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25 July 2016
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World heading for shortage of physical gold – DRDGold
Confidence in the world order and the ability of governments to manipulate the value of fiat currency is seen to be diminishing, as is confidence in governments as credible sources of capital. What...
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22 Jul 2016
Labour Court no place to hear SABC case, court hears
The Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) was the correct platform to hear the case of the dismissed South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists, and not the...
SABC court case is about suppression of dissent at broadcaster, court hears
The court application brought by dismissed South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists showed the amount of suppression faced by those who question decisions at the public...
IEC wants Vuwani to be secure for elections
The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) in Limpopo expects security to be beefed up ahead of the August 3 local government elections in Vuwani. “We are preparing for elections and everything...
Drought-hit SADC to launch US$2.7 billion appeal for emergency food aid
Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) chairperson and Botswana President Seretse Khama Ian Khama will early next week declare the 2015/2016 regional drought a state of disaster and appeal...
There have to be consequences for list bungles – Kodwa
There had to be consequences for the candidate list bungles in Nelson Mandela Bay, African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson Zizi Kodwa has said. Speaking about the candidate list issues, which...
NFP won't go down without a fight – chairperson
The National Freedom Party (NFP) will not go down without a fight, the party’s acting national chairperson, Bheki Gumbi, said on Friday. The party said it would fight its disqualification from the...
Zimbabwe war veterans turn on "dictator" Mugabe, exposing rifts
Zimbabwean war veterans turned on their long-time ally President Robert Mugabe, describing him as a dictator in a jolting rebuke underlining political manoeuvring over his succession and mounting...
Twin peaks bill makes way back to parliament
National Treasury released two new documents on Thursday which form part of government’s financial sector regulation programme. The Financial Sector Regulation Bill (also called Twin Peaks) will...
UK embassy rejects Zim journo's 'fabricated' assault claim
Britain's ambassador to Zimbabwe intends seeking legal advice after the main government daily published a "completely fabricated" story about embassy aides assaulting a freelance journalist. "If...
I educated myself, Zuma tells pupils
President Jacob Zuma has told a group of Tembisa primary school pupils about the importance of education, and how he had to educate himself. "I never went to school, but I educated myself. I'm...
Vuyo Mvoko to also fight SABC in court
One of the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) 8, Vuyo Mvoko, will be approaching the High Court to put him back on the air after the broadcaster terminated its contract with him. Mvoko...
Zuma: 'If I was a dictator...'
If President Jacob Zuma could be a dictator, he would make education "more than compulsory". "If you just give me six months to be a dictator, things will be straight," Zuma told pupils and parents...
South Sudan's president asks vice president to return to capital
South Sudan's president wants his vice president to return to the capital to try to salvage a peace agreement that was jeopardised by fighting earlier this month between forces loyal to the two...
Ghana parliament rejects change to election date
Ghana's parliament failed on Thursday to secure the two-thirds majority needed to change the presidential election date from December 7 to November 7, sources in parliament said. The Electoral...
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