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April 28, 2017

Coligny case postponed after magistrate recuses himself

There was drama in the Coligny Magistrates’ Court today as the two men accused of killing a boy in the North West farming town had their bail hearing postponed.
April 28, 2017

Dlodlo says state is looking at ‘assistance’, not bailout for SABC

There are no plans yet for Treasury to give the ailing SABC a bailout, Communications Minister Ayanda Dlodlo said on Friday.
April 27, 2017

‘You can’t eat votes’ – the best Freedom Day quotes from SA’s leaders

Political leaders were visible across the country today to celebrate Freedom Day. While many of the leaders agreed on the importance of this day they had conflicting views on the state of the country as it enters its 23rd year of democracy.
April 27, 2017

Zuma promises economic freedom, satisfying the nation’s ‘land hunger’

President Jacob Zuma has used this year’s Freedom Day commemoration to again affirm the governing party’s commitment to permanently changing the economy, saying government would do whatever was necessary to achieve economic freedom for the majority.
April 27, 2017

Chief Justice Mogoeng elected president of prestigious judicial congress

Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has been elected president of the conference of constitutional jurisdictions of Africa at its fourth congress.
April 27, 2017

Coligny violence: 48 people arrested, premier appoints task team

While residents of Coligny are still picking up the pieces after the violent protests, police have arrested 48 people and North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo has appointed “a high level task team” to probe the reasons behind the violence.
April 27, 2017

Progressive Forum distances itself from Jimmy Manyi

The Progressive Professionals Forum has distanced itself from its president’s views on the Guptas, going as far as to say it would mobilise society against the infamous family.
April 26, 2017

Freedom Day: An anatomy of privilege

Ahead of Freedom Day, City Press followed two children to document their vastly different lives.
April 26, 2017

Devastating crew strike ‘symptom of a deeper crisis’ at SAA

The Johannesburg Labour Court may have granted SAA an interdict against the cabin crew strike, but not before thousands of passengers were left stranded at airports throughout the country. About 32 flights had to be cancelled.
April 26, 2017

‘Constitution is against the poor’ – students give Sachs a tough time

Former constitutional judge Albie Sachs had to shield the Constitution against sharp criticism from students dismissing it as a “betrayal”.
April 26, 2017

Who is the boy for whom Coligny burns?

A name on a shoe. That’s the only clue to the identity of a boy whose death has torn apart the small farming town of Coligny.
April 26, 2017

Court sets aside nuclear deals with Russia, other countries

Judge Lee Bozalek has set aside with costs government's nuclear agreements signed with vendor countries and declared them unlawful and unconstitutional.
April 26, 2017

Starting innovation early: SA schools get intellectual property programme

Today many countries around the world are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day, but in South Africa this year’s celebrations have a new chapter.
April 25, 2017

PW Botha is coming back through Zuma – Save SA’s Mkhuseli Jack

Save SA coordinator, Mkhuseli Jack, says they will use national Freedom Day to speak up on matters holding the country to ransom.
April 25, 2017

Applications for 2018 school year open on Tuesday

Think this school year has just started? Think again. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has announced the process for the 2018 online pupils admissions application – and it starts in less than a week.
April 25, 2017

Concerns over staff safety following another ‘break-in’ at Parly

There is concern over the safety of the staff members at Parliament’s Language Services Section after an office filing cabinet was broken into and papers were moved around on desks this weekend.
April 25, 2017

Coligny residents take up arms as houses are set alight after attack on boy

The small farming town of Coligny, North West, resembled a war zone on Tuesday afternoon with large clouds of smoke billowing from different parts of town.
April 25, 2017

Let’s discuss Zuma: Ramaphosa’s campaign for the top job hots up

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa wants the ANC to discuss the thorny issue of President Jacob Zuma stepping down.
April 25, 2017

Poet and activist Mongane Serote writes for his country and his people

As a young boy, Mongane Wally Serote read a lot. From novels to newspapers, he read everything he could get hold of while attending school in Alexandra in the 1950s.
April 25, 2017

Student graduates urged to speak out in 'uncertain times'

South Africa is engulfed with turbulence and racial polarisation and student graduates urgently needed to play their role in speaking out to save the country from deceit and poor leadership.
April 25, 2017

Mogoeng: Be prepared to die for the rule of law

Governments can pose a threat to the judiciary, and judges should even be willing to die for the ideal of an independent judiciary and rule of law, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng told judges from across Africa.
April 25, 2017

State to continue to offer support after tragic accident kills 19 pupils

Officials have visited the schools that the pupils who were tragically killed in a minibus accident on Friday used to attend.
April 24, 2017

Relentless ex-Hawks head Ntlemeza reports for duty

Former head of the Hawks, Berning Ntlemeza, reported for duty at the Hawks head office in Pretoria this morning, despite being dismissed for being appointed unlawfully.
April 24, 2017

First JZ, now Sisulu: Keiskammahoek exerts influence

High levels of unemployment and poverty in Keiskammahoek could mistake any one to think these Xhosa speaking rural communities in this Eastern Cape’s Border region are politically insignificant.
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