Heartless tweet sends Hart to timeout

Johannesburg - "Standard Bank Group is built on a solid set of values, which includes respecting difference in any form: gender, age, race, skin colour, religion, ideology, sexual orientation, or disability. We also value difference in culture, ethnic or national origin, and political and philosophical conviction."

​It was this statement that notified the world that the bank had suspended economist Chris Hart over a tweet he published on Sunday.

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Update: Escaped KZN tiger belongs to Boswell Circus

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect that the animal has been killed. 

Pietermaritzburg - A retired circus tiger has been shot and killed after it escaped from the Natal Zoological Gardens in Pietermaritzburg on Wednesday. 

Newsful reported then that Ban Animal Trading South Africa (Team BAT) confirmed that the tiger belonged to circus owner Brian Boswell. 

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Developing Story: Tiger on the loose in KZN

Pietermaritzburg - The SPCA and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife are believed to be searching for a tiger that escaped from an establishment in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday evening.

Concerned citizens took to contacting the authorities after a Facebook post by Nicole May at about 8PM.

She said staff from the establishment went to neighbouring farms in search for the animal. Ms. May also alleged that the crew was carrying live ammunition in the hunt for the endangered predator.  

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Oscar Pistorius bail: 5 things to expect today

Editor's note: Watch a live stream of the proceedings today, in the video below.

Johannesburg - Oscar Pistorius is expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's court this morning for a formal bail application. Last week, the disgraced athlete was convicted of murder by the Supreme Court of Appeal. (SCA) This new conviction replaces his original conviction of culpable homicide which was handed down by Judge Thokozile Masipa last year. 

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Oscar trial a 'human tragedy of Shakespearean proportions'

Bloemfontein - The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that Oscar Pistorius -- once upon a time South Africa's golden boy athlete -- is guilty of murder. In starting his ruling today, Judge Eric Leach noted the stardom of both Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp, their love story and the death of one of them under tragic circumstances.

The SCA was approached by the National Prosecuting Authority on questions of law reserved, arguing that the appropriate conviction was one of murder and not the outcome found by the trial court. 

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