ANCYL members protest over memorial lecture access

Polokwane – ANCYL members have been protesting in Polokwane over accreditation ahead of the Peter Mokaba lecture on Friday. ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to address the party’s supporters in memory of late ANC Youth League activist Peter Mokaba. When he passed away in 2002, he was an elected MP and a deputy minister. […]

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Tanzania speaker resigns after clash with president

Tanzania’s parliamentary speaker Job Ndugai has resigned days after clashing with the president over foreign debts. The speaker said his resignation was a personal and voluntary decision taken in the interests of the nation. But it came after he said Tanzania was at risk of being auctioned off following President Samia Suluhu’s announcement of a […]

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WHO warns deadly Omicron should not be called mild

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned against describing the Omicron variant as mild, saying it is killing people across the world. Recent studies suggest that Omicron is less likely to make people seriously ill than previously Covid variants. But the record number of people catching it has left health systems under severe pressure, said […]

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Minister to engage Telkom on court action

Johannesburg – Communications Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni is to hold talks with Telkom and other stakeholders. That’s in a bid to reach an out-of-court settlement over the matter of spectrum auctioning. This follows an urgent court application this week by Telkom to prevent regulator Icasa from auctioning spectrum in March. The long-waited release of additional broadband […]

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Parliament considering alternative venues for SONA, budget

Johannesburg – Parliamentary work will go on despite a devastating fire that’s gutted all its key chambers. Officials are already inspecting city venues to host next month’s State of the Nation Address and the tabling of the national budget. This after the ANC Parliamentary caucus backtracked on rebuffing offers from the mayor, calling them a […]

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Dineo Ranaka responds to exploitation claims

Media personality and businesswoman Dineo Ranaka has responded to allegations of “exploitation” levelled against her by makeup artist Felicia Zwane. In a statement, Felicia alleged that Dineo had tried to backtrack on paying her what she was due for promoting the star’s makeup brand, LuvDR in December. Zwane said she was contacted by Ranaka’s team […]

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Zondo concerned about ConCourt attack

Johannesburg – Acting Chief Justice Raymond Zondo has expressed his concern over an attack on the Constitutional Court building. Zondo has urged law enforcement to put proactive measures in place to prevent further attacks. On Wednesday a 36-year-old man was arrested outside the court in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. Police fired a warning shot to stop the […]

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Kenyan MP suspended for offering sweets in parliament

A Kenyan MP was on Wednesday suspended from parliament for one day for distributing sweets to colleagues during a contentious debate. Fatuma Gedi said the “sugar levels of members had gone down” after the day-long session. She had been accused by colleague Ndindi Nyoro of distributing money as brides in the floor of the house. […]

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India PM Narendra Modi trapped on Punjab flyover in security breach

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was trapped on a flyover for 20 minutes by protesters in Punjab in what is being reported as a serious security lapse. They were demanding the resignation of a cabinet minister whose son has been accused over the deaths of farmers. “This was a major lapse in the security of […]

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Telkom heads back to court over spectrum licensing

Johannesburg – Telkom wants the High Court to review and set aside Icasa’s spectrum licensing invitation. Telkom has also applied for an urgent interdict to stop the processing of any applications in the meantime. The release of spectrum has been a contentious topic in South Africa. It’s said to improve data connectivity and reduce data […]

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