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24 February 2017
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UN releases emergency funds for Ethiopian drought
DROUGHT
The United Nations (UN) has released $18.-million from the organisation’s Central Emergency Response Fund (Cerf) to enable critical aid for more than 785 000 people suffering from hunger,...
 
 
 
 
ICC withdrawal 'unconstitutional and invalid', high court rules
POLITICS
The High Court in Pretoria has ruled that government's decision to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) was unconstitutional and invalid. Deputy Judge President Phineas Mojapelo...
 
 
Pan African ups earnings, pays record dividend
GOLD
Precious metals and coal producer Pan African Resources on Wednesday announced higher earnings and revenues, and a record dividend pay-out of R300-million, despite lower gold production in the six...
 
 
Gauteng premier must stop provincial fleet’s e-toll payment – OUTA
ROADS
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) on Wednesday said the Gauteng Premier David Makhura, who has admitted the e-toll project was a mistake, should stop such payments for his provincial fleet....
 
 
SABC rebuffed TNA media's outsourcing bid – SABC inquiry
BROADCASTING
The New Age Media (TNA) made a number of proposals to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in 2011 to outsource some of its news production, but the deals were rebuffed, Parliament’s...
 
 
Molefe's membership forms fake – Former ANC branch secretary
POLITICS
A former North West African National Congress (ANC) branch secretary on Tuesday claimed Brian Molefe was never a member of a ward in the province. “Molefe’s membership has never been found. He has...
 
 
SS Mendi victims loved peace and justice - Zuma
POLITICS
The more than 600 black men killed when the SS Mendi sank, died believing their contribution to World War I would lead to the better treatment of blacks in South Africa, President Jacob Zuma said...
 
 
Top ANC MP Khoza promoted to new committee
POLITICS
One of the African National Congress's (ANC's) top MPs, Dr Makhosi Khoza, has been promoted to chairperson of Parliament's public service and administration portfolio committee. Khoza told News24...
 
 
MPs given 7 days to explain failure to submit financial interests
POLITICS
Members of Parliament (MPs) who did not meet the deadline to submit their financial interests and gifts will be given seven days to explain why they failed to do so. The seven days will only come...
 
 
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$1bn earmarked for AngloGold’s deep-but-cheap Mponeng mine
GOLD
A big capital investment is on the cards for AngloGold Ashanti’s Mponeng gold mine, the world’s deepest underground operation. The former Western Deep Levels Number One operation was on the...
 
 
South Sudan's Kiir promises safe access to starving civilians as famine bites
FAMINE
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday promised aid agencies safe access to hunger-stricken civilians, a day after his government declared a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country. South...
 
 
Confusion over when Molefe will be sworn in as MP
POLITICS
No one seems to know when former CEO Brian Molefe will be sworn in as a Member of Parliament. While the African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday had earlier given the date as Wednesday, the date...
 
 
 
 
De Lille being investigated, not suspended – DA
POLITICS
Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille’s office on Tuesday denied that she had been handed a letter of expulsion by the Democratic Alliance (DA). Her spokesperson, Zara Nicholson, dismissed the claim.
 
 
UN says 1.4-million children at imminent risk of death in famines
FAMINE
Nearly 1.4-million children are at "imminent risk" of death in famines in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the United Nations (UN) children's agency Unicef said on Tuesday. People are...
 
 
Ghana's new president promises action to fix "bad" economy
POLITICS
Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo said in his first state of the nation address the economy was in a "bad way" but he would press ahead with a plan to create jobs, cut the budget deficit and...
 
 
 
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