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1 May 2017
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12 Dec 2016
DRAFT programme for the NUMSA 10th National Congress
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Please see attached the draft programme for Numsa’s 10th national Congress. The times are subject to change. For example Finance minister Pravin Gordhan is now expected to address delegates on...
01 Dec 2016
We are no longer garden boys of the DA - Sadtu
A meeting to discuss the "jobs for cash" report on Wednesday was marred by racial undertones after the Democratic Alliance (DA) called the report by the South African Council of Educators (Sace)...
30 Sep 2016
SA: Thandi Modise: Address by Chairperson of the National Council of Provinces, during the Council of the Federation of Russia, Moscow (28/09/2016)
We want to congratulate the great legions of the Russian people who in 1945 delivered the great victory against Nazism.
02 Sep 2016
GCIS: Inaccuracies in Business Day and Times Media reports
The Presidency has noted with concern the report on today's Business Day and the Times Media group online entitled "Cabinet to seek judicial inquiry into banks' moves against the Guptas”. The...
12 May 2016
Banking industry can do more to make loans to students a reality for most
In the years to come, when asked what the defining moments of 2015 were, the answer is likely to be Nenegate and #FeesMustFall. Student protests across the country succeeded in forcing the...
23 Apr 2015
Are road accidents the leading cause of deaths among SA children under five?
From May, the law requires South Africans to install car seats for babies and toddlers. The Times was wrong to claim recently that road crashes are the leading cause of all deaths among under-fives...
01 Feb 2015
DoE: Elijah Mhlanga on alleged hacking of website
The Department of Basic Education rejects in the strongest terms claims that its website has been hacked. These claims are both false and misleading. The department has not lost any data and all...
21 Jul 2014
JPSA: Statement by Justice Project South Africa, non-profit corruption prevention company, JMPD's traffic fines budget highlights skewed focus and psychopathic tendencies (21/07/2014)
Justice Project South Africa has noted with utter disgust a report in the Times Newspaper of Monday 21 July stating that the JMPD have failed to meet their revenue target for the third consecutive...
02 Jul 2014
EFF castigated for 'disgusting' behaviour
"Disgusting" was among the adjectives used by parties criticising the Economic Freedom Fighters' (EFF's) behaviour in the Gauteng legislature on Tuesday. The African National Congress (ANC) in...
09 May 2014
Reports exaggerate number of Zambian, SA women who binge drink
Media reports grossly exaggerate the percentage of South African and Zambian women who binge drink and The Times repeats an old, false claim that pregnant women drink to harm their unborn.
10 Mar 2014
Lost and Found in Johannesburg
When Mark Gevisser was a little boy, growing up in a apartheid South Africa, he was obsessed with maps, and with the Holmden’s Registry, Johannesburg’s Street Guide, in particular. He played a game...
DA: Statement by John Moodey, DA Gauteng Provincial Leader, states that the Public Protector must investigate ANC's abuse of EPWP workers (10/03/2014)
I will today write to the Public Protector to request an investigation into the abuse of Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) employees for party political purposes. The Times this morning...
27 Feb 2014
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by the President of South Africa, at the launch of Independent Newspapers and Media SA under new ownership, Cape Town (27/02/2014)
It is always a wonderful occasion when we meet to celebrate progress in our country! Tonight we have gathered to mark officially, the return of the largest media group to SouthAfrican ownership....
19 Feb 2014
Celebrating a murderous state
The South African Civil Society Information Service
The public discussion around the pageantry at the annual opening of Parliament often treats the event more like the Oscars than a serious attempt to take some measure of where we are. It is...
29 Jan 2014
SA: John Jeffery: Address by the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, at the Judicial Officers' Association of South Africa's (JOASA) 17th Annual General Meeting Gala Dinner, Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre, Benoni (28/01/2014)
A study by the CSVR in June 2000 entitled “Transformation of the Magistracy” stated that magistrates matter because the majority of South Africans come into contact with the legal system through...
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