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JOHANNESBURG, April 12 - President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed eight new board members to fill the vacancies on the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with immediate effect. In a statement on Friday morning the Presidency said the new members of the board will serve the unexpired term of office of the members who resigned from the SABC...
PRETORIA, 11 April - Protesters barricaded roads and burned tires in Soshanguve, Hamanskraal, Mapobane and Ga-Rankuwa townships as part of the "TshwaneTotalShutdown". Notices circulated on social media throughout the morning headlined, Save Tshwane #TotalShutdown, listing a wide range of reasons that included poor service delivery for the protests. Other reasons mentioned were "unfair" municipal billing system, arbitrary taxi fines and the...
Solly Makganoto JOHANNESBURG- The Congress of South African students in Gauteng (COSAS) has on Wednesday said that it welcomes the action taken by the ANCYL in Free State of standing up against 'media propaganda and fake news'. This comes after the ANCYL in the Free State said that it will be hosting 'a warm evening' by burning Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s book titled...
RUSTENBURG, April 10 - Rustenburg Executive Mayor Mpho Khunou this week refuted any suggestions that his municipality was "bankrupt", saying instead that a recent evaluation of its affairs by Absa bank found its finances were healthy enough to offer it an overdraft of R50 million. "Absa ... made a presentation to the full council in the last ordinary sitting of...
PIETERMARITZBURG, 9 April - KwaZulu-Natal Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nomusa Dube-Ncube has dismissed suggestions that political considerations had resulted in what many regards as a  slow reaction in dealing with problems at Msunduzi Municipality. She was briefing the media on Tuesday following a behind the scenes meeting with councillors at a special sitting where it was announced that the...
JOHANNESBURG, April 9 - The African National Congress (ANC) on Tuesday condemned the looting of shops in the central business district during a Congress of South African Students (Cosas) protest march to the ruling party's headquarters, Luthuli House. Thousands of schoolchildren marched through the city to the ANC headquarters where they handed in a memorandum demanding - among other things - the...
PORT ELIZABETH, April 9 - Front offices for the Department of Home Affairs in all provinces are up and running, the department said on Monday after interruptions because of a systems upgrade introduced on 29 March. "Due to the magnitude of work to be done and new software that had to be transmitted to the offices, several technical errors were...
JOHANNESBURG, April 9 - Only one objection against a Pan African Congress candidate was upheld by the IEC, while the rest of the objections they did not meet the constitutional and statutory criteria, the commission said on Tuesday. IEC chief electoral officer Mosotho Moepya said PAC candidate Seropane Alton Senyane Mphethi was sentenced on 7 June 2016 to 18 months...
JOHANNESBURG, April 9 - The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) on Tuesday condemned Sibanye-Stillwater (Sibanye), saying that the verification process that gave the miner the right to declare the union's ongoing strike unprotected was "flawed". On Monday, Sibanye said it had completed an independent exercise into union membership verification at its South African gold operations. Sibanye said the process showed...
PORT ELIZABETH, April 2 - African National Congress (ANC) councillor in Nelson Mandela Bay, Andile Lungisa's leave to appeal his conviction and two year sentence has been dismissed by the Grahamstown High Court. National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) regional spokesman, Tsepo Ndwalaza, on Tuesday confirmed that leave to appeal Lungisa's conviction of assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and...

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