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/ 15 April 2008

SA journalist released from Israeli house arrest

South African broadcast journalist Mark Klusener, who was arrested for allegedly operating a pirate radio station, was released from house arrest in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Rafique Gangat, a spokesperson for radio station Ram FM where Klusener is the news director, said: ”The house arrest of the staff was lifted at 10.01am today [Tuesday]. But certain restrictions remain.”

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/ 8 April 2008

FBJ chief rubbishes SAHRC findings

Abbey Makoe, chairperson of the Forum of Black Journalists (FBJ), has lashed out at a South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) finding regarding a controversial FBJ meeting where white journalists were barred based on the colour of their skin, calling it "nothing more than a judicial ambush" and a "banning order".

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/ 5 March 2008

World Cup packages to go on sale in June

Packages for the 2010 Soccer World Cup will go on sale in South Africa in June, sales agent Match Hospitality announced on Wednesday. ”We want to give priority to the domestic market,” the company’s chief operating officer, Pascal Portes, said at the launch of the hospitality programme in Johannesburg.

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/ 25 February 2008

SAHRC to debate black media forum

The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) is to hold a public forum on complaints of racial prejudice against the Forum of Black Journalists (FBJ) and the issue of exclusive organisations. This stems from last Friday’s controversial FBJ meeting addressed by African National Congress president Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg.

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/ 5 February 2008

Lions clinch R30m sponsorship

The Super 14 Lions have secured a sponsorship deal of more than R30-million over the next three years. The naming-rights sponsorship, brokered by Primedia and Megapro, was announced by Leon Vermaak, CEO of leading short-term insurer Auto & General at a function in Johannesburg on Monday night.

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/ 19 September 2007

JSE climbs as global markets rally

The JSE extended its gains by midday on Wednesday following the rally in world markets that was driven by a strong performance on Wall Street overnight. Wall Street surged on news that the United States Federal Reserve had cut interest rates by 50 basis points, creating a positive sentiment for investors for bargain-hunting.

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/ 9 September 2007

Crime Line manager wins award

Crime Line manager Yusuf Abramjee was awarded the security personality of the year award by the Security Association of South Africa (Sasa), Primedia said in a statement on Saturday. Crime Line is Primedia’s anonymous SMS tip-off service, endorsed by the South African Police Service.