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Ramaphosa to face the music on why he approved Zimbabwe trip

27th October 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to explain to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) the circumstances which led to him approving Defence and... 

WHO urges world ‘don’t give up’ as COVID-19 pandemic resurges

27th October 2020 The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging people around the world not to give up in the fight against the coronavirus as cases surge once... 

DA concludes its first internal virtual debate ahead of leadership congress

27th October 2020 With just five days before the Democratic Alliance (DA) elects a new leader, supporters of interim leader John Steenhuisen and Mbali Ntuli claimed... 


Covid-19 ultimatum: 'Change your behaviour or we go back to a hard lockdown' - KZN premier

26th October 2020 South Africa has 714 246 confirmed Covid-19 cases as of 24 October. Concerns have been raised by various government officials as people are... 

Hawks arrest JB Marks mayor and director for fraud and theft involving R5m

23rd October 2020 The Hawks have arrested more senior government officials who are allegedly linked to fraudulent activities. In the North West on Friday, the... 

Covid-19: Most SA universities aim to complete academic year in 2021, education committee hears

23rd October 2020 Only 10 of South Africa's 26 universities are aiming to complete the academic year before the end of the 2020 calendar year. Four of the 26... 

Two allegedly linked to R1.2bn corruption at Gauteng health dept out of the country

23rd October 2020 Two businessmen allegedly linked to R1.2-billion tender corruption at the Gauteng health department in 2007 could not be arrested as they are out... 

Ramaphosa passes the Civil Union Amendment Bill into law

23rd October 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa has passed into law the Civil Union Amendment Bill, which prevents marriage officers from refusing to conduct same-sex... 

Covid-19 corruption: Investigations 'are being dealt with quietly', deputy president tells Parliament

23rd October 2020 Deputy President David Mabuza says investigations regarding several high-ranking officials, including government ministers, are being conducted... 

Cabinet says no one is 'above the law' as Covid-19 fund looters are arrested

22nd October 2020 The recent arrests of those allegedly involved in corruption and the looting of Covid-19 social relief funds are a testament that no one is above... 

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