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Ace’s last stand: Magashule, Zuma supporters plan to ‘shut down SA’ next week

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You didn’t think Ace Magashule would go quietly, did you? After being given a 30-day ultimatum to ‘step aside or face suspension’, the ANC Secretary-General has decided to use his one month notice for self-preservation. And, according to the Sunday papers, supporters of the Jacob Zuma-inspired ‘RET Faction’ are ready to fight for their leaders.…
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On This Day: What happened on 04 April?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 04 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever. 2002 | The government of Angola and UNITA rebel leaders signed a peace agreement in Luanda ending  Africa’s longest war. 2010 | The African Renaissance Monument in Senegal…
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Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 04 April 2021

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Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Severe Weather Alerts IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS: Nil FIRE DANGER WARNINGS: Nil ADVISORIES: Nil Gauteng: Temperature: Partly cloudy and warm. The expected UVB Sunburn Index: Very High Mpumalanga: Temperature: Cloudy in the east at first with morning drizzle and…
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Mozambique attack: Over 50 South Africans accounted for

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The South African government has confirmed that well over 50 citizens who were feared missing in the wake of insurgent attack in Mozambique, Palma, have now been accounted for. In a statement on Saturday, 3 April 2021, the Defence and Military Veterans ministry expressed much concern over the security situation at Cabo Delgado, the oil-rich…
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Mozambique attack: Oil and gas held promise, what went wrong?

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Recent events in Palma, a town in the volatile Cabo Delgado province in the north of Mozambique, have taken bloodshed in the region to new levels. Dozens of people were killed when hundreds of Islamist militants stormed the town on Wednesday, 25 March. They targeted shops, banks and a military barracks. The attack has been devastating for the people…
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Mmusi Maimane drags Tony Leon for calling him ‘an experiment’

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It’s the battle of the former Democratic Alliance (DA) leaders, as Mmusi Maimane has taken exception to Tony Leon branding him “an experiment that went wrong,” in his new book titled “Future Tense.” Leon has been considered one of the fiercest critics of Maimane’s leadership in the official opposition party, particularly in the wake of…
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SADC to convene meeting over Mozambique’s insurgency

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The South African Development Community (SADC) has called an urgent meeting for next week, during which it will discuss the situation in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region. The meeting has been called by Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who is also the Chairperson of the SADC Organ on Politics, Defence and Security. It also comes after Mokgweetsi…
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Beware: There’s a new banking scam gaining traction

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There’s no denying that like any other criminal, bank scammers always find a newer and cleverer way to commit their dirty deeds. South Africans have now been warned to more vigilant and more cautious than ever, as there is a new scam doing the rounds. According to authorities, the scammers call their victims, claiming to…
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Bystander, two others shot dead after buying bus tickets

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At least two people have been arrested in connection with an apparent hit in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) outside the ticket offices of a bus company on Friday, 2 April 2021, which left three others dead. According to the South African Police Service (SAPS), a man and a woman had just left the offices of the…
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On This Day: What happened on 03 April?

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Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 03 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever. 1984 | Lansana Conté led a military coup that overthrew the government and removed Prime Minister Louis Lansana Beavogui. 2017 | The biggest earthquake was recorded in Botswana.…
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Weather forecast, alerts and UVB index for all South African provinces, 03 April 2021

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Weather data provided by the South African Weather Service. For a detailed forecast of your province, click here. Severe Weather Alerts IMPACT-BASED WARNINGS: Nil FIRE DANGER WARNINGS: Nil ADVISORIES: Nil Gauteng: Temperature: Partly cloudy and warm. The expected UVB Sunburn Index: High Mpumalanga: Temperature: Morning fog patches in the east, otherwise fine and cool to…
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Economic growth to hit 2,6% in South Africa – World Bank

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Economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to have contracted by 2% in 2020 with prospects for recovery strengthening according to the World Bank’s biannual economic analysis for the region. The latest Africa’s Pulse, The Future of Work in Africa: Emerging Trends in Digital Technology Adoption, noted that a slower spread of the virus and…
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