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(Photo by Gallo Images/Sharon Seretlo) The board of Anglo American has rejected a third takeover proposal from BHP but has granted the biggest miner in the world seven days to engage further.Anglo on Wednesday confirmed it had received, and again rejected, a third “unsolicited, non-binding and highly conditional” takeover proposal from BHP Group, which values the company at approximately £38.6 billion (about R900 billion).A second revised offer valued Anglo American at £34 billion, up from £31.1 billion initial offer. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a prosperous future. News24 has kept the country…

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ANC veterans in Mpumalanga have expressed their disappointment in former president Jacob Zuma’s decision to ditch the ANC and join the uMkhonto weSizwe Party. (Amanda Khoza/News24) ANC veterans in Mpumalanga say former president Jacob Zuma’s decision to form the uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party proves that “he’s always had a double agenda”.On Wednesday, the party elders spoke to News24 ahead of ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa’s mini-Siyanqoba rally in Tonga, outside Mbombela.Clad in a green blazer reserved for veterans, Timothy Shabangu, 67, said he joined the ANC after its unbanning in 1990.  South Africans need to be in the know if we want to…

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Sorisha Naidoo. (Supplied/Showmax) Sorisha Naidoo says she felt disheartened by the lack of apologies after the season 4 reunion drama.Post-reunion, Sorisha says she finds peace with family and friends, leaving the show tensions behind.She says she is open to returning for season 5 if the show focuses on aspirational themes and unity among women.After a jaw-dropping season 4 reunion where we saw OG Durban housewife Sorisha Naidoo walk out in tears, there is a lot that is up in the air regarding her place in the show. In Part 2 of the reunion, the ladies put all of their…

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City manager Floyd Brink sits next to the MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services (EISD) – Cllr. Jack Sekwaila, during a briefing on the Pikitup strike on Wednesday. (Alex Patrick/News24) Johannesburg waste entity Pikitup says an investigator will be appointed by Wednesday afternoon to investigate allegations of nepotism and corruption at the entity.This follows a strike by workers contracted to the entity. They were hired by the Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP), and their contracts are about to expire.For the past seven days, the inner city has been strewn with rubbish as the protesters marched on the Pikitup headquarters at 66 Jorissen Street. South…

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Spear’s Sable Square in Milnerton. (Spear/Supplied) Western Cape-focused property group Spear said on Wednesday active management of its assets helped offset yet another tough year for the property industry in 2024, and it’s pressing ahead with plans to about quadruple its R2 billion market value over the next decade or so.The group upped its distribution per share by almost 4% to 78.86c to end-February, amid an increased payout ratio of about 95%, with a strong showing from its retail and industrial assets helping to offset pressure on the office sector.Upward valuations in its portfolio helped its earnings per share double,…

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DA leaders Chris Pappas and John Steenhuisen canvass a voter, only referred to as Mr Shozi, who tells them “not to worry”, he’ll vote for the DA. (Soyiso Maliti/News24) DA leader John Steenhuisen says other political parties are in for a “big surprise” come the election on 29 May. Steenhuisen and other DA leaders, including premier hopeful Chris Pappas, and DA KwaZulu-Natal chairperson, Dean McPherson, went door-to-door in Ntuzuma, north of Durban.Steenhuisen is on the last stop of his Rescue South Africa campaign to spread the DA’s manifesto promises. South Africans need to be in the know if we want to create a…

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Tyla at the 2024 Met Gala: Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion held at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on 6 May 2024 in New York City. (Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images) Tyla dropped the music video for her single Jump, featuring Gunna and Skillibeng, on Monday.The song originally appeared on her self-titled debut album, which released in March.The music video was filmed in Johannesburg and surpassed the 2 million views mark on Wednesday.When Tyla released her self-titled debut album in March, it spawned several new hits for her, one of the big ones being Jump, featuring US rapper Gunna and…

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A school child jump from the roof of Loch Logan. (Stuart Fox/Gallo Images) A Grade 11 pupil from Grey College, a prestigious all-boys school, is in critical condition in hospital after allegedly jumping off the roof at Loch Logan Waterfront in Bloemfontein.Free State police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Thabo Covane said the 16-year-old pupil injured his legs, pelvis and neck in the incident on Sunday. Covane said they were not presently investigating the incident.  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…

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Petrol and diesel prices are currently on track for significant cuts at the start of June as Brent crude oil reaches its lowest level in three months.The latest estimate from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) shows that the price of 95 unleaded petrol is due for a decrease of around 87c a litre, while the wholesale price of diesel could lowered by between 87c and 92c a litre.Illuminating paraffin could be cut by almost 78c.South African fuel prices are largely determined by international oil and fuel costs and the rand exchange rate, as oil is priced in dollars.On Wednesday, Brent…

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American tennis legend Andre Agassi. (Mike Stobe/Getty Images for Finn Partners) Andre Agassi will replace John McEnroe as captain of the Laver Cup World Team from 2025, the organisers of the competition announced on Wednesday. The former world No 1 and winner of eight Grand Slam titles will begin his captaincy at next year’s tournament in San Francisco, taking over from fellow American McEnroe, who has held the position since the inaugural edition in 2017. “I am truly honored to accept this invitation to become captain of the Laver Cup World Team,” Agassi said in a statement released by…

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