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Why Eskom plunged SA into stage 3 load-shedding

15th April 2015 Deferred generator maintenance has caused an overload of unplanned repairs, resulting in a week of darkness for South Africa. On Tuesday, unplanned... 

Police battle as xenophobic violence boils over in Durban

14th April 2015 Wide-scale looting erupted across Durban’s townships on Monday night as tensions fuelled by anti-foreigner rhetoric boiled over. Several people... 

Irreparable damage done to Cosatu – Mantashe

13th April 2015 Irreparable damage has been done to the Cosatu, ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said. "I'm not sure if we can fix it," he told News24. 


You cannot take a hammer to history – Mantashe

13th April 2015 The country's history could not be destroyed and attempts to do so would polarise society, African National Congress secretary general Gwede... 

Zille's announcement met with shock, surprise

13th April 2015 Many of the Democratic Alliance's (DA's) federal executive members heard the news that party leader Helen Zille was bowing out for the first time... 

DA extends nomination deadline by 4 days after Zille announcement

13th April 2015 The Democratic Alliance (DA) has extended the nomination deadline for top leadership positions by four days amid the surprise decision by national... 

Fewer and fewer motorists pay e-tolls – Outa

10th April 2015 The South African National Roads Agency's (Sanral's) inability to enforce the e-toll policy in Gauteng and growing public anger and civil... 

SAA CEO labour court matter struck off the roll

10th April 2015 Suspended SAA CEO Monwabisi Kalawe's bid to stop his disciplinary hearing has been struck off the roll of the Johannesburg  Labour Court, a court... 

Let's not destroy statues, says Bizos

10th April 2015 Museums are anxiously waiting to take in statues of those people that have played a role in the history of our country, let’s not destroy them,... 

Help us grow SA, Ramaphosa tells entrepreneurs

10th April 2015 Entrepreneurs, think not only about what you would like to achieve for yourself, but also what you would like to achieve for our nation. That is... 

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