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Johannesburg – A police warrant officer and a constable were shot dead at the Johannesburg central police station, Gauteng police said on Saturday.

A 31-year-old man, arrested for possession of dagga, pulled out a firearm after resisting a search by the officers at the police station on Saturday night, said spokesman Colonel Noxolo Kweza.

“He refused to be searched after he was brought to the station. He then pulled out a gun and shot one of the officers, the other was also shot as he tried to hide,” Kweza said.

The armed man shot himself and died at the scene.

One officer was aged 31, while the other was in his 40′s, said Kweza.


ALBIE MORKEL will play his first franchise game since May when The Unlimited Titans travel to Newlands today to take on the Nashua Cape Cobras in the Momentum One-Day Cup.

Morkel’s last major outing was for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in last year’s Indian Premier League, with injury having kept him out of the Titans set-up all season.

The all-rounder came through a one-day game for Northerns two weeks ago, and will be a welcome addition to a Titans side that made a winning return to the competition last week before losing four players to the South Africa A squad.

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The City of Cape Town has recognised seven interns for their outstanding performance at the Urban Sustainability Internship Programme’s 10th anniversary awards ceremony. Since the programme’s inception, over 50 interns have been employed by the City, which illustrates the City’s commitment to creating opportunities and empowering younger people with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience they need to guide their future. Read more below:

After a 12-month internship, 36 students have graduated from the City’s Urban Sustainability Internship Programme, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

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Johannesburg – Reports of racial segregation at a private school in Pretoria are a shocking indication of the persistence of racism in post-apartheid South Africa, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation said on Friday.

“Schools are meant to be laboratories of nation-building, not enclaves of outdated apartheid thinking,” the foundation’s director Neeshan Balton said in a statement.

“The justification of needing to enable learners to maintain their cultures is exactly the kind of arguments put forth to justify apartheid, and has no scientific or educational basis,” he said.

Balton congratulated the parents for refusing to accept the “separate but equal” arguments put forth by the school management.

Eyewitness News reported on Thursday that Curro Roodeplaat Private School had been accused of assigning pupils to classes based on their race.

Petition signed by parents

According to the report, almost 30 parents at the school reportedly signed a petition demanding an explanation from the school.

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THE Chevrolet Warriors have been boosted by the availability of off-spinner Simon Harmer and fast bowler Rusty Theron as they attempt to give their Momentum One-Day Cup campaign a kiss of life against the Sunfoil Dolphins at St. George’s Park on Friday.

While Harmer has been released from the South Africa A squad for Friday’s fixture, Theron has taken time off during the Sunfoil Series to rejuvenate his troublesome knee and is now raring to go.

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Marthinus Basson’s epic South African adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic Macbeth, macbeth.slapeloos, featuring a star-studded cast, will be performed in Afrikaans with English surtitiles, at the Baxter Theatre for three weeks only, from 4 to 21 February at 7.30pm nightly. This is the final production in the Baxter’s highly successful Afrikaans season, supported by KykNET.

Three of the doyennes of Afrikaans theatre – Anna-Mart van der Merwe, Jana Cilliers and Antoinette Kellermann star with Dawid Minnaar in the title role. The rest of the ensemble comprises Stian Bam, Charlton George, Ludwig Binge, Edwin van der Walt and Senzo Madikane. The production is designed and directed by Basson, with a translation by Eitemal. Hugo Theart produces macbeth.slapeloos with lighting design by Albert Snyman and choreography by Estelle Olivier.

The play is presented by TEATERteater, widely regarded as one of the most prolific independent South African theatre companies, which, in recent years, has also produced award-winning productions such as Die kortstondige raklewe van Anastasia W, As die Broek Pas, Op Dees Aarde and Klaasvakie.

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