks team representative of the rainbow nation that defines us, said Archbishop Desmond Tutu in a letter to the Cape Times on Friday. He said the team should not be defined on the basis of quotas, affirmative action or window dressing, but on merit and “for our long-term well-being as a


Earthquake Shakes Johannesburg

An earthquake measuring 4.6 on the Richter scale struck Johannesburg in the early hours of Friday morning. This is the second earthquake to in South Africa this month. Friday’s quake took place at around 1am. The epicenter of the quake was reportedly near Orange Farm, a township south of Johannesburg. On the 5 August a

Aaron Motsoaledi

Immediate Ebola Travel Ban Imposed – Motsoaledi

An immediate travel ban for non-South African citizens from countries affected by the deadly Ebola fever virus was announced by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Thursday. “A total travel ban for all non-citizens travelling from these high-risk countries (Guinea, Kenya and Sierra Leone), unless the travel is considered absolutely essential,” he said at a press