Deputy president David Mabuza asks not to be sworn in as ANC MP

ANC deputy president David Mabuza has asked not to be sworn in as a member of parliament. This was announced on Wednesday morning by ANC presidency head Zizi Kodwa ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Wednesday of newly elected MPs by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng. In a statement, Kodwa said Mabuza had decided to “postpone” […]

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Swearing in of deputy president David Mabuza postponed

Deputy president David Mabuza will not be sworn in with the rest of the members of parliament today. According to a statement from President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office, Mabuza requested that his swearing in be postponed pending outcomes of the integrity committee. “The deputy president made the request in light of a report by the ANC […]

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RONNIE KASRILS: SA’S PEACEFUL ELECTIONS SHOULDN’T BE TAKEN FOR GRANTED

ANC stalwart and former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils has described South Africa’s sixth democratic election as peaceful and mostly incident-free, saying it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Kasrils spoke to 702’s Eusebius McKaiser. “Our people, in a volatile time, came together during elections. It shows that their focus is a very serious one. What they […]

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Egypt bomb blast victims back in SA, 4 remain in Cairo

A group of South African tourists, who survived a bomb attack in Egypt, have arrived on home soil. Three are still in hospital and should arrive back in the country later this week. The blast occurred near the world-famous Giza pyramids, as a bus carrying 28 South African tourists was passing. Despite this, the International […]

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SA police arrest suspected poacher caught with R1.3 million abalone

The circumstances surrounding the discovery are reportedly still under investigation and possible accomplices are being sought. The police dog unit in Cape Town arrested a suspected abalone poacher on Sunday night while responding to a housebreaking complaint. In a statement, police said the Cape Town K9 unit reacted to a radio call that a house […]

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ANCYL wants 20% youth representation in Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet

The ANC Youth League, including its president Collen Maine, said it wants President Cyril Ramaphosa to include a substantial number of young people when he appoints his Cabinet. Maine, who is the former North West Province Local Government and Human Settlements MEC, said Ramaphosa should deliver 20% youth representation, which was a resolution of the […]

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eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede hands herself over to the Hawks

eThekwini mayor Zandile Gumede has reportedly handed herself over to the Hawks and will appear in the Durban Commercial Crimes Court this morning on a raft of corruption charges. EWN reported on Tuesday that Gumede would appear with  two other municipal officials. Hawks spokesperson Hangwani Mulaudzi said: “It is the continuation of the case we […]

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Outa exposes individuals whose stay at Dubai hotel was funded by the Guptas

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has published a list of booking details for various individuals who stayed at a hotel in Dubai which was funded by the Guptas. Outa believes the proof of bookings helps to shed light on the corrupt relationship the infamous family had with state-owned enterprises and some government officials. The […]

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The drought and starvation disaster on SA’s doorstep

There’s a disaster looming right next door, and it could leave more than half a million people hungry. Climate change, drought and the resultant food shortages mean that Lesotho faces an enormous crisis – 487,857 people are “considered to be food insecure”, according to the Lesotho Vulnerability Committee. That’s more than double the population of […]

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