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Battle for Cosatu gets underway

Tuesday 21 October 2014 20:49

The 2.2 million member strong trade union's three-day Central Executive Committee has been described by some as a make-or-break committee.

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Pan African Parliament's powers under review

Tuesday 21 October 2014 20:10

The revised protocol on the legislative powers of the Pan African Parliament has been sharply criticized by a number of member states during a sitting of the Pan African Parliament in Midrand.

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Policy colloquium set to address small business needs

Tuesday 21 October 2014 09:11

The biggest challenge that South Africa faces - not only in Small, Medium and Macro Enterprises - is the implementation of policy.

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Fleurhof military veterans receive houses

Tuesday 21 October 2014 07:05

It was joy all-round as three elderly military veterans received fully furnished houses in Fleurhof, Johannesburg on Monday.

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Numsa to fight ousting from Cosatu

Tuesday 21 October 2014 05:36

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has vowed to fight any attempt to oust it from the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu).

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Tougher policies needed to transform industries

Monday 20 October 2014 19:27

Some businesses have called on Finance Minister, Nhlanhla Nene, to ring-fence certain of the government's projects in order to fast-track the radical economic transformation.

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SA stocks mark time ahead of budget speech

Monday 20 October 2014 19:19

South African stocks treaded water on Monday ahead of a budget speech later in the week, even as investors continued to hammer Johannesburg-listed bullion producers such as Anglo Gold Ashanti.

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The "Brickz" rape case was postponed to November 6 to allow the defence to be furnished with all the documents they needed.
Brickz rape case will proceed: NDPP

Monday 20 October 2014 11:45

The NDPP has ruled that the rape case against musician Sipho "Brickz" Charles Ndlovu will proceed, the Roodepoort Magistrate's Court heard on Monday.

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Three accused in taxi shooting to appear in court

Monday 20 October 2014 10:45

Three men arrested for murder and attempted murder following a fatal crossfire shooting in Midrand are expected to appear in the Alexandra Magistrate's court

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Brickz’s lawyer, Dumisani Mabunda, says the rape case against his client is "weak and filled with holes."
NDPP to pronounce way forward on Brickz's case

Monday 20 October 2014 10:30

The Roodepoort Magistrate's Court is expected to hear on Monday whether the NDPP will proceed with the rape case against Kwaito musician, Sipho Charles Ndlovu, popularly known as "Brickz."

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The Lions suffered an early blow when influential open-side flanker Jaco Kriel was forced off the field with a hamstring injury  just before the half-time break.
Ackermann praises impact made by bench

Sunday 19 October 2014 15:48

Golden Lions coach Johan Ackermann believes his team's superior first-half performance and the impact his replacements had on the game resulted in their 50-20 semi-final victory over the Sharks.

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Govt e-toll bullying angers motorists: Cosatu

Sunday 19 October 2014 08:25

Congress of South African Trade Unions spokesperson, Patrick Craven, says the more the government bullies and intimidates motorists into paying their e-toll bills, the more angry people will become.

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Stolen copper cable warehouse exposed

Saturday 18 October 2014 19:27

Police appear to have a made a major breakthrough in the theft of copper cables after a warehouse for stolen copper cables was found and five suspects caught red-handed.

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Govt continues to bully motorists into paying e-toll bills: Cosatu

Saturday 18 October 2014 17:54

Cosatu’s national spokesperson Patrick Craven says the more the government bullies and intimidates motorists into paying their e-toll bills, the more angry people will become.

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The Lions scored three tries in the first half before adding three more in the second.
Lions dismantle Sharks for final berth

Saturday 18 October 2014 17:11

The Golden Lions booked their place for the Currie Cup final in emphatic style with a 50-20 victory over the Sharks at Ellis Park in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.

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E-tolls protesters set bills alight at Sanral offices

Saturday 18 October 2014 14:46

E-tolls protesters have set their bills alight in front of the offices of roads agency Sanral in Pretoria.

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Right2Know marches for media freedom

Saturday 18 October 2014 13:25

Members of the Right2Know Campaign have held a commemorative march to various media organisations around the country to mark "Black Wednesday ".

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Greenpeace organised a send-off for David Barnard at O.R. Tambo International Airport on Saturday morning.
SA runner off to Antarctica for gruelling marathon

Saturday 18 October 2014 12:25

South African environmental activist and ultra-marathon runner, David Barnard has left the country to participate in the Last Desert Race in Antarctica on Saturday.

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Bikers and taxi drivers for e-toll drive-slow

Saturday 18 October 2014 10:28

Bikers, taxi drivers and Cosatu members gathered in Johannesburg on Saturday morning, ahead of a drive-slow to the SA National Roads Agency Limited offices in Pretoria.

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 Parks Tau delivered the ANC’s political report at the 13th Johannesburg regional conference.
Tau slams corruption in the public sector

Saturday 18 October 2014 08:25

Chairperson of the African National Congress in Johannesburg, Parks Tau, has blamed corruption in the public sector for what he calls obsessive consumerism.

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