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Reward offered for info about slain law enforcement officer

By TheSouthAfrican.com 03-08-23 08:09

The City of Cape Town’s, Mayco member for Safety and Security, Jean Pierre Smith on Monday (31 July 2023) made a public declaration, offering R100 000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and/or conviction of a suspect following the brutal killing of a 37-year-old Law Enforcement Advancement Programme (LEAP) officer in Mitchells […]

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These healthy foods will help you satisfy your sweet tooth

By TheSouthAfrican.com 02-08-23 15:28

Cutting down on refined sugar is not easy, especially if you have a sweet tooth. Choosing healthier alternatives however can help reduce serious diseases such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Don’t worry, you don’t have to purchase expensive sugar-free products. There are many alternative and tasty food options available to satisfy a sweet […]

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NWC 2023 update: Potgieter’s injury shakes up Proteas’ lineup

By TheSouthAfrican.com 01-08-23 19:25

In a major setback for the South African netball team, prolific goal shooter Lenize Potgieter has been ruled out of the remainder of the NWC2023 due to a knee injury. Potgieter’s absence leaves the Proteas with a reshuffled lineup and creates challenges for the team ahead of crucial matchups. POTGIETER JOINS NWEKE ON THE SIDELINES In a […]

Grace Nweke

NWC 2023 Update: Nweke out with injury, SA hopes alive

By TheSouthAfrican.com 31-07-23 16:48

Breaking news this morning from New Zealand’s GS Grace Nweke, who has been ruled out of the Netball World Cup due to a knee injury. As one of the team’s top talents, her absence leaves a huge hole in the Silver Ferns’ lineup, impacting their chances in the tournament. GRACE NWEKE’S INJURY LEAVES HOLE IN […]

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WATCH – Huge shark hunts school of fish in vain

By TheSouthAfrican.com 27-07-23 16:00

Are you looking for on-the-go motivational, inspirational, fun and entertaining videos to boost your mood or set the tone of the day? Well, look no further. SA People has made searching easier for you with our YouTube shorts of the day! Here’s the Viral YouTube Short of the day. ALSO WATCH: WATCH – Abandoned baby buck gets […]

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Tshwane: Municipal workers continue to strike due to 0% wage increase

By TheSouthAfrican.com 26-07-23 15:36

A march led by municipal workers in the City of Tshwane has halted the delivery of basic services and left many residents frustrated. The municipal workers affiliated with the South African Municipal Workers Union(Samwu) are striking today(Wednesday) to show their dissatisfaction over the 0% wage and salary increase for 2023/24 passed by the council in June. The […]

Tax dodgers beware as SARS implements AI tech

How to change your SARS eFiling username and password

By TheSouthAfrican.com 25-07-23 20:30

The 2023 tax season has been open for nearly a month now (since July 7) and filing for individual taxpayers runs till October 23 2023. I’ve you’ve misplaced your particulars and need to change your SARS eFiling username and password, here’s what you can do … CHANGE YOUR SARS EFILING PASSWORD AND USERNAME Perhaps the easiest […]

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GOOD party to challenge George by-election

By TheSouthAfrican.com 20-07-23 22:36

The Good party says it will challenge the George by-election results after it lost all three seats to the Democratic Alliance party and the Patriotic Alliance. The By-elections were held on 19th July in wards 16, 20, and 27. The highly contested by election was marred with allegations of voter registration fraud leveled by GOOD against the DA. […]

Solly Mapaila

South Africa had no ‘capacity’ to arrest Putin, says Mapaila

By TheSouthAfrican.com 20-07-23 16:26

The incumbent Secretary General of the South African Communist Party, Solly Mapaila, has said that the government did not have the capacity to arrest Russian president Putin. Mapaila was reacting to the statement that Foreign Minister Mr. Sergey Lavrov will represent Putin in the BRICS summit. “Russia is a big world country. Who can touch […]

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WATCH – CCTV footage of Joburg gas explosion

