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/ 8 July 2005

London sucked into terror maelstrom

At least 33 people have been killed in a series of explosions that ripped through London’s transport system on Thurday morning, and more fatalities are expected to be announced as the situation develops. Russell Smith of the London ambulance service confirmed the deaths in a coordinated series of attacks on tube trains and a bus that left many more people wounded and plunged the capital.

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/ 30 December 2004

Tsunami survivors slam SA officials

Tsunami survivors slammed government officials and singled out the South African ambassador in Thailand on radio and the press for their handling of the tsunami crisis. A Pretoria newspaper quoted survivors accusing South African officials in Thailand of incompetence.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">SA rallies to aid of Tsunami victims</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Tsunami toll nears 120 000</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">SA relief workers to fly out</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">30 000 Somalis in need of Aid</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">SA tsunami survivors return</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">South Africans still missing</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Aid arrives in tsunami disaster zones</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Calls for UN to lead relief effort</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">The true horror emerges</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Tsunami disaster special report</a>

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/ 15 September 2004

New union threat before huge strike

Public-sector unions threatened on Wednesday to increase their pay demand to 12% if the government withdraws its R28-billion package. "The minister wants to open Pandora’s box. Labour can also play this game," the Congress of South African Trade Unions said.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Unions expect 800 000 to march</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Cosatu throws weight behind strike</a>

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/ 3 September 2004

Chaotic end to school siege

All of the Russian school where hundreds had been held hostage since Wednesday is now under control of Russian special forces, following a series of explosions and heavy gunfire from both sides. According to AP, 250 people were wounded in the school — 180 of them children. At least 10 people, children and adults, were killed.

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/ 12 August 2004

Burning question: Will Telkom sue?

While some disgruntled customers would probably like to see South African telecommunications giant Telkom burn in hell, the parastatal this week took exception to the popular website Hellkom and threatened the creator with a R5-million lawsuit for copyright infringement.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Telkom sues website owner for R5m</a>

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/ 11 August 2004

Mboweni to decide on rand’s strength

The interests of the country will be central to any decision on the strength of the rand, South African Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni said on Wednesday.
He was addressing mine and textile workers protesting in Pretoria against job losses resulting from the currency’s strength.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Union asks for urgent rand summit</a>

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/ 27 July 2004

Killer rapist blames apartheid

Convicted murderer and rapist William Kekana told the Temba Circuit High Court on Tuesday he had murdered members of a Pretoria family because they were white. Kekana’s remark elicited a gasp from the presiding judge and the public gallery. "I found it very easy and simple to commit the crimes," Kekana said.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Kekana is guilty</a>

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/ 6 July 2004

Lekota moved by genocide skeletons

Shaking his head incredulously, South Africa’s Minister of Defence, Mosiuoa Lekota, stared at a bed of skeletons when he visited the Murambi Genocide Memorial in southern Rwanda on Tuesday. Survivors of the 1994 genocide in which about 800 000 Hutus and Tutsis were massacred claim the killings have not stopped.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Lekota in Rwanda for defence deal</a>
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Rwandans face village justice</a>

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/ 5 July 2004

Lekota in Rwanda for defence agreement

Minister of Defence Mosiuoa Lekota arrived in Rwanda on Monday to sign a defence agreement with his counterpart, General Gatsinzi Marcel. Lekota’s visit coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide in which an estimated 800&nbsp;000 people were massacred in 100 days.
<li><a class=’standardtextsmall’ href="">Rwandans face village justice</a>

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/ 28 April 2004

NNP, Azapo leaders in new cabinet

The leaders of the New National Party and Azanian People’s Organisation got senior posts in the new cabinet unveiled by President Thabo Mbeki on Wednesday. New National Party leader Marthinus van Schalkwyk becomes Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism while Azanian People’s Organisation leader Mosibudi Mangena got the portfolio of Science and Technology.

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/ 16 April 2004

ANC heads for 70%

<img src="" align=left>With just over 88,2% of votes captured by early Friday morning, the African National Congress has nearly garnered 70% of the votes. With the preliminary count updated at 3am, the ruling party was heading the national race with 9,39-million of the votes counted, which translates into 69,67% — continuing to make gains on its apparent two-thirds majority.