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21 January 2017
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IPID conducts raid on acting top police chief's home
INVESTIGATION
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) conducted a search and seizure raid on Thursday on the private residence of Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane. News24...
 
 
De Klerk receives prestigious award in Dublin
POLITICS
Former president FW de Klerk received the Praeses Elit Award from the Trinity College Law Society in Dublin on Wednesday evening. In his acceptance speech De Klerk told the audience: "As you may...
 
 
Fees Must Fall protester to spend another month in jail
PROTESTS
Bonginkosi Khanyile, possibly the only Fees Must Fall student still behind bars since protests ended last year, will spend another month in jail after a court postponement on Thursday. Khanyile...
 
 
19 Jan 2017
 
State 'not seeking surveillance' with cybersecurity bill
LEGISLATION
The Cabinet-approved cybercrimes and cybersecurity bill’s final draft will not give any power for the State Security Agency (SSA) to control the internet or spy on local users. This is according to...
 
 
ANC comrades must lead by example – SACP
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) must lead by example when calling for help in strengthening and deepening unity in the tripartite alliance, the South African Communist Party (SACP) has said....
 
 
 
 
Hlaudi won’t be called to testify before SABC inquiry
INQUIRY
Parliament’s ad hoc committee inquiring into the affairs of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Thursday turned down a request by the United Democratic Movement (UDM) that Hlaudi...
 
 
 
 
Support outside court for EFF student
PROTESTS
There was a small contingent of supporters for Fees Must Fall student Bonginkosi Khanyile ahead of his pre-trial conference at Durban Magistrate's Court on Thursday. Khanyile has enjoyed a large...
 
 
Sibanye’s Stillwater platinum deal edges forward
PLATINUM
Precious metals mining company Sibanye’s proposed acquisition, Stillwater Mining of the United States of America, edged forward on Thursday with the notification that both companies had received...
 
 
W.African leaders hold crisis talks as Gambia leader's mandate ends
POLITICS
Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz flew to Senegal to meet with President Macky Sall after last-ditch talks in Gambia aimed at resolving a crisis over the transfer of power, a Senegalese...
 
 
SABC inquiry MPs to begin drafting report
POLITICS
The ad hoc committee looking into the fitness of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) board will begin deliberations on its draft parliamentary report on Thursday. Deliberations are...
 
 
Leak of Absa report politically motivated – Cope
POLITICS
The leaking of the report into Bankorp’s (now Absa) apartheid-era loan is intended to divert attention from former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report, The Congress of the...
 
 
Muthambi failed to ease fears over Hlaudi appointment - leaked document
POLITICS
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi failed to allay suspicions over the 2014 appointment of Hlaudi Motsoeneng as the South African Broadcasting Corporations' (SABC’s) permanent chief operating...
 
 
DA wants govt to summon Gambian ambassador
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Wednesday asked the government to summon Gambia's ambassador to South Africa over that country’s president's attempt to stay in power "at all costs". Gambia has been...
 
 
Zuma signs Higher Education Amendment Act
LEGISLATION
President Jacob Zuma has signed the Higher Education Amendment Act, which gives Minister Blade Nzimande greater powers to intervene in university matters and furthers the government's higher...
 
 
ANCYL wants govt to stop banking with Absa
POLITICS
The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) will intensify calls for the government to stop banking with Absa bank, it said on Wednesday. “We will continue to take strong political action...
 
 
 
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