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Beitbridge fiasco: Contractors agree to pay 'any amount ordered against them'

16th October 2020 Contractors responsible for the porous fence at the Beitbridge border have seemingly succumbed to the pressure of the Special Investigating Unit... 

Man who claimed Covid-19 might spread through testing swabs to make representations to NPA

16th October 2020 The man who claimed Covid-19 may be spread by community swab tests intends making representations to the National Prosecuting Authority.... 

Covid-19: Oxford University developing five-minute antigen test

16th October 2020 Scientists from Britain’s University of Oxford have developed a rapid Covid-19 test able to identify the coronavirus in less than five minutes,... 


Bosasa fraud case postponed due to Angelo Agrizzi's hospitalisation

16th October 2020 Former correctional services chief financial officer Patrick Gillingham, former correctional services boss Linda Mti and former Bosasa chief... 

Senekal: Malema instructs EFF supporters to 'march into town'

16th October 2020 Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema told a group of supporters in Senekal in the Free State on Friday morning to "march into the town".... 

Farm protests: Buses of EFF supporters arrive in Senekal

16th October 2020 Buses carrying Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) supporters started arriving in Senekal in the Free State on Friday ahead of the bail application of... 

Hawks make second arrest in connection with R3.2m Covid-19 social relief fund fraud

16th October 2020 The Hawks' Serious Corruption Investigation Unit arrested a second person on Wednesday in connection with R3.2-million Covid-19 social relief fund... 

Latest Covid-19 numbers: 18 309 deaths, 698 184 cases and a 90% recovery rate

16th October 2020 South Africa recorded 158 more Covid-19-related deaths by Thursday evening, bringing the death toll to 18 309. The fatalities have been reported in... 

Poor health, a lost Italian passport and whistleblowing - why Agrizzi is appealing bail denial

16th October 2020 Former Bosasa COO Angelo Agrizzi had appealed to the court to consider his poor health and the state of prisons before being denied bail. After... 

'We've heard it all before' - Opposition reacts to Ramaphosa's economic turnaround plan

16th October 2020 Opposition parties say President Cyril Ramaphosa's economic turnaround plan gave no clear action plan to revive the battered economy. Critics said... 

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