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29 May 2016
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ANC supporters allege manipulation ahead of party’s national list conference in Pretoria
Scores of disgruntled African National Congress (ANC) supporters from the Francis Baard region in Kimberley, protested in Pretoria on Friday in connection with the party’s candidates list for the...
Political parties condemn SABC 'censorship'
Political parties on Friday condemned the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC's) decision on limiting broadcasting of protests. This after the public broadcaster announced on Friday that...
Expropriation bill doesn't answer colonial question of land – EFF
The recently passed expropriation bill is not an answer to the colonial question of land, the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has said. Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi said on Friday that the...
NDP credibility needs to be rebuilt, consistency key
There is an urgent need to revive and rebuild the credibility and certainty afforded by – and more rapidly and consistently implement – South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP), as potential...
Mandela shares R22m with his former employees, schools
A total of R22-million of former president and struggle icon Nelson Mandela's estate has been distributed to beneficiaries he had listed in his will. Among the list of 40 beneficiaries were his...
Committee 'will pick best candidate for Public Protector job'
African National Congress MP Dr Makhosi Khoza will lead the process to find a suitable candidate to replace Public Protector Thuli Madonsela. Khoza was on Friday elected as the chairperson of the...
Judgment reserved on media's bid to access Nkandla hearings
Judgment was reserved in a high court bid by the media to access the disciplinary hearings of Department of Public Works officials fingered by the Special Investigation Unit (SIU) over their role...
South Africa passes controversial land ownership law
South Africa's parliament has approved a bill allowing state expropriations of land to redress racial disparities in land ownership. The bill, approved on Thursday but in the works since 2008, will...
Zuma not 'at war' with Gordhan – Presidency
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma is not "at war" with Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan over the control of the National Treasury, the presidency said on Friday in response to widespread media...
Zuma's wives' cars: Presidency to review benefits
President Jacob Zuma will be reviewing the transport benefits of his wives, and those of former presidents and deputy presidents. This comes after police Minister Nathi Nhleko this week revealed in...
Cleaver is new De Beers CEO
Bruce Cleaver, 51, is the new CEO-designate of De Beers. He will take over from Philippe Mellier on July 1. After a half-decade at the helm, Mellier, who is ten years Cleaver’s senior, has honoured...
SABC bans broadcast of protests, destruction of property
In the wave of protests that have engulfed South Africa, state broadcaster South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Friday announced it would stop broadcasting protests and footage showing...
SA won't end up like Venezuela – Gordhan
South Africa will not turn into “another Venezuela”, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said in Parliament on Thursday. “We are miles away from Venezuela. We are a well-managed fiscus,” Gordhan said...
Talks to end instability in Vuwani continuing
Talks to end unrest in Vuwani, Limpopo have not collapsed, the Ministry of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs said on Thursday. Progress had been made as a number of schools were back...
R39bn Gauteng education budget passed
The Gauteng education department on Thursday passed a R39-billion budget, but not without criticism from opposition parties. The budget for the 2016/2017 financial year was increased from...
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