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Global media body calls on Zuma to withdraw private prosecution against News24 journalist

21st September 2022 The Committee to Protect Journalists has called on former president Jacob Zuma and his legal team to withdraw the private prosecution launched... 

Happiness index shows South Africans are furious about load-shedding - and it could lead to protests

21st September 2022 The announcement of Stage 6 load-shedding has caused increased feelings of fear, anger and disgust among South Africans, according to an index... 

People from other provinces migrating to Western Cape - report shows

20th September 2022 The Western Cape's population grew significantly between 2016 and 2021, according to the provincial government.  This emerged when Finance and... 


ConCourt upholds ruling which found Executive Ethics Code unconstitutional

20th September 2022 Above and beyond the obligation to declare any personal or private financial or business interests, executive members will now have to disclose... 

Former top cop and Crime Intelligence generals nailed in R54m corruption scandal

20th September 2022 Former top cop Khomotso Phahlane and high-ranking officers in the Crime Intelligence division were arrested in a series of raids – the fruit of an... 

Eskom needs 32% hike to solve debt problem, says CFO

20th September 2022 Eskom CFO Calib Cassim says that even if Eskom is relieved of R200-billion in debt, the company will soon be back in the same position if it... 

In U-turn, Cope insists Joburg councillor Colleen Makhubele 'is not suspended'

20th September 2022 As divisions within the Congress of the People's leadership widen, the party's Johannesburg leadership has released a statement to say its... 

SA teetered on the edge of Stage 7 load-shedding on Monday

20th September 2022 Eskom shed close to 7 000 MW, associated with Stage 7, from the grid on Monday evening. In his daily system updates, Eskom spokesperson Sikonathi... 

Ramaphosa under fire from opposition parties over SA's energy crisis

20th September 2022 As Stage 6 load-shedding over the weekend set alarm lights flashing, President Cyril Ramaphosa is under increased political pressure from... 

Cope suspends Joburg councillor Colleen Makhubele for voting to oust speaker

20th September 2022 City of Johannesburg chair of chairs Colleen Makhubele has been suspended after voting in a motion of no confidence in speaker Vasco da Gama last... 

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