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[cape_town] - Knysna conservationists take pupils back to nature

The People and Conservation Officers (P&Cs) invited all public schools in Knysna to join a week-long holiday programme where pupils could learn about the forest, river, animals and plant life.

The officer for Knysna, Nondumiso Mgwenya, said: “The park has cycling, hiking trails, picnic spots and excursions into forest …

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[cape_town] - Games for Older Persons promotes healthy living

The event, with an aim to promote healthy living and active ageing, attracts an estimated 4 000 attendees every year, representing various senior clubs and organisations.

Participants in the track and field events have to be aged 60 or older and have a range of options available, including bowl-a-hole, basketball …

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[cape_town] - Body of missing one-year-old boy found in drain

Cape Town - The body of one-year-old Orderick Lucas was found in a drain in Eersteriver on Tuesday afternoon.

The drain is around the corner from his grandmother's house.

His body was allegedly found by neighbourhood watch members who were searching the area for the missing boy.

Orderick went missing on …

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[cape_town] - UCT should aid Middle East dialogue

The repudiation of the boycott by council is an important victory over BDS-aligned groups (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) which have been pressuring the university to cut ties with Israel. The unconstitutional resolution would have discriminated against Jewish and Christian students and academics, and severely undermined academic freedom.

The council has now …

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[cape_town] - Presidency announces recipients of #National Orders

The Order of Mendi for Bravery recognises South African citizens who have performed acts of bravery. The order will be bestowed in Silver on:

Thapelo Tambani (Posthumous): For his selfless act of saving another life, which led to his unfortunate demise.

The Order of Ikhamanga recognises South African citizens who …

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[cape_town] - ANC uses words not to lead, but to pacify and avoid

I am referring to nothing other than where the authority and authenticity of words are literally at stake, to the extent that one is compelled to interrogate what the ANC really means when using certain terms.

I can use many examples to illustrate my point, but for now I will …

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[cape_town] - Call to help UCT rename 'dishonourable' buildings

This could see buildings such as the Leslie Commerce Building, Bremner Building, Chris Barnard Building, PD Hahn Building, the MR Drennan Anatomy Museum and streets such as Rhodes Street being renamed.

UCT Vice-Chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng has invited the public to submit proposals to the Naming of Buildings Committee.

Phakeng said …

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[cape_town] - Fake news misleading people in the wake of xenophobic attacks

Pretoria - The Department of International Relations and Cooperation vowed it’s doing everything in its power to curb xenophobic attacks and investigate fake news posts misleading people on social media.

The department’s Minister, Lindiwe Sisulu, held an urgent meeting on Monday with Police Minister Bheki Cele and numerous ambassadors …

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[cape_town] - PIC’s investment strategy 'racist' - Dr Survé

Pretoria - The Public Investment Corporation’s (PIC) investment strategy is racist and favours white-owned and controlled companies at the expense of firms started and managed by black entrepreneurs.

This is according to businessman Dr Iqbal Survé, who is Executive Chairman of Sekunjalo Group and a shareholder in companies including Ayo …

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[cape_town] - WATCH LIVE: Dr Iqbal Survé testifies at #PICInquiry

Dr Iqbal Survé, is testifying before the PIC Commission of Inquiry on Tuesday. File picture: Nokuthula Mbatha/ African News Agency (ANA)

JOHANNESBURG - The commission of inquiry probing allegations of impropriety at the Public Investment Corporation (PIC) continues on Tuesday.

Dr Iqbal Survé is testifying before the PIC Commission of Inquiry …

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[cape_town] - Andile Lungisa turns to SCA in bid to stay out of jail

PORT ELIZABETH - ANC councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay, Andile Lungisa's leave to appeal his conviction and two year sentence has been dismissed by the Grahamstown High Court.

National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesman, Tsepo Ndwalaza, on Tuesday confirmed that leave to appeal Lungisa's conviction of assault with intent to cause …

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