Archbishop Tutu in hospital

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Leah Tutu, wife of Desmond Tutu, has confirmed that the Archbishop emeritus and Nobel laureate has been admitted to hospital. She said in a statement

Parliament must remedy defective hate speech law – SCA

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The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has found that the definition of hate speech in the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act

Brazil and SA

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The Economist notes that Brazil’s economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.6% in the three months to the end of September, but that unemployment remains high

Florida man blames wind for stash found in car

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A 37-year-old man was arrested in Fort Pierce, Florida after claiming that the cocaine found in his car might have been blown in by the

Tax hike needed to avert disaster – Cosatu

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The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) has called for tax increases to fortify South Africa’s fiscal position. In a submission to Parliament on

Apologise to journalists, cricket body told

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The South African National Editors’ Forum (SANEF) has rounded on Cricket South Africa (CSA) for its attempts to ‘intimidate journalists critical of the sport’s governing

Soldiers’ house raids ‘illegal’, probe finds

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A South African National Defence Force (SANDF) investigation has confirmed claims of unlawful raids on homes by its soldiers in Pongola in KwaZulu-Natal. This was

Cape Town advocate gunned down

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Advocate Vernon Jantjies was shot dead on Sunday night at a petrol station in Mitchells Plain. Jantjies specialised in criminal cases, such as the trial

Swapo wins in Namibia but loses significant support

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The governing South West African People’s Organisation (Swapo) remained in power in last week’s Namibian general election, but saw its majority sharply reduced. The party

SARS wins R1bn tax evasion case

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The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) judgment which ended the protracted dispute with Africa Cash & Carry,