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25 March 2017
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KZN SACP calls for Bathabile Dlmanini's head
The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) South African Communist Party (SACP) on Tuesday called on president Jacob Zuma to fire social development minister Bathabile Dlamini. “No amount of defence can eclipse the...
South Sudan, African Union stalling on human rights court – UN
The African Union and South Sudan are failing in their joint responsibility to set up a court to prosecute atrocities in the central African country and are not cooperating with a United Nations...
14 Mar 2017
Mahumapelo defamation case withdrawn - business forum
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has lost a rare opportunity to prove to the public that he is not corrupt, the North West Business Forum said on Tuesday. They were disappointed at Mahumapelo’s...
MPs recommend Kweyama as SABC interim board chair
Parliament's portfolio committee on communications has recommended Khanyisile Kweyama to serve as South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) interim board chairperson. The committee met on...
ANCYL wants 'huge wall' on SA-Moz border
President Jacob Zuma paid a surprise visit to the Manguzi police station, northern KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday. His visit was part of government's campaign to intensify the fight against cross-border...
Jonas unpacks vision for ‘radically’ changed South African economy
The existing structure of the South African economy is not yielding the growth and employment returns required and a “new consensus” on the necessary trade-offs for igniting inclusive growth is,...
Lowest-cost physical platinum marketplace launched
Platinum has been added to BullionVault’s online trading marketplace, marking a first for the metal on the world’s largest online precious metals marketplace for buying, selling and storing...
We have never failed grant recipients - Dlamini
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has accused opposition MPs of being "prophets of doom", saying her department has never failed grant recipients. Dlamini told the House during a debate...
Lawyers for Sassa, Dlamini submit late ConCourt response
Lawyers for Sassa and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini were on Tuesday late submitting their response to a new directive by the Constitutional Court on why they missed a previous...
Swazi group slams SADC over 'inaction, failure' in 'ensuring democracy'
A Swazi civil society group has criticised the Southern African Development Community (SADC) for its "inaction and failure in ensuring democracy" in the region. Speaking during an interview with...
S&P Global sees higher use of guarantees by Eskom as ratings ‘pressure point’
S&P Global warns that contingent liabilities associated with guarantees to State-owned companies (SoCs) such as Eskom have emerged as a “pressure point” for South Africa’s sovereign rating, which...
There is Sassa money, just no contract - Treasury
The contract to distribute social grants, and not the availability of money, is at issue in the crisis, Treasury told MPs on Tuesday. A total of R2.3 billion had been earmarked for the service...
Niger sentences exiled politician in baby-trafficking case
Niger's appeals court on Monday sentenced an exiled former presidential candidate to a year in jail for child trafficking, the final ruling in a long-running case that his lawyers have dismissed as...
ConCourt issues new directive to Sassa, Dlamini
The Constitutional Court has issued a new directive to Sassa and Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini on why it missed the deadline to respond to questions by the court. The previous...
Sassa files papers to ConCourt
Grants agency Sassa has filed court papers to the Constitutional Court. Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng's spokesperson Nathi Mncube confirmed to News24 that an electronic copy of their submissions...
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