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24 February 2017
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ANCYL to brief media on NEC meeting
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) will on Friday brief media on the outcomes of its national executive committee (NEC) meeting. The NEC discussed the transformation of the...
Zimbabwe 'to roll out 10, 20 bond notes'
Less than two weeks after President Robert Mugabe's government unexpectedly introduced 5 US "bond notes", a state-controlled newspaper says notes in denominations of 10 and 20 are likely to be...
North West to construct Zuma statue
The North West government plans to construct a 6m-high bronze statue in honour of President Jacob Zuma in Groot Marico. Zuma was arrested there in 1963, while he and 45 other Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK)...
Mkhwebane worried about public's mistrust
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is bothered by the public’s mistrust of her office. “Combing through our official Twitter and Facebook timelines, listening to callers during live radio...
South Africans have double standards when it comes to racism – AfriForum
Lobby group AfriForum believes South Africans have double standards when it comes to the way they react to racist and hateful comments on social media. The group’s deputy CEO, Ernst Roets, said...
16 Feb 2017
Dlamini rejects Gordhan's social grants proposal
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has rejected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's proposal for banks and the post office to distribute social grants to 17-million beneficiaries. She said...
Don't use Esidimeni deaths for political gains – Zuma
President Jacob Zuma has warned opposition parties against using the deaths of more than 100 mentally ill patients in Gauteng last year for "political gains". Zuma told Parliament during his State...
$1.8bn election costs 'too expensive' – DRC budget minister
There are doubts the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will hold the agreed presidential elections this year after an official reportedly revealed that the country will not be able to afford the...
Critics of economic transformation are racist – Zuma
Responding to critics of the government’s drive for radical economic transformation, President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said they were bent on entrenching white privilege while the African National...
Leaders complacent on private sector corruption – Cosatu
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday described government and politicians’ reaction to looming prosecution of 17 banks colluding in alleged price fixing as a “self...
Some MPs treat Parliament “worse than a beer hall” – Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday used his response to the two day debate on his State of the Nation Address (Sona) to caution MPs against “shocking and unbecoming behaviour”. Referring to the...
Section27 unveils tool to advance right to basic education
Civil rights organisation Section27 on Wednesday launched the Basic Education Rights Handbook which seeks to provide communities with a tool to understand education law and policy, in an effort to...
Major South African coal extension project on cards – South32
A decision will be taken in the June quarter on go-ahead for the Klipspruit Life Extension coal project in Mpumalanga, which is said to have robust economics. The original BHP Billiton capital...
DA calls for Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Esidimeni transfer deaths
Mmusi Maimane, the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), on Thursday called for the establishment of a judicial commission of inquiry into the deaths of more than 100 mentally ill patients who...
Close to 300 000 funding applications approved by NSFAS
Close to 300 000 financial assistance applications have been approved for the 2017 academic year at South African tertiary institutions. According to a statement from the National Student Financial...
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