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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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R750 million to be spent on renovating minister’s homes and other government buildings: report

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s administration is set to splash out on renovations for ministerial homes and other government-owned buildings, including R29 million on a guardhouse and R29 million on gates and a doghouse. The Sunday Times reports that more than R730 million has been set aside for a number of upgrades, at a time when the country’s tax-collection […]

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Battle of the supermarkets: the shops with the cheapest groceries

Food, fuel and electricity costs continue to rise and we find ourselves having to get a bit more creative with our budgets. Managing your grocery bill is one way to help you stay in the green. Unfortunately, our expenses are growing but our paychecks are remaining the same. BankservAfrica noted that the average real take-home pay […]

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12 arrested for cheating with vehicle roadworthy documents

Government says fraud at vehicle testing and licensing centres are a top priority, as 12 more arrests are made as part of the drive to clamp down on motorists with dodgy papers. Five officials have been arrested in Lephalale, Limpopo, on charges of fraud and corruption relating to the irregular issuing of roadworthy certificates. Three […]

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Lean: South Africa’s codeine addiction

An estimated 600,000 South Africans are addicted to this opiate, often disguised in soft drinks and promoted by rappers and singers. “Lean” or “double cupping” is the lingo used on South African streets, but also by rappers around the world. It refers to the drinking of Codeine, an opiate used to treat pain and found […]