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28 April 2017
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Thousands trapped by fighting in South Sudan as aid agencies pull out
CIVIL WAR
Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have fled their homes and are now trapped under intense sun without food, water or medical care, aid agencies said on Thursday after fierce fighting forced them...
 
 
Gordhan praises Ramaphosa, backs State capture inquiry
STATE CAPTURE
Former Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Thursday told CNN that a judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture would “clear the air”. Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa recently...
 
 
 
 
Alleged ‘coup plotter’ set to make first appearance
CRIME
A man who allegedly plotted to assassinate officials perceived as State capture beneficiaries is set to make his first appearance in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on Friday. The man, 23, was...
 
 
South Africa's petrol, diesel pump prices to rise in May
FUEL PRICES
The retail price of petrol and the wholesale price of diesel in South Africa will rise from May 3, the energy department said on Friday. The price of 95 octane petrol will climb 3.7% to R13.79...
 
 
Crop-eating armyworm marches on, UN says Angola now hit
AGRICULTURE
The fall armyworm, which decimates fields as it marches ever forward - has spread to Angola as the caterpillar eats its way through Southern Africa, UN officials said on Thursday. With Angola the...
 
 
27 Apr 2017
 
Rid SA of oligarchs, black or white – SACP
TRANSFORMATION
The South African Communist Party on Thursday said democratic institutions needed to band together to rid South Africa of oligarchs, be they black or white, and fight corruption and state capture....
 
 
Freedom Day is about assessing what still needs to be done to build South Africa: ANC
FREEDOM DAY
The African National Congress (ANC) said on Thursday that Freedom Day was about assessing the work that still needed to be done to build a national democratic society. On April 27, 1994, millions...
 
 
Zuma commends Mogoeng on election as head of African body
PEOPLE
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday congratulated chief justice Mogoeng Mogoeng on his election as president of the Conference of Constitutional Jurisdictions of Africa (CCJA). The chief justice was...
 
 
Angola in full compliance with Opec output cuts – oil minister
OIL CUTS
Angolan oil minister José Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos said on Thursday his country was more than fully complying with Opec production cuts, and that he believed a deal to curb output would be...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Opinion: Court’s ‘clean slate’ nuclear directive a big opportunity for new Energy Minister
NUCLEAR RULING
Having been effectively directed by the Western Cape High Court to “start with a clean slate” when approaching the controversial issue of nuclear procurement, South Africa’s new Energy Minister...
 
 
 
 
'We never apologised to Zuma over reshuffle' - Mantashe
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) secretary general Gwede Mantashe says he and other senior party members who spoke out against President Jacob Zuma's cabinet reshuffle were never asked to apologise...
 
 
 
 
Angola president sets Aug 23 for general elections
ELECTIONS
Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos has signed a decree setting August 23 as the date for general elections, state radio reported on Wednesday. Dos Santos will be stepping down after 38 years...
 
 
South Deep output 43% down, costs 56% up – Gold Fields
GOLD
Quarter-on-quarter gold production at the South Deep gold mine fell 43% in the first three months of 2017, when costs soared 56%, Gold Fields reported on Wednesday. All-in costs (AIC) at the...
 
 
 
 
Post Office to become fully-fledged bank – CEO
POST OFFICE
Plans are under way to remodel the South African Post Office (SAPO) into a fully-fledged bank, CE Mark Barnes said on Wednesday. “Let me tell you about where you are and what the future is. We...
 
 
Henri van Breda murder trial postponed to Tuesday
CRIME
The Western Cape High Court on Wednesday postponed the case against murder accused Henri van Breda until May 2 when the first police officer who arrived on the crime scene will be cross-examined....
 
 
 
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