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27 February 2017
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DA's Western Cape caucus chair resigns from legislature
POLITICS
The Democratic Alliance's (DA's) caucus chairperson in the Western Cape, Rodney Lentit, has resigned from his post in the Western Cape legislature. DA provincial spokesperson Anneke Scheepers...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
Price weakness stemmed from excess capital dole out – Glencore
DIVERSIFIED MINERS
The commodity price weakness from 2012 to 2015 was the result of an over-allocation of capital from 2006 to 2012, Glencore CEO Ivan Glasenberg told an American audience on Monday. In an address to...
Updated 3 hours ago
 
 
ANC congratulates Thabo Mbeki
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) on Monday, congratulated former President Thabo Mbeki on his inauguration as the Chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa). “We have no doubt that his...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Froneman shows Sibanye off in US as Stillwater deal advances
GOLD AND PLATINUM
Sibanye CEO Neal Froneman on Monday showed off the low-cost performance of this gold and platinum-mining company to a top-level audience in America at a time when the South African company’s...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
Never forget Africa’s role in SA liberation – Mbeki
POLITICS
New chancellor of the University of South Africa (Unisa), former president Thabo Mbeki on Monday condemned the recent anti-immigrant protest march, which was preceded by attacks on foreign...
Updated 4 hours ago
 
 
At 93rd birthday bash, Robert Mugabe says he won't quit
POLITICS
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has marked his 93rd birthday with lavish celebrations, addressing his own mortality in a speech, but showing no signs of quitting politics. Thousands of...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
New Gambia government says committed to "one China" policy
POLITICS
Gambia's new government has endorsed the "one China" policy and said it would not establish any official relations or contacts with Taiwan, continuing a policy adopted in March 2016 by the...
Updated 6 hours ago
 
 
Low growth, inequality behind xenophobia – Mashaba
POLITICS
An inability to bring about economic growth and decrease inequality are to blame for xenophobic violence, Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba said on Monday. He understood the frustration of South...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Maine 'reckless' for calling Gordhan an 'impimpi' – ANC
POLITICS
The African National Congress (ANC) has distanced itself from comments by Youth League president Collen Maine, who over the weekend reportedly called Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan an "impimpi"...
Updated 7 hours ago
 
 
Police not investigating deputy finance minister Jonas
POLITICS
South Africa's Hawks elite police unit said on Monday it is not investigating Deputy Minister Mcebisi Jonas, but only making enquiries at this stage over allegations that he was part of a probe...
 
 
Mokonyane lifts Gauteng water restrictions
WATER
The Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane on Monday announced the lifting of water restrictions in Gauteng with immediate effect. She made the announcement following the sharp rise in...
 
 
Zimbabweans in SA say 'xenophobic attacks are political', engage ANC
XENOPHOBIA
Zimbabweans living in South Africa have reportedly engaged the African National Congress (ANC) to intervene, following recent "xenophobic attacks" in Pretoria and Johannesburg. On Friday protesters...
 
 
Cost to Sona not R11m – Parliament
POLITICS
The true cost of the State of the Nation Address (Sona) amounted to R4-million, not the R11-million the Democratic Alliance (DA) alleged, Parliament said on Sunday. Earlier in the day, the DA's...
 
 
Police should focus on communities, not ANC factional battles - SACP
SECURITY
The South African Police Services (Saps) should support community activism against real criminals instead of focusing on African National Congress (ANC) factional battles, the South African...
 
 
Zuma urges new leadership at ANCYL KZN to 'lead by example'
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma paid a surprise visit to the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) KZN provincial congress on Saturday. The three-day congress, which was held at Olive Convention...
 
 
 
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