‘Falling of a great tree’: Ramaphosa pays respect to late George Bizos

Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa  has likened the passing of human rights icon George Bizos to the falling of a great tree. Ramaphosa has been speaking at the human rights lawyer’s special official funeral. Tributes for the anti-apartheid activist have poured in since his passing at his Johannesburg home last week. Mourners took up […]

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Norma Mngoma set to return to court to challenge her arrest

Johannesburg – Norma Mngoma is expected to return to the High Court in Pretoria on Thursday where arguments to challenge the validity of her arrest will be heard. The estranged wife of the former Cabinet minister Malusi Gigaba was arrested in July and spent a night in the police holding cells in Brooklyn. The Hawks […]

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EFF objects to inquiry into SONA disruptions, denies any wrongdoing

Johannesburg – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) will be interviewed to give their version of events when party officials disrupted the State of the National Address (SONA) earlier this year. Parliament is preparing to move with its investigation into the MPS after the powers and privileges committee met virtually on Tuesday to hear a legal opinion […]

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Parly says it’s ready to move ahead with probe into EFF SONA disruption matter

Cape Town – Parliament says it is prepared to move ahead with its investigation into Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) members of Parliament accused of disrupting the State of the Nation Address (SONA) earlier this year. The powers and privileges committee met on Tuesday to hear legal opinions on what steps to take. EFF MPs were […]

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SIU: More than 700 firms being probed for PPE, Covid-19 tender irregularities

Cape Town – The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) said that more than 700 companies were now being probed for tender irregularities linked to personal protective equipment (PPE) contracts for the R500-billion Covid-19 relief scheme. These contracts amount to over R7.5-billion. In Gauteng, the SIU is investigating more than 160 companies. Among those implicated is presidential […]

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Norma Mngoma court case postponed to October

Johannesburg – The case against the wife of former Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, Norma Mngoma has been postponed to 23 October. Mngoma briefly appeared at the Pretoria Magistrates Court on Monday. She is facing charges of malicious damage to property and crimen injuria. The court has postponed the case for further investigations and also a […]

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SACP: Evidence of Zimbabwe crisis can be seen in SA’s informal settlements

Johannesburg – The South African Communist Party (SACP) has criticised claims that Zimbabwe is not facing a human rights crisis and has called for a frank discussion on the political and economic instability in South Africa’s northern neighbour. The organisation said that developments in that country had a direct impact on South Africa. An African […]

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ANC accused of abusing state resources after using military plane for Zim trio

Johannesburg – There are calls for an independent investigation into the African National Congress (ANC)’s use of a military jet for its latest trip to Zimbabwe. The party has been accused of abusing state resources after its delegation touched down in Harare this week on a South African Air Force jet for a planned meeting […]

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‘Advert is offensive, racist,’ says Unilever as it plans to withdraw TRESemme products

Johannesburg – Some South Africans are praising the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) for taking action over the TRESemme advert, published on Clicks’ website, after various retailers, including the Shoprite, Dischem, Makro and Pick n Pay, removed the hair products from their stores. The advert caused outrage after it described images of white women’s hair as […]

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