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Thu, 29 Jun 2017
ANC Wins Mayoral Election in Mogale City

The ANC narrowly beat the DA to win back the mayoral seat in Mogale City after a marathon council meeting on Wednesday. Patrick Lipudi‚ the former council speaker‚ was voted in as mayor with 39 votes to former mayor Michael Holenstein’s 36. Two votes were spoiled.

One member of the coalition government would have voted for Lipudi with the ANC to secure the result. Holenstein was removed in a motion of no confidence earlier this month following months of political turmoil in the municipality.

The ANC had retained the positions of speaker and chief whip after the party lost its majority following the 2016 local government elections‚ but...

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017
Wayde van Niekerk Sets New World Record

Wayde van Niekerk is the world’s best in yet another athletics event! The Olympic champion in the 400m set a new world record in the little-run 300m at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

The IAAF will officially regard it as a “world’s best”, as the 300m is a seldom-run event. But nevertheless, Van Niekerk still broke Michael Johnson’s previous mark of 30.85, set in Pretoria in 2000, by running 30.81 on Wednesday night!

Not only did the 24-year-old South African beat Johnson, Van Niekerk also went past Usain Bolt’s Golden Spike meeting record of 30.97 in the process. Van Niekerk’s previous best in the 300m was 31.03, which he ran in Kingst...

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017
Petrol price set to drop in July

According to the Automobile Association (AA), fuel prices are set for across-the-board drops at the end of the month. The energy department is expected to publish the expected changes by the end of the week.

“The drop in paraffin prices will be particularly beneficial to citizens who rely on this fuel for lighting, cooking, and especially heating, in the winter months,” the association said.

“As ever, even medium-term predictions of t...

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Thu, 29 Jun 2017
SA called to join Clear Rivers Campaign

The Department of Water and Sanitation has called on all South Africans and visitors in the country to join in on the Clear Rivers Campaign during the Month of July.

 

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