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Western Cape deputy speaker withdraws from committee probing speaker after pressure from ANC

23rd September 2022 Western Cape legislature Deputy Speaker Beverley Schäfer has recused herself from an appeals committee investigating Speaker Masizole Mnqasela... 

Former presidents should help, not criticise from the sidelines - Mantashe

23rd September 2022 Criticisms by former president Thabo Mbeki on South Africa's current leadership in tackling challenges such as the energy crisis don't help solve... 

Shell, Mantashe to challenge judgment blocking Wild Coast seismic survey

22nd September 2022 Shell and Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe on Thursday applied for leave to appeal a ruling which effectively blocked a seismic... 


Govt officials working out how much money SAA still needs from Treasury, airline says

22nd September 2022 Government officials are working out exactly how much money South African Airways (SAA) still needs from National Treasury in order to settle... 

ANC blocks debate on Parliament's role in holding Ramaphosa to account - for now

22nd September 2022 The African National Congress temporarily scuppered a debate on Parliament's role in holding the president accountable, which the Democratic... 

Another large hike pushes rates to pre-pandemic level

22nd September 2022 Interest rates are back at pre-pandemic levels after the Reserve Bank hiked rates by 75 basis points, for a second meeting in a row. Three members... 

Calls grow for load-shedding exemptions for healthcare facilities

22nd September 2022 As the country experiences one of the worst weeks of blackouts this year, calls are growing for hospitals and clinics to be turned into... 

Blind justice: ConCourt gives Parliament two years to remedy defects in Copyright Act

22nd September 2022 The Constitutional Court has given Parliament 24 months to cure defects in the Copyright Act after declaring sections of the Act invalid,... 

Journalist files urgent application to stop Zuma ‘abuse of process’ in High Court

22nd September 2022 News24 specialist legal journalist Karyn Maughan has filed an urgent application in the Pietermaritzburg High Court, asking the court to set aside... 

DA's Retief Odendaal elected mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay after marathon council session

22nd September 2022 Democratic Alliance councillor Retief Odendaal has been elected the new mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay Metro Municipality, following a 17-hour... 

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