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21 January 2017
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Ramaphosa hopeful Trump will have ‘positive disposition’ to Africa
POLITICS
On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration as President of the United States, South Africa Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said he was hopeful the US leader would have a “positive disposition”...
 
 
Investigation an assault on character and integrity - Phahlane
INVESTIGATION
Acting National Police Commissioner Lieutenant General Khomotso Phahlane on Thursday said he considered the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) investigation against him an assault...
 
 
SABC financials, staff purges, deals scrutinised at inquiry
INQUIRY
Parliament's ad hoc committee looking into the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board went through the finer details of its first draft report of the SABC inquiry on Thursday. The ad...
 
 
IPID conducts raid on acting top police chief's home
INVESTIGATION
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) conducted a search and seizure raid on Thursday on the private residence of Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane. News24...
 
 
De Klerk receives prestigious award in Dublin
POLITICS
Former president FW de Klerk received the Praeses Elit Award from the Trinity College Law Society in Dublin on Wednesday evening. In his acceptance speech De Klerk told the audience: "As you may...
 
 
Fees Must Fall protester to spend another month in jail
PROTESTS
Bonginkosi Khanyile, possibly the only Fees Must Fall student still behind bars since protests ended last year, will spend another month in jail after a court postponement on Thursday. Khanyile...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
State 'not seeking surveillance' with cybersecurity bill
LEGISLATION
The Cabinet-approved cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill’s final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency (SSA) to control the internet or spy on local users. This is according to...
 
 
Gambia's Barrow to take oath in Senegal embassy as regional troops gather
POLITICS
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, officials said, as West African troops prepared to back him in a showdown with a...
 
 
Gambia's President-elect to be sworn in at embassy in Senegal – officials
POLITICS
Gambia's President-elect Adama Barrow will be sworn in at a ceremony in the Gambian embassy in neighbouring Senegal on Thursday, diplomatic sources and party officials said. "We have confirmation....
 
 
West African forces poised for Gambia intervention as leader's mandate ends
POLITICS
West African troops were poised to intervene in Gambia on Thursday after President Yahya Jammeh's mandate expired and overnight talks to convince him to stand down failed. Senegal has deployed...
 
 
Nigerian President Buhari tells Senate that he will take ten days leave - source
POLITICS
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari plans to take ten days leave, a government source said on Thursday. Buhari had informed the Senate by letter about his absence, the source said. No more details...
 
 
Gambia's vice president quits after two decades in role – sources
POLITICS
Gambia's Vice President Isatou Njie Saidy, who has been in the role since 1997, has quit, a government source and a family member told Reuters on Thursday. Saidy is the highest level official to...
 
 
ANC comrades must lead by example – SACP
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) must lead by example when calling for help in strengthening and deepening unity in the tripartite alliance, the South African Communist Party (SACP) has said....
 
 
 
 
Hlaudi won’t be called to testify before SABC inquiry
INQUIRY
Parliament’s ad hoc committee inquiring into the affairs of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday turned down a request by the United Democratic Movement (UDM) that Hlaudi...
 
 
 
 
Support outside court for EFF student
PROTESTS
There was a small contingent of supporters for Fees Must Fall student Bonginkosi Khanyile ahead of his pre-trial conference at Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday. Khanyile has enjoyed a large...
 
 
 
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