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February 21, 2018

Ngcobo massacre: We want cop killers ‘dead or alive’, says police commissioner

The killers of five police officers in Ngcobo are wanted “dead or alive”, says National Police Commissioner General Khehla Sithole.
February 21, 2018

Malusi Giggleba: Light-hearted moments during a heavy budget speech

Even when faced with unanimous unpopularity Malusi Gigaba was not deterred from taking swipes at the opposition, sharing light-hearted moments and making a hilarious reference to American rapper Kendrick Lamar.
February 21, 2018

Fort Hare suspends lectures after protests over lack of accommodation

It’s been three weeks of fighting, squatting, and no lectures at the East London campus of the University of Fort Hare, as students protest in support of hundreds of students who have no accommodation.
February 21, 2018

Mosebenzi Zwane a no-show yet again, will face state capture probe

Parliament’s mineral resources committee will finally institute a full-scale inquiry into allegations of state capture levelled against minister Mosebenzi Zwane and whether there has been undue political influence at his department.
February 21, 2018

Gigaba must be investigated by Public Protector – DA

Democratic Alliance Chief Whip John Steenhuisen has written to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, asking her to investigate the alleged breach of the Constitution by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba.
February 21, 2018

‘It was like a war zone’: Attack on police station was ‘well-coordinated’

Stunned police officers are still combing through the crime scene at the Ngcobo police station where five officers were shot and killed by unknown gunmen on Tuesday night.
February 21, 2018

Zuma and Ramaphosa all smiles at farewell party

Former state president Jacob Zuma appeared to be in good spirits at a farewell cocktail dinner in his honour.
February 21, 2018

EFF wants Gigaba removed, threatens to boycott budget speech

The Economic Freedom Fighters members of Parliament have threatened to boycott today’s budget speech, unless Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba is removed by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Gigaba is expected to deliver the budget speech today.
February 20, 2018

Insults, audits, Marikana and the poor: Ramaphosa’s top 10 quotes from #SonaReply

President Cyril Ramaphosa certainly has a way with words – his first state of the nation address and his reply to the debate on his address had the opposition and the country eating out of his hand.
February 20, 2018

As Gigaba prepares to fund higher education, workers shut down NSFAS

Hundreds of workers at the government funding scheme have embarked on a massive strike over salary-related demands on the eve of Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba’s announcement on how he’s going to pay for free higher education.
February 20, 2018

8 missing Esidimeni patients found, but families ‘need to know what happened’

Thirteen of the missing 62 Life Esidimeni patients have now been located, but the families of many of the patients who were transferred from the facility to non-governmental organisations still have many questions
February 20, 2018

Mabuza a court no-show, leaving his lawyer to argue against protection order

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza, has filed papers in a bid to dismiss an interim protection order obtained against him by conservationist, Fred Daniel.
February 20, 2018

Maimane: No government can tax itself to prosperity

The South African government cannot attempt to balance the budget on the backs of the poor – no government can tax itself to prosperity, and the finance minister will have to tackle government spending instead of increasing taxes.
February 19, 2018

‘Composed’ Pandor steals the show at Sona debate

Opposition parties should leave decisions regarding assembling a new Cabinet to South Africa's new president, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor has told the National Assembly.
February 19, 2018

North West parks 40 new ambulances, blows millions on private ones

Almost 40 brand-new state ambulances have been parked in the sun for more than three months while the North West health department spends millions on private ambulances every month.
February 19, 2018

20kl a month: The water the Guptas’ Cape home consumes

Now that members of the Gupta family are on the run from the Hawks, their Constantia mansion appears to be abandoned.
February 19, 2018

Turkey condemns six journos

A Turkish court has sentenced six journalists to life in jail for alleged links to the July 2016 coup plotters.
February 20, 2018

Living a miracle: The volunteer at Bara who changes lives

The man with a heart of gold and an ever-present smile takes Poloko Tau on a tour of Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital, where he changes patients’ lives.
February 19, 2018

State of the nation debate: MPs are ‘ready to deal with delinquents’

Land restitution without compensation, corruption and the youth unemployment. These were some of the major topics which were debated in Parliament on Monday morning, as political parties were given the opportunity to respond to President Cyril Ramaph
February 19, 2018

Big boom for local nip and tuck industry

It used to be that Botox and chemical peels were procedures done by elderly women who wanted to slow down the aging process.
February 19, 2018

Registered with department but course not accredited

After satisfying herself that Sandton Technical College was properly registered with the higher education and training department, Siphesihle Ndlovu enrolled for the national certificate in policing law.
February 18, 2018

Tshepo Motsepe – A First Lady with style and intelligence

It was the pure wool, abstract python-print jacket by local designer Thula Sindi that set tongues wagging on Thursday.
February 18, 2018

Beware of bogus courses: Education dept warns students about fake qualifications

The higher education department warns prospective students from spending hard-earned money on fake qualifications.
February 18, 2018

Cyril sparks Cabinet panic

President Cyril Ramaphosa will have to show his mettle in the face of a tug-of-war over who will get the call-up and who will be benched as he compiles his first Cabinet.
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February 18 2018