#MatricResults2016: Six distinctions for grieving pupil

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Last month, Thomas More College’s Josh Gray lost his mother, Ingrid, to cancer while he was midway through his final matric exams. But not only did the 18-year-old complete his exams, he achieved six distinctions. “I drew a cross in the corner of each of those last six exams I ...

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Top school takes fight over principal’s appointment to court

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One of Durban’s top primary schools is taking the provincial education department to court because the school governing body (SGB) is unhappy about how the principal’s appointment was handled. In papers filed in the Durban High Court last week, Durban Preparatory High School (DPHS) and its governing body said they ...

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Man stabbed in Pinetown

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A man in his thirties is sustained moderate injuries after being stabbed in what appears to be an attempted hijacking in Pinetown Rescue Care Paramedics arrived on the scene to find that a man had been moderately injured after being stabbed in the arm. The incident occurred on Old Main ...

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Durban woman who left baby in a taxi to apply for bail

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woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby boy in a minibus taxi in Durban earlier this month has been released from custody on a warning. Phindile Mpheshwa, 37, made her second appearance in the Pinetown Magistrate’s court on Wednesday. Her matter was adjourned until early next year, for further investigations, ...

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Intoxicated Driver Crashes Into Tree

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A 27 year old man was injured after he knocked into a tree on Old Main Road in Ottawa. Members of Reaction Unit South Africa were dispatched to the scene after receiving several calls from the public reporting the incident. Upon arrival the driver was found lying on the side ...

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Takealot apologises for late Christmas deliveries

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Online shopping site, takealot.com has apologised to customers who had not received packages before Christmas. “We’ve seen a record number of online sales at takealot.com over the 2016 festive season,” the company’s spokesperson Julie-Anne Walsh told Fin24. Irate customers took to Facebook to lambast the online retailer after promised delivery ...

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Beware: Racial slurs on social media could cost you dearly

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Employees should exercise caution when engaging on social media websites, a legal expert has warned in a year marked with social media racial slurs, starting with Sparrowgate on January 2. Since then social media has been marred with ongoing racial incidents. “With the recent spate of racially-based social media remarks, ...

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McDrama as boy’s finger is amputated by slamming door

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There was high drama at a McDonald’s in Ballito on Tuesday when a boy’s finger was amputated by a slamming door. IPSS Medical Rescue spokesperson Paul Herbst said that medics had rushed to the scene to find the injured boy clutching his hand. “While the boy was entering the fast ...

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Westville Family’s Christmas house robbery ordeal

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A Westville family’s Christmas Day took a terrifying turn when a gang of armed men stormed their home, held them at gunpoint and threatened to kill them while they ransacked the premises. One of the victims, who asked that his identity be withheld, said the ordeal – which lasted almost ...

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