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Bheki Cele named SA’s new police chief

Bheki Cele has been appointed South Africa's new police boss. He replaces embattled former police national commissioner Jackie Selebi.

Absa’s ATM pepper-spray plan backfires

A plan by Absa to fits its ATMs with pepper spray went awry when three technicians had to be treated by paramedics after inhaling the irritant.

Cosatu: Reserve Bank ‘doesn’t care a damn’

The Congress of South African Trade Unions voiced anger on Thursday over a surprise central bank decision to keep interest rates on hold.

Eskom granted a 31,3% tariff increase

SA's power regulator on Thursday granted Eskom a 31,3% tariff rise for the 2009-10 financial year, falling just short of the firm's request for 34%.

Further woes for SABC

Ashwin Trikamjee, who was the acting board chairperson of the SABC, resigned on Wednesday, the Ministry of Communications said.

Lawyers go after Tannenbaum’s assets

A special task team has been established to investigate the Ponzi-type investment scheme allegedly run by Barry Tannenbaum.

Muslims respond with cautious welcome to Obama’s speech

South African Muslims gave a cautious welcome to United States President Barack Obama's speech on the Middle East in Cairo on Thursday.

Deadly accident puts illegal mining under spotlight

At least 61 miners were killed when fire tore through an abandoned gold shaft in one of South Africa's deadliest mine accidents.

SABC pulls Zapiro doccie, again

A documentary on political satire has been pulled -- for the second time -- by the South African Broadcasting Corporation.

Vodacom reveals results as it stands on its own two feet

Vodacom may have listed successfully on the JSE on Monday, but on Tuesday the spotlight was on its annual results.

South Africans line up in London to make their mark

South Africans turned up in large numbers to cast their ballots in London on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the South African High Commission said.

SABC pulls Special Assignment doccie on Zuma, Zapiro

A week and a day ahead of the April 22 elections, the SABC has cancelled an episode of Special Assignment dealing with satire.

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