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July 25, 2017

SA-US team up to train SA peacekeepers in ambush tactics

Bedevilled by ambush tactics from terrorist groups in UN peacekeeping operations around the world, the US military and South African National Defence Force have launched a joint field training exercise to prepare their forces.
July 25, 2017

Vote with your conscience, civil society urges MPs in motion against Zuma

Civil society organisations have entered the fray ahead of the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma scheduled for August 8.
July 25, 2017

Timol had injuries inflicted on him before the fall – trauma specialist

Two significant testimonies were given at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria today as day two of the second sitting into the reopening of the inquest into the death of apartheid activist Ahmed Timol kicked off today.
July 25, 2017

ANC-led municipality is ‘stalling probe’ into R3.8bn irregular expenses

The OR Tambo District Municipality has been accused of sitting on an investigation into R3.8 billion in unauthorised, irregular, fruitless and wasteful expenditure during the 2014-2015 financial year for seven months.
July 24, 2017

Publisher withdraws book on Madiba after outcry

The publisher of the controversial book Mandela’s Last Years has decided to “immediately withdraw” it from the trade.
July 24, 2017

Crushed testicles, fake signatures, mail cops: Apartheid cop at Timol inquest

Forging signatures and playing “dirty tricks” with the full knowledge of the government is what Paul Erasmus took part in when he served as a field worker as part of the apartheid security branch, in which he served for 17 years.
July 24, 2017

I don’t own property abroad, nor am I looking – Zuma on Dubai

President Jacob Zuma does not own any property outside South Africa and has not requested anybody to buy property for him abroad, including Dubai.
July 23, 2017

A call for inquest into Chief Albert Luthuli’s death

An emotional Dr Albertina Luthuli, daughter of the late Chief Albert Luthuli, has called for an inquest to investigate her father’s death. Speaking in Groutville, north of Durban, on Friday at the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the passing
July 23, 2017

High noon at ANC race

This week’s lekgotla is set be overshadowed by bitter factional battles as support for rival presidential candidates reaches boiling point.
July 23, 2017

Amnesty for Zuma mooted ‘as a way to unify ANC’

A full disclosure may shield President Jacob Zuma from jail time, with some within the ANC saying amnesty could be the much-needed tool to unify the factionalised party.
July 23, 2017

Eskom ‘bought’ coal mine for the Guptas

Investment company Pembani would have bought Optimum coal mine, but the acquisition was allegedly blocked by former Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe.
July 23, 2017

Eskom employees get fat bonuses despite loss

Although Eskom incurred massive losses in its last financial year, it still managed to pay each employee an average bonus of R88 000.
July 23, 2017

State wants a say in how to make beer

In rural areas countrywide, drinkers of home-made beer opt for the best fermented beverage based on how the brewer prepares it. And thanks to word of mouth, people know which brewers to support and which to avoid.
July 23, 2017

Former Sassa CEO ‘put in his place’

Ousted social grants boss insists that he didn’t overstep his boundaries, but officials say he was going to sink the country.
July 23, 2017

'Supranomics an excuse for looting'

North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has been accused of using his provincial “rebranding” programme to loot state coffers.
July 23, 2017

Don’t sell or buy votes – Sisulu

ANC national executive committee member Lindiwe Sisulu pulled no punches on Saturday, declaring she was ready to fight to reclaim the ANC.
July 23, 2017

Bunking ministers show up

Some MPs and their deputies are making an effort to attend oversight committee meetings, but many others still play hooky.
July 23, 2017

'The EFF will rule in 2019' - Julius Malema

Four years since the fledgling party was founded, its founder and leader reflects on its past and, more importantly, its future.
July 23, 2017

SA facility used to test drones

The Denel Overberg Test Range this week successfully tested a new type of aircraft that will aid the development of future unmanned aerial vehicles for series production.
July 23, 2017

R2m to guard SACP bosses

R2 million was spent on protecting the SACP's top brass in the year that ended in December. This compared with its last elective conference in 2012, when the party spent only R270 000 protecting its leaders.
July 23, 2017

Nzimande: Yes, I was wrong about Zuma

It took SA Communist Party (SACP) general secretary Blade Nzimande years to painstakingly admit and regret the political decisions that enabled a questionable character being elected president.
July 23, 2017

Human trafficking: A terror run for her life

Police dismiss woman who escaped from her kidnappers– leaving two young girls at the mercy of traffickers.
July 23, 2017

Where politicians ‘shop’ for hitmen

The notorious Glebelands Hostel was described as a place where “politicians shop for hitmen and police officers supply the weapons”
July 23, 2017

No progress on UniZulu assessment

The department of higher education says the minister is still reviewing documents relating to the appointment of an assessor at the university.
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July 23 2017