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23 January 2017
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Mpumalanga residents damage IEC bakkie, disrupt by-election voter registration
BY-ELECTION
A crowd of about 100 people opposed to an upcoming by-election disrupted Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) officials from registering voters and damaged an IEC bakkie in a rural Mpumalanga...
 
 
Negotiations continuing between Wits SRC, government and management
EDUCATION
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) student representative council (SRC) says that despite a number of challenges, it is negotiating with government and management to have financially...
 
 
No immunity deal agreed for Gambia's Jammeh – Senegal minister
POLITICS
West African leaders did not agree to immunity for Yahya Jammeh during negotiations that convinced Gambia's longtime ruler to flee into exile, Senegal's foreign minister said on Sunday. Jammeh, who...
 
 
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Platinum price upturn needed to sustain industry – Lonmin
PLATINUM
An upturn in the platinum price is needed for the sustainability of the platinum industry as a whole, Lonmin CEO Ben Magara said on Friday. The head of the large London- and Johannesburg-listed...
 
 
MPs raise red flag over amendments to Broadcasting Act
LEGISLATION
Members of Parliament (MP) from across the political spectrum on Friday came out strongly against Communications Minister Faith Muthambi usurping the powers of Parliament by hiring and firing South...
 
 
 
 
Guptas lambast Gordhan in court papers
POLITICS
Oakbay Investments, the company owned by the wealthy Gupta family, on Friday lambasted Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s court application seeking a court order enforcing his decision not to...
 
 
 
 
SABC board failed financially, legally, morally - MPs
POLITICS
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC’s) board had a "shaky" moral compass and had failed to protect journalists from intimidation, MPs on Parliament's SABC inquiry ad hoc committee said...
 
 
SABC inquiry to request affidavit from Tshabalala
INQUIRY
Former South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) chairperson Ellen Tshabalala’s submission of a list of politicians and parties who allegedly interfered in the running of the public broadcaster...
 
 
 
 
Gambia's Jammeh offered last chance for peaceful exit before troops advance
POLITICS
West African leaders said it was no longer possible for Gambia's veteran leader Yahya Jammeh to stay in power as regional military forces stood ready to advance on the capital Banjul on Friday....
 
 
Operation Phakisa making strides in ICT in education
ICT IN EDUCATION
Progress is being made in the implementation of the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Education segment of South Africa’s Operation Phakisa, the Department of Planning, Monitoring...
 
 
Yahya Jammeh gets a final deadline to step down
POLITICS
West African leaders have given Yahya Jammeh, who lost elections last month, until midday on Friday to hand over power and agree to leave The Gambia or face military action carried out by the...
 
 
Australian dentists combat dental disease across Africa
HEALTH
Australian charity organisation Bridge2Aid Australia is making strides in helping African countries combat dental disease through training programmes. Bridge2Aid trains health workers to carry out...
 
 
Ramaphosa concludes ‘productive’ visit to Davos
WEF 2017
South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, where he delivered the message that South...
 
 
New Gambia president Adama Barrow takes oath in Senegal
POLITICS
Gambian President Adama Barrow has taken the oath of office in neighbouring Senegal, while the country's defeated longtime ruler refuses to step down from power, deepening a political crisis....
 
 
UN welcomes Obama’s decision to lift sanctions on Sudan
SANCTIONS
A United Nations (UN) human rights expert has welcomed the decision of outgoing President Barack Obama to lift most sanctions unilaterally imposed by the United States (US) on Sudan. “By lifting...
 
 
 
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