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25 January 2017
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23 Jan 2017
AU chair candidate unveils Agenda 2063 programme
Senegal’s Abdoulaye Bathily, who hopes to take over from African Union (AU) Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma when she steps down later this month, has revealed his programme to fulfil...
Western Cape’s dam water levels continue to decline
The Western Cape’s average overall dam level has dipped below 40% and is continuing its rapid decline despite efforts to reduce water consumption. While not yet at a “crisis level”, Western Cape...
We regret supporting Mkhwebane – Malema
Supporting Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane to become South Africa’s Public Protector was a terrible mistake, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema has said. "We just took a puppet from...
Absa campaign ‘led by Gupta-sponsored groups,’ – EFF
A campaign to get Barclays-owned Absa to pay back apartheid debt is led by “State Security” and the controversial Gupta family, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema said on Monday....
Infrastructure gap in Africa ‘is not just about funding’
Lack of infrastructure is frequently cited as being among Africa’s biggest problems and it is often blamed on lack of funding. Another point of view (and one that comes with a plan on how to tackle...
EFF rejects ‘fake’ xenophobic statements
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) on Monday rejected as “fake” a weekend statement that called for the “swift removal” of foreign nationals from the city of Johannesburg. This comes after a...
DA protests cancellation of SASSA, Eskom briefings to Parliament
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Monday the cancellation of parliamentary briefings by senior officials from Eskom and the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) to allow them as well as...
Libya facing crippling power and water shortages
Power began slowly returning to parts of Western Libya on Sunday after the authorities announced measures to address persistent and crippling shortages. In the capital, Tripoli, the situation has...
Candidate lists sowing divisions in party – Nelson Mandela Bay ANC
The African National Congress (ANC) regional task team (RTT) in Nelson Mandela Bay has condemned the circulation of candidate lists ahead of the party's regional conference in February. ANC RTT...
Wits helps financially struggling students to register
The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has made several concessions to help the majority of top students cover their registration fees. This was after the institution met with the Department of...
Jammeh loots Gambian state coffers prior to evacuation
After the dramatic departure of Yahya Jammeh, the former president of The Gambia, following the military intervention of a military force from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS)...
Mpumalanga residents damage IEC bakkie, disrupt by-election voter registration
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
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
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...
20 Jan 2017
Platinum price upturn needed to sustain industry – Lonmin
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...
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