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Masire was ‘courageous’, ‘instrumental in the fight against apartheid’

Botswana has entered a three-day period of mourning after the death of former president Sir Ketumile Masire, who was 91.
June 23, 2017

Will mortuary strike finally end?

The standoff between Forensic Pathology Officers and the Gauteng Health department remained unresolved, with hopes to find a solution pinned of the resumption of negotiations today.
June 23, 2017

Back to you, Baleka

The Constitutional Court judgment on the application by the United Democratic Movement to direct the speaker of Parliament to organise a secret ballot for motion of no confidence has led to varied interpretations of who won or who lost.
June 22, 2017

‘I have been doing a great job’: Zuma

It seems that President Jacob Zuma is steadfast on the position which the ANC holds in the country , judging from his heated reply to DA leader in today’s question-and-answer session in parliament.
June 22, 2017

Mbete has power to grant secret ballot – Mogoeng

The decision to grant a secret ballot in the motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma has been remitted to Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete.
June 22, 2017

Constitutional Court to rule on motion of no confidence secret ballot

The Constitutional Court is set to make its ruling on the UDM's application to force National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to conduct the vote of no confidence on President Jacob Zuma as a secret ballot.
June 22, 2017

Phosa swipes at Zwane’s new Mining Charter – ‘SA needs foreign investment’

South Africa was in dire need of a strong growing economy and that one way of achieving this is “to allow for foreign direct investment in our economy”, says Matthews Phosa
June 22, 2017

South Africans to have a say on political party funding

Ordinary South Africans will have a say on how political parties are funded and how they should account for the funds received from the public purse.
June 21, 2017

Municipalities won’t improve if no consequences for officials – AG

A proposal to rope in government investigative agencies to lift the lid on the rife misuse of state funds in municipalities is in the pipeline.
June 21, 2017

‘He’s blowing our cover’: Spy boss faces interdict over move to police clusters

The union representing scores of police crime intelligence operatives has given newly appointed acting spy boss Patrick Mokushane until the end of business today to rescind his decision to restructure the unit.
June 20, 2017

‘Mkhwebane has gone too far’ – Banking association, Reserve Bank

The Banking Association of South Africa (Basa) has condemned Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s recommendation that the Constitution be changed regarding the Reserve Bank’s mandate to “protect the value of the rand”.
June 21, 2017

The case for an emergency helicopter in medical, search and rescue operations

New concept helicopter technology has taken the Paris air show by storm with Airbus Helicopters unveiling its groundbreaking high-tech helicopter described as almost fiction movie innovation.
June 20, 2017

More questions arise for Gigaba and Home Affairs

Back in 2015 the Gupta family members were granted early naturalisation by then home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba after not meeting the requirements to be granted South African citizenship.
June 21, 2017

Pursuing a 30-year old bailout is sending South Africa on a wild goose chase

South Africa's Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane has touched on two highly contentious issues: the unresolved bailout for a local bank three decades ago. And the role of the country's Reserve Bank.
June 20, 2017

She ran from war. Started school at 22. And built a future for her family

Maria Hlongwane was across the border. Safe. But her troubles had just begun. Having fled a war-torn Mozambique, the 16-year-old found herself in South Africa alone and without a plan. And carrying her unborn child.
June 20, 2017

Reserve Bank to go to court over Public Protector’s ‘unlawful’ action

The SA Reserve Bank says Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s remedial action to change the Constitution regarding its mandate to protect the value of the rand “falls outside her powers and is unlawful”.
June 20, 2017

Social grants should take the youth out of poverty, not lock them in it

By now we all know that 17 million South Africans receive some form of social grant. We know this because of the fiasco earlier this year when it was unclear if grant beneficiaries would receive their money on time.
June 20, 2017

‘Disrespected’ Buthelezi lashes out after conference is called off at last minute

About 500 delegates who were set to attend a three-day conference on social cohesion were left scratching their heads after it was cancelled suddenly on Sunday night.
June 19, 2017

Judge strikes down 20-year ‘expiry date’ on prosecuting sexual offences

The High Court in Johannesburg has lifted a 20-year "expiry date" on prosecuting sexual offences.
June 18, 2017

Why Ben Ngubane quit Eskom

Interim leadership of Eskom was subject of high-stakes standoff between public enterprises minister and former chairperson.
June 18, 2017

Jackson Mthembu battles rogue MPs

ANC MPs who have asked for a broader state capture probe have stood their ground against their chief whip.
June 20, 2017

French Montana replaces Tory Lanez at Durban July concert

Canadian rapper Tory Lanez is no longer the co-headliner for Mabala Noise’s pre-Vodacom Durban July launch concert.
June 18, 2017

Police spooks threaten to strike

Turmoil is brewing within the police’s crime intelligence unit, with operatives threatening to go on strike or disobey new acting head Major General Patrick Mokushane’s orders.
June 18, 2017

Malusi Gigaba fights back

Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s camp is working on a detailed counter-campaign to clear perceptions that he is in the pockets of the Guptas.
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June 18 2017