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25 January 2017
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DA responds to Palestinian embassy over Maimane’s visit
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday responded to criticism from the Palestinian embassy in South Africa over DA leader Mmusi Maimane’s visit to the region by releasing a paper trail of exchanges...
 
 
Become a full-time politician or shut up, Zuma's son tells Madonsela
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma's son Edward has read former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela the riot act, saying she "should either become a full-time politician or just shut up". It appears as though...
 
 
EU nations alarmed by Donald Trump's comments
POLITICS
Germany and France have led a sharp European response to US President-elect Donald Trump's remarks that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) is "obsolete" and more countries would leave...
 
 
I'm not interested in being president – Madonsela
POLITICS
Former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has no desire to become the president of South Africa, she said at a Cape Town Press Club function on Monday. "I am neither qualified to be president, nor...
 
 
16 Jan 2017
 
Ford recalls 4 556 Ford Kuga SUVs in South Africa
MOTOR VEHICLES
Ford Southern Africa has recalled the controversial Ford Kuga 1.6 SUV as part of a “safety recall” after around 40 incidents of the vehicle igniting on South African roads. “The Ford Kuga 1.6,...
 
 
 
 
Ramaphosa, TeamSA in Davos for the World Economic Forum 2017
ECONOMICS
The Presidency said on Monday that South African Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has arrived in Davos, Switzerland to lead a high-level government, business and labour delegation to the 2017...
 
 
 
 
Sadtu warns planned TVET job cuts will affect teaching quality
EDUCATION
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (Sadtu) on Monday warned that job cuts at the Technical, Vocational Education and Training Colleges (TVET) in KwaZulu-Natal will affect the quality of...
 
 
 
 
DA, Palestinian embassy in fresh spat over Maimane's Israel visit
POLITICS
The Palestinian embassy in South Africa and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have got into a war of words, with the embassy claiming it was not informed about party leader Mmusi Maimane's visit to...
 
 
 
 
Madonsela conducted Absa probe mostly on her own
PUBLIC PROTECTOR
Former public protector Thuli Madonsela did most of the work on the Absa R2.25-billion bailout probe by herself because staff were against it and already overworked, she told the Cape Town Press...
 
 
Oxfam slams runaway inequality
INEQUALITY
International advocacy group Oxfam on Monday criticised the widening gap between the rich and the poor, saying that global inequality had grown to unacceptable proportions as just eight men now...
 
 
 
 
Motorists warned to brace for more petrol pain
FUEL PRICE
The Automobile Association on Monday warned motorists to brace for another hike in fuel prices at the end of January. Commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central...
 
 
'Premature' leadership pronouncements creating anarchy - Western Cape ANC
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Western Cape has criticised the ANC Women's League and other party structures which have made "premature" pronouncements on the looming succession race...
 
 
 
 
Three more municipalities avert power cuts
ELECTRICITY
Eskom has suspended planned supply interruptions to three more municipalities, after reaching payment agreements with them on Monday. This comes after Eskom on Sunday announced the suspension of...
 
 
Eskom suspends power cuts to five municipalities
ELECTRICITY
Eskom said on Monday it was suspending planned power cuts to five defaulting municipalities after receiving payments and agreeing on payment plans with them, but the power utility warned it still...
 
 
De Lille to announce new mayoral committee for Cape Town
POLITICS
Mayor of Cape Town Patricia de Lille is expected to announce the new Members of the Mayoral Committee (MMCs) on Monday. The committee is made up of the political heads of specific portfolios.
 
 
 
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