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28 August 2016
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Eskom may re-advertise nuclear notices after noncomplaint E Cape notice
NUCLEAR
State-owned electricity utility Eskom may re-advertise notices relating to its Nuclear Installation Site Licence (NISL) applications for Thyspunt, in the Eastern Cape, and Duynefontyn, in the...
 
 
I am highly critical of President Zuma – FW de Klerk
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) has not upheld former president and ANC stalwart Nelson Mandela's legacy but is instead promoting racism, former president FW de Klerk said during the launch of...
 
 
Mashaba appoints professionals in Joburg executive
POLITICS
Newly-elected Johannesburg Mayor, Herman Mashaba, on Friday introduced one of the most representative teams as the City’s members of mayoral committee (MMCs) with 50-50 gender and 70-30 race...
 
 
Many whites will be forced to leave the country – FW de Klerk
POLITICS
Many white South Africans will be forced to leave the country under the current government's policies, former president FW de Klerk said. "We have to face the unpalatable fact that our present...
 
 
 
 
Northam investing R5.5bn in platinum growth projects
PLATINUM
Platinum mining company Northam on Friday elaborated on the company’s suite of four growth projects timed to fill a demand gap expected to be created by constrained future South African platinum...
 
 
'Can Zuma be impeached?' Indonesian MPs ask Parly committee
POLITICS
A delegation of Indonesian Members of Parliament (MPs) visiting Parliament on Friday asked the Constitutional Review Committee if President Jacob Zuma can be impeached. The Indonesian MPs were...
 
 
ANC denies it benefited from PRASA deal
RAIL INDUSTRY
The African National Congress (ANC) has rejected allegations that the party had been implicated in alleged bribery by a supplier of locomotives to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA)....
 
 
South Africa's credit rating to be cut to junk this year – poll
ECONOMY
South Africa's credit rating is set to be cut to junk status this year, according to a Reuters poll taken just days after police summoned Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over an investigation into...
 
 
Judge rejects state prosecutors' right to appeal Pistorius' sentence
APPEAL
Judge Thokozile Masipa said on Friday she would not grant permission to state prosecutors to appeal Oscar Pistorius' six-year murder sentence, saying their petition had no reasonable prospects of...
 
 
Oscar being treated like a ping-pong ball – Roux
APPEAL
The State's repeated appeals against Oscar Pistorius were prolonging his uncertainty and bouncing him between courts "like a ping-pong ball", the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Friday. "What...
 
 
Muthambi: SABC has a ‘positive cash balance’
STATE COMPANY
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has played down concerns of possible financial losses at the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Earlier this year, the Sunday Times reported that...
 
 
Oscar on stumps, with gun a 'formidable person' – Nel
APPEAL
Oscar Pistorius on his stumps, holding a gun, would have been a "formidable" person, the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Friday. The physical demonstration of a vulnerable man walking on his...
 
 
Oscar's 6-year sentence 'shocking' – Nel
APPEAL
Reducing convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius' sentence from the prescribed 15-year minimum to six "induces a sense of shock", the High Court in Johannesburg heard on Friday. Judge Thokozile Masipa...
 
 
Hold off on university fee increase discussions – Cosatu
EDUCATION
Discussions about university fee increases should be suspended until the presidential commission of inquiry into higher education tables its final report late next year, the Congress of South...
 
 
No purging of municipal jobs – Ekurhuleni mayor
POLITICS
Incoming Ekurhuleni mayor Mzwandile Masina does not plan to get rid of municipal staff who served under his predecessor Mondli Gungubele. "We will not go around purging people. People are here,...
 
 
 
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