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2 July 2016
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Suspended SABC journalists march to Constitutional Court
Four South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) journalists who had raised concerns over censorship and coverage rules at the public broadcaster, on Friday handed a memorandum of grievances to...
ANC suspends N2 protest 'instigator'
The Western Cape African National Congress (ANC) on Thursday suspended a member for allegedly instigating violent protests on the N2 which left two buses gutted. “The ANC has found the member to...
‘We will tackle unemployment’ – Masina
African National Congress (ANC) Ekurhuleni mayoral candidate Mzwandile Masina has promised to fast-track service delivery and tackle unemployment in the municipality. ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul...
Grayston Drive bridge collapse inquiry to resume
The on and off inquiry into the Grayston Drive pedestrian and cyclist bridge that collapsed and killed two people and injured 19 others last year is set to resume, the Department of Labour said on...
NPA mum on ‘spy tapes’ judgement
The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) on Friday remained mum on the way forward regarding the so-called ‘spy tapes’ case in which the high court denied it leave to appeal an earlier ruling to...
Limpopo ARV shortage not due to unrest
The Limpopo health department says the shortage of antiretroviral medicine in Vuwani clinics is related to a national supply problem rather than violence in the area. Since the start of demarcation...
Disciplinary hearings against SABC journos postponed
The disciplinary hearing of three South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) employees who were charged with leaking a letter they had written to chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has...
BHP fighting rollercoaster legal battle over Brazil dam collapse
Claims and appeals in Brazil's unpredictable legal environment are obscuring the potential size of BHP Billiton's burst-dam compensation payout, which is oscillating between a hoped-for...
Four ministers resign from Libya's UN-backed government
Four ministers in Libya's UN-backed government resigned on Friday in a setback for its efforts to extend its influence and unify rival factions. The presidential council, the leadership body of the...
Health officials race to prevent Congo yellow fever disaster
It is the stuff of a disaster movie: an outbreak of yellow fever in Congo's capital city, full of unvaccinated people mostly huddled together in slums with too few drains and the kind of sticky,...
Scores join censorship protest at the SABC
About 100 media workers, members of civil organisations and the public had gathered along Henley Road outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) to picket as six of the public...
Journalists show united front at Cape Town SABC protest
Motorists driving past the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) office in Sea Point hooted in support for around 100 picketing journalists shouting "Hlaudi must go!" Dressed mostly in...
The Constitution still matters – former chief justice
The Constitution has to address people’s concerns to stay relevant, former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo said on Thursday. “For a Constitution to have a meaningful place in the heart, it must...
UN peacekeeping mission leaves Liberia after 13 years
A UN peacekeeping mission that was sent to Liberia in 2003 to restore order after two brutal civil wars withdrew on Thursday, beginning a new phase of self-reliance for the impoverished West...
Black Friday protesters head for the SABC
The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) has urged all journalists to wear black and support the Black Friday protest against the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), which has...
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