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31 July 2016
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Huge petrol price relief
The pump price for a litre of petrol will be 99c a litre cheaper for all grades from next Wednesday, while the price of diesel 0.05% sulphur and diesel 0.005% sulphur will decrease by 74c and 73c a...
IEC ballot boxes stolen in Soweto
Ballot boxes containing Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) ballot boxes for next week’s local government elections were stolen from a delivery vehicle in Diepkloof, Soweto, the commission...
Joemat-Pettersson backs renewables; promises coal, expedited renewable-energy IPP decision soon
With government preparing to announce its long-awaited decision on the expedited round of  the Renewable-Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP) and the Coal Baseload...
DA edging ahead of ANC in Johannesburg – poll
The race for the City of Johannesburg is on with a poll this week indicating that the Democratic Alliance (DA) has edged ahead of the African National Congress (ANC). The poll, commissioned by eNCA...
Petrol could fall by R1/litre – AA
Motorists could see a drop in the petrol price by up to R1 a litre in August as the rand continues its robust run against dollar, according to the Automobile Association (AA). The organisation...
Zuma grants more time to higher education inquiry
President Jacob Zuma has extended the deadline by which a commission of inquiry into the burning issue of higher education funding should complete its work. The commission, announced by Zuma in...
Kunene's painting crude and offensive, but we won't take legal action – DA
Despite finding businessman Kenny Kunene’s controversial painting of its leaders offensive, the Democratic Alliance (DA) would uphold freedom of speech and not take legal action, its spokesperson...
DA tells Zuma to pay back the Nkandla money out of his own pocket
With days to go to the local government elections, the Democratic Alliance (DA) on Friday challenged President Jacob Zuma to make a public commitment that he would reimburse the state R7.8-million...
Don't vote for powerless small parties – Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday warned a group of North West residents not to vote for small parties that "can’t do anything" with their votes. "There are many people who are going around asking...
Malema – EFF can 'shake' 104-year-old ANC
Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema feels his party has already garnered enough support to “shake” the African National Congress (ANC). People should not continue their "abusive...
Home affairs will provide temporary IDs for disaster-hit voters – Gigaba
Home affairs will issue temporary identity certificates for free to those who lost their documents during recent severe weather around the country, Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Thursday. Many...
I know who Mbeki will vote for – Zuma
President Jacob Zuma says he knows who former president Thabo Mbeki will vote for, even if he refuses to campaign for the African National Congress (ANC). Zuma has for the first time spoken out...
We will win Nelson Mandela Bay outright – ANC
The African National Congress (ANC) in the Eastern Cape is so certain of the support it has in Nelson Mandela Bay that secretary Oscar Mabuyane believes they will win outright. They would not have...
ANC can't fund education but spends R1bn on campaign – Malema
The African National Congress (ANC) failed to deliver free education due to a lack of money, but had R1-billion to spend on its election campaign, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius...
A slaughterhouse has been opened – Ramaphosa on political killings
African National Congress (ANC) deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has blamed people determined to sink South Africa's democracy for recent political killings. "We can't have our democracy derailed...
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