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SA skipper tells of ordeal with Somali pirates

A South African yacht skipper on Monday described the harrowing experience he and two crew members went through at the hands of Somali pirates.

Cwele trial to hear argument over intercepted calls

The state intends producing intercepted calls between drug-trafficking accused Sheryl Cwele and convicted drug mule Tessa Beetge, a court has heard.

Cwele drugs-trial witness ‘in poor emotional state’

The drug-trafficking trial of the state security minister's wife could not continue on Tuesday because a state witness was in a poor emotional state.

Brazilians to testify in Cwele drugs case

Three Brazilians will testify in the drug-trafficking case against Sheryl Cwele, wife of the state security minister, a court heard on Monday.

Vavi snipes at ANC lobbyists

The ANC should deal decisively with members who lobby for the ruling party's top posts, Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Sunday.

Copies of New Age distributed at ANC NGC

Free copies of the <i>New Age</i> newspaper were distributed at the venue of the ANC's national general council (NGC) in Durban on Thursday.

KZN ANCYL to back Malema in 2011

The KwaZulu-Natal ANCYL has backed the re-election of Julius Malema as president at the league's national elective conference next year.

Maintenance for World Cup stadiums to be costly

With less than a month before the World Cup, host cities are thinking of the best possible maintenance plans for the stadiums they have built.

Jo’burg, Cape Town are leaders in water quality

A report on South Africa's water quality management has found that Johannesburg and Cape Town have the cleanest drinking water in the country.

Health minister will not make his HIV status public

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has said he will not make his HIV test results public as that would put pressure on people who did not follow suit.

Cwele’s co-accused denied bail

Frank Nabolisa, the Nigerian national accused of working in cahoots with the wife of the state security minister, was denied bail on Thursday.

KZN backs circumcision programme to combat HIV

The KZN government will start a massive male circumcision programme before the end of this year to help prevent the spread of HIV.

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