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Man dies, houses damaged in Gauteng wind storm

A man was killed when a tree fell on top of him during high winds on Monday night at Zevenfontein informal settlement, north of Johannesburg. Monday night also saw large areas of Gauteng plunged into darkness and roofs flying off houses. Johannesburg emergency services received about 1 500 emergency calls.

Minister, premier deny apartheid spy allegations

Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota and KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sibusiso Ndebele are taking the <i>City Press</i> newspaper to court over an article that alleged they were apartheid spies. "This is after the <i>City Press</i> newspaper refused to apologise and retract in full its report of August 7 2005," Lekota said on Monday evening.

Rape case weakened by tabloid coverage, says court

The case against four men accused of raping a Belgian pupil was weakened after a newspaper published their pictures before an identity parade could be held. The four have so far refused to subject themselves to a line-up because the <i>Daily Sun</i> newspaper published photos of them after the incident.

SABC boss starts probe into booing incident

The CEO of the state broadcaster, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), has initiatied "an internal process" to review all facts and events surrounding the August 9 footage and news coverage of the booing incident involving Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

NPA: Nothing sinister about Zuma raids

<a href=""><img src="" align=left border=0></a>There were no sinister motives behind the Scorpions' swoop on the Johannesburg home of former deputy president Jacob Zuma, that of his financial adviser Schabir Shaik and other residences and offices on Thursday, said the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA), also denying the raids were conducted in response to Congress of South African Trade Unions statements on Zuma.

Standard Bank signs valuable Microsoft deal

Standard Bank has signed a multimillion-rand enterprise licensing agreement with Microsoft South Africa for the upgrade of its 42 000 desktop PC platforms over the next three-and-a-half years, the bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The agreement is valued at more than R100-million.

Who trusts the new deputy president?

Will South Africa's new Deputy President, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, do a better job than her troubled predecessor, Jacob Zuma? According to a recent ACNielsen telephonic survey, the results of which were released on Wednesday, many South Africans have faith in her -- despite not knowing her name.

‘The Internet belongs to no-one’

Communications Minister, Ivy Matesepe-Casaburri, tried to reassure critics on Friday that she had no intention of controlling electronic commerce in South Africa.

The plug won’t be pulled on SA’s internet

Mike Lawrie, the administrator of the ZA domain on the internet, on Friday denied that he would shut it down should the government take over its administration.

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