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March 23, 2017

Bushbuckridge party member fired for negotiating with ANC

A legislature member of Mpumalanga’s smallest party claims that he was fired for being too keen to negotiate with the ANC.
March 23, 2017

It’s ‘premature’ to call ministers to Parliament over chief justice break-in

A request to summon the ministers of police, justice and security to Parliament for answers about the burglary at the chief justice’s office was shot down amid fears that it would turn into a “political football”.
March 23, 2017

Factional lines are drawn as D-Day arrives for defiant Andile Lungisa

The Andile Lungisa leadership tussle has taken another turn as the defiant regional chairperson of the Nelson Mandela Region has been given till today to resign.
March 22, 2017

‘Bleak’ water situation will get worse unless we join forces – Zuma

President Jacob Zuma has opened the United Nations World Water Day commemoration in Durban with an impassioned plea to world leaders to increase their efforts.
March 22, 2017

Glen Lewis has parted ways with Metro Fm

Your breakfast show will never be the same again. After more than two decades, veteran radio DJ Glen Lewis, real name, Lewis Mpotseng Tshinaba has parted ways with Metro FM.
March 22, 2017

SADC calls on Ramaphosa to ‘consult widely’ for Lesotho peace

SADC has urged Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to consult widely with warring parties to forge long term political stability in the Kingdom of Lesotho ahead of elections in June.
March 22, 2017

Constitution vs land grabs: SA’s varying definitions of human rights

Attempts to water down the Constitution are dangerous and could place South Africa in the league of other Human Rights denialists, warned civil rights group Section27.
March 22, 2017

Zuma honours Biko and promises grant payments

President Jacob Zuma used the Human Rights Day celebrations in King William’s Town to reassure grant recipients that they will get their money on April 1.
March 22, 2017

Stretching himself too thin. That’s why Manyi quit Black Business Council

Progressive Professionals Forum president Mzwanele Manyi has named “too many commitments” as the reason for him resigning from his position as head of policy in the Black Business Council after only six months in office.
March 21, 2017

‘How many cops are compromised?’ Call for inquiry after OR Tambo heist

The Inkatha Freedom Party has called for a commission of inquiry into police’s involvement in organised crime following the OR Tambo International Airport heist.
March 22, 2017

Human Rights Day: What the politicians had to say

On Human Rights Day South Africans celebrate and re-affirm a commitment to the hard-won human rights that are enshrined in the Constitution.
March 21, 2017

Video: Man banned from Spur after violently threatening a woman

A man has been “banned” from the Spur steakhouse chain after a clip of a violent altercation between him and a woman at the Texamo Spur, south of Joburg, went viral on social media.
March 21, 2017

There was nothing good about colonialism – Makhura

Gauteng Premier David Makhura has waded into the national discussion on colonialism following tweets by former DA leader Helen Zille, saying there was nothing good about the oppressive system.
March 21, 2017

Should we really be celebrating today? 76% of readers say yes

South Africans believe that Human Rights Day should be celebrated, even though many people still don’t have basic rights.
March 21, 2017

Calls for Nhleko to accept ruling, not delay Ntlemeza’s ‘eventual demise’

The police union and opposition parties have welcomed the ruling that the appointment of Hawks boss Lieutenant-General Berning Ntlemeza was unlawful and invalid, and have called on Police Minister Nathi Nhleko to not delay Ntlemeza’s “eventual demise
March 20, 2017

Pastor is ‘not a scientist’: Court bans use of Doom for religious healing

The Limpopo High Court has issued an order banning the use of Doom insect repellent for religious healing.
March 20, 2017

Human Rights Day: Where are our rights?

OR Tambo’s birth village is being used to celebrate Human Rights Day, but residents there still lack the most basic services.
March 20, 2017

Heritage bound to Winnie’s early life

The National Heritage Council SA wants to make the village where Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was born and the church where her marriage to Mandela was blessed in Bizana, a national heritage site
March 20, 2017

The lot of our children is labour not school

A new survey reveals how labour activities take precedence over schooling.
March 20, 2017

‘Government only listens to protests’

South African voters surveyed before last year’s municipal elections indicated that they had high levels of dissatisfaction with government, and that they would like to see some improvement.
March 20, 2017

‘Just last month they said everything was fine’: Calls for urgent SABC action

As the situation at the South African Broadcasting Corporation worsens, the Democratic Alliance has called on Parliament to address media reports that claimed that the state broadcaster finances are in shambles.
March 20, 2017

Manyi’s PPF: We are not funded by the Guptas

The Progressive Professional Forum “is not owned or funded in any way illegally, or legally or clandestinely by the Gupta family”, it has said.
March 20, 2017

Traditional leaders’ wishlist: Running municipalities, managing elections

While the ANC appears keen to indulge traditional leaders in their quest for more power, the parliamentary constitutional review committee rejected constitutional amendments proposed by amakhosi which include running municipalities and elections.
March 19, 2017

Dudu Myeni to remain chair despite court ruling

Businesswoman Dudu Myeni could remain chair of the Mhlathuze Water Board despite a court ruling in December that it should be dissolved.
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March 19 2017