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27 February 2017
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27 Feb 2017
 
 
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 39 minutes 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 41 minutes 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...
Updated 1 hour 18 minutes ago
 
 
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...
Updated 2 hours 25 minutes ago
 
 
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...
Updated 2 hours 51 minutes ago
 
 
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...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
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...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
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...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Calls for Gordhan to be fired factional – SACP
POLITICS
The South African Communist Party (SACP) says calls for Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan to be fired are "factional palace politics". “We do not like this thing, as ministers, of being shouted at...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
Deputy finance minister named in police probe – newspaper
POLITICS
Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is being investigated by the Hawks elite police unit as part of a probe into allegations of corruption at state-owned South African Airways (SAA), the City...
Updated 5 hours ago
 
 
24 Feb 2017
 
No place for xenophobia in Johannesburg – Mashaba
XENOPHOBIA
Peace-loving South Africans need to reject groups trying to blame immigrants for crime and unemployment, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba said on Friday. “There is no place for xenophobia in...
 
 
South Africans fed up with crime, not xenophobic – Zuma
POLITICS
President Jacob Zuma says the march against immigrants in Pretoria on Friday is evidence that citizens are fed up with crime. Speaking after the launch of Operation Phakisa, which is aimed at...
 
 
DA lays charges against government over Al-Bashir
HUMAN RIGHTS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane laid charges against the ministers of home affairs and international relations in Cape Town on Friday for letting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir...
 
 
Monyane asks Zuma to intervene in finance minister dispute
POLITICS
South African Revenue Service (Sars) Commissioner Tom Moyane on Friday disputed Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s assertion that there was a tax collection shortfall of over R30-billion which had...
 
 
Blame govt, not immigrants, for lack of jobs – Maimane
POLITICS
Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane has said that South Africans should blame the government for lack of jobs, and not other Africans living in the country. "As a South African, a proud...
 
 
 
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