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Africa · South Africa

Stellenbosch University student allegedly verbally abused at event days before urine incident

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The Juridical Society of the university says a student was verbally assaulted at the law dance. The university has confirmed an investigation is under way. A petition calling for the expulsion of Theuns du Toit, a white Stellenbosch University student who is at the centre of an allegedly racist incident, has already garnered nearly 21 000 signatures.See the Story

Load shedding jumps to Stage 4

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Eskom has announced that stage 4 load shedding will be implemented on Tuesday morning. The power utility said the jump from Stage 2 happened at 7:20 after Majuba Unit 5 and Tutuka Unit 4 tripped. Eskom has constantly been rolling over maintenance that it has scheduled as it battles to keep generation at adequate levels.See the Story

SA to move to Stage 2 load shedding on Thursday night | Fin24

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load shedding will be reduced from Stage 3 to Stage 2 at 22:00 on Thursday evening. Stage 2 will continue until Friday evening. A generation unit each at the Majuba, Matimba and the Arnot power stations have returned to service since Wednesday night. Two more units are set to return to service during the next 24 hours.See the Story

Gospel singer Deborah Fraser dies after short illness | News24

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Deborah Fraser died on Sunday after a short illness. She leaves behind two children - a boy and a girl. Fraser was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy in Sacred Music by the University of the Witwatersrand in 2010. She was a member of the gospel group, The Worshipful Assembly of God.See the Story

Stellenbosch University student arrested in connection with rape allegations | News24

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A Stellenbosch University student has been arrested in connection with a rape case. It is alleged that the student raped a 19-year-old fellow student at a residence. The student will be suspended, pending an internal and criminal investigation. This comes hot on the heels of an allegedly racist incident over the weekend.See the Story
Africa · Cape Town

City of Cape Town official dies after explosion caused by vandalised cables | News24

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Terence Henry Stringer died in hospital on 16 April, after suffering injuries when severely vandalised cables exploded on 4 April. Stringer, four contractors and a member of the public were injured when the insulation on the damaged cables further deteriorated and caused an explosion. The electricity team attended to the outage in Gugulethu that was affecting the power supply to both Manenberg and Gugulesthu.See the Story
Africa · Mpumalanga

Two men arrested for allegedly assaulting, robbing world-renowned artist Esther Mahlangu

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Mpumalanga police arrest two men for allegedly assaulting world-renowned Ndebele artist Dr Esther Mahlangu. The 87-year-old was attacked at her home on 19 March. The intruders assaulted her and fled with her safe containing her firearm.See the Story
Africa · East London

Eastern Cape tavern tragedy: Cops seek answers following death of 21 teens

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Police have opened an investigation following the tragic deaths of 21 teenagers at a local tavern in Scenery Park, East London. The youngest victim was 13 years old. 12 boys and nine girls have now been confirmed dead at Enyobeni Tavern. Police have ordered the deployment of "maximum resources" as they investigate the incident.See the Story
Africa · East London

East London tavern survivor, 17, who lost two friends ‘rose from the dead’

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21 children were killed at an East London tavern. The source of the deaths is shrouded in speculation. Some say that it may have had something to do with poison, or an incident that resulted in killings due to a stampede. One of the survivors, Sinovuyo Monyane (19) has since spoken out.See the Story
Africa · Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape tavern tragedy: Families asked to identify victims at Woodbrook mortuary

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22 people died in an East London tavern, ENYOBENI, after a stampede. Cause investigated. Family members whose loved ones are still missing have been asked to go to the Woodbrookmortuary. MEC for Community of Safety in the Eastern Cape has requested that families assist in identifying those killed.See the Story
Africa · South Africa

Enyobeni Tavern deaths: father of deceased blames the police

Police initially believed victims to be between 18 and 20 years old. The youngest victim appears to be 13 years old, according to reports. 12 boys and nine girls have now been confirmed dead at Enyobeni Tavern, raising the number of deceased to 21. Police are still investigating the cause of the incident.See the Story

Stage 4 loadshedding extended until Wednesday amidst wage strikes

Eskom has announced that Stage 4 power cuts are expected to continue from 5am on Monday until midnight on Wednesday, or even later.See the Story

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