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30 April 2017
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28 Apr 2017
'No financial bailout' for SABC, yet – communications minister
There are no plans yet for the National Treasury to give the ailing SABC a bailout, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Friday. Media reports of a potential R1-billion bailout were...
Court finds for community in Shongweni landfill saga
There was singing and dancing outside the Durban High Court this week as Judge Gregory Kruger granted an interim order compelling waste management giant EnviroServ to cease all acceptance,...
25 Apr 2017
SA: Committee deeply concerned after another taxi carrying learners crashes in KZN
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Basic Education has noted with great concern media reports regarding the taxi crash in KwaZulu-Natal today in which 16 pre-primary learners were injured....
DA wants National Treasury to blacklist companies involved with Nkandla upgrades
The leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) Mmusi Maimane on Tuesday said not a single one of the 14 companies involved in the scandalous upgrades at Nkandla has been blacklisted, or “placed on the...
23 Apr 2017
SA: Alleged theft at SABC offices at Parliament
Parliament has received a report of theft which allegedly took place on Friday evening at the offices of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) in the Marks Building of Parliament. A...
21 Apr 2017
Kenyan forces say 52 al Shabaab fighters killed in Somalia
Kenyan troops killed 52 al Shabaab fighters in an attack on the militants' camp in southern Somalia on Friday, a military spokesperson said. Colonel Joseph Owuoth, spokesperson for Kenya Defence...
Double standards when it comes to racism, hate speech – Solidarity
There appears to be double standards in South African society when it comes to issues of racism and hate speech, as most of the people who felt the backlash were white perpetrators, trade union...
18 Apr 2017
DHA: Home Affairs on status of DRC National Paul Joseph Mukungubila
The Department of Home Affairs has noted media reports regarding a national of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Paul Joseph Mukungubila, who had entered the Republic of South Africa as...
11 Apr 2017
DEA: Statement on how citizenship is acquired and children registered in SA
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has noted media reports claiming the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) may probe why children born to foreign parents are not automatically awarded...
10 Apr 2017
Eskom: Eskom’s response to the media reports alleging a nuclear deal had been signed
In response to last week’s media reports alleging that a nuclear deal had been signed, Eskom would like to reiterate the remarks made by the National Treasury that no deal had been signed. “Eskom...
Portfolio Committee to probe reports on water department's alleged financial distress
The Portfolio Committee on Water and Sanitation will investigate recent media reports claiming that the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) is allegedly bankrupt. In February, several media...
Kenya’s budget speech: Do claims about power, investment & roads add up?
As the keeper of Kenya’s public purse, cabinet secretary Henry Rotich explained to the National Assembly on 30 March how the hundreds of billions in Kenya’s 2017/18 budget will be disbursed. He...
Pushing ahead with nuclear deal will guarantee SA junk status, says DA
It is an undeniable fact that South Africa cannot afford, and does not need, government’s planned nuclear energy deal, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on Sunday. Media reports on Sunday that the...
Mayor challenges DA over 'incitement' court action
eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has called on the Democratic Alliance (DA) to prove its allegations that she incited violence during last week’s anti-Zuma march in Durban. She is also preparing to...
05 Apr 2017
SA: Presidency on postponement of Ahmed Kathrada’s memorial service
The Presidency has noted conflicting media reports and social media commentary on the events surrounding the request for postponement of the Official Memorial Service of the late Mr Ahmed Kathrada....
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