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Mashinini appointed to IEC

23rd April 2015 Vuma Glen Mashinini, who is currently special projects adviser to the president, has been appointed as a member of the Electoral Commission of SA... 

Intelligence committee to deal with letter about SARS 'crisis'

23rd April 2015 Parliament's intelligence committee is dealing with a letter sent by former South African Revenue Service spokesperson Adrian Lackay, relating to... 

Xenophobic attacks a big worry for business

22nd April 2015 In a strongly-worded statement, Business Against Crime South Africa (Bacsa) said on Tuesday it is clear that the recent xenophobic attacks cannot... 


Hawks boss quits

21st April 2015 Lieutenant General Anwa Dramat has officially resigned as head of the Hawks, police commissioner Riah Phiyega said on Tuesday. Phiyega told... 

Lamoer suspended as Western Cape police commissioner

21st April 2015 Lieutenant General Arno Lamoer has been suspended as Western Cape police commissioner, top cop Riah Phiyega confirmed on Tuesday. The national... 

Eskom announces evening load-shedding

21st April 2015 Eskom will implement stage 1 load shedding (1 000 MW cut) for the tenth day in a row, but only from 17:00 to 22:00 on Tuesday as it tries to... 

SA suffering from four crises – Vavi

21st April 2015 Xenophobia was symptomatic of several crises South Africa was suffering from, expelled Cosatu general secretary Zwelinzima Vavi said on Monday.... 

SA companies not pulling out of Africa amid xeno threats

21st April 2015 SA mining companies in Zimbabwe and several other Africa operations have not been targeted by the wave of retaliatory action over the recent... 

Davies urged to come clean after CIPC head quits

20th April 2015 The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is in "deep trouble" and possibly on the "verge of collapse", according to the Democratic... 

US amendment turns up heat in 'chicken war'

17th April 2015 Two influential US senators, central to the so-called ‘chicken war’, have announced their intention to pursue amendments to the African Growth and... 

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