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Absa introduces evolved Gen A Programme focusing on STEM talent in SA

DURBAN – Absa has launched its evolved graduate recruitment programme, the Gen A Grad Programme, which has advanced from its Rising Eagles Graduate Programme.

The Gen A Grad Programme reflects the bank’s continued commitment to harnessing and nurturing the workforce of the future, focusing in particular on science, technology, engineering …

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Gupta exec Howa bragged about getting SABC archives for peanuts, Zondo hears

JOHANNESBURG - Ex-CEO of the Gupta family's Oakbay Investments, Nazeem Howa, bragged about a "sweet deal" from the SABC that allowed its television station ANN7 access to millions of rands worth of archive material for "peanuts," the state capture commission of inquiry heard on Tuesday.

The consulting editor of the now-defunct …

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Economy declined by 3.2% as manufacturing, mining contract

JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's economy contracted by 3.2 percent in the first three months of 2019, its largest quarterly drop in a decade, after increasing by 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018, the national statistics agency said on Tuesday.

The decline was mainly driven by shrinkages in …

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Trump promises Britain a substantial post-Brexit trade deal

London - Donald Trump promised Britain a substantial post-Brexit trade deal with the United States on Tuesday, quipping to outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May that she should stick around to clinch it though she is due to step down in two days' time.

Feted by Queen Elizabeth on the first day …

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National Treasury welcomes IMF policy recommendations

CAPE TOWN – The National Treasury welcomed and noted the key risks identified and proposed policy recommendations by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) during a recent visit to the country last month.

The IMF visited South Africa from 27 - 31 May 2019 to discuss economic developments in the country. IMF staff …

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Former ANN7 editor slams Moegsien Williams's affidavit as 'absolute lies'

Retired ANN7 and The New Age editor-in-chief Moegsien Williams has come under fire after he accused the now-defunct television news channel’s founding editor Rajesh Sundaram of lying about meetings with former president Jacob Zuma.

Williams has submitted his affidavit in response to Sundaram’s evidence at the commission of …

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Disgruntled members want 'old' ANCYL NEC disbanded

Johannesburg - Disgruntled ANC Youth League members have on Tuesday marched on the ANC's Luthuli House headquarters calling for the immediate disbandment of the ANCYL national structure, which has been in place since 2015.

The discontented members from different provinces including Limpopo, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga said the governing party's youth …

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💥Dale Steyn 🇿🇦Ruled out of 2019 World Cup🏆

South Africa's World Cup campaign has started off with back-to-back defeats against England and Bangladesh. Now, there has been another setback for the Proteas with Dale Steyn suffering a second shoulder injury and not responding to treatment. He has thus been ruled him out of bowling for the foreseeable future …

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Making resources available to fund good causes

Unemployment, poverty and inequality have been the rallying cry in this election.

In his inauguration speech, President Cyril Ramaphosa bravely undertook to end this scourge “within a generation” - an enormous challenge, which will inextricably be linked to our daily national discourse.

In his 2005 speech at London’s Trafalgar Square …

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Wimterveld churchgoers still in shock after robbery during service

Shortly before midnight on Friday, the men stormed in to the church and demanded valuables at gunpoint.

Recalling the night, Paulina Ntumelang said they should have seen the red flags earlier that night when a dodgy-looking man in his 20s joined the night vigil.

According to her, he was aloof …

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Metro cops arrest 10 in Centurion drug bust

He was speaking following a drug bust by the department’s K9 members in Centurion.

“One suspect who was found in possession of drugs valued at R5000 led officers to a major drug bust in Lyttelton,” Mahamba said.

“After the suspect was questioned, he took the officers to the house …

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Timol murder case: NPA challenged to prioritise more than 300 TRC cases

At the South Gauteng High Court on Monday, Judge Seun Moshidi ruled that the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) could go ahead and prosecute former apartheid cop Roderiques for allegedly being part of the brutal 1971 murder of activist Ahmed Timol.

Timol, who died a week before his 30th birthday, was …

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Tamaryn Green gives tips to Miss SA hopefuls

There are already more than 500 applicants for the 2019 competition. It seems likely a record number of entries will be received this year for the pageant, which takes place on Women’s Day, August 9, at the Sun Arena at Times Square, Pretoria.

So what does Green believe is …

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Tshwane churchgoers still in shock after robbery during service

Shortly before midnight on Friday, the men stormed in to the church and demanded valuables at gunpoint.

Recalling the night, Paulina Ntumelang said they should have seen the red flags earlier that night when a dodgy-looking man in his 20s joined the night vigil.

According to her, he was aloof …

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