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24 March 2017
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24 Mar 2017
Uganda at 'breaking point' from S Sudan refugee crisis
The United Nations (UN) has warned that Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3 000 refugees pour into the country every day from South Sudan, fleeing violence and famine in the world's...
Mining: staving off the jobs bloodbath
Gory imagery – such as ‘jobs bloodbath’ – has become common in descriptions of South Africa’s unemployment crisis, conveying not only the failure to create the employment the country needs, but...
23 Mar 2017
National Land Transport Act: Extraordinary measures to curb acts of violence, unrest, acts of intimidation or instability in taxi industry in Port St Johns, Ngqeleni, Mthatha, Libode and Lusikisiki: Comments invited
[G 40712 GoN 256] - Comment by 30 Mar 2017
I, Weziwe Tikana, by virtue of the powers vested in me in terms of section 91 of the National Land Transport Act, No.5 of 2009 ( "the Act ") as the Member of the Executive Council for the Province...
DA: Glynnis Breytenbach on Chief Justice office robbery: DA demands answers from Phahlane on ‘bogus’ arrests
The DA will request that the Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, be summoned urgently to brief the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services to account for the...
DA: Zakhele Mbhele says Ntlemeza should be suspended without pay pending outcome of court proceedings
The DA will write to the Police Minister, Nathi Nhleko, to urge him to do the right thing and suspend disgraced Hawks head, Berning Ntlemeza, without pay pending the outcome of his application for...
EFF: Mbuyiseni Quinton Ndlozi on the gang rape crisis in Soweto taxi lines
The EFF expresses grave concern on safety and security in taxi ranks; in particular for black women. We condemn, with risking, the  gang rapes by a group of men picking up unsuspecting women...
22 Mar 2017
DA: Sonja Boshoff says SACE must account for fatal school assault
The DA will submit parliamentary questions to the Department of Basic Education regarding the involvement of the South African Council of Educators (SACE) in the investigation into the fatal...
DA: Bridget Masango on Social Grants Crisis: SAPS must investigate suspicious break-ins
The DA will today write to the Acting National Police Commissioner, Khomotso Phahlane, to request that he launches a full investigation into the break-in at the former Director General of the...
DSD: Achild's death signals time for cool heads
The National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) embarked on a national strike from 13 March 2017 to date. In dispute, is the Rural Allowance for Social Service Professional and the...
More claims against high-profile figures expected in ex-Mandela cop’s case
More details about highly influential figures and their alleged links to mafioso Vito Palazzolo are expected to emerge in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Major-General Andre Lincoln is...
21 Mar 2017
SADTU KZN: SADTU KZN statement on the killing of a teacher in class
The South African Democratic Teachers’ Union (SADTU) would like to express its deepest shock and dismay at the brutal killing of the Deputy Principal of Laduma High School who was also a member of...
20 Mar 2017
DA demands ministers be questioned about break-in at Office of Chief Justice
The Democratic Alliance (DA) on Monday demanded that the ministers of police, justice and safety and security be called to Parliament to answer questions about the break-in at the Office of the...
Mbeki was aware of 'dubious' past of cop who probed Mandela's task team, court hears
Former deputy and later president Thabo Mbeki was aware of the allegedly dubious background of an investigator appointed to probe the presidential investigative task unit created on former...
Why South Africa’s Constitution is under attack
South Africa’s Constitution, greatly lauded around the world and the product of Nelson Mandela’s democratic transition of the mid-1990s, is under attack. It’s being blamed in some quarters for the...
19 Mar 2017
SA: Justice Portfolio Committee outraged at robbery at office of Chief Justice
The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has condemned in the strongest possible terms the robbery at the Office of the Chief Justice of South Africa, Judge Mogoeng Mogoeng....
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