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10 most-read articles on CapeTalk in January 2020

31 January 2020 1:41 PM
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Serious, frivolous with a dash of the bizarre... A fascinating look back at what got CapeTalkers going in January 2020.

These were the most-read, most-shared and most talked-about articles on Cape Talk in January 2020.

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On this day in 1976, South Africa became one of the last countries to get TV

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A young, unemployed man begs on the street. Image: 123rf.com

Report: 'South Africa now has the worst unemployment crisis in the world'

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Slangkop Tent. Image: Sanparks.org

SANParks closes Slangkop Tented Camp after safety-related 'incident'

7.

Chief Petty Officer Dudley Malgas demonstrates the firing of Cape Town's noon gun on Signal Hill. Picture: Kaylynn Palm/EWN

I haven't gotten a cent - Cape Town's retired noon gunner becries pension delays

6.

Blue Rock water park hit by another drowning tragedy, and now faces legal action

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University of the Free State Vice Chancellor Prof. Jonathan Jansen held a media briefing in Bloemfontein over demonstrations at the university's main campus on 23 February 2016. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

It's a joke to claim 81.3% matric pass rate, says Prof Jonathan Jansen

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Cape Town billionaire (60) to wed Princess Diana’s niece Kitty Spencer (29)

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Here's how to check your load shedding schedule in Cape Town

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The ultimate freebie! This Rolls-Royce is all yours if you buy the Gatsby Mansion in Houghton. Picture: Chas Everitt

Buy Johannesburg’s greatest mansion – get a free Rolls Royce and a R28m discount

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The South African rand is the weakest currency in the world – The Economist

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