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Consultative status not synonymous with 'official registration' – UN in response to AfriForum

9th October 2020 The United Nations in South Africa has said the granting of consultative status is not synonymous with "official registration" of any kind.... 

State capture inquiry: Summons to be issued for Zuma to appear in November

9th October 2020 State capture inquiry chairperson Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has granted an order authorising the issuing of a summons compelling former... 

Limpopo company director arrested for allegedly pocketing R3.2 million in Covid-19 relief funds

9th October 2020 The Hawks have arrested a Limpopo company director for allegedly defrauding the Unemployment Insurance Fund of R3.2-million in Covid-19 relief... 


I never said farmers shouldn't complain if they get hurt - Bheki Cele

9th October 2020 Police Minister Bheki Cele again denied that he said farmers should not complain if they get hurt. Cele strongly denied that he had "chosen sides"... 

De Ruyter: Benefits of Eskom maintenance to be felt by April 2021, but power cuts won't be over

9th October 2020 The effects of Eskom's maintenance programme - which is expected to ease the risk of load-shedding- would be felt by April next year as the power... 

Jacob Zuma foundation slams Zondo commission's plan to issue summonses to former president

8th October 2020 "The Zondo commission on state capture is nothing but a bastardisation of legal processes to achieve political ends for those who pull the strings... 

SIU application to freeze Beitbridge border contractors' bank accounts postponed

8th October 2020 Lawyers for the Special Investigating Unit and two construction companies, irregularly appointed to build a fence at Beitbridge border, were locked... 

VBS fraud case: More charges and accused to be added, prosecution says

8th October 2020 The case of seven men accused of stealing billions in one of the country's most widely publicised looting scandals, has been postponed to next... 

Latest Covid-19 numbers: 17 248 deaths, 685 155 cases and a 90% recovery rate

8th October 2020 South Africa has recorded 145 more Covid-19-related deaths since Monday, bringing the death toll to 17 248. The fatalities have been reported in... 

Corruption and economic recovery take centre stage at Cabinet lekgotla

7th October 2020 Economic recovery and corruption are expected to take centre stage at the biannual two-day Cabinet lekgotla that's currently under way. Speaking to... 

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