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Will Prince William name new iris after his English rose?

The online charity auction for the right to name South Africa's most recently discovered flower species has already drawn a bid of R60 000.

Professor disputes Mbeki-Cope link

A report that former president Thabo Mbeki was involved in the formation of Cope was a "misinterpretation", a Unisa professor said on Thursday.

Govt welcomes court ruling on Simelane

The failure of the DA to remove prosecutions boss Menzi Simelane has cleared the way for him to focus on his duties, the government said on Wednesday.

TV personality Fiona Coyne dies

Weakest Link presenter Fiona Coyne has died, it was reported on Wednesday.

Police arrest Sunday Times journalist

A <i>Sunday Times</i> journalist was arrested for fraud and defeating the ends of justice on Wednesday.

Xenophobia fears increase

Foreign nationals fearing renewed outbreaks of xenophobic violence reportedly continued to seek transport out of Cape Town on Tuesday.

Nuke talks ‘above Pik Botha’s pay-grade’

A US academic told the <em>M&G</em> on Tuesday that Pik Botha would not have known about discussions with the Israel regarding nuclear weapons.

‘At least nine’ South Africans killed in Libya plane crash

It was reported on Thursday that at least nine South Africans died when a Libyan plane crashed while landing on Wednesday morning.

Dozens killed in Libya plane crash

A Libyan plane arriving from SA crashed on Wednesday at Tripoli airport, killing all 105 people on board, it was reported.

Death, injuries as Rovos Rail train derails

At least two people died and others were critically injured when a Rovos Rail train derailed in Pretoria on Wednesday, paramedics said.

Govt to review Sishen mine prospecting right

South Africa's Mining Ministry said on Tuesday it would review a decision to award a new prospecting right in Kumba Iron Ore's Sishen Mine.

Zuma requests report on ‘bullying bodyguards’

President Jacob Zuma has requested a report from the SAPS on an incident between his protection unit and a reporter, his office said on Wednesday.

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