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[cape_town] - Law enforcement officers make numerous arrests

Cape Town – A 37-year-old man has been arrested in Rocklands Mitchell's Plain for the possession of 10 mandrax tablets.

Law Enforcement Facilities Protection Officers also arrested a 33-year-old for the possession of a dangerous weapon on Wednesday, the City said.

At 5.55am on Wednesday, Law Enforcement officers arrested a …

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[cape_town] - Minority cannot continue to claim rugby for itself

The Rapport newspaper’s report on the effects of professionalism on schools rugby was revealing in that 44% of the Springboks selected since 1996 came from just 25 schools. The most startling statistic was that of the 131 players who became Springboks from these schools, 119 were white!

It is …

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[cape_town] - SA playwright Brett Bailey receives top French award

France’s ambassador to South African, Christophe Farnaud, bestowed the award on behalf of President Emmanuel Macron. The Order of Arts and Letters is a French order established in 1957 and awarded by the French Ministry of Culture in recognition of significant contributions to the enrichment of the arts and …

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[cape_town] - 'Not appropriate' Aqeel's killer gets only 25 years

Cape Town – The man accused of murdering nine-year-old Aqeel Davids of Ocean View on the eve of his grandmother's wedding will spend 25 years behind bars.

Dillon “Oupa” Petersen, 25, who is a friend of the Taylor gang in the area, was sentenced in the Western Cape High Court by …

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[cape_town] - Workers need to get in the ‘game’ in an AI and VR world

South Africa’s own labour force, with its heavy dependence on sectors such as mining and agriculture, certainly hasn’t been immune to these doom-and-gloom predictions.

But automation and AI don’t have to spell disaster. In fact, with the right skills, workers can thrive in a fast-changing workplace. Far …

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[cape_town] - Are SA prisons humane, just and effective?

Do we have a just, humane and effective penal system in South Africa? Many of our prisons are overcrowded, understaffed, filthy, cruel and unhealthy.

The writer to the Hebrews said: “Keep in mind those who are in prison as though you are there with them.” Remember those in prison?

Firstly …

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[cape_town] - Lekota doubles down on #RamaphosaSoldOut claims

Johannesburg - Cope leader Mosiuoa Lekota refused to backtrack on his spy claims against President Cyril Ramaphosa and insisted that he did make incriminating claims against his fellow freedom fighters in 1974.

Ramaphosa appeared in Parliament on Thursday to respond to questions on his SONA address, but he spent time clarifying …

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[cape_town] - The state of the Western Cape is dire, says ANC's Jacobs

Cape Town - While Western Cape Premier Helen Zille is doing her State of the Province Address (SOPA) inside the Western Cape Provincial Parliament in Cape Town, ANC and community members are protesting against pressing matters.

Scores protested outside the venue, voicing concern about Bo-Kaap gentrification, water tariffs and education.

"Community …

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[cape_town] - #WCSOPA2019: Zille's last SOPA descends into chaos

Cape Town - Outgoing Western Cape Premier Helen Zille's final State of the Province address has been marred by a protest outside the legislature and heckles from the ANC inside the legislature.

“We have heard enough of this we cannot be part of this sitting anymore,” the ANC’s provincial acting …

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[cape_town] - ANC walks out of Zille's #WCSOPA2019

Western Cape Premier Helen Zille delivers her final State of the Province address. Picture: Armand Hough/African News Agency (ANA)

Cape Town - Dramatic scenes unfolded in the Western Cape Legislature when ANC staged a walkout during Premier Helen Zille's State of the Province Address.

Zille who is delivering her last …

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[cape_town] - Bigger fuel price hike looking inevitable for March

Johannesburg - South Africa’s fuel price roller coaster is set to ascend in a more expensive direction in March, according to mid-month data released by the Central Energy Fund.

While it’s too early to predict next month’s fuel prices with a great deal of accuracy, it seems inevitable …

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[cape_town] - Is Canada paving the cannabis way for the world?

INTERNATIONAL – While the cannabis plant has been grown – and used – for thousands of years, only recently has its sale for recreational use become sanctioned in countries including South Africa, Canada and Uruguay.

And with legalisation comes the potential for dramatic industry growth and market opportunity.

From private equity firms to …

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