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Morocco to chair AU Peace, Security Council from 1 October

Rabat - Morocco, which was elected at the 35th African Union (AU) Summit in February 2022 as a member of the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC) for the period 2022-2025, will assume the chairmanship of this decision-making body of the Union for one month from October 1, 2022, a Moroccan Foreign Ministry statement said on Thursday. The Moroccan presidency of the AU-PSC is part of the continuity of the Kingdom's commitments to a peaceful, stable and prosperous Africa and constitutes a consec..

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Mohammed Siraj replaces injured Jasprit Bumrah for India in T20I series against Proteas

New Delhi - India brought in Mohammed Siraj on Friday for the remaining Twenty20 matches against South Africa to replace pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, whose World Cup is in severe doubt because of a back injury. Bumrah missed Wednesday's opening win over the Proteas and he is under the supervision of a medical team, the Board of Control for Cricket in India said. India start their T20 World Cup campaign in three weeks. The 28-year-old has a stress fracture of the back, Indian media said, c..

Christiaan Bezuidenhout one off the lead at Sanderson Farms PGA

Miami - Davis Riley and Will Gordon took a one-shot lead after the first round of the PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship in Jackson, Mississippi on Thursday. Riley fired a bogey-free six-under-par 66 while Gordon made seven birdies and one bogey as he moved to the top of the leaderboard at the Country Club of Jackson. Gordon and Riley, who have yet to win on the PGA Tour, are one ahead of seven players tied for third on five under. A victory for Riley this weekend would carry extra sig..

Business & Finance

Eskom’s financial tsunami as it loses wage bill battle

Eskom’s financial troubles have just gotten worse and its wage bill could increase to unsustainable levels. The struggling power utility has been ordered to pay thousands of its workers more than a year’s worth of backdated salary increases. The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) yesterday awarded Eskom workers an extra 1.5% wage increment on top of the 1.5% that the utility unilaterally implemented in July 2021. Last year, Eskom “exercised its right and made a decisio..
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Success Lekabe on launching fruity fragrance in time for summer

If there’s anything delicious about summer for me, its the refreshing fragrance of fruits, and so I always invest in those fruity body spritzers just to awaken that summer senses. Success Lekabe understood the assignment and recently launched her first ever fragrance which bursts with the aromas of coconut, vanilla and citrus. Lekabe told IOL Lifestyle: “The aromas in this fragrance is definitely my favorite. It is an alluring fragrance with notes of creamy coconut, fresh burst of citrus and rad..

Crime & Courts

Hijacking suspect a SAPS detective

Cape Town - The vigilance of Law Enforcement officers patrolling the Cape Town CBD in the early hours of Tuesday morning led to the arrest of a hijacker who turned out to be a police detective. According to the mayoral committee member for safety and security, Alderman JP Smith, Law Enforcement, and the area west teams had a busy night in the CBD. While officers managed to bust several abalone poachers shortly after midnight, Smith said vigilant officers noted a hijacking in progress at a Caltex..

Shepherd Bushiri co-accused Willah Mudolo may not leave SA for now

Pretoria - One of the people accused of allegedly defrauding members of the Enlightened Christian Gathering alongside fugitive prophet Shepherd Bushiri, Willah Mudolo, may not leave Gauteng for now. Mudolo may only leave the province pending the outcome of the high-profile trial when it eventually gets under way. The director of public prosecutions launched an appeal earlier this month in the Gauteng High Court, Pretoria, against an order issued by the Pretoria Magistrate’s Court granting Mudolo..

Alleged Albertinia child killer was known to ‘love’ children

Cape Town - The Albertinia community in the Southern Cape is in an uproar following the arrest of a 53-year-old man who hid the bodies of 9-year-old Jacorine Maurelia Vaaltyn and 10-year-old Sharon Arries in his shack after he had suffocated them. Police confirmed the suspect had been arrested on Friday after the gruesome discovery of the two little girls’ bodies at the suspect’s residence in Jan Fiskaal Street on Thursday evening. Police spokesperson Malcolm Pojie said: “A 53-year-old suspect… ..

Concern over spike in trauma cases in Cape Town

Cape Town - The City of Cape Town has raised its concern as it sees a spike in trauma and assault cases reported via the City’s Emergency Communication Centre (PECC), week-on-week. It said the spikes, unsurprisingly, coincide with public holidays and pay day weekends. According to the mayoral committee member for safety and security, Alderman JP Smith, a cursory glance at the comparative weekend statistics recorded by the PECC shows not only an increase in overall incidents but also an increase ..

Pongola truck driver abandons bail application

Durban - The truck driver in the fatal Pongola crash that claimed the lives of 18 people has abandoned his bail application. Sibusiso Siyaya, 28, made a second appearance in the Pongola Magistrate’s Court on Monday. In court today, Siyaya opted to abandon his bail application, and the matter was adjourned to October 25 for further investigations. On September 16, a total of 20 people died in a head-on collision between a truck and a light delivery vehicle. The horror crash claimed the lives of 1..
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