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25 January 2017
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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...
 
 
 
 
Zuma still considering ANCWL's SAA commission of inquiry proposal - Presidency
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma is still considering issues around a request to establish a commission of inquiry into the affairs of South African Airways (SAA), the Presidency said on Friday. Presidency...
 
 
Municipalities given until month end to clear electricity arrears
ELECTRICITY
Eskom has been asked to give municipalities with outstanding bills until the end of the month to settle their accounts before switching off the lights, Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown...
 
 
Ramaphosa full of praise for China’s Xi for taking global lead
POLITICS
South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday lauded Chinese President Xi Jinping for taking leadership of the world and setting the political and economic agenda. Speaking during an...
 
 
Ramaphosa hopeful Trump will have ‘positive disposition’ to Africa
POLITICS
On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was hopeful the US leader would have a “positive disposition”...
 
 
 
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