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Federer beats Nadal, faces Djokovic in Wimbledon final-2019

London - Roger Federer reached his 12th Wimbledon final on Friday, defeating old rival Rafael Nadal, 11 years after the Spaniard triumphed in their epic 2008 title showdown at the All England Club, a match widely regarded as the greatest ever played.The 37-year-old eight-time champion won 7-6 (7/3), 1-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the pair's 40th career…

9 people killed in Mpumalanga crash-2019

Yet another horror crash has this time left nine people dead on the N11 between Hendrina and Middelburg in Mpumalanga, said the spokesperson for the MEC for Community Safety in the province. Moeti Mmusi said that at about 16:30, a minibus believed to be transporting mine employees and an articulated truck collided head-on. Eight of the nine…

‘Repugnant and repulsive’: ANC calls for strong sanctions against EFF after...

ANC chief whip Pemmy Majodina condemned the "hooliganism" of the EFF and praised "comrade Gordhan" for his "restraint in the face of overt provocation".In a statement released on Friday, Majodina condemned "hooliganism demonstrated by EFF Members of Parliament during the budget vote debate by the Minister of Public Enterprises, comrade Pravin Gordhan in the National…

‘Things are moving’: SANDF troops start arriving in Cape Town-2019

"Things are moving," said the SA National Defence Force as troops from around the country arrived in Cape Town on Friday to support a planned police operation to rid crime-ridden suburbs of gangs and criminals. Keeping operational information close to his chest, SANDF spokesperson Siphiwe Dlamini said all the legal paperwork from their side had been…

Mbalula lays out plan to address Prasa woes-2019

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has laid out his plans to deal with the issue of security on the country's passenger trains.Chief among his plans is to see the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) employ new security companies with performance-based contracts. Mbalula clarified as much in a reply to a parliamentary question from IFP MP…

Djokovic reaches Wimbledon final-2019

London - Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached his sixth Wimbledon final on Friday as Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal prepared to meet at the All England Club for the first time since their epic 2008 title showdown.World No 1 and four-time Wimbledon winner Djokovic booked his 25th Grand Slam final appearance with a nervy 6-2, 4-6,…

Western Cape to establish ‘parallel inter-ministerial collaboration’ to deal with gangs-2019

The Western Cape government will establish "parallel inter-ministerial collaboration" after Police Minister Bheki Cele announced that the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) will be deployed to help the police stabilise Cape Town's worst-hit gang areas.On Friday, Western Cape Community Safety MEC Albert Fritz welcomed Cele's announcement made the night before. Cele announced in his budget…

Mr D driver facing attempted rape charge – report-2019

A Mr D Food driver is facing an attempted rape charge after a client said he allegedly sexually assaulted her while delivering food in Cape Town, according to a report.The 43-year-old man appeared in the Wynberg Magistrate's Court this week on a rape charge, said regional National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) spokesperson Eric Ntabazalila.The Daily Voice reported…

Politicking and accusations of hypocrisy cloud police’s budget debate-2019

While the residents of the Cape Flats continue to live in fear as gang violence rages on, the debate on the police's budget vote descended into politicking and accusations of hypocrisy.Police Minister Bheki Cele, at the end of Thursday evening's debate, announced that the South African National Defence Force would be deployed to the Western Cape's ganglands.Earlier,…

Nation needs to work together against climate change – Creecy-2019

The work of building a sustainable and environmentally sound growth path is the work of the nation as a whole amid an "unprecedented threat from climate change", Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Barbara Creecy said. Speaking to the media ahead of delivering the Department of Environmental Affairs' budget on Thursday, Creecy said more than two…

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