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Public Protector to probe delay in Moloto Rail Corridor development

15th October 2020 The Public Protector is to probe delays in the implementation of the Moloto Rail Corridor development after a group of concerned residents, fed up... 

Ramaphosa has allowed the state to be humiliated - Malema defends EFF intent to protest in Senekel

15th October 2020 Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema has accused President Cyril Ramaphosa and Police Minister Bheki Cele of allowing the government to... 

Gender-based violence: We need one another, we are joined by the hip, govt tells CSOs

15th October 2020 The director-general at the Department of Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities, advocate Mikateko Joyce Maluleke, has told civil society... 


Steenhuisen warns DA against 'Facebook politicians'

15th October 2020 Beware the "Facebook politicians" who criticised the party in public, Democratic Alliance (DA) interim leader and candidate for the party's... 

Ace Magashule calls on government to assist and support military veterans

15th October 2020 African National Congress (ANC) secretary-general Ace Magashule has called on all spheres of government to address the socio-economic welfare of... 

Latest Covid-19 numbers: 18 151 deaths, 696 414 cases and a 90% recovery rate

15th October 2020 South Africa recorded 123 more Covid-19 related deaths by Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 18 151. The fatalities have been reported in the... 

Mkhize wants powers to restrict citizens' behaviour and movements beyond a state of disaster

15th October 2020 Health Minister Zweli Mkhize wants powers to restrict South Africans even when there isn't a national state of disaster in effect. In a hastily... 

Dlamini-Zuma extends national state of disaster by 30 days

14th October 2020 The national state of disaster declared due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be extended by another month to avoid a second wave of infections,... 

Sasco to march on Union Buildings to demand revamping of TVET colleges

14th October 2020 The South African Students Congress is threatening to shut down the country if their demands are not met by President Cyril Ramaphosa. The student... 

Latest Covid-19 numbers: 18 028 deaths, 694 537 cases and a 90% recovery rate

14th October 2020 South Africa recorded 165 more Covid-19-related deaths by Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 18 028. The fatalities have been reported in the... 

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