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South Africa probes lottery draw of 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

– Advertisement – South Africa’s Tuesday night national lottery drew the consecutive numbers 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and a “PowerBall” number of 10, drawing immediate accusations of fraud. The lucky 20 luckers who came forward each won 5.7 million rand ($369,000) with another 79 receiving around 6,283 rand ($407) each for guessing the right sequence but missing the critical PowerBall. “Congratulations to tonight’s 20 winners of PowerBall draw,” the lottery Tweeted out on Tuesday. Congratulations to 20 new multimillionaires who each won over R5 million on the PowerBall jackpot! 5,…

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South African woman shortlisted for global teacher prize

– Advertisement – A South African woman has been shortlisted for this year’s world’s best teacher prize. Mokhudu Cynthia Machaba is among the ten shortlisted for the top prize. She teaches at a primary school in Limpopo in northern South Africa and told the BBC that she wants to raise aspirations among her pupils. “I introduced project-based teaching knowing that we still have resources to experiment and practical lessons and I also use the indigenous knowledge. So I knew we grew up doing things a certain way I engaged members…

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South Africa’s president in self-quarantine after Covid-19 contact

– Advertisement – President Cyril Ramaphosa is in self-quarantine after a guest at a dinner the president attended on Saturday tested positive for COVID-19, the presidency said in a statement on Wednesday. Ramaphosa is showing no symptoms at this stage and will be tested should symptoms become apparent, the statement read. On Saturday, the President attended a fundraising dinner of the Adopt-a-School Foundation, which is a partner entity of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation. The event hosted 35 guests at a Johannesburg hotel, where the foundation’s guests were the only people…

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Anti-foreigner sentiment re-emerges in South Africa

– Advertisement – Xenophobic sentiments against foreigners in South Africa have emerged once again among locals. The hashtag #NigeriansMustGo has been trending on social media in South Africa as locals revive anti-foreigner agitations. Last week a protest was held outside the Nigerian High Commission in the capital, Pretoria, under the hashtag #PutSouthAfricansFirst. At the Nigeria Embassy to hand over the memorandum and warn them that we can’t tolarate human traficking and the sale of drugs by Nigerians #PutSouthAfricansFirst pic.twitter.com/vICWmuwQD5 — Lerato Pillay (@Lerato_Pillay) September 23, 2020 Some South Africans pushed…

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Lifestyle South Africa 

Statement On 44th Anniversary of The Soweto Massacre-June 16, 1976

16th June 2020 would be 44years since the despicable atrocities unleashed on peaceful students’ protesters in Soweto, South Africa. Africans on the continent and the diasporas will mark the terrible mass killings of blacks in South Africa. We remember the many victims who lost their lives and all those who endured horrific suffering on that day, and we call on all Africans everywhere to observe a moment of silence to mark the day, which unfortunately happens in the midst of the fearful COVID-19 pandemic.  On June 16, 1976 the children…

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South Africa: Vodacom, MTN ordered to lower data prices

South Africa’s Vodacom Group and MTN Group have been ordered by the country’s Competition Commission to lower data prices. The two companies could face prosecution if they do not agree with the order in the next two months to lower data prices. The watchdog launched an investigation in August 2017 following a request from the minister of economic Development. There have been several complaints from consumers about high data costs. The commission said in its report that there is evidence to suggest that there is room for price reductions in…

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South Africa: Malema charged over 2018 rally shooting

South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Wednesday charged opposition Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema over a 2018 rally shooting incident. He is charged for allegedly firing a weapon in public during his party’s rally event in the Eastern Cape in 2018. In a statement, NPA Eastern Cape spokesperson Luxolo Tyali said Malema faces five counts, including the unlawful possession of a firearm. Other four counts cover unlawful possession of ammunition, discharge of a firearm in a public place, failure to take reasonable precaution to person or property and…

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South Africa: KFC couple’s wedding set for New Year’s Eve

Nonhlanhla Soldaat and Hector Mkansi took social media by storm after a video captured Mkansi proposing to Soldaat at a KFC joint in South Africa. After the video went viral, South Africans quickly came in to donate to ensure that the couple were able to have a memorable wedding. The outpour of love on social media led to people willing to support the couple have a dream wedding. Mkansi 37, and Soldaat, 38 have already been married and their impending wedding will be the second. They have now set December…

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Ex-South African minister arrested, charged with corruption

A former security minister of South Africa and close ally of former president Jacob Zuma, has been arrested and charged with corruption. Bongani Bongo who is also a lawmaker becomes the first high-profile person to be arrested and charged over graft in recent years. Bongo is accused of offering a bribe to a lawyer who was building the state’s case in a 2017 parliamentary enquiry into state-owned power agency, Eskom. According to Eric Ntabazalila, the prosecutions spokesman “The charges are that he offered money to (an) advocate… which (the prosecutor)…

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SA Airways cancels weekend flights over workers’ strike

South African Airways (SAA) has cancelled all domestic and international flights scheduled for Friday and Saturday. The cancellation is taking place due to a planned workers’ strike this weekend. The South African Cabin Crew Association and National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa on Wednesday said that the airline staff will go on strike starting on Friday. The workers are protesting against the plan by SAA to cut more than 900 jobs in order to curb losses. The airline in a statement apologised to its customers and asked them…

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