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5 May 2016
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05 May 2016
 
 
Opposition parties boycott Zuma in Parliament
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma will be addressing empty benches in Parliament on Thursday, as most opposition parties have seemingly decided to send him a message by staying away. The president delivered his...
Updated 11 minutes ago
 
 
New political party on the block, BACS, to announce mayoral candidate for Nelson Mandela Bay
POLITICS
A newly formed political party launched last week, Building A Cohesive Society in South Africa (BACS), is expected to announce its Nelson Mandela Bay mayoral candidate ahead of the local government...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
South African Post Office workers embark on two day strike
STRIKE
Thousands of workers at the cash-strapped South African Post Office (SAPO) will embark on a two day strike on Thursday and Friday over unresolved labour matters and demands for salary increments....
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Parliament fracas lands EFF MPs with 5-day suspension
POLITICS
The National Assembly on Wednesday suspended the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) from Parliament for five working days. "In terms of the Rule 53A (A), you are automatically suspended for the period...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
SACP and Cronin stand together on Guptas banks saga
POLITICS
The South African Communist Party (SACP) criticised the Gupta-owned New Age newspaper for reporting that deputy general secretary Jeremy Cronin was at odds with the party on its position regarding...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Parliament rules against calling Zuma a "thief and accused number 1"
POLITICS
Calling President Jacob Zuma a thief, "accused number 1" or even referring to him as an accused criminal infringed on his dignity, Deputy Speaker Lechesa Tsenoli has ruled. This was after...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
ANC appeals for calm in Vuwani after protesters torch schools, police stations
VIOLENCE
The African National Congress (ANC) in Limpopo has appealed for calm in protest-hit Vuwani where 13 schools, satellite police stations, tribal offices and municipal trucks have been set alight over...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Sanral needs R197bn for roads, says CEO
ROADS
South African National Roads Agency Limited CEO Nazir Alli on Wednesday said the backlog of maintenance and road networks was sitting at R197-billion, up from R149-billion in 2010. Alli was...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
SAHRC's report on King Zwelithini delayed
HUMAN RIGHTS
The release of a report into Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini’s alleged xenophobic statements will be delayed, the South African Human Rights Commission said on Wednesday. New information had emerged...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Malema may face same fate as Boeremag treason trialists - ANC chief whip
POLITICS
African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu has warned Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema that he might meet the same fate as the Boeremag treason trialists....
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Pandor launches three new chairs as part of initiative to retain talent
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
South African Minister of Science and Technology Naledi Pandor launched three new chairs within the South African Research Chairs Initiative (SARChI) as part of the South Africa and United Kingdom...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
04 May 2016
 
Implats secures US court order against platinum recycler
PLATINUM
Platinum mining company Impala Platinum (Implats) has secured a court order against a US platinum recycler, from which it is claiming $201-million. Implats said on Wednesday that the order, issued...
 
 
Amplats-backed developer in potential fuel cell breakthrough
PLATINUM
A potentially far-reaching step has been taken towards the viable roll-out of hydrogen refuelling infrastructure for platinum-using fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) with the commercial launch of...
 
 
EFF to lay charges against parliamentary speaker, protection officers
POLITICS
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will lay criminal charges against the Speaker and the protection officers who threw them out of Parliament on Wednesday when they refused to let President Jacob...
 
 
KZN ANC plans to win all wards and municipalities
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) in KwaZulu-Natal said on Wednesday it plans to win all wards and municipalities in the province in the upcoming local government elections. Speaking to media on...
 
 
 
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