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Fort Hare University’s centenary celebrations and all

Fees must Fall c did not give Fort Hare University’s centenary celebrations. Students demonstrated outside the venue where the national and SADEC leaders had gathered to mark 100 years of academic excellence. Guests like President Jacob Zuma and his Zimbabwean counterpart, Robert Mugabe were in attendence. The institutions alumni promised …

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St Albans Prison still under lockdown

Correctional Service deputy Commisioner Gcin-umzi Ntla-kana says violence at St Albans Prison was a pre-meditated attack by the inmates. Ntla-kana says the officials on duty should have taken reasonable measures to ensure that there was a random search of inmates. Our reporter Lerato Thipa has been on the St Albans …

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Ananias Mathe dies

Convicted rapist, murderer and house robber, Ananias Mathe, has died in hospital in Durban. A senior prison official in KwaZulu-Natal said Mathe, a Mozambican national, was suffering complications from an apparent “digestive issue” over the past three months. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news source

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DISCUSSION: Prison brawl with Gcinumzi Ntlakana

The top leadership of of the Correctional Services Department visited St Albans Prison in Port Elizabeth after Monday’s brawl between warders and inmates which led to the death to three people. Prisoners are said to have attacked warders. This led to violence in which 21 inmates and five officials were …

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Families of trapped Lily Mine workers bemoan sour Christmas

Families of the three Lily Mine workers who were trapped underground earlier this year, say Christmas is meaningless without them. They want the search for the three workers to continue, but the mine’s efforts to find funding have been fruitless, despite sourcing services of a business rescue. For more news, …

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St Albans Prison brawl sparks outrage

Inmates at a Kimberley prison are accusing prison warders of ill treatment. Cellphone video footage posted to the SABC Northern Cape’s Facebook page, appears to show rotten bread being fed to inmates. The footage also appears to show overcrowding and the alleged assault on an inmate. The video clip was …

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Jeremy Bayer stresses counselling on bad matriculant results

We are fast approaching that time of year when matriculant results will be released. And it is imperative that matriculants approach their results in a healthy constructive manner. Also critical is how to curb levels of anxiety and stress after the release of academic results in cases where learners have …

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Former Aquarius Platinum mine workers face starvation

Almost seven years since they were dismissed for participating in an illegal strike action, the future prospects for the former Aquarius Platinum mineworkers, in resolving their long standing battle to get reinstated, looks even more bleaker. Many have already died of hunger and starvation. The few that are still remaining, …

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2016 political highlights

2016 will go down in history as the year where the ANC lost some key metros, and this is all because of the tightly contested local government elections. There was a record high number of voters and politicians, wanting your vote. And in the end, there were winners and losers, …

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Eastern Cape police step up security on beaches

Police in the Eastern Cape have stepped up security on beaches ahead of the crowds that are expected to gather for New Year celebrations. Visitors are also congregating in their numbers in East London and Port St. Johns, and beaches are packed with holidaymakers. For more news, visit: http://www.sabc.co.za/news source

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Cape Town abuzz with visitors, beach goers

Windy conditions in Cape Town did little to stop locals and visitors from enjoying the city’s beaches. The False Bay Coast was especially packed on Monday. The National Sea Rescue Institute has urged all beach goers, bathers and anglers to be aware of the end of the year New Moon …

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George Michael dead at 53 after a heart failure

With just a few days left for 2016 – another loved and adored singer has died. British pop star George Michael died after a heart failure on Christmas day. The WHAM and careless whisper star was 53. His career spanned three decades with over 100 million records sold. For more …

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