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28 April 2017
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18 Apr 2017
Opposition parties to march in Limpopo to protest state capture
Opposition parties, headed by Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane, will lead a march against state capture to the Limpopo Provincial Treasury on Tuesday. "[President] Jacob Zuma and the...
17 Apr 2017
Gas pipeline to Libya's Wafa oilfield closed – NOC source
An armed group has again blocked gas pipelines from Libya's Wafa oilfield to a local power plant and the Mellitah gas export terminal on the coast, a source from state energy firm NOC said on...
South Africa's Ramaphosa says leaders must listen to protesters
South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that leaders should listen to protesters who have taken to the streets demanding that President Jacob Zuma resign or be removed after a...
13 Apr 2017
DA’s No Confidence petition grows to over 500 000 signatures
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday said its #NoConfidence petition against President Jacob Zuma, whose recent midnight Cabinet reshuffle had ignited a backlash, has exceeded 500 000...
Eskom seeking Tegeta ‘consent’ to disclose value of Optimum settlement
Department of Public Enterprises director-general Mogokare Seleke revealed on Thursday that Eskom’s legal representatives had approached Tegeta Resources, owner of the Optimum coal mine, to obtain...
No malice in removing Ntlemeza – Mbalula
The decision to remove Hawks head Berning Ntlemeza from his position was not malicious, Police Minister Fikile Mbalula said on Thursday. "In terms of the court judgment, General Ntlemeza is no...
Gigaba pledges to stave off third downgrade, meet with Moody's
South Africa's new Finance Minister pledged on Thursday to do what he can to keep the country from a third credit downgrade to junk status, saying he would meet ratings firm Moody's to persuade it...
Pan African capital raise puts gold project on fast track
Midtier gold mining company Pan African Resources has successfully raised R705-million in a share placing, the net proceeds of which will be used, together with a R1-billion seven-year debt...
Secret ballot bid assumes ANC MPs are 'spineless' - Mbete
There are no exceptional circumstances warranting the United Democratic Movement (UDM) direct access to the Constitutional Court, National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete believes. Furthermore, the...
Salga’s Parks Tau to serve on UN panel
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South African Local Government Association (Salga) president Parks Tau has joined the United Nations (UN) high level independent panel to oversee the effectiveness of UN-Habitat – a programme that...
DA petitions Motshekga to probe Zuma over lying claims
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane will ask Parliament's justice portfolio committee chairperson Mathole Motshekga to probe allegations that President Jacob Zuma lied under oath. The...
Why Zuma thinks a secret ballot is a no go
There is nothing in the Constitution that suggests a president must be elected or removed by way of a secret ballot, President Jacob Zuma has said. Responding to a Constitutional Court application...
ANC MK council demands urgent consultative conference
The African National Congress's (ANC's) Umkhonto we Sizwe national council wants the party's June policy conference canned and replaced with an urgent national consultative conference. This would...
Speaker, Zuma file papers in no confidence motion case
Speaker Baleka Mbete and President Jacob Zuma have filed papers in the Constitutional Court responding to an application from the United Democratic Movement on the motion of no confidence. In the...
New Hawks acting head tried and tested investigator – Parly watchdog on police
The appointment of Yolisa Matakata as acting head of the Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), more commonly known as the Hawks, was welcomed by Parliament’s portfolio committee on...
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