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Healthcare Funders settle price fixing dispute

Medical aid schemes have reached a settlement with the Competition Commission over price fixing, under which they will pay a R500 000 ''administrative penalty''. The Board of Healthcare Funders -- an association of medical aid schemes -- said on Wednesday it would cease publishing a recommended scale of benefits or other forms of pricing guideline.

Road-rage accused appears in court

A 34-year-old man appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate's Court on Tuesday in connection with the killing of three people during a road-rage incident at the weekend, Johannesburg police said. Three people were killed and another one wounded in the incident at Unigray on Saturday night.

Five human shields from SA to return home

Five South African ''human shields'' may ''reluctantly'' return to South Africa from Iraq due to family pressures and the ''extreme realities of a war situation'', the Iraq Action Committee (IAC) said on Saturday.

‘Zimbabwe is like communist China’

Zimbabwean Archbishop Pius Ncube said the situation in his country was worsening each day and had become ''very much like communist China with everything totally controlled by the State''.

Wide support for SA’s stop the war campaign

Various religious bodies, political parties and non-governmental organisations met under the ''Stop The War Campaign'' in Johannesburg on Tuesday morning to condemn the impending United States-led attack on Iraq.

Ex-CCB man held on R11m gem heist charge

Former Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB) member Calla Botha was among four men arrested on Tuesday in connection with an R11-million Sandton diamond heist.

McCaps leaves Unisa under a cloud

The council of the University of South Africa has accepted the resignation of its chairman, McCaps Motimele, and said Unisa would not pay for the settlement of a sexual harassment dispute between Motimele and a former staff member, Professor Margaret Orr.

Unemployment still a problem on Workers Day

THE Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) and its alliance partners announced that unemployment remained the most difficult challenge for government, as more workers lost their jobs and more people faced poverty.

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