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2009-10-16 07:19:00

JOHANNESBURG, October 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai:GFI) will publish its results for the September 2009 quarter on the company's website http://www.goldfields.co.za at 08:00 am (SA time) on Thursday, 29 October 2009. A telephone conference call has been scheduled at the times indicated below: For Johannesburg: 16:30 For United Kingdom: 14:30 hours GMT For...

2008-09-03 18:00:16

At least 32 people have been killed in wind-driven brush fires in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Thousands of animals have also died, the South African Broadcasting Corp. reported Wednesday. More deaths were reported in Swaziland and Mozambique, the BBC said. KwaZulu-Natal, on the northeast coast of South Africa, was the region hit hardest by the fires. In addition to the toll in human life, the fires have cost millions of dollars for firefighting, relief and damage to...

2006-05-28 03:45:18

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Thirteen people were killed on a South African highway after a pickup truck slammed into the back of a minibus taxi which exploded into flames, Johannesburg emergency services said on Sunday. "All the bodies were burned beyond recognition ... The truck hit the taxi so hard from the rear that it was lodged half-way inside it," said emergency services spokesman Malcolm Midgley. Seven people including both drivers survived and were being treated in hospital for...

2005-08-29 07:20:14

By Andrew Quinn JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Soweto, once famous for bitter anti-apartheid violence, launches its first annual wine festival this week as South Africa's wine industry seeks to cultivate a new breed of black wine connoisseur. "Wine is discerning, aspirational, sophisticated," Thami Xaba, one of the organizers of the September 2-4 festival, told journalists on Monday. "Black people now are enlightened. People are educated. We have to dispel the myth that people don't like...

2005-07-14 09:48:00

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A giant crater formed 2 billion years ago when a meteorite smashed into what is now South Africa has been added to the United Nations' list of protected heritage sites, South Africa said Thursday. The Vredefort Dome -- the world's oldest and biggest meteorite impact site -- joined the global list that includes natural and manmade wonders like Australia's Great Barrier Reef and the Great Wall of China. The Dome was formed when a meteorite, or asteroid, some 10 km (6...


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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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