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26 May 2016
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'Insufficient' police for hotspots ahead of elections
ELECTIONS
Not enough police have been deployed to hotspots around the country ahead of the local government elections, Parliament heard on Tuesday. Briefing the police committee in Parliament, Lieutenant...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
ANC doesn't need to buy votes with food parcels – Ramaphosa
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) does not need to buy votes with food parcels, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Wednesday. The ruling party had enough capacity to convince people to vote...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
EFF and ANC in verbal spat ahead of Malema’s Richards Bay visit
POLITICS
A war of words has erupted ahead of a planned visit this coming weekend to Esikhawini near Richards Bay by Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema. The African National Congress (ANC)...
 
 
Slim chance of success in NPA's decision to appeal – Pikoli
POLITICS
Former head of the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) Vusi Pikoli believes the chances of success are slim in the NPA's decision to appeal a court ruling that corruption charges against President...
 
 
Pikoli laughs off Public Protector role suggestions
POLITICS
The former head of the National Prosecuting Authority laughed off suggestions that he be considered for the role of Public Protector once Thuli Madonsela's term ends in October. "That's a naughty...
 
 
Eskom to waive Soweto users’ debt, on condition
ELECTRICITY
Eskom will waive Soweto residents’ debt repayments as an incentive to convert to prepaid meters, it was revealed  in a written reply in Parliament by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) on...
 
 
DA urges IDC to give Guptas 'a wide berth'
FINANCE
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) should “follow the lead of the commercial banks and give the president’s pals (the Guptas) a wide berth in future”, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said on...
 
 
IEC sets the ball rolling towards municipal elections
ELECTIONS
Political parties and independent candidates contesting the August 3 local government elections have until next week to submit lists of candidates nominated for wards and district councils to the...
 
 
Malawi says 8 million people need food relief due to drought
DROUGHT
More than 8-million people in Malawi need food aid as a result of a drought that has decimated crops, the minister of agriculture said on Wednesday. "The results of this rapid assessment showed...
 
 
Mugabe supporters rally in Zimbabwe amid tensions over succession
POLITICS
Tens of thousands of Robert Mugabe supporters marched in Zimbabwe's capital on Wednesday in a show of unity as divisions are widening within the president's party over who might succeed him....
 
 
Sapsu condemns corruption in government
CORRUPTION
The national office bearers of the South African Public Service Union (Sapsu) held a media briefing on Wednesday in Johannesburg to express their dissatisfaction with recent developments in South...
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New acid mine water process has huge agri potential in arid areas
ACID MINE DRAINAGE
The newly developed process that yields handsome profits by converting acid mine water into valuable fertiliser materials, also has the potential to process South Africa’s large volumes of...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
African approach to forthcoming AIDS conference to be coordinated
AIDS
African Ministers of Health meeting ahead of the World Health Assembly have agreed on a Common African Position (CAP) to the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS that...
 
 
Human rights monitors deployed to Burundi
HUMAN RIGHTS
The United Nations (UN) Independent Investigation in Burundi, which was set up to investigate human rights violations in the country since April 2015, has said it has completed the deployment of a...
 
 
KwaZulu-Natal legislature to elect new premier
POLITICS
Willies Mchunu was set to be elected premier of KwaZulu-Natal by the KwaZulu-Natal legislature on Wednesday. Mchunu, who previously held the position of MEC for Transport, Community Safety and...
 
 
 
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