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27 September 2016
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SABC reappoints Hlaudi Motsoeng as Group Exec of Corporate Affairs
POLITICS
The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on Tuesday announced that its embattled former chief operations officer (COO), Hlaudi Motsoeneng, would be reverting back to his old position as...
Updated 6 minutes ago
 
 
One arrest in protests that close Durban University of Technology
STUDENT PROTESTS
Police arrested at least one student during protests at the Durban University of Technology on Tuesday. Students and police clashed outside the institution’s ML Sultan Campus in Durban.
Updated 27 minutes ago
 
 
Wits University fails to meet students for memorandum handover
STUDENT PROTESTS
Protesting University of Witwatersrand (Wits) students on Tuesday failed to hand over a memorandum of demands to Vice-Chancellor Professor Adam Habib because management was in a meeting. “Friday...
Updated 30 minutes ago
 
 
MDC-T puts weight behind bond notes legal challenges
ECONOMY
The Movement for Democratic Change party led by former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (MDC-T) on Tuesday put its weight behind political parties and other individuals who are challenging the...
Updated 1 hour 31 minutes ago
 
 
SABC to announce ‘major decisions’ on Tuesday
SABC
Amid uncertainty over the fate of Hlaudi Motsoeneng, the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) called an urgent media briefing on Tuesday to announce “major decisions”. The SABC said acting...
Updated 1 hour 36 minutes ago
 
 
Chaos in Pretoria as protesting students storm Nzimande offices
STUDENT PROTESTS
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande had barely concluded a joint media briefing with the national Board of Convocations and Alumni when several protesting students stormed into...
Updated 1 hour 39 minutes ago
 
 
Islamist rebel gets nine years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction
PRISON SENTENCE
War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison, in the first such case to focus on destruction...
Updated 1 hour 46 minutes ago
 
 
ANC accuses Msimanga of cadre deployment
POLITICS
The ANC accused Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga of cadre deployment and corruption, during a council meeting on Tuesday morning. At the heart of the debate were the appointments of councillor Gert...
Updated 2 hours 54 minutes ago
 
 
Nzimande calls for probe into death of Wits employee
UNIVERSITY PROTESTS
Higher Education and Training Minister Blade Nzimande has called for an investigation following the death of a University of the Witwatersrand cleaner during the ongoing student protests. The...
Updated 2 hours 55 minutes ago
 
 
 
 
Gordhan insisted Gigaba’s staff fly economy
POLITICS
National Treasury turned down a request from Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba for staff travelling with him to fly business class, according to a response to parliamentary question. Finance...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Ali Bongo to be sworn in as president of Gabon
POLITICS
Ali Bongo is set to be sworn in as Gabon's president for a second seven-year term, his office has announced, three days after his election victory was controversially validated by the...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Dramatic fall in trade growth should be ‘wake-up call’
TRADE
World trade will expand by only 1.7% in 2017, the slowest pace since the financial crisis of 2009, a new World Trade Organisation (WTO) report warns. The WTO has also lowered its trade-growth...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Tension at Wits University over a memorandum handover
EDUCATION
Tension remained high at the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) main campus on Tuesday as protesting students prepared to hand over a memorandum of demands to Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adam Habib....
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
DA demands meeting of JSCI on Fraser’s appointment
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance (DA) is demanding a meeting of Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Intelligence (JSCI) to mull the appointment of Arthur Fraser as director-general of intelligence,...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Buhari's govt is corrupt, can't be trusted, militants claim
POLITICS
Nigeria's militant group, the Niger Delta Greenland Justice Mandate (NDGJM), has reportedly accused President Muhammadu Buhari of corruption, saying that his administration "cannot be trusted"....
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
 
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