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Debating 'whiteness' at UCT

Burning ‘whiteness’ at UCT

A protest at UCT, led by black #RhodesMustFall campaigners, led to violence on Tuesday night.

Black students gathered paintings and artifacts and set them alight, saying “whiteness is burning”. Plaques and paintings of Jan Smuts were amongst the artifacts set … Read the rest

Protesters driven back from parliament

Protesting students storm parliament

South African police used stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse a group of university students who tried to storm parliament on Wednesday.

The protesters are unhappy about increases in tuition fees, AP said, citing media reports.

Police cleared a … Read the rest

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SA passenger train derailed

The Shosholoza passenger train between Johannesburg to Cape Town derailed early Wednesday morning outside Kimberley, injuring more than 100 people.

The incident happened just after midnight at Modderrivier, a small town next to the N12 highway about 32 kilometres from … Read the rest

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Wheels come off in Cape Town

They work in the dark, stripping wheels from parked cars and fleeing into the night.

It’s part of a new wave of crime that is gripping the streets of Table View where owners have woken up to find their car’s … Read the rest

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Flying the old flag

The “old South Africa” is still alive and well on the Cape Flats.

The country’s old “oranje, blanje, blou” flag was spotted fluttering over a Coloured [mixed race] residence in Fifth Road, Heathfield.

But neighbours say the flag is an … Read the rest

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Second SA teenager wanted to join ISIS

State security services stopped a second Cape Town teenager from absconding to join the Islamic State group, South African State Security Minister David Mahlobo confirmed on Tuesday.

“Yes, we know about that one,” Mahlobo told ANA when asked about the … Read the rest

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Cannibal gets 18 years

A black man who ate his murdered victim’s heart has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in the Western Cape High Court.

Thirty-five-year old Andrew Chimboza pleaded guilty to killing 62-year-old Mbuyiselo Manona, in Gugulethu in 2014. He denied … Read the rest