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DURBAN, August 14 - Civil rights organisation AfriForum has demanded that the corrupt at state power utility Eskom be prosecuted and that former engineers immediately be brought back into the company. In a press statement released on Wednesday, AfriForum's strategic advisor for community affairs, Dr. Eugene Brink, said there was no time left for small talk and that the time...
DURBAN, February 14 - An African National Congress (ANC) member was shot to death in his home in the Pietermaritzburg area of KwaZulu-Natal, the province's party leadership confirmed on Wednesday. In a statement, ANC KZN spokesperson Nomagugu Simelane-Zulu said that Mhlengi Khumalo "is believed to have been shot dead at his kwaPata home" while watching television. The incident took place...
TSHWANE, February 12 – The Democratic Alliance’s Stevens Mokgalapa was on Tuesday elected new Mayor of Tshwane, after he was the only nominated member for the vacant post. The post was vacated by Solly Msimanga at the end of January. Only the DA nominated a candidate – with the African National Congress, through Councillor Aaron Maluleka, indicating that it was not...
NOTE TO EDITORS: ACCOMPANYING IMAGE CONTAINS OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE PARLIAMENT, January 12 - The words "Hands off our P**s" emblazoned on a t-shirt is rare if not unheard of sight in Parliament, but on Tuesday Lucinda Evans, a local community worker and women's rights activist, took it upon herself to send a message to MPs and police.   Evans, with her bold t-shirt...
JOHANNESBURG, February 12 - The Constitutional Court on Tuesday, dismissed former South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane’s application for leave to appeal his dismissal. "The Constitutional Court has considered this application for leave to appeal. It has concluded that the application should be dismissed as it bears no reasonable prospects of success," the court said. “The court has decided not...
JOHANNESBURG, February 10 - The South African National Editors Forum (Sanef) has condemned the blocking of journalists by Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams from covering the actions of protesters at an ANC elections manifesto launch in Mount Frere in the Eastern Cape. "Sanef has seen the video footage which was also broadcast on television stations showing the minister preventing the journalists...
CAPE TOWN, February 7 - President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday that the government was concerned about developments that have erupted on some campuses of tertiary institutions this week, especially reports of violence and intimidation. This comes amid a turbulent week at various universities across the country after students embarked on a protest demanding housing and that institutions register those with...
President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Thursday afternoon, Dr Iqbal Survé who is the executive chairperson of the Sekunjalo Investment Group, has urged the president to recognise that the custodians of transformation and empowerment in South Africa needed to be supported. SONA2019 sets the tone for the government’s work, which will aim to address the country’s challenges. According to Dr...
DURBAN, February 6 – Student Mlungisi Madonsela, who was shot and killed outside the Durban University of Technology’s Steve Biko campus on Tuesday, died “a painful but revolutionary death,” the Economic Freedom Fighters’ DUT student leader has said. EFF student command (EFFSC) and SRC leader at DUT, Sesiyande Godlimpi, told media on Wednesday that Madonsela was “a fighter who died...
JOHANNESBURG, February 6 - Seven people aged between 78 and 50 years old were arrested on Wednesday by the police's Directorate for Priority Investigations, known as the Hawks, on allegations of corruption, money laundering and fraud involving the prisons department and Bosasa, the unit said. "The sweeping high-profile arrests follows a marathon investigation wherein almost R1.6 Billion is said to have been...

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