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28 April 2017
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Kenyan forces say 52 al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia
Kenyan troops killed 52 al Shabaab fighters in an attack on the militants' camp in southern Somalia on Friday, a military spokesperson said. Colonel Joseph Owuoth, spokesperson for Kenya Defence...
Fewer migrants are crossing Niger for Libya – IOM
The number of migrants crossing Niger to reach Libya has declined, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, after Europe pledged Niger money to help it fight...
Senseless to transform a junk economy – SACP
Instead of preaching the gospel of the much punted radical economic transformation, the national discourse across South Africa should currently be on turning around the fortunes of the economy...
We’ll see Fedusa in court – Saftu
The new trade union federation said on Friday it stood by its name, South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) and said it was ready for the challenge by rival Federation of Unions of South...
Sacu makes formal request to initiate post-Brexit trade talks with UK
South Africa’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reports that the Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) has written a letter to the UK government formally requesting the initiation of talks...
Launch of new SA trade union federation gets underway
At least 24 trade unions have gathered in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, for the launch of a new trade union federation, spearheaded by former Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu)...
Wits academics featured in Time magazine
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) academics professors Glenda Gray and Achille Mbembe have been recognised by TIME magazine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Gray, an HIV medical...
‘If I was a journalist I would write human interest stories’ – Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Friday said if he was a journalist he would focus on human interest stories such as the story of the helpful neighbour to Ontlametse Phalatse, who was one of two young women...
Mabulu's new artwork 'grotesque, inflammatory' and crude - ANC
The African National Congress (ANC) has described Ayanda Mabulu’s new artwork as "grotesque, inflammatory and of bad taste". "No matter what message he may want to send to President Jacob Zuma and...
EFF 'willing to go to highest court' to defend free speech – Shivambu
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) have vehemently rejected the Speaker of Parliament’s referral of EFF chief whip Floyd Shivambu to the disciplinary committee of Parliament. Not only that, the...
IPID responds to top cop Phahlane with more financial revelations
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) filed responding papers yesterday against acting police commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane revealing shocking new information...
SaveSA distances itself from ‘Freedom Movement’
Lobby group SaveSA on Thursday distanced itself from the "Freedom Movement” which opposition parties created to ensure President Jacob Zuma is removed from office. "We do not regard political...
Nzimande calls for overhaul of electoral system
The country’s proportional representation system is dangerous and gives political parties too much power, South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Thursday. “If...
Double standards when it comes to racism, hate speech – Solidarity
There appears to be double standards in South African society when it comes to issues of racism and hate speech, as most of the people who felt the backlash were white perpetrators, trade union...
Use education for liberation - Dlamini-Zuma
If education was used as a tool of oppression during apartheid, the youth of today must use it for liberation, former African Union chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Thursday. "Once you think...
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