‘NO RACISM INVOLVED IN ASHWIN WILLEMSE WALKOUT’

JOHANNESBURG – SuperSport CEO Gideon Khobane says Advocate Vincent Maleka has found that there was no racism involved in Ashwin Willemse walking out from an on-air broadcast. Multichoice CEO Calvo Mawela and Khobane are addressing the media on Tuesday. Willemse walked off a live broadcast last month after the Lions’ 42-24 win over the Brumbies, saying that he would not…

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CASTER SEMENYA TO CHALLENGE ‘DISCRIMINATORY’ IAAF TESTOSTERONE RULE CHANGE

World and Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya will challenge the IAAF’s rule change on testosterone levels in the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne. The IAAF earlier this year made the rule change, which stipulates that any athlete who is determined to have a difference of sexual development, which means a testosterone level of five nanomoles per litre or…

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Former Zanu-PF Political Commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, Acquitted

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Former Zanu-PF political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, who was facing charges of skipping the border at the height of Operation Restore Legacy, has been acquitted. Kasukuwere was arrested on his return from self imposed exile for violating immigration laws. In acquitting Kasukuwere, Magistrate Ms Josephine Sande said he did a reasonable thing by escaping to save his life. She said the…

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GreenBuds Appoints New Board Members And The Company Is Set To Grow

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GreenBuds, a fresh produce processing and distribution company headquartered in Johannesburg and operations in 5 of the country’s provinces and exports into the region, has made two new appointments to its board. Mr. Kamalan Naidoo, who has sat on various corporate boards, whose vast wealth of experience is essential for the strategic direction and overseeing operations of the company has…

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AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR MAKES HISTORY

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Avengers: Infinity War made history with a $630m (£457m) global opening weekend take, according to estimates. Industry tracker Exhibitor Relations made the estimate, even though the film has not yet opened in China. If confirmed, the superhero sequel would overtake The Fate of the Furious’s $542m global opening weekend haul, a record set in 2017. The film is also seen…

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UK HOME SECRETARY AMBER RUDD RESIGNS

Amber Rudd

Amber Rudd has resigned as home secretary, saying she “inadvertently misled” MPs over targets for removing illegal immigrants. The Windrush scandal had heaped pressure on Ms Rudd, who faced criticism over whether she knew about Home Office removals targets. Her successor is expected to be announced within hours by Theresa May, who was “very sorry” to see Ms Rudd go.…

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POLICE INVESTIGATING CAUSE OF AKHUMZI JEZILE’S FATAL CAR CRASH

AKHUMZI JEZILE

JOHANNESBURG – As South Africans continue to mourn the passing of media personalities Akhumzi Jezile, Siyasanga Kobese and Thobani Mseleni, police say an investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway. The three died on Saturday morning along with two others when the car they were traveling in collided with another vehicle near Queenstown in the Eastern Cape.…

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TIGER BRANDS COULD PAY UP TO TWO MILLION TO FAMILIES OF PEOPLE WHO DIED FROM LISTERIOSIS

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Tiger Brands can possibly pay between R100,000 and R2 million to the families of the 193 people who have died from Listeriosis in South Africa, two of the country’s top legal experts believe. Tiger Brands confirmed the presence of ST6 (Listeria) at its Enterprise Polokwane processing facility in a note to shareholders on Wednesday. READ: The National Institute for Communicable Diseases has…

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THE NATIONAL BUS STRIKE CONTINUES AS SATAWU AND TRANSPORT MINISTER REACH NO AGREEMENT

SATAWU

After a full day of talks between Satawu, employers and the Transport Minister no deal has been reached meaning the national bus strike continues. The South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (Satawu) says employers are standing firm on their wake offer of 9% for 11 months for the first year and then 8% for the second. The union says employers have…

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