Joburg Marks 👏 Arbor Month

It was 10 years today that Nelson Mandela planted a tree in Thokoza Park in Rockville, Soweto, to mark Arbor Month.
In launching this year’s September National Arbor Month, the City of Joburg is set to focus on greening new, low-cost housing developments, new cemeteries, schools and pavements.

The …

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Former DA Councilor Gets Suspended 😱 Sentence for Housing 🏠 Fraud ⚠

Former DA councilor Wilma Brady was on Tuesday handed a suspended sentence following her conviction on charges of fraud and contravening the Public Finance Management Act for illegally authorising the construction of houses on provincial land.

Brady was given 10 years' imprisonment for fraud, wholly suspended for five years on …

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Human Error ⚠ Suspected Following Joburg Train 🚋 Crash

Gauteng Metrorail says it suspects that human error could possibly be behind the collision of two trains at the Eloff extension in Selby, south of Johannesburg, that left 112 people injured on Tuesday morning.

This is according to Metrorail spokesperson Lillian Mofokeng who was at the scene following the accident …

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🌍Africa 📰News 🗓 September 04

📰 XW12: 🇨🇳China Earmarks $120bn💰 for Africa - (Type XW12 for more)

📰 ZI44: NPP Communicators❌ Boycott Party Activities Over💰 Cash - (Type ZI44 for more)

📰 ZI41: Akufo-Addo🤝 Meets Alibaba Co-Founder👍 in China - (Type ZI41 for more)

📰 XW64: No Strings🙅‍♂️ Attached to Our Funds💵 in Africa – 🇨🇳Chinese President, Jinping - (Type …

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Bemba Denounces👎 DR Congo Election🗳 as 'Parody' After Ban🚷

Former DR Congo warlord Jean-Pierre Bemba Tuesday denounced a long-delayed December presidential election as a "parody" after the country's top court banned him from contesting.

Bemba was one of six presidential hopefuls who was excluded by the election commission from the December 23 vote.

He had appealed the decision but …

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🌍Africa’s Second-Largest 📊Economy 🇿🇦S-Africa Enters Recession

South Africa entered recession in the second quarter for the first time since 2009, according to data released on Tuesday by the country’s Statistician-General, Risenga Maluleke. The statistics show the economy contracted by 0.7 percent in the second quarter, led by declines in the agricultural, transport and retail …

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Denel Explosion💥 So Big it ‘Destroyed😣 the Entire Building’

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The explosion which killed eight people at the Rheinmetall Denel munitions factory on the outskirts of Cape Town on Monday “destroyed the entire building and the surrounding blast walls in which it happened”.

That is what German arms company Rheinmetall said in a statement issued on …

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🇨🇳China Defends Multi-Billion💰 Dollar Investments in Africa

China has defended its multi-billion dollar investments and loans to Africa, with President Xi Jinping saying there are no strings attached.

Xi was speaking at the Forum on China Africa Trade Cooperation (Focac) in Beijing on Monday where he announced that China would invest over $60 billion in Africa over …

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Spotlight👀 on ANC MP 👔Vincent Smith Over 'Private💸 Cash Benefits'

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has accused African National Congress (ANC) MP Vincent Smith of failing to declare private cash benefits he received from a major government contractor.

While Smith has declared his private business interests to Parliament, he failed to inform the institution about specific cash benefits and the installation …

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