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Pietermaritzburg’s Msunduzi Local Municipality owes creditors almost R2 billion. (Google© Streetview / Google Maps) The beleaguered ANC-administered Msunduzi Local Municipality’s debt to Eskom and uMngeni-uThukela Water, among other creditors, has skyrocketed to a staggering R1.9 billion.Though the municipality wants to keep the figures under wraps, News24 can reveal the figure contained in a report compiled by the provincial Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs’ ministerial representative, Martin Sithole, is at R1.9 billion. The municipality is under administration. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for…

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Trial by Media (Supplied) As a crowd was waiting at the Artscape to watch the premiere of Conrad Asman’s opera about Oscar Pistorius, Trial by Media, news broke OJ Simpson had died.It was a weirdly poetic moment, since their stories have so much in common – both were revered athletes involved in highly covered court cases concerning the killing of their partners.Pistorius’ downfall is well documented, and his courtroom saga still makes headlines. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for 25 years, and we’re about…

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Advocate Mahlodi Muofhe. (Gallo Images/Sowetan/Masi Losi) Former top spy Mahlodi Muofhe’s R500 000 “constitutional damages” claim against former Inspector-General of Intelligence (IGI) Sethlomamaru Dintwe was dismissed with costs.The case centred around Dintwe’s confirmation of a probe into Muofhe’s qualifications.Gauteng High Court in Pretoria Judge Elizabeth Kubushi relied on the Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA) ruling on the EFF’s successful challenge to the R500 000 defamation damages award it was ordered to pay by former finance minister Trevor Manuel in explaining why she had elected to dismiss Muofhe’s claim. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous…

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A truck powered by hydrogen, but also using platinum as a catalyst. (Anglo American/Supplied) The future is battery-electric, or at least that’s what the dominant narrative appears to be as the world plots the most expeditious and effective transition away from fossil fuels.But there are some hard realities to consider, and Sibanye-Stillwater CEO Neal Froneman wasn’t afraid to say as much to French president Emmanuel Macron in a recent roundtable that also included Tesla CEO Elon Musk.Froneman told the PGM Industry Day in Johannesburg last Wednesday: South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a…

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South Africa swimmer Tatjana Smith swims in the breaststroke at the SA Swimming Championships. (Anton Geyser/Gallo Images) The SA National Swimming Championships concluded at Newton Park Swimming Pool this past weekend, with five SA swimmers achieving qualifying times for the Olympic Games to be held in Paris in July.It was crunch time for South Africa’s swimmers, who were looking to earn their tickets to Paris.As it happened | SA Swimming Champs – Coetzé grabs 5th gold in Gqeberha, Sates wins 200m IM South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept…

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A Knysna resident picks up litter along the estuary. (Jan Gerber/News24) Reports of Knysna’s decay appear to be greatly exaggerated.Driving into the logging town turned Southern Cape tourism hub, it is hard to reconcile the recent reports of municipal decay – and a statement from DA leader John Steenhuisen that the town has become a “living hell” since his party was ejected from the pound seats – with what, on the surface, remains an inviting, picturesque town.Compared to some of the places News24’s On The Road team visited on its journey through the country, Knysna is paradise. South Africans need…

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Chery has launched a secondary sub-brand alongside Omoda in the form of Jaecoo, and the first model, the J7, has gone on sale in South Africa.  South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country informed for 25 years, and we’re about to enter a new chapter of fearless journalism. Join our free subscription trial to unlock this story and a world of news aimed to inform, empower, and inspire.

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It is alleged that the woman was killed after a heated disagreement with her grandsons after they requested a share of her R10 000 stokvel money. (Lulama Zenzile/Gallo Images/Netwerk24) Eastern Cape police have arrested the grandsons of a 72-year-old woman whose body was discovered buried in a shallow grave in her garden in Cacadu, Eastern Cape, over the weekend.Nomvula Solani’s body was discovered by residents on Saturday in Cumakala village.Police spokesperson Captain Namhla Mdleleni said a search by police and residents was conducted but came with no good results.  South Africans need to be in the know if we want…

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Sizwe Ngema allegedly filmed himself while stabbing Bianca Khuzwayo to death on 31 March. (Nkosikhona Duma/News24) The murder case of a 27-year-old eThekwini metro police officer who allegedly filmed himself while stabbing his pregnant girlfriend to death has been postponed to the end of April for a formal bail application.The Durban Magistrate’s Court heard on Monday that the legal aid application of murder-accused Sizwe Ngema had failed, prompting an adjournment until 29 April. Ngema allegedly recorded himself while stabbing 24-year-old Bianca Khuzwayo to death in the early hours of 31 March. South Africans need to be in the know if…

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Debra Hoffmeister, one of the Hanover Park residents demanding action as violence persists. (Supplied/SAPS) Language barriers, unanswered phones, a lack of available police vehicles and police brutality were among the concerns Hanover Park residents outlined on Sunday when they gathered outside an imbizo police management and others were holding with Police Minister Bheki Cele.They demanded that Cele provide them with a clear plan of action and take accountability for the ongoing gang violence in the area.They told him that there were “almost never police vans available” to restore peace in the area. South Africans need to be in the know…

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