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Ghislaine Maxwell fails to dismiss sex crime indictment over Epstein ties

Ghislaine Maxwell fails to dismiss sex crime indictment over Epstein ties

A U.S. judge on Friday rejected Ghislaine Maxwell's bid to dismiss the original indictment accusing the British socialite of aiding the financier Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuse of girls.

KZN rugby player shot dead by cops in Hawaii

Questions are beginning to surface over the death of a former KwaZulu-Natal rugby club player and father of two who was dead by police in Hawaii on Wednesday night.

SA records 1,400 new Covid-19 cases, 90 deaths in the past 24 hours

SA recorded 1,424 new Covid-19 cases and 92 deaths in the past 24 hours, health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize said.

Private sector pledges to help government boost vaccination rollout

The private sector on Friday pledged its full support for the government’s national vaccination rollout.

‘Harry Potter’ star Helen McCrory dies

Britain's Helen McCrory, who starred in Harry Potter films and the Peaky Blinders television series, has died after a battle with cancer, her husband Damian Lewis said on Twitter on Friday. She was 52.

'No reason for widespread concern' over vaccines and rare clots, say MRC and Sisonke researchers

The risk of developing extremely rare blood clots after a Covid-19 vaccination is much lower than the risk of clotting after being infected with Covid-19, a University of Oxford study found.

PODCAST | The children orphaned by Covid-19

Today on 'Boots on the Ground', we hear the stories of those left orphaned by the pandemic. We take a moment to remember the people they've lost and to mourn with them.

FREE WEBINAR | Why has land reform failed in South Africa?

Join us at the next Sowetan Dialogues LIVE with Sowetan Editor Nwabisa Makunga as we dive into – what should be done to get land redistribution back on track.

Eight shot dead at FedEx facility in Indiana; police say motive unclear

Authorities said on Friday that it was still too early to know what motivated a gunman who killed eight employees at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis and wounded several others before taking his own life.

North West bakkie driver miraculously survives 50m cliff plunge

A motorist was freed nearly 12 hours after being trapped at the bottom of a cliff at a Rustenburg lookout point.

Fire breaks out at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital, but services not affected

A fire broke out at Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Parktown, Johannesburg, on Friday morning, the Gauteng health department confirmed.

Amnesty International report exposes Zimbabwe stateless crisis

Human rights watchdog shows how survivors and relatives of those massacred are deliberately denied crucial documents.

Gqeberha court jails man for fraud, cloned bank cards

Phalo Sixishe and Edgar Duma presented forged cards at petrol stations and shops.

'I stopped the Guptas and Duduzane Zuma': Lucky Montana

'The Guptas tried to manipulate our rolling stock programme and I stopped them. I fought with them,' former Prasa boss Lucky Montana told the state capture inquiry on Friday.

Sentencing proceedings for Miguel Louw’s killer postponed to May 5

Mohamed Vahed Ebrahim, the man found guilty of killing Durban schoolboy Miguel Louw, is expected to know his fate on May 5.

'She cried in my lap': Tears flow at memorial for bullied Lufuno Mavhunga

'Whatever happened to her was something so heavy she could not take it any more,' said her older brother Dakalo.

Facebook removes fake government jobs page

"We don't want Facebook to be used to scam people. This isn't good for our users and it damages our business."

WATCH | President Cyril Ramaphosa meets his 'biggest' fan: a 4-year-old Durban girl

She is so intrigued by Cyril Ramaphosa that she has pictures of him pasted on her wardrobe, and had a birthday cake with his face emblazoned on it. After meeting him, she exclaimed: "This was the best day of my life!"

Up to 65,000 people on run in northeast Nigeria after attack

Up to 65,000 people in northeastern Nigeria have fled their homes after an assault by armed groups on a border town on Wednesday.

At least 21 African migrants die as boat sinks off Tunisia

At least 21 migrants from Africa died when their boat sank off Tunisia as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to the Italian island of Lampedusa, a Tunisian official said on Friday.

'Schools need help dealing with pupil violence and bullying'

Teachers trained as life coaches and the introduction of conflict resolution mechanisms within the school community are among the recommendations of the Each One Teach One Foundation to curb aggression and violence among pupils.

‘We needed an alternative to Julius Malema’: Zille

DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has disputed Tony Leon’s claim about Mmusi Maimane being an “experiment gone wrong”, saying Maimane was the right fit for the DA and she saw him as an “alternative” to EFF leader Julius Malema

Emergency services official shot dead execution style in Free State

He had five bullet wounds to the back of his head.

Pharmacies, GPs and private hospitals to help 163,000 people a day receive Covid-19 jabs

Business for SA (B4SA) has mobilised private sector resources to vaccinate about 163,000 people a day.

Same-sex couple fight for children born via SA surrogacy to be granted citizenship in Namibia

Namibian authorities want genetic proof of fatherhood before providing them with travel documents.

Mthethwa defies official processes to appoint heritage council administrator at cost of millions

Sport, arts and culture minister Nathi Mthethwa's actions potentially expose one of the entities under his department to irregular expenditure that will run into millions of rands.

'Anele was not suicidal nor did she commit suicide'

"I knew Kiernan loved my daughter but their companionship needed more than love."

If you are 60 and over, here is how you can register for a vaccination

Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout is expected to begin on May 17.

Millions affected by delays in R350 Covid-19 grant payment

The South African Social Security Agency says there will be a delay in the R350 Covid-19 grant payment in March and April “due to the transition in government financial years".
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