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‘Force used to crush freedom in Africa’

Johannesburg – A worrying picture of ongoing human rights abuse, particularly in Southern Africa, was painted by Amnesty International in its 2014/2015 yearly report released on Wednesday.

Deprose Muchena, Amnesty's director for the Southern Africa region. File photo: Nokuthula Mbatha

Deprose Muchena, Amnesty’s director for the Southern Africa region. File photo: Nokuthula Mbatha

Let us employ criminals…! Call to wipe criminal records of 18-35 year olds

In a statement, the movement “pleaded” with the state and the Department of Justice to consider removing the names of “young people convicted for minor sa-business-crime-265offences from the system to allow them to start afresh”.

The movement’s secretary general Maria Tshabalala said criminal records reflected badly on a resume and made young South Africans unemployable.

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Girl (12) Caught in Gang Crossfire

CAPE TOWN – A 12-year-old girl is in a serious condition in hospital after she was wounded in gang-crossfire in Lavender Hill.

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The child was hit by a stray bullet while walking home this afternoon.

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BREAKING NEWS: Bomb explodes at Trichardtsfontein Combined School

TRICHARDT – Pupils had to wait outside the gate at Trichardtsfontein Combined School after a bomb exploded in one of the classrooms on Sunday night.

A person passing by saw the classroom was in flames and contacted the police.

The secret nuclear deal our leaders have signed with Russia carries many risks for South Africa.

Shocking details of the secret nuclear deal that Energy Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson signed with Russia last year can, for the first time, be revealed. The text, which has been jealously guarded by her department and Russian nuclear company Rosatom, holds many dangers for South Africa.

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President Jacob Zuma: State of The Nation Address 2015

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State of the Nation Address by:

His Excellency Jacob G Zuma, President of the Republic of South Africa on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament Cape Town,

South African Airways is ‘technically insolvent’

South African Airways (SAA) has confirmed it is “technically insolvent” and reliant on government guarantees, which stand at R14.3 billion ($1.2 billion).

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“SAA has been reliant on guarantees from its shareholder [the South African government] for several years and the delay in the release of the financial statements for the 2013/14 financial year is directly related to the continued weakness of the company’s balance sheet and due to the company being technically insolvent,” SAA said in a statement.

Tougher gun laws coming in South Africa: President Zuma

Parliament – Police are looking at more stringent controls on gun ownership, President Jacob Zuma told MPs on Thursday.

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Delivering his annual address in the National Council of Provinces, he said government was concerned about the rapid increase in the number of guns in South Africa.

South African president Zuma reveals he used to practice witchcraft against white people

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma has told how he used to practice witchcraft against white people.

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Speaking in his native Zulu language at a pre-election rally in the country’s rural north, he told a crowd of his voodoo past.

‘I used to practice witchcraft around here, bewitching the Boers during apartheid’, Zuma reportedly said.