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2014-10-21 Judge Sends Pistorius to Jail
[SAPA]Pretoria -Paralympian Oscar Pistorius has been sentenced to five years' imprisonment for the culpable homicide killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

2014-10-20 Key Witness Defies Arms Deal Probe
[SAPA]Pretoria -Arms deal critic Hennie Van Vuuren told the Seriti Commission of Inquiry on Monday that he does not want to testify and refused to take an oath.

2014-10-20 The End of Hope - SA Civil Society's Race to the Bottom
[SACSIS]A cursory scan of the NGO job boards confirms the widely held assumption that South Africa's civil society organizations are struggling to get funding.

2014-10-20 Mediation on Political Crisis Continues
[SAnews.gov.za]Pretoria - Southern African Development Community (SADC) Facilitator and Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will return to Lesotho today to continue with regional facilitation efforts to help that country return to political and security normalcy.

2014-10-20 Public Protector Wins Top Integrity Award
[PR Newswire]Berlin -Transparency International today proudly announces that Thuli Madonsela of South Africa has been selected as the winner of the anti-corruption group's Integrity Award for 2014.

2014-10-20 Will Zuma Duck or Become a Lame Duck?
[Daily Maverick]A media report on Sunday claimed President Jacob Zuma was running scared and would avoid Parliament due to the aggression of the Economic Freedom Fighters against him.

2014-10-21 Family Synod, Part III - a Mixed Bag?
[Daily Maverick]A week of robust debate at the Vatican has come to an end, and the official English translation of the report is anticipated sometime soon. There's been a mixed response to the discussion, with some applauding the progress made and others voicing disappointment that there has not been enough forward motion. Most importantly, are we even looking at all the most relevant issues? Perhaps not.

2014-10-21 The Killing of Anni - Planning a Wedding and a Funeral
[Daily Maverick]Murder accused Shrien Dewani planned his wife's funeral almost as meticulously as he had the wedding, setting out in a spreadsheet a list of songs, where everyone would sit or stand and even who was allowed to accompany the body. Anni's cousin and confidante, Sneha Mashru, also told the court yesterday that Dewani had manhandled Anni's body in the funeral parlour, trying to force gold bangles onto her lifeless wrist.

2014-10-21 The Killing of Anni - a Courtroom Artist Helps to See Justice Done
[Daily Maverick]Unlike the Oscar Pistorius hearing, cameras have been barred from recording the Shrien Dewani murder trial currently being heard in the Cape High Court. The only visual link to what is going on inside the courtroom is being captured by Cape Town artist Pete Woodbridge, who is keeping alive an old tradition in the electronic age.

2014-10-20 A History Told in Painful Spectacle
[The Journalist]Two young women refuse to be tourists at the Platfontein San 'Cultural Village'

2014-10-20 South Africa to Host Afcon?
[CAJ News]Accra -SOUTH Africa looks set to step in to rescue the Africa Cup of Nations again after it emerged Morocco would not host the tournament in fear of the Ebola virus.

2014-10-20 Stolen Goods from Malls Heading to Nigeria
[SAPA]Johannesburg -Nigeria has emerged as the destination for many of the electronic devices stolen during the recent spat of mall robberies across the country, police said on Saturday.

2014-10-20 Stolen Goods From SA Malls Heading to Nigeria
[This Day]Nigeria has emerged as the destination for many of the electronic devices stolen during the recent spat of mall robberies across South Africa, the country's police said at the weekend.

2014-10-20 Kwaito Artist Brickz Rape Case 'Will Proceed'
[SAPA]Johannesburg -The NDPP has ruled that the rape case against musician Sipho "Brickz" Charles Ndlovu will proceed, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

2014-10-20 Pay Disputes Could Disrupt SA's Cricketing Summer
[Daily Maverick]Cricket South Africa once again faces a few uncertain weeks over their summer schedule. This time, the West Indies players, their board and their players' association are all locked in a bitter pay dispute which has seen the men from the Caribbean abruptly end their tour to India. They are due to tour South Africa in December, but if the stand-off continues, that tour will be under threat.

2014-10-20 South Africa's Dismal Road Safety - What Gives?
[The Daily Vox]As Isaac Wade Maruding, the truck driver who ploughed through traffic on the N12 in the shocking 47-car pile-up that injured 16 and killed four, prepares for another legal battle, we are reminded that, with a road death rate of 31.9 people per 100 000, South Africa's roads are among the deadliest in the world. The question is, why? RA'EESA PATHER reports.

2014-10-20 Why a Responsive Website Is Important
[Biz-Community]As more people are being glued to their mobile devices, one thing has become clear: mobile is taking over internet surfing. And it's everything from browsing social media outlets to checking emails and doing some online shopping.

2014-10-20 SANParks Rangers Shoot Suspected Rhino Poacher
[SAnews.gov.za]SANParks rangers shot and killed a suspected rhino poacher in the Kruger National Park on Saturday morning, according to Limpopo police.

2014-10-20 Lottering Still Ready for Liftoff
[Daily Maverick]Marc Lottering's latest show weaves in some of the comical moments that come with being famous, and it's gold. Watch it.

2014-10-20 Banyana Banyana World Cup Hopes Still Very Much Alive
[SAFA]Banyana Banyana are just one match away from qualifyign for the 2015 FIFA World Cup tournament.

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