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29 May 2017
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29 May 2017
 
 
Gadaffi’s son ‘free’
POLITICS
According to Libya’s internationally recognised government, the Government of National Accord (GNA), Saif Al Islam Gaddafi, the son of the late Muammar Gaddafi, is now free despite a 2011...
Updated 40 minutes ago
 
 
Zuma Cabinet reshuffle appeal postponed
POLITICS
The application by President Jacob Zuma to appeal an order to hand over the record of decision to reshuffle his Cabinet will not go ahead on Monday as planned due to a bereavement in the legal...
Updated 1 hour 3 minutes ago
 
 
Revamped Polity website gives prominence to exclusive content
1 News in Review
One of South Africa’s pioneering websites, Creamer Media’s Polity.org.za, is being re-launched in June 2017 to give its readers easier access to more exclusive content and to strengthen the site’s...
Updated 1 hour 31 minutes ago
 
 
Zuma beats off efforts to oust him
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma has survived a second attempt to force him to step down, at the African National Congress’s (ANC's) national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Sunday night, IOL reports. It...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Van Rooyen invokes sub judice rule over renewed 'state capture' claims
POLITICS
Cooperative Governance Minister Des Van Rooyen will not be commenting on Sunday's media reports that the Gupta's picked up the tab for his visit to Dubai in 2015 because the issue is sub judice,...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
ConCourt to hear EFF's bid to have Zuma impeached in September
POLITICS
The Constitutional Court will hear the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF’s) bid to have President Jacob Zuma impeached on September 5. The EFF took Speaker Baleka Mbete to court to force Parliament...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
The Gupta Emails
POLITICS
A cache of damning e-mails between members of the Gupta family, some of their trusted lieutenants and President Jacob Zuma's son, Duduzane, has brought forward fresh details on the mechanics of the...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
26 May 2017
 
Ramaphosa 'taking bribes from Kiir', South Sudan rebels claim
POLITICS
Rebels in South Sudan have claimed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is "taking bribes" from President Salva Kiir's government to block their leader Riek Machar - currently in South Africa -...
 
 
2017 will decide ANC's revival – Ebrahim Rasool
POLITICS
Former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool believes 2017 is the African National Congress's (ANC's) last, decisive chance at a revival, and should start with President Jacob Zuma going. Rasool, who...
 
 
 
 
Patel moves to bolster Competition Act’s powers to fight economic concentration
COMPETITION LEGISLATION
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has established an advisory panel to develop draft amendments to the Competition Act with a view to bolstering South Africa’s legislative capacity of to...
 
 
‘I will be back in Zambia’ – Maimane
POLITICS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane on Friday insisted that despite the fracas and his deportation from Zambia, he will attempt to be in Lusaka on the next trial date of detained Zambian...
 
 
Ethiopia jails opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye
POLITICS
An Ethiopian court sentenced opposition politician Yonatan Tesfaye to six and a half years in prison on Thursday, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporation reported. Tesfaye, a former...
 
 
Maimane was in Zambia to undermine judiciary – High Commissioner
POLITICS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane was deported from Zambia because he intended pressurising the courts to release Hakainde Hichilema, the country's High Commissioner Emmanuel Mwamba...
 
 
IPID launches urgent application against police chief
POLITICS
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has launched an urgent High Court application against the acting police commissioner, in a bid to stop any South African Police Service...
 
 
ANC stalwarts, veterans call on NEC to wake country from ‘nightmare’
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) stalwarts and veterans have pleaded with the party’s national executive committee (NEC) to show leadership over serious state capture concerns, ahead of its meeting...
 
 
 
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