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Tito Mboweni asks for more time for Treasury report after missing first deadline

22nd January 2021 Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni wrote to the Speaker of Parliament Thandi Modise asking that the legislature grant National Treasury an extension... 

Thales' challenge to racketeering charge it faces with Zuma dismissed - paving way for trial to start

22nd January 2021 The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg has dismissed with costs French arms company Thales' bid to challenge the racketeering charge it... 

Covid-19: Another 11 381 new cases as SA's total closes in on 1.4m

22nd January 2021 South Africa recorded 11 381 new Covid-19 infections on Thursday, and the total number of cases now stands at 1 380 807. Health Minister Zweli... 


Covid-19: DA wants ad hoc committee to oversee Mabuza's vaccine rollout team

22nd January 2021 The Democratic Alliance wants an ad hoc committee to oversee Deputy President David Mabuza's inter-ministerial committee which will spearhead the... 

Parliament unites in praise of Jackson Mthembu

22nd January 2021 The death of Minister in the Presidency, Jackson Mthembu, shocked and saddened MPs from both sides of the House. Mthembu, chief whip of the African... 

Mashaba launches campaign opposing tax hike to fund Covid-19 vaccines

21st January 2021 ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba has launched a public campaign to oppose a possible tax hike. This comes after National Treasury Director-General... 

Covid-19: SA nears the 40 000 death mark as fatalities rise by 566

21st January 2021 South Africa is edging toward 40 000 confirmed Covid-19-related deaths as 566 new deaths were recorded by Wednesday, bringing the death toll to 38... 

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to make first court appearance, facing perjury charges

21st January 2021 The Public Protector, advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane, is expected to make her first appearance in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Thursday. She is... 

WHO plans slew of Covid-19 vaccine approvals for global rollout

21st January 2021 The World Health Organization (WHO) plans to approve several Covid-19 vaccines from western and Chinese manufacturers in coming weeks and months,... 

Biden signs orders to end ‘Muslim ban’, rejoin Paris climate deal

21st January 2021 United States President Joe Biden has signed a string of executive orders, memorandums and directives that will reverse some of his predecessor... 

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