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2017-11-23 'South Africa Would Suffer the Effects of Zimbabwe's Implosion' - Tendai Biti
[News24Wire] Former Zimbabwean finance minister Tendai Biti has on Thursday warned South Africans not to distance themselves from the events in the neighbouring country as Zimbabweans were "right in your face" and were part of South Africa's economy.

2017-11-23 Building Small Businesses Creates Jobs for Africa
[allAfrica] Job creation is undoubtedly one of the most pressing priorities for African countries. It is no longer feasible to rely on the public sector as the driver of employment - increasing attention is now being placed on the role of the private sector in the economic development of the continent.

2017-11-23 Johannesburg Water Outage - Water Tanks Stolen
[News24Wire] Two water tanks that had been placed in areas affected by water outages in the northern parts of Johannesburg have been stolen.

2017-11-23 Illegal Miners Dead, 15 Arrested After Shootout With Police
[News24Wire] Four illegal miners have been shot and killed during a shootout with police on an open field in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni, early on Thursday morning.

2017-11-23 Life Esidimeni Hearings Told of Rape At Facility
[News24Wire] A witness has told the Life Esidimeni arbitration panel that her 36-year-old sister was raped at non-governmental organisation Takalani - the same facility that mentally ill patients were moved to during the controversial transfer of patients.

2017-11-23 Graca Machel Urges Better Nutrition for Mothers, Children
[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of every four children under five years old in southern Africa suffers from stunted growth in that they are too short for their age, often as a result of inadequate nutrition.

2017-11-23 'Shortlist of Hawks Head Candidates Must Be Made Public'
[News24Wire] The Democratic Alliance wants Police Minister Fikile Mbalula to make the shortlist of candidates for a new permanent Hawks head public, so as to avoid any "surprise announcements".

2017-11-23 Angola, South Africa Sign Cooperation
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan head of State João Lourenço will sign this week bilateral cooperation agreements with his host South African counterpart, Jacob Zuma, in Pretoria.

2017-11-23 Mixed Feelings Over New Police Commissioner
[News24Wire] The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) and Parliament's police portfolio committee have expressed confidence in newly-appointed national police commissioner Lieutenant-General Khehla Sitole, but the DA is less enthused.

2017-11-23 Deputy President Set for Top Job Nod From ANC in Gauteng
[News24Wire] The ANC in Gauteng looks set to officially nominate Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa when the province holds its provincial general council next weekend.

2017-11-23 Police Nab Suspected Recruiters of Young Women for Nigerian Pastor
[News24Wire] Two women, believed to have acted as recruiters of young women and teenagers for alleged sex pest pastor Timothy Omotoso, were arrested on Tuesday afternoon.

2017-11-23 'Clear Stupidity'
[NEWS] President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has termed as 'clear stupidity' rumors that she has a hospital in South Africa.

2017-11-23 The Gathering - Zanu-PF, ANC - Same Whatsapp Group, Says Maimane
[Daily Maverick] Speaking at Daily Maverick's The Gathering on Thursday, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said Robert Mugabe's downfall in Zimbabwe was a signal of the ANC's own decline. But Maimane also faced tough questions about his own party. By GREG NICOLSON.

2017-11-23 The Gathering - Andrew Feinstein Warns That Nuclear Graft Could Make Arms Deal Look Small
[Daily Maverick] Former ANC MP and anti-corruption activist Andrew Feinstein told the audience at The Gathering on Thursday that the corruption which afflicts South Africa is symptomatic of a much broader condition. With trillions lost globally to bribes, Feinstein pointed out that South Africa is not uniquely corrupt. It's just that South Africa can afford corruption far less than developed countries in the West. By REBECCA DAVIS.

2017-11-23 SA's European Tour Young Guns Impress
[News24Wire] A new generation of South Africans made their presence felt on the European Tour this year and will look to take this even further as they now turn their attention to the upcoming Mauritius Open and the Joburg Open .

2017-11-23 ANC, Zanu-PF in Same WhatsApp Group - Maimane
[News24Wire] DA leader Mmusi Maimane is hopeful that the recent events in Zimbabwe will teach South Africans a lesson.

2017-11-23 Blommetjies Return Gives Cheetahs Pro14 Boost
[News24Wire] The Cheetahs are boosted by the return of Clayton Blommetjies to their starting line-up for Friday night's PRO14 clash against Edinburgh in Bloemfontein.

2017-11-23 The Gathering - 'Public Trust Has Broken Down, We Need a Second Revolution'
[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma is not the only reason South Africa finds itself at a precipice today. This was the gist of the opening panel discussion at The Gathering in Sandton on Thursday. By JESSICA BEZUIDENHOUT.

2017-11-23 No Complacency for Firing Titans
[News24Wire] Runaway leaders the Titans will be aiming to continue their storming start to the RAM SLAM T20 Challenge season when they welcome the Dolphins to Sahara Park Willowmoore in Benoni on Friday.

2017-11-23 'Why Did You Chuck Patients Out?' - Manamela Grilled At Hearing
[News24Wire] Suspended Gauteng director of mental health Dr Makgabo Manamela went head to head with Justice Dikgang Moseneke during her second day of testimony at the Life Esidimeni arbitration hearing.

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