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25 February 2017
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17 Feb 2017
Mkhwebane worried about public's mistrust
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane is bothered by the public’s mistrust of her office. “Combing through our official Twitter and Facebook timelines, listening to callers during live radio...
South Africans have double standards when it comes to racism – AfriForum
Lobby group AfriForum believes South Africans have double standards when it comes to the way they react to racist and hateful comments on social media. The group’s deputy CEO, Ernst Roets, said...
16 Feb 2017
Dlamini rejects Gordhan's social grants proposal
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini has rejected Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan's proposal for banks and the post office to distribute social grants to 17-million beneficiaries. She said...
Don't use Esidimeni deaths for political gains – Zuma
President Jacob Zuma has warned opposition parties against using the deaths of more than 100 mentally ill patients in Gauteng last year for "political gains". Zuma told Parliament during his State...
Critics of economic transformation are racist – Zuma
Responding to critics of the government’s drive for radical economic transformation, President Jacob Zuma on Thursday said they were bent on entrenching white privilege while the African National...
Leaders complacent on private sector corruption – Cosatu
The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) on Thursday described government and politicians’ reaction to looming prosecution of 17 banks colluding in alleged price fixing as a “self...
Some MPs treat Parliament “worse than a beer hall” – Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday used his response to the two day debate on his State of the Nation Address (Sona) to caution MPs against “shocking and unbecoming behaviour”. Referring to the...
Section27 unveils tool to advance right to basic education
Civil rights organisation Section27 on Wednesday launched the Basic Education Rights Handbook which seeks to provide communities with a tool to understand education law and policy, in an effort to...
Major South African coal extension project on cards – South32
A decision will be taken in the June quarter on go-ahead for the Klipspruit Life Extension coal project in Mpumalanga, which is said to have robust economics. The original BHP Billiton capital...
DA calls for Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Esidimeni transfer deaths
Mmusi Maimane, the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA), on Thursday called for the establishment of a judicial commission of inquiry into the deaths of more than 100 mentally ill patients who...
Close to 300 000 funding applications approved by NSFAS
Close to 300 000 financial assistance applications have been approved for the 2017 academic year at South African tertiary institutions. According to a statement from the National Student Financial...
Cabinet condemns Parliament violence
Disorderly behaviour in Parliament infringes on the rights of all South Africans, Cabinet has said. In a statement on Thursday, Cabinet raised concerns about the violence that again broke out in...
Gauteng premier must discipline health officials over Esidimeni deaths – Cabinet
The Gauteng Premier must ensure disciplinary steps are taken against provincial health department officials implicated in the Health Ombudsman Malegapuru Makgoba’s report into the deaths of over...
Central African Republic clashes continue to plague security situation
Despite the improving security situation in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR), concerns remain in other parts of the country, the top United Nations peacekeeping official...
Treasury warns of “fake news” campaign before Budget speech
National Treasury cautioned the public and media on Wednesday about a “disinformation campaign” being waged before Finance minister Pravin Gordhan presents the country’s budget next week. “National...
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