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JOHANNESBURG, October 31 - The Equality Court on Thursday dismissed with costs a hate speech application brought by public enterprise minister Pravin Gordhan against Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema who referred to him as a “dog of white capital”. Malema took aim at Gordhan last November, accusing him of removing black officials from state-owned enterprises. Gordhan had wanted Malema to donate R150,000...
JOHANNESBURG, October 29 - South Africa's unemployment rate edged up to 29.1 percent of the labour force in the third quarter of the year, the highest in more than 11 years, from 29 percent in the second quarter, the statistics agency said on Tuesday. This is the highest unemployment rate since Statistics South Africa started measuring unemployment using a quarterly labour...
JOHANNESBURG, October 25 - President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Saturday launch the Hillside View integrated housing project in Bloemfontein, which was initiated in 2016 as part of the government’s commitment to providing decent accommodation in Mangaung, his office said on Friday. The development consists of 50 homes for military veterans, 18 land restitution units, 532 new houses under the 'breaking new...
Staff Reporter JOHANNESBURG- The African National Congress (ANC) has on Wednesday, rejected the content of the Daily Maverick article with the contempt it deserves. This comes after the Daily Maverick ran an article under the headline: “Ace Magashule: Let justice be done, though the heavens may fall”. "The African National Congress has noted the ongoing media-orchestrated vilification campaign against its Secretary-General, Comrade Ace Magashule. We reject the...
Cape Town - The ANC in the Western Cape is calling for an end to a "disinformation campaign" against the head of Sekunjalo Investments, Dr Iqbal Survé. Several reports speculated that Sekunjalo Holdings will be liquidated following the raid by Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) at Sekunjalo’s Cape Town offices earlier this month. In a statement released on Monday, the ANC in...
Durban - The Congress of South African Students (Cosas) and Black First Land First (BLF) have slammed the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) over its early October raids of Sekunjalo offices in Cape Town, saying the move smacked of hypocrisy. In different statements issued over the weekend, the student organisation and the pro-black party said that some companies had been...
DURBAN, October 8 – The Pietermaritzburg High Court on Tuesday granted an urgent interim interdict declaring that state power supplier Eskom should not cut power supply to Newcastle Municipality as it would be “catastrophic”. The municipality and the KwaZulu-Natal department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs (Cogta) brought the urgent application to interdict Eskom from disconnecting the power. The municipality owes...
RUSTENBURG, October 1 - Despite of an objection from one of its councillors, the Rustenburg municipality in North West on Tuesday said it was confident the process of allocating land for a multi-billion rand shopping mall was legitmate. "The municipality is confident that the process that led to the allocation of the said land is above board and will further...
By: Independent Media Independent Media on this Heritage Day acknowledges the role Africans played in South Africa’s liberation as a reminder of how the country’s "heritage" was achieved. The spirit of Independent's Heritage Day campaign this year is captured in the words: “Heritage Day is not only for every South African, but every African who made it possible”. The campaign is a...
CAPE TOWN, September 18 - The deployment of the Rail Enforcement Unit (REU) that prioritises the safety and security of Metrorail commuters and infrastructure in Cape Town has been extended for another year. On Wednesday morning, Western Cape Transport and Public Works MEC, Bonginkosi Madikizela, Passenger Rail Service of South Africa (Prasa) acting group chief executive, Nkosinathi Sishi and the...


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