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25 April 2017
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SaveSA distances itself from ‘Freedom Movement’
PROTESTS
Lobby group SaveSA on Thursday distanced itself from the "Freedom Movement” which opposition parties created to ensure President Jacob Zuma is removed from office. "We do not regard political...
 
 
Nzimande calls for overhaul of electoral system
POLITICS
The country’s proportional representation system is dangerous and gives political parties too much power, South African Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande said on Thursday. “If...
 
 
Double standards when it comes to racism, hate speech – Solidarity
HATE SPEECH
There appears to be double standards in South African society when it comes to issues of racism and hate speech, as most of the people who felt the backlash were white perpetrators, trade union...
 
 
Use education for liberation - Dlamini-Zuma
EDUCATION
If education was used as a tool of oppression during apartheid, the youth of today must use it for liberation, former African Union chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said on Thursday. "Once you think...
 
 
Marius Fransman fails to show up for second disciplinary hearing
POLITICS
Suspended Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) leader Marius Fransman on Thursday failed to show up for his second disciplinary hearing, meaning that his five-year suspension from the party...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
SCA to hear appeal by Zuma, NPA in spy tapes case jointly
APPEAL
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Thursday welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal’s (SCA's) decision to hear the appeal from both President Jacob Zuma and that of the National Prosecuting Authority...
 
 
Kenya's president warns against violence during party nominations
VIOLENCE
Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday his government would not tolerate violence between rival camps of supporters in party primaries before a national election in August. Two...
 
 
MPs to probe issue of presidential notice on deployment of army at Sona
POLITICS
Parliament’s powers and privileges committee has been asked to investigate a query by the Democratic Alliance (DA) on why neither the president nor the Speaker informed the National Assembly of the...
 
 
Zambia court to rule on opposition leader’s treason case next week
LEGAL
A Zambian court will rule next week on whether to throw out a treason case against the leader of the main opposition party whose lawyers say the charges are vague and ambiguous, a magistrate said...
 
 
Another anti-Zuma demonstration to be held
PROTESTS
Opposition parties, religious leaders and civil society will gather on Freedom Day to protest against President Jacob Zuma. They announced this at the launch of the "Freedom Movement" at the Hector...
 
 
Zuma extends condolences to family of PAC stalwart Phillip Kgosana
IN MEMORIAM
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday extended his “heartfelt condolences” to the family of Phillip Ata Kgosana, the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC) stalwart who led a march of more than 30 000 anti-pass...
 
 
 
 
All Gauteng state hospitals fail safety tests – DA
HEALTH
All state hospitals in Gauteng have failed safety tests the Democratic Alliance (DA) revealed on Thursday citing a written reply from Health MEC Gwen Ramokgopa in the Gauteng Legislature. “All...
 
 
 
 
 
 
Land Bank sets aside R1bn to support black farming investments in 2017
AGRICULTURE
South Africa’s Land Bank has set a target of disbursing “at least” R1-billion in 2017/18 to support investments by black entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector and to begin transforming a loan...
 
 
Shivambu’s anti-Zuma remarks referred to Parliament’s disciplinary committee
POLITICS
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) chief whip Floyd Shivambu will face Parliament’s disciplinary committee for saying President Jacob Zuma was the kind of leader who would assassinate his political...
 
 
 
 
'We will not allow institutions of our State to be captured' – Ramaphosa
POLITICS
Do not allow revolutionary sounding slogans to hoodwink the public, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said. Speaking at a Black Business Council event in Sandton, Johannesburg on Wednesday evening,...
 
 
 
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