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Ivory Coast sets election date for Oct 31

By: Reuters     5th August 2010 Ivory Coast will hold elections on October 31, Prime Minister Guillaume Soro said on Thursday, the first date to emerge since a November deadline... 

DA dismayed at funding of rogue states  

By: Sapa     5th August 2010 The Democratic Alliance says it is dismayed by information presented to Parliament's international relations portfolio committee showing South... 

ANC vindicated by Press Ombudsman

By: Sapa     5th August 2010 The African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday welcomed the findings of the deputy Press Ombudsman against Sunday newspaper, City Press. "...It... 

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Polity – news this week

By: Bradley Dubbelman     5th August 2010 A roundup of news this week. 

Zuma to meet media 'soon' to discuss fears over threats to freedom 

By: Terence Creamer     5th August 2010 President Jacob Zuma will meet with senior editors and media owners "soon" to "quell" building anxiety that plans are afoot within government to... 

Journalist ‘likely’ to appear in court on Friday

By: Sapa     5th August 2010 A Sunday Times journalist arrested for fraud and defeating the ends of justice is "likely" to appear in court on Friday, the Hawks said on Thursday.  

Farmers not the problem: Mulder

By: Sapa     5th August 2010 South Africa's commercial farmers are helping develop the country's rural areas and should not be made part of the problem, deputy agriculture... 

Bring back ethical leadership — Motlanthe 

By: Sapa     4th August 2010 In a world where the line between corporate governance and ethical leadership has become blurred, it is important to revert back to the... 

Sunday Times journalist among 3 arrested 

By: Sapa     4th August 2010 Sunday Times journalist Mzilikazi wa Afrika will appear in Kabokweni District Court in Mpumalanga with two others to face charges of fraud and... 

Police equipment for World Cup will help crime reduction — Minister

By: Sapa     4th August 2010 The FIFA World Cup security legacy in the fight against crime is benefiting the country, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa said on Wednesday. 

Sanef plans action against media freedom onslaught 

By: Sapa     4th August 2010 The South African National Editors' Forum (Sanef) crafted a plan of action on Wednesday to fight attempts by the ruling African National Congress... 

New cluster munitions ban seen as advancement in arms control

By: Amy Witherden     4th August 2010 An international treaty banning the use of cluster bombs, which came into effect on Sunday, was seen as one of the most significant arms control... 

War dogs could lose citizenship

By: Sapa     4th August 2010 South Africans who engage in a war "under the flag of another country" that the government does not support, face losing their citizenship. 

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