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24 February 2017
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24 Feb 2017
 
 
No place for xenophobia in Johannesburg – Mashaba
XENOPHOBIA
Peace-loving South Africans need to reject groups trying to blame immigrants for crime and unemployment, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Friday. “There is no place for xenophobia in...
Updated 47 minutes ago
 
 
South Africans fed up with crime, not xenophobic – Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma says the march against immigrants in Pretoria on Friday is evidence that citizens are fed up with crime. Speaking after the launch of Operation Phakisa, which is aimed at...
Updated 1 hour 17 minutes ago
 
 
DA lays charges against government over Al-Bashir
HUMAN RIGHTS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane laid charges against the ministers of home affairs and international relations in Cape Town on Friday for letting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir...
Updated 1 hour 19 minutes ago
 
 
Monyane asks Zuma to intervene in finance minister dispute
POLITICS
South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane on Friday disputed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s assertion that there was a tax collection shortfall of over R30-billion which had...
Updated 2 hours 7 minutes ago
 
 
Blame govt, not immigrants, for lack of jobs – Maimane
POLITICS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has said that South Africans should blame the government for lack of jobs, and not other Africans living in the country. "As a South African, a proud...
Updated 2 hours 26 minutes ago
 
 
Molefe does not belong in Parliament – Cosatu
POLITICS
The appointment of former Eskom boss Brian Molefe as an MP was “regrettable and unhelpful” as the former Eskom CEO has failed to explain himself after he was implicated in the damning “State of...
Updated 2 hours 29 minutes ago
 
 
Gauteng Premier calls on political leaders to help with ending xenophobic attacks
XENOPHOBIA
Gauteng Premier David Makhura on Friday called on all political leaders to do whatever they could to stop the xenophobic attacks against foreign nationals. Violence broke out in various parts of...
Updated 2 hours 32 minutes ago
 
 
SABC inquiry adopts final report
POLITICS
The ad hoc committee inquiring into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) adopted its final report on Friday after a brutal deliberation process this week, including a 03:30 adjournment...
Updated 2 hours 35 minutes ago
 
 
Trial date set for Malema's call on land grabs
LAND GRABS
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema will go on trial in July for previously calling on his supporters to invade unoccupied land. Malema, who appeared before Magistrate Ian Colditz...
Updated 2 hours 37 minutes ago
 
 
Political parties condemn xenophobic violence
XENOPHOBIA
Political parties have condemned the violent anti-immigrant protests and acts of intimidation that have broken out. The African National Congress (ANC), which called for tolerance, said it noted...
Updated 2 hours 41 minutes ago
 
 
Zuma says to amend laws to expropriate land without compensation
LAND
South Africa will amend its laws to expropriate land without compensating landowners as it seeks to speed the process of distributing land to the black majority, President Jacob Zuma said on...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Tax administration developments ‘deeply disturbing’, Davis warns
TAX ADMINISTRATION
Judge Dennis Davis, who heads Davis Tax Committee, set up in 2013 to assess South Africa’s tax policy framework, has added his voice to concerns about the state of tax administration in South...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
ANC Northern Cape members want elective conference postponed
POLITICS
There is a strong push to postpone the African National Congress (ANC) Northern Cape elective conference amid allegations of gatekeeping and vote buying. The province's elective conference is set...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Don't 'brandish all non-nationals' as criminals – Zuma
XENOPHOBIA
President Jacob Zuma has strongly condemned the violent tensions which have recently broken out between South Africans and immigrants in parts of Gauteng. His office announced on Friday that he...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
SABC inquiry defers Muthambi's fate to Zuma, ethics committee
POLITICS
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) inquiry agreed to defer the fate of Communications Minister Faith Muthambi for her role in alleged mismanagement at the SABC to Parliament's ethics...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
 
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