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25 March 2017
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24 Mar 2017
Sassa officials nabbed for R5.5-million fraudulent grant payouts
Eight officials from South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) have been arrested in Mpumalanga for fraud after they allegedly manipulated the system to payout grants – that add up to more than...
Zuma considers designating 3 new JSC members
President Jacob Zuma is considering designating three new members of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), the Presidency said on Friday. The Constitution allows for the president to designate...
Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis
The United Nations (UN) has warned that Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3 000 refugees pour into the country every day from South Sudan, fleeing violence and famine in the world's...
Gambia to set up truth and reconciliation commission
Gambia said on Thursday it would set up a Truth and Reconciliation Commission and offer reparations to victims of former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of the torture and...
Zuma sculpture scrapped, monument planned instead
The North West government has cancelled plans to erect a multi-million rand, life-sized sculpture of President Jacob Zuma, but intends to build a monument in his honour instead. A notice appeared...
23 Mar 2017
Higher Education Minister extends skills strategy to reach goals
Four years after its 2013 conference, the National Skills Authority is still implementing recommendations aimed at improving the mandate it is tasked with, enhancing national skills development,...
'What's your price?' Top cops asked in court
"What is your price?" That's what a top official in the South African Police Service (SAPS) legal department asked two senior Western Cape police officers in the Labour Court in Cape Town on...
Marius Fransman's ode to Andile Lungisa
Suspended Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) chairperson Marius Fransman has thrown his weight behind recently-elected Nelson Mandela Bay ANC chairperson Andile Lungisa, who the ANC top...
Counting the cost of Armed Forces Day celebrations
Hosting the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations has cost almost R50-million in the past two years, Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said in a parliamentary reply. The minister was replying...
Rehabilitation school proposed for road traffic offenders
Those found guilty of breaking road rules by a court of law will have to complete a mandatory rehabilitation programme under the new proposed demerit system, Parliament has heard. The...
ANC must be convincing in its remorse over Nkandla - Motlanthe
African National Congress (ANC) supporters will continue to support the ANC if the party shows remorse over some of the mistakes it's made in the past, says former president Kgalema Motlanthe....
Zim opposition demand UN-conducted vote, police out in force
Zimbabwean opposition parties demanded on Wednesday that presidential elections next year be conducted by a committee set up by the United Nations and African Union because they had lost confidence...
Time running out 'to save the ANC' - stalwarts
A group of over 100 African National Congress (ANC) stalwarts is divided on its next move after the party rejected their suggestion to separate its national consultative conference from its policy...
Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training ‘happy’ with varsity fees briefing
The Chairperson of Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Connie September, on Thursday said she was “happy” with the briefing on the Department’s plans regarding...
Zille’s 'dumb tweets' biggest headache for Maimane
Western Cape Premier Helen Zille must be “dealt with” for her praise of colonialism and expelled from the party, several Democratic Alliance (DA) leaders said on Wednesday. They believed that how...
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