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Hot cross buns can fool South African breathalysers into thinking you’re drunk

The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) allayed fears that a hot cross bun could land you in jail for drunk driving after a video of a breathalyser test showed a startling result after an officer ate one of the Easter buns in a test.  “The Corporation would like to assure members of the public that […]

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SA reacts to explosive Ace ‘Mr Ten Percent’ Magashule book

In spite of Cyril Ramaphosa’s ‘new dawn’, there are powerful forces in the ruling party that risk losing everything if corruption and state capture finally do come to an end. At the centre of the old guard’s fightback efforts is Ace Magashule, a man viewed by some as South Africa’s most dangerous politician. In this […]

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Bushiri and wife granted bail of R100,000 each

Self-proclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri and his wife have been granted bail of R100,000 each. They are facing charges of fraud, money laundering and contravening the Prevention of Organised Crime Act. Magistrate Martin Van Wyk said the accused had to provide compelling reasons for him to grant bail because the crimes they were being accused of fell under […]

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Coca-Cola ventures into Cannabis

The world’s largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola says it is monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in CBD – the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana – for beverages as soda consumption slows. The soft-drinks maker is in talks with a major Canadian marijuana […]

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Serena fined after US Open final outburst

Serena Williams has been fined $17,000 ( R259 025,60) by the US Tennis Association in the wake her outburst during a controversial US Open final loss to Japan’s Naomi Osaka. The American star was fined for coaching, racquet abuse and for verbal abuse when she accused umpire Carlos Ramos of being “a thief” during Saturday’s […]