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[pretoria] - Line re-opens two weeks after fatal Mountain View #TrainCrash

Commuters wait for a train at Mountain View Station. Picture: Goitsemang Tlhabye

Pretoria - After the two week closure of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (Prasa) Mountain View station following a fatal crash that left three dead and hundreds others injured - the parastatal has announced the re-opening of …

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[pretoria] - #WEF2019: Ramaphosa to announce set of measures to stabilise Eskom

DAVOS – South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa will soon announce a set of measures to stabilise and improve the badly listing Eskom's financial position and in so doing ensure uninterrupted energy supply.

Speaking at a press conference at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Ramaphosa said: "We are currently …

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[pretoria] - MEC no longer opposing suspended Schweizer-Reneke teacher's court bid

Schweizer-Reneke - The North West MEC for Education, Sello Lehari, and the department are no longer opposing Thursday's urgent application by suspended Laerskool Schweizer-Reneke teacher Elana Barkhuizen to return to her post.

Lehari told labour union Solidarity late Wednesday afternoon that he decided to withdraw his opposition to Barkhuizen's urgent application …

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[pretoria] - Walgreens pays $269.2m to settle US civil fraud lawsuits

INTERNATIONAL - Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc will pay $269.2 million to settle two whistleblower lawsuits accusing it of civil fraud for overbilling federal healthcare programs over a decade, the US Department of Justice said on Tuesday.

The pharmacy chain will pay $209.2 million to resolve claims it improperly billed …

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[pretoria] - Amcu threatens to shutdown mining operations

RUSTENBURG – The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) has threatened to shut down all mining houses represented in the Minerals Council of SA, if its demands are not met by Thursday.

Union members marched to the Mineral Council of SA on Tuesday to hand over a list of demands …

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[pretoria] - #WEF2019: Without the Circus, Davos can get down to business

NEW YORK – In a more innocent age, Davos was a high-minded gathering for intellectuals trying to solve the world’s problems. But the World Economic Forum has gradually become overwhelmed by a circus of rock stars, Hollywood A-listers, big-ticket world leaders and their entourages. The issues may still be debated …

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[pretoria] - Inflation at a 7 month low

SA’s annual inflation rate eased to 4.5 percent year-on-year in December from 5.2 percent in November as prices for fuel and food slowed in the period. Karen Sandison African News Agency (ANA)

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa’s annual inflation rate eased to 4.5 percent year-on-year in December …

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[pretoria] - ‘If Bayern come knocking, Jose Mourinho will be there’

The 55-year-old, who was sacked by United in December, is currently working as a pundit on BeIN Sports alongside former Sky hosts Richard Keys and Andy Gray.

Speaking as part of the broadcaster’s Premier League coverage, which also featured former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink on the pundits’ panel …

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[pretoria] - German football transfer rumour mill

RODRIGUEZ STAYS PUT

James Rodriguez "will be staying at Bayern Munich until the end of the season at least" and not joining Arsenal or Napoli this month.

The 27-year-old Colombian playmaker, who is on a two-year loan spell at Bayern from Real Madrid, has not played as often under coach …

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[pretoria] - Finding momentum early on key for Bulls

Last year the Pretoria-based team started the season with a confidence-boosting victory over the Hurricanes at Loftus, but then lost their next four matches.

Bulls vice-captain Handre Pollard said finding some positive momentum early on would be imperative as their tour of Australasia only starts deep into the campaign.

“We …

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[pretoria] - It's all systems go for final voter registration - IEC

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Pretoria - It's all systems go for the final registration drive this coming weekend ahead of the national and provincial elections expected to be held in May, said Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) CEO …

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