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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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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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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 […]

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South Africa launches new drunk driving system ahead of Easter

The minister of Transport, Blade Nzimande, launched the 2019 Easter road safety campaign on Monday (8 April) at an event in KwaZulu-Natal. As part of the launch, Nzimande demonstrated the new Evidential Breathalyser Alcohol Test (EBAT) system which will begin being implemented on the country’s roads. First launched by the Western Cape in 2016, the […]

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Sports Centre launched

Mangaung Shine Banyane Sports Club was  officially opened in Botshabelo Section F. The property where this centre has been opened was initially a municipal building that was used for recycling which later ceased functioning. With time the building became worn down, vandalized and eventually became a hot spot for drug activity and other crimes. This […]