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17 January 2017
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Surprise move to make Eskom nuke procurer ‘unlawful’, court told
The environmentalist groups taking the Department of Energy (DoE) to court over the nuclear procurement programme claim its decision in late 2016 to make Eskom the nuclear energy procurer was...
Gambia's top court adjourns Jammeh's poll challenge
African judges due to help Gambia's supreme court hear a challenge by President Yahya Jammeh's electoral defeat last December failed to show up on Tuesday, forcing the chief justice to adjourn the...
10 Jan 2017
World Bank warns rand could take hit amid global policy flux
The World Bank has issued a warning that the South Africa currency could come under pressure in 2017, owing to heightened policy uncertainty in the US and Europe, which could constrain capital...
‘ANC members must unite’ – stalwarts
A grouping of long-standing African National Congress (ANC) members known as the ANC Stalwarts met in Johannesburg on Tuesday to discuss President Jacob Zuma’s January 8 address to the party...
18 000 more learners placed at Gauteng schools
The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) on Tuesday said 18 000 more learners had been placed at schools in the province, reducing the total number of unplaced learners to 40 000. “The Department...
Parents on waiting lists after queuing for hours outside Gauteng DoE
After waiting in queues since 7am on Tuesday morning, at the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) offices in Johannesburg, some parents have been told their children might only be placed at a...
DA lays blame of increasing road deaths at Dipuo Peters’ door
The Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Tuesday that it was deeply saddened to learn that 1 714 people had lost their lives on South Africa’s roads this past festive season, a worrying five percent...
Mineral ‘wrongs’ righted
A company that showed diligence in applying for mineral rights ended up getting mineral ‘wrongs’, a court has found. The Gauteng division of the High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Aquila Steel...
ANC loses Supreme Court bid to challenge City of CTown logo
The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has dismissed an application by the African National Congress (ANC) for leave to appeal in the case where the party sought to challenge the City of Cape Town...
Youth leader wants "second revolution"
The African National Congress (ANC) needs a bold leader to launch a "second revolution" redistributing wealth to the black majority, said the head of the party's youth wing, which helped propel...
South Sudan army hit by major defections
South Sudan’s army, the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), has been hit by major defections in Unity State after dozens of its forces reportedly joined the armed opposition allied to first...
Ivory Coast's Ouattara names ex-PM as vice-president
Ivory Coast's President Alassane Ouattara named former prime minister Daniel Kablan Duncan as vice-president, a new post created under a constitution approved by referendum late last year. Duncan,...
ANC Women’s League says it is time for ’50/50′
The African National Congress Women’s League (ANCWL), which stirred controversy by naming Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as their preferred candidate to take over from President Jacob Zuma, on Tuesday...
Ugandan leader makes son his adviser, critics see succession plan
Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has appointed his son as his senior adviser, officials said on Tuesday, a move analysts said was part of a plan to groom him to take over the top job. The...
Kenyan president signs election amendments law despite opposition rigging fears
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta approved a law on Monday requiring back up plans for an August election if electronic voting systems fail, despite fierce opposition from rivals who say any manual...
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