By TheSouthAfrican.com 20-07-23 13:19

Viral videos have never run dry on the world wide web. How amazing is it that there’s always something crazy on the internet? From people riding trolleys on the highway to failed challenge compilations – the internet seems to always amaze. Today’s viral video has captured the attention of millions viewers worldwide, earning countless shares […]

The REAL reason why AARTO traffic rules have not gone ahead

The 25 strangest AARTO violations you can be fined for

By TheSouthAfrican.com 17-07-23 15:26

Now that new AARTO violations are coming online after the controversial act was upheld in Constitutional Court last week (Wednesday 12 July), we scoured through the penalties to find strangest ones on the books. ALSO READ: Expired license? Here are all AARTO fines for license violations None fit into a conventional AARTO violation category and, truthfully, we didn’t […]

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Where to make sure South African qualifications and degrees are legit

By TheSouthAfrican.com 14-07-23 11:19

False qualifications and fake degrees are an increasing problem in South Africa. Dr Hennie Roos is one of South Africa’s most notorious medical malpractice cases, having faced approximately 26 complaints of misconduct until his removal from the Health Professions Council of South Africa. The Hawks arrested an Eastern Cape “teacher” for teaching with false qualifications in March this […]

The REAL reason why AARTO traffic rules have not gone ahead

New AARTO laws target reckless and negligent drivers

By TheSouthAfrican.com 14-07-23 10:30

Now that the validity of the AARTO Act has been endorsed in the Constitutional Court, the new act will target reckless and negligent drivers. This was the sticking point for the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA), which had AARTO overturned in a Pretoria High Court by arguing the new laws were not motivated by improving safety, reducing […]

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How many days of loadshedding has SA experienced in 2023?

By TheSouthAfrican.com 13-07-23 18:32

South Africans have been exposed to loadshedding for an unprecedented number of days in 2023 and were hit with stage 6 blackouts this week. On Wednesday, 11 July Eskom upped the stages from four to six the Mail & Guardian reported. ALSO READ: GET TO KNOW YOUR Loadshedding one stage at a time 2023 HAS SET RECORDS FOR […]

On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 13 July?

By TheSouthAfrican.com 13-07-23 07:51

Look at what happened on this day, 12 July in history. From various achievements and milestones throughout human history to groundbreaking inventions and events that shaped the world we live in today. Here is a look at some of the most notable events that happened on this day ON THIS DAY: 13 JULY 1969 | Thembekile “Thembi” […]

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Ramaphosa warns ministers: ‘A lot of things will happen’

By TheSouthAfrican.com 12-07-23 15:01

President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent a warning to underperforming ministers and deputies ahead of the 2024 elections. Speaking during the ANC election manifesto review session, the president said that ‘a lot of things will happen’ to underperforming ministers in his cabinet. The meeting was held to determine whether the 2019 manifesto objectives had been achieved. […]

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Aston Marton Valour: A V12-powered manual supercar

By TheSouthAfrican.com 12-07-23 12:07

The Aston Martin Valour is all about honouring the British marque’s unique tradition of superlative special edition front-engined sportscars. The engineers have done this by fitting it with a 5.2-litre V12 engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission for the first time in the brand’s history. The engine boasts 525kW and 753Nm according to the company. […]

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What you’ll pay if you break these road rules in SA

By TheSouthAfrican.com 11-07-23 17:09

Since we published our article on AARTO fines for expired licenses, our WhatsApp line has been inundated with requests for more details about the cost of speeding penalties and other violations. ALSO READ: Fitness of vehicle violations: How much you’ll pay in fines Click on the link above for the list of what you’ll pay if your vehicle is […]

Tax dodgers beware as SARS implements AI tech

SARS: You can track your tax return status here

By TheSouthAfrican.com 11-07-23 11:00

Following the start of the 2023 tax season last week Friday (7 July 2023), SARS now allows you to track your tax return status online. The innovative new feature forms part of SARS’ Online Query System and is called My Tax Status Dashboard. TRENDING: 2023 Filing is OPEN … here are 8 tips to help with your tax […]

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