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Deadly start to 2020 for mine workers

The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) says it is saddened by a “tragic start to 2020” as three mine workers died while on duty last week. According to the union, a locomotive driver was injured in a mud rush at Harmony Gold. “Reportedly, the worker went to inspect the box chute, which conveys…

Try-fest sees Bulls edge Lions on Super Hero Sunday

Cape Town – The Bulls have edged the Lions in an entertaining Super Rugby friendly played at the FNB Stadium as part of Super Hero Sunday. Register your interest for the British & Irish Lions tickets in South Africa 2021The Pretoria-based franchise ran out 40-35 winners in a match in which 11 tries were scored.The first…

ANC councillor’s office torched in housing dispute

An ANC councillor’s office was torched and he almost lost his home too when an attempt at arson was made at his home in a battle over occupation of a block of flats in Mamelodi, a statement by the party in the Greater Tshwane Region said on Sunday.Councillor Mmina-Tau Marishane of Ward 15 in Mamelodi…

Two suspects arrested for possession of 16 suspected stolen cellphone tower batteries

A 36-year-old suspect and his 34-year-old counterpart were arrested by Tsolo Vispol members after they were found in possession of 16 cellphone tower batteries on the N2 road near Tshisane locality in the Eastern Cape on Friday evening.READ | MTN beefs up security as battery theft threatens network coverageAccording to SAPS spokesperson Captain Dineo Koena,…

South Africans nervous about the future, study finds

South Africans are viewing the year ahead with some trepidation, a recent study has found.However, not everyone feels the same and although working and non-working people are almost unanimous in their views, younger South Africans are more optimistic than older people, and political party allegiance does make a difference to views on the future.These are…

Teargas, arrests in new anti-Macron demo in Paris

French police fired teargas under a rain of projectiles and arrested dozens of people on Saturday as thousands of “yellow vest” anti-government protesters returned to the streets of Paris.Demonstrators shouted slogans denouncing the police, President Emmanuel Macron and his pension reforms that have triggered the longest French transport strike in decades.READ | France criticised for…

Man drowns after being sucked out of tidal pool in Umdloti

A 30-year-old man was sucked out of a tidal pool in Umdloti on the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast, but despite a massive attempt at rescuing and resuscitating him, he was declared dead. Quentin Power, National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) Ballito station commander, said that about 18:15 on Thursday, they received a call for assistance from eyewitnesses at…

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Windy Cape Town is holding back undersea internet cable repairs – as some SA users lose Twitter access

Some South African internet users have been struggling with slow connections since Thursday as a series of undersea cable breaks take down crucial links.A ship is ready and loaded with the equipment to fix one of those breaks – but is now stu…

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This Is What Will Power Hyundai’s Pickup Truck

Albert Biermann, head of research and development for Hyundai, has even hinted this may be the case, claiming, “With this engine we can have so many applications. As you know, we make commercial vehicles and so on, so this engine will be out there for quite s…

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Mercedes-AMG G63’s twin-turbo V8 boosted to 592 kW/1 020 Nm!

Performmaster has lifted the wraps off what it bills as “the most powerful G-Class” it has ever created. Equipped with the firm’s tuning package, the beefed-up Mercedes-AMG G63 boasts an increase in performance and top speed. Under its squared-off bonnet, t…