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26 April 2017
                       
 
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DMR: Godfrey Oliphant: Address by Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, during the shale gas development information session with Western Cape community, Beaufort west, Western Cape (25/04/2017)
Topics
It gives me great pleasure to be here today in the “Capital of the Karoo" as we engage with the community of Beaufort West and surrounding areas on a very significant matter of shale gas also...
 
 
Anglo commits to innovative mining that’ll keep people out of harm’s way
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
Keeping people out of harm’s way, extracting more precious ore and less waste rock, recycling all the required water and producing only dry tailings are among the innovative steps diversified...
 
 
DAFF: Zokwana pledges support to the Sun Farming technology
STATEMENT
Minister Senzeni Zokwana today called for a partnership between government, higher learning institutions and the business. Zokwana visited the SUNfarming project at the North West University in...
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
Motsoeneng in hot water over press conference
POLITICS
The South African Broadcasting Cooperation’s (SABC's) Hlaudi Motsoeneng may face yet another disciplinary hearing. This time, Motsoeneng is in hot water for a two-hour press conference held last...
 
 
OUTA: OUTA investigates abuse of water and sanitation grants
STATEMENT
Following disturbing findings by the Auditor General in a special performance audit of the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) is investigating...
 
 
DA: Phumzile Van Damme says Communications Minister to buy new luxury cars despite Department running out of money
STATEMENT
The Department of Communications intends to purchase two new vehicles for Minister Ayanda Dlodlo and Deputy Minister Thandi Mahambehlala, despite the department’s risk of running out of money by...
 
 
ANC must overhaul its system to reduce 'factory faults' - Mbalula
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) from time to time has produced "factory faults", which can be successfully addressed through the revolutionary council, says the head of the party’s subcommittee...
 
 
23 Apr 2017
 
Eskom: Armed cable thieves arrested in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal
STATEMENT
Last Monday, 17 April 2017, members of Eskom’s Security Investigations team arrested four men who were found in possession of stolen overhead conductor cable in Howick, KwaZulu-Natal. The arrest...
 
 
21 Apr 2017
 
 
 
I expected Zuma to go after Nkandla ruling – Kgalema
POLITICS
Former president Kgalema Motlanthe has told the BBC that he expected President Jacob Zuma to step down in 2016 after the Constitutional Court's ruling on non-security upgrades at his Nkandla home....
 
 
President Zuma’s track record: 7 claims about #progress fact-checked
AFRICA CHECK
The South African presidency took stock of government’s progress under President Jacob Zuma in celebration of his 75th birthday on 12 April. A series of tweets – under the hashtag #progress –...
 
 
20 Apr 2017
 
DEA: Edna Molewa: Address by Minister of Environmental Affairs, at the offical handover of the Kgoroši recreation park, Limpopo (20/04/2017)
Topics
This 6th National Imbizo Focus Week forms part of our efforts as government to work with our communities to actively participate in the implementation of the National Development Plan as a roadmap...
 
 
SA: Francois Beukman: Address by Chairperson of Portfolio Committee on Police, at the Human Rights Commission and African Policing Civilian Oversight Forum Seminar, Braamfontein, Johannesburg (20/04/2017)
Topics
Promoting a human rights culture within the South African Police Service (SAPS) and adherence to the human rights approach by front-service police personnel is a priority that is directly linked to...
 
 
 
 
 
 
“Going to the Toilet When You Want” – Sanitation as a Human Right
RECOMMENDATION
“Nayla” (a pseudonym) was a 52-year-old teacher from Daraa, Syria, when anti-government protests began in March 2011. In 2012, she agreed to transport a military defector and was detained by...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Mashaba, EFF to lay criminal charges against ANC councillors over violence at meeting
POLITICS
Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he will be laying criminal charges against 10 African National Congress (ANC) councillors for allegedly leading and fuelling violence during a community forum...
 
 
 
 
Millions facing famine in Somalia and South Sudan
FAMINE
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United...
 
 
 
                       
 
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