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Opposition claims clear lead in Zim vote

Zimbabwe's opposition claimed a clear lead over President Robert Mugabe and his party as pressure mounted on Monday evening for the swift announcement of full results from presidential and parliamentary polls. Earlier on Monday, the United Kingdom-based Institute for War and Peace Reporting said that Mugabe was to announce victory.

Chaos hits new British airport terminal

The opening day of Heathrow airport's new Terminal Five descended into chaos on Thursday, with flights cancelled, baggage delayed and long queues, while protesters rallied against further expansion. British Airways, the only airline using Terminal Five, was forced to cancel 34 flights and apologise for "teething problems".

Mbeki approves terms for Pikoli inquiry

Whether suspended National Director of Public Prosecutions Vusi Pikoli had taken "national security interests" into consideration in decisions he made will be one of the main issues in a hearing to determine his fitness to hold office. President Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday approved the terms of reference for the inquiry.

Government makes final wage move

The government formally tabled a final public-service wage proposal, including a 7,5% increase, at wage talks on Friday -- but unions said they were not yet ready to sign the offer. Unions have 21 days to accept or reject the offer. Until then, the wage talks are suspended.

SA pregnant women aim for world record

The queues for pickles and ice cream are set to be endless when more than 2&nbsp;000 pregnant women gather in Johannesburg for an attempt at the world record for the largest gathering of pregnant women. The record attempt, if successful, will be recognised by the <i>Guinness World Records</i> book.

Man to appear in court over pirated CDs, DVDs

A 40-year-old man who was arrested after pirate CDs and DVDs worth millions of rands were found at his Cyrildene house will appear in the Johannesburg Commercial Crime Court on Thursday, police said. Captain Cheryl Engelbrecht said "boxes full" of pirated goods were found on the property

Zuma: I didn’t meet Sexwale

African National Congress deputy president Jacob Zuma on Saturday denied meeting businessman Tokyo Sexwale to discuss the latter's bid for leading the ruling party, as reported by the <i>Mail & Guardian</i>. Zuma said caution should be applied to "the use of faceless sources that have questionable motives".

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Adventures, ghost tours and big skies await visitors to the Cape Winelands

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SingularityU Online Summit to contribute to SME growth in 2020

The global speakers lined up for this year's event will address the challenges and opportunities specifically facing small businesses

Policy priorities lie with urgent economic reforms

Professor Raymond Parsons believes that business and consumer sentiment in South Africa would both benefit from even lower borrowing costs

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