Eskom investigating reasons behind recurring boiler tube leaks

Johannesburg – Eskom said that an investigation was under way to determine why the utility was overburdened by boiler tube leaks which contributed to power outages. The power utility called off Stage 2 power cuts at 5am on Thursday morning after the public had to contend with rolling blackouts for a week. It said that […]

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Spike in alcohol-related trauma cases in Western Cape

Cape Town – Western Cape hospitals are under increasing pressure following the move to lockdown level one. The lowering of restrictions means the ban on alcohol sales has been lifted. says the dramatic increase in trauma cases is directly linked to the relaxing of booze restrictions. Last week over 600 trauma cases were recorded in […]

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Jacob Zuma set for hero’s celebration in Durban homecoming

Johannesburg – Members of the Jacob Zuma Foundation said that they were ready to welcome former President Jacob Zuma on Thursday morning and they were calling the occasion “a celebration of a hero”. Zuma will be welcomed in Durban after he was granted medical parole. The former president was jailed for contempt of court after […]

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Third witness in Nathaniel Julies murder case corroborates previous testimonies

Johannesburg – The third witness in the trial of Nathaniel Julies has corroborated evidence of two other witnesses about the details of how the 16-year-old boy was shot. Tahira Kaldine was on Wednesday slapped with a warrant of arrest following her disappearance from court. Three police officers are standing trial in the High Court in […]

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Windows 11’s first update makes AMD CPU performance even worse

AMD warned last week that its chips are experiencing performance issues in Windows 11, and now Microsoft’s first update to its new OS has reportedly made the problem worse. TechPowerUp reports that it’s seeing much higher latency, which means worse performance, following the Windows 11 update going live yesterday. AMD and Microsoft found two issues […]

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North Korea: Soldiers smash bricks, bend iron rods in combat display

State media in North Korea has aired footage of soldiers putting on a display of their combat prowess and ability to smash various objects with their bare hands. The performance was staged at a defence exhibition in Pyongyang, and watched by leaders including Kim Jong-un. Besides destroying bricks and tiles, soldiers were seen lying on […]

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IMF revises South Africa’s growth outlook for 2021

Johannesburg – The International Monetary Fund has revised South Africa’s growth outlook upwards from 4% to 5% for this year. The latest forecast is good news for the country, which needs to show investors that the economy has growth potential. It follows an upward revision from the Reserve Bank last month when it said the […]

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Mbalula: KZN bus crash heightens anxiety of using long-distance transport

Johannesburg – About 60 people are still recovering in hospital following a bus crash on the N3 in KwaZulu-Natal. Nine people were killed in the accident near the Tugela River on Tuesday. Sixty passengers who were on the Eldo Coaches bus were treated at the scene and then taken to hospital. Their injuries ranged from […]

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