Widespread calls for those implicated in alleged arms deal corruption to face prosecution

The setting aside of the Seriti Commission findings on Wednesday has been met with widespread calls for those who had been implicated in the arms deal to face the music.

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Western Cape unveils weir worth millions

The Department of Water and Sanitation in the Western Cape has unveiled another early warning drought and flood system in the Keurbooms river in Plettenberg Bay in the Southern Cape.

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Artists use street murals to change image of violent Caracas slum

In the sprawling slum of Petare in the east of Venezuela’s capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar begins sketching a mural of abstract figures on a wall filled with Socialist Party political propaganda.

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More officials face dismissal over Durban Westville Prison corruption

Acting KwaZulu-Natal Commissioner for Correctional Services, James Smalberger, says more officials and members of senior management at Durban’s Westville Prison may be dismissed following investigations into corruption.

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Mkhwebane says there are questions to be asked of judiciary’s independence

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane says certain questions need to be asked around of the independence of the judiciary in South Africa.

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Eastern Cape govt revives its call to decriminalise sex work

The Eastern Cape government is again embarking on a process to decriminalise sex work. It has resuscitated a committee that was formed a year ago.

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Space telescope offers rare glimpse of Earth-sized rocky exoplanet

Direct observations from a NASA space telescope have for the first time revealed the atmospheric void of a rocky, Earth-sized world beyond our own solar system orbiting the most common type of star in the galaxy, according to a study.

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MP condemns killing of women for alleged witchcraft

Member of Parliament Zoleka Capa has condemned the killing of women over allegations of witchcraft. Capa was at Ndzondeni village in the Eastern Cape where two women were attacked for allegedly practicing witchcraft.

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Religious leaders oppose ‘further’ regulation of religions

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Religious leaders in Soweto say they are opposed to any further regulation of religion in South Africa. Clergymen met in Dube to discuss the regulation of religion ahead of a Religious Summit in October.

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Can air pollution trigger depression and schizophrenia?

Air pollution chokes lungs and shortens lives but is also linked to a higher risk of mental illnesses, said researchers on Tuesday in a study based on health data from millions of patients in the United States and Denmark.

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