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Fired Sunday Times deputy editor of politics to approach the CCMA

Sunday Times editor Bongani Siqoko said on Wednesday that Joubert's employment was terminated on January 19.

Motsoaledi refutes claims SA faces drug shortages

The health minister says the media portrays the department as failing to provide drugs for patients, but supply is also subject to business decisions.

Mbeki tirade puts Heath in Zuma’s firing line

Judge Willem Heath's allegations about Thabo Mbeki may yet cost President Zuma's latest appointee his newly reacquired job as the head of the SIU.

Kempton Park CBD without power until Sunday

Areas in and around the Kempton Park CBD will be without power until Sunday, the Ekurhuleni municipality said on Thursday, following a fire at a substation in Spartan on Monday. The crisis has left one resident dead and residential and business areas without electricity. Meanwhile, South Africans will be free of scheduled power cuts next week, Eskom said on Thursday.

Sector-sharing power? No — April Fool’s Day!

You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time. Bleary-eyed readers of the <i>Mail & Guardian Online</i> on Tuesday April 1 could be forgiven for falling for Eskom's bold new "sector-sharing plan" to save electricity. We round up some of the day's best pranks.

Standard Bank loses $1,2bn Zambian oil-import deal

Zambia has ended negotiations with Standard Bank, Africa's largest bank by assets, to finance a $1,2-billion (R9,7-billion) oil-import deal after the two parties failed to reach agreement. Talks between the Zambian government and Stanbic Bank Zambia, a unit of Standard Bank, were initially expected to be concluded by mid-January.

Starbucks ordered to pay back $100m in tips

A San Diego judge on Thursday ordered coffee giant Starbucks to pay more than $100-million in tips and interest owed to staff across outlets in California. It was not immediately clear how the money might be divided up between the estimated 100&nbsp;000 current and former baristas.

Ledger decided ‘to forge his own way’

Actor Heath Ledger was found dead at a Manhattan apartment, naked in bed with sleeping pills nearby, police said. He was 28. Ledger, who moved to the United States at age 19, quickly turned away from typical teen films and instead started to build a career on more challenging roles.

Thai chilli triggers London chemical alert

A Thai chef cooked up fears of a chemical attack in London when fumes from his eye-wateringly hot chilli sauce led to the emergency services being called out. Chalemchai Tangjariyapoon, who works at the Thai Cottage restaurant in Soho, was dry-frying bird's eye chillies as he prepared a huge batch of nam prik pao.

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