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What impact will the Concourt ruling on spanking have on SA?

On Wednesday, the Constitutional Court ruled that smacking a child is illegal, prompting reaction on all sides of South African society.

The irreversible judgment has left some South African parents confused and conflicted about how best to raise well-behaved children.

MultimediaLIVE spoke to the two opposing parties that argued the case, about what impact they felt the judgment would inevitably have on South African society.Tune in and join the debate:
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Nigerians leave SA after xenophobic violence

Busloads of Nigerians said their final goodbyes to South Africa on Wednesday morning.

Despite staring poverty in the face, four busloads of people who had been confronted with violence in Johannesburg left from the Nigerian Consulate to begin the trip of approximately 7,000km to Nigeria.

Ben Okoli from the Nigerian Citizen Association South Africa (Nicasa) said most of the foreigners who took their places on occupied the buses had owned shops and businesses in South Africa for several years.
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AUG

SA torn over banning of apartheid-era flag

Gratuitous display of the apartheid-era flag demonstrates a total rejection of reconciliation and a clear intention to be hurtful and incite harm.This is according to Gauteng deputy judge president Phineas Mojapelo.In an equality court matter on Wednesday, he found that displaying the old flag constituted prohibited hate speech, discrimination and harassment.Mojapelo made this ruling as he passed judgment in favour of the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the SA Human Rights Commission in their application that the display of the 1928 flag be classified as hate speech.
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Audio leaves more questions on Sredojevic's exit from Pirates to Zamalek

Tiso Blackstar senior soccer reporter Marc Strydom in a telephonic conversation with former Orlando Pirates head coach Milutin Sredojevic. The Serbian coach quit his Pirates job in a huff on late night Friday August 16 2019. He cited personal reasons and said that he quit because he had to attend to his sick mother who is suffering from breast cancer. Sredojevic, however, was unveiled as the new Zamalek coach a day later.
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JUL

Bracing for a robotic future

Not long ago, the idea was pure science fiction. But now the idea of mankind and robots combining to create super-intelligence is actually happening.

But what does this mean for my job? That is the biggest concern for most people when they think of the encroachment of artificial intelligence in the workplace.

It becomes the question of what kind of planet do we want to create? We get some time with the humanoid robot Sophia and her inventor Dr. David Hanson, the founder of Hanson Robotics.
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JUL

BLF vs FF+ a battle of political will

Black First Land First (BLF) has been deregistered as a political party.

The Electoral Commission announced on Monday that it had found in favour of an appeal lodged against the registration of the organisation Black First Land First (BLF) by the Freedom Front Plus (FF+) on the grounds that the BLF excluded membership on the basis of race.

We spoke to FF+ MP Wouter Wessels and BLF deputy president Zanele Lwana.
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JUL

Day 2 - Zuma's great denial

"I don't know chair", "I can't remember chair" were Jacob Zuma's responses to most questions put to him by deputy chief justice Raymond Zondo at the state capture inquiry in Johannesburg on Tuesday.

Sunday Times politics reporter on the ground Amil Umraw sums up everything you need to know about the hours of testimony, or stunning lack thereof, in one minute.
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JUL

Day 1 - Zuma's conspiracy theory

Former president Jacob Zuma on Monday attempted to discredit a former minister who testified against him at the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, by accusing him of being a spy.

Ngoaka Ramatholdi, a former mineral resources minister, public service and administration minister and deputy correctional services minister, immediately challenged Zuma to a lie-detector test.

Zuma claimed that the inquiry as a whole had been formed to attack his character.

Sunday Times politics reporter Amil Umraw reports from the scene.

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