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25 March 2017
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Public Protector pursuing two-pronged investigation into grant debacle
SOCIAL GRANTS
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is pushing ahead with a two-pronged investigation on the welfare grant crisis, in which the Constitutional Court intervened decisively last Friday. Oupa Segalwe...
 
 
Police Minister Nhleko to appeal ruling setting aside Ntlemeza appointment
APPEAL
Police Minister Nkosinathi Nhleko is on Monday expected to approach the North Gauteng High Court to request leave to appeal its decision that reviewed and set aside the appointment of Hawks boss...
 
 
Rwanda's opposition picks candidate to oppose Kagame in August poll
POLITICS
The head of Rwanda's only registered opposition party, the tiny Green Party, said on Sunday he will stand against President Paul Kagame, who is expected to run for third term in August presidential...
 
 
How the ANC aims to bust the 'myth' of its inevitable decline
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) can avoid following the fate of other liberation movements which die after achieving freedom for their people, the party has said. The ANC is currently engaging...
 
 
DA hopeful over public protector’s Sassa investigation
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday welcomed news that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane will investigate the social grant saga. "The DA... hopes that the Public Protector's investigation will...
 
 
'We remain unshaken' – Ntlemeza
POLITICS
While not directly addressing the high court ruling setting aside his appointment, embattled Hawks boss Berning Ntlemeza on Sunday said he remained "unshaken". "I know that some of you have been...
 
 
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West African urban polls find clean water top priority
WATER
Rapid urbanisation has caused so many problems in the Senegalese town of Tivaouane-Peulh that the government and aid providers don't know where to direct their limited resources. The population of...
 
 
 
 
Vedanta already turning Anglo’s discarded zinc assets to account
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Diversified mining company Vedanta, which is being associated with the acquisition of 13% of the equity of Anglo American by Volcan Investments because of the link both these entities have with...
 
 
 
 
South Africa asks World Bank to review ease-of-doing-business position in light of InvestSA initiative
INVESTMENT FACILITATION
The South African government has officially launched a new investment facilitation service, dubbed InvestSA, which it claims will dramatically reduce red tape for foreign and domestic businesses...
 
 
Opposition parties welcome ConCourt ruling on Sassa debacle
SOCIAL GRANTS
Opposition parties were unanimous on Friday in welcoming the Constitutional Court ruling which temporarily resolved the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) debacle that threatened millions...
 
 
 
 
CPS was trying to coerce us, says Sassa
SOCIAL GRANTS
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) has lashed out at Cash Paymaster Services (CPS) for trying to “coerce” it into a new contract that had unfavourable terms to continue distributing...
 
 
 
 
Zuma signs three proclamations for SIU investigations
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has signed off on three proclamations for the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) to conduct probes into, among others, maladministration and the unlawful spending of money, his...
 
 
 
 
ConCourt's grants ruling a victory - DA
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) says the Constitutional Court's ruling on Friday was a victory for social grant beneficiaries. "The DA welcomes the fact that the 17-million social grants will be paid...
 
 
 
 
Grants situation 'could have been dealt with much better' - ANC
SOCIAL GRANTS
The African National Congress (ANC) on Friday welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling on the social grants crisis, and said the situation could have been better handled. "The situation could...
 
 
 
 
Bathabile Dlamini sorry for causing anxiety, fear
POLITICS
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on Friday apologised unreservedly to millions of grant beneficiaries for the anxiety she had put them through. "The minister wants to apologise to all...
 
 
 
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